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Event Details
Swabian Peasants Festspiele Event date: April 20th, 2013
Hosted by Barony of Carolingia - Groveland, MA
Event Last Modified: April 16th, 2013
 
Event details
This spring the peasants of Swabia will dig their way out of their snowbound hovels to celebrate the planting season in true German peasant fashion. 

It will be a day of games, stories, contests of peasant-ly skill, and turnips.  Wear your finest burlap to this revel!  Fighting, music, and lots of turnips will certainly figure prominently.

Games and contests are planned throughout the day.  The site offers both plenty of indoor space, and large lawns for outdoor games if the weather is fair.  Races will include the Bavarian plate race, where runners have to balance a plate of beets on their head and not drop any.  Marbles, bowling, and gambling games offer less exhausting pursuits.  Children and families will be included with games for all ages, and entertainments particularly for younger folks. 

For heavy list fighters, there will be melees including bridge battles based on accounts of Italian "battles" very similar to our heavy list. 

There will be archery.  The site does allow dogs on-leash only.

Gentles are encouraged to bring lunch to eat with friends, outside if the weather is good or in the atmospheric hall if necessary.  There will not be a dayboard.  In the evening, a celebratory peasant dinner will be cooked by Lady Richenza of Bridge.  It will include hearty peasant fare, with multiple vegetarian dishes and meat for those who wish.  Those with dietary concerns should contact the autocrat for more information.

The event will allow merchants.  Space is limited, so merchants must advise the autocrat by April 1st if they wish to vend at this event.
Site Opens: 10:00am
Site Closes: 8:00pm
 
Event Location
Veasey Memorial Park
201 Washington Street
Groveland, MA  01834

Directions:
Veasey Memorial Park:

From greater Boston:  take your best route to Route 95 North, north of Boston.  At the 95/128 split, stay on 95.  Go 14.2 miles and take exit 54B for Rt.  133 West to Georgetown.  Drive 2.3 miles.  At Georgetown Center, go straight onto MA-97 North/West Main St and go 1.9 miles.  Turn left onto Salem St and drive 1.3 miles.  Turn a sharp left onto Washington St and Veasey Park is 0.4 miles down on the left.  Drive up the driveway approximately 0.3 miles to the large parking lot below the buildings.

From Interstate 93, north of Boston:  take exit 44 onto Interstate 495 heading NORTH, and continue with directions below.

From Interstate 495, north of Boston:  take exit 51 on Rt.  125 toward Haverhill.  After 2.5 miles on Rt.  125 (and crossing the Merrimack River) take a left at the light at the Bradford Common (no sign) onto Salem Street and continue for two miles, crossing into Groveland.  Then turn right onto Washington Street and drive 0.5 miles.  Veasey Park will be on the right.  Drive up the driveway approximately 0.3 miles to the large parking lot below the buildings.

 
Event Fees
Site : $15 for adults
WITH MEMBER DISCOUNT, $10 for adults
$8 for students
$5 for children 4-18
Children under 4 free

Family Cap:  To make this event more affordable for families, there is a maximum site fee of $40 per family ($30 per family if all adults receive the member discount).  For these purposes, a family is up to two adults and all of their minor children.  Please include pre-registration information for everyone in the family age 4 or older.  Family Cap does not include feast.

Feast: $7 per person, limited to 100 people.  Pre-registration is highly encouraged, as places may not be available at the door.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc - Barony of Carolingia

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lady Kunegunde
thjadewolf@yahoo.com
617-803-1260

Send Reservations to:
Please include with reservations:
-Mundane name of each person
-SCA name of each person, if they have one
-Are they paying as adult, member adult, student, or child
-If applicable, SCA membership number
-Feast or no feast

**Please be sure to include with each reservation contact information for at least one of your party, either phone or email.**

Pre-Registration deadline is April 11th. 

Send reservations to:
Shoshana Effron, Registrar
52 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02143

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