Shire of Endewearde
September 8, 2012
The site is Historic Fort Knox State Park on Route 174 in Prospect, Maine
The Friends of Fort Knox and the Shire of Endewearde invite you to attend a demonstration of medieval tournament skills and fine entertainments on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Historic Fort Knox in Prospect, Maine.
Pause along the stone
walkways to hear voices stir your soul with
enchanting melodies from eras long ago. Listen
to the sudden crack of thunder as heavy armored
fighters strike their weapons upon metal shields
in a heated battle to defeat their noble
adversaries in the Pas d’Armes. Explore the
fascinating variety of crafts of the Middle Ages
handmade by medieval recreation artisans.
Observe courtly graces in the presentation of
elegant dances of the 16th century Italian
Renaissance court as well as traditional English
country dances. Cheer for the nimble swordplay
and deadly precision of the rapier duelists.
Join us for a spectacular display of historic
attire on the parade grounds and learn about
different styles of fashion throughout the
Middle Ages. Take a turn throwing axes and
knives on the thrown weapons range in lower
Battery A. Visit the information table near the
Fort Knox gift shop to learn more about medieval
activities offered through local chapters of the
Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in your
area. Did you know there are four branches of
the SCA in Maine?
Around the Fort
Battery A - times will vary
The Friends of Fort Knox have graciously waived park entrance fees for SCA volunteers participating in the medieval tournament. Please have your garb at hand and tell the park ranger at the white entrance booth that you are a SCA volunteer.
Separate admission fees apply for anyone wishing to visit the Observatory.
After entering the parking lot you can turn left to drop off your gear at the circle near the Visitor Center (red brick building). Once unloaded please park your vehicle in the auxiliary parking lot next to the old bridge (within easy walking distance of the fort). There is a shuttle service running between the fort and auxiliary parking areas. Inside the fort grounds you must sign in at the SCA gate table (troll) near the front gate entrance to complete SCA waivers and to receive your dayboard token.
Please use the Fort's main parking area for loading/unloading only. A limited number of vehicles may be permitted onto the main site early in the morning to unload items. All vehicles must be moved to parking lots just prior to 9:00 AM. Please contact Lord Finan if you need to bring items directly on site after 9:00 AM.
Historic Fort Knox State
From Belfast: Proceed north on
US Rte 1, through Searsport and Stockton
Springs, immediately before crossing the new
Penobscot Narrows bridge, take a left onto Rte.
174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/8 mile up
on your right.
On Rte. 1A South....follow Rte
1A South through the towns of Hampden,
Winterport, Frankfort and Prospect. In Prospect
Center, take a left onto Rte. 174. Follow Rte
174 approximately 4 miles. Fort Knox will be on
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