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Greetings! Let it be known throughout our Sylvan Kingdom and beyond that the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog 3-Day event is again on the horizon!

The Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog would like to invite the Known World to join them for 3 days of martial activities, arts, friendship, and celebration as the Great Pennsic War looms ever closer. Not only will there be an abundance of activities to inspire and excite but it will also be the Investiture of our new Baron and Baroness! A weekend of true festivity and revelry!

This year, all are welcome to a weekend at the Viking Townhall! There will be a full day of Viking themed martial activities including Heavy Weapons, Youth fighting, Rapier, Thrown Weapons, and Archery! There will be an A&S display and Competition for both finished and in-progress work. And Yes! We will once again be hosting the 13th Annual Iron Scribe Competition! And this year I am excited to announce there will also be a Brewing Competition! There are also children’s activities planned for a day of merriment for all!

Our Head Cook is preparing a fine hearty feast and after an exciting day of activities invites all to don your finest Viking garb and join us in the longhouse for an illuminating and enchanting evening of feasting and friendship. We encourage all to bring their banners to hang, and candles and lanterns, to add to the aesthetic of the evening.

Depending on COVID Protocol at the time of the event, the feast and all activities may take place outside. The event will follow all SCA Covid protocols. Please check the event Facebook Page for updates and announcements as the event draws closer.

Our site is the New Germany Grove Hall 1635 New Germany Road, Summerhill, PA15958. Site will open on Friday, July 15th at 5 pm and close on Sunday, July 17th, at 12 noon. There is plenty of space for camping. No shower facilities are available but place feel free to being our own amenities. There will be sanitizing stations throughout the event. The site is discreetly wet and above ground fires are permitted. Adult Event Registration is $25 per adult. Adult Member Discount Event Registration is $20 per adult member. Children ages 17 and under are free. Breakfast and lunch sideboard are included with your event registration.

Our Head Cook is her Excellency Rosheen O Fayh (Tracey Zimmerman) email: tzimmerman125@gmail.com. Dietary/allergy concerns may be sent to her email. Co-Feastocrat is Lord Biorn inn Digri (Chris Fedelia). Feast is $10 per person. Children ages 5 and under are free for feast. The feast is limited to 64, so reservations are highly encouraged.

Our Reservation Clerk will be Lord Battista (Paul Tedeski) email ptedeski@outlook.com. This year Pre-registration will be available online through SCARS and all those who preregister online will receive a $5 discounted registration fee. Please check the event page for information on when pre-registration will open and close. Cash and checks will still be accepted at the gate. Make checks payable to SCA-PA, Inc. Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog. Our Royalty Liaison is Dame Ursula of Rouen (Danielle Duvall, PO Box 661, Shepherdstown, WV. 25443), 540-287-1748 or Ursula.of.rouen@gmail.com.

Questions regarding the event may be directed to the Autocrat, Lady Niamh bean Bran O’Labhradha (Diana Lowry, 3735 Baytree Street. Pittsburgh, PA 15214), 724-550-5352 or dclsw05@gmail.com.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try and 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 necessary.

Directions available at the event announcement here.

Facebook event is here.