Events are participatory, and an attempt at pre-seventeenth century clothing (and sometimes an entry fee) is all that is required for attendance.


If you wish to present an Event to the Shire, please complete the following information:
1. Event Information/Name
2. Date(s)
3. Hours
4. Location
5. Autocrat, Co-Autocrat; Troll, Merchant Coordinator, Set-up and Clean-up crew, etc
6. Prep Required: Site Fee, Advertising, Equipment, Food, Day Board, Feast, Breakfast, Feastocrats, Supplies, Insurance, Other (Itemize and comment), Outline of map designating fighting, feast, hall, camping, etc
7. Outline of Activities, Fighting, Fencing, Archery, A&S, etc
8. Financial costs of areas
9. Four months notice to present event and vote on during next meeting
10. Event notice ready for Pikestaff three months prior upon approval at next meeting to be submitted within one week of vote, if approved


Mid-Summer Iron Man Challenge

Event date: June 16th, 2017 – June 18th, 2017 at the Ukrainian Homestead

Event details:

How much is too much? We will attempt to find the answer at our Mid-Summer Iron Man (& Woman) challenge. Your autocrat Baroness Ellesbeth Donofrey and her deputy, Lady Sophia von Konstanz have a very full and fun weekend planned for you!

For the rapier combatants your Marshal in Charge, Lord Attila Soldus offers you a chance to exhaust your opponents in a Reverse Bear Pit or Shark Tank. For our rattan combatants our Marshal in Charge, Sir Harold Hokonson will oversee 5 separate tournaments. A Double Elimination, Bear Pit, War Lord, a novelty tournament and a Bear-skin tournament will take place over the course of the day. For all combatants their respective list fields will open at 9:30 am for inspections and authorizations. The first tournaments of the day will start at 11:00am.

Not martially inclined? We have a challenging day for you as well. Her Excellency, Baroness Marguerite de Sainte Nazaire will host our War Chest Challenge, with the intent of creating as many pieces of largesse as possible for Their Majesties to give out at Pennsic. We will have supplies on hand for making Queen’s favors, illuminated blanks, and toys in multiple mediums. We have plenty of space so please bring your supplies and come fill the Eastern War Chest with us. Both experienced and novice artisans are welcome to join. Even if you aren’t an artist come try something new and support your kingdom. Prizes will be handed out to the creator of the best single item, the most items made, the best novice attempt, and for the person who taught the most people. Anyone interested in hosting a station and teaching please contacted Baroness Marguerite ( Kathleen Roehm Email: Kathleen.anne.oconnell @

And after all this, if you still have energy, there will be dancing in the main hall Saturday night!

Merchants are welcome, there is no fee but please register in advance with our merchant coordinator, Lady Britt, nerdgirlg88 @

Our site is wet and pet friendly, but please be responsible. Pets must be on a leash and cleaned up after.

Saturday, Lady Tanzos Illona will prepare an ample dayboard open to all. Sunday morning, we will offer a hot breakfast featuring our famed sausage gravy and biscuits, while there is no charge, donations are welcome. Donations will defray the costs of future workshops sponsored by Eisental.

For those wishing to stay the weekend but prefer not to camp, our site. the Ukrainian Homestead, offers modest accommodations; please contact the Autocrat, Ellesbeth, for options and details.

Site Opens: Friday June 16th at 4pm
Site Closes: Sunday June 18th at noon.

Event Location:

Ukrainian Homestead
1230 Beaver Run Drive
Lehighton, PA 18235


From PA Turnpike, NE Extension, take exit 74 (Mahoning Valley) to Rt. 209 South, towards Jim Thorpe. At 2nd light (Sapore Restaurant), 209 South makes a Right turn. From this light, continue for 2.1 miles On to Beaver Run Drive Follow this road for 1.7 miles; the Ukrainian Homestead will be on your Left.

From I-81: Take exit 131A (Hometown/Mahanoy City) onto Rt. 54 East, through Hometown to Nesquehoning. (Please observe the speed limit through town) At the Monument landmark, bear Left and continue on Rt. 209 North 4.9 miles to Jim Thorpe. At the 2nd light, make a Left and continue on Rt. 209 North for 1.6 miles and turn Right at the top of the mountain (there is a small restaurant there). At the stop sign, go straight for 1.3 miles and the Ukrainian Homestead will be on your Left. Signs will be posted.
Registration Fees


Staying with us for the weekend? Camping: $25 for adults, before $5 member discount, includes dayboard and Sunday breakfast.

Just joining us for the day? $18 adults, before $5 member discount.

Youth aged 12-17 $10 camping or daytrip, (rate is already discounted, no further discount based on membership), 11 and under are free. Family caps are offered please contact the autocrat.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-PA Shire of Eisental

Contact Information:

Event Steward:
Autocrats: Ellesbeth Donofrey, {Elizabeth Dunhom, elizabethd714 @, 484.547.4367} and Sophia von Konstanz, {Jenni Ault, sophiathelandsknecht @, 570.217.6318, phone calls for both autocrats before 10pm please.

Send Reservations to:
Reservations may be sent to our gate coordinator: Lady Cillene O Caollaidhe, Sue Kelly P.O. Box 83, Center Valley, PA 18034. If you’d like to camp as a large group, please note this on your reservation.

Other Contact Information:
Merchants are welcome, there is no fee but please register in advance with our merchant coordinator, Lady Britt, nerdgirlg88 @


Click here for a complete listing of East Kingdom Events.

Demos are held for many reasons and are the only time we have spectators for what we do. Mainly, demos are enacted to educate a group on the medieval ages that we study, or to inform the general populace about what we do in the SCA, and why.

WAR! Each summer at Pennsic!

Pennsic 46


Updated June 17, 2017


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  1. sir spencer of allentown

    I would love to see and join in combat practice. When is your next event?

    • Our next Shire Meeting is September 6 at 7pm. Place is pending, as we are waiting to see if the fire hall is available. It will be combined with fighter practice. If you are on FB you can join our Eisental Page. Shire of Eisental. Just put that in the FB search link.
      Our next event, so far, is next June.
      Sue/Cillene (Suleene)

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