Note: additonal parking information: See below.
With the battle cry of Libre Bohemia, the March of Lochmorrow would
like to invite you on September 23, 2006 to our 3rd annual
regular event. Historical setting: In 1547, King Ferdinand I (of
Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia) holds an uneasy peace with Bohemian
nobility. His brother Charles V waged war with the Lutherans in
Germany. While Bohemia didn't revolt then, this
event assumes the Czech nobles sided with the populous and fought for
A Regular Event in Lochmorrow: The
Bohemians are Revolting!
Hosting Group: The March of
Date: Saturday September 23,
Times: Day sites open at 9:00
AM and close at 6:00 PM, Feast Site opens at 6:00 PM and closes at 9:00
Site Fee: $4.00 for adult
with nonmember adults paying the additional $3.00 SCA nonmember fee.
Children under 18 pay $3.95 for site a fee whether they are members or
Feast Fee: Free for people who
bring a dish, $5.00 otherwise. [See feast details below]
Event Steward: Lord Aleator,
(Charles Ehlschlaeger) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail advance reservations to
245 Jana Rd.
Questions: Call 309-836-5987
Macomb, IL 61455
Day activities will include all the "regular" Lochmorrow event fun
including combat, dance, shopping, classes, gossiping, etc.
Merchant can begin setting up at 9:00 AM when the site opens at either
the day site if they feel the weather will be good, or at the Horabin
Hall otherwise (BYO pavilion or
table). Merchants must RSVP (contact
Aleator at 309-836-5987) to guarantee space indoors. Merchants setting
up outdoors at the "Dry Combat Site" must locate their pavilion at the
event steward's discretion.
- Celtic Sun: They sell
blown glass goblets, music, leather goods, goblet and mug covers,
repair kits for shields and armor, hats by Izzy's Clue Shoppe, soap by
Roman Baths, and jewelry.
- The Gilded Lily: They
sell costume items and accessories suitable for Middle-Eastern dancers.
- Poszer Studios: They sell
- Gaia's Gifts: They sell
jewelry, nicknacks, and garb. Call Mary at 309-202-3959 for more
- Lionstone Traders: They
sell jewelry, and misc. SCA stuff. Call Anthony at 309-373-1583 for
If the weather is good, the dry site is a HUGE flat open field that
will support melees. If the weather is poor, fighting will be in the
Horabin Hall Gym. Armor inspection will begin at 9:30 AM with
authorizations beginning at 10:00 AM. There will "Bohemian Revolt"
melees for both heavy weapons and rapier combat. (Combatants will fight
for the Habsburgs or Bohemians depending on their persona.) The armored
and rapier tourneys will be bear pits with champions for each weapon
style. For more
information, contact the appropriate marshall.
Changing into armor:
If combat is at the Horabin Hall Gym, people can change into garb in
one of the reserved classrooms until 11:00. If combat is at the open
field, people can change into garb in the large restrooms at the feast
9:30: weapon and armor inspection
armored matched bear pit competition will keep two lists open:
weapon/shield and pole arm. When fighters get tired of pole arm,
pole arm will be replaced by two weapon. After two weapon is finished,
great weapon will begin followed by spear. A similar format will be
done for rapier combat.
10:00: Authorizations begin. Priority will be given to first and lapsed
11:00: Bohemian Revolt rapier melees, armored matched weapon bear pit
(weapon/shield, pole arm, two weapon, great weapon, spear)
2:00: Bohemian Revolt armored melees, rapier matched weapon bear pit
(single rapier, rigid parry, rapier/dagger, case rapiers, non rigid
marshall: Sir Ix
(Bo Ring: 309-299-1250).
Rapier marshall: Lord Roibhilin
Adair (Rob Ritter: 309-653-2518)
Mistress Alphia Biraz-Pars will provide dance instruction from
3:00-5:00 at the
Horabin Hall Day Site. More details to follow. If there is no evening
court, there will be dancing after the feast.
Making and Cooking Sausage
12:00): Learn to make sausage with hands on experience. You must be
willing to get your hands covered in fat.
Taught by Lord Aleator. Lord Aleator has 30 years experience in making
If you want to
teach a class, please contact the event steward.
There are many restaurants within a half mile of the day site.
Additional information can be found at the troll booth.
Feast Activities and Information
The feast is pseudo pot luck served buffet style. Lochmorrow will
provide smoked ham, three different recipes of italian sausage, and
pirozhki. There will be a pound of meat for every man, woman, and child
that attends the feast. Attendees will provide the appetizers,
vegetables, breads, cheeses, and desserts. Cost: $5.00 for people who
don't bring food. FREE for people who bring a dish made with $4 of
ingredients. Households may bring a single dish if the ingredients cost
$4 times the number of people attending the feast. Lochmorrow will use
money from the feast fee to purchase food and drink not supplied by the
There will be competitions for the best food and best alcoholic
beverage brought to the feast. Standard A&S rules apply. Brewers,
vintners, and cooks please volunteer for taste testing and judging.
Please contact the event steward if you wish to perform at the event.
Alcohol policy: While the feast
site will be "competitively wet", there will be no alcohol allowed at
either day site. We can bring homemade alcoholic beverages to the
feast. Alcoholic beverages brought to the feast will be encouraged to
enter the competition. Master Jhondo Oakenshield will be the head judge.
Handicap accessibility: Both
sites are handicap accessible. Please contact the event steward for
Rules regarding minors and pets: Minors
and pets must be policed by their parents or guardians. We can make
sausages out of virtually anything so we hope no one gets too
disruptive. Or, Lochmorrow reserves the right to demand disruptive pets
or children (of ages up to 99) leave the site.
Volunteers needed: The event
still needs feast entertainers, and class instructors. Please contact
the event steward.
Directions to sites
USE MAPQUEST LINK BELOW (All you need to do is type in your home
address and Mapquest does the rest.) However, if you must see
directions on this flyer: Take your best route to US 67. Turn west on
University Ave. (the northen most stoplight in Macomb). Turn left
(south) at the
three way stop (you will still be on University Ave. but heading
through the three way stop (0.4 miles). The parking lot is on the right
immediately after the three way stop. (See map below.)
Address Parking: On street
parking ONLY at Holden Dr. (which is between Horabin Hall and Dry
Combat Site), or 800 Western
Ave. Macomb IL 61455 (The indoor day site, Horabin Hall, is immediately
north of the parking lot.) There also is a limited number of parking
spaces at the Feast Site (below).
Address Feast Site: St. Francis
of Assisi Student Newman Center, 1401 W University Ave. Macomb IL 61455
directions to the Day Site Parking Lot Link]
directions to the Feast Site Link]
[Link to smaller scale
map showing Horabin Hall in relation to US67 and US136]