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Crossroads 2022

The Shire of Owl’s Nest invites all to attend

Crossroads of Sherwood

October 21 at 4:00 pm – October 23 at 11:00 am

Pine Acres Retreat

Cartersville, GA

Please join the Shire of Owls Nest for a weekend celebrating Sherwood Forest and all things related to the legends that surround it! Archery tournament, melee woods battles, a fabulous feast! Cabins are available, as well as camping space.

 Friendly reminder that only cash or check will be accepted at the gate for those attending Shire of Owl’s Nest’s Crossroads event who do not pre-register. Pre-registration through SCArs is available until Tuesday, 10/18.

Directions and Site Information

Site opens Friday at 4 pm and closes Sunday at 11 am   Climate controlled cabins or tent camping

Pine Acres Retreat, 3963 Bartow Carver Rd SE,

Acworth, GA 30102

DIRECTIONS: Take your best route to Interstate I-75 in north Georgia to exit #278 for Glade Rd toward Acworth. Follow Glade Rd SE approximately 3.7 mi. Turn right onto Bartow Carver Rd SE. Pine Acres Retreat will be approximately 1.3 mi on the right.

Please note that parking is tight at this site. If possible, please carpool.


Registration will be available through the SCARS system

Feast and Traveler’s Fare:

***FREE LUNCH for Everyone!!***

Please Pre-Register so we can get an accurate count for lunch. We will be serving a Ploughman’s Lunch of cheese, boiled egg, bread, pickles, and a piece of fruit: just the sort of thing Robin and his Merry Folk would have carried with them in the forest.




1st course

herbed tarte

Eggs, cheese, chard, mustard greens, spinach, parsley, marjoram, thyme, pie crust, salt, pepper (Pie crust: flour, water, butter, salt) GF available


for first course- flour, water, olive oil yeast salt


milk, rennet, salt, may contain cultures

roasted pears

pears, sugar, cinnamon, all spice, butter (Butter– milk, salt)

2nd course

roasted root veggies

carrots, Parsnips, salt pepper, rosemary, olive oil

carmaline meat brewet

beef, cider vinegar, cinnamon, ginger, clove, mace, grains of paradise, salt, pepper

green herb salad

 lettuce, chard, spinach, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper


breadcrumbs, honey, ginger, allspice, white pepper, salt

3rd course

blanc mange (chicken & rice)

the chicken for the blanc mange (3rd course) will be cooked in a broth with onion, bay leaf, garlic, salt, and pepper.

reg Chicken, rice, almond milk, salt

Allergy version- Chicken, Rice, oatmilk, salt

minted peas

peas, salt, mint

sweet potatoes

sweet potatoes

apple pie

apples, sugar, butter, pie crust (Pie crust: flour, water, butter, salt) GF available


Apart from the children’s Friday night activity, ALL ACTIVITIES will be outdoors. We understand that the weather in October can vary and will do our best to be prepared.

(more precise timing to be posted closer to the event)

Friday Evening

4:00 pm Site opens

6:00 p.m Tavern opens, Kid’s activity begins

7:00 pm Traveler’s Fare served in Tavern


8:00 am Breakfast Served, Troll Opens

9:00 am Rapier Armor Inspection, Artisans Gather in Locksley Hall, Tavern Open all Day

10:00 am

Royal Rounds in the Archery Lanes

Heavy Armor Inspection

Children’s Puppet Class

Class: Search for the Historical Robin Hood

Class: Medieval Games

Fiber Salon opens

10:30 am Heavy Combat War Lord Tourney

11:00 am

Kids Fire Safety Class

Class: English Forest Law & the Charter of the Forest

Class: Crusades Through an Arab’s Eyes

Noon Lunch served in the Tavern

1:00 pm

Shoot Like Robin Archery Tourney

Heavy Combat Melees in the Woods

Class: Basic Medieval Handstitching

Scavenger Hunt Begins

1:30 pm Kid’s Gaming classes

2:00 pm Class: English Dances for Tonight’s Ball Class: Create Your Own Rubbings

3:00 pm Class: Oil Lamps made easy

3:30 Kid’s Archery Shoot

5:30 pm Feast

Followed by: Dancing & Bardic Fire


8:00 am Breakfast

10:00 am Site Closes

Classes & Events: (link)

Armored Combat: tournaments, melee fighting, combat archery

Armour inspection to start at 10 a.m. Fighting to start at 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m—Warlord Tourney (sets sides for the afternoon melees).

