Shrewsbury Faire FAQ

What is the Shrewsbury Faire? 

The Shrewsbury Faire is a biannual event hosted by the Shire of Sangre del Sol (and sometimes co-hosted by our neighbor shire, The Shire of Southkeep.) The Shrewsbury Faire is held in late Spring/Early Summer and the Shrewsbury Harvest Faire is held in the Fall. They are styled to be laid back, “let your wimple down” events.


I’m at Markham Park and I can’t find you all? Where are you located?

We are located in the Heron Preserve in the Primitive Camping area. After entering the park, take a left. Go past the dog park and some of the RV camping lots to the back of the park. We should be on the right.


What is the $1.50 park fee listed on the flyer?

Markham Park requires a $1.50 per person entry fee at the front gate on weekends. So if you come to set up on Friday, there’s no fee!


Is camping allowed? What kind of facitilites are offered?

Primitive (tent) camping is allowed on site. Showers are accessible with a code that will be provided if needed when you reach the site. If you wish to camp in an RV, the park has RV camping, but those arrangements must be made in advance and with the park directly.


What activities are planned?


  • Brewing– Bring your best brew to be sampled and judged by the populace. Multiple entries welcome.
  • Baking–¬†Bring your best baked goods to be sampled and judged by the populace. Multiple entries welcome.
  • Apple Bobbing
  • Effigy crafting– Craft an effigy to be judged by the populace. The effigies will later be burned on the evening’s bonfire so we ask that they be made of natural materials, less than 6ft tall, and not resemble anyone in the SCA.
  • “Unlive” Livestock Competition– Bring your best livestock themed item to be judged.
  • Bardic Competition– Wow the populace with a performance piece. Rules can be found here.

Also Classes, archery (including a gourd shoot) and fighting. More details to come soon.


Will there be classes?

Yes. The class list will be posted once the schedule is finalized.


What is an “unlive” livestock competition?

One of our favorite contests, the livestock competition is a lighthearted contest where scadians may bring a livestock inspired item (as long as it is not a live animal) to be judged. Documentation or period accuracy are not neccesarily required. Past entries include:

  • Herds of stuffed sheep and dragons
  • Woven bands with images of animals
  • A poem of sheep adventure
  • A pig carved out of a watermelon


Will there be any fighting?

Yes. More details will be posted soon.


What types of children’s activities will you have?

More details will be posted soon.


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Schedule for Shrewsbury Faire- Summer 2015


  • 4:00pm- Site opens
  • Travelers’ Fare


  • 9:00am- Reservation Opens
  • 10:00am- Archery Range Opens
  • 10:00am- Breakfast
  • 11:00am-12:45pm- Classes
  • 1:00pm- Fundraiser Lunch
  • 2:00pm-5:45pm- Classes
  • 6:00pm- Dancing and music
  • 7:00pm- Feast

Post Feast we will have a Bardic Circle.

  • Classes offered
    • Chinese Medicine- Lord Augustine Von Kleve
    • Woodworking: Stool Construction- Lord Cian Mac Cullough
    • Making a Drop Spindle- Lady Morgan Goch Bengrek
    • Beginning Spinning- Brianna of Sangre
    • Basic Lucet- Joy of Sangre
    • Relief Woodcarving- Lord Ristard Mac Iomhair
  • Competitions Held
    • Unlive Livestock Competition- Bring your best inspired artwork, food item, woodcarving, textile etc. to our fair to be judged by the populace
    • Apple Bobbing Contest
    • Combat Archery Apple shoot


  • 10:00am- Archery Range Opens
  • 4:00pm- Site closes
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Menu for Shrewsbury Faire- Summer 2015

Friday Evening:

  • Traveler’s Fare
    • Soup accompanied by bread and cheese.
    • Ice Tea


  • Breakfast
    • French Toast
    • Bacon
    • Oatmeal
    • Coffee and Juice
  • Lunch
    • To be determined
  • Evening Feast
    • 1st Remove:
      • Roasted Cauliflower Soup accompanied by Fruit and Bread
      • Mice
    • 2nd Remove:
      • Orange and Caper Salad
      • Brie Tart
      • Almond and Saffron Chicken in Bread
      • Pork Apple Rolls
    • 3rd Remove:
      • Orange Scented Rice
      • Onions simmered in raisins
      • Sauteed mushrooms in the Italian Fashion
      • Beef Hodge Podge with Parsley Sherry Sauce
    • 4th Remove:
      • Lombardy custard
      • Banbury Cake

Ingredients for allergy information available upon request.

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Welcome to The Shire of Sangre del Sol!

Welcome to the Shire of Sangre del Sol, the Broward County, Florida local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a medieval and Renaissance recreation group, residing in the Kingdom of Trimaris (Florida). The Society is an international not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to researching and re-creating pre-17th-century European history. The Shire of Sangre del Sol is the Broward County (plus a small part of Southern Palm Beach county) chapter of the SCA within the Kingdom of Trimaris which represents the greater Florida portion of the Society. For further information, contact the Hospitaller.

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