Fwd: [greyniche] Ozark Medieval Castle Event
- This might be interesting for those people in the Arkansas, Missouri,
Oklahoma, Kansas and possibly Tennessee and Texas areas. Please
respond to Cheryl Hissong (her address is in the mail below), not to
me with any questions or to let her know you will be coming.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Cheryl Hissong <cherylhissong@...>--
> Date: July 18, 2011 8:56:12 PM CDT
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [greyniche] Ozark Medieval Castle Event
> Reply-To: email@example.com
> Ozark Medieval Fortress Event
> “An after hours adventure at Ozark Medieval Fortress!”
> Saturday, July 30th
> (Friday, 5 p.m. - Sunday 10:00 a.m., if camping)
> Free for volunteers and living history participants
> Ozark Medieval Fortress:
> 1671 Hwy 14 W
> Lead Hill, AR 72644
> (870) 436-7625
> The Ozark Medieval Fortress has invited the UACCB Renaissance Club to
> help them kickoff a new program, “An after hours adventure at Ozark
> Medieval Fortress!” And we would like to invite our SCA friends and
> family to come out and help make this a truly awesome event for the
> On Saturday, July 30th, the Castle's last regular tour will end at
> 4:30 that afternoon, and "After Hours" will begin at 5:00, with
> activities taking place at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 and at 8:00. Activities
> will include dancing, fighting and whatever other activities we put
> For those who come out and take part in this event, the Castle is
> waiving their usual entrance fees, and will allow us to camp for free
> on Friday and Saturday nights. What we are looking for are heavy
> fighters, rapier fighters, archers, dancers, singers, storytellers,
> musicians, and folks who can demonstrate and talk about all kinds of
> things involving medieval life. The basic goal is to immerse visitors
> in life of the medieval ages, like a living history site.
> Since they are allowing us to camp, we also plan on doing things at
> the Castle throughout the day on Saturday, before the After Hours
> begins. There will be more details forthcoming on this as we move
> along and as we hear from ya'll on who wants to join us and what
> people want to do.
> We know that the Academy of Performing Arts will take place that
> weekend, as well as a conflict with Pennsic. But if you need an
> alternative to either of these, we would love to have you!
> - Camping is VERY primitive. Tents only, no electricity in camp
> (though there is some access to electricity at the castle to use hot
> plates and such for cooking). There are indoor bathrooms with A/C not
> far from camp, and a shower facility is available but approximately 7
> miles away from camp. You may need a rake to clear out an area for
> your tent. And daylight to see what you have to work with. Camp site
> opens Friday at 5 p.m.
> - Absolutely NO ALCOHOL!
> - Everyone brings their own camping gear and food
> - With the dry conditions, we may not be able to have open fires, so
> please plan your food accordingly. If the weather changes, we may be
> able to have fires, but we simply won't know until that weekend
> - Dress comfortably with keeping cool in mind. It will be very hot.
> And bring lots of water!
> - We must wear garb and try to stay in persona at ALL times on site.
> - Eating is done only at the picnic area or in camp. Beverages may be
> carried around at the Castle, as long as they are covered and don't
> look mundane.
> - Mundane items, like coolers, water bottles, camp chairs, food
> containers etc., need to be covered in some way. Not as much while in
> camping area, but definitely while on castle grounds.
> - There should be a few stores not far from the Castle, to pick up
> supplies before you get to camp. Or if you need to re-supply.
> - Bring bug repellant! There will likely be a lot of ticks, so be
> prepared to spray down not just yourself, but your garb and your
> camping area.
> - No children unattended
> - We don't yet know how the castle plans on lighting up the area
> during the evening, so we are waiting on that info.
> - When we are not performing or taking part in activities, we will
> provide the atmosphere for the castle. Also, we must be on our best
> behavior! This is a tremendous opportunity for all of us. And we want
> to show them what we can do and how well we can pull this off. There
> is talk of one of the French investors coming to the Castle from
> France for this weekend, as well as other Castle higher ups. So we
> want to be sure we are at our best!
> - Since the Castle helps make ends meet through their gift shop, we
> will not have merchants selling wares at this event.
> - Given that many people cannot attend due to prior obligations and
> because of the heat, and since we won't know until that weekend
> whether we can have fires, we will wait until a later time to try and
> put together some type of feast.
> - We would like to have some of our SCA royals come out and join us,
> in full regalia with thrones, etc., and present a mock court for
> visitors on Saturday night.
> - There is not much shade around the castle, so if any of you have
> period pavilions that you could bring or send with others, they would
> be greatly appreciated!
> - And if you have any extra or loaner garb that you could spare,
> please bring or send it to the event. We are all trying to go through
> garb to find the coolest garb possible, so we don't have problems with
> the heat that weekend.
> If this looks like something you would enjoy, please contact me with
> your mundane name, SCA name, when you plan on arriving, if you plan on
> camping, and what activities you can participate in. We need as many
> pre-registrations as possible, in order to give the Castle some idea
> of what to expect.
> Thank you!!
> Cheryl Hissong
> UACCB Ren Club and SCA member
> P.S. Please feel free to cross post this to groups I missed,
> especially to our neighboring kingdoms who might be close enough to
> join us. Thanks!
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