The Barony of Glymm Mere, a barony within the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), is doing their part to recreate and preserve the Middle Ages. From May 11 to May 13 Tenino City Park will be transformed into a Renaissance-era town.
Mayfaire will be complete with fighting, archery, bards, popular games, various demonstrations and numerous merchants to peruse.
Gates open 2 p.m. on Friday and the faire will will run 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Camping is $20 and day trips are $15, members of SCA get a $5 discount. Anyone under the age of 18 is free if accompanied by an adult.
The Barony of Glymm Mere is a part of the An Tir Kingdom within SCA, which encompases most of Washington, northern Oregon and western Idaho. Glymm Mere covers the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater region.
SCA is a nonprofit educational society whose mission is to recreate and preserve the Renaissance and Middle Age eras. Members research and take part in activities as they were done during the Middle Ages, selectively recreating the portions of culture that are the most interesting to them. For example if a member was interested in the era-style clothing they would research the clothing, make it by hand then of course wear it, allowing members to actively participate in their new found knowledge.
The Barony of Glymm Mere holds gatherings almost every weekend that feature everything from feasts and tournaments to sessions revolving around learning something specific or new. Anyone interested in becoming a part of the barony and SCA should contact the Chatelaine Volk the Grey at email@example.com.