Baron Wars

Baron Wars XIX: A New Site

NEW SITE!! – Wood County Fairgrounds 13800 W. Poe Rd – Bowling Green, OH
Gate opens at 2:00pm, June 23, 2017
Everyone must be off site by noon, June 25, 2017

There are plenty of buildings for merchants, classes, backup indoor martial spaces, and indoor bathrooms (with showers!) will be available to us.
All this plus space for camping (including RV parking, no hookups available though) and reveling to celebrate the investiture of the next Baron and Baroness of Red Spears!

Come on out and join the fun!

Site Fees:
Adult Registration (18+): $20
Adult Member Discount Registration (18+): $15
Youth Registration (6 – 17): $5
Youth Registration (0 – 5): Free
(There is no fee for camping)

Gate will be open the following hours:
Friday: 2pm to 11pm
Saturday: 7am to 2pm



(unfortunately, Bowling Green’s ordinances do not allow for our usual signage. Note: if you see signs for the National Tractor Pull, you’re headed in the right direction.)

From the North – (because there is construction at the I-475/SR 25 exchange and an event in the shopping area close by, we recommend using I-75)
Take your best route to I-75 south. Get off at the SR 582 (exit 187) and turn right. Follow SR 582 past the State Patrol station to the light at SR 25 and turn left. Follow SR 25 south into Bowling Green (past the mall, Kroger, Arby’s, etc.) to Poe Road and turn right onto Poe. The Wood County Fairgrounds is about a mile down the road – turn into the large parking lot on your left.

From the South –
Take your best route to I-75 north. Get off at Bowling Green (exit 181) and turn right onto Wooster St./Bowling Green rd./SR 105 (yup, one road – three names). At the bottom of the overpass, turn left (north) onto Dunbridge rd (the road just before Meijer). Follow Dunbridge north for one block (a country-ish block, so about a mile?) to the stop sign and turn left onto Poe road. Follow Poe rd. for approximately two miles to the Wood County Fairgrounds  and turn into the large parking lot on your left.

From the East or West –
State Route 6 approaches Bowling Green and skirts around the southern edge of the city. This is a good route if coming from the east or the west.  From either direction, take the SR 25 exit and head north into Bowling Green. (Coming from the east, you’ll turn right at the end of the exit ramp to SR 25. Coming from the west, you’ll turn left at the end of the exit ramp to SR 25.) Follow SR 25/Main st. north (past Home Depot, Walmart, etc.) about two miles to Poe Rd. and turn left onto Poe rd.  The Wood County Fairgrounds is about a mile down the road – turn into the large parking lot on your left.


  Flushies & Storm Shelter A&S and Court building A&S and Court building

Event Staff:

Event Stewards: Beatrix de Vezelay and Drust MacArlith   email – baronwars [AT] redspears [DOT] org
Deputy Stewards: Pellegrina and Darrion

Camping Space and it wouldn’t be Baron Wars without a few site rules.

  • Above-ground fire pits only
  • Space for RVs but no hook-ups
  • Assistance animals only
  • Be mindful of non-SCA areas. We’ll do the best we can with signs but we don’t have access to the entire site.
  • The camping area (pictured in the left-most photo below) is very close to local residents and will need to remain quiet after dark.  Buildings further into the fairgrounds will be open for games, gatherings, and revelry!

Court Schedule

Friday   7pm – Red Spears baronial court: the last court of Raffaele and Margherita, followed by a short baronial meeting (see the Red Spears web site for more information)

Saturday  kingdom courts (times subject to Their Majesties’ leisure)
11:00am – morning field court
5:30pm – Evening court with investiture in the A&S/scribes building

Camping Space Back Field for Camping & RVs A few unfortunate rules Rules FYI 1

Silent Auction for Middle Kingdom Pennsic Food Trailer
Saturday 11am-4pm by Merchants

Duchess Arabella will be hosting a Silent Auction at Baron Wars to benefit the new kitchen trailer for Midrealm Royal. If you have anything you would like to donate please let me know, any and all items will be welcome and every little bit helps.
“Cooking in royal is no easy task and we host many big events: state dinner, beer and brats, known world party, queens tea etc. having a space that is guaranteed to be away from the elements would make these events much easier on all involved. We are trying to raise money for a trailer that will be used every year for all the events including the daily use for feeding royals and their staff and anyone participating in the meal plan at Pennsic. Any and all support is greatly appreciated! If anyone has questions or would like to do a fundraiser

please contact Mistress Keiley at
Thank you in advance for any and all donations.  You can contact me, or on Facebook Lisa Gray.

Thank you,


 Merchant List for this year

Merchant Coordinator:  Miklos (Nate Goehring)  email – bwmerchants [AT] redspears [DOT] org
Merchants space
Merchant's Building Looking for somewhere to relax after a long day of Baron Wars fun?

Join us at a Turkish Café, located on the lawn of the Merchants Building!

– Friday and Saturday evening, beginning at 9pm

– Hot and cold drinks, pastries, and other goodies will be available

– Food or monetary contributions are welcome and appreciated



Merchant's Inside Space Flushies!


Gatekeeper: Pellegrina


Armored Combat Activities Schedule

Armored Combat MiC: Hrothgar Varghoss-Greywolf  and Baron Raffaele de Cernia  email – baron [AT] redspears [DOT] org
Combat Archery MiC: TBD (please contact the Beatrix or Drust if you are interested in helping out here)
Siege MiC: TBD (please contact the Beatrix or Drust if you are interested in helping out here)

Available armored combat areas
Armored Outdoor Space Water near the armored list Alternative inside space Alternative Inside space

Rapier Activities Schedule

Rapier Combat MiC: Captain Craidd and Ari
Cut & Thrust MiC: Deorsa MacGhillechearr  gfcarr66 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Available rapier combat areas
Outside Green Space (Rapier possibly?) Alternative Indoor Rapier Space Inside Rapier Space

Target Archery Activities Schedule

Archery MiC: Lord Uthan Laoch

Thrown Weapons Activities Schedule

Thrown Weapons MiC: Grigorii  email – grigorii [AT] redspears [DOT] org  phone – (419) 494-4255


Arts & Sciences Classes and Competitions

Arts & Sciences Classes and Activities: Gabrielle de Amoura  email – Preciousthings1985 [AT] gmail [DOT] com  phone – 419-388-7466)  and Lady Angelique de Larochelle

 Activities for Youth

Youth Coordinator: Artemisa Voltera

Youth Combat MiC?: Master Nyilas Kazmer  email –   (loaner gear will be available)

Bardic Activities?: TBD (please contact the Beatrix or Drust if you are interested in helping out here)

Royalty Liaison: Branwyn and Olivier

Chatelaine/Info Point: TBD