Melee at Roswell 2009

Pennsic may be over, but there is still plenty of summer fun left! Join us for this weekend of camping at a beautiful site just northeast of New Philadelphia, Ohio. Melee at Roswell has classes, merchants, archery, rapier and armoured combat, thrown weapons, and our famous “potluck picnic” on Saturday night.

Enjoy the archery Woods Walk or armor up for the Woods Quest Battle. The Melee Market Place & Bazaar features merchants as well as special hours on Saturday August 22 for you to sell, barter, or trade your own goods.

When not shopping, shooting, fighting, or attending class, you can relax and share Turkish coffee and bardic performances (yours and others') at the Magic Carpet Kavehane, hosted by the Gorsedd bardic community.

Where and When

August 21-23, 2009
B&A Primitive Weapons Club, Roswell OH

Site opens at 2:00 p.m. Friday and closes at noon on Sunday. To allow our guests a peaceful night's rest before Saturday's busy activities, there will be no camp setup allowed after 11:00 p.m. Friday night..

The site is wet, and pets are allowed if on leash. Shower stalls are available on site, but bring your own water bag. Water on site is tanked in and is non-potable, so bring your own for cooking and drinking. Free firewood is available on site.

Event Fees

  • Friday check-in 13 and older $12
  • Saturday check-in 13 and older $8
  • Under 13 Free
  • Family Cap $36 with minor children (under 18)
There is no need to pre-register for this event, as space is not limited.

Potluck Picnic

In lieu of a traditional feast, Alderford will be hosting an informal Baronial Cookout/Potluck. Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns and toppings will be provided. We ask all those gentles interested in joining us, please bring a dish to pass that serves 8-10. Please use the following chart based on your modern last name:

Q-ZSide Dish

We will try to accommodate any dietary restrictions if possible. Questions or concerns may be sent to the cookout coordinator.

Event Schedule

This schedule is subject to change, as always.

Friday2:00 p.m.Site opens
11:00 p.m.No later camp setup allowed
Saturday9:30 a.m.All lists open
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Rapier woods battles
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.Heavy weapons field battles and authorizations
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Heavy weapons woods battles
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Open Bardic at the Magic Carpet Kavehane
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Rapier field battles
2:00 p.m.Archery Woods Walk
2:00 p.m.Rapier/Heavy pickup fighting
3:00 p.m.Peasant Revolt (main battlefield)
5:00 p.m.Baronial Court
30 minutes after CourtPotluck Picnic
After darkBardic circle, near archery range
Sunday12:00 p.m.Site closes