Black Gryphon Inn

Hosted by Canton of Gryphonwald - Edison, NJ

Event date: April 8th, 2023

Event Last Modified: March 14th, 2023

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.

Event details

The Tudor Inn became a center for travelers and pilgrims alike when the
monasteries of the 15th century stopped giving room and board.  As a result a new
kind of cultural center arose.  Tudor Inns (like this years Black Gryphon Inn)
became centers for games of chance and gave a place for minstrels and troubadours
to provide entertainment.  As the first theaters were yet to be built, these inns also
became the first home to traveling troupes of actors, as plays began to be staged in
the courtyards providing a new form of entertainment and new revenue for
innkeepers.  Thus it is that this year the Black Gryphon Inn will again live up to it’s
name and provide a home for travelers and place to enjoy good food and exciting
entertainment for her guests.

- All our guests will enjoy a variety of period style “pub” games arranged on
every table with brief descriptions of how to play.  These will range from
chess to card games to SCA favorites like Nine Men's Morris
- Music in the Inn.  Whether provided by the “Bard in the Box” or by live acts
- A special performance by an Acting Troupe as we transition from Dinner to
a light dessert
- A Feast of Pub Classics served at your table
- The Canton of Gryphonwald’s A&S tournament
- A Brewers Competition
- The Bardic Competition for the new Barony Bardic Champion
- A Kubb Tournament
- And a light Day Board prior to the Feast

Gryphonwald Menu 2023
- Salad
Lettuce tomatoes and cucumbers with a simple vinaigrette
- Main Course
Beer Bread
Chicken pot pie (deconstructed)
Beef stew
Potato Leek soup
- Dessert
Coffee and tea
Gingerbread cake
*All-day day board of cheese, fruit, and veggies

11:00AM Troll opens
12:00 Canton A&S Competition Begins
1:00 Kubb Tournament Begins
2:30 Brewers Competition and Judging for A&S
3:30 Bardic Competition
4:30 Court and Announcement of Winners
5:30 Feast and Acting Troupe
7:00PM Site closes

Site Opens: 11:00AM
Site Closes: 7:00PM

Event Location

Kiddie Keep Well Camp
35 Roosevelt Drive
Edison, NJ  08837
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


Kiddie Keep Well Camp
35 Roosevelt Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
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Registration Fees

Adult Members:  $10.00
Adult Non Members:  $15.00
Youth 6-17:  admission is free
Under 6:  admission is free

Any children attending are the sole responsibility of the parents or guardians and should be under supervision at all times.  Thank you.

Feast:  $15.00
Day-board:  included with site fee

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NJ Inc., Barony of Settmour Swamp

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lucas Abbernathy
Erik Hall

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PayPal pre-registration:
"A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid."
PayPal pre-registration will close on March 30th.
We strongly advise using PayPal to pre-register
Troll will be cash or check at the door.
Feast will be capped at 50 people.