February 16—18, 2018 (details subject to change):
Please join the Shire of Drakenmere for a weekend devoted to an exploration of the Viking culture in Iceland and Greenland and related areas in the tenth century. We will have classes, children’s activities, martial activities, indoor and outdoor activities with a Viking feast followed by a European Revel and Bardic bonfire.
We are using Magnolia Springs State Park for the first time to host Jour d’Amour. Tent camping and martial activities and a bardic bonfire will occur in the Pioneer Camp at Magnolia Springs. A modern camping area is available for an extra cost through the state park as well as cottage rental (click the link for details). Indoor activities and feast, and a European revel will occur in the heated Group Shelter #2. Other outdoor activities and games will occur in the adjacent Picnic Pavilion #1.
The Group shelter is ADA accessible and the picnic pavilion is close to the group shelter. However, the pioneer campground is 0.6 miles away by road. There is abundant parking, but the park charges $5 for a parking pass (there is no additional cost to park if you are an annual pass holder—be sure to bring your hang tag with you!).
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Magnolia Springs State Park (map)
1053 Magnolia Springs Dr.
Millen, GA 30442
(Note: Pets are permitted on a 6 foot leash in public areas; however pets are NOT permitted in the Group Shelters)
Adult Site registration: $17
Adult Member site registration: $12 (bring your blue SCA membership card or a photo of it with you)
Child Feast (17 years old or less): $4
Mail reservations with checks made payable to “SCA, Inc. dba Shire of Drakenmere” to:
Mr. Brian Greer
208 South Mulberry
Statesboro, GA 30458
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (subject to change):
Friday (Feb. 16th):
5 p.m—Troll opens to populace
10 p.m.—Troll closes [note: Park gate closes at 10 p.m.; reopens again at 7 a.m.]
Saturday (Feb. 17th):
9 a.m—Troll opens at picnic pavilion.
10 a.m.–Group shelter 2 opens.
10:30 a.m.—11: 45 p.m. First class set
Bag Toss Tournament
Martial activities begin
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m. Fundraiser lunch served.
1:15—2:30 p.m. Second class set.
Martial activities resume
2:45—4 p.m. Third class set.
Martial activities end.
5 p.m.—7 p.m. Feast and/or court.
7—9 p.m. Revel.
9 p.m. Bonfire and bardic circle.
Group shelter and picnic pavilion close.
9:45 p.m. Checkout for picnic pavilion and group shelter. [note: Park gate closes at 10 p.m.; reopens again at 7 a.m.]
Sunday (Feb. 18th):
11 a.m. Pioneer camping area closes.
Lady Theodora Doukaina
Feastcrat: Genevieve of Drakenmere
Fundraiser Lunch—to benefit the Kingdom’s travel fund
Saturday morning—coffee, tea, water, assorted breads and pastries, fruit, boiled eggs
Feast—three course Viking meal (details forthcoming)