Trial By Fire / Lochmere Arrow 2017

TRIAL BY FIRE IXX/ LOCHMERE ARROW 2017

Trial by Fire/Lochmere Arrow
September 8-10, 2017
Barony of Bright Hills
Trial by Fire/Lochmere Arrow is returning to Bright Hills September 8-10.  Archers will vie for the coveted Lochmere Arrow. The bards will keep all entertained.  Plus, this year is the 20th anniversary of the Trial By Fire cooking competition, so the cooks have some special competitions planned. Camping is available and there will be a potluck Saturday night.  It’s time to put it on your calendar, so you don’t miss out.
Martial activities:   Archers will compete for the right to bring the Lochmere Arrow home to their barony, shire or canton.  The actual shoot is always creative, fiercely contested and a lot of fun!
Marshall in Charge:  Lord David FitzMartin (David Bauer), 404-281-3790, david.astgtciv [AT] gmail.com
A&S Activities: 
Several competitions are being held.
TRIAL BY FIRE COMPETITION: This is the 20th anniversary of the Trial by Fire competition, so all previous Grand Champions are asked to mentor entrants in this competition!  We hope to have lots of cooks and lots of mentors!
The basic Trial by Fire competition requires period recipes to be prepared onsite over using open flames and limited to cooking technologies used at the Pennsic War.  No electricity allowed!  However, you can use fire bowls, camp stoves, caterer’s burners and hand tools.  Documentation is required.  Minimum documentation would include the original recipe, its source and your redaction.  If the recipe uses period ingredients and methods, but not a period recipe, document all ingredients and methods to one culture, time and place.  If there is an issue as to whether specific ingredients are period, Food by Waverly Root may be used to make that determination.
Other cooking competitions will also be held.  See the event website for more details.
BARDIC COMPETITION:  Bright Hills Bardic Champion, Lord Faolan Mac Raghnaill, will hold a bardic competition. 
POETRY COMPETITION:  Lady Deirdre O’Bardon is offering a prize for the best poem in any period style about fire, food, archery or bards.  Don’t let the period requirement scare you.  Most rhyming poetry is in a period style.  This includes couplets, four line stanzas, three line stanzas and lots more! 
Cost:    Adult Full Price                      Site:  $17.00 Feast: $0.00     Camping:  $0.00
Adult Member Discount         Site $12.00             Feast: $0.00            Camping:  $0.00        
Child (5-17):                           Site:  $6.00   Feast: $0.00     Camping:  $0.00
Camping:        Included in site fee.
Make checks payable to: SCA, Inc. Barony of Bright Hills
Site:    Graham Memorial Park, 10301 Harford Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057.  Site opens 5:00 pm Friday and closes at noon on Sunday.
Site Restrictions:  No alcohol on the archery field.  No ground fires outside of firepits.
Feast: Feast will be a potluck dinner.  Just bring a dish large enough to feed at least 8.
Other: 
Lady Livia di Samuele is bringing her famous Sekunjabin Tavern to Trial by Fire/Lochmere Arrow.
There will be a fundraiser lunch sponsored by the Equestrians.
Merchanting Information:   “Merchants are welcome. Please contact Lady Livia di Samuele at Abramsonsm [AT] gmail.com or 301-807-5476.”
Autocrats Information:  Deirdre O’Bardon (Debbie Eccles), 707 Hammershire Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Phone 410-455-9444.  E-mail: deirdre_obardon [AT] yahoo.com.
Reservations: Cairell mac Cormaic (Carl Jacobson), 7927 Mandan Road, No. 104, Greenbelt, MD 20770.  cairellmaccormaic [AT] yahoo.com.  Please list the names of the people included in the reservation as well as whether each is an adult, a discounted adult member, or a child.
Directions:    
From the DC/Virginia area:
  • Take Interstate 95 North to Baltimore.
  • Follow Rte 95 thru the Fort McHenry tunnel.
  • Stay on Rte 95 until you come to Rte 695.
  • Take Exit 64 towards Towson. (While on Rte 95 get in the right lane)
  • Follow Rte 695 about 2 miles. Look for Harford Rd, take exit 31B
  • Follow Harford Rd about 2 miles. Count 3 traffic lights.
  • When you get to the second traffic light you are real close. (North Wind Rd)
  • Follow Harford Road down the hill about 1/4 mile. Look for signs on the right 
  • Turn right and follow road thru to the second gate.
From the north:
  • Take Interstate 95 South to Baltimore.
  • Follow Rte 95 to Rte 695 Exit 64. Take the ramp on the right towards Towson.
  • Follow Rte 695 about 2 miles. Look for Harford Rd, take exit 31B
  • Follow Harford Rd about 2 ¼ miles.
  • Look for signs on the right 
  • Turn right and follow road thru to the second gate.
From Southern Maryland:
  • Take your best route to I-95.
  • Follow I-95 to I-895 until it merges with I-95.
  • Take Exit 64 (I-695) towards Towson to Harford Rd Exit 31B
  • Follow Harford Rd about 2 ¼ miles.
  • Look for signs on the right 
  • Turn right and follow road thru to the second gate.
From the west:
  • Take I-70 to Baltimore
  • Take I-695 exit towards Towson to Harford Rd Exit 31B
  • Follow Harford Rd about 2 ¼ miles.
  • Look for signs on the right 
  • Turn right and follow road thru to the second gate.

 

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