Activities currently planned for the event include:
Archery: Archery range and fun targets will also be available for beginner and experienced archers alike. We will be running a beginning archery class to any and all who want to try it. Loaner equipment is available, but bring your equipment if you have some.
Note that the rules for the Baronial Artisan Competition have been amended due to feedback from the populace. Preference will be given to those who present both an art and a science, but all entries will be welcome and will be accepted for judging.
Baronial Court: His Excellency Baron Jehan will hold Court in the afternoon, prior to the feast.
Baronial History: A display showcasing the long and glorious history of the Barony of Carolingia will be available for viewing throughout the day. There will be a display of charters of Baronial guilds and households, and an exhibition of items of memorabilia related to the Barony of Carolingia and its members. In addition there will be a large 40th Anniversary scrapbook in which the populace is encouraged to write, draw, paste items, etc. to record their thoughts and recollections about the Barony.
Commedia Performance: i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte troupe in the Entire World, will spin a brand-new, never-before-seen performance entitled "The Forty Flowers" from the thinnest of outlines! How many times can we mention the number 40? You'll just have to attend to find out.
European Dance: European dance will be taught during the day, and a ball will be held in the afternoon
Fencing: Fencing will take place throughout the day, with a focus on training melee tactics for the upcoming War season. Both field and woods scenarios will be taking place. The Baronial Champion will be chosen by public acclaim.
Fighting: Fighting will take place throughout the day, with a focus on training melee tactics for the upcoming War season. Both field and woods scenarios will be taking place. The Baronial Champion will be chosen by public acclaim.
Performances: A performance stage will be available throughout the day for entertainers to amuse the populace. Please pre-register for a time with the performance coordinator, Master Christian. A competition to choose the Baronial Performing Champion will also be held.
Performances will include:
The Quire of Carolingia
The Beladies of Carolingia
Erzulie and Serene
Abigail the Bard
The Loud Band
The Quire of the Carolingian Jongleurs' Guild will be singing old favorites. Former Quire members -- and others who like to sing -- will be
Royal Court: Her majesty Queen Jana will be attending our celebration and will hold a short Court in the afternoon.
Thrown Weapons: A thrown weapons range will be available, weather permitting, for all to try their hand at this activity, which involves throwing axes, knives, spears, and other sharp pointy things at targets. Loaner weapons are available, and marshals can teach newcomers, time permitting. No experience needed. Besides general throwing and being challenged by the Hangman (and do stop by to see what we're talking about), we will be throwing East Kingdom Royal Rounds and will be having a competition.