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 (2018) was wonderful!
Our annual Acorn War was an outdoor camping event held September 21 -23 at Wennerberg Park in Carlton, Oregon. There were interesting war scenarios, art and science classes and contests, a “village center” for merchants, archery and thrown weapons.
Every fall (this year November 3rd) 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 2018 Arts and Sciences Defender 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! The date for 2019 is not yet determined. 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
Upcoming council meetings Oct 12 & Nov 3rd
Will you answer the call of the oaks? Enter your acorn-related art in the Acorn in Any Medium competition!
The next Mountain Edge Council meeting will take place at the McMinnville First Federal Bank Annex at 6pm.
Our next Council meeting will be on May 5th at Wennerberg Park in Carlton and will include a tour of the new Acorn War site. All are welcome to attend.