Thursday September 2nd to Monday September 6th
Wells County 4-H Park
1240 4-H Park Rd,
Bluffton, IN 46714
How to Attend
Pre-registration closes August 30th
If you have any issues preregistering with the website, please contact our exchequer directly at shadowedstars.exchequer AT midrealm.org
There is no discount or block of rooms this year.
A local hotel is the Comfort Inn located right down the road with clean rooms and a pool!
If you are feeling Ill or have tested positive for Covid recently, please help us all stay well and refrain from attending our event. We will miss your presence as we have for the past year and a half.
Adult whole weekend: $35
Adult one day: $20
Youth 6-17 whole weekend: $5
Youth 6-17 one day: $5
Children 5 and under are free
Family max whole weekend: $75
Family max one day: $45
SCA members get a $5 discount
Box lunches: $6
Camping whole weekend: $10
Electric hook-up camping: $20
Horse stall for the weekend: $10
Interested in helping out? Check out this cool sign up with all various job openings!
- Site Information
- Event schedule
- Lunch Tavern
- Thrown weapons
Site Rules and Amenities
The site for Mounted War Games is officially Dry, and anyone violating this policy will be asked to leave.
Well-attended above ground fires are permitted, There are permanent on-site fire rings in designated meeting areas.
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome on site and inside some buildings. By request, dogs unfamiliar with horses are discouraged. One sniff, bark, or lunge can result in a spooked horse. Please keep dogs away from cart horses. Riders and carts will be allowed to patrol the premises on roadways and they have the right-of-way.
Equine Health Requirements
The Indiana State Board of Animal Health requires all equines being transported into Indiana to have a Coggins dated within 12 months of the event and a traveling health certificate dated within 30 days of the event. For full information, please go to the Indiana State Board of Animal Health website.
Warning: Under Indiana law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.
Minors need direct supervision around the horses, please do not allow them to wander in the barns or horse areas without you or another parent/guardian.
Horses are “Fight or Flight” prey animals. If it scares them, they will run. Consider your actions with this in mind.
Whenever possible, please WALK in view of the horses and not directly in front or behind them. Sudden movements or flapping objects can look very scary to horses.
Always ask the owner if you may approach or touch a horse.
If the horses ears are forward=happy or scared, ears pinned back=angry, ears twitching=listening
Never feed a horse without permission; your fingers look like tasty carrots, also they may be on a special diet.
toilets in 2 buildings, and a shower house
Primitive and electrical hook-up camping spaces available
outside water spigots
72 open-air covered stalls 8’x10′
livestock barn able to be sectioned off into larger pens
|Friday||after dark||Torch Lit Tourney sponsored by their Nextellency’s||Armored list|
|Friday||after dark||Bardic Circle||fire ring||Bring a drink and chair to sit by the fire, sing or listen to the bardic circle songs.|
|Saturday||7pm||Court – Investiture of Rivenstar & Shadowed Stars||center greenspace||Royal Court of Their Majesties. Investiture of Rivenstar and Shadowed Stars. Please bring your own chairs as it is outside.|
|Saturday||9pm approx||Ball of the Baronies||Join us after Court for a Baronial Ball celebrating joyous occasion. Other merriments will be available if you are not the dancing sort. Some of the dances will be taught before the Ball.|
|Sunday||9am||Baronial championships begin with Equestrian||main arena||Riders will be required to pick up a favor from Hadley at one of the end of arena and then ride down to Nathan to put the favor from the Lady on the tip of the lance.|
|Sunday||10:30am||Baronial Thrown weapons championship||thrown weapons range|
|Sunday||11am||Baronial A&S championship||The challenge is to bring an item to be donated to the group as a contribution towards our different awards, so that at a later time they will be given with the awards handed out to the populous. More details to follow on the where and when|
|Sunday||noon||Baronial Armored championship||Armored list|
|Sunday||1pm||Baronial Rapier championship||Rapier list||In the Grand Style of the Known World Rapier Tourney, this will begin with some warm-ups, which will continue during the actual tourney. Format of the Tournament will be Round Robin, best of three, with combatants using any style they choose that they are authorized in, dead is dead (double kills will NOT be re-fought and will count as a loss for both). The Baronage may ask combatants questions at their discretion.|
While the Tournament is only open to members of the Barony, all are welcome and encouraged to participate in the on-going warm-ups on the list concurrent with the Round Robin portion.
