We hold gatherings (called "events") where we try to re-create the atmosphere of the medieval times. Everyone wears an attempt at pre-16th century clothing (we have some to lend you if you're new, don't worry), and there is usually a feast of medieval foods and beverages.
There is usually an event somewhere within a couple hours' drive of here every weekend. Twice a year, there is a coronation ceremony where the new King is crowned: it's a huge, beautiful spectacle that you shouldn't miss when it's held in this area.
There are combat tournaments and arts displays, competitions for bards or dancers or archers, plays to perform and catapults to shoot. I've seen a man juggling fire, and I've heard harps played all during dinner. There are also classes to teach you how to cook those feasts, make those clothes, build those catapults, and everything else you see and hear.
If this sounds interesting, the official East Kingdom list of upcoming events can be found at http://www.eastkingdom.org/event-list.html, with where and when each event is scheduled for, what will happen there, and how much it costs. Or, feel free to contact someone on the Officers' List and they will be sure to show you how to get involved!
May 10 – Blakrose [|Whitsuntide Fest|Event Details] Come one, come all to the Whitsuntide Fest in the Shire of Blak Rose. To honor the month of May, a Queen of May will be chosen. Maidens, come decked out in all your finery. Our tournament will choose the Prince of May. Contestants, prepare your boasts, challenges, and deaths. Join the grand procession of contestants and consorts. Enjoy the Maypole dance and dash away from the Green Man. Enter the hobby horse races in the lawn games or cheer other contestants on. Dance like the English, the French and the Italians. Bring your best brew for the Whitsun Brewing competition. Choose your favorite May, Spring or Garland piece to enter in the Garland Bardic. Outdo your neighbors and bring your Delectably Divine Dessert. Let us revel and celebrate May
June 7 – [|Owlsherst|Event Details] Viking Thing – details to follow
October 19 2013- Shire Wars III, The Western Shires vs The Known World The Western Shires of the East Kingdom - Silver Rylle, Owlsherst, Blak Rose, Montevale, and Hartshorn-dale - issue a challenge unto the Known World! Come and face our combined efforts in armored combat, youth combat, fencing, archery, thrown weapons, arts and sciences, heraldry, bardic, and gaming. Camp Bashore, Jonestown, PA. http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2488
August 17, 2013 - Schola in the Meadow, Pennsic is over and harvest hasn’t begun. Take the day and join us in the Shire of Blak Rose for a relaxing day of learning, eating, and visiting. Trails & Trees Environmental Center, Mechanicsburg, PA. http://home.comcast.net/~hanwellweb/
May 5, 2013 - Fort Hunter Maypole and Faire. Join Blak Rose and Owlsherst Shires as we dance the Maypole and make merry at Fort Hunter's Garden Faire! Fort Hunter Garden Faire, Harrisburg, PA.