Rose Tourney


The Barony of the Flame welcomes you to Rose Tourney! The event will be held at the Shelbyville Fairgrounds on Saturday November 4, 2023

Rose Tourney is an annual event where members of Order of the Rose sponser combatants in a tournament. This year’s Rose Tourney will be an elimination (bracket style) tournament with combatants in archery, armored, and rapier.

A wreath of roses.

Tourney Format

Each team shall consist of 6 members plus the sponsoring rose:
  • 1 archer
  • 3 armored combatants (no more than one member of the Chivalry)
  • 2 rapier combatants (no more than on member of the Order of Defense)
Archery will be run as the first event. Placings from the archery shoot will be used to seed the bracket for the remainder of the tournament (think NCAA basketball seeding).
The combat portion of the event will pair all members of each team (3 heavy and 2 rapier pairings). The team with the most wins moves on, with the other team dropping to the lower bracket or being removed from the tourney.
Exact details will be based on the number of Rose teams present.

Arts and Sciences

There will be a covered area dedicated to A&S displays and Crafter’s Green space. Roses are encouraged to sponsor a prize for the display that impresses them in some way. This can be interpreted in a number of ways, scale, scope, promising work in a specific art or period, etc.


The lunch menu will consist of a bowl of vegetable soup with rice and shredded chicken (as an optional side) with a roll and a drink of your choice for $5. 

Location and Time

1513 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY 40065
Corner of KY 53 & US 60
November 4, 2023
Site Opens: 8 am (opens for Staff) 9am (opens for public)
Site Closes: Guests leave by 7 pm, clean up has until 11pm
Merchants: 8am-4pm
*Merchants will need to provide their own tables and chairs. Outside space is available. 


Adults: $15.00
Members: $10.00
Youth ages 6-17: $5.00
Children 5 and under are FREE
Merchant: FREE

Cash or Checks Only

Cash and checks will be accepted at the door. Preregistration is not available for this event.

Site Map

Map for Rose Tourney 2023. Fighting and archery is in the stadium. Arts and Sciences is in the main building.


In order to allow Roses and Teams time to support fellow team members the following schedule will be closely adhered to. Please plan to be timely.


Event Steward: Eleanor von Atzinger and Ellowyn Kittel 

Sponsoring Rose: Duchess AnneLyse

Royalty Liaison: Honor von Atzinger.

Marshall in Charge: Duke Ullr

Archery Marshal in Charge: Forester Taliesin of Archenfield

Arts and Sciences Coordinator: Sir Ekill Ullrson

Merchant Steward: Baron Wamba

Luncheon Steward: Rachel of Flame



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