Border Raids 2017

Border Raids 2017 has passed.  

Looking forward to the next Meridian hosting in 2019!!!


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!





SITE MAP – at end of schedules

Site opens: 5:00 PM Friday

Site closes: 10:00 AM Sunday


Friday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12 Noon

TROLL will be at the AG Building .

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 Medieval Gingerbread (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


Contact Gwen Greene.  Notecard documentation appreciated, but not required.  Project does not have to be complete for entry.

8:00 AM-10:00 AM – Entry
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Voting
3:00 – 4:00 PM – Pickup


8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Table space will be available in the main hall for those who would like to work on scribal arts.


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.  Contact is Kehinde mka Terrill Johnson.

Also, the Saturday night revel would be greatly improved by those who are willing to share their music or bardic skills.


Site Map

As soon as merchant space is confirmed it will be posted.

UPDATE: It will be between 13 and 10




 Will be in the Merchants area up to size 5x








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)
San Pedro Hardee’s
Sheer Delights BBQ Huddle House
Yannis Grill Kentucky Fried Chicken
Bojangles Little Ceasars
McDonalds Subway
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
Cracker Barrel Krystal
El Tapatio (Mexican) Long John Silver’s
Godfather’s Pizza McDonalds
Golden Corral Pizza Hut
Gondola (Italian) Smoothie King
IHOP Red Lobster
Little Kobe (Hibachi) Rib City
Logan’s Roadhouse Waffle House
Nick’s Restaurant Wendy’s
O’Charleys Super Hibachi Grill
Olive Garden Blue Coast Burrito
Outback Steakhouse Firehouse Subs
Shoneys Arby’s
Ruby Tuesday Burger King
Sonic Drive In Captain D’s
Starbucks Chic-fil-A
Steak and Shake Cook Out
Subway Duncan Donuts
Taco Bell Fazoli’s

Lodging, Address,  Miles From Site

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