Spring Feast


MARCH 23, 2019

Greetings good gentles!  Spring is fast approaching and the Barony of Sentinels’ Keep invites you to join us in a celebration of the season!  Spring Feast will be held March 23, 2019 and will be held a short drive south of Missoula. We have several fun activities planned, and invite you all to join us.

A&S Championship!  – As usual, we will have our A&S Championship at this event.  Any may enter but only someone residing in the state of Montana can be declared Champion.  But if you are from outside Montana, don’t let that stop you! You can still win renown among your peers!  (and of course, there are prizes) See below for more information.

The Arte of Combat Tourneys!  The Barony is deep in the planning stages for rapier and armored tournaments this year.  Check out the event page on the NEW Barony of Sentinels’ Keep website – www.sentinels-keep.org for updated information on both armored and rapier tournament details.

Feast!  As winter turns to spring, and the season of travel to events begins in earnest, the Barony of Sentinels’ Keep will be hosting a feast.   Stay tuned for more details and information about reservations.

Read on to learn more about the site and the A&S competition.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Lady Sarah Douglas

Site!  The site will be the Lolo Community Center at 12345 US-93 in Lolo, MT just south of Missoula.

Directions!  When entering Missoula on Interstate 90 take the Reserve Street Exit and head south through town.  Take a right on Brooks, this puts you on Hwy 93. Follow Highway 93 south to Lolo, the site will be on your right on the south end of town.  Signs will be posted only at the site entrance. If you hit Stevensville you’ve gone too far.

If traveling North up Hwy 93 watch for SCA signs on your left just before coming into Lolo.

Site opens at 9am and closes by 10pm.

Fees!  Site fee will $10 with a membership, children ages 10-17 are $5, and children under 10 are guests of the Barony.  A $5 Non-Member fee will apply to those who do not have a current SCA membership – yes, you must have your card with you.  Lunch will be provided at a suggested donation of $5 per person and proceeds will go towards our Pavillion Fund.  Finally the Feast: Adults – if you provide a dish for the potluck, your feast is the price of your dish. For those who wish to partake but are unable to provide a dish, the price is $10 per adult, $5 for ages 10-17 and children under age 10 free with a paid adult feast.  Make checks payable to “Barony of Sentinels’ Keep, SCA, Inc”.

Merchants!  Merchants are welcome but may need to set up outside as space is at a premium.  There is no merchanting fee, but a largess donation to Their Excellencies would be most appreciated!

Barony of Sentinels’ Keep Spring Arts & Sciences Championship

Barony of Sentinels’ Keep Spring Arts & Sciences Championship at Spring Feast in March 2019 will again be the time to illuminate the talents of the gentles of the realm at our annual Arts & Sciences Championship.

Our competition will follow Kingdom rules, and is open to all, however only those who live in Northern Artemisia (Montana) may win the title of Baronial Champion. 

Those who wish to become Champion must enter 4 items in at least 2 Grand Categories.  Those competing for Novice Champion must enter 3 items in at least 2 Grand Categories. To enter the Novice category, this must be the first Arts & Sciences competition you have entered.

Forms can be downloaded from the BSK website’s library page:

https://www.sentinels-keep.org/library/  (Please note the new web address of https://www.sentinels-keep.org)  (The form is dated 2013 but it is the correct form to use.)

Email it to Vigdis, MoAS, at moas@sentinels-keep.org. (Please note the new email address.)

You can sign the form when you arrive at Spring Feast.

If you cannot email the form, mail BEFORE the DEADLINE DATE to:

V Johnson PO Box 2605 Missoula, MT 59806.

All entrants are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the competition by March 8.

Research papers MUST be submitted by March 8 to give time to arrange judges. 

We will be using the Kingdom of Artemisia judging rules. For information on the Grand Categories go to: http://artemisia.sca.org/new/download/arts/artHB04Comp3R.pdf (Section 3 Guidelines for Judges & Entrants has the categories).

For Judging: Three copies of documentation must accompany each of your entries.

All entrants must have their entries ready for judging by 11:00a.m. the day of the competition.  Judging will begin immediately following opening court.

Judges are welcomed and are VERY appreciated by the MoAS AND the entrants. 

Please plan to spend some time helping our competition be the best it can be!

Please contact Vigdis if you are willing to be a judge (or help with the competition in any way.

If you wish, you may enter the competition without competing for Champion. There will be some special awards to include Populace Choice and perhaps even a few surprises? We look forward to seeing all the wonderful works of our fine artisans. 

HL Vigdis, Acting MOAS

Bardic Champion!  We will be hosting our Bardic Competition as well!  Details to follow, so watch Facebook and our Baronial website www.sentinels-keep.org for details!

Event Staff!

Event Steward:  Sarah Douglas (Sarah Dobrovolny), seneschal@sentinels-keep.org.  

MoAS:  HL Vigdis Ionsdottir (Vickie Johnson),  moas@sentinels-keep.org



Photos from Spring Feast, 2014.