Dec. 21 Yule in the Shire

It’s the joyous time of year when we come together to celebrate the ending of the old and the beginning of the new. Join the Shire of Caer Adamant at the beautiful and evocative Greenbank Mills (Wilmington, Delaware) for good cheer, a bite to eat, and maybe a few other little traditions of the seasons. Since this falls on the actual Winter Solstice (11:19 pm in our hemisphere) we will try to have some traditional celebrations such as a bonfire and other outdoor activities, weather permitting.

If you wish to help decorate the Mill or want to help with things to do during the evening, please send Lady Dionise O’Towie (Denise Setchko) an IM to volunteer or with ideas.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 5 PM – 9:30 PM

Event Schedule:
5:00 pm Doors Open
5:30 pm Shire Business Meeting & Cocktail Hour (all are welcomed to attend)
6:30 pm Potluck Feast, Games, Storytelling and more
9:30 pm Clean up

If you are still there at 9:30 pm, that means you are staying to help clean up. 
Thank You!

Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm, 500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. 

NOTE:  The small parking lot directly in front of the Mill is reserved to accommodate those with accessibility/mobility needs.  Those who do not require accessibility/mobility accommodation are asked to park in the lot next door.  We will have folks on site to guide you.

Please contribute to the potluck feast and bring your own beverage (and some to share if you are so inclined!) Also, bring your own feast gear and drinking vessels.

  • Yes, there are outlets for crock-pots.
  • No, there is no kitchen, oven, stove or refrigerator. Plan accordingly.
  • Please bring serving spoons, carving knives and so on (labeled with your name)
  • Please list all ingredients so those with dietary restrictions can be aware.

Potluck signup here:

  • Meat/primary dishes (4 needed)
  • Side dishes: veggies and others (9 needed)
  • Desserts: nom, nom, nom (5 needed)
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages:  includes water (2 needed)
  • Other Food Stuff: tidbits, crudités, etc. that don’t fill other categories (10 needed)

There is no charge for this event, but please bring a dish to share.

Oct 26 Winter Nights & Bardic Banshee

A winter’s night is made better by entertaining each other!  Please join us for Winter Nights, where performers (storytellers, poets, singers, instrumentalists, dancers, etc.) will perform and set performance challenges for each other.  Performers are encouraged to evoke the time and place where their story is told; and new performers are encouraged to participate.  All are welcome! 

Audience members are highly encouraged to attend!  Hosted by the East Kingdom College of Performers.  Visit the event on the East Kingdom calendar for performance and other information.

Join the Shire of Caer Adamant for an evening meal around the fire singing songs with the banshee.  Please keep your bardic contributions family friendly as we will have youth in attendance.

Also planned is pumpkin carving!  Bring a pumpkin and some carving tools; and, if possible, some method of cooking the seeds over the fire?

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Event Schedule (subject to change based on the number of participants):

10:00 am Site opens
11:00 am Round 1 Winter Nights
  1:00 pm Dayboard (lunch)
  2:00 pm Round 2 Winter Nights
  4:00 pm Round 3 Winter Nights
  6:00 pm Potluck Feast (dinner)
  7:00 pm Bardic Banshee
10:00 pm Site Closes

Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm, 500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. 

NOTE:  The small parking lot directly in front of the Mill is reserved to accommodate those with accessibility/mobility needs.  Those who do not require accessibility/mobility accommodation are asked to park in the lot next door.  We will have folks on site to guide you.

Things to bring:
-Your seat (a chair)
-Snacks, drinks and feast gear (plate, cup and utensils)
-Potluck Feast contribution (and ingredient list)


  • A DAYBOARD lunch is being coordinated by Lord Martyn de Halliwell, who can be reached at for assistance with dietary concerns.
  • A POTLUCK FEAST is planned.  If you’re coming from afar and are unable to bring a contribution, monetary donations to order take out or delivery are welcome.

This is a Donation Only Event. 

Troll/gate will have the SCA Harassment Policy posting and participation Waivers on hand as well as a Donation Box.


