Midlands Village Green III

An Arts & Sciences event in the Shire of Swordcliff on February 17, 2024.

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

Site is assessable, except for the Rapier area. Rapier is down stairs.

Site fee: Free. Donations appreciated.

Non perishable food items are also accepted for the church’s food pantry.


Event Steward: Cydeaux of Brittany


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


A Day of Arts & Sciences (and Rapier) in the Shire of Swordcliff on February 17,2024

The return of our event dedicated to the Craftperson’s Green!

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 –

~Bardic – performing
~Historical combat (classes)
~Rapier Experimental, and 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 10th 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.

Site Map

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.


There will be experimental Rapier in the basement room. for questions about this please ask Krzysztof cul Bun. This is ONLY ASSESSABLE B Y STAIRS, (the rest of the site is assessable)

Rapier Classes

Class title: Introduction to Historic Combat Studies

Instructor name: Krzysztof cul Bun 10:00A.M.

Class description: Roundtable discussion into Historic Combat Studies.

Required equipment for class: None:

We will be going over the introduction to historic combat studies.

Length of class: 1 hour

Class title: Introduction to Royal Armories I.33 – Sword and Buckler

Instructor name: Krzysztof cul Bun

Class description: Hands-on class is an introduction to I.33 Sword and Buckler. Required equipment for class: Sword & Buckler or any Sword & Shield (with center grip). We will be going over the wards and drills. Full gear, sword and buckler 

Length of class: 2 Hr 11:00 A.M. At some point there will be a break for lunch with the remainder of the class after lunch.

Class title: First Ward Royal Armories I.33 – Sword and Buckler

Instructor name: Krzysztof cul Bun; Class description: Hands-on in-depth look at the first ward in I.33 – Sword and Buckler. Class will include hands on drills and discussion. Required for contact drills: Full gear is required, Sword & Buckler 

Length of class: 2- Hr


Soup Lunch at The Village Green
For any food restrictions please contact Corasande by Feb 2
I would especially like a count for Vegan, Vegeterian and Gluten Free. Food will be first come first served.


‘We will have several different crockpots of soup, with crusty bread. One for sure will be the “Boar” soup served at Baroness Wars.

Price – by donation

There are also 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

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.