Welcome to our humble shire...

Our small slice of the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) is located in the Midlands Region of the Middle Kingdom, just south of the Kingdom of Northshield (Northern Illinois around Rockford).

Shire Fighter Practices at the


Northwest Community Center

Corbett Building

1327 N. Johnston Ave.

Rockford, IL


These practices take place on the

First and Third Thursday of each month, starting at 6:30 PM.  There is an additional practice if there is a Fifth Thursday in the month.


The first Fighter Practice of the month is also a Cut and Thrust Practice.


There is plenty of space for both Martial and Arts and Science Activities.

Next Archery Practice is

Spring 2017




Shire Archery Practices

(various locations)


Throughout the summer the Shire hosts several archery practices. A list of those dates will become available sometime in the Spring.

Want more information about Regional and Kingdom events?  Check out these links

Shire Business Meetings

(various locations)


Normally business meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of each month, and then the group heads out for dinner together afterward.  The meeting places vary from month to month.  Please contact the Seneschal.

Shire Demonstrations Events

(various locations)


Throughout the year the Shire hosts demonstrations for public and private events.  We have worked with local schools, retirement communities, libraries and summer camps to bring activities and lectures to their facilities.  During the summer we run demonstrations in local parks for the public at large.


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