After 36 Years (more or less) The Ramp of Despair is still
giggling at you! The Staircase of Doom continues to give
you the finger behind your back! Come help us celebrate
yet another Loch Salann Melee Madness!! This unique & ancient event
will occur on June 1st & 2nd 2019, at its equally unique, incredibly ancient
and honorable site at the castle in back of the Utah State Hospital in Provo,
Utah. Fighting, archery, thrown weapons, relaxing in the sun – what more
could you want? Come on out! Join the crowd! Enjoy the day! Opening
announcements are tentatively planned for 10:00 am on Saturday (or
whenever the event steward thinks that enough fighters have shown up).
The more fighters we have, the more fun the castle siege scenarios will
be!! While all this is going on, the competitions for Baronial archery and
thrown weapons champions will also be taking place. On Sunday morning,
weather allowing, House Catwing & Hold Tyte will hold their annual pas
d’armes, open to all fighters; see the event steward for details. Bring your
nicest banners and fighting clothes, and display your skills at weapons and
If you ever wanted to run/sponsor an activity/contest or teach (fighting
or non-fighting), this is the place to do it; just clear it with the event steward
and appropriate coordinator. While the site will officially OPEN by 8:00
am on Saturday, and CLOSE at 10:00 pm on Sunday, we will be allowed
to set up tents Friday night after 5:30 pm. Unless told otherwise, camping
is only allowed this year on the field in front of the castle; please contact
the event steward beforehand if you plan on camping overnight. Even
though this will be a 2-day activity, participants are encouraged to come
early and bring picnic lunches and sunshades/tents (although there are
numerous shade trees). This is a very dry site! Because this is a state
facility, anyone bringing alcoholic beverages onsite or found to be in an
inebriated condition must be politely asked to leave immediately! Off-site
merchants are only 4-6 minutes away, and while ground fires or open
flames are not permitted, off-ground fire pits, hibachis and gas grills are.
Site: Utah State Hospital, 1300 E. Center St., Provo, UT 84603. Site opens
at 8:00 am Saturday, June 1st, and closed at 10:00 pm, Sunday, June 2nd
Site is Dry. Pets are welcome if accompanied by responsible owners.
Site fee: Adult Event Registration fee (18 years and over) $15. Adult
Member Discount Event Registration fee (18 years and over) $10.
Please make checks payable to: SCA Inc., Barony of Loch Salann.
Directions: Take I-15 to the Provo Center Street exit 267; drive east on
Center St. (about 2 miles) and enter the hospital grounds. Continue east
and turn left at the large planter in the road; follow the road around and up
to the castle area (the “off limits” signs aren’t meant for us).
HE Sir Michael the Lucky (Michael Huston)
phone: 801-645-5651; email: email@example.com