Otter's Welcome

Hosted by Barony of Carolingia - Groveland, MA

Event date: May 18th, 2024

Event Last Modified: May 15th, 2024

Event details

Otter's Welcome is an event in honor of Mistress Rose Otter, our most outgoing member.  Otter's is a newcomer focused day where anyone and everyone can try something new.

Take your ease in the shade and listen to our musicians or join our dancers!  Watch and join the archers and those throwing axes, knives, and spears.  You also can patronize our wonderfully talented merchants who are selling their wares. 

There will be areas where you can learn arts such as weaving, and embroidery.  For families we have Youth Coordinators who will be running a series of activities all day to engage children in medieval arts.There are a myriad of things to enjoy and learn, all in the shade of the beautiful Veasey Park on May 18th, 2024!

Watch the fighters and fencers engage in bouts and learn about their martial skill and the weapons they use most.  *There will be a tournament held specifically for newer fighters.  Any armored fighter who has been authorized for under 3 years may compete for honor, and glory.  If you plan to enter this tournament, please reach out to Valerian at in advance.*

It's time for the Carolingia Baronial A&S Championship!  We're very pleased to be able to have the competition hosted at Otter's this year.  The theme for this year's competition is Baronial Champions' Regalia.  Much of our regalia is old and/or falling apart.  You choose which Champ's Regalia you'd be interested in making and the form of the item.  You are NOT REQUIRED to actually donate whatever item you make.  There is zero penalty if you don't.  If something inspires you that isn't baronial regalia, feel free to enter anyway!  Following the theme is not REQUIRED.  Sign ups will happen at the event, so if you get last-minute inspiration, GO FOR IT!

The winner will be selected by our wonderful Baron and Baroness.  Documentation is to each artist's comfort level, especially since this is a theme that might be difficult to document.

*If you have any questions, feel free to poke Phaedra at  Just put "A&S champs" in the subject line so it doesn't get missed or dismissed as spam.*

We will have ambassadors who will gladly show you around and answer any questions you may have!  No matter how big or small!

Nothing to wear? We have wardrobe to share!  We will have loaner clothing available (a.k.a Gold Key) for Adults, Youths, and Children in a wide range of sizes.

Nothing to eat? No worries we got you there too!!  This event will have a Dayboard!  (Menu forthcoming)

Please note that the site does not allow alcohol.  There will be drinkable water provided.

Site Opens: 10:00am
Site Closes: 7:00pm

Event Location

Veasey Memorial Park
201 Washington St
Groveland, MA  01834
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Registration Fees

Please note we can only take cash or check at the gate.  We are unable to take cards the day of the event.

Donation Only!

Because this event is newcomer-focused, the barony isn't charging the customary registration/attendance fee! 
But folks are welcome to donate if they want to help defray the event costs.

There will only be a Dayboard

Adult Non Members:  $5
Adult Members:  $5
Teen (12-17):  $5
Youth (5-11):  $0
Children (<5):  $0

There will be a Dayboard, prepared by Orlando dei Medici, with Beef Barida, Chicken Limonia, roasted lamb, eggs, nuts and seeds, and possibly another protein choice or two.  With rice, bread, cheese, fruits and vegetables, and pickles and olives besides, be sure to bring your feast gear and your appetite!

Make Checks Payable to: SCA MA Inc., Barony of Carolingia

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Event Steward:
Sarah Aaronian
Lady Astridr Eiriksdottir
978-328-0223 (texting is best)

Deputy Event Steward:
Ryan Johnson
Lady Etain ingen Ui Neill

Send Reservations to:

No reservations due to donation only

Other Contact Information:

Merchant Coordinator:
Ren Haywood
THL Solveig Bjarnardottir