Vikings Come Home XXIII


The Barony of Donnershafen looks forward to having everyone

at our new (revisited) site this year!



****Change of Venue****



September 19-21, 2014

Whiting Park (website)

05820 Lakeshore Drive

Boyne City, Mi  49712



Take your best route to Boyne City, Michigan proper. 

Follow Lakeshore Drive out of town along the southwestern edge of Lake Charlevoix

towards the Village of Advance and/or Ironton (towards the Ironton Ferry). 

Approximately 1.5 miles past the one and only store in Advance on your left,

Whiting Park Community Center is on the left where VCH XXIII will be held. 

(Follow SCA signs from the intersection of Division and Lakeshore Drive in Boyne City.

Many map sites refer to the address as in East Jordan as the park's property

borders both East Jordan and Boyne City. 

For this reason, it is difficult to attach an accurate map.)


Site opens at 6 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014 and closes at noon on Sunday, September 21, 2014. 

Special early set up arrangements may be made by contacting the autocrat linked below.




Lake with sandy beaches, woods camping, separate family campground option (rent a campsite across the road in the Whiting Park campground area in lieu of our camping area and fee), boat launch, playground, pavilions, 1940 rustic cabin as our merchant and dinner theater venue, spacious hall for A & S displays, modern toilet facilities, shower available for a nominal fee ($1.25 for 6 minutes, across the road in main campground), and miles of beautiful shoreline views and hiking trails.


Autocrat: Her Excellency Maebh






A & S Challenge

Repurpose your mundane into something usable in the SCA world.  Some documentation (follow link) will be required to show what your item was originally, what you repurposed as, and how your item was used in the past.  Judging will be by our Baron and Baroness.




The Legal Stuff:


Pets are welcome (on a leash)!


Please do not dig up fire pits. Braziers may be used but there is always a community Viking Bardic Fire which we hope will be bigger and better as it has improved every year!*


As with all SCA events, everyone must register with Troll and make an attempt at garb.

Please be reminded, all scheduled activities must be approved by the autocrats.




Scheduled Activities:

Merchants (You must print form to submit)     Spectacular Dinner Theater!!


A&S Challenge/Theme ((You must print form to submit) if you wish to teach a class, please contact Autocrat using above link)



Heavy Weapons       Archery       Fencing     Rapier





Chess Tournament

1:00 - 3:00 pm or longer as needed

 Contact Lord Rafael Ortega de Leon for sign up and further information


Gaming Pavilion

Gaming Pavilion will be unsupervised. 

Games available will be Kubb, Hunkerhosen, Chess, Checkers, and Nine Men's Morris.





On Saturday, free breakfast to those who camp Friday night ($1 donation suggested)

and a Lunch Tavern will be available for a minimal charge.




Presenting "Game of Hens - A Viking Dinner Theater"

Only $10 per person for this enchanting evening of entertainment


Feast is limited to 75 people, and is expected to sell out prior to the event.


Reservations for dinner theater are on a first come-first served basis

and are only held once paid.  Complete your Pre-Registration form ahead of time and reserve your ticket!



Friday from 6pm-10pm.


Reopening Saturday from 8am-2pm.

Everyone must be clear of the site by noon on Sunday.


Pre-registration form can be found here.

The site is "wet" and valid ID must be shown at troll.


Site Fee

$10 per person, $5 per child (5-16), Children under 5 are free


VCH Site Camping Fee

(Separate camping is available at the

Whiting Park Campground - Link HERE)

$10 per tent (entire weekend)


Family Cap (does not include feast)

$50 (Immediate family, children under 18)


Non-member surcharge:

$5 per person






*We cannot guarantee that children will not be exposed to drunken Vikings who like to sing. If you truly wish to be removed from the main bardic area, please notify us and we'll make every effort to locate you to a more quiet area of the site.


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