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Provost Challenge

Hosted by: Shire of Coldedernhale

Start Date: 4/26/2024 Thru End Date: 4/27/2024 58
Oahe Downstream Lodge, Oahe Downstream Campground
20439 Marina Loop Road
Ft. Pierre SD 57532

The Shire of Coldedernhale presents 

The Nineteenth Annual Provost Challenge

Site opens 5pm Friday.  Site closes 11am Sunday

Join your fellow fencers in a day of challenge as you push your skills, learn from each other, and see who becomes the next Provost Champion! 

Youth fencers welcome!

The site has free camping. There are two showers and limited crash space in the lodge.  There will be time for a Bardic fire and a potluck on Saturday night. 

The site is WET.  

There is also boating and fishing in the campground.

The site is handicap accessible.

There are several restaurants and fast-food locations within 20 minutes of the site if you prefer. Hotels are also within a short distance. See our website for lists.



Friday 5pm - Registration. Social hour

Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 Registration and authorizations

10:00am -12:00 Impromptu Classes held over period fencing styles/ authorizations.

12:00- 1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Provost Challenge

3:00-5:00 Teaching, pick-ups , and/or melee upon interest

6:00 Pot Luck meal

Sunday 11:00am site closes


Site fee:

$25.00 / $15.00 with member discount. Includes lunch; bring an appetite for stew and fresh baked bread!  

Checks can be made payable to SCA-Shire of Coldedernhale

Park Entrance fee: $4 per person or $6 per car load per day.


Camping is free on site.  In addition, there is limited crash space in the lodge.


Merchants are welcome, there is no fee.


Location: Oahe Downstream Lodge, Oahe Downstream Campground.

This is just below Oahe Dam, 5 miles north of Ft. Pierre.

The street address is 20439 Marina Loop Road Ft. Pierre, SD 57532. For those using GPS Latitude: 44.430377Longitude: -100.394682


Autocrat: Ealdred of Malmesbury / Dawson Lewis

EaldredSCA AT or 605-222-9530 before 10:00 p.m.

Marshal-in-Charge: Tancorix / Aviana Knochel  Email: aviana.knochel AT

Website for maps and tournament details:

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