East Kingdom Novice Day

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Hosted by Shire of Rusted Woodlands - Tappan, NY

Event date: July 21st, 2018

Event Last Modified: May 21st, 2019

Event details

The Shire of Rusted Woodlands extends a welcome to one and all to join us at the Sixth Annual East Kingdom Novice Day! 

This is the perfect opportunity for those newest to the Knowne World to explore and showcase their talents in all disciplines.  Those gentles better acquainted with our lands will be able to meet new people and share their knowledge and experience with those who are still exploring these current middle ages. 

An attempt at pre-1600s clothing is requested.  For those who do not yet have their own garb, we will have Gold Key (loaner clothes) available at Troll (check-in) when you arrive.  If you are concerned we won't have something suitable for your needs, please contact Sirion Dobbs. 

The wearing and displaying of regalia, personal heraldry, and other trappings is encouraged at this event.  This will grant newcomers the opportunity to inquire and learn about the customs and orders of the society.

If you would like to share your musical talents during processionals, etc, please contact Sirion Dobbs.

If you are interested in Merchanting at Novice Day, There is no charge for tables and there is some inside space available. 
Please contact Sirion Dobbs.

10:00am Site Opens
10:30 Authorizations/Inspections open
12:00 Tournaments commence
12:00 Arts & Sciences Judging commences
4:00 Awards
6:00pm Site Closes

The Gunnar Alfson Memorial Novice Heavy Weapon Tournament
Open to gentles who have been authorized in SCA heavy fighting for less than 2 years.  Though not required, it is encouraged to have a consort to represent. 
If you do not have a consort, please let the event staff know and we will do our best to find you one for the day.

Novice Fencers Tournament
Open to gentles who have been authorized in SCA fencing for less than 2 years. 

Novice Archery Tournament
Open to gentles new and looking to learn the skill of archery.  There will be a tournament hosted to test your prowess and achieve renown should you choose to participate.  Loaner gear will be available for use at the event. 

Novice Thrown Weapons Tournament
This is open to all gentles who would like to explore and hone the ability to dispatch a target from range within the confines of reason/honor.  Loaner gear will be available at the event. 

Novice A&S Display/Competition
This is open to all gentles who do not hold a Kingdom or Baronial level A&S award, and who have not won a major championship.  Formal documentation is not required to participate, but is more than welcome if you have it.  There will be several awards based given out, including awards for Populace Choice and Best Documentation.  If you have questions about Arts & Sciences at Novice Day, please contact our A&S Coordinator, Mariette de Bretagne, at heather.katzoff@gmail.com

Site Opens: 10;00 am
Site Closes: 6:00pm

Event Location

German Masonic Park
89 Western Highway
Tappan, NY  10983
Google Map


Take your best route to the Palisades Parkway.

From South of Tappan, NY:
Take Palisades Interstate Pkwy N (13.9 mi)
Merge onto RT-303 via exit 5S to Tappan (0.7 mi)
Turn right onto Kings Hwy (0.6 mi)
Sharp right onto Greenbush Rd (0.5 mi)
Turn left onto Western Hwy (0.2 mi)

From North of Tappan (via New York State Thruway Rt 87/287):
Take the ramp onto Palisades Interstate Pkwy S (6.9 mi)
Merge onto Rt-303 via exit 5S to Tappan (0.7 mi)
Turn right onto Kings Hwy (0.6 mi)
Sharp right onto Greenbush Rd (0.5 mi)
Turn left onto Western Hwy (0.2 mi)

Registration Fees

No charge.  Donations will be accepted at the gate.

There will be a Dayboard
There will be no feast.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-NJ, Inc., Shire of Rusted Woodlands

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Event Steward:
Lady Caera Fitzpatrick
MKA :  Crystal White
58 Boonton Ave
Butler, NJ 07405
(516) 459-5816

Send Reservations to:

We will not be accepting reservations for this event.

Other Contact Information:

Larry Edwards
THL Konner MacPherson

A&S Coordinator
Mariette de Bretagne

Merchanting and all other inquiries, Please contact the Autocrat