Æthelmearc A&S Faire and Queen’s Prize Tourney
May 6 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hosted by the Shire of Nithgaard
Come one, come all to the Shire of Nithgaard for the second Aethelmearc A&S Faire and Queen’s Prize Tourney, to be held at the gracious Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, 780 Waupelani Dr Extension, State College, PA 16801.
While there will be ample space in the outside fields for fencers and heavy fighters to practice the martial arts, the indoors shall be dedicated to the arts. More information about the format of the A&S Faire and Queen’s Prize Tourney shall be forthcoming – but know it is an excellent opportunity for all throughout the kingdom to try their hand – or sharpen their skills – at competitive Arts & Sciences.
A delicious dayboard is being planned by Lady Magdalena Xoperena – please let the autocrat know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Adult Event Registration is $15. Adult SCA Member Discount Event Registration is $10. Youth Registration (ages 6-17) is $5.00, and children age 5 and under are free. Please show proof of membership at the door.
Registrations are now being accepted. Checks can be made payable to ”SCA PA, Inc.—Shire of Nithgaard.” Please send registrations to your Autocrat, Lady Elena de la Palma c/o Dawn Sauer, 626 Galen Drive, State College PA 16803. She may be contacted via email at your convenience at moc.l1490877792iamg@1490877792amlap1490877792aleda1490877792nele1490877792, and she welcomes your phone calls before 9 PM or texts at 916-704-2367.
If you intend to seek a hotel room for this event, please do so as soon as you are able. That weekend is – unfortunately – graduation for Penn State, and while this will not impact our site, this is already impacting the availability of lodging. The closest options available currently are:
For those traveling from points west (Buffalo, Erie, etc): DuBois/Clearfield. Altoona is a shorter drive that morning (40ish minutes) but not directly on your way.
For those traveling from points east (Syracuse, Rochester, etc): Lewisburg/Danville are an hour or so out and an easy drive down 80.
Crash space is also available – please contact the autocrat.
Go to 40.77246N, 77.854W. Turn in to the lane (this is the second lane off the loop, the one without a divider) and go ahead to the parking lot.
From the west or southwest on I-99: Take exit 69 (Business 322 East, Atherton Street). Turn right at the light onto Valley Vista Drive. Go ahead over three miles, through the name change to Science Park Road, until it bends left twice and then ends at a plant entrance. Turn right onto College Avenue. Go a bit over a mile, and turn left onto Whitehall Road (by the big Uni-Mart store/gas station). Go about 1.5 miles, and turn right at the light onto Waupelani Drive. When you reach the loop, turn into the lane to the UUFCC parking lot.
From the north or northeast on I-99: Take exit 73 (322 East). Then take the first exit (26, State College). Turn right onto College Avenue, go a bit over a mile, and take the exit to University Drive (Penn State). Turn left onto University Drive. Go ahead 3 miles, through where it is joined by Whitehall Road. Turn left at the light onto Waupelani Drive. When you reach the loop, turn into the lane to the UUFCC parking lot.
From the southeast on 322: Take the exit for Boalsburg (322 Business, Atherton Street). Go ahead about 2 1/2 miles, and turn left onto University Drive. Go about 1.4 miles, through where it is joined by Whitehall Road, and turn left at the light onto Waupelani Drive. When you reach the loop, turn into the lane to the UUFCC parking lot.