May Day

The Barony of Fenix will be hosting their May Day celebration on June 1, 2024

NOTE: Do NOT park on the grass. Park in the parking lot or gravel only. We will have parking staff to help with parking spots.

Event Fees

Adult Non-members – $25
Adult Members – $15
Children (7-17) – $5
Children (0-6) – Free
Family cap – $40


Event Stewards: Lynne Fairchild ([email protected]) and Reinhold von Glier

Deputy Event Steward: Wilhelm von Glier ([email protected])


Web Mistress: Roisin de Burgh ([email protected])

Merchant Coordinator: Ulrich Michel Schmidt and Isibél inghean Alaxandair ([email protected])

Armored Combat Marshal in Charge: Hengist Hawardessune ([email protected])

Rapier Marshal in Charge: Gabriel de Burgh ([email protected])

Archery Marshal in Charge: Deor Leodegar

Thrown Weapons Marshal in Charge: Eirik the Elder

Youth Armored Marshal in Charge: CuMhara O’Holyhead (Kope)

Lunch Tavern: Gareth de Burgh

Parking: Caveron O’Dell

Royal Lunch: Avelyn Grene

Royal Liaison: Hypathia of Inish mor

TENTATIVE Schedule (subject to change)

9am – Gate Opens

9am – A&S display and populace bean count opens

9:30am – Rapier inspections and authorization

10 am – Thrown Weapons List opens

10:30am (or at TRM’s pleasure) – Morning Court

11am – Rapier Novice Tourney and C&T

11am – Archery Open Shoot opens

11am – Armored Combat authorizations and inspections

11:30am – Holmgang tournament

12pm – Lunch Tavern opens

1pm – Youth Combat

1:30pm – Rapier melee drills

2pm – Lunch Tavern closes

2pm – A&S class

3pm – A&S class – 16th c. Handknitting, an Overview taught by Camilla de la Reynarde

3pm – Youth Combat ends

4pm – Archery closes

4 pm – Thrown Weapons closes

4pm –A&S display and populace bean count ends

5pm (or at TRM’s pleasure) – Evening Court

9pm – Site closes


Martial: Armored, Rapier, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Youth Armored

A&S Competition, A&S Classes

Royal Court

Baronial Court

*to be updated as confirmed*

Food (Lunch)

Meat pies with pork, leeks, and potatoes, with a soup of vegetable broth and barley for dipping.

Vegetarian option with chickpeas available

Gluten free option available.

Side options of banana or orange

Drink option of bottle water or soda

Meat pie: Pork, Leeks, Red Potatoes, Garlic, Butter, Flour, (Spices to be added soon)
Soup: Pearl Barley, Vegetable broth
Gluten Free: Pork, Leeks, Red Potatoes, Garlic, Butter, Gluten-free flour
Vegetarian: Chickpeas, Leeks, Red Potatoes, Garlic, Butter, Flour


Schmidty’s Schtuff – Handcrafted Leather goods, crocheted novelties, and more
Midnights Art – Jewelry, dream catchers, unraveling chaos and more
Silent Cat
Mostly Middle Eastern

Nearby Hotels

(1) Holiday Inn, 7905 Freedom Way, Florence KY (859) 980-1700
(2) SureStay by Best Western, 8075 Steilen Dr, Florence KY (859) 817-9180
(3) Red Roof Inn, 11165 Frontage Rd, Walton, KY (859) 485-4123
(4) Hampton Inn, 12929 Frogtown Connector Rd, Walton, KY (859) 485-0365
(5) Holiday Inn Express, 12928 Frogtown Connector Rd, Walton, KY (859) 493-0900
(6) Best Western, 7821 Commerce Dr, Florence, KY (859) 525-0090


Q: Are pets allowed on site? No pets. allowed. Service animals are permitted.

Q: Is the site wheelchair accessible? Yes, but the area that will hold the day camps and martial lists may be harder to access with mobility devices and require extra assistance due to it being downhill from the pathway. The main building and roadways are paved and accessible.

Q: Is alcohol allowed? No. The site is dry

Q: Will there be a lunch tavern, or feast? There will be a lunch tavern

Q: Can I park on the grass to drop off my stuff and then move to parking? No. Please do not park on the grass. Park in the designated parking areas only

Disclaimers and Notices

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

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