Consort's and Sovereign's Archery Championships

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Hosted by Barony of Beyond the Mountain - Colchester, CT

Event date: May 19th, 2023 - May 21st, 2023

Event Last Modified: May 14th, 2023

Event details

In the lands Beyond the Mountain where arrows fly free
Legends are born at the Royal Championship of Archery
Be you novice or veteran, noble or serf, young or old,
May your aim strike true, and bring home the gold.
Wonders await for those passing the day
Where trickster gods lie await at a Farmstead named Zagray.

By day artisans and merchants shall also gather in a row,
And a practice range will be available for those new to the bow.
Foresters, brewers, and teachers of themed classes we do invite,
And for far-flung travelers and friends, we offer camping under starlight.
Join us all for a modest repast before the Tournament is won,
And the court of Caoilfhionn and Brennan shall follow, before the day is done.

So come join us in chasing away gods of trickery and at least one mythical beast,
And rise to meet the Champions’ challenge, bringing honor and glory to the East!


3:00 PM Site opens
5:00 PM Championship Roving Range opens for Essential Staff & Working Marshals only
8:00 PM Championship Roving Range closes until Saturday morning.
10:00 PM Gate closes.  All late arrivals must call the number at the gate (no calls after 11pm)

8:00 AM Site/Gate reopens
9:00 AM Practice range opens, Merchants open
10:00 AM Morning Court, followed by Championships (Mass shoot, followed by Roving Range for populace)
11:00 AM Artisans Row opens, Classes begin
11:30 AM Dayboard opens
2:00 PM Dayboard closes
3:00 PM Championships Finals (Practice Range Closes)
4:30 PM Merchants and Artisan's Rows close, Classes end
5:00 PM Baronial Court of Their Excellencies Mark and Gwenllian, followed by Evening Court of Their Majesties Brennan and Caoilfhionn. 

For more details, please see the Activities section below.  Please keep your site tokens with you at all times, especially when signing up for the tournament.

Anyone remaining on site after Noon will be thanked for their assistance with site breakdown and cleanup.  Thank you for visiting Barony Beyond the Mountain!

This site is an historic 1930s-1950s preservation site and farm.  The site owners will have their own volunteers working on the north side of the pond during the daylight hours of our event.  Please be courteous to the volunteers as they pass through to their work site and give them right of way. 

The following parts of the site are off limits:
• The pond (no swimming or fishing).
• Any building other than the dining pavilion
• In the event of a brief weather event, guests may shelter under the dining pavilion or eaves of the tractor exhibit hall.  Should weather prove to be more than a refreshing spa mist, the tractor exhibit hall will be opened for guests to set their chairs in the very wide center aisle.
• Any farming equipment on site is a permanent exhibit and is not to be climbed/sat on.

The pond is our boundary line.  Please stay on our side of it unless you are driving to the handicapped/staff parking area.
Please do not block the roads, and please maintain a vehicle speed of 10mph or slower.
Please park in designated areas only, and please be respectful of the 1 residence at the far end of the parking lot.  This is a quiet zone, and headlights should be dimmed in that area.
This site is wet, please clean up after yourselves (carry in/carry out).
This site is also dog-friendly to well-behaved dogs on leashes.  Owners, please be kind and clean up after your dogs.

CAMPING RULES (Camping Coordinator:  Baroness Kay Leigh Mac Whyte):
• Above ground fire rings (no dug pits no rings directly on grass), propane stoves, tiki torches, and citronella candles are permitted.
• Campers are requested to bring their own fire extinguishers or sand.
• The only light source on site after dark is the dining pavilion, which will be off after 10pm nightly.
• Campers may drive in to drop off their gear at their site, but must move their vehicles immediately after drop-off to the designated areas.
• Anyone leaving the site after nightfall for dining options should be wary of the blind turn to the left at the site entrance/exit.
• There are 4 camping areas:  Populace (bordering the stream), Staff and Handicapped (near the dining pavilion), Merchants Row (merchants only), and Quiet Camping.  Please be mindful of your neighbors and do not raise voices in designated quiet areas after posted hours or before 7:00 AM daily.
• CT State Law prohibits out of State firewood.  Firewood will be available from hardware stores and gas stations in town, 5 minutes from site.
• Please respect our local wildlife and remember the field you are in is their home when humans are not using it.  Please clean up after yourself, and don’t leave food outside overnight.

Site Opens: 3:00 PM Friday, May 19, 2023
Site Closes: 12:00 PM Sunday, May 21, 2023

Event Location

Zagray Farm Museum
544 Amston Rd (Rt 85)
Colchester, CT  06415
Google Map

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


Make your best way to CT Route 2 Eastbound, and **take Exit 17. 
At the end of the exit, go left over Route 2 and bear right at the Yield onto Old Hartford Road.
Go past the 2 gas stations on your right, slow down at the second one. 
At the next traffic light turn left onto Rt 85 / Amston Road.  The driveway entrance is 1.2 miles from this intersection.
At the Fish and Game Club sign, continue straight.  When you get to the cemeteries just after this, SLOW DOWN, the road has a blind turn and the site is near.
.2 miles from the cemeteries, the driveway will be on your right, with a white house opposite the entrance and a domed barn next to the driveway.

