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Saturday April 30, 2016

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

Awakening XXX:
Armored Egg Hunt & Artisan's Alley

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


      Easter Egg Hunts for Fighters and Fencers      

      A&S contest: best crest on helmet or hat      

Dayboard lunch and evening feast

Artisan's Row, and Archery.

Although those last two, not actually together...
In the same place...

combat rain or shine!

**Room for indoor fighting if needed**

Rumors of a large pink bunny wreaking havoc can neither be confirmed nor denied.

Day Board

There will be a 'day board' beginning at 11:30am and lasting through the afternoon.
We invite the cooks of The Midlands to once again share their culinary skills and test their
medieval recipes on the willing guinea pigs grateful populace!

Electricity for heating & refrigeration is extremely limited, so we encourage dishes that can be served at room temperature.
Extra points for medieval recipes, but modern treats are also most welcome!

Thank You!

Please provide a list of ingredients so that we may warn those with food allergies.

If you have questions, please contact Ellen (ellenofthescholars 'at' yahoo 'dot' com).


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

"Best Crest Contest" A&S contest

You're always easy to find in a crowd if you've got something distinctive on top of your head.
Choose your favorite materials to make yourself a crest to wear atop your helmet or hat and show off your creations!
Heraldic animals, wings and horns are common figures used during SCA period, but maybe you'd like to branch out to even more fantastical crests.

A fashion show for the populace will happen in the afternoon on the stage, and the contest winner will be chosen by "applause-o-meter" readings.
Questions about the contest? Contact THL Heregyth Ketilsdottir (see below)

The Midlands Regional Armored Melee Practice

The Midlands Regional Rapier Melee Practice

Troll (and pre-reg):

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

Registration fee:  $12 ($7 with Member's discount).
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

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:  

Faust Blades (as the name implies)
Halden Creations (period style jewelry in freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones)
Viking Archery Supply Traditional Archery Supplies including custom made arrows, bowstrings, quivers and more

  People wot are in charge:  
Event Steward

Baroness Angelique d'Herisson
(Renee LeVeque)
Dame Ellen of the Scholars
(Cindy Baker)

A&S Coordinator:

THL Heregyð Ketilsdóttir

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.)


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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