The site is located on a 5 acre farm that is owned by Baron Penda and Baroness Sibylla of Ramshaven. Lots of camping space is available around a large barn. The site has lots of space for activities including large scale melee, thrown weapons and archery. There is potable water available and the barn has electricity if you need it.
|Fri||Site Opens at 4pm. Bring your tent and get setup for a weekend of camping. It can be windy at the site (as some campers know first hand!), so make sure you can stake your tent down. Settlers of the Ram begins when you Troll in.|
|Fri dusk||There will be much merriment, a large campfire, and a Bardic Circle for all that wish to participate.|
|Sat am||Rise and shine! There isn't a 'tavern', so
you will need to bring food for the weekend. Tea and coffee will be
available in the barn. Classes will be offered throughout the day.
Please see the class schedule below.
|Sat 10:30am||The Pluck-a-Duck competition will begin. Please meet in the barn.|
|Sat noon||Armoured combat and rapier. Thrown weapons and archery will be at the Marshals discretion.|
|Sat 1 ish||Ram's Peak Tournament for Armoured and Rapier.|
|Sat 3 to 4||I Made This! Arts and Science table. Here's a chance to show-off something you made this year and discuss it with others who are interested. Please place your item on the table at noon and give people a chance to have a look before discussions start at 3.|
|Sat 4:30||Royal Court|
|Sat 6||Pot-luck feast in the barn (please include an ingredient list). We ask everyone to bring their food item to the barn, and we will all start at the same time after a toast by Their Excellencies.|
|After Feast||Prizes will be drawn for the Settlers of the Ram game. There will be a lot more prizes/winners this year.|
|Sat Dusk||Bardic Circle at the firepit. Bring your chairs and gather around. Be expecting a good sized fire! Mead tasting in the Barn. Want to show off your latest mead/beverage? Bring it to the table and share your trials and tribulations.|
|Sun||Classes and head for home in the afternoon.|
of the Ram
Fri to Sat Dusk
|From Friday to Saturday night we will be
running a card game called Settlers of the Ram. You start off with
5 cards, and can collect more by partaking in activities such as
thrown weapons, classes etc. Trading cards is also encouraged.
There many more prizes this year! Almost everyone participating
will take away a prize. If you trade in three cards, you will get a
ballot and can enter it for one of the prizes. Enter as many times
as you like. Just before the Bardic Circle, we will draw the
ballots and announce the winners.
There will be lots of prizes! If you would like to donate a prize please contact Penda & Sibylla or just bring it to the event.
Sat until Court
|To enter the tournament, you need to enter two items that are of a different skillset from each other. Take as an example embroidery and cheese making. Documentation is necessary and may be submitted in advance to Cesare Ambrigino di Salvazzi. The winner of the competition will be come the Ramshaven Baronial A&S Champion. Final judging will be by their Excellencies and presented at court. There is no age limit. Although everyone is welcome to enter, you will need to be a Ramshaven member to win.|
Sat 10:30am to feast
|This is both an A&S entry as well as a
competition. We have seven drakes to offer up, thanks to a donation
by Laura Battista and Cesare Ambrigino di Salvazzi. It works like
|Inside the list field, in the middle, is the
"mountain peak" which can not be fought across, only around.
|10:30am||Whole Grain Beer Brewing Penda will do
a hands on session on how beer is actually brewed from whole
grains. We will make 5gal of India Pale Ale. The class will take 3
hours but don't panic, it is more like a 20 minute session each
|10am||Recognizing Early Medieval Jewellery Mistress Asa Gormsdottir. Choosing the right accessories for one's clothes is fun and satisfying. Explore some famous Anglo-Saxon, Migration, Celtic and Norse pieces of jewellery and metalwork and learn how to identify some key styles, motifs, characteristic treatments, cloisonne types, preferred gems, and use of gold and silver.|
|10am||No Loom, No Problem Fraye Blackwood will explain alternatives to looms.|
|11am||Lucett Cord Making Sibylla will demonstrate how to use a lucett.|
|1pm||Feather Paint Brushes Duncan Acheson of Clan Gordon will show you how to make period paint brushes.|
|2pm||Beginner Lace Making Lucia de Moranza will explain how to make Lace|
|3pm||Kumihimo Cord making Gwendyon Casgudcath will explain how to do kumihimo.|
|Sunday||10am||Beekeeping Penda will take you to see
the bee hives and explain how honey is collected. Penda may open up
a hive for those who want to have a look inside.
|11am onward||Blacksmithing Try your hand at blacksmithing with Penda. Make an S-hook, knife or whatever you like! Please wear closed toe shoes and non-polyester clothing. Some people prefer to wear leather gloves so bring those along if you like. A demonstration of welding can done for those interested.|
|11am||Viking Wire Weaving Emer nic Aiden will show you how to do wire weaving.|
This is a wet site, so BYOB and have a good time but be responsible.There are honey bee hives on the property.
There is a fish pond and it is much deeper than it looks. Please do not let children visit the pond unless supervised by an adult.We ask that you please leave your pets at home.