A Day in the Middle East

February 27, 2010
Barony of Dun Carraig

The Barony of Dun Carraig invites you to return to another day in the Medieval Middle East. There will be the usual drumming, dancing and enough fabulous food & drink to keep all attendees happy throughout the day.

Where: Immaculate Conception Hall, 28297 Old Village Rd., Mechanicsville, MD. 20659

When: February 27, 2010. Site opens at 9 AM and closes at 10 PM.

Martial Activities: As is tradition, there will be no fighting activities planned for the day. This is a day to catch up with your friends, play on your drum, learn a new dance and eat a great feast.

Arts & Sciences Activities: We are looking for artisans to teach classes, musicians & dancers to entertain us and wealthy patrons to sponsor A&S competitions. A list of classes and competitions occuring at the event can be found here.

Musicians: Musicians are VERY welcome and we will have space set aside for you. Please contact Lord Alexandre & Lady Heloise at alexandre.detourouvre@gmail.com for more information or coordinating music.

Children's Activities: We will have several children's activities at the event. More information about these activities can be found here.

Cost: A generous day board will be included for all of our guests (day-trip fee shown under "Off Board" listing). Due to this, we request that even day-trippers pre-register to ensure adequate food and drink are purchased for all attendees. For those who wish to join us during the feast in the evening, your fees are shown under the "On Board" listing. All adults who pre-register by 2/07/2010 (postmarked) are automatically entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize and may take $1 off their fee! Information about the prizes can be found here.

Off Board On Board
Adult, Member(pre-reg prior to 2/7/10): $13.00 $22.00
Adult, Non-Member(pre-reg prior to 2/7/10): $16.00 $25.00
Adult, Member(after 2/7/10): $14.00 $23.00
Adult, Non-Member(after 2/7/10): $17.00 $26.00
Child (5-17): $ 7.00 $16.00
Child (under 5): Guest of the Barony Guest of the Barony

Make checks payable to: SCA, Inc., Barony of Dun Carraig

Baronial Refund Policy: The baronial refund policy for events can be found here.

As a reminder, if you are bringing a child who you are not the parent or legal guardian for, you must have signed and notarized Minor Medical Authorization Form for the child.

Site Amenities and Restrictions: Site is wet; candles are permitted in glass containers. No Smoking in the building; allowed in the designated smoking area.

Feast: Mistress Kiri has been persuaded to once again present a wonderful variety of intricate and tasty Middle Eastern dishes. The menu for feast can be found here. This year, Lord Gormr will again be tackling the mezze (dayboard) to keep the guests going throughout the day. Please contact headcook@mideast.duncarraig.net or mezze@mideast.duncarraig.net with dietary concerns. Dining at low tables will be available, so please bring pillows to make yourselves comfortable if this is your choice. Traditional seating will also be provided.

Merchants: There is NO merchant fee, but space is very limited. All that is required is a paid pre-reservation and your information. Tables will be provided. Merchant spaces will be reserved on a first come/first served basis.

Autocrat: Mary Isabel of Heatherstone (Leesa Orton), 48871 Trapp Road, Saint Inigoes, MD 20684. (301) 872-0030. Email: autocrat@mideast.duncarraig.net

Reservations: Matthew of Summerdale (Matthew Keck), 17826 Piney Point Rd Tall Timbers, MD 20690. (301) 576-0561. Email: reservations@mideast.duncarraig.net. Please make all checks payable to: SCA Inc., Barony of Dun Carraig


From the DC Area: Take your best route to the 5 South exit on the southern side of DC Beltway (Exit 7A). Just before the town of Waldorf, 301 will merge with 5. You will need to make a Left turn to stay on 5. Take MD 5 South approx 20 miles and turn Right onto Chaptico Mechanicsville Rd (flashing light). Take your first right onto Old Village Rd. Church of the Immaculate Conception will soon be on your Left. Turn into the drive and follow it around behind the church to the separate Hall building.

From the Baltimore Area: Take your best route to 301 South. Just before the town of Waldorf, make a left turn onto Maryland 5 South. Continue using DC Area directions.

From the Virginia Area: Take your best route to 301 North across the Potomac River. You will drive through the town of Waldorf. Just after leaving Waldorf, turn right onto Mattawoman-Beantown Road. Then, make a right onto 5 South. Continue using DC Area directions.

From South of the 301 Bridge: Take your best route to the 301 bridge. Follow 301 north to 234. Turn right onto 234 and go approx 11 miles to Chaptico Mechanicsville Rd . Turn left. Take Chaptico Mechancisville Rd. approximately 5.5 miles. Turn left onto Old Village Rd. Church of the Immaculate Conception will soon be on your Left. Turn into the drive and follow it around behind the church to the separate Hall building.

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