Activities and Events

We would love to see you at any of these activities and events


McLain Celtic Festival

On Saturday September 2, 2017, the Shire of Montevale and the Shire of Blak Rose will be at the 23rd McLain Celtic Festival, 1189 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, PA, 17015, from 9 am to 5 pm.  If you’ve been curious about the SCA and would like to learn more about the shires (local groups) in the general area of the I-81 corridor from Harrisburg south to the Mason-Dixon line, this is a great opportunity to get an introduction to the people, activities, and the fun of the SCA.  The Celtic Festival is always enjoyable as well, with booths from many local craftsmen and lots of music (including bagpipes). [Please note that the Festival has an admission fee of $10/person if you are age 11 or older.]

Because we are cannot offer actual demonstrations of all our activities at the McLain Festival, Montevale and Blak Rose will be holding a separate Public Demonstration of activities such as heavy weapons fighting, fencing, archery, and thrown weapons at the Shippensburg Memorial Park on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm.  The park is located on Park Place, just off West King Street, in Shippensburg (there is a stoplight at the intersection). Look for our SCA signs and banners. You will find us near the pavilions and public parking. We will also have many of our Arts & Sciences activities on display, as well as music and dancing.  There will be chances for you to try many of these activities yourself (under age 18, there may be some restrictions).  You need not have been at the McClain Festival on the 2nd to join us in Shippensburg on the 23rd.

We look forward to meeting you on one or both of these days! Have some questions? Just ask us here at our Facebook page.


Shire meetings
The members of Montevale would love to have you become involved in our shire. You’ll find us to be a very friendly and accepting group of medieval enthusiasts of all ages. If you live anywhere in or near Chambersburg, PA, we invite you to our monthly meetings at the Career Magnet School, 2459 Loop Rd Chambersburg, PA 17202.  Our meetings are usually held on the second Friday of the month at the same time as one of our fighter practices, depending on the availability of indoor space at the school.  In September our meeting will be on the third Friday, September 15, at 7 pm.  There is also a Fighter Practice scheduled for that evening. If you are already part of another SCA group, you will be most welcome at any of our regular activities and at our events.


Fighter Practices

We are still holding indoor fighter practices on Friday nights.  Our new location is the Career Magnet School, 2459 Loop Rd Chambersburg, PA 17202, beginning at 6 pm.  Because of the school’s activities, we cannot use their gym every Friday, but if the weather is warm and daylight lasts long enough, we often end up being outside anyway.  Upcoming scheduled dates for fighter practices are  September 15 and 19.  You can also check our Facebook group “Shire of Montevale” for details!


A&S Workshops

In the past, we have held workshops on silk banner-making, stitching Queen’s favors, and making your own garb.  Check back here for announcements of upcoming workshops.


Shire Wars VII

Montevale has been one of the co-host shires for the annual Shire Wars event, a joint effort by a number of shires in the southwestern part of the East Kingdom.  In 2017, Shire Wars VII will be held Oct. 20-22 at the Camp Bashore Boy Scout Reservation, Jonestown, PA.  The event announcement can be found here.