A full list of this years merchants and their wares can be found HERE.
How do I contact the
Email is the preferred
medium. Drop and email to Abby Schwartz/ Avigayl bat Avraham
AbbyRN1981@gmail.com, please put Baron Wars merchant in the subject
line so I don’t delete your email as spam. If you want to talk
to a person my number is (419) 266-6454.
What is the limit on
It serves no-one to have 8 identical merchants so
we try to keep the merchant list varied. As a rule though no-one is
Where are merchants
Outside of the fort
close to the fighting field, troll and parking
locations be reserved?
Only in cases of
physical need, i.e. disability. In those cases we will reserve and
mark a spot for your tent which is convenient for loading/unloading
and/or bathroom facilities.
How will the
merchant area be organized?
As in previous years
painted lanes will be used to mark lanes for pedestrian traffic. When
you arrive please pick a position which is either on a corner, or
right next to a merchant who is already set up. Merchant sites are
available on a first come first serve basis.
Will you be
available to help direct incoming merchants?
I will be on site,
however I will not be in the merchant’s area at all times.
Others will help as is necessary
When can I arrive on
Troll opens at 2pm on
Friday the 20th of June. Merchants are welcome to arrive
from noon on Friday. Please do not arrive on Thursday or earlier on
Friday morning, we will not be ready for you.
Do I have to
No, but we’d
like to know you are coming, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want
to pre-reg for site fee check the baron wars website.
How much is it to
In addition to troll we
charge a $10 fee for merchants, this money is then used to buy prizes
for the many competitions at Baron Wars. We buy many of our prizes in
the merchant area itself.
Can I dig a fire pit
in the merchant area?
No, but you can use an
above ground fire pit. Please have an extinguisher or bucket of water
next to any fires.
Can I drive right up
to my merchant area to unload?
Maybe, the event
is in Ohio in June. At this site in previous years we have had soft
ground in certain places (especially towards the fort). When the
ground is very soft we may find it necessary to restrict the areas
that traffic is allowed to be driven. In those circumstances you may
have to park at some distance from your site and carry your wares to
that location. This is done so that we minimize damage to the grass
and property. Please be ready for this eventuality. Note that with
moving the event to June we find the ground much dryer and the past
couple of years it has been no problem to drive up directly to
merchant site to unload.
Will there be people
available to help me unload/setup?
No. This is a very
large event and requires a lot of setup. We have a small number of
staff members working. You MAY be able to persuade someone to help
you set up but we cannot and do not guarantee you any assistance,
please plan accordingly.
Is there fresh water
Yes, city water is
available in several locations.
Is food available on
We currently have two food vendors: The Boy Scouts, and Vito's Pizza
and the lemonade guys scheduled to be at Baron Wars. Also, there are many restaurants close to the area.
How secure is the
While we make every
effort to secure the site against intrusion it is very close to major
subdivisions. As such it is not unusual to find local teenagers
wandering around. If you have problems please contact a member of
staff with a radio and let us know.
Can I drink?
Fort Meigs is a State
Park. Alcohol is not allowed in State Parks. This means that no open
and obvious containers of alcohol are allowed anywhere. Keep the
bottles in a tent, in a cooler and out of site. Put it in a mug. Keep
the empties in a bag out of sight until Sunday.
Can I drum in the
No, the merchant area
is located outside the fort and is close to houses. Therefore it is
designated as a quiet area. No loud drumming or parties. If you want
to drum please go inside the fort to the loud bardic fire.
How clean should I
leave the site?
As clean as you can,
please be considerate with your trash. Troll has extra trash bags if
you need them. When you are getting ready to leave please police your
area and help us clean the site up. We have a reputation as being the
most tidy group of all those to use the Fort, lets keep it that way.
Please deposit your trash in the big dumpster located at the exit of
the Fort on your way out.
Are there local
Indeed there are lots
of hotels within a 30 mile radius of the park. These can be found
using a search engine such as travelocity. The address of Fort Meigs
is 29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43552.