Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex
1900 East Main Street Danville, IN 46122
June 30 to Sunday, July 2, 2023
Do you feel in need of a little relaxation? Just a chance to sit and have fun?
Welcome to A Simple Quest: A Day to Relax!
Join the Barony of Sternfeld for a day to put up your heels and just enjoy yourself! We are going to give everyone the chance to explore the best the SCA has to offer and to just sit and catch your breath for a day!
Only one person per tent or RV will need to register for camping.
Baronial Welcome Letter
Greetings to all the Midrealm!
On June 30 – July 2, AS 58, the Barony of Sternfeld will once again be hosting A Simple Day in the Country: Simple Quest. Please join us for a full weekend of fun and camaraderie.
A centerpiece of this year’s event will include a Quest for all ages (activity scavenger hunt). We will have our normal martial activities including Archery, Armored, Rapier, and Thrown Weapons. Armored scenarios in the afternoon will include Combat Archery and Siege. We will also have a slate of classes, an Artisan’s Green, and music! After court on Saturday there will be a thirty-minute concert by Flama Chorum followed by a one-hour Bardic Luminaries concert featuring some of the professional/semi-professional bards of the Midrealm. This will be followed with an open Bardic Circle lasting into the night.
This is a camping event. Please consider joining us camping. You can work out any last minute camp items before Pennsic War.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at A Simple Day in the Country: Simple Quest.
Check-in, inspections, authorizations, and warm-ups
Gear inspection and range open!
Kingdom Melee Practice
Kingdom DEI Team and Strategy
Vocal Production and Projection; How to use your voice without losing it
Format will depend on number of participants
Embroiderers Guild Panel
LUNCH and PAPERWORK
Atlantian Speed Tournament
Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion Tournament
Creating a Culture of Psychological Safety
Possible war practice and champions practice
Sherbet/Sharbat: The Refreshing Ottoman Fruity Drink
Tear down & pack up
Flama Chorum concert
7:15pm - 8:15pm
Luminaries Bardic Concert
Open Bardic Circle
Arts & Sciences
Tear down, pack up, and have safe travels!
Join us again soon!
Archery event details
Range will be 10 yd Big foam target, 20, 30 , maybe 40 yd ranges with nets. All day open range. Per “simple day” theme nothing organized is planned – shoot until your fingers are numb.
Stuffy Shoot – archer hits stuffed animals and keeps it! Open to all archers under age of 12 [parent or guardian presence req’d] Bag limit of 2/archer
Bubblewand Shoot hosted by Thorfinnr, prizes made by “By His Hand”
Arts and Sciences class details
Classroom A 10:00-2:00 Bookbinding- Hey, gang! If you’ve always wanted to see bookbinding in action – or make your own! – come see us at Simple Day, where the Midrealm Bookbinders will be hosting a Bookbinding Salon. There will be four different book kits to purchase, and plenty of space to sit down to make it while you’re with a bevy of knowledgeable bookbinders who are more than happy to help. The book styles will be: early Coptic Nag Hamadi, Japanese stab, Indian leaf, and Elizabethan ledger books. We will also have a table filled with the resources we use for you to thumb through, and a display of several of our books to check out. As a special treat, the Calf to Codex book will also be on display! Come see us at Simple Day!
Dame Roana Alidnoch, OP THL Arianwen Triona Ceridwen O Wyndham OE
Classroom B 10:00-11:00 Kingdom DEI Team and Strategy
HG Runa Kirri
11:00-12:00 Embroiderers Guild Panel
1:00-2:00 Creating a Culture of Psychological Safety How do we make sure there is room in the room for everyone in the room.
Maistress Odette d’Amboise
2:00-3:00 Sherbet/Sharbat: The Refreshing Ottoman Fruity Drink A history of the Ottoman Turkish medieval beverage sharbat/sherbet complete with tastings of 1-2 flavors that will be made during the class time. This drink is family friendly if the kids wish to wait to try it.
Sayyida Raziya al-Zarqa
Classroom C 10:00-11:00 Vocal Production and Projection; How to use your voice without losing it Learn what the diaphragm is and how to intentionally use it. Learn practical breathing exercises to increase use of lung capacity. Learn how to project using the body as a resonance chamber and discuss enunciation and presence. This class is useful for anyone needing to be heard and understood in a less than ideal environment (performers, heralds, battlefield, Royals, etc.).
HE Tonis van Driele
11:00 -12:00 Midrealm Anthems Learn the words and music of the three kingdom anthems we are singing this reign. Time permitting, we may venture on a few other Midrealm songs as well!
Dame Ursula Mortimer
Please note that we will be hosting a Baronial court specifically for reading in the Bylaws changes at noon on Saturday, July 1.
Merchant Row will be on the southwest side of the camping and activities field, where it has been in the past. Someone will be available during gate hours (5pm to 10 pm Friday and opening at 8 am Saturday) to help direct you to your spot. Once you have unloaded please move your car to the parking area before set up.
The site is in a maintained open field that is roughly accessible (no paved paths but mowed grass and generally level ground.)
You must provide all tables, chairs, and day shades for your setup.
Registration for up to 2 persons per merchant is FREE with a donation of an item to the event for inclusion in the Simple Quest completion basket drawing – select the “merchant” option when registering. Camping is separate so please register one daily rate per campsite per night and let us know on this form whether or not you want your camp to be with your merchant booth. Note that RV sites are not near the merchant area.
Your donation can be left at gate when checking in or delivered to the merchant coordinator Saturday morning.
Power will be available should you require it; please note on the form if you need it. You will be required to provide your own power cables and multi-socket adapter.
Water is also available; please note on the form if you need a connection and bring your own hose and 2-way diverter. You will be responsible for handling your wastewater.
If you have any questions, please contact Dai Gerdwr (Bill Sutton) at email@example.com or (317) 437-0463 (no calls after 9 pm please.)
About the Barony of Sternfeld
The Barony of Sternfeld is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational organization.
Our lands include the city of Indianapolis, IN and surrounding counties of Hamilton, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Shelby, and Johnson (north of SR 44) counties in Indiana.