Courting on the River

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Join the Shire of Dark River for their 45th anniversary!

Courting on the River will be held on March 2, 2024!

Held at:

Bethel Wesley UMC

1201 13th St, Moline, Illinois 61265

The Shire of Dark River invites you to the Western edge of the Middle Kingdom for a day of fighting, A&S, games, food, friends, and fun!  Show off your skills in Arts & Sciences by competing in our competition or learn something new by attending a class!  Come test your martial skills of Cut & Thrust, Rapier, and Armored combat before the war season begins.

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Site Fees:

Adults (18+): $15

Adult Member Discount (18+): $10

Youth (6-17): $5

Event Staff:

Event Steward:  Lady Elisabeta Fischer   [email protected]

Marshals in Charge:

Heavy: Sir Hagan [email protected]

Rapier: Lord Tyberious Haroldson and Lord Alexander Faustner  [email protected]

Feast Steward:  Muruvvet Mutfgin bint Mehmed Bey

Snack Board: THL Ates Ejderhasi and Lady Karyil of Chennai

Site Rules:

This site is completely alcohol free.  Please respect the sites rules.  Anyone found to have alcohol on the premises will be asked to leave.

No pets allowed.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.


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