Sept. 29 Fallen Stag Tourney

Fallen Stag Tourney

As the fall winds start to blow and the leaves of the trees begin to collect on the ground this time of year, the hunt begins to prepare for the winter.  As is our tradition, the Shire of Care Adamant hunts for their new Shire Champion.

This event rounds out a Weekend of Free Events in the Shire, preceded by the Benedicta Vita Arma at Greenbank Mills in Wilmington, DE.

Come, all ye armored fighters, show your skills at arms and fending in the Ninth Annual Tournament of the Fallen Stag in the Shire of Caer Adamant on Sunday, September 29th in Newark, Delaware.  Gather your weapons and arrive prepared to fight in a Bear Pit style, timed, 90-minute points tournament for official bragging rights!  The tournament will be divided into two 45-minute periods with a short break in between.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Glasgow Regional Park, 2275 Pulaski Hwy, Pavilion #4, Newark, DE 19702.  The site, a public park, is very dry.  Restrooms, located in the pavilion, will be open.

All are welcome and encouraged to watch the chivalrous efforts of the combatants and the wearing of pre-17th century garb is encouraged.  The Shire will have its Gold Key (period clothing that can be borrowed, free of charge, for the day) on hand and available for those who wish to take advantage of it.  Remember to bring your favorite seat!

Continuing Shire tradition, this event is free.  (Entry to the tournament is gained by the donation of one bag of unexpired, nonperishable food items.)

POTLUCK DAYBOARD (there is no feast)
All are invited to contribute to and partake of the Potluck Dayboard. Water and bread will be provided by the Shire.

See full listing on EK website.

Sept. 28 Benedicta Vita Arma

Benedicta Vita Arma (Blessed The Life In Harness)

Put on your finest court garb and join us for a day of pomp and pageantry!  The day will begin with the ‘Gallery of Inspiration’, where combatants will select their champion based on heraldic display.  This will be followed by a formal tournament and deed of arms.  All combatants will be required to meet armor standards.  Your kit should also fully represent your persona and time period; no modern materials may be visible.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Greenbank Mills and Phillips Farm, 500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE 19808.  There’s plenty of free, on-site parking. Valet service is available, if needed.

This is a free event, although Donations are highly encouraged.  Pre-registration closes September 21, 2019.

Feast fee is $5.00 and is limited to the first 30 reservations.  This will be a high court feast. Wear your best Garb, bring your best table setting.  Feast pre-registration closes September 14, 2019.

See full listing on the EK website.

May 25 Hunter’s Picnic

The hunting party has downed the prey! Now we feast! Donation Only Event! There is no site fee. Troll will have the harassment policy posted, waivers and a donation box.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 12:00-noon to 5:00 pm.

Iron Hill Science Center, 1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702, (map).  There’s plenty of free, on-site parking. Valet service is available, if needed.

Things to consider bringing:
-A popup or other type of cover from the sun
-Chair and small table
-Snacks, drinks and feast gear (plate, cup and utensils)

Food is expected to be available from around 12:30 pm – get it while it is hot!

A Solar for the Keepers of Athena’s Thimble will be up and available to talk thread all day. Queen’s Favors kits will be available. A panel is likely.

Archery should be available off and on from around 2 pm to 4 pm (if you want to shoot, the Marshal will be available).

Thrown Weapons will be available from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Armored Combat Pick-ups will be available any time there are at least two fighters (at least one being a marshal) present.


Nov. 13- Sixth Tournament of the Fallen Stag

Tales are told of glorious combat, and legends are built one story at a time. Shire members and neighbors alike are called to arms to join us on the Thirteenth of November for the Sixth Annual Tournament of the Fallen Stag. Our previous years’ winner, Adam Greatsword has issued a challenge to all fighters to join him in a Bear Pit style tournament where no shields are allowed. Bring great weapons, bring two swords, bring axes, but please set your shield aside. Prizes will be awarded for Overall Tournament Winner, Shire Winner, Best Death, and Chivalry.

