Golden Seamstress Challenge II

Hosted by Barony of Beyond the Mountain - New Britain, CT

Event date: October 26th, 2018 - October 27th, 2018

Event Last Modified: October 25th, 2018

Health Acknowledgement

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

Back by popular demand!
The Barony Beyond the Mountain invites you to come show us your costuming skills.
The seamstresses of the east will take up the challenge to create a complete set of garments, from the skin out, in18 hours.  Teams of from 1-6 active members are to start at 10pm on Friday, and continue to 6pm Saturday.  Team members are expected to remain on site during the competition.  At the close of the sewing portion of the competition, each team will present their final outfit to the judges and populace.  They will be expected to show and explain all layers in as succinct and expeditious a manner as possible.  Additional presentations are welcome, but will be done while the judges are sequestered after the show.  Once the judges have reached a decision, Their Excellencies of BBM will hold court, and the winners will be announced.
For full details on the competition and information on registering a team, please visit:

Site Opens: 5:00pm Friday October 26
Site Closes: 9pm Saturday October 27

Event Location

HSC Community Center
370 Osgood Avenue
New Britain, CT  06053
Google Map


North, east or west take your best route to I-84, exit 36 (Slater Road).
From the exit, continue straight onto Sterling Road.  Sterling ends in a T with a wood straight ahead of you.
At the woods, turn LEFT onto Corbin Avenue.  The entrance to the site is on your RIGHT, it's a gate in a chain link-fence, just before Osgood Avenue.  If you get to Osgood Avenue, you've just passed it.
From the south, take I-91 to exit 22N (Route 9 North)
Merge LEFT to route 72 West toward Bristol.  Take the Corbin Avenue exit.  This is a RIGHT hand exit off of Route 72.
Turn RIGHT into Corbin Avenue for - 1.3 miles.
The entrance to the site is on the RIGHT.  It is a gate in a chain-link fence just before Osgood Avenue.  If you get to Osgood Avenue, you have just passed it.
If you miss the Corbin Avenue exit, then get onto I-84 East-bound and follow the directions above.

Registration Fees

A site fee of $10 will be charged, with a $5 discount for members.

A simple breakfast will be available at no charge to the team members.

A dayboard will be available to folks for $5.  Dayboard menu is as follows:

Corn Bread (GF)
Honey Butter
Onion Soup (GF)
Chicken Leek Soup
Apple Crisp

Make Checks Payable to: SCA INC, Barony Beyond the Mountain

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Ciara McRobbie
mka Anne Akin

Send Reservations to:

Anne Akin
29 Fowler Road
North Stonington, CT 06359