Feast of St Pyr
May 7th-9th, 2004
Canton of Azuremont

Come revel with the Canton of Azurmont in the Festival of our Patron Saint! St. Pyr was one of St. Patrick's compatriots on his journey to convert the pagan Irish. He remains the patron saint of Cornwall's tin mines and was King Arthur's chaplain. He liked to have a good time, but though his martyrdom was odd -- he died rather ignominiously when he stumbled down a well - we honor him with feast, song, tale and dance, and cordially invite you to join our revels.

Activities: We celebrate this feast in the spirit of St Pyr's legend.

Brewer's Competition: Two divisions, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Prizes for winners; contact autocrat for details.

A&S Competitions: Two divisions: Reliquaries (of any saint, but of St. Pyr would really be nice), and Accessories in Period (belts, bags, hats, you name it). Documentation is strongly encouraged. Prizes to be awarded to winners.

Classes throughout the day include MOL 101, Breads, Chain Mail Tailoring, and Tinwork as well as Atlantian Customs and Traditions/Order of Precedence. Please check our website for times and additional classes!

Additional activities for the young and young at heart will also be taking place, including St. Pyr's Race and the Quest for His Converts.

For more information including feast menu go to http://www.azurmont.homestead.com

Food: Both a tavern lunch and Cornish feast are included in the reservation fee. Our Steward is Aonghus Bacastair of Azurmont. Contact Aonghus at mailto:durin1@mindspring.com or through the autocrat with any dietary concerns. Note: Feast is unseated, and there will only be 20 extra spaces available at the door. Please reserve early!

Merchants: Are welcome, and will be well placed. No food or alcoholic beverage items. Contact the autocrat for space.

Site: The Brillhart Farm, 10570 Stewartsville Road, Vinton, VA, 24179. Troll will open at 6:30 pm Friday evening. Camping available; site is primitive with port-a-castles provided.

Site Restrictions: The site is wet. Pets are welcome, but must be on a six-foot lead at all times while on the grounds. Fires in designated areas only.

Fees:Overnight or Daytrip

Children under 5 are guests of the Canton

Autocrat/Reservations: Please include legal name, SCA name, your membership number & expedition date, and e-mail address if e-mail confirmation desired, along with your check payable to "Canton of Azurmont, SCA, Inc." Mail reservations to: Magdalena Ilianova, c/o Karen C. Adams, 2237 Kenwood Boulevard SE, Roanoke, VA 24013; phone with questions: (540) 581-1168, 6:30–10:00 pm or e-mail wetsheep1@mindspring.com

From Roanoke: From I-581S (or 220N) take Exit #6 to Elm Avenue/Route 24 East, towards Vinton. At 3.1 miles, the road splits near Lake Drive Plaza; bear left to stay on Route 24 East. At the next light (3.5 miles) turn right to remain on Route 24E. Proceed 9.5 miles; look for a Chevron station on your left. The house (and farm) will be on your right. Look for the Black Diamond signs at the driveway. Note: if you see the entrance signs for the Afton Meadows subdivision, you've gone 0.5 mile too far.

From I-81: Take exit 143 (I-581) into Roanoke and proceed to Exit #6, Elm Avenue. Proceed as in the from Roanoke directions above.

From Lynchburg: From 460 get on Route 122 at the D-Day Memorial exit in Bedford toward Smith Mountain Lake. Go about 8 miles and take a right at Highway 24. Go about 10 miles or so to Stewartsville, look on the left for the Black Diamond sign.

From South: Take your best route to 220 North. Take Exit 6, Elm Avenue, and make a right at the top of the exit. Follow directions as for from Roanoke above.

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