The Barony of Blackstone Mountain is southern West Virginia chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.
On October 4th-6th they are for the second time hosting an event in the town of Helvetia for archery, thrown weapons, heavy fighting, feasting, and fun called Leihen Helvetia. The event goes from 2pm Friday and closes down on Sunday at noon.
Things will take place at the Community Hall of Helvetia. You can set up a tent in the center of town, get a hotel, or sleep in the Hall.
The cost to go is $20 plus a $5 surcharge for non SCA members. To attend just for the day is $10, plus the surcharge for non members. Children 11 and under get in free. Checks can be made out to SCA WV Inc., Barony of Blackstone Mountain. Autocrat, Sybilla Julianna Daetwyler (Andria Rumberg).
The SCA is dedicated to researching pre-17th-century medieval and Renaissance history through re-creation; their goal is to put into practice the skills of those remarkable times. Where your typical Renaissance Faire encourages you to watch medieval activities being performed, they invite you to learn and create them yourself.
Something to check out if you are old hat at the SCA, boffer combat, or medieval/Renaissance events or this is something new you want to try out.