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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!

Gates open 9:00am Saturday April 29, 2017

Download a PDF of our cute bunny event flier
A "save the date" event handout for Awakenings. Please print yourself several copies and
hand them out to all you encounter at upcoming out-of-town events you are attending.

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

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.


 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 free 'Day Board' lunch beginning at 11:30.
(Please follow the 'Victual' link, in our newly provided navigation bar.)


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"


Activities to include: Tournament of the Courtier! Egg hunts for our armored fighters and fencers! Archery! The very popular A&S Artisan's Alley, A&S contest (dress as your favorite season) and Bardic activities!

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)
Hoard Silver (Silver, bronze, copper and gemstone jewelry)


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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