The Kingdom of Meridies (courtesy of the Barony of Glaedenfeld and the Shire of Easaraigh)
is pleased to host Border Raids 2017.
This will be at a new-to-SCA site in Sparta, TN, which boasts
a 10K foot airconditioned building, 15K foot covered outdoor pavilion,
equestrian arena with stands, and multiple outdoor spaces for meetings and classes.
Watch this event page for updates and activities.
See you there!
Border Raids weekend is also graduation weekend for the local university – TTU in Cookeville.
This will impact the hotel offerings and restaurant wait times in Cookeville
on Friday and Saturday nights of the event.
Subject to Change (All times CST)
TROLL HOURS – Coming Soon
TROLL will be at the AG Building – look on map (coming soon).
HEAVY SCHEDULE – Coming Soon
CLASS SCHEDULE – Subject to Change
9:00 – 10:00 Introduction to Enameling (2 hours) limit of 6, no fees. Glenis Merch Llewllyn.
10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to Enameling, CONTINUED
11:00 – Noon Norse Age Iron Production 1 hr. No limit. No fee. Hrafn Orolokar of House Stigandr
Noon -100 LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 Building an Authentic Viking Festoon. No limit. No fee. Sophia Berkeley
2:00 – 3:00 A Tasting/Survey of Vinegars and Oils. This is a class for Feast Stewards and Feast Enthusiasts. No fees, limit of 30. Wynalee.
9:00 – 10:00 Introduction to Brewing Fundamentals. No Limit, No Fees. Geoffrey of Lorn
10:00 – 11:00 Make and take hard cider. All supplies provided $14.00 fee. Class limit 10. Geoffrey of Lorn
11:00-Noon Modern Food Safety in a SCA Kitchen. Xanthe Yfantes
12:00 -1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 Make and take cooking (2 hours) $5.00 fee for handouts and supplies. Will have choice of 2-3 items to make. Limited to eight attendees. Unlimited watchers. Andriet di’ Pisan.
2:00 – 3:00 Make and take cooking CONTINUED
9:00 – 10:00 OPEN
10:00 – 11:00 VIKING Age Bead Furnace. No fees. No limit. Sophia Berkeley
11:00 – Noon American Sign Language lecture and practice teacher Caoilfionn Inghean Caomhanach….Our Silent Herald!
Noon – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 Silk Banner Demo Ca ‘D Oro Renaissance Salon. Cynthia du Pont
2:00 – 3:00 Bardic Circle Ca’D Oro Renaissance Salon. Cynthia du Pont
A&S POPULACE CHOICE
Contact Gwen Greene. Notecard documentation appreciated, but not required. Project does not have to be complete for entry.
Table space will be available in the main hall for those who would like to work on scribal arts.
MUSIC & BARDIC
There is plenty of space for the musically inclined to gather. Please reach out on the Facebook event if you would like to organize anything.
Also, the Saturday night revel would be greatly improved by those who are willing to share their music or bardic skills.
The Fragrant Mushroom – Vivid collection of hand thrown pottery – 3 miles from site – Sparta, TN
Hamilton Dry Goods – reenactor fabric store – linen and wool blends as $5 and up – 5 miles from site – Sparta, TN
Muddy Pond General Store – Mennonite community closed Sundays. Great supply and reasonable prices on spices and leather – 33 miles from site – Monterey, TN
The Short Sheet –large variety of home décor and other fabric and trims – 34 miles from site – Crossville, TN
Serenity Thrift – 2 miles from site – Sparta, TN
Rescue Mission Thrift Store – 12 miles from site – Cookeville, TN
Goodwill – 14 miles from site – Cookeville, TN
Serenity Thrift – 18 miles from site – Cookeville, TN
Habitat Restore (Thrift) – 18 miles from site – Cookeville, TN
Restaurants In Sparta, TN (1-3 miles from site)
|El Tapatio (Mexican)||Burger King|
|El Meson San Pedro||Captain D’s|
|Casa Luna (Italian)||C H Donuts (awesome)|
|Sheer Delights BBQ||Huddle House|
|Yannis Grill||Kentucky Fried Chicken|
|Pizza Hut||Sonic Drive In|
|Panda Garden||Taco Bell|
Restaurants In Cookeville, TN (12-14 miles from site)
|Buffalo Wild Wings||Jersey Mike’s|
|Cheddar’s||Kentucky Fried Chicken|
|Chili’s Bar & Grill||Krispy Kreme|
|El Tapatio (Mexican)||Long John Silver’s|
|Golden Corral||Pizza Hut|
|Gondola (Italian)||Smoothie King|
|Little Kobe (Hibachi)||Rib City|
|Logan’s Roadhouse||Waffle House|
|O’Charleys||Super Hibachi Grill|
|Olive Garden||Blue Coast Burrito|
|Outback Steakhouse||Firehouse Subs|
|Ruby Tuesday||Burger King|
|Sonic Drive In||Captain D’s|
|Steak and Shake||Cook Out|
Lodging, Address, Miles From Site (reserve early – TTU graduation weekend)
Miss Eula Maes’s B&B, 127 N Main St, Sparta, TN 38583 – 3 miles to site
Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1200 Sams Street, Cookeville, TN 38506 – 13.1 miles to site
Holiday Inn Express, 1228 Bunker Hill Road, Cookeville, TN 38506 – 13.1 miles to site
Day’s Inn, 1296 S Walnut Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501 – 13.2 miles to site
Red Roof Inn, 1292 S Walnut Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501 – 13.3 miles to site
Hampton Inn, 1025 Interstate Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501 – 13.4 miles to site
Comfort Suites, 1035 Interstate Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501 – 13.4 miles to site
Best Western, 900 S Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501 – 13.4 miles to site
America’s Best Value Inn, 897 S Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501 – 13.4 miles to site
La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1131 S Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501 – 14 miles to site
MEDICAL (Very close to site)
Fast Pace Urgent Care – 7 days a week – 2 miles from site
150 Sam Walton Drive, Suite 600, Sparta TN, 38583
Friday 8a-8p, Saturday 8a-6p, Sunday 1p-5p