Courting on the River is a fun event in the Quad Cities area with feasting, fighting, fiber arts, and more; there’s something for everyone.
All are welcome to join in the celebration at the Lady Day Moot for the Barony of Caer Gwynt! There will be rapier and heavy sword fighting, arts and sciences championship, a potluck dinner, medieval games, and a great day of socializing! Garb optional — wear what makes you happy.
Sunday, March 4 | 12 PM – 6:30 PM
Peterson Park, 500 Broadway Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938 | Map
Potluck: Officers are encouraged to bring an entree, while members of the general populace are encouraged to bring a side, dessert, or drink.
- This Saturday: Festival of Maidens at the University Armory
- Saturday Evening: The After-Party at Eastland Suites with a concert by Bardic Storm
- Sunday: Maidens Sunday Practice at the Stock Pavilion
- Monday night: Arts and Sciences at the Illini Union – Make Your Own Gouache, Mk 2
- Next weekend: Back to our regular schedule
January 14, we’ll be preparing our new and returning fencers for another Festival of Maidens – and celebrating with pizza and The Princess Bride!
Shire members, friends, family, and significant others are all invited and more than welcome to join us after practice (4pm) in the Stock Pavilion for free pizza and the best movie ever made.
Our Yule Moot was a huge success! Plenty of people showed up to fight rapier, shoot archery, learn how to make scroll cases, eat delicious food, exchange gifts, and generally have a great time.
Coming up next:
Our Michealmas (Fall) Moot was a great success — there was fencing, A&S, games, dancing, and feasting for everyone!
Join us for our annual Yule Moot, to be held Sunday, December 3, 12-6pm at the Stock Pavilion in Champaign.
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Event on the horizon: Festival of Maidens 2017!