The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an inclusive community pursuing research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat and culture. The lives of participants are enriched as we gain knowledge of history through activities, demonstrations, and events.
The SCA community includes over 30,000 members in 20 kingdoms around the globe. Our participants learn about the arts, skills, and culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in an atmosphere of fun, through tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, classes, hands-on workshops, and more.
If you are new to the SCA or just want to learn more about this non-profit medieval recreation group, several good resources can be found on the Barony of Endewearde’s Newcomer webpage. Please write to the “Chatelaine” (newcomer contact person) to learn more about SCA activities of interest to you in central and coastal Maine.
There are a wide variety of activities running on a regular schedule in the Bangor and Waterville areas. Some of the activities in the Barony of Endewearde are adult heavy armored fighting (often called “rattan fighting” for the type of wooden swords used), youth armored combat, adult and youth rapier combat, archery, thrown weapons, various artisan activities such as metalworking, leather work, stained glass, music, dance, costuming, needlework, medieval cooking for the home or feasts and much more.
In addition to information found on the Barony of Endewearde website you may also wish to visit our canton websites where you will find more detailed reference to activities and events happening within those groups.
- Canton of Basingestoches which covers the Ellsworth / Bar Harbor, Maine area
- Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) which covers the greater area around Unity, Maine
- SCA members in Washington County, Maine are beginning to form a new canton within the Barony of Endewearde. The working name is the Canton of Sios Thoir (pronounced “Syus Doir”) which means Downeast in Irish Gaelic. Please visit their information page on this website for their facebook page to learn about the activities offered in Downeast Maine.
If you are interested in what other SCA events and demos are happening in the East Kingdom which covers most of the New England states and Maritime provinces in Canada then please visit the East Kingdom SCA events website.
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