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Saturday April 25, 2015

The Shire of Baile na Scolairi heralds the return of Spring with:

Awakening XXVIIII:
Armored Egg Hunt & Artisan's Alley


**New site with room for indoor fighting if needed**

*Well not NEW NEW, here for a second year, in 2015*

Mt. Hope Funks Grove Park District
107 N. West St, McLean, IL 61754

Site opens at 9 a.m. (8:30 am for Merchants) and closes at 9 p.m.

Directions and Hotel list at the bottom of this page

Site is Bone Dry and smoking is prohibited in the building.

The main building is handicap accessible.

The main field is just that, a grassy field.

  Bring projects to work on or demonstrate  
in our ever popular "Artisan's Alley"


  Arts, Sciences and Activities  
Combat Information
Post Revel Information
Feast Information

For what ever reason,
the main schedule with times and such
seems to live on the combat information page.

Activities to include: Egg hunts for our armored fighters and fencers along with Archery! Event also features the very popular A&S Artisan's Alley, a rabbit-themed A&S contest and Bardic activities.

"Tails and Tales"
rabbit-themed A&S contest

Tell a short rabbit-tail-related story or make an item using any medium that reminds us of rabbit tails.
Using actual fluffy tails not required.

Fabulous prize awarded to the winner, judging and results at 4 p.m. in the Artisans' Alley area.

The Midlands Regional Archery Championship will be held:

The schedule for archery for the day is
9-10am inspections, open shooting,
10am to noon, fun tourney,
noon-1:30pm break for lunch and range setup,
1:30-4pm is regional championship shoot.
May be some open shooting after that until 5.

Everything is weather dependent, of course.
Please spread the word.
~~ Henry, Midlands Regional Archery Marshal.

Troll (and pre-reg):

Lord Vincenzo (John Woodall)
9322 Polaris Dr.          
Bloomington, IL 61705
(no calls after 10 p.m. please.)

Site fee:  $8 per person/$13 for non-members.
Evening meal: $10.00

Site fee includes a day-board of lunch-time snacks provided by the cooks of the Midrealm!
(Additional items for the day-board are welcome and encouraged.)

Make checks payable to: SCA-IL, Inc. Baile na Scolairi

The Non-Member Surcharge of $5 will be charged for all Non-Members.

There are no extra merchant fees,
but you must reserve in advance with our merchant coordinator.
Site will be open at 8:30 am For Merchants.


  Confirmed merchant listing:  

Lord George of the Black Dragon(Period books, jewelry, garb, pewterware and more.)
Lady MacSnood(handmade Snoods for all occasions!)

  People wot are in charge:  
Event Steward

Honorable Lord Heinrich von Stuttgart
(Andrew Shallue)

Please see event flier for more detailed
contact information.

A&S Coordinator:

THL Heregyð Ketilsdóttir

Please see event flier for more detailed
contact information.

Fun A&S competition!

Informal Artisan's Row!

"Artisan's Alley"

All enthusiasts for the arts and sciences are invited to take part in our annual Artisans' Alley,
an all-day opportunity to do the activity you like in a public area at the event,
meeting other area artisans and (if you are so inclined) teaching others in an informal setting.

We have space available in the library at the site for classes.
Please contact our A&S Coordinator THL Heregyð Ketilsdóttir to schedule a class.

Merchant Coordinator:
(Kevin Conlin):

Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh

There are no extra merchant fees!
You must reserve in advance with our merchant coordinator.
Site will be open at 8:30 am For Merchants.
Merchants will be indoors. (unless you want to be outside)
Merchants will need to bring their own tables & chairs.

Dinner Steward:

Lady Bella Marchionni

Dinner Menu

Dinner will start at 5 pm
Seating for 25

Day Board Lunch!

If you have questions, please contact the Event Stewards

(Additional items for the day-board are welcome and encouraged.)

Download a PDF of our Awakening 28 Event Flier
- print as many as you need!


Take your best route to I-55 (South of Bloomington), take exit 145 to US-136.
Turn West on to US-136 (towards town), then turn right onto West street (just past the railroad tracks).
There will be SCA signs.
107 N West St, McLean, IL 61754

Hotel list:

Here is a list of hotels off of I74 (Market Street),
this is just a list, not a recommendation.

Holiday Inn Express - 309-820-9990
Fairfield Inn & Suites - 309-828-8000
Econo Lodge - 309-829-3100
Quality Inn & Suites - 309-829-7602
Days Inn - 829-6292

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