• Rendezvous at the Bridge XXIV

    October 11th - 13th 2013

    Site Fee:
    (for entire weekend) 
    $7.00 for adults (plus $5.00 surcharge for non-members)
    $6.00 for ages 13-17
    $3.00 for children age 6-12
    ages 5 and under free.
    Family cap: $65.00, which includes site fee and lodging for Friday and Saturday, but not NMS.

    Day trip family cap of $20 which includes site fee, but not NMS.

    Armored Combat: Friday torchlight tourney starting at about 10 PM (weather permitting); Saturday: William Marshal Style prize tourney and melees & Viking soccer 'till you drop! If raining, we have a covered fighting area and tourney will be a modified bear pit. Fighters must show proof of membership, authorization card and site token.

    Authorizations and prize tourney. Fighters must show proof of membership, authorization card, ID and site token.

    Youth Fencing:
    Youth fencing tourney will be held! 

    Various classes will be running all day along with limited children’s activities.

    Populace-vote A&S
    Populace-vote A&S contests for adults and youth. Please bring your A&S items to display. Documentation optional. One item per entry.

    Brewing/Vintning contest.

    Coursing of the Queen's Greyhounds
    sponsored by the Middle Kingdom Coursing Guild (weather permitting).

    Thrown Weapons
    practice area & competition.

    are welcome and there is no fee! No indoor space or tables are available. Please bring your own shade. Contact merchant liaison for details & to pre-register. You may set up tents/shades for your wares, but you MAY NOT camp with your merchandise. This is a State Park rule and cannot be violated!

    Other Activities: Harald Hardraada Piñata for children, dancing and campfire/bardic circle!

    PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO drop-off child-care! Children attending classes must be accompanied by a responsible teen or an adult. There is a lake and woods nearby, with all of the associated poison ivy and insects. Children left un-attended too long will be given an espresso and a free puppy.

    Tentative Schedule:(Site is on Central Time!)

    6:00 PM Site Opens
    10:00 PM Torchlight tourney
    8:00 AM Troll Opens for Saturday
    9:00 AM Rapier Armor Inspection, Authorizations and Tourney to follow
         A& S entries may be turned in
         Craftspersons Faire entries accepted
    10:00 AM Heavy Weapons Armor Inspection & Authorizations
         Coursing of the Queen's Greyhounds
         Carolingian Calligraphy - in feast hall
         Dance - in feast hall
         Cheese Making -in shelter behind feast hall
    11:00 AM William Marshal Tourney Begins
    1:00 PM Poultry for Your SCA Persona - in shelter behind feast hall
         Black Death - in feast hall
    2:00 PM Introduction to Calligraphy - in feast hall
    3:00 PM Falconry - in shelter behind feast hall(still a maybe)
    6:00 PM Feast Begins
    8:30 PM Take a Bead bead class - in front of feast hall
    11:00 AM Site Closes

    Group Cabins:
    Unheated rustic cabins with bunks and/or double beds available in the SCA area for $7 per night for adults, $6 for ages 13-17, $3.50 for children age 6-12, ages 5 and under $1.00 for each bed used. There are pit toilets and sinks near each cabin and a central modern bath house. Cabins can hold 5, 10 or 14 people. Beds will be rented out individually, so if you want to share cabin space as a group, please inform the gate keeper. No bedding provided in cabins. If you want to reserve a whole cabin, please try to send in all reservations together.

    Tent or RV Camping:
    NO camping allowed in the SCA area, but RVs and tents is allowed elsewhere in the park (not within walking distance).  To reserve campsites, go to http://www.indiana.reserveworld.com/ or call 866-622-6746.  Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations for RVs/tents and the shire cannot guarantee space availability without reservations.  Campers must arrive before 11 PM Friday to set up your tent that night.  Electric sites are at “Lake Lincoln Electric Campground” and are $25.50 per night (2 tents/6 person max).  Primitive sites at “Gobbler’s Run” and are $13.26 per night with new bath house (2 tents/6 person max). Two-night stay required.

    A map of the property can be found here and may be useful in making a decision on camping. All Rendezvous activities and feast will be held in the Pine Hills group camp and surrounding areas.

    Site is discreetly damp. Please remove alcohol containers when you check out.


    Breakfast (Saturday):  Lady Calyvorri is cooking again! Full English Breakfast including: Eggs, Fried Bread, Bacon, Sausage, plus Biscuts and Gravy. Includes coffee! All available for a good will donation.

    Lunch will be available for $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 6-12, free 5 & under.  Menu includes two soups (one vegetarian), sandwich-making meats & cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, cake, lemonade & tea.

    Feast: Come hungry and don't blame the cooks if you leave the table groaning! Meat, meat, some meat and plenty delictable side dishes. (Vegetarians, please contact us a minimum of two weeks in advance.) $9.00 per person before September 1st, and $10.00 per person there after, half price for children age 6-12, $1.00 for age 5 & under using a chair, babes in arms are free.
    Sur la Table: White Bread, Cheddar & Mozzarella Cheese, Mushroom Tarts, Mints & Fresh Fruit
    First Course: Beef Stew and Spinach Salad
    Second Course: Chicken Pie and Honey Carrots
    Third Course: Fruit Ice
    Fourth Course: Roast Pork and Stewed Apples
    Fifth Course: Russian Cream with Fruit Sauce

    Parental Consent Form: Minor Medical Form - This is REQUIRED for childern who will be attending the event with an adult who is not their parent or legal guardian