Shire Wars VIII, The Battle of Hastings

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Shire of Owlsherst - Jonestown, PA

Event date: October 19th, 2018 - October 21st, 2018

Event Last Modified: September 19th, 2018

Event details

Join the Shires of the western reaches of our Kingdom, as we celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings!  Her Majesty Vienna will honor us with her presence and a Royal Court.  Declare for the Normans or the Saxons as you participate in the myriad planned activities:

Rattan combat - melees and tournament
Thrown weapons & Atlatl
Helga Ball
Children's Activities
Bardic Competition and workshop
A&S Display, Competition
Weaving circle & embroidery solar
Evening Star Talk

A weekend of food will be provided by the Owlsherst Cooks Guild led by Lady Orlaithe in Vodfroli - Saturday Continental Breakfast, dayboard, Norman-themed feast, Sunday light breakfast.

More details, including all marshal scenarios, A&S competition details, class lists, and menus, can be found at the event website at

Note:  This is a dry site.  No pets allowed. 

Note:  Minors must be accompanied by a parent or have a signed waiver from their parent or guardian.  Please contact the Autocrat for details if needed.

Site Opens: October 19th 5:00 PM
Site Closes: October 21st 3:00 PM

Event Location

Bashore Scout Reservation
160 Moonshine Road
Jonestown, PA  17038
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From Lancaster:  Take PA Rte.  72 north through Manheim.  Continue north to the split with US 322.  Follow US 322 west to the second traffic light.  Turn right onto PA Rte.  934.  Follow Rte.  934 north through Annville and past Lebanon Valley College.  You will pass under US 22, then pass under I-81.  Continue about 3/4 mile then turn left onto Asher Miner Road (Funck’s Family Restaurant ‘will be on the right opposite Asher Miner Rd.).  Continue about 1 1/2 miles to a stop sign.  Cross the intersection and you’ll now be on PA Rte.  443 East.  Continue about 4 miles.  The entrance to Bashore Scout Reservation will be on the right.

Important Note:  Asher Miner Rd and part of PA Rte.  443 pass through Ft.  Indiantown Gap Military Reservation.  The posted speed limit is 35 mph.  Base police are very strict and will ticket for even 1 mph over the posted speed limit.

From Lebanon:  Take PA Rt.  72 north through Lebanon.  Continue to the intersection with PA Rt.  443 West.  Turn left onto PA Rt.  443.  Continue about two miles.  The entrance to Bashore Scout Reservation will be on the left.

From Turnpike (1-76):  Exit 247 I-283 toward PA-283 Harrisburg/Hershey (Toll); continue onto I-283 N (Partial Toll Road); Merge onto I-83 N; Take exit 51B for I-81 N towards Interstate 78 Hazeltown/Allentown; Merge onto I-81 N; Take exit 85B toward Fort Indiantown Gap; Merge onto PA-934 N.Fisher Ave; Continue to follow Fisher Ave; Turn left onto Asher Miner Rd; Continue onto PA-443 E Moonshine Rd; Camp is on the right.

TROLL (Gate) will be located at the far end of the main Parking lot.  For those arriving Friday Night, Troll will be briefly open from 5pm to 7pm.

PLEASE NOTE:  THE CAMP RANGER HAS REQUESTED THAT ALL VEHICLES REMAIN IN THE SCOUT CAMP PARKING LOT except for loading & unloading.  The ranger has also requested that we do not drive on the grass.

Registration Fees

$20 Adult ($5 member discount)
$8 Youth (6-17)
$0 Child (under 6)
(Family cap of $56 minus member discounts)

Camping $5 (adults)
Cabin bunk $20 (bunk reservations due by October 1st)

Feast:  Saturday Night only
$10 Adult
$7 Youth (6-17)
$0 Child (under 6; will not be counted in seating)
Feast Cap:  80 people maximum
Feast reservations must be received by October 1st, 2018

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA Inc.  Shire of Owlsherst

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Mistress Linette de Gallardon

Elizabeth H.  Wood
346 Dorwart Circle
Etters, PA 17319

(717) 542-5938

Send Reservations to:

Lord Brandulfr Saefinnson
Patrick Shockey
124 Lafayette Street
York, PA 17401

Other Contact Information:

Deputy/Drop Dead Autocrat:  Leonilla Kalista Kievlianina

Mori Matsunomae
Call or Text Preferred:  540-557-7036.  Email: Subject Line "SW-2018 Merchant"

A&S Coordinator
Lady Sarra Atte Brouk at 484-347-8947 or
A&S Helper
Lady Esmeria de Rus at

Samuel le Medier, the Archery Marshal in Charge at

Helga Ball
Lady Ntisa Farstrider