Please note that Acorn War 2017 has been cancelled.
The listing of the event in the latest edition of the Crier was in error. We hope to see you all next year!
Welcome to the Shire of Mountain Edge!
We are a small branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism located in the central region of the Kingdom of An Tir (Pacific Northwest US and part of western Canada). Our Shire lands encompass Yamhill County, Oregon, including the cities of Newberg, Dundee, McMinnville, and Sheridan. We host three fun and friendly events each year – Mountain Edge Defenders Tourney in the spring, Acorn War in early fall, and St. Crispins Day in October.
The Shire also has monthly council (business) meetings and several types of SCA martial arts practices – the current schedule and directions are on the events page.
All are welcome at Mountain Edge activities!
Acorn War 28 (2017) has been cancelled. Please join us next year!
Acorn War is a outdoor camping event held just after Labor Day every year. There are interesting war scenarios, arts and sciences classes and contests, a “village center” for merchants, and all are welcome! Next year will be Acorn War XXVIII – our 28th!
Every October the Shire chooses the Arts and Sciences Defender at a one-day indoor event that celebrates all things Arts and Sciences. In addition to the tourney, there are tables for projects, period games, sometimes contests, and a pot-luck late afternoon feast. Spontaneous bardic (music) and dancing are part of this event. In celebration of the harvest, there is no fee – instead, attendees are invited to bring donations for the county food bank.
Our 2017 Shire Archery, Thrown Weapons and Youth Armored Combat Defenders will be chosen at this event.
Each spring the Heavy Armored and Rapier Defenders are chosen at a one day indoor event that also has tables available for Arts and Sciences projects and period games. Spontaneous bardic (music) and dancing add to the fun. Our defenders do us all proud and everyone in the Shire is eligible to participate in the Tourney! Read on to learn more.
Mountain Edge holds regular meetings and practices for martial, equestrian, and other activities. Come down and join us today!
Upcoming Events and News
At the St. Crispins council meeting, the possibility of joining the Summits was first formally discussed. For more information on this discussion and the following steps, see the full article.
The next Shire council meeting will be Friday evening Nov 17th at 6PM at the First Federal Bank community room in downtown Newberg. We hope to finalize initial planning for Acorn War so we can have both a date reservation form and an event information form submitted before the end of the year.
The next Mountain Edge Council meeting will take place at the McMinnville First Federal Bank Annex at 6pm.
There is a short notice Council meeting taking place on Monday 11/7 starting at 6PM. If you cannot attend please email Macha.
Our next Council meeting will be at 6pm on July 8th at the First Federal bank in Newberg, OR. All are welcome to attend!
The next Council meeting will be April 29th at the First Federal Bank in Newberg. All are welcome to attend!
The next Mt. Edge council meeting will be held Friday February 19, 2016, 6PM, at North Fire Station #21 in Newberg OR - not the First Federal Bank (our usual location).