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St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath - March 11th, 2017

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.

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
  • 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.

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: adinavdh[AT]

Send reservations to the autocrat.

Remember, the only good reservation is a paid reservation.

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

Last Updated: 1/29/2017 by Margaret Lad


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