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New to the SCA?

Are you wondering what the SCA is all about? We’d be delighted to introduce you to our favorite medieval recreational pursuits! Forget about MMORPGs — you want to hang out with people who know about:

  • Blacksmithing and metal work
  • Woodworking
  • Heraldry
  • Pottery
  • Bardic Arts (singing and story telling)
  • Calligraphy/ Hand Lettering/Illumination
  • Feasting (both cooking and eating!)
  • Brewing Meads, Beers, Ales, Wines, and Cordials
  • Historically-accurate clothing (in the SCA, we refer to this as “garb”)
  • Medieval history (and political machinations!)
  • Lace-making
  • Glass working
  • Jewelry (metals, beads, etc.)
  • Animal Husbandry & Agriculture
  • Herbalism and gardening
  • Coursing (working with hounds)
  • Equestrian activities (working with horses)
  • Performing Arts
  • Courtly dancing
  • Armored combat (hit your friends with sticks!)
  • Archery and thrown weapons (don’t hit your friends with arrows!)
  • Everything and anything else that was done in the Middle Ages

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