Jehan’s Fencing and Fighting at the Fort: Saturday, April 29, 2017

This is the Barony of Endewearde event page for the annual Jehan’s Fencing & Fighting at the Fort to be held on Saturday, April 29,  2017 at Fort Knox in Prospect, Maine.

Illustration of red heraldic roseEvent Overview

Long do we wait for the winter to subside, for the ice to melt free the gates of that grand fortress and prepare for the coming season of war! Though this year we lack the winter and ice, war is still coming to the kingdom and we gather for Jehan’s Fencing and Fighting at the Fort.

Come join us on April 29th for a fun day of armored combat, rapier/C&T combat, and the Endewearde Rapier Champion competition. All may enter, but the top Endewearden will hold the sword of Jehan for the next year!

Site Opens: 9:00 am
Site Closes: 4:00 pm

Registration Fees

Adult Event Registration: $10
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $5
Children (ages 3-17): $2
Infants (ages 0-2): Free

No prepaid reservations are required to attend this event.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Maine, Inc. Endewearde

Bring Your Own Lunch: There is no dayboard (lunch) or evening feast being served as part of the registration day fees. Please plan to provide your own lunch.

Directions

Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
740 Ft Knox Rd
Prospect, ME 04981
You may follow these Google Map directions 

Road Construction Alert

An article published in the Bangor Daily News indicates that the Maine DOT will be paving and doing maintenance on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge between April 24 and June 2017.

Follow this link to the Bangor Daily News to learn more about this construction project timetable and the type of delays you will experience if you plan to use the Penobscot Narrows Bridge between Bucksport and Verona Island.

Contact Information
  • Event Steward: Alesone Gray of Cranlegh (Wendy Marques)
    Email: alesone.gray@gmail.com
  • Deputy Event Steward:  Hrafn Isauga 

ACTIVITIES OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE DAY

 

Illustration of red heraldic roseYouth Combat

There will be heavy list Youth Combat in 3 epic rounds! Stairwell of courage, Barrier of Might and weather permitting Ally of Doom! There will be youth combat loaner gear on site this year so come one come all fearsome youth and defeat your foes! There are prizes for each division and the winners of the Baronial Championship at Tourney of Love will receive their just rewards.
Youth Marshal: Lord Thomas de’ Marr

Illustration of red heraldic roseRattan

There will be a double elimination tournament.
Heavy List Marshal: Syr Cedric of Thanet

Illustration of red heraldic roseRapier Combat

There will be Baronial Rapier tournament (format forthcoming), Cut &Thrust tournament, and possibly other rapier games (if time allows).
Rapier Combat Marshal: Lord Trian O’Bruadair

Illustration of red heraldic roseArts & Sciences Challenge

Arts & Sciences Coordinator: Frouva [Lady] Halldís Ulfsdottier

Frova Halldis Ulfsdottier presents to you a challenge! Along with our traditional display of all the beautiful things made by our populace, this year there will be a little twist. The challenge shall be: Broaden Your Horizons.

What this means is that we are not looking for master works. Everyone, both new and vetted, is encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone and try something they have never done before. The sky is the limit!

There will be four categories, and a winner for each category. The categories will be:

  • fiber arts
  • metal/woodworking
  • scribal
  • miscellaneous (to include, but not be limited to, food and beverage entries).

A populace vote will determine the challenge winners. Documentation will not be of the typical variety for this challenge. Instead of mountains of research and references, you will only need to answer a few simple questions (i.e. why you chose the medium you did, how you made it, what you would do differently, and if you will continue to explore this new art).

You can download the Arts & Sciences entry form to print out and fill out in advance or you may pick up a form at the event.

Illustration of red heraldic roseTavern Festivities 

If you aren’t watching the youth combat or adult heavy weapons or rapier combat tournaments or examining the Arts & Sciences entries please join us and hang out in the Tavern gathering room. Bring a comfy chair and your picnic lunch, sit by the fire, and just hang out. Entertainments in the tavern are self directed  so feel free to bring tavern board games or to entertain others with song, dance and storytelling in a relaxed atmosphere. You are welcome to bring your craft projects as well.

Day Schedule

Updated: Thursday, 4/27/2017

8:30 AM Event Staff can be on site early
9:000 AM Site opens
10:00 AM Inspections and activities begin
9:00-10:00 AM Rapier Combat Authorizations
10:00-11:00 AM Youth Combat Tournaments
10:00-3:30 PM Rapier Combat Pick Up Bouts
10:00-1:30 PM Rapier Combat Melee
11:00 AM Heavy List Combat Tournament
12:00-12:30 PM General Lunch Break (provide your own picnic lunch)
12:30-1:30 PM Cut & Thrust Tournament
1:30-3:00 PM Rapier Combat Tournament / Baronial Championship
3:00 PM Wrap up activities
3:30 PM Baronial court
4:00 PM Site closes
Additional Site Information
  • Pets: Pets (on a leash 4 feet or shorter) are welcome throughout the Fort, the Fort grounds, and the Visitor’s Center.  Pets are not allowed in the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and may not be left in a car unattended.