Spectators are most welcome, and garb is encouraged. The site is a county park, so the public will be attendance, and the site is dry. We will have the Gold Key (clothing that can be borrowed for the day) available for those who wish to use it. This event is free of charge, and all are invited to the potluck Dayboard after the tournament, that is our tradition in the Shire.

11:00 am – site opens
11:00 am – registration for tourney begins
12:30 pm – tourney begins
3:00 pm – ‘pot luck’ dayboard starts
3:30 pm – prizes awarded
5:00 pm – site closes

Free to all

Glasgow Park, Glasgow, Delaware. Route 40 between Route 896 and Route 72. Pavilion by the concrete duck pond.
Click Here for Google Map.

Schola in the Shire – Saturday, February 13, 2016

Join us for Schola in the Shire, a day of classes with something for nearly everyone!


10:00 a.m.: doors open
11:00 a.m.: classes begin
12:30 p.m.: dayboard is available
4:00 p.m.: classes conclude
4:30 p.m.: Court of TRM
6:00 p.m.: site closes

The Classes!


Our teachers are developing a diverse offering. Some of the classes being offered are:


*How to watch heavy weapons fighting for the non-fighter
*Doin’ the Deed (Pas d’Arms, the Deed, and the formal tourney)
*Rattan Weapons and Design
*Melee Tactics and Training

Performance and General:

*Ethnic Folkdance — what it is and why it is important
*Songs Every SCAdian Should Know
*Lampwork (Glass Beads)
*Tips and Tricks of the Professional Tailor

Calligraphy & Illumination:

*Twists: Acanthus and Ribbons
*Making Gouache Paint for Scribes
*Starting from Scratch
*Award Document Layout


*Introduction to German Brick Stitch
*14th Century Purse Embellishments
*16th Century English Monochrome Embroidery
*Athena’s Thimble 101…Guild Information and Panel


The Food!

Our talented kitchen staff will take us on a culinary tour.

First Service — French
*Crepes with Applesauce
*French Toast
*Smoked Salmon

Second Service — Andalusian
*Batter-fried eggplant
*Ahrash (fried-flattened meatballs)
*Grape Leaves
*Green Chicken

Third Service — German
*Quark Savory
*Good Roast Pork
*Apple Pillows

For food-related issues, contact our Head of Kitchen, Lady Hasanah bint al-Khalil ibn Habib (

Event Location
First Unitarian Church of Wilmington (DE)
730 Halstead Road
Wilmington , DE 19803
Google Map

The site is just off of Route 202 (Concord Pike) in north Wilmington, and is relatively accessible from I-95. Google maps and most GPS programs provide reliable directions. Parking is available behind the church. If there is no snow on the ground, additional parking is available in a vacant lot across Whitby Drive.

Event Fees
Site: Members: $12.00 age 18 years and older (non-members will be subject to the SCA’s $5.00 non-member surcharge.) Youth younger than 18: $10.00. Children under the age of 5 are guests of the Shire. A family cap of $44.00 ($54.00 for non-members) can be applied to family members residing at the same address.

Feast: No feast, but a substantial dayboard will be available to all at no extra cost.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc. — Shire of Caer Adamant

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Hedewigis Ockenfussin
(Linda O. Brizendine)
tel. 302.239.9787 (land line)

Send Reservations to:
Hope Mick (Lady Sybilla of Rona)
40 Fairway Road, 3C
Newark, DE 19711-5659

Other Contact Information:
For any food-related issues, please contact Lady Hasanah bint al-Khalil ibn Habib (

Class scheduler Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne (


Text copied from the East Kingdom Event Calendar

Please use the link provided above for the most up-to-date information on classes.

Tournament of the Fallen Stag 2015

Please join the Shire of Caer Adamant at the Tournament of the Fallen Stag on
October 24, 2015 at Glasgow Park, Glasgow, Delaware.

