Golden Sewist Challenge

Hosted by Barony of Beyond the Mountain - Canterbury, CT

Event date: November 10th, 2023 - November 11th, 2023

Event Last Modified: September 25th, 2023

Event details

Back by popular demand!
The Barony Beyond the Mountain invites you to come show us your costuming skills.
The seamstresses and seamsters of the east will take up the challenge to create a complete set of garments, from the skin out, in 18 hours.  Teams of 1-6 active members are to start at 8pm on Friday, and continue to 4pm Saturday.  Team members are expected to remain on site during the competition.  At the close of the sewing portion of the competition, each team will present their final outfit to the judges and populace.  They will be expected to show and explain all layers in as succinct and expeditious a manner as possible.  Additional presentations are welcome, but will be done while the judges are sequestered after the show.  Once the judges have reached a decision, Their Excellencies of BBM will hold court, and the winners will be announced.
For full details on the competition and information on registering a team, please visit:

There will be no dayboard or feast provided.  Site is Dry!  Water, tea, coffee, and lemonade will be provided.  Contestants are encouraged to bring whatever food and drink they need to keep themselves sufficiently fueled for the duration of the event.  A small kitchen is available for heating food.

Site Opens: 4:00pm Friday November 10, 2023
Site Closes: 9:00pm Saturday November 11, 2023

Event Location

Finnish American Heritage Society
76 N. Canterbury Rd.
Canterbury, CT  06331
Google Map


Take your best route to I-395, exit 29 (CT-14A).
From the exit, head west on CT-14A/Academy Hill Rd.  (0.3miles)
Continue straight onto Cemetery Rd.  (1.1mile)
Bear right onto CT-14A/Canterbury Rd.  (2.2miles)
Turn right onto CT-169/N.  Canterbury Rd.  (0.6miles)
The entrance to the site is on the left.  If you reach Buck Hill Rd., you’ve gone too far.

Registration Fees

A site fee of $15 will be charged, with a $5 discount for members.  Attendees 17yrs old and younger- no charge.


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.

No dayboard or feast provided.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA INC, Barony Beyond the Mountain

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Event Stewards:
Gwenllian ferch Llewellyn ap Henry

Eibhlin An Fraoich

Ciara McRobbie
Anne Akin

Send Reservations to:

Anne Akin
213 Bamforth Rd.
Vernon, CT 06066