Harts and Horns

Hosted by Shire of Hartshorn-dale - Douglassville, PA

Event date: October 8th, 2022

Event Last Modified: October 2nd, 2022

Health Acknowledgement

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

The populace of Hartshorn-Dale would like to invite you to their first annual Harts and Horns event!  Come join the festivities!  There will be fighting, fencing, and the Shire of Hartshorn-Dale will be choosing new Champions for each martial art.  There will be an A&S display and populace choice competition, as well as a Garbed Plushie display.  Our famous "Dining with Lorenzo" group will also be having a feast for a small extra charge!  Come on out to celebrate with us before the winter snows put a freeze on our outdoor (and indoor) activities.

Event Schedule & Website:  https://hartshorn-dale.eastkingdom.org/hartsandhorns/

*New* Masks will be required when indoors for persons over 2 years of age, when not actively eating or drinking.  Due to concerns expressed to us, we have requested and been granted a mask variance. 

*New* Changing rooms will be available on site.  There will be a room for men, ladies, and a family and/or gender neutral room.  A quiet/sensory room is also available if anybody needs a quiet space during the event.

*New* Barony of Bhakail Heavy Champions will take place at Harts & Horns (moved from the Bhakail Commons).  Format and timing to be decided.

*New* 2:30-4:30 Dance will be run by Lady Eleanor De Astlye and will include instruction for those just learning.

*New* Games:  Come and try your hand at a game of luck or skill!  We will have many types of period games for people play, including strategy games, card games, dice games, and even Lawn Billiards, an ancestor to Croquet.  We will be teaching anyone who wants to learn, so please join us even if you have never played these games before.  Run by Naomi bat Avraham and Andrew Schickard.

A&S Display/Populace Choice: 
There will be two categories 1) Items inspired by something relating to Hartshorn-dale:  think deer, stag, hearts, antlers, hunting horns, cornucopias, and music horns.  2) General A&S:  whatever you are working on at the moment, or your favorite recent project.  Documentation is not required, but a description is encouraged, especially for the first category explaining how your work fits the theme.  If you need significant space, please let the coordinator know ahead of time (MoAS@hartshorn-dale.eastkingdom.org).  Voting beads will be provided, however, everyone is encouraged to bring their own tokens to leave for work they are impressed with.  Cards will also be available to leave comments.

Plushie display: 
Harts and Horns will include a specialized A&S Display:  a garbed plushie (stuffed animal) display!  Plushies are so easy to make garb for - you don’t need a lot of fabric, and they never complain about the fit!  You may enter as many plushies as you wish.  The populace will vote on several categories.  Plushie winners from the Nova Schola Display are welcome to participate in a Plushie Olympian’s Table.  The Olympian’s Table will not be eligible for voting.  (Note:  If the same plushie has new garb - or the garb was significantly changed - since the win, then the plushie can be entered in the voting display again.) Plushie categories:  Most creative, Most historically accurate, Most surprising/unexpected, Most adorable, Most stabby (best armored or martial plushie), Favorite/Best in Show Best accessories

Renaissance Rummage Sale:
Do you have extra SCA stuff taking up space in your basement? Donate it to the Renaissance Rummage Sale!  (This was called the “Make an offer” table at Nova Schola).  Items must be relevant to the SCA.  No random modern things.  This is a fundraiser for the Shire:  you donate things, and in return you get more space in your basement.  Whatever does not sell will be offered for free towards the end of the event.  Whatever is left after that will be donated somewhere (with a few exceptions).  All reasonable offers will be accepted.  Cash only.

Lunch will include a variety of choices including gluten-free & vegetarian.

Feast Menu:  Dining with Richard II:  Forme of Cury
Hunt Supper: 
*Venison (Farm raised in Pennsylvania), Carmeline Sauce (cinnamon sauce), and Salat (greens & herbs), and Chyches (chickpeas), and Diverse Breads & Butters
*Blanc Manger, and Rice and Funges (mushrooms & leeks), and Tart de Bry (brie custard pie)
* Bursews (deep fried pork balls), and Mustarda di fruita (dried fruits & mustard sauce), and Peeres in Confyt (peers cooked in wine), and Cryspels & honey custarde (horn pastry like cannoli) with a honey custard filling
Note:  Ingredients will be posted on the website (LINK) when we have it.

This is an alcohol and tobacco free site which includes vaping. 

Site Opens: 9:00 am
Site Closes: 7:00 pm

Event Location

St Pauls United Church of Christ
1979 Weavertown Rd
Douglassville, PA  19518
Google Map

Registration Fees

PayPal link open until Tuesday evening 10/4.  https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/825395 .  Walk-ins welcome.  Feast reservations are closed Sept 25th.  Please email the registrar, Alison Wodehalle, with any concerns regarding registering for Harts and Horns 148153@members.eastkingdom.org

Adults:  $23 (member discounted fee is $18)
Children age 6-17:  $9
Children 5 and under:  free
Family cap:  $55 non-member ($45 member discount) = two adults and all children of the household or
Family camp $32 non-member ($27 member discount) = one adult and all children of the household

Deadline for feast registration= September 25th.

Feast per adult= $15 in advance. 
Feast per minor age 6-17 $10
Feast minor age 5 and under free

Feast Cap= 80 people

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc of PA-Shire of Hartshorn-Dale (or use the PayPal survery link below to pay via PayPal)

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Rick Dingman
Riocard Docair
phone 443-310-7653

Deputy Autocrat:
Jakob Agnarsson

Send Reservations to:

Alison Wodehalle
42 N.  Whitehall Rd
Jeffersonville PA, 19403

PayPal (link to the survey which will generate an invoice):  https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/825395
A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

Other Contact Information:

There is ample space for merchants.  Please contact the autocrat for details.