CANCELLED: Quest for Wit and Wisdom XXXVI

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Pittstown, NJ

Event date: May 22nd, 2020 - May 25th, 2020

Event Last Modified: April 14th, 2020

Event details

Come join us as the Barony of Settmour Swamp celebrates the Thirty Sixth Quest for Wit & Wisdom.  This year Quest will search our great barony for those who can demonstrate the qualities which are required to sit upon the thrones as Baron and Baroness of Settmour Swamp. 

Quest is Settmour Swamp’s local camping event and includes competitions to determine the Barony’s champions for heavy weapons fighting, rapier combat, thrown weapons and archery.  There is also a brewing competition, artisan’s row, a bardic circle and of course the Quest, where all our welcome to test their wit and skill.
Baron Jonathan Miles and Baroness Teresa Ana Perez, welcome all to join in our weekend-long celebration.

Your hosts ask of you:  Please do not set up any tents until you have signed in at gate/troll, in order to avoid any confusion about the layout of the camping areas.

Tentative Schedule of Activities:
4:00pm Site opens, Troll opens
8:00pm Troll closes

10:00am Troll opens
10:00am Thrown Weapons Tournament
12 noon Archery setup
12 noon Armor Inspection
12 noon Kubb Tournament
12:30pm Heavy Weapons Tournament
12:30pm Archery Tournament
1:00pm Artisan's Row starts
1:00pm Fencing Tournament
3:00pm Brewing Contest
All brewing contest entries are to be presented to Troll upon arrival on site and must be kept behind the bar until the contest.  Each bottle needs to be accompanied by the name of the item, the category (beer, wine, mead, cordial) and the name of the maker of said libation.
Note:  Any unconsumed brewing entries must be removed from the site or they may be discarded after the competition.

5:00pm Artisan’s Row closes, Troll closes
6:00pm Feast
(Note:  There is usually a waiting list for feast at this event.  As a result, all those who purchase a spot at feast must be trolled in by 5 p.m.  on Saturday.  Failure to do so will result in the release of the space for those on the waiting list.  Thank you for your consideration)
8:00pm Bardic Circle

10:00am Troll opens
10:00am Artisan's Row Starts
1:00pm Artisan's Row closes
1:30pm Quest begins
3:00pm Troll closes
5:00 p.m.  - Court of Baron Jonathan and Baroness Teresa

Site Rules:
● Pets:  Pets are permitted, and must be kept on a leash at all times.  Certain areas will be off limits to pets.
● Alcohol:  No alcoholic beverages may be brought on site.  There will be a site-run bar available, and open until 2:00am.  This policy will be strictly enforced by event staff.  Anyone in violation of this policy will be removed from the site.
● Pond:  There is a pond on site but is not for swimming.


Children are most welcome, but please supervise your children at all times.  For minors to attend the event accompanied by an adult who is not their own parent or court-appointed guardian, they must present a minor waiver AND a medical treatment waiver signed by their parent/guardian.  Copies of these forms can be found at and will also be available at the event.  The forms do not need to be notarized.

For those of you who do not camp, there are two near-by hotels in Clinton, New Jersey.

Hampton Inn Clinton (near the Walmart)
16 Frontage Drive
Clinton, NJ 08809
TEL:  +1-908-713-4800

111 West Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809

A Walmart is approximately 3 miles from the site on Route 513.

Site Opens: 4:00 P.M.
Site Closes: 11:30 A.M.

Event Location

Clinton Elks Lodge 2434
201 Sidney Road C
Pittstown, NJ  08867
Google Map

Registration Fees

PayPal Pre-registration:

A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

The final day to pay online is May 11

Registration Fees:
Adult Member $30
Adult Non-Member $35
Minors (under 18) are free to attend

Single Day:
Adult Member:  $20
Adult Non-Member:  $25
Note:  Single Day covers Saturday or Sunday

As a note, Food will not be included in the price of the event fee.  A separate fee for feast is required.

Reservations must be postmarked by May 11.
Site fees will be refunded if requested by Friday May 11.

Ages 6+ :  $10
Ages < 6:  Free

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Markus Farmaðr (Mark Smith) [co-event steward]
Dýrfinna Hildibrandsdóttir (Lisa Smith) [co-event steward]

Both event stewards can be reached at: &

Send Reservations to:

If Pre-Registration by mail please send payment to:

Lisa Smith
7 Hillside Ave
Mine Hill NJ 07803
*Reservations must be post marked by May 11th.

Please include with your reservation:
Mundane and SCA names for each person on the reservation
Member numbers (with expiration date) for each person on the reservation
Weekend or day-trip (specify which days you plan to attend)
Contact information - (phone number and/or e-mail)

Or see above for instructions on using PayPal to preregister.

Other Contact Information:

MERCHANTS:  $5 fee in addition to the appropriate personal registration fee.