Masque of Courtly Love XII: Play On!

As the winter lingers on, when the alder boughs are bare, we light our torches and garnish the hall. Players, poets, fighters, fencers, and fools! Practice and teach your arts at the twelfth Masque of Courtly Love. The Marche of Alderford proudly presents Masque of Courtly Love XII: Play On! Full information on our event flyer page.

Weather Update: As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, NOAA is predicting snow likely tonight, 1-3 inches accumulation possible, but ending at 1:00 a.m. Saturday. Only light flurries are predicted for Saturday, ending early in the day. The site is accessible via major (4 lane until the last few blocks) roads that will be plowed quickly. Come on over and enjoy the event!

February 23, 2008
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST
Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720

Site is bone-dry everywhere, and nonsmoking in or near the building.

Our spacious new site offers more list space for heavy and rapier fighting, and a new, improved populace lounge. The wealth of classes includes a Performing Arts track, a Shakespeare track and a general track. Actors and bards will find opportunities to perform, and Their Excellencies of Brendoken will hold court. More feast places have been added, and everything possible has been done for your comfort and amusement.

Martial Activities: The Masque of Courtly Love will offer both armoured and rapier combat this year, with themed tournaments for each.

Arts and Sciences: In keeping with the theme, there will be a track of classes devoted to Shakespeare and his times and one track that will explore the performing arts. The third track of classes is on an assortment of topics. Our very own version of Pyramus and Thisbe, from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, will be performed to round off the day.

Science Fair: As in the past, we will feature a Medieval Science Fair, where participants will be encouraged to promote their theories about science as they would have been in the Middle Ages.

Feast: THL Francesca de Onorati will present a sumptuous feast to delight the palate. Seats will be limited to 100 and pre-registration is encouraged.


Site Fees:

Adult Member: $6.00 (pre-registered); $7.00 at the door
Child (6-12): $4.00 (pre-registered); $5.00 at the door
Child (0-5): Guests of the Marche of Alderford
Non-member surcharge for adults: $3.00

Feast Fees: Adult: $10.00 (pre-registered); $11.00 at the door
Child (6-12): $7.00 (pre-registered); $8.00 at the door
Child (0-5): No charge

Please make checks payable to: SCA, Inc. - Marche of Alderford. Send preregistrations to:

Cynthia David
709 33rd St NE
Canton, OH 44714

Further contact information is on the staff listing page.

Check the list below for the activities of interest to you. We are finalizing plans for the remaining activities, so more details will be forthcoming soon...please check again.