Artisans’ Village

Small Village

Artisans’ Village

The Barony of Buckland Cross is honored to continue the tradition begun by Hartshorn-dale! We would like to extend an invitation to you to our Artisans’ Village, May 31 – June 2, 2019 at the Deer Wood Campground in Tohickon Valley Park in Bucks County, PA.  This is a place for all to gather and enjoy the arts and sciences practiced throughout the land.

The Village

The village will be home to artisans such as glass workers, cooks and brewers, fiber artists, metal workers, and many more.  All are welcome to come and join their fellow artisans and work on projects in the company of friends.


Please contact the autocrat if you are interested in teaching, demonstrating or displaying your art.

Artisan’s in our village will be providing instruction and in many cases ‘bench time’ all day as they are available. The ‘work day’ starts at 10am!

Baronial Championships

The Barony will be holding its PREMIERE champions tourneys at Artisan’s Village this year!

Heavy fighters and fencers are welcome to test their mettle in our lists. Full details to come.

Rattan Championship

Pending Participation, the tournament will either be a double elimination bracket, or round robin if participation is less than ideal.

Rules: There may be two winners to this tournament – the fighter who wins the field and the fighter who will represent that Barony as Champion for the next year. Baron Aurddeilen will be choosing his Baronial champion from among the combatants.

Finals: When our finalists are chosen they will join His Excellency to play Viking chess, and this will be the first of five final rounds that will be fought to our Baron’s satisfaction.

The MOL will open the list at 10am and close it at 11am. Fighting to begin at 11:30

Rapier Championship

Contenders for the rapier championship will enter a “Slippery Slope” or triple-elimination tournament.

The fencers start with single weapon, and if they lose, they add a defensive item. If they lose a second time, they go to 2 offensive., If they lose a 3rd time, they are out.

As with the rattan list, there may be two winners – the winner of the field and the gentle selected to represent the Barony as champion for the coming year.

The MOL will open the list at 10am, and close it 30 minutes after the Rattan tourney ends. The Rapier Tourney will begin 30 minutes after that.

Camping & Accommodations

For those interested in camping, there is ample space for tents. There are bathrooms available, and one has showers.

Please pre-register if you are planning on camping, so the best allotment of space can be determined and enough breakfast (included) prepared. Camping fees are under “Hours & Fees.”

For those not interested in camping and wishing for more modern amenities, there are many fine B&Bs and small inns in the area, as well as hotels in the Doylestown area which is about 10 miles southwest. Click here for a Google Map of hotels and inns in the area, or contact the hotels below.


Google Map Directions

Tohickon Valley Park, Deer Wood Campground, 171 Cafferty Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947
If arriving from the east or south, Route 32 gets twisty just before you reach Cafferty Road – please take it slow! Use the Group Camping entrance, not the main park entrance – watch for the signs!


A dayboard will be provided on Saturday and Sunday for all who attend.  Feast details are still being worked out. We will post the menu as soon as it is finalized for folks to review for dietary and allergy concerns.

We have a permit for beer & wine on site. As this is a County park, please be discreet.

Friday Evening Snacks

    • Fruit
    • Bread and Cheese
    • Ham 
    • Hot water for tea/coffee/cocoa
    • Cold water

Saturday Breakfast

    • Eggs
    • Bacon
    • Fruit
    • Hot water
    • Cold water
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Milk

Saturday Day Board

Ploughman’s Lunch Style

    • Meat on a stick (beef slices and or sausages)
    • Sliced Ham
    • Cube cheese
    • Hard boil eggs
    • Breads
    • Relishes and jams
    • Pickled items
    • Raw veggies
  • Fruits

Saturday Feast

For those on board we will be enjoying:

  • Smoked Chicken
  • Smoked Pork
  • Smoked Brisket
    • * marinade/rub ingredients list will be available
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Squash

Sunday Breakfast

Same as Saturday plus leftovers


Hours & Fees

Dates: May 31 – June 2, 2019

Site Opens: 5pm on Friday

Site Closes: 3pm on Sunday


  • Adult= $20
  • Adult with SCA Membership= $15
  • Youth with SCA Membership (6-17) = $10
  • Children 5 and under= Free


  • $5 per person


  • Family Max no camping $50*
  • Family max camping $60*
    • * Plus non-member fee if applicable


Mail registrations to:

Christine Connors

936 Roeloffs Road

Yardley, PA 19067

Please include membership details for each registrant and make checks payable to SCA PA Inc. – Buckland Cross.

The East Kingdom Calendar event listing may be found here.


Please use this form to contact the Event Steward should you have any questions.

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