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Shire of Endewearde
Jehan's Fencing and Fighting at the Fort
Saturday, April 28, 2012


The event site is Historic Fort Knox State Park on Route 174 in Prospect, Maine


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 youth fighter tourney. Or you may choose to warm yourself by the fire in The Famished Fox Tavern and enjoy hot soup, toasty bread, warm music, fine dance and the gentle Arts and Sciences.

Site opens: 8:00 a.m.
Site closes: 5:00 p.m. 

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  • Parking: There is no parking fee for this event. Please park in the paved lot and walk your items down to the front gates of the fort. There is a convenient traffic circle near the Visitor Center & Restrooms to drop off your stuff and then park your vehicle.

  • Facilities & Handicap Accessibility: There are handicap accessible flush toilets and drinking water fountains  located in a separate white building near the Gift Shop & Visitor Center. There are no shower facilities. 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. The Gift Shop & Visitor Center will not be open.

  • Paperwork Is Required For Guest Minors: If you are bringing Minors (youth under 18 years old) who are not your own children or for whom you do not have legal guardianship then you MUST have the Minor Consent To Participate And Hold Harmless waiver document signed for each child by their parent/legal guardian and brought with you to present at check-in gate. Please note that this form will be kept by our entrance gate staff as part of our SCA event records:

    Any minor not in the company of their parent or legal guardian at any SCA event must have in their possession the following form, Medical Authorization for Minors, which has been completed by their parents before the event and witnessed by a Notary Public. The person responsible for the Minor that day should also have a Medical Authorization for Minors form in their care for the duration of the SCA event:
    Please contact the Event Steward, Lord Nevell Sudlow, for additional assistance with questions regarding Guest Minors.

  • Clothing: An attempt at pre-17th century clothing is required to attend any SCA event. If you are new to attending SCA events then you need to know that all SCA event participants wear clothing that is suitable for the SCA period (approximately 600 - 1600). Please contact our Newcomer coordinator, Lord Finan, ahead of time to make arrangements to borrow appropriate clothing (called "garb") or the Event Steward, Lord Nevell Sudlow for further assistance. Endewearde has simple and comfortable selection of loaner clothing in a wide variety of sizes to help you attend our SCA events.

  • Dayboard: If you haven't attended an event with a dayboard (lunch) then you need to know that you are expected to bring your own sturdy bowl, plate, drinking cup, utensils and napkins. It is recommended you bring a plastic bag to store your dishware after lunch as there won't be access to sinks to rinse them off.  (We and the Fort Knox staff would deeply appreciate that you do not wash dishes or dump food waste in the public restrooms). One useful tip is to bring a paper plate to place over your sturdier plate; the paper plate is discarded after your meal and you get to pack home a relatively clean plate. Please plan to bring a bowl that makes it easy for you to carry hot soup once served.

  • Keep Warm, Be Comfortable: You will want to wear footwear meant for walking, fencing or fighting on gravel, dirt floors, or granite flooring. We have an early spring in 2012 and hope that the ground will be dry enough to use the central lawn parade grounds. There is plenty of room for fencing and fighting in the gun bays on the stone and gravel flooring inside the 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 quite chilly in late April. Please bring a folding chair and a water bottle for your own comfort.

  • Site Information: The Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory website link at has additional information about the history of the fort as well as a downloadable brochure (pdf format). Park and observatory admission fees are in effect once the park  opens to the general public on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Prior to that date the grounds outside the fort are open to the general public. 

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Updated Sunday, April 22, 2012


Image of heraldic red rose General Day Schedule

In case of rain and soggy ground we can run all activities within the shelter of the fort. Bring your warm cloak  and a chair for your best comfort during the day.

8:00 AM - Open the gates for set-up.

9:00 AM -Check in Gate opens.
Tourney sign-up, weapons and armor inspections, authorizations, melees, etc. Melees and free bouting can take place during the day under the direct supervision of marshals. A&S display area opens.

