Masque of Courtly Love XV: A Winter's Tale

"At its best, fantasy rewards the reader with a sense of wonder about what lies within the heart of the commonplace world. The greatest tales are told over and over, in many ways, through centuries. Fantasy changes with the changing times, and yet it is still the oldest kind of tale in the world, for it began once upon a time, and we haven't heard the end of it yet.'"  -- Patricia McKillip

Please join us for a day of Bardic Arts, Heavy fighting, Rapier, Classes, Shopping, Eating, Mirth and Merry Making! The Marche of Alderford proudly presents Masque of Courtly Love XV: A Winter's Tale.

February 19, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. EST
Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
[ Map and Directions ]

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.

Weather outlook: Mostly sunny, breezy, high around 38 F. No significant precipitation is predicted, as of Thursday evening.

Event Features

Bardic Arts

This year's Masque of Courtly Love will feature an all-day Bardic Arts schedule, with performances taking place in a lovely, quiet chapel.

Martial Activities

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

Arts and Sciences

As always, the Masque of Courtly Love will feature an extensive array of classes; see the schedule page for details.


Baroness Francesca de Onorati and Lord Angus MakMartane will present a sumptuous feast in the finest Alderford tradition to delight the palate.

Lunch Tavern

A lunch tavern, offered by the Dead Parrot team, will be available on site for an additional (but reasonable) charge.


Masque of Courtly Love is an outstanding opportunity for your early-season shopping. Browse at your leisure through our extensive Marketplace to find the things you will need for the busy spring event season!

Other activities

Our site also offers a spacious populace lounge where you can relax with friends. In the evening, join us for dancing after feast.


Site Fees:
Pre registered $6.00 adult, minors 11-17 $3.00, children 10 and under free with a paid adult
At the door $8.00 adult, minors 11-17 $4.00, children 10 and under free with a paid adult
Fees do not include adult non-member surcharge of $5.00.

Feast Fees:
Adult $12.00
Child 10 and under $6.00

Feast seating limited to 100 gentles; advance registration is strongly recommended. Advance registration deadline for feast is February 12. For dietary concerns, contact our feast steward no later than February 1, 2011.

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.