We will be holding a timed points tourney to ensure everyone gets plenty of fighting. Registration starts at 10:00 am; Tournament starts at 12 pm, and site closes at 6:00 pm. There will be prizes for:

Overall Victor
Highest Placed Shire Fighter (Shire Champion)
Best Death
Best Female Fighter

Spectators are most welcome, and garb is strongly encouraged. Site is a county park, so the public will be attendance. We will have the Gold Key (clothing that can be borrowed for the day) available for those who wish to use it. This event is free of charge, and there is no Feast. Dayboard and refreshments TBD. No alcohol as this is county park.

Event Steward:
Baron Simon Montgumery (Jim Stackable)

Pavilion #4
Glasgow Park, Glasgow, Delaware
Route 40 between Route 896 and Route 72. See map below for location details.

10:00 am – site opens
10:00 am – registration for tourney begins
12:00 pm – tourney begins
3:00 pm – ‘pot luck’ dayboard starts
6:00 pm – site closes

Check back here and the Shire’s Facebook page for more information as the date gets closer.


Pavilion location in Glasgow Park

Pavilion location in Glasgow Park

Through the Woods aka Spring Thynge – May 9th, 2015

Through the Woods on May 9th, 2015
Hosted by Shire of Caer Adamant

Updated as of 5/5/15 8:32am

Brigands have broken into the Royal Menagerie in an attempt to steal the animals!

A call goes out to all Archers to come and stop the Brigands, and to protect the local populace from the more dangerous of the animals. Due to the seriousness of this threat, there is also a call for thrown weapons specialists and armored fighters.

Come join us for a spirited day of fun!

Throughout the day the roving range will be open for the archery tournament with prizes awarded during the evening feast! We will also have a range for Royal rounds, and would be appreciative of anyone who would like to volunteer a few hours to assist with Marshalling.

The thrown weapons field will be available throughout the day for all levels of skill and will also have a tournament with prizes to be presented at the evening potluck feast.

Armored combat will feature a two handed sword tournament with prizes! (Any sword able to be wielded two handed)

Swamp Sale!

Bring your gently used garb, feast gear or other SCA related items to sell and never look at them again! The Shire will help you declutter those outgrown gowns, those plates you replaced with newer, those do-dads and thingy-ma-bobs that you aren’t using but that someone else might love… Bring your items to Lady Mairi and she’ll do the rest; you’ll get 50% of the final sale price for your items and the rest will go towards future Shire endeavors. We’ll have a hanging rack for clothes, and a table for the assorted sundry items. Monies will be tracked and distributed at 3:oo pm when the sale closes. Have questions? Email us!


An amazing dayboard will be prepared by “The Cross and the Crescent” camp kitchen duo.

The evening feast will be a pot luck with bread and meat provided by The Shire.

Please bring a side dish or a desert to contribute to the Pot Luck Feast. You are responsible for keeping hot foods hot, and cold foods cold.

(Please reach out to the autocrat by email with any dietary or health restrictions so that we can help accommodate)

Event Location and Information

Blackbird State Forest
1968 Harvey Straughn Road
Townsend, DE 19977
1968 Harvey Straughn Rd., Townsend address listed is for GPS/mapping purposes only and is actually a private home on the corner of Twin Meadows and Harvey Straughn and so don’t stop there!  Continue very slowly (else said private residents will complain) on Twin Meadows until it ends in small parking area for the camp site.  We will have signs posted.  Park where you can.

The site is primitive; leashed animals are allowed; porta-castles will be available.

Site Opens: 10:00 am
Site Closes: 9:00 pm (troll closes 4:00pm)

Event Fees

Adult $12.00
Minor Age 7-18 $5.00

$5.00 surcharge needed for each attendee over 18 who is not a paid member of the Society.