9:30 AM The Famished Fox Tavern opens and the warming fire is lit for your enjoyment! Table and bench seating is available. We will be offering song and dance. There will be an SCA 101 discussion if there is a gathering of new folk.

10:30 AM - All tourneys start unless otherwise indicated by the Marshals in Charge for Youth Combat, Adult Fighting, and Adult Rapier Combat (see Combat Arts schedule to your right - subject to change by Marshals In Charge).

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Light fare Dayboard. The Famished Fox menu features the following:

     Vegetarian Soup
     Carrot sticks
     Homemade Hummus
     Hard boiled eggs

The menu, though simple, will be vegetarian and meat-a-tarian friendly.

12:30 PM - Tournaments resume.

1:15 PM - Dayboard closes. The warm fire in the Famished Fox Tavern will continue to be maintained for your warmth and comfort. Bards collect for an after board revel. Come, sing and make merry!

2:00 PM - Check in Gate closes.  Afternoon tea in the tavern.

After 2:00 PM - Come and dance with Lord Gwillim and Lady Constancia. Learn a few steps to period dances or simply enjoy watching. Novice dancers are warmly welcomed and gently guided through the basics of popular dances. 

3:15 PM Tournaments end.

3:30 PM - Closing ceremonies and awards.

4:00 PM - Site Closes / Clean up begins.

5:00 PM - Fort Knox closes - The park rangers will lock the front gates of the fort.



Activities Coordinators

Image of heraldic red rose COMBAT ARTS

Youth Combat:
Lord Spvrivs Ivlivs Flavivs

Inspections / Authorizations / Warm up
Youth Combat Tournament 

Adult Rapier Combat:
The Honorable Lord Colin Fraser MacLeod

9:30 am - Authorizations - get inspected


There will be three round robin pools to seed everyone and then a straight single elimination tournament with small melee work and pick ups afterward.

No Youth fencing tournament is planned.

Adult Fighting
Lord Ané du Vey

Morning authorizations

Please contact the Marshals In Charge with any questions about the specific tournaments.

Image of heraldic red rose GENTLE ARTS

Arts & Sciences Display:
Lady Agatha Wanderer

Gentles of Endewearde and our most welcome neighbors are invited to bring and display their finished projects and works in progress.  Documentation is not required, but a brief description is welcome.  The populace will vote on their favorite piece, and the winner will receive a handmade prize!

Dancing & Bardic Coordinators:
Lord Gwillim Kynith and Lady Constancia de Vianne


Image of heraldic red rose KEY EVENT STAFF

Event Steward:
Lord Nevell Sudlow 

Deputy Event Stewards & Gate Check in:
Lord Marek Casimir and Lord Peter Pedrick

Chatelaine / Gold Key:
Lord Finán ua Celaig

Dayboard (Lunch):
Lady Mabbe atte Eye


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If you are new and attending your first few SCA events please click here to refer to the collection of Newcomer Information articles linked from the Endewearde website.

Please contact our Newcomer coordinator for assistance in understanding what to bring for your comfort to an SCA event, what to pack for dayboard and evening feast, and to make arrangements to borrow appropriate clothing (called "garb") for an event. Write to Lord Finan at and mention that you would like to learn more about attending your first SCA event. If you need to borrow medieval clothing for this event (such as a simple tunic you can wear over everyday clothing) please let Lord Finan know ahead of time so he can help find a comfortable tunic in your size.  

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$6.00 for adult SCA members 18 and older
$3.00 for youths under 18
Babes in arms are free admission

$5 extra for adults without proof of SCA membership (your SCA membership card or Pikestaff mailing label is proof of membership).

Feast: A light dayboard (lunch) is included as part of admission. Please bring your feast gear.
No reservations are required or accepted.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Maine, Inc. Endewearde

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Event Steward:
Lord Nevell Sudlow
Email to:

Send Reservations to:
No money will be accepted in advance.

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Event Location

Historic Fort Knox State Park
US Rt. 174
Prospect, ME 04416

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.

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 1/8 mile up on your right.

From Bangor: (two route choices)

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 1/8 mile up on your right.

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