On Target

May 13 2023 (0900 AM – 1000 PM )

The Barony of Lochmere once more invites archers to join their Barony at a scenic waterfront site in Annapolis, Maryland for a day of archery, an atlatl battle, good food and companionship. Weather permitting, we will try a night shoot again. Stick around after Feast to send flurries of glowing arrows hurtling through the night!
Shooting will commence around 10 am on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

As always, the main event will be the challenging walk-through shoot. The path climbs through some rolling hillside but is not particularly steep. An extra effort is being made to incorporate a variety of missile weapons into the shoot.

This will the fourth year in a row that we have worked to destroy the poison ivy on site. We have eliminated over 90% of it and the small percent left is an occasional random sprig of it that pops up in the forest or the few vines that are overhanging the water so that we can’t spray them down without getting poison in the water.

There will be a practice range set up for both target archery and atlatl.

Whether you shoot or not, the Barony encourages you to come for the food, the socializing with old and new friends and the time to work on small A&S projects. Musicians and singers are welcome as well. If you are a newcomer to the SCA, this is a nice, low key, no pressure event to learn about archery and some of the many A&S activities practiced in the Society.

Martial Activities: ARCHERY, including ATLATL. Archery/atlatl targets are set up in the surrounding woods and along the water for an interesting and challenging shoot. The practice range is available any time there is a marshal present.

Arts & Sciences Activities: All attendees are encouraged to bring small A&S projects to work on and share with others. There will be an embroidery solar. Be aware that there is limited space for displays. Covered space is even more limited. This is a small site, however, if individuals wish to conduct impromptu A&S classes within this limitation contact the autocrat and we’ll see what we can do.

Cost Daytrip Feast Camping
Adult, Member Discount $15.00 $0.00 $0.00
Adult, Event Registration $20.00 $0.00 $0.00
Youth (6-17) $6.00 $0.00 $0.00
Child (0-4) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Make Checks Payable To: SCA-MD, Inc., Barony of Lochmere
Cost Notes: There is a family cost cap of 2 adults and 2 children. Roast Pig Dinner are included. Please direct any dietary concerns to the autocrat.

Site: 132 Riverview Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401. Site opens at 9 am Saturday and closes not later than 10 pm that same evening.

Site Restrictions: This is a wet site (as long as you are not shooting). Pets are permitted but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after. Bring your own disposal bags. The site is not ADA compliant.

Feast Information: Supper will be roast pig with all the trimmings by Master Reynard de la Rochefoucauld. Please direct any dietary concerns to the autocrat.

Merchanting Information: No merchants except for the fundraiser.

Other Information: There are only a few chairs at the site so attendees should bring their own. Covered space is also limited, so small dayshades are encouraged. Special: Bake sale fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Autocrat’s Information: Randvithr (James Bree),  E-mail: randvithr@gmail.com

Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat

Directions: From the west: Take best route to US-50 East towards the Bay Bridge. Take the Rowe Blvd./Bestgate Road exit down to the light and bear right onto Rowe Blvd. South (towards Annapolis). Turn left on Melvin Avenue and another left on Ridgeley Avenue (the second left). Continue across Weems Creek and turn right on Riverview Avenue. Follow Riverview Avenue to its end. The site is on the right (with the white horse fence).

From the east: Take best route to US-50 West towards Bowie. Take the Rowe Blvd./Bestgate Roat exit down to the light and bear right to Bestgate Road. At the next light, turn right onto North Bestgate Road. At the stop sign, turn right onto Ridgeley Avenue. Go over the US-50 overpass and take the next left onto Riverview Avenue. Follow Riverview Avenue to its end. The site is on the right (with the white horse fence).