Family Cap – Fee for 2 Adults and 1 Minor

Feast: There is no feast, but please contact the Autocrats if you would like to participate in the Potluck dinner. The Shire will provide the meat of the meal and we ask that attendees provide sides and desserts. Period dishes not required.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc. – Shire of Caer Adamant

Contact Information

Event Stewards:
Adam Gensel
Lord Alexi Gensel
129 Paladin Drive
Wilmington DE 19802

Marietta Messina
Lady Mari Clock van Hoorne
138 Holly Ridge Drive
Smyrna, DE 19977

Send Reservations to:
Marietta Messina
ATTN: Spring Thynge
138 Holly Ridge Drive
Smyrna, DE 19977

Winter Bardic Blast and Feast II March 7, 2015

Winter Bardic Blast and Feast II
Hosted by The Shire of Caer-Adamant
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Wilmington, Delaware 

Join us from afternoon through evening for stories and song and food as we celebrate our second Winter Bardic Blast and Feast.

Simeon de Alcacar will coordinate a populace choice bardic competition for those who are inclined toward the art of entertaining. All performances should be under 10 minutes in length, and include an archery theme (bows and arrows optional.) Contact Simeon ( to register for the bardic competition.

For those with other inclinations, we will also have a table setting competition, hosted by Lady Shoshana Gryffyth. An archery theme is encouraged, but not required.

Lady Veronica Rosso will hold a silent auction to benefit the archery programs.

The site fee includes a delicious feast presented by Lady Shoshana Gryffyth and her kitchen crew. There will be offerings to please the carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians, and gluten-intolerant. Food-related questions should be directed to Lady Shoshana ( The site is “discreetly wet, in period containers.”

Menu for Feast

Vegetarian = VG  Gluten-free = GF

First Course – Mediterranean

♦ Seasoned dipping oils with flat breads, salt on the table (VG)
♦ Olives and Tronchón cheese (or alternate semi soft goat/sheep cheese) (GF/VG)
♦ Hot Couscous and Rice with roasted carrots and raisins (GF/VG)
♦ Assorted Sauces (GF/VG)
♦ Sweet stewed chunks of lamb – beef with honey and almonds (GF)

Cheese Course

♦ Toasted Cheese with Good Bread (GF/VG)
♦ Vegetables (GF/VG)
♦ Braised Turnips (GF/VG)

Second Course – English

♦ Beefstew Pie wrapped in bacon (GF/VG available*)
♦ Nest of Eggs: A ring of Greens and sliced hard boiled then fried eggs (Split Nuns) (GF/VG)
♦ Assorted Dressings (GF/VG)
♦ Hot basil lemon chicken meatballs with a lemon white wine sauce on the side  (GF)
♦ A carrot pudding with dates & currants (GF/VG)

Desert Table

♦ Warm Peach/Plum Compote with spices (GF/VG)
♦ Unsweetened Whipped Cream (GF/VG)
♦ Medieval Cheese Cake with Small Curd Cheese and Apricots (GF/VG)

*Food-related questions should be directed to Lady Shoshana ( Please contact her prior to feast for alternatives.

First Unitarian Church of Wilmington (Delaware)
730 Halstead Road Wilmington, DE 19803

Site Opens: 3pm

Site Closes: 9pm

Pre-registered (fee includes the feast):
$17.00 adult members ($22.00 adult non-members includes the NMS)
$15.00 youth (15 – 17)
$13.00 youth (14 and younger)
Note: Site fee includes the feast. Feast seats are capped at 80, so pre-register to avoid disappointment at the door.

$21.00 adult members ($26.00 non-members, includes NMS)
$19.00 youth (15 – 17)
$17.00 youth (14 and younger)
Feast: Feast is included in the site fee, so there is no additional cost.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc. – Shire of Caer Adamant

Contact Information

Event Steward:
Hedewigis Ockenfussin (Linda Brizendine)

Co-Event Steward:
Simeon de Alcacar (Seth Tolbert)

Send Reservations to:
Hope Mick
40 Fairway Road 3C
Newark, DE 19711

Other Contact Information:
Bardic Competition Registration
Simeon de Alcacar (Seth Tolbert)

Food Questions:
Lady Shoshana Gryffyth (Ellen Weiner)

East Kingdom Event Calendar: