Come join us in the verdant valley of Black Diamond in the mountains of Atlantia for a weekend honing and polishing our skills for the war in the Debatable lands of Pennsic. Combat scenarios will be based on Pennsic war point battles and led by our Warlords. All other activites will be geared toward puting our best feet forward at Pennsic.
No snow in sight!
Armored, rapier, combat archery, seige and youth combat are all planned for the day. Scenarios are planned to follow those for Pennsic.
Their Excellencies Evelynn and Stefan, do call forth the artistically and scientifically talented of Their Populace to compete for the honor of representing the Barony throughout the Kingdom. This task is not as daunting as it may sound. Simply bring a display of your talents (documentation not required but welcomed) to the event's A&S display area. For details of the position requirements, please ask the Baron and Baroness.
Popular Vote Heraldry competition:
IF you can put heraldry on it, it can be entered here. Heraldry can be any art form, and any type, so baronial, kingdom, or personal. So anything you want to put Black Diamonds, or Spike on- go for it. Bring your best work in heraldry. Everyone who enters will enter as well as comment on the other entries- even if it is only a sentence or two. Find something you notice about the other pieces or ask a question about their process, materials or inspiration. Enough sheets of paper will be provided to ensure all entrants can comment on the other pieces. Entrants will have space to write a little about their own piece and documentation is encouraged, but not required. Winner will be populace choice, so pick up a bean at Troll/ Gate Check-in and everyone vote for your favorite.
11:00am - Populace voting opens and closes at 3:00pm.
Performing arts (dancing, bardic) will be scheduled through out the day
Open display - Delight us with your artistic works without judging. Notebook and pen recommended, if comments from viewers are desired.
Lunch will be available at the Sedalia Center Concessions Stand from 11:00am to 1:30pm. It offers standard American menu (Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, Nachos, Drinks, etc). Prices for items vary from $1.00 to $4.00.
Once again, Lord Seraphino of Black Diamond will prepare our evening meal, a sumptuous
summer Italian feast.
Basic Feast Menu
Bread and cheese appetizer
For allergy and other dietary concerns, please contact him at Seraphino.Ferruccio-AT-gmail.com
Merchant space is spacious and free. Please contact the autocrat for space requests.
Sultry Treasures will be there along with the Black Market.
Will you be there?
|Site Fee||Camping (per tent)||Feast|
|Adult, Member Discount||$10||$10||$10|
Please make checks payable to: SCA, Inc., Barony of Black Diamond.
Questions about your reservation? Please, contact Zarra De La Vega (Elizabeth Beazley)
Site opens noon Friday, closes noon Sunday
All animals must be on a leash and cleaned up after.
No animals in the buildings.
All fires must be in above-ground fire pits.
Site is wet.
From the north side: Travel north on Route 501 through Coleman Falls to Big Island. Turn left onto Route 122.
Travel south for 6.3 mil
From the south side: Travel west on Route 460 toward Bedford/Roanoke. Exit onto Route 122N at Bedford. Travel north (toward Big Island) for approximately 11.5 miles. Turn left at the Sedalia Country Store onto Route 638 (Sedalia School Road). Sedalia Center is on the left side.
From Bedford Travel north (toward Big Island) on Route 122 for 11.5 miles. Turn left at the Sedalia Country Store onto Route 638 (Sedalia School Road). The Center is 500 yards further on the left.
From Charlottesville Travel south on Route 29 out of Charlottesville toward Lynchburg. Remain on Route 29 into Madison Heights and turn right onto Route 130. Travel west on Rout 130 to the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance. Turn right onto the exit ramp, then left onto the Parkway. Follow the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Big Island exit. Turn left onto the exit ramp, then right onto Route 501. Follow Route 501 approximately 5 miles and then turn right onto Route 122 and travel south approximately 6.3 miles to Sedalia School Road. Turn right onto Sedalia School Road; the Center will be 500 yards further on your left.
From West Virginia Travel east on Route 64 to Route 81. Follow 81 south to exit 188A at Buena Vista. Take exit 188A, which becomes Route 60. Follow Route 60 east into Buena Vista. Turn right onto Route 501. Travel Route 501 south, cross the James River and then proceed into Big Island. Turn right onto Route 122 and travel south on Route 122 for 6.3 miles to Sedalia School Road. Turn right onto Sedalia School Road, the Center is 500 yards further on the left side.