The Quest for Wit & Wisdom XXXIX: Quest for the Quill!

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Pittstown, NJ

Event date: May 24th, 2024 - May 27th, 2024

Event Last Modified: February 6th, 2024

Event details

In honour of the recent 400th year anniversary of Shakespeare’s Folio, it would seem that this spring the Barony of Settmour Swamp finds itself nestled in an area that greatly resembles Elizabethan England– and the Vice District no less!  Such is the life of a thespian, it’s all fun and games, until someone mistakes the bear pit for the theatre… That’s right, the 39th Quest for Wit and Wisdom will be a raucous adventure through the literary works and worlds created by Master Shakespeare himself!

Join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and, of course, a little theatre! 

In addition to the Quest itself, the weekend will feature a variety of activities for our martial community, an A&S competition and Artisans Row, a Bardic Circle, and our first Baronial Brewing Championship! 

A Midsummer Night's Feast:  Revelry and Repast will delight our tastebuds and provide us with an evening's entertainment.  Feast Menu forthcoming.

More details about Heavy Combat, Fencing, Archery, and Thrown Weapons forthcoming.

Tentative Schedule:
Fri 5/24: 
4:00pm:  Site opens
Gate Friday:  4-8pm

Sat 5/25:
Gate open Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
10:30am Archery and Thrown Weapons setup
11:00am Archery and Thrown Weapons open
11:00am Shopping opens
11:00am Heavy authorizations begin, be in armor at this time
11:30am Heavy weapons inspections open
12:00pm Kubb tournament begins
12:00pm Heavy weapons tourney begins
1:00pm Artisans' Row opens
1:00pm Arts & Sciences Competition opens
2:00pm Fencing tourney begins
3:00pm Brewing Championship Competition begins
3:30pm Archery Championship Competition begins
4:00pm Arts & Sciences Champions Judging
4:30pm Thrown Weapons Competition begins
4:30pm Artisans' Row closes down
5:00pm Archery & Thrown Weapons close
6:00pm Shopping closes
6:30pm Feast begins

Sunday 5/26:
Gate 10:00am-3:00pm
8:30-11am Breakfast
12:00-4:00pm Quest for the Quill!
5:00pm Baronial Court
6:30pm Pennsic Camp Planning meeting

Monday 5/27:
11:00 am Site closes

Site Rules:
● Pets:  Pets are permitted, and must be kept on a leash at all times.  Certain areas will be off limits to pets.
● Alcohol:  No alcoholic beverages may be brought on site.  There will be a site-run bar available, and open until 12:00am.  This policy will be strictly enforced by event staff.  Anyone in violation of this policy will be removed from the site.
● Pond:  There is a pond on site but is NOT for swimming.

Children are most welcome, but please supervise your children at all times.  Anyone under the age of eighteen must be accompanied to the event by a parent or legal guardian.  The SCA youth waiver policy will be enforced.


For those of you who do not camp, there are two near-by hotels in Clinton, New Jersey.
Hampton Inn Clinton (near the Walmart)
16 Frontage Drive
Clinton, NJ 08809
TEL:  +1-908-713-4800
111 West Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809
A Walmart is approximately 3 miles from the site on Route 513.

Site Opens: 4:00pm Friday
Site Closes: 11:00am Monday

Event Location

Clinton Elks Lodge
2434 211 Sidney Rd
Pittstown, NJ  08867
Google Map


Take your best route to Sidney Road in Pittstown.  It is readily accessible from I287, I78 and NJ22 and NJ202.

Registration Fees

Registration fees:
Adult Member, Friday-Monday:  $35
Adult Non-member, Friday-Monday:  $50
Saturday or Sunday only, Member:  $30
Saturday or Sunday only, Non-member:  $45
Feast Saturday:  $15
Merchants' fee:  $5
Youths 17 and under:  Free

Paypal Preregistration Link:
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.

When you enter the site, the Quest staff will be checking for the following:
• Attendees aged 18 and up must also show government issued ID or proof of SCA membership.

You cannot enter the site until you gate in.  If you arrive after gate closes, you will need to wait until gate opens in the morning to enter the site.

The fee for feast is $15.  It is available to the first 100 gentles.

Make Checks Payable to: All checks must be made payable to SCA NJ Inc./Barony of Settmour Swamp.  Please include modern name, SCA name and membership numbers, if applicable, and dates participating in the event.

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Emeline la Chauciere
(MKA Bethanie Wampol Watson)

Send Reservations to:

Reservation checks may be sent to:
Katie Mendelsohn
365 Franklin Road, Denville, NJ 07834

Paypal Reservations Link:

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.

Other Contact Information:

Additional information about merchants and children's activities forthcoming.