Hunter’s Moon

Hosted by Shire of Anglespur - Melrose, NY

Event date: September 2nd, 2022 - September 5th, 2022

Event Last Modified: June 5th, 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

Welcome to another year of Hunter’s Moon on the Labor Day weekend in the Shire of Anglespur.  We are so excited to be returning to the beautiful meadows and hills of Lui na Greine Feirme.  There will be torchlight tourneys, A&S for youth & adults, Shire Championships ~ Bardic, Shopping and so much more!  Let the hunter’s horn sound with raucous fervor as the Plague time bans have been lifted and we can once again lift mug and horn with kith and kin.  We’d be honored to have you join us for Hunter’s Moon.

Activities will include youth point, cooking challenges, heavy weapons, fencing, dancing, A&S classes and displays, shopping, bardic activities, archery, thrown weapons and general comradery and shenanigans! 

Preregistration deadline is August 27th.  No refunds will be given within 2 days of the event.  Refunds requested prior to that will be honored.

Watch this space for a new dedicated Hunter's Moon webpage with updated information
Shopping on the Green~ Merchant’s Row:  There’s many types of hunting and hunting for a great deal or the perfect thing is valued at this event!  We invite you to support the artisans and food vendors that are so excited to serve you.  List of participating merchants will be updated on the website. 

Youth activities:  a sample of activities
~ Daily activities at Youth Point
~ Friday Night Fireflies (all ages, O’dark Thirty)
~ Nightly Teen Haven “Tavern” (13-17, 9 -11pm)
~ A & S youth display ~ Theme tba
~ Sunday Night Youth Bardic (all ages O’Dark Thirty)
~ Saturday:  Hunter’s & Hounds versus the Hare
~ Heavy, Rapier, Thrown Weapons and Archery Tournaments and prizes

A&S Tentative Activities
~ Historic cooking challenge!  $20 entrance fee ~ Iron Chef Prize ~ (chevon and cooking wood included)
~ Open Fire cooking class ~ breads, meats & more
~ natural fiber dying
~ Wood and Field forage for a Feast
~ Crafter’s Solar
~ A&S demos
~ A&S Competition:  Celestial Hunter & Prey.  As the coolness of the full moon approaches do you quiver in anticipation of the hunt or do you burrow deep into the darkness of the night for safety? Make a functional mask that could be worn in the materials of your choice.  Specific details will be found on the website. 

Martial activities
~ Firelight tournaments will be held in several of the martial areas.  Details to be announced.
~ Heavy Tournament:” To Melee or not to Melee….  is that even a question?”
~ Rapier Tournament:  “There can only be one….”
~ Thrown Weapons Tournament: 
~ Archery Tournament:  “Seize the Castle!”
~ Youth Marshal activities:  2nd Annual Wolf Pack Games. 

Kat’s Cavern
~ Bards and Beats (medieval open mic) from Saturday night from O'Dark Thirty till last Viking standing!  Come and quench your parched throats from all that moon howling as you reconnect with your brethren and listen in (or participate!  ) in the Bawdy Bard Competition.

Dance
~ Sunday Night Masked Ball.  Are you Hunter? Are you Prey? Put on your dancing shoes and mask up to enjoy the sounds of the Night!

Site Rules: 
This is a raw camping space - please prepare accordingly.
Pets:  Service animals only
- During setup, you may drive up to the patch of land where you intend to put your tent, unload and then park your vehicle in the allotted area.  Vehicles will be restricted from camping areas after 11:00AM Saturday until 1:00PM Sunday
-Potable water will be available onsite~ please bring carrying vessels to fill.
-Digging of any kind is not allowed.
-Outside firewood is not allowed per NY State.  You can forage around your campsite and fire wood is available from the Site Mercantile.
-Portable stoves and BBQs are allowed, as are raised fire pits.  There are also inground cooking/fire pits in most of the camping areas.  We only ask that you be responsible with your equipment - don't go to bed with something still burning, don't spill kerosene, etc.
- Children under 7 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.  Children 7-12 must have a responsible adult within line of sight at all times.  Children 13-17 must have a responsible adult within line of hearing at all times. 
-Site tokens should be visible at all times

“Health Acknowledgement

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: September 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Site Closes: September 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Event Location

Lui na Greine Feirme
321 Cushman Road
( rear of property)
Melrose, NY  12121
Google Map

Directions:

To be updated soon! 
Rear of the property located at 321 Cushman Road, Melrose NY 12121

Registration Fees

Registration:
Registration:
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as this is an outdoor raw site.  Pre- registration closes on Saturday August 27th, 2022.  There is a required $5 Non-Member surcharge to the below listed fees where applicable.  No ADDITIONAL merchant fee for this event however merchants must register with the coordinator.  Registration links will up updated here asap for both camping and merchants. 
Gate will be open:  Friday 11:00AM to 10:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM to 4:00PM and Sunday 8:00AM to 12:00PM

Day Fee
Adult> Pre-reg:  $20 or At Gate:  $25
Child> 6-17 Pre-reg:  $5 or At Gate:  $8
Child> Under 6 is free

Weekend Fees
Adult> Pre-reg:  $40 or At Gate:  $50
Child> 6-17 Pre-reg:  $10 or At Gate:  $15
Child> Under 6 is free

Max Family Fee (2 Adult and 2+ Child)
Day> Pre-Reg:  $40 or At Gate:  $60
Weekend> Pre-Reg:$85 or At Gate:  $100

Campers and Vardo's can be accommodated but advance registration is required and there is an additional $50 fee to prep an area for your needs.  Please note that there are no hookups or blackwater discharge allowed on site.  Grey water discharge is fine in designated areas.

Advance Reservations will be taken via PayPal link and check.  Cash & Check will be taken at Gate. 

Make Checks Payable to: The Shire of Anglespur

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Event Autocrat
Mistress Eikaterine tis Elliniki
mka Catherine J.  Eldred
Deputy Autocrat
Lady Katryne Morgant (Telgardottir)
mka Shelley McKinnon-Cleary
(518) 663-0135
huntersmoon@anglespur.eastkingdom.org

Send Reservations to:

Direct link to webpage registration and reservation of camping space to be uploaded asap.  Please send any inquiries or information to huntersmoon@anglespur.eastkingdom.org

Other Contact Information:

This space will be updated with Merchant Coordinator asap.  In the mean time please send all inquiries to huntersmoon@anglespur.eastkingdom.org