  • Parking: There is free parking. Please park in the paved lot and walk your items down to the front gates of the fort. There is a convenient traffic circle near the Visitor Center & Restrooms to drop off your stuff and then park your vehicle.

  • Facilities & Handicap Accessibility: There are handicap accessible flush toilets located in a separate white building near the Gift Shop & Visitor Center. There are no shower facilities. The unpaved road around the front of Fort Knox is a combination of packed dirt and loose gravel. The fort has limited handicap accessibility to the central courtyard area via a ramp through the main gates. Some parts of the fort will not be readily accessible without minor assistance – please do not hesitate to ask for help. The Gift Shop & Visitor Center next to the restrooms will not be open.

  • Paperwork Is Required For Guest Minors: If you are bringing Minors (youth under 18 years old) who are not your own children or for whom you do not have legal guardianship then you MUST have the Minor Consent To Participate And Hold Harmless waiver document signed for each child by their parent/legal guardian and brought with you to present at the SCA check-in gate. This policy applies to relatives of the guest minor as well (siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins). Please download this form:
    http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/chldwaiv.pdf

    Any minor not in the company of their parent or legal guardian at any SCA event must have in their possession the following form, Medical Authorization for Minors, which has been completed by their parents before the event AND witnessed by a Notary Public. The person responsible for the Minor that day should also have a Medical Authorization for Minors form in their care for the duration of the SCA event:
    http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/treatminor-notary.pdf 

    You can read Endewearde’s FAQ for Guest Minors so you can plan to obtain the necessary forms, signatures and notary public services before the youth guest minor accompanies you to a SCA event.

  • Clothing: An attempt at pre-17th century clothing is required to attend any SCA event. If you are new to attending SCA events then you need to know that all SCA event participants wear clothing that is suitable for the SCA period (approximately 600 – 1600).

    Please contact our Newcomer coordinator, Lord Eoin (his name is prounounced as “Owen”), ahead of time to make arrangements to borrow appropriate clothing (called “garb”). Loaner clothing will be available at the event. Endewearde has simple and comfortable selection of loaner clothing in a wide variety of sizes to help you attend our SCA events. You can send email to Lord Eoin at chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org if you have any questions about attending a SCA event or need to borrow garb for the day.

    Please return the clothing you borrowed before you leave the event site. We’ll take care of laundering it.

  • No Dayboard Will Be Served: There will no dayboard (lunch) served at this event nor is there a food vendor on site. Please plan to pack your own lunch and beverages.

    For those new to attending SCA events, it is the custom to expect attendees will plan to bring their own sturdy bowl, plate, drinking cup, utensils and napkins. It is recommended you bring a plastic bag to store your dishware after lunch as there won’t be access to sinks to rinse them off.  (We and the Fort Knox staff would deeply appreciate that you do not wash dishes or dump food waste in the public restrooms). One useful tip is to bring a paper plate to place over your sturdier plate; the paper plate is discarded after your meal and you get to bring home a relatively clean plate.

  • Keep Warm, Be Comfortable: You will want to wear footwear meant for walking, fencing or fighting on gravel, dirt floors, or granite flooring. There is plenty of room for fencing and fighting in the gun bays on the stone and gravel flooring inside the fort. Please consider bringing a warm cloak or coat — although the temperatures may be pleasantly warm on the day of the event, the wind off the Penobscot river can be quite chilly in late April. Please bring a folding chair and a water bottle for your own comfort.

  • Fort Knox Site Information: The Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory website link at http://fortknox.maineguide.com/ has additional information about the history of the fort as well as a downloadable brochure (pdf format). Park and observatory admission fees are in effect once the park  opens to the general public. Prior to that date the grounds outside the fort are open to the general public.

Follow Jehan Event Details On Social Media

You can follow conversations and additional information about this event on the social media facebook page Jehan’s Fencing and Fighting at the Fort.

Announcements for this event appear on the East Kingdom Event Calendar under the title Jehan’s Fencing and Fighting at the Fort on April 29, 2017.

An announcement for Jehan’s Fencing and Fighting at the Fort is also available through Google Plus.

Updated: 04/26/2017