John Barleycorn Silver Celebration

Hosted by Canton of Northpass - North Salem, NY

Event date: September 8th, 2017 - September 10th, 2017

Event Last Modified: September 8th, 2017

Event details

Greeting My Lords and Ladies!  The Canton Of Northpass welcomes you to the Silver(25th)Anniversary of our annual fall Event! 
Our Lord John Barleycorn Has Decreed That while we will offer all of the annual competitions (Brewing,archery,thrown weapons,fencing,fighting,Youth combat and Sir Edwards Challenge) We will also have an arts and sciences gallery and a large masked ball in the evening!To this end we invite all to join the Celebration!
We are looking for all Original Canton Members to come and recall the glory days of old in story and song or perhaps in Paintings(pictures) for our Gallery and enjoyment of guests!

We are grateful to have the world renowned Lady Charis Accipiter as our Lead Feastocrat.  We have many Feast Surprises to come from visting feastocrats ; check back often to be amazed!  First, We have Lord Col.  Alasdair Stuart Campbell of Argyll ,OSC,OM,QOD ...He has graciously offered his "Highland Delight"made Famous at Pennsic War for many years!  Second is Countess Brekke Franksdottir of Lion"s End OSC,OR,OM,OP,OL,OSH,OSD offering an Ostgardr Favorite "Platina's Sausages" (Chapter 6,#20), Next we have Effin Lou from the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn bringing a Coastal Treasure Neptune's Feast.To round out our Fabulous Feast; from the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn ; We are overjoyed to have Baron Norman the Norman THL,VOID and "The Bear" Roland de MacDonald who shall be providing the following Delicious Dessert Delicacies an assortment of Gelatyne of Craneberrie or Fruits(Jams and Jellys) and Lady Polo's Gzhin-Jha Crispeswafers Please come and partake of this Wonderful menu from our Distinguished Visitors!

Once again, Barleycorn shall shall host target archery.  Lord Mongo Chinua, Ostgardr’s archery champion, has designed a Mongolian themed novelty shoot to delight both the novice and seasoned archer.  This shoot shall be used to determine both Ostgardr’s new provincial archery champion and a separate archery champion of the day, for those travelling from afar. 

When the range is not in use for the novelty shoot, royal rounds and a variety of other targets will be available for the populace.  The archery range will open at 10 a.m.  on Saturday, with the novelty tourney beginning at 12:30 p.m.

We are happy to once again have fencing in our line-up!Please refer to the following schedule From Baron Yehuda ben Moshe and his Merry Men! 
Fencing activities at Barley corn:

11:00am-noon - Inspection and Authorizations
Noon-1:00pm Champion's Challenge
1:00-2:00pm - Provincial Rapier Champion Tournament
2:00-3:00pm - Break and pickups
3:00-5:00pm - Melee and pickups

Champion's Challenge:  Baron Yehuda ben Moshe, the Provincial Rapier Champion, will hold the field against all comers.  One to three passes depending on numbers.  Win or lose, participating in this challenge will earn one point towards the champion tournament.

Champion Tournament:  this will be a modified Bedford style tournament.  The number of rounds will depend on number of participants.  Bring your best form.  Participation in the Challenge will grant competitors one point in the tournament.  Anyone who was previously served as a rapier champion of the province will be subject to a -3 point handicap.  Any fencer may participate in the tournament, but only those residents of Ostgardr willing to serve as champion will be competing for the position. 

Melee:  a number of melee scenarios will be run, depending on the turnout and time remaining.

If there are any questions, please contact the MIC, Yehuda ben Moshe, at

Welcome fighters, Citizen Titus Aurelius Magnus,the marshal, will have:
Sir Edwards unbelted challenge
First there will be a written exam prepared by Sir Edward himself which will test your knowledge of Chivalry, a passing grade of 50% is required for those who wish to enter into the armored combat tournament to follow
The tournament will consist of those who pass the written exam and a double elimination tournament
there will be a winner for each portion of the challenge as well as an overall winner

YOUTH COMBAT:  Youth between the ages of 6 and 16 are invited to join us on the field to test their might and demonstrate their chivalry.  Experienced fighters and those just starting out are both welcome.

