Tourney of Love 2023

February 11th, 2023

Tourney o’ Love is back! It’s time for Endewearde’s annual Tourney o’ Love to decide who will be the next Champeen o’ Love. There will be three individual competitions for those who wish to compete for the coveted Pink Baldric; competitors must fence, fight, and enter an A&S project.

There are spaces for classes so reach out to Endewearde’s Minister of Arts and Sciences with questions about scheduling. There will be fencing, fighting, dancing, music, an A&S competition, and Baronial Court. A grand dayboard is included in the site fee, and a feast will be held at the end of the day for the first 80 people to preregister for the feast at an additional fee. It will be a jam-packed event that you will not want to miss!

A&S Competition: Our theme this year is Vikings and Saxons. Competitors should have an A&S entry that is based around this theme. The competitors’ entrees will be judged by a select panel and the populace.

Heavy Weapons Tourney: Format TBD

Fencing Tourney: Format TBD

Important Notice: The East Kingdom has issued a Kingdom-wide variance effective immediately concerning COVID precautions. This event is being held in the State of Maine, Penobscot County. Our Seneschal will continue to monitor the CDC to determine whether masking will become mandatory. Regardless, guests are encouraged to wear masks if they wish to do so. Announcements will be made in as many forms as practical if a change is necessary. Here is the link to the East Kingdoms Kingdom Wide Variance Policy.

Tentative Schedule:
8:00 AM Staff & Vendors on Site
9:00 AM Gate Opens
9:00 AM A&S table opens for presenters
9:00-10:00 AM Heavy list inspections and tournament sign ups.
9:00-10:00 AM Fencing list inspections and tournament sigh ups
10:00-12:00 Heavy List Tournament
10:00 AM Populace Judging for A&S Competition begins
12:00 Day Board is served
12:30-2:00 PM Dancing
12:00-1:00 PM A&S Judging by select panel (Entrants must be in attendance)
2:00-4:00 PM Fencing Tournament
4:00 PM Populace Voting for A&S closes
4:30 PM Baronial Court
6:00 PM Feast
10:00 PM Off Site

Day Board Menu – A Camp Lunch (as prepared by Drottin Hrafn and Frouva Halldis:
Assorted Meats (Ham, Turkey, Prosciutto, Roast Beef)
Assorted Sliced Cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, Pepper Jack, Mozzarella
Assorted Fruits (Dried apples, Grapes, Strawberries, Kissel – Scandinavian Fruit Pudding)
Breads (Naan, Tavern Bread
Assorted Drinks (Water, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate)

Feast Menu (as prepared by Lady Leofwenn of Wytleseie and Lord Alan Wytleseie): First Sending -Wyrtig Briw (vegetable soup), Beanen Briw (bean soup with meat), Leahtrices Wyrtmete (lettuce salad), Wyrtmete (cabbage salad), Mearh Smenmete (sausage casserole), Leaxes Hlaf (salmon cakes with sauce), and Rigen Hlaf (rye bread) with Cyse Syfling (cheese spread)
Second Sending – Beren Briw (barley pilaf), Hunigbaere Moran (honey glazed carrots), Gerbuterode Betan (buttered beets), Breade Eofor (roast pork) with Swamma Hlaf (mushroom dressing), and Aetena Hlaf (oat bread) with Hunig Butere (honey butter)
Third Sending – Baecen Aepplas (baked apples), and Flete Estmete (sour cream custard) with Streawbergean Seaw (strawberry sauce)
Allergies and Ingredients – Ingredients cards will be placed on all the tables for those of our guests with food allergy concerns.

Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park Street, Bangor, Maine, 04401

Directions: Take your best route to I-95 Exit 185 in Bangor Maine, then follow the route on this link.

Registration: Pre-registration is required only if you plan to partake in the feast. Seating for the feast is limited to 80 people. To pre-register for Tourney o’ Love, use this pre-registration form. See registration form for exact procedure to pre- register. After submitting this form, you will receive an email with an invoice at the address provided. Once the invoice is received, please mail a check or money order to the following address: Frances Kellogg, 17 Island Ave, Orono, ME 04473

Event Fees are as follows:
Adults (18+): $20 ($15 with proof of membership)
Youth (6-17): $10
Children (0-5): $0

Feast Fees are as follows:
Adults (18+): $25
Youth (6-17):
$15 Children (0-5): $0

Checks and money orders should be made out to: SCA-Maine, Inc. – Endewearde

Payment can be made in person if that is convenient to both parties.


Event Steward:
Raymond Sprague
Master Godric of Hamtun
120 Hudson Road
Bangor, Maine 04401