Quest XXI The Quest for the Holy Grail **UPDATED**

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Neshanic Station, NJ

Event date: May 28th, 2004 - May 31st, 2004

Event Last Modified: May 9th, 2004

Event details

The mists off the nearby lake curl about your feet.  Not far off in the mud lies a great stone.  And thrust deep into the rock, a gleaming and mighty sword.  Who will be the noble gentle to draw forth the mighty sword? Who will brave the fearsome knights and daunting enchantments that lie ahead? And who will find that Holiest of artifacts, The Holy Grail? All will be revealed in this, the Barony of Settmour Swamps' 21st annual Quest:  The Quest for the Holy Grail.

The Barony of Settmour Swamp proudly invites you to a weekend of camping, questing, and competition!  Among the many activities planned throughout this three-day weekend are tournaments of skill and prowess with which to impress your fellow gentles.  Also, delight in our feast of highland field and stream.  A wondrous time beckons all who do attend.

On Saturday, we will engage in competitions for our new Baronial Champions (All are welcome to compete).  For those adept at battle, there will be heavy fighting, thrown weapons, and archery.  For our equally impressive craftsmen we will have an A&S & brewing competition.  A delicious feast will be laid forth to those onboard attendees.  And finally, about the evening fire, we will engage in the ever-entertaining baronial bardic competition.

On Sunday, the early morning will be met with swordplay as the quick of wit compete in our baronial fencing tournament.  Also in the morning hours, there will be Hurley for players and spectators alike.  Around 1pm begins the Quest for The Holy Grail.  And last, but certainly not least, comes the Baronial court wherein the new Baronial Champions will be announced from the winners of the weekend's many tournaments

***Please note, the feast has been moved to Saturday.

Youth tourney is still yet to be scheduled.
More complete schedule coming soon.

About the Site
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 a dumpster for garbage disposal.  There will be separate containers for recyclables (glass, plastic, and paper) at the county's request. 

We ask that you please keep an eye on your children at all times.  No one under the age of eighteen can be admitted unless they have a minor waiver signed by their parent or guardian.  For more info on the minor waiver contact our seneschal Lord Alexander MacGregor at:  732-297-1721

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

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

Site Opens: 4pm Friday, May 28th
Site Closes: 12pm Monday, May 31st

Event Location

Neshanic Station Fire Dept Picnic Ground
Corner of River Rd & Elm St
Neshanic Station, NJ  08853
Google Map


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

Site Fees:
$25 - whole weekend
or $9 per day
minus $1/day for under 18
minus $4/day for under 13
under 3 are free

No family will pay more than $75 site fee.

Non-member charge $3

There is no charge for Monday.

Reservation deadline:  May, 21st

Feast is $7 per person

Pre-registration is not required for the feast, but is recommended, as there are only 75 spaces available.

Reservation deadline for feast:  May, 21st.

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:


Send Reservations to:

Send reservations to:

John L.  Pyrich
180 West Hanover Ave.
Across from Junard
Morristown, NJ 07960

For written confermation send a S.A.S.E .

Other Contact Information:

Youth combat officer: