Never let it be said that there is nothing to do in Æthelmearc! This next weekend brings you three great events all around the Kingdom.

SunderoakFireside Feast
Hosted by Shire of Sunderoak
September 4, 2015 6 PM – September 6, 2015 2 PM
The brisk fall air is mingled with wood smoke and the smell of food wafts all around. It’s not just fanciful imagery! It is the theme of the Shire of Sunderoak’s annual event.
Ever wanted to try to cook over an open fire? See it done? OK, just eat some really good food? Here is your chance!

The Shire of Sunderoak invites you to join us as we spend the weekend of September 4 – September 6 creating a Fireside Feast at Breakneck Campground (1757 Cheeseman Road, Portersville, PA. 16051).

Saturday will be filled with the opportunity to take open air cooking classes. Any wishing to join us for the evening meal may bring supplies and prepare their own dish over an open fire or bring a prepared dish from home. Modern fare as well as period food is welcome. Fire pits and wood will be provided for those cooking on site, please contact Raven to reserve a spot. Saturday’s evening meal will be served buffet style. There is no feast hall on site, so bring your own table & chairs or eat picnic style. All offerings will be provided by attendees. In years past we have been amazed at the bounty that is put before our guests here at Fireside. In the spirit of the event we will be holding a canned food drive benefiting Butler Area Food Cupboards!

Site opens Friday at 6 pm and closes Sunday at 2pm. It is a damp site – no glass containers please. Site is pet friendly ALL animals must be on a leash at ALL times – failure to do so will result in a warning followed by removal from site. Owners are expected to police their animals waste.
Cost of the Event: $10 for adults $7 for children with children ages 5 and under being free. $5 per night for campers. There will also be a $5 fee for all non members.
Autocrat: Raven Whitehart mka Valarie Kelly 160 Bullcreek Road, Butler, PA 16002 724-360-3100. Please make checks payable to SCA PA INC – Shire of Sunderoak

DelftwoodA Shoote in the Wyldwood
Hosted by Barony of Delftwood
September 4, 2015 5 PM – September 7, 2015 12 PM

Come join the Barony of Delftwood for our annual Shoote in the Wyldwood! Camp with us for the weekend (we have lots of room!) or come enjoy a day. There will be archery, thrown weapons and atl atl happening through out the weekend. Come and enjoy some of our many open ranges! Its a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the end of summer!

Returning features: – Archery, thrown weapons, and atl atl – Merchants – A heavy list for pick up practice – The Embroidery Challenge – Camping and fun! – Yes we have a HOT shower on site!
Lunch will be available on Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm on the porch of the club house. Prices range from $2-$6 and will include burgers, hotdogs, chicken on a stick, salt potatoes, mac salad, and packaged chips. Soda, coffee, and beer will be available through out the weekend at the clubhouse bar. If you are camping feel free to bring your fire pit with you! We will have some firewood on site to share. If you have any questions at all please contact Lanen at lanenofhamilton@gmail.com
NEW THIS YEAR! Cast Iron Chef! Come one! Come all! Delftwood invites you to share our fires in the spirit of friendship in the first Cast Iron Chef Tournament! Whether you are new to medieval cooking, or it is old hat to you, you are welcome at our table!
On Sunday, September 6, join us around the cooking fire and cook up a dish that tantalizes the taste buds. The only catch is that you can only use the food that is provided to you by the Delftwood Cooks’ Guild pantry! Our pantry will be stocked with foods and spices commonly found in medieval recipes. Participants are encouraged to use their knowledge of medieval food styles, cooking techniques, and flavor combinations to create a dish that could have been found on the medieval table. Fabulous prizes will be awarded for creativity, historical accuracy, and taste.
While no outside food items are to be used in this tournament, we do encourage participants to bring their own cookware (cast iron and ceramic – we will be cooking outdoors over the fire), any special handling accessories, and kitchen knives. The Barony of Delftwood will have a selection of prep equipment (mixing bowls, measuring cups/spoons, tongs, etc.), and serving equipment (dishes, spoons, trays) ready and at your disposal.
The tournament will begin at 10:00 AM, with all cooking and plating to be finished by 2:00 PM for judging. Please direct any questions regarding the Cast Iron Chef cooking tournament to Vrouw Lijsbet de Keukere.
We look forward to meeting you on the culinary battlefield! Gaan en te koken!

