Giants’ Dance 2019













From the Shire of Nant-y-Derwyddon
May 3-5, 2019
East Tennessee Distillery
220 Piney Flats Rd
Piney Flats, TN 37686

Event steward
Lady Dancett Derpy
MKA Rhianon Mullholland
500 Rambling Rd. Kingsport, TN 37663
(423) 444-2795, call 10 AM – 10 PM.

Lady Elissa Dondain
MKA Michelle Horvath
315 Cook Hollow Rd., Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 573-3956

Master Thomas Paumer
MKA Tom Saucer
1332 Old Jonesboro Rd.
Bristol, TN 37620

Under 17 years of age free.
Daytrip $15
Weekend $20
Nonmembers pay a $5 nonmember fee.
To eat feast please add $10 per person who will be eating, babes in arms excepted.
Breakfast is included with site fee and there will be a fundraiser lunch available.
Make checks payable to: SCA-TN, Inc/Shire of Nant-Y-Derwyddon.
Site opens 5 PM EST Friday and closes at 11 AM EST Sunday.

From the West: Make your way to I-26 exit 19. Turn NE to follow 19W towards Bristol/Piney Flats. After about 6 mi., turn R onto Piney Flats Rd. Follow signs to site turn-off, 0.3 mi.
From the East: Make your way to I-81 exit 69. Turn South to follow 394 towards Bristol. After about 5 mi., turn R onto US-11E S/US-19 S toward Johnson City. After about 6 mi., turn L onto Piney Flats Rd. Follow signs to site turn-off, 0.3 mi.









Team Event 

There are 5 categories to compete in, individuals may compete in more than one category. Each category will have a first, second, and third place (unless there are 3 or fewer entries in which case there will only be a first and second place). First place will be awarded 3 points, second place 2 points, and third place 1 point. The team with the highest total number of points will be the overall winner. Each team should bring an item/gift as their entry fee – all items collected will be assembled in the “Booty-Box” and awarded to the overall winners.

Team members may fill more than one category on any single team, but you may not participate in two teams. Categories:

  • Best Heraldic Team Introduction
  • Heavy Combat Team of up to 5 fighters will compete in the ThistleDown Tournament (teams can include up to two combat archers, to count toward their team total of five fighters)
  • Live Weapons Archery Shoot
  • The rapier fight against the Giant
  • Popular Vote Arts and Sciences Entry

Individual Events - Newcomers Tournament & Individual Tournament in both rapier and heavy.  Heavy tournaments will include a shieldless tourney (standard double elimination with all single and two-handed weapons allowed, just no shields). Archery will be offering a newcomers shoot. Combat archery authorizations will also be available.


Feast Menu -

First Course:
Tatooine Flat Bread
Bantha Cheese

Second course:
Smoked porg (whole chicken)
Alderaan Pottage (a barley and oats pottage)

Third course:
Smoked Wookie (sorry, it might be a little Chewie)
Endor Root Veg (a slow-cooked root veg)

Fourth course:
Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen's Famous Apple Oat dessert