Potted Arms and Fancy Faire 2023

Event date: June 17th, 2023


From the Event Steward, 06/16/2023:

Hi everyone!

I know we are all worried about the weather for tomorrow. Potted Arms is still happening.

We can move the entire event indoors if necessary, but the church has meetings booked in the main hall until 11:00, and the social hall until 12:00.

Right now, the forecast is for isolated showers with breaks of sun in between. Set up crew will arrive at 9:00 as planned to set up the dining fly, list field. etc. If it is not pouring, the day will continue on as planned.

If it is pouring tomorrow morning, please delay your arrival until 11:30, as that is when we will be able to use the main hall. We can use the social hall after 12:30. Should this happen, the days events will all be pushed back to accommodate later arrival, and we have permission to remain on site until 7:00.

If the weather is clear, the event will proceed as originally planned, using the schedule in my earlier post.

Event Details

Join the Canton of Hawke’s Reache for our annual event, “Potted” Arms and Fancy “Faire”! Spring has flowered into summer and Prefect Titus and Baroness Sorcha travel the lands of An Dubhaigeainn to collect their tithes on the way to the Pennsic War. The Canton of Hawkes Reache welcomes them with a Summer Faire complete with a tournament to select the new Baronial Fencing Champion.

There will be a hearty day board served throughout the day. No feast will be served but fear not, for none shall leave hungry!

The Hat Tournament

We will have a repeat of the always lively “Hat Auction”, where the populace can bid for a fencer represented by their hat, with the proceeds benefiting the Canton of Hawkes Reache. If that rapier fighter wins the Hat Tournament, the bidder wins a prize!

Barony of An Dubhaigeainn Rapier Championship Tournament – Let’s Make a Deal Most Fowl!

I, Demetrio Antelini da Lucca, An Dubhaigeainn’s current Champion of Defence, send greetings and invite you all to attend Potted Arms on June 17th. I will be hosting a tournament on behalf of their Excellencies, who will observe the combatants and select from the populace their next Champion. The tournament will be themed around the title, “Let’s Make a Deal Most Fowl.”

The tournament will begin with a Round Robin with a twist. This stage will score in 2 ways. The first will be the standard scoring for a Round Robin format. However, at the conclusion of each bout, the combatants will get to choose from a selection of blind prizes, with the winner of each bout selecting first. This gives the winners the best chance at that particular bout’s most lucrative prize offering.

At the conclusion of the Round Robin, scores will be tabulated and the results will seed a 2nd tournament. This second tournament will follow a standard double-elimination bracket format. The exact structure will be determined once we know how many fencers are entering the tournament. The finals will be a best of 5 with matched weapon forms. The combatant with the better standing up until the finals will select the first weapon form, and the lower will select second, continuing to alternate choice until a winner is determined. A combatant may not select the same form twice, but a form may be chosen that has already been selected by their opponent.


Merchants are most welcome to help us get in fine shopping form for Pennsic! Please contact the Event Steward to register to merchant. Additional activities will be announced as they are confirmed.

Site Opens: 10:00 AM
Site Closes: 6:00 PM

Event Location

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington
109 Browns Road
Huntington, NY  11743
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter’s Checklist.


From I-495, the Long Island Expressway: 
Take NY-110 N/Walt Whitman Rd and Oakwood Rd to Soundview Rd 13 min (5.3 mi)
Head north on Broadhollow Rd toward Old Country Rd/Walt Whitman Rd (167 ft)
Continue onto NY-110 N/Walt Whitman Rd
Pass by Subway (on the right in 1.0 mi)
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto NY-25 W/W Jericho Turnpike
Pass by Wendy’s (on the right in 0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Oakwood Rd
Follow Soundview Rd to Woodbury Rd
Turn left onto Soundview Rd
Turn right to stay on Soundview Rd
Take W Neck Rd to Browns Rd in Huntington
Turn right onto Woodbury Rd
Continue onto W Neck Rd
Turn right onto John Daves Ln
Turn left onto Southdown Rd
Turn right onto Browns Rd

Registration Fees

Adults:  $25
Adult Member:  $20 **Proof of membership will be requested at Troll**
Minors (5-17):  $10
Baby in Arms (<4):  $0

PayPal registration is now available for this event!
Please use the link below.  A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

There is no feast planned at this event.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  Barony of An Dubhaigeainn

Contact Information

Event Steward:

THL Fiona the Volatile
mka Kerry Skadl

Send Reservations to:

Wulfsige i Jorvik
344 Clay Pitts Rd.
East Northport, NY 11731