Hadrien's Feld is proud to be hosting the Northshield Rapier Academy. See below for more information.
Site opens September 21st at noon and closes September 23rd at noon.
Prepare for an Exciting Event, like none before!
Friday night prepare a dish over an open fire! It does not have to be a period dish, but it has to be cooked over an open fire. We will then have a "qualified" judge and award the winner and then share in a group feast!
Brewers and Vinters, you are called upon to bring a bottle of your best/favorite and enter a tasting contest. Winner to be awarded and then the rest of bottle too shall be shared in the Friday night feast.
Saturday will be a day of GREAT activities and fun! We will have 3 different types of games and fighting.
First will be teams consisting of 1 fighter (heavy, not rapier) and 1 non-fighter. Each team member will compete and earn points towards the overall winner of the day. The team with the highest total point score will be the GRAND WINNERS of the Event and each will be awarded. There will be 2nd and 3rd place awards also.
These games will be based loosely on Highland games, Olympic games and Gladiatorial games.
Fighter will compete in a caber toss, hammer throw, and stone toss.
Non-fighter will compete in lunch toss, stone toss and bean the buddy.
Both fighters and non-fighters will compete in a javelin toss and axe throw, and the fighters will also compete in a foot race (this will lead straight into the Gladiatorial Games).
These will be completed by the fighter but cheering and support from the team member is greatly encouraged.
The Olympic foot race will lead straight into the Gladiatorial Games.
There will be approximately 5 rounds of fighting for the Gladiatorial Games, depending on number of fighters. There will be paired off fighting and melee fighting.
Sword and shield, bring your best and bag of weapons styles.
Authorizations Friday if possible and Saturday morning 9 am.
Games to start promptly at 9 am
Full list of times, activities, rules and descriptions on the Shire of Borderdowns website and on Facebook (search for "Hadrian's Feld").
Northshield Rapier Academy
Friday Night Keynote Speech TBA
Classes Saturday and Sunday
Saturday Night: NRA Social, open to all
For more information or to propose a class, contact Minister of the Academy, Dona Sibyl Sevenoke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Site fee: $5
Non-member surcharge: $5
Checks payable to SCA - Border Downs.
Camping fee: $7.50 paid to Adrian Campground
Showers will be available.
Vender space available, no fee, tables not provided.
Site is wet and handicapped-accessible.
Take best route to the Adrian, MN exit on I-90. Turn south towards Adrian for about 0.2 miles. Turn west at the Adrian Co-Op building, onto Franklin. Follow road for 0.3 miles straight to the campground.
If driving North on Hwy 91, drive through Adrian on Maine until the Adrian Co-Op building, turn west onto Franklin and follow road for 0.3 miles straight to the campground.