|Sunday||2pm||Baronial Archery Shoot||Archery range||Hear not evil, see no evil, speak no evil|
|Open Riding||4-7pm||throughout site||Groups of 2-4 only. Get prior permission from EqMiC. General auth|
|Challenge Course||10am-12pm||Grass Field||Games auth required|
|Lunch/Class/Round Table Discussion: TBD||12-1pm||Equestrian Tent|
|Challenge Course||1-3pm||Grass Field||Games auth required|
|Mounted Archery||3-4:30pm||Main arena||Mounted archery auth required.|
|Chariot Archery||4-5:30pm||Main arena||Driver: driving auth required. Passenger: no auth required.|
|Tippet Tag||7-8pm||Make-up arena||Wear detachable tippets and try to remove opponents’ tippets in team and solo rounds|
Games auth required
|Head to Head||8-9pm||Main arena||Ride identical courses and collect more points than your chosen opponent |
Games auth required
|Cavalcade Assembly||9:30am||Between Wash Rack and Equestrian Tent||Provide equestrian tent with your introduction before departing.|
|Cavalcade Grand Entry||10-10:45am||Around Site, start at wash rack, end at Main Arena for announcing riders and horses||Riders don their finest and proceed around the entire event site in a parade. Portrait photos taken. Be introduced into the arena. |
General Riding auth required.
*Games auth required if holding banners, etc.
|Driving Challenge||11am-12pm||Main arena||Driving auth required|
|Lunch/Class/Round Table Discussion: TBD||12pm-1pm||Equestrian Tent|
|Mounted Combat||1-2pm||Make-up arena||Mounted Combat auth required|
|Challenge Course||2-4pm||Main arena||Games auth required|
|Daiku||TBD||Main arena||Games auth required|
|Baronial Championship AND Challenge Course for all||9-11am||Main arena||Games auth required|
|Skill at Arms/IKEQ: Interkingdom Equestrian Competition||10am-12pm||Make-up arena||Games auth required|
|Lunch Break and Joust set up||12-1pm||Main arena||ALL HELPERS WELCOME!|
|Wood Joust||1-2:30pm||Main arena||Jousting auth required|
|Foam Joust||2-4pm||Main arena||Jousting auth required|
|Buzkashi||7-9pm||Main arena||Games auth required|
|Palfrey Pleasure Driving||9:30am||Main arena||Driving auth required|
|Palfrey Pleasure Riding||9:45am||Main arena||General Riding auth required|
|Ribbon Race (Pairs)||10am||Main arena||Games auth required|
|Musical Heads, Goblet Carry, Faux Hawk Ride (Egg and Spoon)||10:15am||Main arena||Games auth required|
If you are interested in teaching a class have I got a link for you! Please fill this out.
Greetings all artisans of the Barony, it is once again time for our members in the Arts and Sciences to battle it out for the role of Baronial Champion. This coming Mounted War Games on Sunday bring out your best. The challenge is to bring an item to be donated to the group as a contribution towards our different awards, so that at a later time they will be given with the awards handed out to the populous. More details to follow on the where and when
Arts & Sciences Class List
Class Schedule is 10-3 Saturday and Sunday with a break from noon till 1:00 for lunch.
- Youth Friendly silk painting
- Youth Friendly block printing
- Youth Friendly Crafting
- Intro to Heraldry
- How to Build a Persona Profile
- Beaded Roses
- Economical Food for Nordic Impressions
- SCA 101: Newcomers guide
- Viking Age Jewelry Demonstration
- Peerage Roundtable
- 3 Hand Stitches & a Project
- Block Printing on a Budget
(all items prepackaged and wrapped)
Pupusas(GF) El Salvadoran flatbread made with meat, beans and cheese. Served with curtido (pickled slaw) and mango sauce/salsa (V option available)
Elote loco (crazy corn)
Quesadilla salvadorena (cheese pound cake)
water and flavor packets/drink sleeves
Empanadas (GF Available) with chirimol (vegetable side dish)
Salvadoran carrot rice
Nuegados de yuca (a cheese type donut)
water and flavor packets/drink sleeves
If you have food allergies or need gluten free and/or vegetarian lunches, please contact our Lunch Tavern Steward, Lady Zilia-foodwenchz AT gmail.com
There will be an area for melees and a separate area for authorizations and singles pickup fighting.
If MIT’s would like to help please contact the MIC of Armored before the event. As a note to fighters: I would like to remind all fighters that there will be no public water jug available. Bring your own water.
After dark -Torchlight tourney
9:00 am -Open for armor inspection
10:00 am -Start authorizations
11:00 am -6′ spear tournament
noon -5-man melee tournament
1pmish -Mounted to ground combat (Optional)
Afternoon -Spear and shieldman Tournament The spear and shieldman Tourney will consist of a team of two. One spear fighter and one sword and weapon fighter.