Make your best way to Route 2 Westbound in eastern Connecticut. 
*At Exit 18 (Route 16), head EAST past the Ukranian Church, toward the center of town. 
At the T intersection facing the town green, go left at the traffic light onto Main Street.  Continue straight on Main Street through 1 traffic light, and at the next light (Route 85 / Amston Road), turn right.  The driveway entrance is 1.2 miles from this intersection.
At the Fish and Game Club sign, continue straight.  When you get to the cemeteries just after this, SLOW DOWN, the road has a blind turn and the site is near.
.2 miles from the cemeteries, the driveway will be on your right, with a white house opposite the entrance and a domed barn next to the driveway.

Make your way to I-395 in Connecticut, and take the exit for Route 2 West.  Follow instructions from * in "From the South" above.

Take Route 9 northeast toward Hartford, connect with I-91 toward Hartford.  Follow signs for Route 3 (Glastonbury), and take Route 3 to Route 2 East.  Follow instructions from ** above in "From Springfield, MA" above.

Registration Fees

Adult nonmember:  $35.00
Adult member:  $30.00
Youths under age 18:  FREE

Camping fees (entire weekend):
Adults:  +$12.00
Youths under age 18:  FREE
(Example:  Adult member $30.00 + Camping $12.00 = $42.00)

Please note that the registration deadline for PayPal is *extended to May 16, 2023.*
Event registration at the gate is possible.
Campers are especially encouraged to contact the Event Steward if you prefer handicapped, merchant, or quiet camping (default is populace camping).

The following camping zones are available on a first-come, first-served basis:
Staff and Handicapped (quiet hours are after 10 PM nightly)
Quiet Zone (quiet hours are 8 PM to 6 AM, vehicles near this area will also be requested to dim headlights)

Wherever possible, we will make room for more handicapped camping if we run out of space. 
Large groups camping on site are asked to be courteous to their neighbors and make room for "singles camping" near them if space becomes tight.

Dayboard is included in the price of admission.  There is no feast.
While there is potable water at the dining pavilion, attendees are encouraged to bring extra water of their own.

Tartlets:  Spinach and cheese, Lombard, Beef and mushroom
Cubed cheese
Hard boiled eggs
Fresh vegetables:  Carrots, Celery, Broccoli, Cauliflower
Rolls and butter
Infused (fruited) water

An event guide featuring dining options (incl takeout & delivery), hotels, firewood locations, and area attractions is located on our Baronial website at

While we offer camping on site at a VERY affordable rate, please consider that area hotels/campsites/vacation homes may have limited space and higher pricing due to spring graduations and early summer attractions.  The cheapest local lodging appears to be Odetah Resort (cabin camping with AC and WiFi) in Bozrah and there are low-cost hotels in Cromwell and Rocky Hill off I-91 toward the center of the state and about 30-40 minutes from site.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc.  Barony Beyond the Mountain

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Baroness Kay Leigh Mac Whyte (she/her)
Beth Regnier
860-705-2312 (No calls after 10pm except on event weekend)

Mistress Camma an Daraich
Camma Orchard

Archery MIC:
Baron Ryan Mac Whyte
Greg Regnier

Dayboard Cook:
THL Sisuile Butler

Send Reservations to:

Rachael King
16 Hemlock Dr
Griswold, CT 06351

Please include an email address in your pre-registration if you would like confirmation of receipt of your check.  Please do not forget to include your camping zone preference and tent footprint in an email to the Steward if you are camping in the handicapped/staff/merchant camping area.

To register by PayPal, please go to

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.
*The deadline to register by PayPal is by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.* (Extended from May 4th)

Other Contact Information:

Kingdom Archery Championships (MIC:  Ryan Mac Whyte): 
The Championships are open for all populace members to participate in, no matter rank or experience level or age group (archery is a family activity in the East).  Only one pair of winners will be determined by the end of the day, so bring your best – or shoot for fun to help chase the gods of mischief away (or both)!

Practice Range (Marshal pending):
A practice range will be available throughout the day with novelty shoots and challenges for those who wish to warm up, or who prefer to not compete.  Youth-friendly targets will be included at this range.  BYO gear, a few loaner gloves or armguards may be available at this range only.

Artisan’s Row and Class Coordinator (THL L.Severin Schröder
Artisans are welcome to display and exhibit their work live, al fresco.  (BYO shade)

Merchant’s Row (Contact the Event Stewards
Merchants are welcome to display and hawk their wares.  The more, the merrier!

Children’s Activities:
While we do not have any children’s activities planned since archery is considered a family activity, there is a large sandbox on site next to the dining pavilion, full of toys provided by the site.  Please make sure all of the site’s toys are left in the sandbox after use.

Forester’s Guild and Themed Classes (For classes, please reach out to THL L.Severin Schröder
Classes themed in forestry, outdoor survival, archery and archery history are welcome and encouraged.