Christmas Tourney



The Barony of the Flame welcomes you to Christmas Tourney! The event will be held at the Pritchard Community Center on Saturday December 2, 2023

Christmas Tourney is an annual charity themed event held in December by the Barony of the Flame. This year will be the 51st Christmas Tourney.

Gift wrapped in paper with sprig of cherries on top.

Tourney Information


This year’s Christmas Tourney will follow the traditional format. 

Entry into the tournament can be “bought” with a donation to Shively Area Ministries. They are requesting ethnic dolls, basketballs, soccer balls, and footballs, though any toy or family centered item will be appreciated. A cash donation of any amount is also an acceptable entry. 
There will be pools where the combatants will organize themselves so that everyone fights every other opponent in the pool, the top scoring competitors will advance to the next round. The number of competitors advancing from each pool and the number of rounds will be determined by the number of entrants. The final sixteen combatants will then participate in a double elimination tournament to determine the victor. 
We will make every reasonable effort to randomize the first set of pools; we recognize how irritating it can be to drive several hours and spend the morning fighting the folks you drove down with.
The prize for winning the tourney will be a round shield, constructed and painted by artisans of the Barony of the Flame.
The unbelt who goes the farthest in the tourney will be awarded a leather pouch made by Sir Jaime.
In addition, there will be a great ax tournament held in the Atlantian Speed style, where combatants line up and are paired by their place in line. The prize will be an incredible great ax made by Reinhold von Glier.


This year, to enter the Rapier tournaments we are asking for a donation of pet food or pet toys from each entrant to cover their tournament entrance fee.  For one extra life we are asking that entrants bring another pet food item or pet toys to donate. All sizes welcome and more than one donation accepted wholeheartedly!

Arts and Sciences

There will be an area dedicated to the Crafter’s Green. A&S Champion Valya Abnikova Doch is hosting an embroidery salon from 2pm to 4pm. Midrealm Bookbinders will also be hosting a salon from 11am to 3pm.


Lunch will consist of BBQ pulled pork sandwich with optional coleslaw, chips and a drink. Vegetarian option will be a BBQ jackfruit sandwich. Cost: $5.

Location and Time

404 S Mulberry St, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
December 2, 2023
9 am to 9 pm


  • Adults: $20.00
  • Members: $15.00
  • Children 16 and under are FREE
  • Family Cap: $45.00
  • Feast: $20
  • Lunch: $5
  • Merchant Fee: A new board game to be donated (site fee must also be paid).

Cash and Checks always accepted at the door.

Important Notes

  • Day camps must be kept minimal due to the size of the venue. Please do not bring large tables or large spreads.
  • Animals are not allowed at this location unless they are trained service animals.
  • This is a dry site.


  • Anushka’s Treasures – Bric-a-brack and various sundries
  • Yay Beadz! – Hand-made glass beads and jewelry
  • North Star Armory – Viking age metalwork accessories
  • Village Witch – Soap, embroidery, crochet, and garb
  • Silent Cat – Stained glass, fabric, table woven trim
  • Mostly Middle Eastern/Jewels by Maeve – Jewelry, accessories, and varios other Medieval goods
  • Kraken Press – Custom designed embroidery, vinyl, and accessories
  • Mistress Bianca – Miscellaneous Medieval sundries
  • Midnights Art – Jewelry, wind chimes, dream catchers, and more; Tarot readings and Unraveling Chaos
  • Good Girl Gone Bead – hand-made glass beads and accessories
  • Stitches Across Time – Garb and accessories
  • Schmidty’s Schtuff – Crochet and woven goods, leather accessories
  • Munitions Grade Arms – The Rattan Guy


Kalács (sweet, eggy, yeasted bread)
Berry jam
Túró (curd cheese)

Course I
Hen cooked in lemon broth
Bitter salad
Wild carrots and parsnips
Hungarian spätzle (dairy dish with black pepper)

Course II

Mushroom barley soup
Poğaça (cheese biscuits)

Course III

Beef with harvest sauce
Cabbage salad
Chickpea with oily sauce
Derelye (Hungarian perogi)


Strudel with túró and apple
Fruit tart (GF)


Hotel - Hilton Garden Inn

Book online at using special rate group code “SCA”  or rooming list.

Group Code: SCA

  • Room Type: 1 room with two queen beds or 1 room with one king bed.
  • Rate: $129.00 per night. All rooms rates are subjecto to local sales and occupancy taxes.
  • Hotel contact information: 
    Hilton Garden Inn – Elizabethtown
    203 Commerce Dr. Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Phone: 270-900-4899

Once you are on the website, choose the dates and number of guests at the top of the screen. The screen will refresh and you will then be able to select a room on the screen. Choose one of the rooms that discount applies too, submit and you will now see the select rate screen. The top left hand corner of the screen is a box with special rates. Click on the special rates box and enter SCA into the group code box. The rate on the the “select rate” should show $129.00 for the room. Choose this option and then book the room with a credit card.

In order to guarantee the designated accommodations, reservations must be received by November 24, 2023. Thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space-available basis only and will be booked at the best available rate. 

Any reservation changes must be made within 24 hours prior to arrival or one-night room and tax will be assessed. 


Event Steward: Sir Roberto de San Fernando

Deputy Event Steward: Dame Ursula Mortimer

Armored Marshal in Charge: Sir Jamie von Atzinger

Rapier Marshal in Charge: Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde

Merchant Coordinator: Michel Schmidt

Want to Volunteer?

Click on a link below to sign up.



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