SaintSwithinsBogThe Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog wishes to invite all our noble neighbors and friends to enjoy the hospitality of our 12th Night Celebration and Mid-Winter Tourney at our NEW SITE, Ace’s (318 Chestnut Street Johnstown, PA 15906) an immense great hall that will house all of our activities this Saturday, January 24!

Activities will include a tournament for armored combatants, a tournament for fencers, dancing, our annual silent auction, a side board lunch (included in site fee) and feast for 60. We will also be chancing for the opportunity for one of the populace to be “elevated” as Lord or Lady of Misrule for a day of the royal experience. Odds will be heavily in favor of those who are new to the SCA. We will also hold our Baronial Arts & Sciences as well as Bardic Championships on this festive day!

Prizes will be awarded to the victors and to the fighter /fencer deemed most chivalrous by the populace in each of the tournaments. Banners and displays of heraldry are encouraged.

THLord Sionn the Lost has graciously agreed to be our dance master for the day. He will hold classes leading up to a ball after a feast prepared by our own THL Rosheen Rois O’Faye. Please contact her at tzimmerman125@gmail.com with any dietary concerns. The Lord/Lady of Misrule shall of course be seated at high table! The menu for the day is:

Dayboard (included in site fee):
Chicken Rivel Soup, Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, Assorted Cheeses – Cheddar, Swiss and Pepper Jack, Sweet and Hot Sausages,  Assorted Breads,  Assorted Butters,  Fruit Salad

Feast (fees apply):
Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, Herbed Chicken with Mustard Sauce, Roast Beef Au Jus, Seasoned Red Skin Potatoes, Green Beans, Pumpernickel Bread, Mini Cherry Escarbuncle Pies, Mini Blueberry Raven Pies

Our site, in the Cambria City neighborhood of Johnstown, will open at 10 AM and close at 9 PM and is dry, but a Cash Bar will be available.

Site fee (including lunch!) will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-17, and those 5 and under shall be guests of the Barony. Feast will be $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-17 and free for those 5 and under. A $5 non-member surcharge will apply.

Questions about the event may be directed to the autocrat, THLord Guillaume Le Noir (Dave Damron, 704 Chestnut St., Johnstown, PA 15906) 814-421-1188 or lordguydave@aol.com or to his Co-autocrat, THLady Ursula of Rouen (Danielle M. Duvall, PO Box 5083, Morgantown, WV 26507) 540-287-1748 or ursula.of.rouen@gmail.com.
We have a festive day full of fun activities for everyone. We hope to see you there!

10 AM

  • Site opens
  • Armor inspection begins
  • Silent auction begins
  • A&S submissions accepted
  • Sign up for bardic (competition to be held at their Excellencies will)
  • 50/50 to begin
  • Game tables will be set up around this time, too.

11 AM

  • Armored tournament begins (rounds 1& 2 to be completed before lunch break)
  • Rapier tournament begins (rounds 1&2)
  • Dancing
  • Cash bar opens

1 PM

  • Lunch break (dancing and pick up fights for those who do not wish to partake)
  • Lord or Lady of Misrule declared

2 PM

  • Round3 & finals for both tournaments followed by pick up fights
  • Dancing may resume, with a pause for tourney finals

4:30 PM

  • Lists and dance floor to be closed for court set up.
  • Silent auction winners and 50/50 winner declared

5 PM

  • Court

Feast immediately following court.
Dancing, masked ball, resumes after feast
9PM site closes and clean up begins