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It Takes MY Child to Raze a Village IX

April 29, 2017
9am - 5pm

Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church

228 N. Burkhart Road
Howell, MI 48843-7638
Exit 133 from I-96, just North of Mason Road, South of I-96.

Tanger Outlet Mall is located north of I-96. If you pass Tanger Outlet Mall on your way to come see us – you are north of I-96 and you’ll have to turn around and head back over the expressway to the stretch of North Burkhart Road where we are located.

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Site is bone dry no exceptions.

It is a long drive - Where can WE Stay?

Camping sites at Brighton Recreation Area (a Michigan State Park).
Recommended Hotels: Baymont Inn and Suites and Holiday Inn Express.

Please, contact Event Stewards for other arrangements.

Event will go on rain or shine as indoor facilities are available.

How Much?

Registration (Formerly "Site Fee")

Adult Registration: $15; Adult Member Registration with discount: $10

Child: 5-17 years - $5, Under 5 – Free

Family Max - $40 (member discount maybe applied)

Affordable Lunch Tavern menu

  • Shepherd's Pie
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Fresh fruit and veggies

Meal Deals expected

What do I need to know?

This is a FAMILY-focused event!

Come prepared to have fun and do a lot of things!

  • Everyone* needs to wear an attempt at Medieval clothing. (We have a loaner closet on site!)
  • All our activities are open to everyone*! (EXCEPT List Combat activities which are for Kids Only!)
  • Come Hungry! Breakfast with the Baron & Baroness is included in your entry fee! KId friendly Affordable Lunch Tavern on site (Several affordable restaurants nearby - including McDonald's). Also Afternoon snack bar available - but save room for the Ruin-Your-Dinner Ice Cream Social!
  • Check the schedule! Some activities are open all day, others only happen once!
  • Our merchants are really friendly and sell some really neat things!
  • The site we use features TWO really awesome playgrounds! One is for infants and toddlers, and the other is for people age 3 and up!
  • If it rains or is very cold Everything except Archery & Thrown Weapons will be inside! It gets cozy, but we've done it twice and it is still awesome!!!!
  • We hope everyone has an amazing day!
  • Don't forget to work on your Arts & Science Challenge entry! (It Takes MY Child to Raze a Village IX Arts and Sciences Challenge Entry Form)
  • Also, please let the Honorable Lady Sæhildr (Sarah Jean M.) know if you are willing to teach a class or run an activity, if you are interested in running a merchant table, or if you have any questions!

* Everyone is defined as human beings between the ages of 3 - 103 years of age. Some activities need modifications or accommodations for people with special needs and very young children. Some activities may be recommended specifically for teenagers or toddlers based on safety concerns. Most activities are designed so the full family may take part.

This year's activities include:


Arts and Science Challenge

  • Please do not leave your entries at home. That makes it hard to appreciate them.
  • REMINDER: Projects need not be finished.

It Takes MY Child to Raze a Village IX Arts and Sciences Challenge Entry Form

Past activities included:

  • Soap making
  • Leather tooling
  • Illumination (ages 8 and up)
  • Coloring  (Under 8)
  • Dancing


Past activities included:

  • The ever popular How to Fight with your Child!
  • Classes for both Fencing and Boffer.
  • Boffer Challenges!
  • Fencing Challenges!
  • Archery Challenges!
  • Thrown Weapons Challenges!
  • RBG challenges!

BOARD GAMES - medieval versions of board games for all ages!


  • Breakfast with the Baron and Baroness
  • Affordable Lunch Tavern!
  • The Duckling Race!
  • Family Dragon!
  • The Plague Game!
  • Family-Friendly Court!
  • The Ruin-Your-Dinner Ice Cream! Social!
  • Merchants!
  • MOM2MOM Garb Swap


To bring SCA families to the forefront of an event.

To provide SCA parents and friends an opportunity to engage and participate in an event with activities focused on the whole family.

Why not?



SCA families and friends who want an opportunity to engage and participate in activities focused on FUN for the whole family, in a creatively anachronistic medieval setting.

Event Stewards:

TH Lady SæhildR barngóðR & Lady Bryn Archer