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Midwinter Arts & Sciences 2019 (South Downs)

February 9

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Midwinter Arts and Sciences Faire

February 9, 2019
University of West Georgia, Pafford Building
1601 Maple St
Carrollton GA 30117


The Barony of South Downs invites you to a day celebrating Gutenberg’s Printing Press and other 16th century advances in science and the arts.

The day will include classes, the Investiture of the new Baron and Baroness South Downs, as well as A&S Open and Regional competitions.

Site opens at 8 am, classes begin at 9 am. Regional A&S begins at 10 am.  Site closes at 6 pm/after court.

PayPal registration is live! Open until 2/1/2019.

On-site admission is $10 (discounted to $5 for SCA members).

Note: live weapons are prohibited on campus. Any weapon with a honed, live edge should be left at home, to include axes, swords, sharpened rapiers, sharpened knitting needles, throwing knives, etc. Be smart and don’t make the University come down on us.

We are unable to accommodate merchants this year. Sorry!


From Atlanta, travel I-20W to exit 124 (Villa Rica/UWG). Turn left (West) onto Highway 61. Take Hwy 61 for 12 miles
then turn left onto the 166 Bypass. At the 6th traffic light, turn right onto Maple Street/Hwy 166. The University will be on the left.

Additional directions can be found here.


The class schedule can be found here!

Classes are being organized by Mistress Sunneva de Cleia. Signups for classes are closed.

Midwinter A&S Faires

Please let us know if you intend to enter in the A&S Faires at Midwinter (Regional or Open). While entry registration is not required, this will help us make sure you have the best judges and display space lined up before the morning of the event. Entries without documentation are welcome to display in the Open for general feedback and populace acclaim!

Sign up for the Midwinter A&S Faire

The A&S Faire is being organized by Mistress Serafina Alamanni.

Tentative Schedule

As of 1/24/2019. This is not set in stone until the Crown approves it

8:00 AM
  • Site Opens
8:30 AM
  • Set up for A&S Competitions begins
  • Research Library book drop off
9:00 AM
  • Classes start
  • Research Library Opens
10:00 AM
  • Judges Meeting
  • Morning Children’s Activities (room 208, 10am-noon)
    Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult
10:15 AM
  • A&S Competition begins
  • Troll closes
  • Fundraiser Lunch
  • Royal Lunch
  • In-Garb Photo Shoot
1:00 PM
  • Performing Arts entries
1:30 PM
  • Afternoon Children’s Activities (room 208, 1:30pm-3:30pm)
    Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult
2:00 PM
  • A&S Competitions end
  • OVO Meeting
2:30 PM
  • Pickup of A&S entries
3:00 PM
  • Laurels meeting (short)
  • Classes end
3:30 PM
  • Library books must be picked up by owners
  • Children must be picked up by parents
4:00 PM
  • Court
    Note: Court is in the Ballroom this year rather than the lecture hall (1 building further over). There will be signs directing people.
6PM or
Immediately after Court
  • Site Closes

Research Library

We would like to reprise the Research Library at Midwinter and welcome kingdom artisans, historians and craftsfolk to bring books, especially harder to find books, for others to peruse at the event.
Please think about bringing some of your most useful books to share with others.

*Books will return home safely with their owners at the end of the day.

Sunday activities!

But wait, there’s more! On the Sunday after the event, there are some fun extracurricular activities!


Event Steward
Lady Alisandre Isabeau de la Chapelle
mka Alison Petrisek
3456 Kiveton Drive
Norcross, GA 30092
Email: alpetrisek AT gmail DOT com

Master Wistric Oftun
mka Owen Townes
4079 Echo Woods Dr
Clarkston GA 30021
Email: otownes AT gmail DOT com

Regional A&S Competition
Mistress Serafina Alamanni

Class Coordinator
Mistress Sunneva de Cleia

Children’s Activities
Lady Melusine la Pucelle d’Aix la Fayette

Web Site
Lord Pietro di Conti



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Barony of South Downs


University of West Georgia (Pafford Building)
206 West Georgia Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117
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