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About the Event

Come one and all to join the High Country Theatre League in a celebration of the 450th birthday of the great William Shakespeare! The scenic mountains of North Carolina’s Lees-McRae College will host this FREE demo that includes armored fighting, rapier fighting, period games, A&S classes and an artisan’s row to display all talents.


Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Event check-in will be in Cannon Student Center.


Lees-McRae College
191 Main Street
Banner Elk, NC 28692


This is a free event!


Barony of Hawkwood/Society for Creative Anachronism
High Country Theater League
Student Development Office
Lees-McRae Performing Arts

Event Schedule

Click here to view the tentative schedule

Class Descriptions

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No feast will be provided.

MacDonald Dining Hall
Saturday hours:
Continental Breakfast 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Brunch 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner 5 - 6 p.m.

Wily's Bar & Grill
Saturday hours: 5 p.m. - Midnight


Event Steward:
Lady Marryn Blackgroves (Mindi Bishop)
bishopma@lmc.edu | 828-467-3914
Site Steward:
Ethan Henry
Marshal in Charge:
Baroness Bessenyei Rozso (Rachel Rosato)
Armored Marshal:
Count Sinclair Hawkins (Trey Sutter) sinclairhawkins@yahoo.com
Rapier Marshal:
Lord  Raphael de la Roza (Chuck Farnsworth)
Minister of the Lists:
Mistress Adeliza of Bristol (Anna-Marie Smith) adelizaofbristol@att.net
Arts & Science Coordinator:
Lord Edward Godale (Justin Mashburn)
Herald in Charge: TBD
Gate/Check In/Information Point:
Somber Johnston

Arts & Sciences Activities/Competitions

All Arts and Sciences competitions are open to SCAdians as well as all LMC students and employees.  Documentation is not required, but encouraged for SCAdians.  All entries should be historically accurate (period) to the Elizabethan Era (1600 AD) or before.

Period Poetry Contest: Originally written poem or sonnet written in iambic pentameter

Performing Arts Contest: A performance of period Music (solo or ensemble instrumental, vocal, combined vocal/instrumental), Spoken (solo or ensemble monologues, readings, skits or stories), Dance (solo or ensemble country, court or ethnic dance), Other (period mime, juggling, etc.). 5 minute time limit

Costume/Garb Contest: Historically correct clothing

Period Drawing: Period style drawing or painting

Artisan's Row will be for any and all static and live demonstration Arts & Sciences.  Please contact Event Steward or A&S Coordinator for space and needs.


No fire or live steel.
Pets must be leashed and picked up after.
The campus is tobacco free.

Additional Information

Society for Creative Anachronism
Barony of Hawkwood
Facebook Event Page