Shire Wars X

Hosted by Shire of Montevale - Jonestown, PA

Event date: October 14th, 2022 - October 16th, 2022

Event Last Modified: July 11th, 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

Join the Western Shires of the East Kingdom for the 10th Annual Shire Wars!  We return this year with an event inspired by the Battle of Baghdadi in 1258 between the Mongol Army, led by Hulagu Khan, and the Abbasid Empire.  The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the four greatest Muslim caliphates of the Arab Empire.  Points will be awarded to the Mongols or Abbasids in the many competitions and events such as chivalric combat; fencing; archery; and thrown weapons.  Many will be the opportunities for melees and group combat. 

Site Opens: October 14th at 5pm
Site Closes: October 16th at 3pm

Event Location

Bashore Scout Camp
160 Moonshine Road
Jonestown, PA  17038
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


From Lancaster:  Take PA Rte.  72 north through Manheim.  Continue north to the split with US 322.  Follow US 322 west to the second traffic light.  Turn right onto PA Rte.  934.  Follow Rte.  934 north through Annville and past Lebanon Valley College.  You will pass under US 22, then pass under I-81.  Continue about 3/4 mile then turn left onto Asher Miner Road (Funck’s Family Restaurant ‘will be on the right opposite Asher Miner Rd.).  Continue about 1 1/2 miles to a stop sign.  Cross the intersection and you’ll now be on PA Rte.  443 East.  Continue about 4 miles.  The entrance to Bashore Scout Reservation will be on the right.

Important Note:  Asher Miner Rd and part of PA Rte.  443 pass through Ft.  Indiantown Gap Military Reservation.  The posted speed limit is 35 mph.  Base police are very strict and will ticket for even 1 mph over the posted speed limit.

From Lebanon:  Take PA Rt.  72 north through Lebanon.  Continue to the intersection with PA Rt.  443 West.  Turn left onto PA Rt.  443.  Continue about two miles.  The entrance to Bashore Scout Reservation will be on the left.

From Turnpike (1-76):  Exit 247 I-283 toward PA-283 Harrisburg/Hershey (Toll); continue onto I-283 N (Partial Toll Road); Merge onto I-83 N; Take exit 51B for I-81 N towards Interstate 78 Hazeltown/Allentown; Merge onto I-81 N; Take exit 85B toward Fort Indiantown Gap; Merge onto PA-934 N.Fisher Ave; Continue to follow Fisher Ave; Turn left onto Asher Miner Rd; Continue onto PA-443 E Moonshine Rd; Camp is on the right.

TROLL (Gate) will be located at the far end of the main Parking lot until 1pm on Saturday.  It will then move to the Feast Hall up the hill to the left after 1pm on Saturday.  For those arriving Friday Night, Troll will be briefly open from 5pm to 7pm.

PLEASE NOTE:  THE CAMP RANGER HAS REQUESTED THAT ALL VEHICLES REMAIN IN THE SCOUT CAMP PARKING LOT except for loading & unloading.  The ranger has also requested that we do not drive on the grass.

A Site Map is available for viewing on the Shire Wars Website.

Registration Fees

$20 adults ($5 member discount)
Youth and Children are Free! 

Camping $5 - per person, per night (all ages)

Saturday Feast: 
$10 adults;
$7 Youth (13+);
$0 Children under 13

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Pennsylvania Inc.  Shire of Montevale

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Torvi fra Bergstopt
MKA Nichole Ray

Send Reservations to:

Nichole Ray
13878 Mar Penn Ave
Waynesboro, PA 17268