2023 Hidden Mountain Baronial Birthday and Investiture

Hidden Mountain Baronial Birthday and Investiture                                                  March  24, 25,  and 26 2023 at Sandy Ridge Girl Scout Camp                                    3681 Girl Scout Rd, Bennettsville, SC 29512

Site Opens at 5 p.m. Friday, 3-24-23 – Closes at Noon on Sunday, 3-26-23.

Handicap access:   Ramps to buildings,  Rough Terrain (Pine Cones, sand/grass) 

(Site Directions and restrictions are at the bottom)

Robert and Bridget, Baron and Baroness of Hidden Mountain, invite you to Baronial Birthday for a weekend of celebration in honor of Hidden Mountain’s 39th name day. The past four wonderful years with Baron Robert and Baroness Bridget as Hidden Mountain’s Baronage will be added to the 39 years of Hidden Mountains history as they sadly retire. The Barony welcomes a new Baron and Baroness on this special day!  We will have Heavy fighting, Rapier, Youth Fighting, A&S, Archery, Bardic and like all birthday parties there will be prizes, celebration, a wonderful feast, and comradery!  Please come join us!

Event Steward: 

Mistress Jorunn nic Lochlainn Phone: (303)908-5343   E-mail: mistressjorunn at yahoo.com

Bullying Policy                                                                       Covid Safety Information


Registration: Day-Trip Feast Cabins Tenting
Adult Member Registration: $12.00 $12.00 $10.00 $7.00
Adult Non-Member Registration $17.00 $12.00 $10.00 $7.00
Youth (6-17) $8.00 $12.00 $5.00 $3.00
Child (0-5) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Reservations: Send to Robert Himmelsbach

Address: 199 Cabrill Dr., Charleston, SC  29414

email:  rob.martin.bishop at comcast.net

Phone: (843) 852-7896 No calls after 9 p.m.

Make checks out to: SCA Inc., Barony of Hidden Mountain

Site Tokens: The Hamsa Hand donated by Master Geoffrey,  Eye Bead made by Mistress Jorunn

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required, due no later than March 22, 2023.

Refund  Policy:

  1. All requests for refunds shall be made in writing prior to the end of the event.
  2. Refund requests from those not in attendance at the event should be made via email to the autocrat and/or Baronial Exchequer at their published email addresses. Such requests must be dated no later than midnight of the last day of the event.
  • All refunds will be at the discretion of the HMFC. While the Barony makes every effort to honor refund requests, it reserves the right to refuse requests received after completion of the event, requests associated with unprofitable events or for feast seats cancelled less than 24 hours before feast which cannot be resold.

                               Martial Arts – There will be Prizes for the winners.

Marshall in Charge:  Baron Elphin ap Dafyd

Heavy Fighting: THL Mathias von Haud Panther of Nottinghill Coill

Marshal of Rapier:   Baron Elphin ap Dafyd

Marshal of Archery:  Lord Patris de Terra Lepori 

Youth:  Baron Robert the Banished will run youth armored combat for HMBB.  Points will be awarded to each combatant displaying heraldry.

MOL:   Lord William Costello (known as Abbott)/ Lady Caissene inghen Fahaelain  Fighters: Please bring your  authorization card with you, however if you don’t have it, or are just now authorizing, make sure you know your Atlantian online log-in information and we can access your information, or update it as needed.

Arts and Sciences – There will be Prizes for the winners! 

A&S Coordinator:  Lady Caitrina ighean Eoin – email: lespip at gmail.com

Classes: Lady Slaine – Pine Needle Baskets                                                                                            Lady Sofia Eleonora De la Mar – Canivet: Paper Lace

Contests: Best use of Baronial colors (any medium):

Inkleweaving (mountains in pattern extra points),

Games, Toys and Dolls (hidden mountain in design extra points),

Glasswork/Stained Glass,

Armorboth leather and metal.

BardicMusical Performance, Vocal (Solo or Ensemble)

Largesse Competition (Baron and Baroness will select the winner):  There will be a *bakers dozen competition of your chosen medium in Baronial colors of black and white or the mountain motif.

*Bakers Dozen = You make 13 items of your choosing to enter the competition. 12 items go to  Largesse (gifties the new Baron and Baroness will give away at future courts) and the 13th item goes into the basket towards the winner of the Largesse Competition.

Display –  A display area (not part of the competiion, just simply ‘show and tell’ of your work) with properly clothed tables and notecards will be available for both the competitions and displays.

Childrens Activities – Lady Kathryn of the Doves will have a children’s pavilion with children activities. There will be a ring making class scheduled during the day.

Merchanting Information:  Lady Jeremea Gerber –    email:  jansides1 AT outlook.com

We welcome Merchants!

Current Merchants scheduled: Claybaby Pottery, and 2 others.


THL Constantia in der Lachun – Feast details will be announced closer to event.                             Please contact THL Constantia with any food concerns. – email: constantia2008 AT comcast.net

Please contact THL Constantia if you wish to help in the kitchen during the day. She is always willing to teach and appreciates any extra hands.

Other: Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event Site Information:


From the South:  Get on I-20 E, Follow I-20 E to US-401 N in Darlington County. Take exit 131 from I-20 E, Follow US-401 N and SC-912 N to Girlscout Rd in Marlboro County

From the north:  Get on US-1 S in New Hill from Beaver Creek Rd and Pea Ridge Rd, 14 min (10.2 mi), Continue on US-1 S to Marston 1 h 1 min (59.3 mi), Continue on NC-177 S. Drive to Girlscout Rd in Marlboro County

Site Restrictions:

Smoking in designated areas only.

No guns permitted on site.

Service animals will be admitted with a rabies tag, however if their behavior becomes a problem, they will be removed from the event, as per ADA rules.

RVs allowed but no hookups available Parking Rules Enforced.





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