Summer War Practice 2024

With anticipation of war, we in the Dominion invite you to join us in preparation. Come shake out the rust and dust and hone your skills. There will be plenty room for fencing and heavy melee as well as archery and throwing weapons. We will also have an A&S display area and other activities for the gentler arts.

This year we are particularly excited to welcome you all to come and celebrate with us our 50th-year birthday coming up on the 13th of July. We are planning numerous additional activities to commemorate this exciting milestone!

The event will take place on the Tioga County Fairgrounds, 1 W. Main St., Owego NY 13827, right off the NY-17/I-86 or Southern Tier. This is the same site as our equestrian event last year. Site opens at Friday night at 5pm and closes Sunday at noon.

Adult Event Registration: $25
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15
Child, age 0-17: Free

Event registration includes Saturday sideboard lunch and Friday and/or Saturday night camping. Camping for both nights with electric and water hookup is $25/site, non-hookup camping is free.

Pre-registration is always appreciated, please send reservations to the event Autocrat, Master Hrólfr á Fjárfelli (Rolf Verberg), (607) 351-5191 (please no calls after 10pm), at 680 Sheffield Road, Ithaca NY 14850. Make checks payable to SCA NY Inc. – Dominion of Myrkfaelinn. Please include modern name, SCAdian name and membership number for each person covered by your payment. Also, indicate if any are minors. Include contact info for confirmation of receipt and to receive last-minute notifications.

Merchants are welcome, no merchant fees.

The site is discretely damp in the controlled event area. Service animals only, dogs on lease (please clean up after them, must have current rabies vaccines). No firearms, but all other weapons are ok. Controlled flames are allowed and we will have a prepared bonfire area ready for evening entertainment.

The site is level and handicapped/wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible facilities. But large areas are grass, so be prepared for potentially wet grass and some unevenness. Please contact the autocrat with any questions or concerns.

Directions: From NY-17/I-86 take exit 64 for NY-96 toward Owego. Turn left onto NY-96N/Southside Dr, left onto Cort St Brg, left onto Main St, right onto McMaster St and left onto Elm St. The event is at the end past the school grounds. Do not park at the school grounds, but follow directions on site. Do not go to the main Fairgrounds parking area or entrance. The event entrance is in the back! There are a number of local hotels (Hampton Inn Owego, Quality Inn Suites, Best Western, Parkview Inn), grocery stores and gas stations around the corner and a choice of restaurants nearby.

Sideboard will be prepared by Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli (Susan Verberg). For allergies and other food concerns, you may contact her at

Sideboard (subject to change):
ham: cold cuts (spiral ham)
beef: variety of cold cuts
three bean salad
veggies: broccoli, carrots, tomatoes
horseradish dip

homemade mint-tarragon ice tea
homemade ginger ale


Event schedule (subject to change):

5pm: site open

9am: troll open
10am: start fencing
11am: start heavy fighting
archery range open
throwing weapons range open (with a lunch break, check with Amalie)
noon: dayboard open
2pm: dayboard closed
3pm: end all martial activities
birthday cake and dessert table
troll closed
4pm: Court
7pm: Althing

noon: site closed


Jun 7, 2024 @ 8:44 am