Masque of Courtly Love XIII: A Celebration of Mirth and Merry-Making

Please join us for a day of Heavy fighting, Rapier, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Classes, Display of Arts and Sciences, Bardic activities, Shopping, Eating, Mirth and Merry Making! The Marche of Alderford proudly presents Masque of Courtly Love XIII: A Celebration of Mirth and Merry-Making.

The final Baronial Court of Their Excellencies Catriona and Alexander will be at 10:00 a.m.

February 21, 2009
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. EST
Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Doors open to the populace at 9:00 a.m., and site closes at 10:00 p.m. This site is fully wheelchair-accessible.

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

Event Features

Baronial Investiture: We have been informed by Their Royal Majesties Ullr & Annelyse and Their Royal Highnesses EikBrandr & Runa that the Investiture of our new Baron and Baroness Sgt. Einar Blakklar and Lady Maerwynn of Warwick will be held at The Masque of Courtly Love XIII.

Their Royal Highnesses will be in attendance. Persons who wish to serve as royal retainers should contact the royalty liasions, Katarina ( and Ailith ( for scheduling and duties.

Martial Activities: The Masque of Courtly Love will offer both armoured and rapier combat this year, with tournaments for each. This year, we are also pleased to add archery and thrown weapons to the list of martial activities.

Arts and Sciences: As always, the Masque of Courtly Love will feature an extensive array of classes; check back for details as we finalize the schedule.

Feast: THL Francesca de Onorati will present a sumptuous Italian feast to delight the palate.

Tavern of the Dead Parrot will be serving tasty lunch morsels, and there will be a Bardic coffee house hosted by Llywelyn & Kateryn Draper.

Other activities: Our site also offers a spacious populace lounge where you can relax with friends. In the evening, join us for a Masqued Costume Ball after feast, with a prize to be given for best use of Brendoken Baronial colors (green, black & gold). Music will be provided by House Silvermoor.


Site Fees:
Pre registered $6.00 adult, $3.00 child 5-12, children under 5 free
At the door $7.00 adult, $3.50 child 5-12, children under 5 free
Fees do not include adult non-member surcharge of $3.00.

Feast Fees:
Adult $12.00
Child 12 and under $8.00
Optional child's meal $5.00
Feast seating limited to 125 gentles; advance registration is strongly recommended. Advance registration deadline for feast is February 7. For dietary concerns, contact our feast steward no later than February 1, 2009.

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.