Medieval Tournament at Fort Knox

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Saturday September 6, 2014
Public Demo Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Barony of Endewearde invites you to join us in showing off all that the SCA has to offer in what has become one of Maine’s largest medieval demos, The Thirteenth Annual Demo at Fort Knox, Saturday, September 6th, 2014.

Feel your soul stir as you stand on the granite ramparts of the historic Fort Knox, overlooking the Penobscot River. Last year’s demo gave hundreds of visitors a taste of the Middle Ages. Attendees will witness demonstrations of a Pas d’Arms for heavy list, fencing, youth fighting and youth fencing, thrown weapons, combat archery, live music, dance, A&S exhibits and don’t forget the fashion show!

DSC02579 towerSo bring your fanciest garb and best song, armor and weapons or lutes and looms and join in the festivities. Performers of all kinds are welcome – we will find you a place to perform as much or as little as you wish! Please contact the event steward if you’re interested in performing or presenting. Because this site provides panoramic views of the Penobscot River and the day-long demo has an event-like feel, we hope many SCAdians will add our demo to their fall calendars. Since we have visitors from all over the state, and sometimes all over New England, Chatelaines from other regions are invited not only to attend, but also to display materials at Information Point. This is a great recruiting opportunity and a wonderful event for new SCAdians! There is no fee <for SCA volunteers working at this demo> to attend, just inform the gatekeeper that you are part of the SCA demo. Please follow the parking rules. You will need to check in at the information point for your meal token, or you will not be able to get lunch. Picnic areas are available for general use. The site is dry. We suggest that you bring a chair, flashlight, and warm cloak no matter how warm it is; the granite fort can be chilly even in warm weather. The event will be held rain-or-shine!

Site Opens: 8:00 AM for Volunteers
Site Closes: 5:00 PM for Volunteers

Directions:

Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
740 Fort Knox Rd
Prospect, ME 04981

From all points via I-95.

Get to Bangor via I-95; take Brewer exit 182A (182B from the North). Take exit 4 toward Route 15; stay to the left of the Y, and take a left at the lights. Follow Route 15 for apx. 17.5 miles. You will enter Bucksport and go through the downtown/main street. Turn right onto Bridge Street (it’s a bridge, so it’s hard to miss) and travel .9 miles on ME-3/US-1. You will go over a large bridge – you will see the fort from the bridge to your right. After crossing the bridge, take a right at Fort Knox Road/ME-174 E. You will see the Fort parking area.

PARKING NOTICE: Please use the Fort’s main parking area for loading/unloading only. A limited number of vehicles may be permitted onto the main site for load in – contact the Event Steward if you need to bring items directly on site. After loading/unloading, volunteers will be asked to move their vehicles to another lot to free up space for visitors. There is a shuttle van to bring visitors to and from the satellite lots.

Event Fees

Site: This event is free for all SCA folks, as long as they are in garb and are participating in the demonstrations. The general public are expected to pay a small admission fee at gate. There is a separate fee charged to anyone who wishes to visit the Penobscot Narrows Observatory.

Event Steward/ Main Contact Person:

Lord Finan mac Bressail
finan@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

This medieval tournament demonstration is held in cooperation with the Friends of Fort Knox (http://fortknox.maineguide.com/) and the SCA East Kingdom’s Barony of Endewearde (http://www.endewearde.eastkingdom.org).