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The Shire of Baile na Scolairi invites you to celebrate with us the Festival of the Four Seasons

Awakening XXXI:
Armored Easter Egg Hunt and Artisans' Alley
The Tournament of the Courtier!

Saturday April 29, 2017

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


 Event activities for all seasons 

 Spring: Rain or shine, combat will happen! Egg Hunts for Armored and Rapier Combat 

Summer: Arts and Sciences Contest -- wear garb representing Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter

Fall: Fruits of the harvest at Dayboard Lunch and the Feast of the Four Seasons

Winter: warm yourself at the Bardic fire or in the good company at Artisans' Alley

And, as always -- fabulous prizes!

Tournament of the Courtier!!

**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.

~~Soon * Schedules~~

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! Event also features the very popular A&S Artisan's Alley, a rabbit-themed A&S contest and Bardic activities.

Troll (and pre-reg):

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

Registration fee:  $13 ($8 with Member's discount).
Evening meal: $10.00 (Seating for 30)

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:  

  People wot are in charge:  
Event Steward

THL Heregyð Ketilsdóttir
(mka Heather Evert)

A&S Coordinator:
THL Heregyð Ketilsdóttir

Fun A&S competition!

Informal Artisan's Row!

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:
Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh
(mka Kevin Conlin)

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.

Lunch and Evening Feast Steward:
Dame Ellen of the Scholars
(mka Cindy Baker)
(ellenofthescholars 'at' yahoo 'dot' com)

Dinner will start at 6pm
Seating for 30

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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