Otter's Welcome Back!

Hosted by Barony of Carolingia - Groveland, MA

Event date: May 21st, 2022

Event Last Modified: May 6th, 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

Otter's Welcome, an event in honor of one of our most outgoing members, Mistress Rose Otter, is a newcomer-focused day where anyone and everyone can try something new.

Take your ease in the shade and listen to our musicians or join our dancers!  Watch and join the archers and those throwing axes, knives, and spears.  You also can patronize our wonderfully talented merchants who are selling their wares.  There is a myriad of things to enjoy and learn, all in the shade of the beautiful Veasey Park.

Watch the fighters and fencers engage in bouts and learn about their martial skill and the weapons they use most.  There will be areas where you can learn about arts such as calligraphy, medieval painting, weaving, embroidery, and block printing.  For families we have a Youth Coordinator who will be running a series of activities all day to engage children in medieval arts.

Nothing to wear? We have wardrobe to share!  We will have loaner gear available for Adults, Youths, and Children in a wide range of sizes.

We will also follow all of the current SCA and East Kingdom safety guidelines as follows to the extent they are applicable: 

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.

All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated still need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.  Event staff will continue to check this documentation.  Attendees over the age of 18 also still need to show gov’t-issued photo ID or SCA membership (blue cards) with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results. 

Please note that masks must be worn indoors at all times (except when actively eating/drinking) and are optional for outdoor activities.


Site Opens: 10 AM
Site Closes: 6 PM

Event Location

Veasey Memorial Park
201 Washington Street
Groveland, MA  01834
Google Map

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Veasey+Memorial+Park

https://www.veaseypark.org/

Registration Fees

Registration:
Adult (18+):  $15
Adult (18+) w/ student ID:  $10
Youth (6-17):  $5
Child (0-5):  Free

Adult (18+) SCA member:  $10
Adult (18+) SCA member w/ student ID:  $5
Youth (6-17):  $5
Child (0-5):  Free

Family pricing: 
2 Adults (18+) plus 2 or more Youths (6-17):  $35
2 Adult (18+) SCA Members plus 2 or more Youths (6-17):  $25
1 Adult (18+) SCA member and 1 Adult (18+) plus 2 or more Youths (6-17):  $30

Deadline to pre-register is May 12th.  See below for PayPal link.

Walk-ins welcome!  (Walk-ins Cash or Check ONLY.  We regret that we cannot accept Credit Cards or Online Transactions at the event.)

Feast:
Honoring a long-standing Carolingian tradition, this will be a picnic event.  We encourage you to bring with you as simple or lavish a lunch as you like!  Please note that the site does not allow alcohol.  Sharing of food is discouraged for safety reasons.

There will be drinkable water provided.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA MA Inc., Barony of Carolingia

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lady Ástríðr Eiríksdóttir
(Sarah Aaronian)
245136@members.eastkingdom.org

Send Reservations to:

Deadline to pre-register is May 12th.  See below for PayPal link.

If you pre-register via the online link, you will receive an invoice within 24 hours via PayPal.  Click on the Payment button and pay either using your PayPal account, credit card or e-check.

PayPal:  https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/478248

Walk-ins welcome!  (Walk-ins Cash or Check ONLY.  We regret that we cannot accept Credit Cards or Online Transactions at the event.)

Or by mail to: 
(Checks made payable to:  SCA MA Inc., Barony of Carolingia)

Aimee Harper
Katla of Viborg
21 Coolidge Ave
Waltham, MA 02452
215028@members.eastkingdom.org