Carolingia Castellum Est

Event Details

Greetings! It has long been said that Carolingia is a state of mind, but
for one day, we invite you to consider Carolingia as a place – a place
where one might find historians, artisans, dancers, cooks, gamesters, and
many more convivial denizens.

Please join us on March 10 at Veasey Memorial Park in Groveland, MA.

– Listen to tales of Carolingia, including the artful and hilarious Carolingiad, and see the pictorial record of Carolingia past
– Gather with our artisans for an Arts and Sciences salon, where you may ply your craft in company
– Bring a first attempt to our “New Skills” A&S Display (see below for guidelines)
– Learn and play historical games in our main hall, where families and children are encouraged to play together
– Try your hand at archery and thrown weapons (CANCELLED FOR WEATHER)
– Learn to dance simple dances; make a favor for your dancing partner!
– Listen the performers of Carolingia, throughout the day and at the Competition for Baronial Performer (see below for guidelines)
– Bring your old pewter site tokens for recycling
– Bring children’s garb for swapping
– Join us for a warm and comfortable village supper at the end of the day; supper will be served at 5 to make it easier for our youngest denizens and their families to stay.  Off-board seating will also be available in the same hall for those who wish to share in our company but do not wish to partake of our board (see below for menu).


10am – Site opens
10:30am – 12:30pm – Archery and Thrown Weapons range open (CANCELLED FOR WEATHER)
10:30am – 12:30pm – Make a favor for your dance partner11:30am -1:30pm – Luncheon available
1:00pm – Baronial Performer Competition
2:00pm – Dancing for Children and Beginners
3:00pm – Learn to play Nine Men’s Morris
4:00pm – Baronial Court
5:00pm – Supper
8:00pm – Site closes

All other activities run essentially throughout the day.

Baronial Performer and Other Performances

We will have two sorts of opportunities for performers of all types:

– during the day, we welcome performers to entertain the Village throughout the site. Sing for the luncheoners! Tell a story to the cooks! Play the lute for the spinners! These performances are purely for their own joy and the joy of your audience and carry no further obligation. Upon arrival, please see Maistre Lucien de Pontivy, our Master of Revels, and he will help you find your audience.

– at 1:00 in the afternoon, the Baron and Baroness will give their full attention to those who wish to compete for the position of Baronial Performer. This is indeed a performance that carries both obligation and honour; please review the Champion’s Agreement to ensure that you can agree to it with a clear heart.

Their Excellencies would like it to be known that They request pieces that are period or period in style; please bring your documentation on a 3×5 card or similar, and present it to Maistre Lucien prior to the competition. They also remind us that brevity is the soul of wit, and would prefer pieces of roughly five minutes length or less.

They will choose their Champion after they have heard all, and then that lucky and talented soul will be asked to provide a short slate of entertainments (10-15 minutes) for all at supper. The new Champion is strongly encouraged to incorporate other performers that they have heard that day into that slate, as well as their own talents.

A&S Display – New Skills

For the A&S display, please bring something that shows your first completed project of a new learning endeavor!  Proudly show off your work, even if it is something small and simple – trying something for the first time and sticking with it to complete the project is something we would like to celebrate with everyone no matter what the piece!  Documentation is not required, but you are welcome to include a short description on what prompted you to embark on this new learning experience, what it taught you along the way, and what your next steps might be.  We welcome entrants of all ages.

Not sure if your piece qualifies? When in doubt, show it off!  Didn’t actually finish? We are still happy to have it!  Have a few test tries before you complete anything? Bring them too as part of your documentation/description!  We want you to be proud of your accomplishments and have everyone see them!

Also, if you are looking to learn something new while at the village event, please stop by and try your hand at making a token to leave for the artisans who have chosen to display their works.

Our Board

Lord Zohane Faber, our excellent cook, will be preparing the following:

Lunch will be available at midday; pasties (mustard chicken or eggs and cheese) may be purchased for $2/each or 3 for $5, and other fruits, vegetables, and pickles are included in the gate fee.

Supper will be:
– A pottage of oats and beef
– Pokerounce of trenchers, honey, and nuts
– Cock-a-leekie stew
– A tart of eggs and cheese
Supper is a separate fee of $5/person; those under 12 are no charge.

Beverages will be available all day, comprising water, mint sekanjabin, and Digby’s Small Mead (nonalcoholic).

Registration: Site fee is $15 for adults; $10 for SCA members.
Attendees under 18 are $5; babes in arms attend at no cost.
Family attendance is capped at $40; $30 for SCA members.

Event Steward:
Mistress Aildreda de Tamworthe
Molly Eskridge

Send Reservations to:
Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum
c/o Davey Snyder
2 Newcastle Rd.
Brighton MA 02135

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