Next -Warlord TournamentSundayBaronial championship and there will be a spear class. The list will be open for pick ups with an impromptu tournament possible. If people are available. Times to be determined
9am -Inspections and authorizations; Open list fighting
10am – Open list fighting
12noon – List closed for lunch
1pm buckler tournament for rapier will be as follows: – Round Robin format (2 or 4 pools) – Best 2 of 3 with each combatant, winner of each bout gains 1 pt, yes even if you lose the best 2 of 3 – Points will be used to break ties – The winner advances to the finals rounds – The only secondary that is allowed is a buckler, if the combatant don’t have a buckler one will be provided or the fighter can fight single sword – If the combatant is authorized they can use spear but only ONCE in either their pool or in the finals – Finals are fought best 2 of 3 bouts, doubles are re-fought but with wounds retained until there is a winner. Prize: 14” steel buckler and a small decorative dish.
4pm – List closed
1pm-Baronial Championship-In the Grand Style of the Known World Rapier Tourney, this will begin with some warm-ups, which will continue during the actual tourney. Format of the Tournament will be Round Robin, best of three, with combatants using any style they choose that they are authorized in, dead is dead (double kills will NOT be re-fought and will count as a loss for both). The Baronage may ask combatants questions at their discretion. While the Tournament is only open to members of the Barony, all are welcome and encouraged to participate in the on-going warm-ups on the list concurrent with the Round Robin portion.
If there are any marshals interested in helping please let me(prudence) know, thanks!
scheduleThursday range set-up, open throw till bored
11am open range
1pm-5pm plague rat hunt
10am-12pm pin the tail on the dragon
1-5pm attendee’s choice/open range
closed for court/dinner
after dinner open range till done
10:30-12pm champions throw/attendee’s choice
1pm-4pm return of the plague rats!
after dinner/court open range till done
Monday range clean-up
ScheduleFriday Setup, inspections and open shoot.
10am range opens/inspections and open shoot
11am Royal Rounds
12pm lunch break
2pm Constellation Regional Shoot
4pm shoot for the moon: youth shoot.
10am range opens/inspections and open shoot
11am split the rope: youth shoot
12pm lunch break
2pm Baronial Shoot
4pm Royal Rounds
Hello Friends! . We love our equestrian friends, artisans, and our martial friends, but we also love to shop. This year we have some lovely merchants that are going to join us, please feel free to shop until your heart’s content. There are merchants who will be both inside and outside, please visit them all.
If you are a Merchant and would like to join us, please feel free to fill out this form.
Nonna’s Mugs and Jugs
Viking Age Jewelry
By My Hand Designs LLC
Purveyors of Fine Mercantile Goods and Inter-Kingdom Arms Dealer
Mid East Magic
Hats and Headwear, cup covers, scarves, previously loved Middle Eastern clothing, and other cool stuff we have found.
Gently loved middle eastern clothes
Viking, Anglo Saxon, and Medieval jewelry and accessories. Research Books.
The Sinister Peacock (formerly Sparks of Inspiration)
Contrary to our usual services, Lucretia will only offer 3 historically inspired hair appointments. However there will be a plethora of 2nd hand goodies being retired from Lucretia’s kit for sale at low prices!
We will be hosting a Silent Auction to raise funds for the Royalty Travel Fund. Donations are appreciated, and bids will be welcome. Silent auction–please drop off items between 9am-10am. Bidding ends by 4pm on Saturday. Items will need to be picked up by 5pm.
- Event Steward-Andries Von Voorburg
- Contact: andriesvonvoorburg AT gmail.com
- Deputy Event Steward-Maggie MacKeith
- Contact: maggiemackeith AT gmail.com phone: 260-466-2102
- Merchant Liaison-Leandra Corzi
- Contact: shadowedstars.chronicler AT midrealm.org
- Lunch Tavern Steward-Zillia
- Contact: foodwenchz AT gmail.com
- Equestrian MIC-Gwendolyn
- Contact: jmahocker AT gmail.com
- Armored MIC- Pelinor
- Contact: pellynor AT yahoo.com
- Rapier MIC- Rashid al Sanna
- Archery MIC- Velos
- Contact: davidjonestheo AT gmail.com
- Thrown weapons MIC-Prudence of colleah
- Contact: shadowedstars.thrown AT midrealm.org
- Class Coordinators: Halldora and Aoife
- Contact: shadowstars.moas AT midrealm.org