Shire of Swordcliff

Feast of St Ethyl - Baroness Wars II

Greetings everyone! This year at Baroness Wars we've got a NEW site but we still have all the great camping, fighting, and other activities from last year PLUS room for equestrian and coursing activities AND lower site fees! Keep checking back for more updates!

We are also extremely please to be hosting the elevation of Warder Maire AND Forester Gailen to the order of the Pelican, Hoobah!

General Information

Dates: Site opens at 2pm on Friday, August 22nd and closes at noon on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Site Address: Christian County Fairgrounds , 1716 W Spresser St, Taylorville, IL 62568

Site Fees

Weekend CampersDay trip
Pre-regAt gatePre-regAt gate
Adults $12.00$14.00$6.00$8.00
Youth (6-15)$6.00$7.00$3.00$4.00
Child (0-5)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Family cap$36.00$42.00$18.00$24.00
Non-member surcharge$5.00$5.00$5.00$5.00

(must be postmarked by August 15)
Mail Reservations to Gari Hurst, 1605 E. Converse, Springfield, Il 62702
Checks payable to SCA-IL Shire of Swordcliff

You can also register online through ACCEPS.
(note that ACCEPS adds a transaction fee of 2.6%
to cover the costs of providing online registration)


Your camping fee is included in the weekend fee. You may camp both Friday and Saturday nights. Since there are equestrian activities, horses are allowed. Coursing activities are tentative, but dogs are welcome regardless. Please see the site page for more information.

Electric Sites

A limited number electric/RV sites are available at an additional charge. If you are tent camping and need access to electricity for medical reasons please contact the event steward and we will do our best to accommodate you.

No merchant fee! Merchants must bring their own tables! Contact the merchant liaison for more information.


From the North: Follow I-55 S to IL-29 E in Springfield. Take exit 96A from I-55 S. Follow IL-29 E into Taylorville. Turn right onto N Cheney St. Turn right onto W Spresser St.
From the South: Take I-55 N to IL-127 S/IL-48 N in Zanesville. Follow IL-48 N to Taylorville. Turn left onto Co Rd 1100 E/S Spresser St

Event Steward contact info:
Lady Gillian Aberdeen (Amie Blanford), 217-565-2970

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