Endewearde Hunt: The Cattle Raid of Cooley

Friday October 10 – Monday October 13, 2014
Site opens Friday 5:00 pm – Site closes Monday 1:00 pm

General Information

CuinbattleJoin the Barony of Endewearde as we celebrate the beauty that is Autumn with our tradition of the Endewearde Hunt. The Cattle Raid of Cooley ~ Táin Bó Cúailnge (pronunciation: Toyn Boe Cooaln-yeh) will be the theme for this year’s Endewearde Hunt. Various aspects of this ancient Irish legend will be woven through the archery shoots and activities of the weekend.

Archery is our focus for the weekend and a wide variety of shoots are planned for both novices and experts. The two archery highlights are the Woods Walk and the challenge for Endewearde’s First Archer.

A Potables competition will be held, which will include both East Kingdom judging as well as populace judging aspects.

We will have thrown weapons, an Atlatl Cattle Battle, a handful of A&S classes, a Pickle-Fest, an Oatmeal Bar, a Bacon Tasting, Hurley, a Cattle Raid, fencing pickups, and fun activities for the kiddos. Full Schedule soon!!

There will be Fun for All Ages!

Merchants are welcome – please contact the event steward, Lady Alys Treeby at alys@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Good Food & Potluck

There will be many opportunities to eat/drink together!

Saturday morning House Gamol Gat welcomes you to their camp for a potluck Oatmeal Bar, please bring feast-gear and a topping to share.

A light day-board will be offered midday on Saturday – please bring feast-gear.

Saturday evening will feature a potluck supper so that we may dine together and celebrate the day’s victories. Please bring your favorite dish, medieval or not, along with your feast gear.

Papa’s Bar at the End of the World will be open at O’Dark-thirty on Saturday night at House Sundorwine – bring along a home brew (wine, mead, beer, spirits, soda,etc.) to share as well as your trusty vessel!

Sunday morning we will eat BACON! Bring a pound of your favorite and SmokHaus will be there to cook it up – who will get the coveted Pig’s Head award this year???

 Site Information

The site offers beautiful primitive camping space. Private above ground campfires are welcome. Dogs are welcome on site but must remain on a leash at all times. Port-a-Castles will be located conveniently throughout the site.

This site is both dry and wet. It is dry in that there is NO running water; plan to carry in whatever water you and yours will need for the weekend. It is wet in that you may bring and enjoy whatever legal libations you choose. The site is fully accessible by ordinary vehicles. In the event of heavy rain, however, we reserve the right to restrict vehicular access to certain areas and some may find it necessary to carry their gear to and/or from the campsites.

Information for Newcomers to the SCA

A summary of helpful information is forthcoming.

Event Fees

Site : Adult Weekend – To Be Announced (TBA)
Adult Single Day – TBA

Minor Weekend – TBA
Minor Single Day – TBA

Babes in Arms – free

Please note: *a $5 non-SCA member surcharge will be added to adult non-members.

Feast: There is no fee for the potluck, but please bring a dish and serving ware.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Maine, Inc. Endewearde

Please mention to the gate staff when you are checking in if you are planning to participate in the Endewearde Sponsorship Program.

Contact Information

Event Steward: Lady Alys Treeby
Email: alys@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

No reservations are required or accepted.

Driving Directions

The Endewearde Hunt is held at a private residence in Newburgh, Maine.

Private residence
2910 Western Avenue
Newburgh, ME 04444

  • Take your best route to I-95, Exit 174.
  • Head toward Newburgh (from the south, turn right at the exit; from the north, turn left at the exit).
  • You’ll go about 1.2 miles on Rt 69, then turn right onto Rt 202/9, heading west.
  • Drive just over 4 miles, and the site will be on your right.
  • You’re looking for a large white building named “Hospital Chaplaincy.” Turn there and follow the drive out into the woods behind the buildings.

Follow Event Updates on Social Media

Last minute updates for the Endewearde Hunt will be posted on facebook under  The Endewearde Hunt – “The Cattle Raid of Cooley”

The East Kingdom event announcement for the Endewearde Hunt has not yet been posted.


The image of Cuinbattle by Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 – 1951) was accessed on August 15, 2014 and is available for public use under Wikipedia Commons

This page was last updated: 8/15/2014