A less-formal version of our annual autumnal event...

Saturday October 24, 2015; 10am - 9pm
WayPoint Community Church
3041 96th Avenue, Zeeland MI 49464

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Event Details

Attendance fee: By donation only

Children accompanied by non-parental adults? Click here for requirements and forms.

Food: Lunch will be available for purchase; bring a dish to pass for evening feast.

Alcohol: Sorry, but alcohol is not allowed.

Event Steward: Soffeke Stoterogghen (Amy Urick), 616-644-5715

New to the SCA? All are welcome, whether just curious or seriously interested! This is not a Renaissance Faire strictly for entertainment, but living history that anyone can join. Costume is optional, although an attempt at pre-17th century clothing is appreciated. Click here to learn more about the SCA. Contact the Event Steward with questions.

Tavern Lunch

Pork pottage with bread, apple pie and other snacks will be available for purchase.
Get a full meal for just $5, or eat a la carte.
Tavern opens at 11:30 am, and will close at 2:00 pm or when all is sold.

Evening Feast

The word "pot-luck" appears in the 16th century English work of Thomas Nashe, and used to mean "food provided for an unexpected or uninvited guest, the luck of the pot."

Bring a dish to pass and join us for an informal buffet feast. Historically accurate dishes are appreciated, but not required. Please bring a list of ingredients, including all spices and seasonings. If you bring a recipe you've researched, please share whatever documentation you have. Thanks!

Want to try making a period recipe, but don't know where to start? Here's two great resources:
Gode Cookery
Cariadoc's Miscellany

Armored Combat

Standard round robin tourney, possibly with a twist.
Contact Unnr Sjaebornirsdottir (Leslie Collier)


Target archery is weather permitting and open to all event participants.

Range Opens - 10:30am
Range closes for lunch - noon to 1pm
Novelty Shoot: Attack of the Killer Pumpkins! 1-2pm
Open Shooting - 2-3pm
Range Closes - 3pm

New to SCA archery? The knowledge, construction, and safe use of pre-17th century style equipment are the goals of SCA archery. Modern equipment is permitted provided it meets our standards. Bring what you have, but be prepared for SCA marshals to inspect and perhaps prohibit use of your bow or arrows during our event. Ask to borrow - there is loaner equipment available and many members are willing to share what they have!

Contact: Elena Khitraia Anton'eva doch' (Tami Meyers)

Arts and Sciences


11am - Noon
Intro to Chain Mail: We'll be looking at the different types of pliers, ring gauges, and different weaves. Taught by Lady Alice Frost.

1pm - 2pm
What Did an Army Eat? Since a Hungarian carried every thing on their horses, how did they feed themselves on campaign? Learn their secrets to transporting a large amount of food in a light and small space. Taught by The Honorable Lord Istvan Valkai.

2pm - 3pm
Easy Cord Making: For those that struggle with a lucet, come learn an easy way to make the cords you always wanted to. If you can count to three you can make a cord. Taught by Lady Malise ingen Cormac.

3pm - 4pm
Chain Mail Jewelry: Use basic chain mail weaves, colored rings, and beads to create jewelry. Some knowledge is helpful, but not required. $5 class fee covers materials for a set of earrings or a bracelet. Tools available for 5 participants, more can attend if they bring their own jewelry pliers (need 2). Taught by Lady Kateryn Maltby.

What to teach a class or get more info? Contact Elena Khitraia Anton'eva doch' (Tami Meyers)

Youth Activities

Children are welcome to join any class or activity with their parents. In addition, we will have a children's activity center set up with some fun self-guided art projects, and children aged 12 and under may try their "sword" skills against an armored "knight." Those interested in trying "Fight A Knight" should ask at the Armored Tourney field.

Questions? Contact Soffeke Stoterogghen


Silent Auction

Our silent auction of gently used items donated by members raises funds for event expenses and for the educational demonstrations that Dun Traigh offers throughout the year. The auction closes at 4pm. Thank you to everyone who donates and buys!

Contact: Elena Khitraia Anton'eva doch' (Tami Meyers)


Merchants are certainly welcome, but advised that attendance may not be large.
Contact Istvan Valkai (Charles Stefanich)

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