Largess Dirty Dozen Derby We will be holding the Lord Jarrah Memorial Largess Derby at Shoote in the Wyldwood. It is a friendly competition where each entrant makes 12 items for largess and displays them at the event. There will be prizes for populous vote (Lord Jarrah won last year) and a judges choice winner. Everyone goes home with a prize just for entering! All items will be donated to the Barony largess. If you have any questions please contact: Lady Wylde Wysse (nwent514-AT-gmail-DOTcom).
Baronial Garage Sale Do you have garb, armor, feast gear, or other accessories you don’t use anymore? Are they something someone else might like to have? Then donate them to the Baronial garage sale! We will have a “garage sale” tent in the merchant area. We plan to have everything sell for a very low price. All proceeds will go toward off setting the cost of new loner armor for heavy weapons and fencing! Donations will start being collected after we all return from Pennsic. For more information or if you have any questions please get in touch with Catalina Carpintero de Diaz (Fred Flouton).

The event location is: Wildwood Sports Center 5740 Fikes Road Elbridge NY 13112
Date and Time: September 4th – 7th Site opens Friday at 5pm and closes on Monday at noon
Weekend Fee: $15 (includes camping) Day Fee: $10 Youth (6-14) – $7 5 and under: Free Family cap: $35 Non-Member surcharge: $5
Reservations to be sent to: SCA NY – Barony of Delftwood PO Box 6694, Syracuse, NY 13217 Please indicate number of adults, youth Checks to be made payable to “SCA NY – Barony of Delftwood”
Autocrat Info: Aleidis Lanen (lanenofhamilton-AT-gmail-DOT-com) Adelle Starr 117 Miles Ave. Syracuse, NY 13210 315-450-9470

NithgaardBirthday Battle & Ball
Hosted by Shire of Nithgaard
September 5, 2015 9 AM – September 5, 2015 10 PM

The Shire of Nithgaard is turning 38, and we will be celebrating with heavy fighting, fencing, music & dance, Arts & Sciences, games, and various other diversions. The entertainments will be accompanied by an excellent feast planned by our Shire’s chief cook! Please come to our Birthday Battle & Ball!
The Shire of Nithgaard will host this celebration September 5th, 2015, 9am-10pm, at the   Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County   780 Waupelani Drive Extension, State College, PA 16801. The site is discreetly wet.

Early registration pricing: $8.00 base (includes dayboard) + $10.00 for the feast At-the-door pricing: $8.00 base + $12.00 for the feast Surcharge for non-SCA members: $5 (does not apply to discounted minors) Minors 5-17 are half price; children under 5 are free. Please make checks payable to “SCA PA, Inc. – Shire of Nithgaard” and mail to the shire exchequer:   Mistress Phiala O’Ceallaigh  (mka: Sarah Goslee)m 1336 Old Boalsburg Rd., State College, PA 16801 (phone: 814-769-9300).

If you have any accessibility concerns or requests about the event or site, please contact the event steward Oribe Tsukime at tsukime@nahks.com or 814-574-2220. For information related to food allergies and dietary restrictions, please contact our Head Cook THL Henry of Maldon as soon as possible.

Go to 40.77246N, 77.854W. Turn in to the lane (this is the second lane off the loop, the one without a divider) and go ahead to the parking lot.
From the west or southwest on I-99: Take exit 69 (Business 322 East, Atherton Street). Turn right at the light onto Valley Vista Drive. Go ahead over three miles, through the name change to Science Park Road, until it bends left twice and then ends at a plant entrance. Turn right onto College Avenue. Go a bit over a mile, and turn left onto Whitehall Road (by the big Uni-Mart store/gas station). Go about 1.5 miles, and turn right at the light onto Waupelani Drive. When you reach the loop, turn into the lane to the UUFCC parking lot.
From the north or northeast on I-99: Take exit 73 (322 East). Then take the first exit (26, State College). Turn right onto College Avenue, go a bit over a mile, and take the exit to University Drive (Penn State). Turn left onto University Drive. Go ahead 3 miles, through where it is joined by Whitehall Road. Turn left at the light onto Waupelani Drive. When you reach the loop, turn into the lane to the UUFCC parking lot.
From the southeast on 322: Take the exit for Boalsburg (322 Business, Atherton Street). Go ahead about 2 1/2 miles, and turn left onto University Drive. Go about 1.4 miles, through where it is joined by Whitehall Road, and turn left at the light onto Waupelani Drive. When you reach the loop, turn into the lane to the UUFCC parking lot.