Dun Traigh’s Spring Archery Event — a day of traditional archery and medieval shooting games!
Saturday April 29, 2017
10am – 8pm
Muskegon Bowmen Archery Club
2380 Central Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445
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Attendance fee: By donation only (shrubbery accepted)
Children accompanied by non-parental adults? There are two forms that must be signed by the custodial parent:
Click here for Minor Consent to Participate Waiver
Click here for Medical Authorization for Minors
Food: Lunch and dinner are available for purchase. See below for details.
Alcohol: Alcohol is allowed during dinner only. Modern containers are to be covered, please.
Event Steward: Istvan Valkai (Charles Stefanich), 616-834-2178
New to the Society for Creative Anachronism? All are welcome, whether just curious or seriously interested! This is not a Renaissance Faire strictly for entertainment, but living history that anyone can join. Costume is optional for first time attendees, although an attempt at pre-17th century clothing is appreciated. Click here to learn more about the SCA. Contact the Event Steward with questions. SCA, Inc., Canton of Dun Traigh is not related in any way to Monty Python or The Holy Grail, but this event plays heavily on those themes!
Archery, SCA style!
The knowledge, construction, and safe use of pre-17th century style equipment are the goals of SCA archery. Modern equipment is permitted provided it meets our standards. Bring what you have, but be prepared for SCA marshals to inspect and perhaps prohibit use of your bow or arrows during our event. Ask to borrow—there is loaner equipment available and many members are willing to share what they have!
Contact the Archery Marshal in Charge: Elena Khitraia Anton’eva doch’ (Tami Meyers)
A Note for Parents: Children are welcome to join any activity with their parents. Youth coordinator: Morgan Wynn De Byrd (Windi Sievers).
Classes last 30 minutes to 1 hour, and are open to all ages (unless otherwise stated).
1:00pm — How to Shoot at Your Feet Without Hitting Your Feet (Shooting at close targets) — Baroness GenRose
Simple techniques on how to shoot at close range targets. Meet us at the archery range, weather permitting; please bring your own bow and arrows.
2:00pm — Intro to Combat Archery — Thegn Edward Aelredson
General info about combat archery and what you need to know to get started, plus a chance to try out some combat archery equipment on the archery range.
Want to teach a class or get more info? Contact Elena Khitraia Anton’eva doch’ (Tami Meyers)
Shooting Games and Tourneys
10:30 – 11:00 — Inspection and Open Shooting, all ranges with marshals present
Full schedule coming soon, to include:
- I’m Invincible! — Shoot the Black Knight; bonus points for taking off his arms and legs.
- Boar Hunt — Scored tournament
- Castle Window Shoot — Aim through the castle window
- Defend the Castle — Shoot down at the invading army from above
- … and more!
Open shooting at indoor range available all day when marshals are present.
Our silent auction of gently used items donated by members raises funds for event expenses and for the educational demonstrations that Dun Traigh offers throughout the year. The auction closes at 4pm. Thank you to everyone who donates and buys! Contact: Elena Khitraia Anton’eva doch’ (Tami Meyers)
Additional merchants are certainly welcome, but are advised that our indoor space is very small. Merchants may consider selling wares while running a workshop on an archery-related topic. Contact Istvan Valkai (Charles Stefanich)
More information coming soon…
Questions? Contact Soffeke Stoterogghen
Our event wraps up with good food and fun entertainments… more info coming soon.