The Feast of Sir John Barleycorn - The Ransoming of Sir John Barleycorn

Hosted by Canton of Northpass - North Salem, NY

Event date: September 7th, 2018 - September 9th, 2018

Event Last Modified: August 26th, 2018

Event details

We are close to presenting the latest edition of the feast of old John Barleycorn and we believe this will be one of the best! We have hosted this event for years beyond count (but frequently argue how many of them there have been!) We will see Thrown Weapons, Archery, Heavy Armored combat (hopefully featuring the Return of Sir Edward`s Challenge), Fencing, Youth Combat, Dancing, Brewing and A&S contests, A&S display, period table and lawn games, many varied classes, and a grand feast with a Masque in the honor of our patron, Sir John Barleycorn.

This year we will remember the story of how Sir John Barleycorn was held for ransom on his return from the Crusades.  Should we collect funds for the ransom? Should we send an army? Should we appeal to the captors better natures?

The food and party that we will enjoy (as is right to be) will be beyond compare so after you do the SCA in the afternoon...  we will have an awesome revel as out to be held in honor of our patron.

As in recent years we boast a site with a beautiful great field, a large hall, a stone amphitheater, indoor and outdoor class space, wifi, and yurts for overnight stay (see event website for more details on all of this.)

We proudly can share that we are hosting this year`s Metalsmith Symposium.  In short, every sort of smiting or working of metal and glass will be shown or taught.  Many classes are scheduled with more coming!

Site Opens: 5:00 PM Friday
Site Closes: 11:00 AM Sunday

Event Location

Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park (aka Camp Morty)
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

Adult Daytrip (No evening feast) $15 (member $10)
Adult Feast (day plus evening Feast) $25 (member $20)
Adult Weekend /Overnight (Includes breakfast Sat and Sunday)$50 (member $45)
Adult Weekend "no food" $40 (member $35)
Please indicate "Yurt" or "Tent" for any weekend reservation

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

Under 5 Free

All "Adult Feast" or "Adult Overnight" go up $5 after September 1st.

We may sell out the 164 spaces allotted for the feast so please reserve your space early!  Also, all reservations received after September 1st (or paid day of) will have an additional fee of $5 for adult feast attendees!

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NY - Canton of Northpass

Contact Information

Event Steward:

William Bornander (Wilhelm Larrson)
845 800 2407
8 Clark Place
Port Chester, NY 10573
Wilhelm Larrson <>
845 800 2407

Victor Erosa (Archubeas Grimoire)

Send Reservations to:

William Bornander (Wilhelm Larrson)
845 800 2407
8 Clark Place
Port Chester, NY 10573