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: September 20th, 2022

Event details

Summary:
A themed event geared towards friendly competition.  The idea is to show case our fun.  You will find activities for those that:  Fight, Fence, Shoot, Throw, Equestrian, A&S, and Teach.  Have you ever imagined going for the “Gold” while watching the mundane Olympics? Well now is your chance to do it here at this event.  The goal is that you, the populace, have such a good time that the “sporting” events grow. 

Equestrian:
The Emprise of the White Rose
Greetings from Lady Tessa Boncheval unto the populace of the East Kingdom.
I invite Equestrians from the Barony, the East, and surrounding Kingdoms to join in the first
Emprise of the White Rose, Her Grace, Duchess Kiena Stewart, will be the Royal patroness for the Emprise.  Morning demo and practices.

After a small break there will be a Tournament.  This tournament will not only be to find the new Baronial Champion but who will get the take the Gold.  Trying to hold to the theme, there will be medals of skill awarded.  All are welcome to participate in the course.  This will consist of heads, rings reeds, spear, lance at 3 heights (using a cross body lance aiming at 3 balls hanging at different heights), and equitation challenges.

After evening court, we will have a formal procession of participants and the presentation of
Champions to their Majesties and Excellencies. 

TIME SCHEDULE:  Saturday 8:30 Field setup; 9:30 Introduction to Mounted Combat; 2:00 Course Run; 4:00 Mounted Archery Demo and after court an Equestrian FASHON SHOW

Artisan Row:
As in the past, Artisan Row is going to be set up to give us all a place to play.  Are you itching to share what you learned? Love what you do and can’t wait to help others find a new passion? Teachers and Guilds will have a place to meet and teach.  We have more room and are looking for people to come out to teach, display, create, and discuss all things Arts & Sciences.  If you are interested in teaching, please contact Baroness Drueta De La Rosa at drueta@gmail.com

TIME SCHEDULE:  Saturday tables will be setup as needed with classes to follow court till 4:30 (how much can you teach, learn and share?)

Archery:
Let arrows fly not only for a chance to become the new Baronial Champion but also a chance to go for the “GOLD”.  A true challenge for all skills. 
Come shoot!!!

Time SCHEDULE:  Saturday Range opens at 10:00; Shooting will begin after morning court

A&S COMPETITION:
Come lay your eyes on all the wonderful A&S projects.  Choose the project that will bring home the “GOLD”.  The Baronial Champion asks if the artisans of the Kingdom would come to display their talents.  Bring a project for a new skill you learned over the last 3 years.  A finished project is better but in progress (at least 50% complete) is acceptable.  Documentation is preferred, but especially should includes what drew you to learn this new skill.  Deliver your project with documentation to the A & S area (by the stage by 12:30).  The Baron and Baroness will also be view as they quest to find a new Champion.  (Please send email to sterlingdelarosa@aol.com subject:  A&S to compete)

Time SCHEDULE:  Saturday 10:00 -12:30 Drop off and setup display; 1:30 -4 Judging; 4:30 Pick up

Thrown weapons:
The Triathlon of Thrown Weapons
Whether you are going for the Gold or seeking the title of champion; the Barony of Iron Bog and the Barony of Bhakail seeks those with skill in Knife, Axe, and Spear throwing to attend.  Each Round will consist of throwing 3 Knives, 3 Axes, and 3 Spears in whichever order the thrower chooses.  All 3 of a type must be thrown before moving on to their next selection. 

Time SCHEDULE:  Saturday 10:30 Range opens After morning court - 12:30 Tourney

Youth:
There are youth activities in the works.  The wonderful talents of Mairghread Knox and Fiadhnait inghean Chiaragain will give the youth a fun and challenging day for ALL ages.  Please stop by to share in all the fun.  Yes, the youth shall be going for the gold too.  Cheer them on! 

Time Schedule:  10:30 – 12:30; 2:00 – 4:30

Fencing:  Tournaments/Melee (depending on time)
The day will be filled with dancing blades.  Several tourneys with take you through day.  Those competing in the Olympic themed bear pit will work their way towards the “GOLD”.  Will you be the first?

Time Schedule:  Inspection starting at 10 --- Tourney to follow morning court

Fighters:
Start the day with a points tourney and end your day will a capture the flag melee.  Combat Archer’s have not fear there shall be fun for you as well.

Time Schedule:  Inspection starting at 10 --- Tourney to follow morning court


Camping:
Please send an email to janemcadams@yahoo.com with the subject:  CAMPING AT ORW1


Site Opens: 4:00 pm Friday 9/23/22 (Setup time for Staff and anyone will to help 2:00)
Site Closes: 2:30pm Sunday 9/25/22

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:
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

Feast:
PLEASE NOTE *** THERE IS NO DAYBOARD or FEAST.  We do have a list of place to get a bite to eat (copy and paste the below URL: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M0qve77Jcf8rfo4P8J2i8GXMU55q2TAgr8uxgxGsao8/edit?usp=sharing

FRIDAY night:
Focaccia was the period version of modern pizza, a word from the 16th century used to describe a street food.  The modern version of pizza will be delivered 6:30 till gone.  Please bring your own beverages

SATURDAY/SUNDAY MORNING 8:00 am - 9:30 am :  Hot beverage and small prepackage breakfast like items will be availiable. 

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:

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

Include an email address with reservations info.

Other Contact Information:

LNK FOR FOOD TYPE PLACES:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M0qve77Jcf8rfo4P8J2i8GXMU55q2TAgr8uxgxGsao8/edit?usp=sharing
LINK FOR SCHEDULE:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cK4DWhYmgpkxp2vtNzI8tqgUSHDcm5xJRbv5R42W_VM/edit?usp=sharing
LINK TO PICTURES OF THE SITE:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V4YVJbi9huxAtDBB8LO_WHkdt9ChiKnTDxlSzBMm8UA/edit?usp=sharing
LINK TO MORE INFO ABOUT MARSHAL ACTIVITIES:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZJ292dO_aWzYh5ocz4BF28cPkEpiZPLFSBqj8MGTOkI/edit?usp=sharing

Dog friendly - PLEASE take the courteous mandatory care need. 
NO DIGGING HOLES FOR FIRE PITS
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
There is a shower stall located within the bathroom
Kindly be discrete with drinking "adult beverages"