Join the Shire of Rivenvale for Saxon Summer XIII at Joseph Badger Meadows Campground. It’s a casual event perfect for camping and catching up with friends, equestrian activities, heavy fighting, dancing, and feasting.
September 6-8, 2013
7266 Hayes Orangeville Rd. NE
Burghill, OH 44404
Site opens at 4PM Friday, closes at 12 pm Sunday
Main events take place on Saturday
Let’s enjoy the quiet seclusion of this site by restricting artificial light sources to the inside of tents. Please, no gas lanterns outside and limit your use of flashlights. This is a fully handicapped accessible site with no stairs. Sorry – No pets are allowed. Ground fires are allowed at designated locations. Showers are available for use. This is a DRY site.
|Saturday Day-Trip: $8.00
Minors are free
$5.00 non-member surcharge applies
Please be aware that according to SCA rules, we must collect your membership numbers at the gate. If you are a member, be sure to bring your card.
Lap sitters are free
|Pre-registration is not necessary|
Da’ud ibn Zahir (David Shriver)
Feast, served at 6 pm
On the Table
Beef-y Stewed (beef, onions, parsley, cloves, sage, grains of paradise, barley, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, and rosemary)
Fungus in Pasty (mushrooms, olive oil, parmesan cheese, grains of paradise, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt, butter, wheat flour, sugar, eggs)
Roast Leg of Lamb (leg of lamb, garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper)
Appulmoy (apples, almond milk, honey, rice flour. saffron, cinnamon, salt)
Sugared Fruits (peaches, plums, sugar, cinnamon)
Candied Almonds (almonds, egg white, cinnamon, sugar)
We will be holding our annual Shire Bardic Competition this year after feast. If the weather is good, we will be outside at the main fire pit. However, if it is raining, we will hold it inside the main hall. Everyone is welcomed to participate, so dust off your stories, poems, songs, and instruments.
Arts & Sciences Activities – “Help Spread the Skills”
We are all interested in learning new things. What have you learned lately? Did you take a class or two at Pennsic? Did you watch a demo at the last event you attended? What new technique have you learned from a fellow household or shire member? Bring in what you worked on and share it with us. If you have a handout from a class, please bring that as well. Your project doesn’t have to be finished. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You may not have even liked it once you tried it. Bring it in anyway so the rest of us can see. Embroidery, brewing, leatherwork, fiber arts, fletching…whatever you have will be displayed. It may be just the thing someone else is interested in. Bring your items to the Main Hall. The display will be set up for viewing from 11 am to 3 pm.
For those who are curious about the A&S 50 Challenge, Lady Donata will be present at the A&S display to answer questions and have a handout available. Stop in between 11 am and 3 pm to find out more about this exciting activity.
Currently we do not have any classes scheduled.
Interested in teaching a class, leading a discussion, or sharing your knowledge? We would love to have you. Send an email with the following information to email@example.com.
There is plenty of room for outdoor booths in addition to space and tables available indoors. We do NOT charge any merchant fees! Inform us of your intent to attend and any needs you may have by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equestrians from the MidRealm and AEthelmearc and beyond are invited to come and display their prowess on horseback in a variety of activities. Additionally, spectators are welcomed and invited to participate in the Gallery! (See more below) An emprise type format will be employed to demonstrate the pageantry of the tournament and exemplify the ideals of chivalry. The Tournament will consist of a competition and demonstration of equestrian prowess. Participants will compete in three “games” – the Beheading course, the Quintain and a Javelin throw. Following this, participants will answer individual challenges issued by the Gallery. The afternoon activities will consist of Crest Combat to include a melee and individual bouts.
Those equestrians wishing to attend are urged to contact the Equestrian Marshal in Charge, Shishido Tora Gozen. (raveniswatch AT yahoo DOT com) They are also encouraged to submit a letter of intent to participate known as a letter of venancy. The Emprise is being hosted by the Lance of the RavenStar as tenants. All others should respond as venants. A sample of these type of documents can be found on the Lance of St Anne’s website in relation to the Emprises which they have held in the past. Participants are also encouraged to construct a billet displaying their heraldic device which can be displayed during the Tournament. (Billets are small, ordinarily wood, shield shaped “signs” painted in the person’s heraldic arms, installed with a hanging device. They should be approximately 10 inches square.) Of course, participants are encouraged to bring and display their best heraldry, barding and equestrian equipment.
There will be special prizes for best dressed, best heraldry, best letter of venancy, as well as competition related prizes. There will be a display of crests with a prize for best crest.
The site is available on Friday for early arrivals. If arriving prior to Saturday morning, you MUST contact the EqMiC to arrange this. The Tournament will continue into Sunday with activity in the morning to include mounted combat. There is ample room to set up portable electric paddocks with shade and grass.
This Tournament is not just for equestrians. Persons wishing to watch the Tournament are invited to join the Gallery. This is not a exclusionary, “for the important people only”, or by invite only activity. EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to come and watch and participate in the Gallery activities. We are honored to have Mistress Yvianne de Castel d’Avignon running the Gallery portion of the Tournament. She has quite a few interesting things planned and it is sure to be a memorable occasion. Join in the pageantry of the ultimate medieval Tournament experience. Persons are also invited to make and bring pennons to hang on the Tournament field ropes. These should be about 1 foot square, and equipped with ties so that they might be easily hung or attached to the ropes.
Basically the schedule for the Saturday is as follows:
10 am — Review of crests and seating of the Gallery
Riders Meeting and Inspection of Equipment
10:30 am — Tournament Begins consisting of three games: Heads, Quintain and Javelin
12 noon — Individual Challenges will be issued by the Gallery
In the tradition of the Tournament, the Gallery will issue challenges for particular riders to compete against each other at specific games or tasks.
1 pm — Riders meet the Gallery and their supporters
The morning’s Tournament winner will be announced
2 pm — Crest Combat: melee and individual bouts
4pm — End of the Tournament
For additional information contact Shishido Tora Gozen at the above noted email address.
Jct I80 & US 62 (Hubbard Ohio), Take US 62 North about 3/4 mile and turn left onto RT 7 North.
Continue on Rt 7 North for about 11 miles, Look for JBM sign on left, but Right turn onto Hayes-Oragneville Road.
Camp entrance is 6/10 miles on right. Follow signs to Back Camp.