Fabric, Fiber, Fighting, Fencing, etc (FFF IX)
Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais and friends
November 18-20, 2011

The Shire of ACG will host the ninth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 18-20, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 19th will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and many other arts beginning with the letter F. Abundant Fighting and Fencing activities are also planned.

Site Details

Site Contacts Classes Merchants
Fees Library Meals Silent Auction
Accommodations Parking Martial Activities Reservations


The site opens at 4PM on Friday, and closes at noon on Sunday.


(Robert English, 71 Sheets Avenue, Northumberland, PA 17857)
Class Coordinator
814-235-9240 before 9 pm.
Meal Coordinator
Fighting Coordinator
Fencing Coordinator


Notice: Anyone actively participating in fishing activities will need to have a current PA fishing license per PA state law.

The class list and schedule are pending.

If you are interested in teaching, please send :


We invite all attending to bring relevant books from their personal libraries to contribute to an event reference library. The library will be staffed, and books will not leave the library area.

Silent Auction

We will be holding a silent auction to defray costs - donations are welcome!

Martial Activities

Fencing and Fighting will be held.


Yes. Contact the autocrats for details if you want to merchant.


There will be a small simple Saturday morning side-board, and a noon lunch side-board. A tea-type hospitality table, with beverages and occasional snacks, will be available. There will also be a Saturday evening feast for 50 gentles.

Feast Menu

Savoury Toasted Cheese (Digby)
Sallet (Digby)
To Boil a Capon in White Broth (Hugh Platt Delights for Ladies)
Stewed Rump of Beef (Digby)
Boiled Rice Dry (Digby)
Stewed Apples (Digby)
Buttered Colle-flowre (Sallets, Humbles and Shrewsbery Cakes)
Tarte that is a courage to a man or woman (The Good Huswife's Jewell, Thomas Dawson)
Braised Fennel and Onions (Curye on Englysh)
A Dessert Board of Various Sweet Dishes created by the ACG Guild of St. Lawrence
Julep of Conserve of Roses (Digby)
Apple Cider

Feast ingredients

apples, apple cider, beef, bread, brie, butter, cauliflower, cheese, cinnamon, cloves, currants, chicken, cream, currants, dates, eggs, fennel, ginger, green onions, lettuce, lemons, mace, milk, nutmeg, olive oil, onions, oregano, parsley, parsnips, pears, pepper, rosemary, tarragon, thyme turnips, spring onions, sugar, sweet potato, red and white wine vinegar, rice, rose syrup, rosewater, wine.

If you have any dietary issues, please contact . Certain dishes may be available without wine on request.


The weekend fee of $16 includes site fee, bunk bed, and both Saturday side boards. The day fee of $12 includes site fee and Saturday lunch side board. Feast is $8. Babes in arms are free.

Non Member Surcharge: Anyone without an SCA membership will be charged a $5 surcharge as of July 2010 ( See kingdom notice). Note: the non member surcharge only applies to young children if they pay a site fee.

Large Groups: We ask any groups of 10 or more who plan to come without a reservation to please email\call the autocrats first even if you don't know the exact number of people you are bringing. (It helps us to coordinate the meals).


Please send your reservations to .

Robert English
71 Sheetz Ave.
Northumberland PA

All checks are to be made payable to SCA, Inc. - Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais.


Limited bunk space is available on site for those staying the weekend. On-board reservations will receive first consideration for on-site sleeping accommodations (48 bunk spaces available, in two 24-bed dormitory rooms). All guests will need to provide their own bedding, but mattresses are provided by the site. Be warned, these are bunk beds. Indoor plumbing and showers are also available.

Local hotels:

Comfort Inn Of Lamar Rte 64, 3 Hospitality Lane, Mill Hall 1-570-726-4901 (8 min away)
Hampton Inn & Suites Lamar 24 Hospitality Lane, Mill Hall 1-570-726-3939 (8 min away)
Bestway Travel Center 1023 North Eagle Valley Road, Howard 1-814-355-7535 (24 min away)
Best Western Lock Haven 101 E. Walnut St, Lock Haven 1-570-748-3297 (20 min away)
Lock Haven Fairfield Inn & Suites 50 Spring St, Lock Haven 1-570-748-1580 (23 min away)
Quality Inn 971 North Eagle Valley I-80 Exit 158, Milesburg 1-814-355-7521 (25 min away)
Ramada Milesburg 971 North Eagle Valley Road, Milesburg 1-814-355-2615 (25 min away)


Parking is extremely limited, and unpaved, at the Sieg Center. There is absolutly no room for oversize vehicles, and we urge everyone to carpool as much as possible.


From everywhere, take your best route to I-80. From interstate 80 take Exit 173 to Lamar (state route 64 south). At the bottom of the exit ramp proceed southward, towards State College, on route 64. Begin looking for SCA signs. Travel 1.9 miles, and then turn left onto Washington Ave. There is a sign for the Lock Haven Conference Center at this intersection. Continue on this road for 3.4 miles (it will turn into Narrows Road). The entrance to the site is on your right (no street address).

From points South of State College Area, take your best route to State College PA, via route 322. From 322 take 26 (which will become state route 64 North) for 26 miles. Turn right onto Washington Ave, at the sign for the Lock Haven Conference Center. Continue on this road for 3.4 miles (it will turn into Narrows Road). The entrance to the site is on your right (no street address).