Three Bears

After a fitful winter’s slumber, the Great Bear awakens to shake off the snow and prepare for battle! Warriors, journey north to the Shire of Stormsport for our annual Bears Event on March 25th, 2017. Heavy fighters can shake the rust off in a double elimination tourney running right into our traditional bear pit. There will be room for fencing throughout the day for those who prefer the rapier arts. List space for our youth fighters can be provided if a marshal is available. Site opens at 9am. Fighting will begin at Noon.

Bears Event will once again be held at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 9 Third Avenue, Union City, PA 16438.  The site is wet, but no open flames, please. Your autocrat for the day is Halfdan Rauthkinn, called ‘Drake’ (Mike Sanders, 3712 Oakwood St. Erie PA 16508, msanders1829@yahoo.com814.572.2544 *texts preferred*).

Teachers and Merchants are encouraged to contact the autocrat to register a class or vendor space.
   
Kids Kitchen returns this year! The children of Stormport invite youth ages 4+ and their parent/guardian to help prepare the Sideboard for the day. We will have kitchen prep jobs for all ability levels, with some instruction on food safety, supervised by THL Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler. Questions and dietary concerns can be directed to her at ottilige@rocketmail.com

Adult Event Registration: $15.00
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10.00
Youth Registration (6-14): $5.00
Children Registration (5 and under): free
Family Event Registration (2 adults, 2 or more kids): $40.00
Family Member Discount Event Registration (2 adults, 2 or more kids): $30.00

Event registration includes the sideboard lunch. Please send reservations to Ciar ingen ui Chrotaig (Char Smith, 1007 W. Grandview Blvd, Erie PA 16509, charsmith@verizon.net). Please make checks payable to SCA-PA, Inc. Shire of Stormsport.

The 20th anniversary of Feast of the Bears

March 5, 2016 9:00 AM - March 5, 2016 8:00 PM

Late February and early March bring depression and loneliness to the lands of Aethelmearc so the Shire of Stormsport has felt it our duty to bring some light and cheer to the winter-weary by celebrating the Bears Event. Come join us on Saturday March 5th to help celebrate our twenty year anniversary! As usual, there will be a great deal of fighting, with both a double elimination tourney and a bear pit, designed so every fighter will have as much fighting as he could possibly want. This year, Her Grace Dorinda will be leading a fencing list.

The shire has not held a silent auction in several years so I expect some choice items when we clean out our closets, including a copy of the Visconti Hours. The funds raised will go to the Equestrians, to help finance their attendance at 50 Year. Lady Maggie Bakestre will teach a fun period card game.

The site is St. Teresa\'s Catholic Church, 9 Third Avenue, Union City, PA 16438, open from 9am to 8pm. The site is wet, but no open flames. Your autocrat for the day is Lady Leah Janette (MKA Janet Davis) 432 W 7th Street Erie, PA 16502, 814-315-0222.

Once again we will be holding a Kids Kitchen for the sideboard. Our head cooks from Stormsport are Lady Evelyn (age 11) and Lady Katherine (age 9), Children ages 4+ and their parent/guardian are invited to help us prepare the sideboard for the day. We will have kitchen prep jobs for all ability levels, with lessons on food safety and basic cooking techniques, all supervised by Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler. Questions and dietary concerns can be directed to her at ottilige@rocketmail.com

There will be a succulent feast featuring some favorites from past Bears events. The price for feast is $10.00 per person and is limited to 48.

Site fees for the event are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 5-12, and children under 5 are free. Students with a valid id are $5.00. This includes a sideboard lunch. An additional $5.00 non-member surcharge will be collected at the door. Please send reservations to Ciar ingen ui Chrotaig (Char Smith, 1007 W. Grandview Blvd, Erie PA 16509,charsmith@verizon.net). Please make checks payable to SCA-PA, Inc. Shire of Stormsport.


DIRECTIONS: From North: Take your best route to I-90 West and take Exit 41 in North East, PA. Turn left onto Route 89 South. After about 13 miles, PA-89 S joins with Route 8. Continue following Route 8 for another 8 miles into Union City. At the first traffic light, turn right onto West High Street. Follow this for two blocks, then turn right onto 2nd Ave. After one block, turn left.

> From the South & West: Take your best route to I-79 North and take Exit 166 for Edinboro, PA. Turn right onto US Route 6N, which becomes US Route 6. Follow this until it intersects with PA Route 8 (approximately 19 miles). Turn left onto PA-8. Go through two stop lights, and at the third light turn left onto West High Street. Follow this for two blocks, and then turn right onto 2nd Ave. After one block, turn left.

> From the East: Take your best route to Route 6 and go west. Follow until you reach the intersection with Route 8 in Union City. Go straight though the stop light, onto West High Street. Follow this for two blocks, and then turn right onto 2nd Ave. After one block, turn left.
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