Help The Incipient Shire of Wyndhame. Visit Vermont & Attend the Vermont Renaiss
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Help The Incipient Shire of Wyndhame. Visit Vermont & Attend the
Vermont Renaissance Festival for Free!
The Incipient Shire of Wyndhame Needs Your Help!
We are doing a demo at the Vermont Renaissance Festival this year as a
way to increase our membership and let folks know about our Shire, and
the Society for Creative Anachronism.
ARE YOU A FIGHTER, A FENCER, A COSTUMER, A CALLIGRAPHER, AN
ENTERTAINER, OR HAVE ANOTHER SCA SKILL, CRAFT, OR INTEREST?
If you can say Yes to any of the above questions, then we need You to
make our demo a success. The Faire can still use some entertainers; so
if you would like to do that as well, contact Pacita, the Independent
Acts Coordinator, at pacita@... or 802-463-1954.
DO YOU HAVE A PERIOD PAVILLION OR A PERIOD CAMP SET-UP?
Bring it and set it up in our encampment! We will have our own area at
the Renaissance Faire site as though we are following Queen Elizabeth
I on her visit to the country. We want to make it as nice and
authentic as possible, so the more pavillions and other accoutrements,
DO YOU BELONG TO A GROUP IN NEW ENGLAND OR THE SURROUNDING AREA?
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS?
Attending the Faire and helping us can also help you. Last year the
Faire had about 7,000 visitors and this year they are expecting
10,000-15,000. Patrons from all over New England (and other areas)
travel to Vermont to enjoy the Faire, so this would be a wonderful
opportunity for you to connect with people from your area and tell
them about your group and the SCA activities there.
YOUR REWARDS FOR HELPING US WITH OUR DEMO.
The SCA Folks that participate in our encampment will get:
FREE Admission to the Vermont Renaissance Festival
Camping for the weekend and there is a possibility that you may be
able to camp during the week if you want to stay in Vermont, this is
still being worked out by the Faire Producers and the site. Period
Pavillions will be set up within the Wyndhame Encampment, modern tents
in a different area.
The satisfaction of assisting The Incipient Shire of Wyndhame in our
efforts to have a successful Demo.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
Bring yourself, friends, family, and your period accoutrements to the
Actively participate in our area and show the Patrons the range and
scope of activities of the SCA.
There will be three scheduled demonstrations each day of the Faire and
we need our SCA guests to help with them. The activities will be
determined by whoever is available and what they can do, whether it is
fighting, fencing, entertaining, an A&S display, fashion show, talking
about garb, armor, etc.
Help set-up and teardown the camp if needed.
Our equipment is sparse at this time, so if you can bring (or lend us)
things like list ropes and standards, we would be most grateful.
WHAT ARE THE DATES AND TIMES?
The Faire runs for 4 weekends:
July 2-3, 9-10, & 16-17
The Faire runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
DO I HAVE TO BE THERE FOR EVERY WEEKEND?
Our hope would be that you could make all of the weekends, but you can
be there, as often or as little as you want, just let us know.
As we are guests at the faire, Merchanting under the auspices of the
SCA is not possible to prevent conflicts with the Faire Merchants.
If you wish to sell your wares, contact the Merchant Coordinator,
Pacita, at 802-463-1954 or e-mail her:
VT Renaissance Festival Merchant Applications can be found here: <a
WHERE IS IT HELD AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
The Vermont Renaissance Festival will be held at the Guilford
Fairgrounds in Guilford, VT.
>From Interstate 91, exit 1 in VT, Rt. 5 South, 1.3 miles. Turn rightonto Guilford Center Rd. After 1.8 miles, left onto Weatherhead Hollow
Rd. 1.3 miles down the road, turn left onto Fairground Road
Use Mapquest to get door-to-door directions.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
As the Faire is known for authenticity, we have some rules to follow:
The time period is the 1580's, so SCAdians are asked to wear late
period garb, i.e. Elizabethan or Renaissance, and to stay away from
Early period or Medieval clothing. Eyeglasses are fine.
Anything modern or out-of-period within the encampment must be covered
or kept out of sight of the patrons.
Weapons must be peace tied at all times.
There are no ground fires allowed. Fire bowls are allowed but MUST be
attended at all times. You must have a fire extinguisher close by and
easily accessible at all times.
The Faire is working on allowing Pavillions and other accouterments to
be left up during the week, but Security might be a problem, so it
would be best to take your things with you when you leave. We will let
you know if they work that out.
If you want free admission to the Vermont Renaissance Festival, to
camp, and to get fed, you must pre-register with the Seneschal of The
Incipient Shire of Wyndhame:
Laird Stuart Martin MacDonald (mka Stuart Joseph)
36 Front St.
Bellows Falls VT 05101
Click here to send me an email:
You can register online by filling out the Registration form by
I will issue Participant Passes. Participants must carry their
participant pass and a photo ID with them at all times.
If you don't want to register online, in your email, phone call, or
letter, tell me the information asked for by the online Registration Form.
Click Here for the VT Renaissance Festival Web Page: <a
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
Stuart Joseph, 802-463-1954 (phone)
The Great Scot, Magician http://www.greatscotmagic.com
Historic & Multi-epoch Entertainer
Expert in Historical, Scottish, & Celtic Magic
Historic & Period Magic, Props, Coaching & Consulting
36 Front St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101 USA