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St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath - March 12th, 2016

Banners of the North, weep! You shame your noble King with your winterís lethargy! It is time to seize your swords and grasp your shields. Time to check your kit, increase your might, work out your kinks, and share in the joy that comes only with the bonds of brotherhood forged during war. Arise and shake off the rust of these past frigid months. Sound the battle horn and muster again. Let all the banners of the north fly and fan our hearts to acts worthy of song!

Join your fellow Atlantians at the Barony of Ponte Alto's Annual St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath where the fighting is fierce and the lunch is free. We present a day that will be sure to satisfy even the most bloodthirsty fighter. This event is a fighterís dream, featuring our usual bearpit tourney and as many pickups as you can stomach. Remember, this is for both light and heavy fighters, and this year we will be adding Heavy Youth Combat to the schedule.

There will be a Bardic bear pit taking place between 1-3pm. No other A&S activities are scheduled, but all are encouraged to bring projects to work on.

Please note: This is traditionally a *cold* event, so please dress appropriately.


  • 9:00 am - Troll Opens
  • 10:00 am - Authorizations begin
  • 11:00 am - Bear Pit Tourney (Rapier and Heavy)
  • 12:00 pm - Heavy Youth Fighting-ACTIVITY CANCELLED
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch Break
  • 1:00 pm - Bear Pit Tourney resumes
  • 1:00 pm - Bardic Bear Pit begins
  • 2:00 pm - Heavy Youth Updates Forum-ACTIVITY CANCELLED
  • 3:00 pm - Court (may be moved up due to weather or back based on stamina)


At the Door:

Adult, Member: $7 Day-Trip
Adult, Non-Member: $12 Day-Trip
Youth (5 - 17): $5 Day-Trip
Child (0 - 4): Guests of the Barony

LUNCH: Lunch is included in the site fee.


  • Lamb Stew
  • Squash Stew (vegan)
  • Cheese Tarts
  • Pickled Eggs
  • Sweet Kugel
  • Brown bread and butter

SITE: Nottaway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22181. Site is dry. Friendly pets are permitted on leashes. Site is open from 9AM until dusk.

DIRECTIONS: Take your best route to I-66, West of 495 to the Nutley Street exit (Vienna Metro Station). Follow signs to Vienna. Go through three lights and turn left onto Courthouse Road. The park entrance will be about a half mile up on your left. Go into the park past the house on the hill. Fighting field is in the back of the park.

Adina von der Heide (L. Cicirelli)
4214 Maylock Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: (571) 240-1250 (leave a message!)
E-mail: chronicler[AT]

Lady Agnete Köslin
Sue Schneider
4215 Maylock Ln
Fairfax, VA 22033

Remember, the only good reservation is a paid reservation.

Checks should be made payable to "Barony of Ponte Alto, SCA Inc."

Last Updated: 3/2/2016 by Margaret Lad


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