[MR] Demo in Fredericksburg, VA
garadh at verizon.net
Sun Sep 20 09:09:13 PDT 2009
Fredericksburg Dog Mart
The 311th Dog Mart Festival will take place in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair Grounds.
Address: 2400 Airport Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(Cross Streets: Near the intersection of Airport Ave and Oldfield St)
The Canton of Sudentorre has been invited to showcase the SCA. We will have a display on various Hunting Dogs throughout our early History.
The sponsors of the Dog Mart, is Izaak Walton League (IWL), Fredericksburg Chapter. They have invited us because we held our "Defending the Gate" event last year on their property, and they really like our group. They wanted us to come out and show folks what we are all about.
Aside from all the "dog" activities, there will be all sorts of entertainment to delight just about anyone.
We will set up tents Friday night; Saturday morning finish setting up starting around 7:30 am. Request you be there around 8 am if possible. Arrangements can be made for later time.
Around 9 am, we have been asked to open the festival with the local Indian Tribe (late period garb for this and it will be men only for this part).
There is no charge for us to participate. You must wear garb and be part of the demo in one fashion or another. You will be able to get into the festival for free.
Non-fighters: request you wear late period garb.
I need heavy fighters, I need rapier fighters.
I need youth fighters.
I need people who will talk to visitors who stop by.
I need marshals for this event (including youth).
I need several people who will to talk to the crowd about what the fighters are doing, the fighting styles, the equipment they are wearing, the swords, etc.
After each demo, field questions. Kids love to talk to the fighters.
We will provide shade, drinks, and snacks. We will have an area for you to store your equipment out of sight. We have plenty of space for fighting. Most of the days activities will end around 4 pm (maybe 3 pm for us).
I would love to see two dozen fighters each come out in your best armor and garb. The more fighters we have, the more different types of fighting can be demonstrated.
If you can come, please contact me as soon as possible.
garadh at verizon.net
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