Midlands Village Green

An Arts & Sciences event in the Shire of Swordcliff on March 5th, 2022.

Location: The Cathedral Church of St Paul,
815 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704

Site fee: Free.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register with the SCARS system by clicking on this link

Staff

Event Steward: Immanuel von Brandenburg

Schedule

  • 9:00AM – Gate opens
  • 10:00AM – 5:00PM – Activities
  • 6:00PM -Site closes

Activities

An entire event dedicated to the Craftpersons’ Green!

The Craftpersons’ Green is a predefined area at events where any artisan of any skill level may set up a work space in order for them to work on their period project(s). This is NOT your typical A&S display! Artisans will be encouraged to stay with their projects and actively work on them during the event. The idea is for artisans to demonstrate period techniques, discuss their methods, and give informal instruction if asked about their craft. General populace at the event will be invited to visit and spend time watching and learning from the artisans. There are no requirements for documentation, type of project (except where limited by site restrictions ) or length of time. Each project should emphasize period methods where possible and appropriate.

This day will be a relaxed project day based on the craftperson’s green concept, so like an A&S fair but with no judging, just work on your passions, show them off, talk to others, learn new things, and socialize! We have multiple rooms on site to put people so we’re using the following categories* to group Artisans –

~Fiber
~Cooking
~Woodworking
~Calligraphy/illumination
~Metal
~Bardic – performing
~Historical combat (classes)

If you’d like to set up in one of these areas and need a table (yours or ours) we NEED TO KNOW by Feb 26th so we can make sure space is set aside. If you DON’T need a table, just come and hang out and do your thing.

Please send a message to the Event Steward with your needs

*Does your thing not fit in one of those categories? That’s fine! These are just to put people working on similar things near each other, just let us know what you want to do and what space you need and we’ll find a spot for you.

Merchants

Would you like to merchant? Email the event steward!

Site Info

There is a parking lot behind the church as well as street parking nearby.

Alcohol is allowed as part of A&S activities ONLY. Fire or flame based activities must be in the outdoor space.

Food

There are many options nearby in downtown Springfield where you may dine out or get carry out and eat at the site in the cafe seating area. Here are a few options.

Health & Safety

The SCA and the Middle Kingdom have instituted a policy requiring proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of an event start time from all event attendees. Additionally, masks are currently required indoors when not eating or drinking by the Middle Kingdom. Policies and FAQs are located here.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws 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.