The Shire of Swordcliff presents:

The 29th Annual
Feast of St Ethyl:
"Ethyl's Drag Race"
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Manners Park
Taylorville, Illinois

site opens at 9:00 am
site closes at 9:30 pm

Planned Activities:

Midlands Regional war practice

White Dragon Sale
      Clean out your closets and sell or swap unneeded SCA-related items.
      (Note: No commercial merchant sales, plz.)

Pig (& Chicken!) Roast and Potluck Feast at 5pm
      Bring a dish for 6-8 to share with your fellow feasters.
      Pork, chicken will be provided.       At the Grill: Master Jhondo

The Post-Revel in the Pool
       The Manners Park swimming pool will be open for our private use from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm.

      All the fun you've come to expect at Ethyl, and more! If it looks like a man and fights like a man, it must be a man...? And if it walks like a girl and flirts like a girl, it must be a girl.... OR is it ..?

Site Fees:
Adults: $6; Children 5-12 years: $3, under 5 years: free. $20/family max. (non-member surcharge will apply in addition to site fee. Note: only NMS fee waived with VIP card site fee not covered by VIP card)

Autocrat: Autocrat: Lady Elayne Jayne of Evenstar ph: 217-544-7267 e-mail:

Make checks payable to:
SCA-IL, Inc, Shire of Swordcliff
Pre-registration: c/o Gari Hurst, 1605 E. Converse, Springfield IL 62702
Directions to the site:
From the North on I55 via Springfield: take Exit 96B to Rt. 29 South to Taylorville. Follow Rt. 29 into town, it curves south just past the Pizza Hut and becomes Webster St. Stay on Webster St. past the Walgreens. This will take you into the back entrance to Manner's Park.

From Decatur, take Rt. 48 South to Taylorville, at the intersection just past the YMCA turn right, this is Lincoln Trail. At the stop light turn right again, this will put you on Rt. 29 or Spresser St., into Taylorville, Keep going west till you get to the intersection of Spresser and Webster, past the Walgreens. Turn left and follow Webster into the back entrance of Manner's Park

From the South on I55: take RT 48 from the Raymond Exit, follow it north till you get to Taylorville, turn left/north onto South Spresser St. Follow it into Taylorville till you get to the intersection of Spresser St and Webster St. past the Walgreens. Turn right/south on Webster and follow it into the back entrance of Manner's Park.

From RT 29 South, drive north into Taylorville. Stay on RT29/Spresser ST till you get to the intersection of Spresser St and Webster St. Turn left/south follow it into the back entrance of Manner's Park

Once inside the Park drive around till you come to the stop sign in front of the pool. Turn right, We'll be at the pavillion just south of the pool.

A quick note to all from the autocrat: The park is very easy to get into, however maps will be available by bribing troll for those wishing to exit the park....

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Updated: June 2, 2011