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Event Details
Balfar's ChallengeEvent date: April 18th, 2020
Hosted by Barony of Dragonship Haven - Meriden, CT
Event Last Modified: November 17th, 2019
 
Event details
Once again Spring is here and with it Balfar’s Challenge.  Come joins the Barony of Dragonship Haven and Duke Balfar von Grunwald in celebrating the turn of the seasons with a day of martial prowess!  We will have Archery, Thrown weapons, Rapier and Rattan to entertain those with a thirst to test their abilities after a long and cold winter.  Or simply come and enjoy a day with friends, new and old! 

Master Jaji will once again make a day board to tempt the taste buds and feed our masses.  Please contact him and his glorious staff with dietary concerns or needs at chefjaji@yahoo.com
Site Opens:  9:30am those with tents are welcome at 8:30am
Site Closes:  7:00pm
Site Opens: 9:30 AM
Site Closes: 7:00 PM
 

Event Website: https://dragonshiphaven.eastkingdom.org/

 
Event Location
YMCA Mountain Mist Day Camp
522 High Hill Road
Meriden, CT  06450
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist

Directions:
Please Note:  Not all GPS directions are accurate and may send you to High Hill Road in Wallingford which does not connect through to High Hill Road in Meriden. 

I-91 South:
1.Take exit 19 Preston Ave.  exit.
2.At the end of the ramp take a left.
3.Follow Preston Avenue until you reach the traffic light on the corner of East Main St.  and Preston Ave.
4.  Cross East Main St.  onto Cone Avenue.
Cone Avenue becomes Thorpe Avenue.
5.  Continue until you see High Hill road on your left.
6.  Turn left on to High Hill Road and follow to the very end.
7.  Mountain Mist will be on your left.

I-91 North:
1.  Take exit 16 East Main Street
2.  At the end of the ramp take a right.
3.  Proceed through three traffic lights.
4.  At the intersection of East Main and Preston Avenue, take a right on to Cone Avenue.  Cone Avenue becomes Thorpe Avenue.
5.  Continue until you see High Hill Road on your left.
6.  Turn left on to High Hill Road and follow to the very end.
7.  Mountain Mist will be on your left.

I-691 East:
1.  Take exit 12 the Preston Ave.  exit.
2.  At the end of the ramp take a right onto Preston Avenue.
3.  Follow Preston Avenue until you reach the traffic light on the corner of E.  Main St.  and Preston Avenue.
4.  Cross East Main St.  onto Cone Ave.  Cone Ave.  becomes Thorpe Ave.
5.  Continue until you see High Hill road on your left
6.  Turn left on to High Hill Road and follow to the very end.
7.  Mountain Mist will be on your left.

IF you are heading NORTH on I-91 (from New Haven) and your GPS/Google directions indicate taking exit 15 off I-91, DISREGARD this and continue on to exit 17 (see directions above). 
If you follow GPS and get off at exit 15, DISREGARD the "slight right up a road with a sign 'High Hill Orchard' off of Thorpe Road." (this will take you to an impassable gravel track.) INSTEAD continue about one more mile further on Thorpe Road to High Hill Road on the right. 

 
Registration Fees
Registration: Registration:  At-door:  $20 - $15 with Member Discount
Youth (12-17):  $10
Under 12:  free

Family cap $40

Feast: Feast:  There is no Feast but a generous day board is planned. 

Make Checks Payable to: Make Checks Payable to:  Barony of Dragonship Haven SCA Inc

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Le Ann Hinkle
Isabel de Roys "Belle"
203-918-7497 (texting is best)
175821@members.eastkingdom.org

Send Reservations to:
Information about online registration will be added later.

Other Contact Information:
Dayboard Coordinator:  chefjaji@yahoo.com
Gate Coordinator:  TBA
Merchant Coordinator:  TBA
Youth Coordinator:  TBA

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