Fencing and Fighting at the Fort
Battle between King Arthur and the Romans
Fol. 154v: min.
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2008 (dayboard menu)
Saturday, April 19, 2008
The good people of
the Shire of Endewearde once again ask your service in defending the ramparts of
Fort Knox. Fencers and fighters of all ages are needed to help make the fort
ready! Come, answer the call!!!
Join in the fun and enter in the fencing tourney, the heavy weapons tourney, or the younger fighter tourney. Or you may choose to warm yourself by the fire in The Gilded Ewe Tavern and enjoy hot soup, toasty bread, and warm music.
FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE EVENT
Historic Fort Knox State Park,
US Rt. 174,
Prospect, ME 04416
Site Opens: 8:00 am for set up/ 9:00 am for troll
pm / 5:00 pm Fort Knox gates are locked
$6.00 for SCA members 18 and older
$3.00 for youths under 18
babes in arms free.
$3 extra without proof of SCA membership
Dayboard fee is included in admission.
No reservations are required or accepted.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA Shire of Endewearde
New Autocrat: (update from original East Kingdom event announcement)
Lord Gruffydd Abernethy
Send Gruffydd email
Photos of the Fort Knox site are available at http://picasaweb.google.com/endewearde/FortKnoxInProspectMaine
Please plan to unload your car at the small circular driveway drop off area and then park in the large parking lot. Entrance to the front gates of the fort is riverside after walking a short distance down a packed stone & dirt path. The handicap accessible restrooms will be open. Access to the gift shop may not be available since the fort is not yet officially open for the summer 2008 season.
For Your Comfort
Facilities: Handicap accessible flush toilets and fountain drinking water are located in a white restroom station near the gift shop. There are no changing rooms or shower facilities. There is plenty of free parking. The fort has limited handicap accessibility to the central courtyard area via a ramp through the main gates. Some parts of the fort will not be readily accessible without minor assistance - please do not hesitate to ask for help.
Keep Warm, Be Comfortable: You will want to wear footwear meant for walking, fencing or fighting on gravel, dirt floors, or granite flooring. The ground will probably still be too wet to use the central lawn parade grounds, but there is plenty of room to play in the entire fort. Please consider bringing a warm cloak or coat -- although the temperatures may be pleasantly warm on the day of the event, the wind off the Penobscot river can be chilly. Bring your own portable chair so you can sit and visit with other guests or leisurely watch a tournament (the granite blocks in the fort make for very cold seating). There will be a fire in the Gilded Ewe dayboard room to keep visitors warm.
Your cooperation is appreciated in staying off the soft central courtyard lawns - the ground is still soggy from recently melted winter snow and we will not be able to use the lawns for any athletic sports.
Are you new to the SCA or to our area?
Please contact our Chatelaine, Elena Ross with any questions about what activities are offered at this SCA event or to borrow medieval garb for the day.
WHAT'S ON THE MENU AT THE GILDED EWE?
Please contact the head cook, Elena Ross with any questions or dietary concerns.
The Gilded Ewe Tavern will be open during Jehan's Tourney - come and sing us a song while we sup! Bards are welcome, encouraged, and beloved! There is a special spot near the warm fire in reserve for such entertainers!
Dayboard opens at Noon. Water is available. The menu (below) will include cold items and hot soup.
Leek and Mushroom Soup with Root Vegetables (vegan)
Bread with Honeyed Butter
Just a reminder that if you are bringing minors (youth under 18) who are not your own children, you MUST have this waver signed by their parent/legal guardian and brought with you to present at check-in gate.
http://sca.org/ docs/treatminor. pdf
Even better, bring a notarized form with you.
DIRECTIONS TO FORT KNOX
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 1/4 mile up on your right.
From Bar Harbor: Follow US Rte. 1 south across the new Penobscot Narrows bridge, immediately adjacent to the town of Bucksport. Once over the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
From Bangor: 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 your left. On Rte 15 South....follow Rte 15 South through the city of Brewer and the towns of Orrington and Bucksport. In Bucksport, take a right onto US Rte.1 South and proceed over the Waldo-Hancock County suspension bridge. Immediately upon exiting the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
Battle image: Battle between King Arthur and the Romans, Fol. 154v: min.
Sheep image: The Hague, KB, 76 E 4. Ovis (sheep).
All images are from Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts. National Library of the Netherlands. http://www.kb.nl/kb/manuscripts/browser/index.html
Contact Lady Bryn Millar with any questions about this webpage.