Quest XX: Bjorn on the Bayou (A-Viking We Will Go!)

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Neshanic Station, NJ

Event date: May 23rd, 2003 - May 26th, 2003

Event Last Modified: March 25th, 2003

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 Barony of Settmour Swamp invites you to join us in a weekend of camping, competing, and questing! 

The annual Quest event will be held on Saturday, inspired by the historical Viking sojourns into France.  Those hopeful for the Baronial Champions' titles will be able to test their mettle this weekend in various competitions:  Heavy Fighting, Thrown Weapons, Arts & Sciences, and Bardic competitions on Saturday, and Fencing and Archery on Sunday. 

Schedule of events:

Saturday:

Champion at Arms - noon - format tba
Thrown Weapons Champion - 10-4 - novelty target throw

Bardic Champion - evening campfire - singers, poets, musicians, performance artists

A&S Champion - 10-4 - open competition, special award for best Viking-themed entry

Sunday:

Fencing Champion - 10-1pm - round robin/wounds retained format

Archery Champion - Time to be announced - novelty target shoot

Feast - Saturday evening
Quest - Sunday 1pm
Baronial Court - Sunday evening

Breakfast will be available each morning at reasonable prices.

Merchants are welcome.  There is no charge for space but you must provide your own tables. 

About the Site
The campground will be open from 4 pm Friday until 12 noon Monday.  It is a damp site, which means that beer, wine, and mead are permissible, but no distilled alcohol.  Running water is not available onsite, so please bring bottled water to last through the weekend.  Accommodations do include port-o-johns and dumpsters for garbage disposal.  There will be separate containers for recyclables (glass, plastic, and paper) at the county's request.  There will also be a central fire pit for socializing. 

We ask that you please keep an eye on your children at all times.  Anyone under the age of eighteen who is not with a parent must be accompanied by an adult and must present a consent form signed by a parent which includes contact information for the parents.

Pets are welcome as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after.

Site Opens: 4 PM Friday 5/23
Site Closes: 12 PM Monday 5/26

Event Location

Neshanic Fire Station Picnic Ground
Corner of River Rd. & Elm St.
Neshanic Station, NJ   08853
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Directions:

Neshanic Station Fire Department Picnic Ground
Corner of River Rd & Elm St
Neshanic Station, NJ

From Rt 206
(Route 206 can be reached from Routes 287 and 22 from the north, and from Routes 95,295, and 195 from the south.)

Take Rt 206 to County Rd 514 [Amwell Rd] in Hillsbough NJ.  If you are coming from the north, turn right onto Rt 514.  If you are coming from the south make a left. 

Stay on Rt 514 for about 8 miles untill you come to a 3-way intersection at a large white Church.  Turn right onto Rt 567 [River Rd].  A mile or so down the road turn left and go across a white metal girder bridge [Elm St].  The site is just across the bridge, on the right. 

From the Brunswicks/Franklin area:

Take Hamilton Street/Route 514 west from New Brunswick, it turns into Amwell Road/Route 514.  Continue across Route 206, and continue as above.

From Route 202 northbound (from Flemington area):
Turn right on Pleasant Run Road.  In about 2 1/2 miles, the road becomes River Road.  Make the next right on Elm Street, cross the white metal girder bridge, the site is just across the bridge, on the right. 

From Route 202 southbound (from Somerville Circle):
Turn left at the traffic light onto Old York Road, then right onto South Branch Road (County Route 567).  At the T-intersection, turn left to continue on South Branch Road.  After about 4 miles, turn left onto Route 629/Pleasant Run Road.  (In about 1/2 mile, the road number will change back to Route 567.) Make the next right on Elm Street, cross the white metal girder bridge, the site is just across the bridge, on the right.

Registration Fees

Registration:
$9 dollars per adult per day; $25 for the entire event(Friday-Sunday, no charge for Monday).
$5 dollars per day per child.  Children under 3 attend free. 
A Society wide non-member surcharge is now in effect for adults.  This charge is tacked on to your total site fee. 

Feast:
Feast Fee is $6.  Include Feast reservations with site reservations, sent to the address below.

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Cormac a'Bheithir
Cory Stanish
111 Somerset Street, Apt.  1
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
corystanish@yahoo.com
609-312-9178

Send Reservations to:

John Pyrich
180 West Hanover Ave. 
Morristown, NJ 07960-2801 (Please use entire zip code+4 digits)
973-267-4818