Mudthaw **UPDATED**

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - East Brunswick, NJ

Event date: March 23rd, 2002

Event details

Come one, come all the Barony of Settmour Swamp invites you to the grandest Mudthaw of all!  Join in the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness, Syr Teric of Gwynedd and Mistress Paigan Crawford at our traditional first event of the season.  Bring your brightest banners and we will put them up to decorate the hall.  Join in the fun of shopping the fine merchants, fighting in a variety of tournaments, trying your luck at a game, and partaking of our feast.  There will be a barter bag game, and pleasant socializing - rub elbows with royalty, and mingle with our Mongols.  Later, come dance with us as we celebrate our new Baron and Baroness, and the coming of the spring.

There will be many activities to participate in during the day.  As usual there will be a fighting, fencing tournament and maybe youth boffer if there is enough interest.  Please note lists will be open by 10:30 and all fighting tournaments will start at 12 Noon sharp.  For those not in the martial arts join in the Al-Querk tournament or the Barter Bag Game.  We will also be hosting three fun contests:  The first is for costumes the second for feast table settings (preferably in the baronial colors of green, white and black) and a brewing contest.  Each of these is for fun so any and all are invited to participate.  Dancers and would be dancers are invited to join in lessons of the dances that will be presented in the evening. 

Once our brave fighters and fencers have done for the day, and we have soothed (or enticed) your palates with our dayboard, we shall calm down a bit and hold Court.  When our Royalty is pleased to conclude, join us in a great feast made for you by Shnuel ben Yisrael.

In honor of our new Baron and Baroness (as well as to show our respect to Their Majesties) the people of Europe would like to lavish gifts of food upon them:  From the Byzantine:  Avgolemeno soup, from the French:  feats of Charcuterie, from Italy:  Risotto ala Milanese, from Russia:  Salmon and grain pie, from England:  Chicken with ale all to be accompanied by other flavor samplings and bread.  Dessert will be subtleties.  There is a bar on site but we may bring in homemade brew and wines.  Please respect the wishes of the site and keep these discreet. 

When you are sated, the dancing begins!

For more information, pictures of the site, hotels in the area, rules for contests and other details please visit our website:

Site Opens: 10 AM
Site Closes: 10 PM

Event Location

East Brunswick Elks Lodge
Farrington Lake At Hardenburg Lane
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
Google Map


Directions:  From I-287 South:  Take exit 1B for US-1 South [Trenton].  Go to *

From NJ Turnpike North or South:  Take Exit 9 [New Brunswick].  Take exit after tollbooth onto Rt 18 North [New Brunswick].  Take exit for US-1 South.  Go to *

From Garden State Parkway (GSP) North:  Take Exit 127 and follow signs for I-287 North.  Take Exit 1B onto US-1 South [Trenton] for about 7.5 miles.  Go to *

From Garden State Parkway (GSP) South:  Take Exit 130.  Keep RIGHT at fork for US-1 South.  US-1 crosses the Raritan River bridge from Edison into New Brunswick.  * You will pass Milltown Road.  Take exit for US-130 South [Camden/George St].  The exit ramp forks twice.  Keep LEFT at fork (avoid 171N).  Keep LEFT at second fork, but head STRAIGHT onto US-130 S (avoid US-1 South and North).  Go to second light and turn LEFT onto Washington Place.  Go to **

From East/South Jersey:  Take US-9 North to 33 West.  Rt 33 West ends at a T.  Turn RIGHT onto County 539 North/Georges Road.  At circle, take US-130 North [New Brunswick].  Turn RIGHT onto Washington Place.  Go to **. 

From Rt 18 North:  Take exit for US-1 South.  Take the jughandle for US-130 S and cross US-1.  Go to second light and turn LEFT onto Washington Place.  Go to **

**On Washington Place go .3 mile to cross the bridge over the lake.  The road's name changes to Hardenburg Lane.  Go .3 mile further.  Take immediate RIGHT after the Hardenburg Lane sign, to follow the Elks Lodge sign.  SCA signs will be posted as you get close to the site. 

Parking:  Although the road in to the site is narrow there are two parking lots with plenty of parking available.  We suggest fighters use the one closer to the fighting fields.  Unloading space is limited so please be considerate and move your vehicle quickly.

Registration Fees

Reservations:  Site Fee includes Dayboard:  Adult $10.00 Children, 3-13 $5.00, Younger children are free, Family $30.00. 

Adult $8.00, Child 3-13 $4.00, Younger children are free.  There will be a limit of 200 for the feast.  There will also be limited sideboard available.  Pre-paid reservations will receive a discount of $1.00.  Please mail in your reservations early, the deadline for pre-paid reservations will be March 18.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc – Barony of Settmour Swamp

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Autocrats:  Hildemar the Alchemist (Sue Arnie)
Mistress Rhianwen o Enfys Disberod (Linda Krecker-Schkred)

Send Reservations to:

John Sandstrom
3207 Sunny Slope Rd.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Other Contact Information:

Merchants:  are welcome, please contact the merchant autocrat:
Kyna Grannd (Suzanne Buffalin)
There will be a fee of $5.00 per table.