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
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.
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
pears, sugar, cinnamon, all spice, butter (Butter– milk, salt)
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
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
peas, salt, mint
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)
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
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
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
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
Join us Friday Night and Saturday Day for a variety of activities!
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
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.
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
THL Elizabeth Silverloc
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
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.