Olympic River Wars I (ORW1)

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Barony of Iron Bog - Mullica Hill, NJ

Event date: September 23rd, 2022 - September 25th, 2022

Event Last Modified: August 18th, 2022

COVID-19 Statement

The East Kingdom and the event staff are committed to making sure that our friends & families stay safe. Kingdom guidelines for COVID safety change often. Masks that conform to CDC standards and worn properly over the nose and mouth are required of all attendees over the age of 2 in all indoor spaces or in public tents or pop-ups with 3 or 4 walls up and may only be lowered briefly for eating or drinking. Masks are optional when outdoors and we encourage frequent handwashing and social distancing. Please take whatever steps you feel are necessary for your own sense of safety beyond the stated mandates.

All persons over the age of 5 are now required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. All persons over the age of 18 must also present government issued photo ID or a valid SCA membership card. Please have these in hand when checking in.

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

Legends aren’t simply born.  They are forged from the hearts of the bold on the endless practice fields and throwing ranges and stables.  Heated as competitors line up in the crucibles of glorious combat.  Quenched as two sets of eyes make contact, waiting for the marshal to begin.  Hardened as each competitor takes that first breath and releases the drawn arrow or lands a first strike with the rattan sword.  Tempered by the fellowship of both the victorious, the vanquished, and those spectating celebrating time together again.

If you are awakening from the long slumber of the plague and looking for a local weekend-long festival that goes far beyond heavy fighting, the Barony of Iron Bog invites you to join us for the Olympic River War 2022 where the Baronies of Bhakail, Buckland Cross, Carillion, Iron Bog, and Settmour Swamp will compete in fighting, fencing, equestrian, throwing, and even the bardic arts.  We call on all warriors and artisans seeking glory for their baronies to throw their favors into the hat.

For those who bring honor and glory to their barony through arts and sciences we will have myriad classes to teach and learn about the skills that keep the SCA fed and clothed and knowledgeable about our period.

For those who are focused on training the next generation of Scadians to earn their own honor, this event is youngling and padawan friendly with children’s events and even a chariot race.  You may also bring your gallant furbabies, as long as they are leashed and you police their fecal matters for no knight or squire alike likes to step in a surprise.

And for those who revel in the merriment of night-time activities, we offer structured events like bocce and torchlight tournaments.  Those who prefer to filk around a campfire, you are free to enjoy the beverage of your choice as long as you are discreet for our gracious hosts at the fairgrounds do not permit open containers.

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.


Site Opens: 3:35
Site Closes: 2:13

Event Location

Gloucester County 4H Fairgrounds
275 NJ-77
Mullica Hill, NJ  08062
Google Map

Directions:

FROM PHILADELPHIA/WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP:  (time About 40 min)
From the Philadelphia area.
Cross either Ben Franklin or Walt Whitman making you best route to Route NJ-42 S.
Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 13 for NJ-55 S toward Glassboro/Vineland
Take exit 50B for US-322 W toward Mullica Hill/Richwood Road
Take Harrisonville Rd to your destination
Merge onto US-322 E/Mullica Hill Rd
Turn left onto Harrisonville Rd
Continue onto Fislerville Rd
Turn right onto NJ-77 N
Turn right

FROM THE ATLANTIC CITY AREA:  (Time about 1hr 15min)
Follow Atlantic City Expy W to Cross Keys Rd in Winslow Township.  Take exit 41 from Atlantic City Expy W
Merge onto Atlantic City Expy W
Keep left at the fork to stay on Atlantic City Expy W
keep right to stay on Atlantic City Expy W
Take exit 41 for Berlin Cross Keys toward County Road 689/Gloucester Township/Winslow Township
Continue on Cross Keys Rd to your destination in Harrison Township
Turn left onto Cross Keys Rd
Continue onto Cross Keys Bypass Rd
Continue onto Glassboro Cross Keys Rd
Continue onto New St E
Turn right onto Delsea Dr
Turn left onto West St
Continue onto Glassboro Rd
Continue onto US-322 W/Mullica Hill Rd
Turn left onto Harrisonville Rd
Continue onto Fislerville Rd
Turn right onto NJ-77 N
Turn right

FROM VINELAND:
Drive from NJ-47 N/N Delsea Dr, Willow Grove Rd and Elk Rd to Harrison Township
Head north on NE Blvd toward E Wood St
Turn right onto NJ-47 N/N Delsea Dr
Turn left onto US-40
Turn right onto Aura-Willow Grove Rd
Continue onto Willow Grove Rd
Turn left onto Elk Rd
Turn right onto NJ-77 N
Turn right

FROM CHERRY HILL/VOORHEES:
best route to Route NJ-42 S.
Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 13 for NJ-55 S toward Glassboro/Vineland
Take exit 50B for US-322 W toward Mullica Hill/Richwood Road
Take Harrisonville Rd to your destination
Merge onto US-322 E/Mullica Hill Rd
Turn left onto Harrisonville Rd
Continue onto Fislerville Rd
Turn right onto NJ-77 N
Turn right

From the NORTH: 
Follow I-95 S and NJ Tpke S to Woolwich Township.  Take exit 2 from NJ Tpke S
Continue onto NJ Tpke S
Take exit 2 for US-322 toward Swedesboro/Chester.  Pa.
Follow US-322 E/Swedesboro Rd and Bridgeton Pike to your destination in Harrison Township
Turn right onto US-322 E/Swedesboro Rd (signs for Glassboro)
Turn right onto Bridgeton Pike/N Main St
Continue straight onto NJ-77 S/Bridgeton Pike/S Main St
Turn left

From the South:
South
Take I-295 N and NJ Tpke to US-322 E/Swedesboro Rd in Woolwich Township.  Take exit 2 from NJ Tpke
Follow US-322 E/Swedesboro Rd and Bridgeton Pike to your destination in Harrison Township
Turn right onto US-322 E/Swedesboro Rd (signs for Glassboro)
Turn right onto Bridgeton Pike/N Main St
Continue straight onto NJ-77 S/Bridgeton Pike/S Main St
Turn left

Registration Fees

Registration:
ONLINE PREREG https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/129838
Daytrip: 
Adult Member Discount (18+):  $15.00
Adult Non Member (18+):  $20.00

Camping (one or both nights, includes the event fee)
Adult Member Discount (18+):  $25.00
Adult Non Member (18+):  $30.00

17 years of age and under - no charge

PLEASE pre reg -RESERVATION DEADLINE:  August 31, 2022 (THIS HELPS WITH NUMBER AND SUPPLIES)
ONLINE PREREG https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/129838

Feast:
With various restrictions WE are working on an Alternitive way to kill off the hunger monster.  More details to follow see facbook event page

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NJ Inc.  Barony of Iron Bog

Contact Information

Event Steward:

D.Sterling McGuire
Sir Sterling De La Rosa
Sterlingdelarosa@aol.com

Send Reservations to:

ONLINE PREREG https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/129838

Katya Gordon
2400 McClellan Ave E-1019
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
exchequer@ironbog.eastkingdom.org

Include an email address with reservations info.
PRE-REG= Faster check-in-
THE ONLY TRUE RESERVATION IS A PAID RESERVATION
Deadline August 31, 2022

Other Contact Information:

Dog friendly - PLEASE take the courteous mandatory care need. 
No ground fires
No cutting of live trees. 
Motor vehicles MUST BE parked in designated parking areas.  If you have special needs please contact the site autocrat.
For those that are mobility challenged, the campground is fairly flat but very spacious.  There are paths for motorized scooters to move around. 
ONLINE PREREG https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/129838