Falling Leaves/Part 2 of Rose Tournament/Carolingia Baronial Investiture

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Hosted by Barony of Carolingia - Westford, MA

Event date: September 15th, 2018

Event Last Modified: September 10th, 2018

Event details

The weather is about to turn, and once again the Barony of Carolingia celebrates Falling Leaves (In Exile).  This time, the leaves fall on the Investiture of our new Baron and Baroness, Master Thomas of Effingham and Mistress Raziya bint Rusa.  There will be activities for all, including archery, thrown weapons, fighting, equestrian, music, and dancing.  There may even be something lurking for the children to hunt!

**Full Schedule**
9:00 am - Site Opens
10:00 am to ~11:30 am - Morning Court and Investiture
Equestrian activities, Archery range, and Thrown Weapons range open at 10:00 am and are active at the Marshal in Charge's discretion.
A&S classes start at 11:30 am, full class list below.
Roses tourney for Heavy List & Fencing to begin following morning court.
Dayboard opens ~12:00 pm
2:00 to 3:00 pm - A&S Artisan's Row Exhibition (Special Speed Edition; setup at 1:30 pm)
2:30 pm - Baronial Thrown Weapons Tournament Finals
3:30 pm - Baronial Archery Tournament Finals
5:00 pm to ~6:30 pm - Afternoon Court
7:00 pm - Site Closes

Children's Activities
Baby Thunderdome and Quiet Activities - all day
Youth Combat - 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Egg Hunt - starts at ~12:00 pm
Monster Hunt - starts at ~4:00 pm

Dancing from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Instrumental from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Various performances, including iSebastiani, from 3:00 pm until court.

A&S Classes
11:30-1 Period Music Sight-Reading hosted by Ingebjorg Valtharsdottir
11:30-1 Self Nocs Done Cheaply and Easily with Timothy of Sherwood
11:30-2:30 Weaving on an Inkle Loom with Lady Esclaremonde al-Andalusiyya
12-1 The Circle of Strings:  An introduction to harp technique for all levels with Lady Helen Attebrooke
1-2 The Robert ap Huw Puzzle:  Exploring the history and interpretations of this manuscript of late medieval harp music with Lady Helen Attebrooke
1-2 Learn to Spin with Morwenna O Hurlihie
2-3 Mind Your Manners!  An introduction to polite behavior in period with Lady Juliana Osborne
1-2 Forging Clay:  A hands on introduction to blacksmithing techniques in a more forgiving medium with Donato Favro
2-3 Blacksmithing demo with Donato Favro
3-4 How to Shoot People and Get Away With It:  An Introduction to Combat Archery with Baroness Tasha Medvedeva and Lord Bartholomew Sharpe
3-5 Felt Toys for the Royal Toy Box with Baroness Marieta Charay
4-5 Pre-1600 Mead:  Research, Redaction, and Lessons from 600+ Recipes with Morgaine ferch Cadwr
4-5 Medieval Rounds.  Learn and sing period rounds. 

We're hosting our Baronial Archery & Thrown Weapons tournaments!  Please contact Kobayashi for more archery details, and Symon for thrown weapons. 

Smoking is permitted on site, alcohol is not.  Please plan accordingly.

Dogs are allowed, bring out your hounds!!

Please note:  The Last Court of Colin and Nicolette, and the Investiture of the new Baron and Baroness will be during morning court.  Full schedule to be listed at a later date. 

There will be a sumptuous dayboard prepared by Baroness Zsuzsy for those gentles who wish to partake (at a separate cost).  Menu will include stew, Veggies, Breads, Chicken, Ham, Eggs, Pickles, Rice, and a separate GF/Allergy Table with sliced meat, Chickpea salad, Vegetarian Lentil Soup, and Dried Fruit. 

For those interested in the more gentle pursuits, A&S offerings will include various displays and classes.  Peruse the exquisite craftsmanship on display, speak with our skilled artisans, learn new skills, and come have fun with us.  Classes may be informational, historical, hands-on, round-tables...  whatever inspires you!  If you would like space to display your arts or to schedule a class to teach please contact Eadaoin Chruitire (lady.eadaoin@gmail.com). 

In addition, our fair Barony welcomes Part 2 of the Roses Tournament, run by Duchess Katherine Stanhope.  Her Grace welcomes all gentles wishing to fight to attend.  EVERYONE WHO COMES TO THE EVENT AND WANTS TO PLAY WILL BE PUT ON A TEAM!!!!!


The man who put you on the throne may not be a member of your team.  You may construct your team of gentles of lower rank than stated (i.e, 5 Unbelted fighters and no Chivalry), but you can’t do it the other way around (4 Chivalry and 1 Unbelt).

· Heavy List:

§ 2 Members of Chivalry, only one of which can be a Royal Peer

§ Unbelted fighters

§ No more than one of the Chivalry and one of the Unbelted can be a member of the Rose’s household.

· Rapier:

§ 2 Members of the Golden Rapier, only one of which can be an MOD

§ Rapier fighters who are not members of the OGR or MOD

§ No more than one of the OGRs and one of the Non-OGRs can be a member of the Rose’s household.

· Heavy List & Rapier Tournaments”

§ One Rose team will challenge another, and the two teams’ heavy fighters and the two teams’ rapier fighters will compete against each other.  When all bouts are fought, each team will seek another team to fight.  This will be fought as a typical round robin

· Heavy list and rapier fighters will share the same list and bouts will go on simultaneously. 

Any merchants wishing to attend please contact the autocrat directly for space allocation.

For Thrown Weapons:
Per the marshal, all those wishing to participate in thrown weapons must be wearing closed toe shoes. 

For Equestrian:
Anyone wishing to bring horses to this event must contact the Eq Marshal in Charge with the number of horses they intend to bring and the size of the trailer rig so that parking space can be reserved.  Proof of negative Coggins dated within 12 months of the event MUST be emailed to the EqMiC in advance per site restrictions, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Site Opens: 9:00 am
Site Closes: 7:00 pm

Event Location

Middlesex County 4H Fairground
55 S Chelmsford Rd
Westford, MA  01886
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Registration Fees

Deadline to pre-register is September 5th.

$15 for adult nonmember
$10 for adult member
$5 for children aged 6-17
Children 5 and under free

Family Cap:
$40 for two adult nonmembers and two or more children aged 6-17
$30 for two adult members and two or more children aged 6-17

If you pre-register via the online link, you will receive an invoice within 24 hours via PayPal.  Click on the Payment button and pay either using your PayPal account, credit card or e-check.

Dayboard is $10 per person (free for children under 5), limit 200 people

Make Checks Payable to: SCA MA Inc., Barony of Carolingia

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Erica Schlain
Lady Kira of Carolingia

Send Reservations to:

Deadline to pre-register is September 5th.

Through PayPal:  https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/926918

If you pre-register via the online link, you will receive an invoice within 24 hours via PayPal.  Click on the Payment button and pay either using your PayPal account, credit card or e-check. 

Or by mail to:
Lisa Goldthwaite
Eleanor Catlyng
579 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Other Contact Information:

Equestrian Marshal in Charge:
Baroness Alanna of Skye (alannaofskye@yahoo.com)

A&S Inquiries:
Eadaoin Chruitire (lady.eadaoin@gmail.com)