The Town Square: Activity List

The Town Square

72 activities:

Herald's Point

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Thursday 11:00 to 12:00
Thursday 14:00 to 16:00
Friday 10:00 to 12:00
Friday 14:00 to 16:00
Saturday 10:00 to 12:00
Saturday 14:00 to 16:00
Sunday 10:00 to 12:00
Sunday 14:00 to 16:00
Monday 10:00 to 12:00
Monday 14:00 to 15:00

The Lochac College of Heralds invite all gentles to attend our Herald's Point for consultation on matters of pre-17th century names and heraldry. Whether you wish to register a name and/or device with the College of Arms, or seek a spot of advice, the heralds of Lochac would delighted to assist...Read more

Third Annual Lochac Food Fight

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Thursday 11:00 to 13:00

You wanna see the great cooks Lochac has bread?

It’s time once again for the Annual Festival Food Fight!*  (not an actual food fight – there will not be any food thrown).  What bounteous platters will Lochac’s talented cooks provide this year?  Will there be sugar or meat comas?  Will...Read more

Rapier Newcomers/ C&T Tourney

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Thursday 14:00 to 17:00

Open to all combatants who have participated in less than a year of SCA combat. If you have a query as to if you fit this category, please email the RMIC pre-event or contact them on site as soon as possible.

Combatants will challenge each other in a best of three round robin using the...Read more

Scribal Alchemy

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Thursday 14:00 to 15:00

Alchemy in period was not limited to the study of Astronomy or Medicine but had practical applications across all areas of period life. This was also evident in the scribal practices of the day. Come along for a brief insight into these practices; no illumination or painting experience necessary...Read more

A Simple Wrestling Game

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Friday 10:00 to 11:00

Glima is a Scandinavian wrestling sport with a short rule-set and a long claimed history, making it quick to learn and possibly period-ish. It's a good icebreaker when you find yourself surrounded by Vikings and don't know what to talk about. In this class we'll practice some moves which can...Read more

Intermediate Dancing

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Friday 11:00 to 13:00

An introduction to some of the intermediate and harder dances for those who have some dancing experience. Specifics taught will depend on who is present and their experience and needs.Read more

Rowany Festival Wardrobe Competition

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Friday 11:00 to 13:00

One of the joys of the SCA is being able to pick and choose a time and place in history to suit your style and interest, and maybe to have a different one every day. However, there is also the other end of the SCA scale, choosing a single time and place and doing it well. ​

This...Read more

Royal Guard Pas d'Armes

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Friday 13:00 to 15:00

The Royal Guard will hold the field against any and all who would see fit to present themselves upon the Green and offer challenge of armoured combat in what manner seems best to them, under the rules and conventions of the Kingdom of Lochac.

Sir Oze    

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Rapier Teams Tourney

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Friday 14:00 to 17:00

The Teams Tourney gathers groups of 4 to display teamwork, strategies, and enthusiasm on the field. Live together, or die together, each team will gain points for the number of combatants left standing at the end of each match.Read more

English Country Chrestomathy

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Friday 15:00 to 16:00

A selection of English Country dances for those wishing an introduction to the language of English Country Dance.

No prior English Country Dance experience necessary. Dances taught depend on numbers and knowledge.

Or to treat as last minute revision for the Country Ball to occur...Read more

Combat of the Thirty

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Friday 15:00 to 17:00

The Combat of the Thirty is a team melee pas d’armes inspired by an actual incident in 1351 in Brittany between one side supported by the English and the other side supported by the French.

All combatants are required to have a 14th century kit and there are special rules in place to make...Read more

Martyr Auction

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Friday 20:00 to 21:30

The collegians of Lochac auction off a few hours of their time to help others around their campsite to raise money for their respective colleges. Common uses include dishwashing, camp setup/packdown, musical entertainment, and shenanigans of all kinds.Read more

Roses Tourney

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Saturday 11:00 to 13:00

Greetings To the Fighters and populace of Lochac!

The Ladies of the Rose and Coronaria will be hosting a tourney on the Saturday of Rowany festival.
Come challenge the chosen representatives of each of the Ladies present with your valour, honour and chivalry. The gallery/...Read more

Laurels' Prize (Laurels only)

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Saturday 13:00 to 14:00

Every year, Rowany Festival hosts Laurel Prize, an opportunity for all comers to display their A&S work and receive feedback from members of the Order of the Laurel. The first hour is for participants and Laurels only, but after that, everyone is welcome to come and see some of the fine work...Read more

Laurels' Prize (Open)

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Saturday 14:00 to 16:00

Every year, Rowany Festival hosts Laurels' Prize, an opportunity for all comers to display their A&S work and receive feedback from members of the Order of the Laurel. The first hour is for participants and Laurels only, but after that, everyone is welcome to come and see some of the fine...Read more

Fire Tourney (TBC)

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Saturday 20:00 to 22:00

Come one, come all and enjoy the spectacle that will be on the Village Green! On Saturday night, there will be a glorious fire tourney for the entertainment of the populace and Royalty. This is an invitation only tourney, with each Barony and the Crown nominating heavy fighters to represent Them...Read more

Baroness' Rapier Tourney

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Sunday 10:00 to 13:00

The purpose of the Baroness’ Rapier Tournament is to entertain the Baronesses of Lochac with displays of skill, enthusiasm, and chivalry. Fencers provide food for the Baronesses. Cordials, sweets, cakes, and fruits are particularly favoured. The Sword of Chivalry is chosen by the Baronesses and...Read more

Fighter Auction

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Sunday 20:00 to 23:00

Come buy your fighters for the Armoured and Rapier Fighter Auction TourneysRead more

Caroso Ball

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Monday 11:00 to 13:00

The Caroso Ball uses a period event format to offer dancers an opportunity to show off their skills, and watch other people perform.

The dancers take turns to choose a dance from a set-list, and a partner from those gathered around the edge of the dance floor. (If you'd rather watch, you...Read more

The Pastime Performances

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Monday 14:00 to 15:00

Do you have period performance repertoire you'd like to share? Beginner or expert; solo or group; story, song, or instrumental music - all are welcome to come along and share something, or simply enjoy the performances! A sign-up sheet will be available at the Information Point, or speak to Gwen...Read more

Boars Head Tavern

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Monday 20:00 to 22:30

The Boar’s Head Theatre celebrates the diversity of Lochac’s bardic talent, and provides a way to celebrate the finale of Rowany Festival. It is an opportunity to come together and enjoy a relaxed evening in entertainment, song and Merriment before you return to the mundane world.

Those...Read more

Newcomers Bingo

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All day Wednesday
All day Thursday
All day Friday
All day Saturday
All day Sunday
All day Monday

The Newcomers Bingo is BACK!

Just grab a bingo scroll from the Gate or the Information Tent when you arrive at Festival (whether you’re there for the whole event or just a day) and put a sticker to any square that has an activity you’ve attended. The goal is to fill in as many squares as...Read more

Scriptorium

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All day Thursday
All day Sunday

Come see the wonderful work of the Lochac College of Scribes! On Thursday and Sunday, the Great Hall will be transformed by a display of calligraphy and illumination, with classes running all day for those who want to learn more about the scribal arts, and templates available for anyone who'd...Read more