We anticipate opening the youth combat field for sign-in, armoring up, and inspections at 11:00.  There will be a break in the early afternoon and then a second session.  We’ll begin with one-on-one rounds and then move on to small melees or a tournament depending on our numbers. 

A limited supply of loaner gear will be available, so any newcomers can suit up and give it a try.  If you know you’re interested but don’t have a full set of armor, bring any protective sports gear you may already have — lacrosse helmets, hockey gloves, roller-skating knee pads, athletic cups, or whatever — and we’ll figure out which parts will work and find appropriate loaner gear to fill in the gaps.  Or just show up empty-handed and we’ll do our best to get you armored up and onto the field!

Contact Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin at if you have any questions or concerns I can address. 

"Thrown Weapons:  Test your skills and win Renown!  Cowyn of Ostgardr will preside over the range that will be open throughout the day.  There will be an afternoon Competition involving Axe, Knife, and Spear, as well as a separate long-distance "Javelin" throw (on the main field). 

In addition, The Crown Province of Ostgardr is seeking a new Thrown Weapons Champion!  Anyone residing in Ostgardr is eligible.  Those wishing to be considered for this additional Honor can declare so when signing up for the main competition. 

Greetings onto the Dancers of the Known World,

Please join us for a day and evening of dancing!  Many hours of dance instruction have been arranged for learning and practicing during the day in the Main Hall.  After feast a Ball with Masks will take place to the musical talents of Musica Tramontana and friends.  Bring your dancing feet (or the ones you are equipped with) and a mask for the merriment.  Dancing, Dancing, Dancing!

THL Conandil ingen Donngaile

Calling all Artisans!  Please join this year’s Art Gallery, displaying works from the A&S community.  The display will be located in the main hall as in prior years.  All projects are welcome for display.  If you are moved to create a piece that is inspired by silver, please share it with us. 

Please contact THL Conandil ingen Donngaile (conandild at with questions or display intentions.  She intends on being in the hall from 10-11 am on Saturday to aid in displaying.  If you arrive after that time, please add your work(s) to the table.

In our Large outdoor Pavilion will be a Portrait display of Northpass folk and their travels through the years ; Come and see how we have grown and changed !Many Thanks to those who donated their "Portraits" (photos)

Site Opens: 6pm Friday
Site Closes: 11am Sunday

Event Location

Camp Morty / Mt. Lakes Campground
201 Hawley Mtn. Road

North Salem, NY  10560
Google Map


Take Route 684 to Exit 6 for Route 35. 
Go east on Route 35 for 4.4 miles to Route 121 North. 
Go left on Route 121 N for 4.5 miles then take a right onto Hawley road. 
Follow the signs to Mountain Lakes Camp (take the left by the sign and then a left at the fork). 
Go to the entrance and take a left into the campground.
The feast hall will be on the left but we will be waiting for you a bit farther in after you travel over a bridge by a lake.

The GPS coordinates are 41.309299, -73.569167 for your reference.

Registration Fees

SCA Adult Members receive a $5.00 Discount
Overnight with Feast $50 (member $45)
Daytrip with Feast $27 (member $22)
Daytrip without Feast $17(member $12)

Teenagers 13-17
Overnight with Feast $22
Daytrip with Feast $17
Daytrip without Feast $10

Pre-Teen 5-12
Overnight with Feast $15
Daytrip with Feast $10
Daytrip without Feast $5.00

5 and under Free

Please send proof of membership with reservation and e-mail address
Reservation Deadline September 1,2017
Late Fee of $5.00 after deadline

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NY - Canton Of Northpass

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Katherine De Santis-Martin,
Lady Aurora ffolkes

Send Reservations to:

Lord Thomas of Northpass
Thomas O Martin
1556 Kimble Ave.
Mohegan Lake,N.Y.  10547

Other Contact Information:

As Always,merchants are welcome with reservation.Please contact Autocrat.