The Shire of Midland Vale

of the Society for Creative Anachronism

Tournament of the Daffodils, the Fourth!

Thank you to all those who helped make the Tournament of the Daffodils, the Fourth, a great success!

Read all about the event here

Tourney of the Daffodils

As time turns, we find ourselves in the season of birth and regrowth. And as the butterfly breaks free from its cocoon to flourish in its newfound beauty, so shall the newly proclaimed Shire of Midland Vale! Come share in the merriment that is our most recent accomplishments at our 3rd Annual Tourney of the Daffodils this April 29th, 2017.

Allow your heart to gather among the peers of its ilk in merriment and ferocious tournament!  Feast your eyes on the items within’ our infamous silent auction, or indulge your taste buds with our renown dayboard.  Their will be joy and entertainment for all of the glorious populace at this day of revelry!

10:00- Site Opens (Memorial Auction Begins)
10:30- Armor Inspections and Authorization
11:00- Heavy Combat Begins
12:30- Dayboard Begins
1:00- Family Activities
2:00- Heavy Combat Resumes
2:00- Bardic Circle
4:00- Heavy Combat Ends (Memorial Auction Ends)
7:30- Site Closes

Greetings and Felicitations good lords and ladies:

Rifka the Gypsy and Alasdair Campbell of Argyll, your humble food preparers for the War of the Daffodils put forth this meager offering for your enjoyment. Having recently returned from a long venture through exotic lands far away from our own beloved Highlands, we share with you the delicacies which we encountered. Traveling through the areas of the Middle East, Greece, Persia and other mysterious locals, we have learned the art and secrets shown to us by many chefs.  For your consideration and hopeful approval we plan on serving the following;

Koresh Fesenjan (Pomegranate stew with Chicken)
Shish Barak (Meat Dumplings with Yogurt Sauce)
Moussaka (Greek Eggplant Casserole)
Basmati Rice
Roasted vegetables in olive oil and garlic
Pita Bread
Vegetable Platters
Fruit Platters
Baklava (Homemade Phyllo dough with nuts, honey and spices…..And maybe a little chocolate)

Heavy Combat:
The main activity will be our Tourney of Daffodils, it is in honor of Spring and the St.  Catherine.  We would like to stress that this Tourney will be ideal for fighters of all levels as well as members of Chivalry.  This year the format is different then past at the request of those who attend in years before. 10 death elimination tourney, as numbers decrease it will change to barrier tourney (doubles to singles) the last two standing with lives left will determine the winner. We also plan a group melee tourney (triad teams) if numbers permit and for the fun of those that miss the start of the tourney.…3rd-annual-rules/

Fencing Combat:
We are pleased to announce that their will be a fencing marshal on staff and willing to hold a fencing tournament for those of you quick of dexterity and keen on coordination.  Please stay tuned as to the tournament style in which you will take part in.

Youth Combat:
We are pleased to announce that their will be a youth marshal on staff and willing to hold a youth tournament for those of young warriors attending.  A tournament will be defined based on the youth attended.

Family Activities:
We shall have many craft oriented and outdoor activities planned.  All children must be properly supervised at all times.

Arts and Sciences:
There will be a display set up during the day.  Please feel free to contribute to the display.  There will be a bardic circle in the afternoon.

We hope you choose to join us on our day to share in the fun and joy of our new Shire.

The site is pet friendly, though please be sure any pets have proper tags and waste is disposed of properly.

The site is a park and does not have a water supply available.  The cooks will be bringing in 55 gallon drums of fresh potable water for cooking and drinking.

Site Opens:  10:00am
Site Closes:  7:30pm
Site Opens: 10 am (sooner if vendor)
Site Closes: 7:00pm

Event Location
Davidge Park (Rear Park area + Horse Arena)
180 Lake Avenue
Middletown, NY  10940
Google MapThe event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter’s Checklist
Davidge Park (Rear Park area + Horse Arena)
180 Lake Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940From Albany:  (South bound on I-87):Take exit 17 toward Interstate 84/New York 300/New York 17K/Scranton/Newburgh
Partial toll road

Follow signs for Interstate 84 W/Stewart Airport/Scranton and merge onto I-84 West
17.0 mi

Take exit 4W to merge onto NY-17 W toward Binghamton
0.9 mi

Take exit 120 for NY-211 toward Middletown/Montgomery
0.3 mi
Continue on NY-211 W.  Drive to Lake Ave in Middletown
9 min (3.6 mi)

Turn left onto NY-211 W
2.7 mi

Turn right onto Lake Ave
Destination will be on the left

Registration Fees
Registration: $12 and includes the Dayboard.
Under 18:  $6.00
5 and under:  Free
Additional $5 adult non-member surcharge applies.
Family cap of $36.00, not including adult non-member surcharge, as applicable.Feast: There is no deadline to pre-register, but to help make sure we have enough food for the Dayboard we ask if possible to please do so.  Anyone with special needs please feel free to contact the Head Cook or Event Steward.Make Checks Payable to: SCA – NY
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Marx Grob von Appenzell
37 Commonwealth Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940
Send Reservations to:
Jeff Morton
Lord Brochmail de Anglespur
Brochmail@gmail.comOther Contact Information:
Head Cooks
Lord Alasdair Campbell & Lord Piers Campbell
chef@midlandvale.eastkingdom.orgMerchant Liason
Baroness Aislinn Chiabach
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