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Trial by Fire & Lochmere Arrow Shoot

September 08- 10, 2017
Barony of Bright Hills


Trial by Fire/Lochmere Arrow is returning to Bright Hills September 8-10. Archers will vie for the coveted Lochmere Arrow. The bards will keep all entertained. Plus, this year is the 20th anniversary of the Trial By Fire cooking competition, so the cooks have some special competitions planned. Camping is available and there will be a potluck Saturday night. It’s time to put it on your calendar, so you don’t miss out.

The Lochmere Arrow Shoot is designed for teams of two shooters from the same group (group defined as having a seneschal, so a barony, shire or canton). A group can field as many or as few teams as it desires. The shoot is designed to be challenging, but even if you are a novice archer or not on a team, you can still come out and shoot for fun! In addition to the first prize Lochmere Arrow for the top scoring team, there will be award arrows for the 2nd and 3rd place teams as well. If your team happens to be the winner of this shoot, the archers are responsible for designing the next year's shoot (which can be held in conjunction with another event). Being the winning team does not mean you cannot shoot your own course the next year - you can try and defend your title!

Finally, the designers of this year's oh-so-devious shoot (Baron Seamus McRay and THL Janyn Fletcher of Lancastreschire) have informed me that there will be 16 stations. Also, there is a good chance that the clout shoot (long-distance) may be timed, so if you are a speedy shooter, be sure to bring plenty of arrows or bolts!

Additional information: There will be traveler's fare available for a small donation for Friday night campers (spaghetti with marinara sauce, fresh bread and salad).

There will also be a chipped beef and fresh biscuits breakfest available (again, for a nominal donation) for early arrivals or campers on Saturday morning.

Website: http://brighthills.atlantia.sca.org/?page_id=896

Martial Activities: Target Archery only. Marshal in Charge: Lord David FitzMartin (David Bauer), 404-281-3790, david.astgtciv [AT] gmail.com.

Arts & Sciences Activities: There will be bardic, cooking and poetry competitions

TRIAL BY FIRE COMPETITION: This is the 20th anniversary of the Trial by Fire competition, so all previous Grand Champions are asked to mentor entrants in this competition! We hope to have lots of cooks and lots of mentors!

The basic Trial by Fire competition requires period recipes to be prepared onsite over using open flames and limited to cooking technologies used at the Pennsic War. No electricity allowed! However, you can use fire bowls, camp stoves, caterer’s burners and hand tools. Documentation is required. Minimum documentation would include the original recipe, its source and your redaction. If the recipe uses period ingredients and methods, but not a period recipe, document all ingredients and methods to one culture, time and place. If there is an issue as to whether specific ingredients are period, Food by Waverly Root may be used to make that determination.

Other cooking competitions will also be held. See the event website for more details. BARDIC COMPETITION: There will be a bardic competition. More details on the event website. POETRY COMPETITION: Lady Deirdre O’Bardon is sponsoring a poetry competition. More details on the event website.

Cost: Adult Event Registration: $17.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $12.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (5-17): $6.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-4): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: SCA-MD, Inc., Barony of Bright Hills

Cost Notes: Camping is included in the event fee.

Site: Graham Memorial Park, 10301 Harford Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057. Site opens 5:00 pm Friday and closes at noon on Sunday.

Site Restrictions: No alcohol on the archery field. No ground fires outside of firepits.

Feast Information: There will be a potluck feast. Please bring a dish that serves at least 8 people.

Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome. Please contact Lady Livia di Samuele at Abramsonsm [AT] gmail.com or 301-807-5476.

Other Information: LOCHMERE ARROW: Archers will compete for the right to bring the Lochmere Arrow home to their barony, shire or canton. The actual shoot is always creative, fiercely contested and a lot of fun!

Autocrat's Information: Deirdre O'Bardon (Debbie Eccles), 707 Hammershire Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117, Phone: (410) 455-9444, E-mail: deirdre_obardon[AT]yahoo.com

Reservations: Cairell mac Cormaic (Carl Jacobson), 7927 Mandan Road, No. 104, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Phone: () , E-mail: cairellmaccormaic [AT] yahoo.com

Directions:

From the DC/Virginia area:

Take Interstate 95 North to Baltimore.
Follow Rte 95 thru the Fort McHenry tunnel.
Stay on Rte 95 until you come to Rte 695.
Take Exit 64 towards Towson. (While on Rte 95 get in the right lane)
Follow Rte 695 about 2 miles. Look for Harford Rd, take exit 31A for Harford Rd. At light at end of ramp, turn left to go north on Harford Rd.
Follow Harford Rd about 2 miles. Count 3 traffic lights.
When you get to the second traffic light you are real close. (North Wind Rd)
Follow Harford Road down the hill about 1/4 mile. Look for signs on the right
Turn right and follow road thru to the second gate.

From the north:

Take Interstate 95 South to Baltimore.
Follow Rte 95 to Rte 695 Exit 64. Take the ramp on the right towards Towson.
Follow Rte 695 about 2 miles. Look for Harford Rd, take exit 31A. At light at end of ramp, turn left to go north on Harford Rd
Follow Harford Rd about 2 ¼ miles.
Look for signs on the right
Turn right and follow road thru to the second gate.

From Southern Maryland:

Take your best route to I-95.
Follow I-95 to I-895 until it merges with I-95.
Take Exit 64 (I-695) towards Towson to exit 31A for Harford Rd. At light at end of ramp, turn left to go north on Harford Rd
Follow Harford Rd about 2 ¼ miles.
Look for signs on the right
Turn right and follow road thru to the second gate.

From the west:

Take I-70 to Baltimore
Take I-695 exit towards Towson to Harford Rd exit 31A. At light at end of ramp, turn left to go north on Harford Rd
Follow Harford Rd about 2 ¼ miles.
Look for signs on the right
Turn right and follow road thru to the second gate.

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