***Break for Lunch***

Afternoon—Melees on the wooded trail with combat archery.

Scenario #1—Fight into Sherwood Forest. Offense—Start at the field side of the trail. Reach the flag at the lake side of the trail as quickly as possible. Defense—Hold the trail. Slow the offense down. Defend the flag for the maximum time possible.

***Pause clock. Everyone res. Reset for scenario 2. Start clock.***

Scenario #2–Fight out of Sherwood Forest. Offense—Start at the lake side of the trail. Take the flag out of the woods as quickly as possible. Defense—Hold the trail. Slow the offense down. Keep them from exiting the woods with the flag.

Combat archers will flip sides between rounds so that they fire into the woods (towards the lake) only. Side without combat archery returns to their start point for no limit res.

Flip sides. Repeat scenarios. Team that achieves all objectives in the fastest total time wins.

After use by both rattan and rapier, the lyst field will be available for pick-ups.

Rapier combat: tournaments, melee fighting

Archery: the range will open at 10:00am for Royal Rounds. Tournament, Saturday 1pm: Shoot like Robinhood.

Children’s events Friday evening and Saturday daytime

Children’s Events

 Join us Friday Night and Saturday Day for a variety of activities!

 Friday  6pm

Hat Making and Movies

On Friday evening children are invited to join Elyn Wolhampton in making ‘Robin Hood’ style hats to wear. After hats, there will be video entertainment

Saturday  10-12

 10-11 Learn the stories of Robin Hood and make your own puppets. Put on a play with your own twist on Robin Hood.

 11-12 Learn fire safety and how to start a fire with flint and steel with a member of the Foresters Guild of Meridies.

Saturday  1:30-3

1:30-3 Games! Learn a selection of medieval games, both board games and some get up and move games.

 Saturday  3:30 pm

After kid classes, please feel free to take your kids to the archery field for a special kid archery contest, shoot a stuffed animal and take it home!.

 Children should bring a cup; water will be available. Also, we may get a bit dirty, probably not a good idea wear fancy feast garb!


What would a Sherwood event be without classes teaching of Robin Hood and the Forests? Lord Ælfric Hort of the Foresters’ Guild will present two classes Saturday.

The Search for the Historical Robin Hood

We all *know* the legend of Robin Hood – folk hero of Sherwood Forest who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor during his fight against the corrupt Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. But was he a real person? Take a look at three different possible inspirations for the legendary outlaw based upon information given in the earliest Robin Hood ballads. *This class will be presented in the Foresters’ Camp. Please bring a chair, stool, or something to sit upon as the Foresters’ Camp may have some seating available, but no guarantees.

English Forest Law & The Charter of the Forest

Who were the Royal Foresters? Join us to learn about the advent of English Forest Law – including what it was and where it came from – as well as the Charter of the Forest. *This class will be presented in the Foresters’ Camp. Please bring a chair, stool, or something to sit upon as the Foresters’ Camp may have some seating available, but no guarantees.

Revel with Dancing and Bardic Fire

Staff List:

Head Steward
THL Elizabeth Silverloc

Head Cook
Lady Leonor Constanza de Castilla

Heavy Marshall in Charge
Lord John Kirikov

Rapier Marshall in Charge
Captain William Lewys

Live Weapons/Archery Marshall
Lord Kevin the Broken

Camping & Cabin Info

Cabin details

The cabins are fully climate controlled. Each cabin has four bunk beds, please bring your own bedding. Cabins have electrical outlets.

Showers and toilets are in a separate building close to each cabin.

We have reserved two large camping areas. Each has a covered pavilion with showers and toilets. There are raised tent platforms, as well as open areas for larger tents.