Group Activities, Meetings, and Practices

The incipient Canton of Basingestoches is constantly expanding its local activities. With the start of nice weather there are plans to hold archery and thrown weapons practice (to be announced).

There are weekly gatherings at private homes in the greater Bar Harbor & Ellsworth area for Arts & Sciences endeavors.


You can view upcoming official SCA events and SCA sanctioned activities on the Canton of Basingestoches Calendar.

The Canton of Basingestoches is part of the Barony of Endewearde. You can view the Baronial Master Calendar and see a wider variety of activities being offered within the Barony of Endewearde’s borders which includes the Canton of Basingestoches and the Canton of Wyndriche.

You may also wish to visit the East Kingdom Event Calendar to see what SCA events are being held across the East Coast in Atlantic Canada and Eastern New England states.


Barony of Endewearde Meeting: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Meeting 2:00-4:00 pm
Combat Practice: 4:00-7:00 pm
Bangor Housing Authority
161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine

Canton of Basingestoches Meeting: Sunday, February 21, 2016
12:00-1:30 pm
Pat’s Pizza
396 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine

Barony of Endewearde Meeting: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Meeting 2:00-4:00 pm
Combat Practice: 4:00-7:00 pm
Bangor Housing Authority
161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine

Canton of Basingestoches Meeting: Sunday, May 1, 2016
12:00-2:00 pm
Pat’s Pizza
396 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine


SCA Project Nights are being held at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr and Lady Leijsbet van Catwiic. Come and learn about medieval heraldry, learn to make medieval garments, get inspiration for a new project, or just hang out for awhile.

No special clothing is needed – just everyday street clothes are fine.

Please contact Lord Thomas de Marr for more information and driving directions to his home at

Project Nights will be held every Tuesday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Please check the Incipient Canton of Basingestoches facebook group and Basingestoches website and blog for last minute cancellation announcements.


The following group activities are coming up in 2016 in the Ellsworth & Bar Harbor region of Maine:

Feast of Saint Sylvester 
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Site opens at 3:00 PM
The Neighborhood House
1 Kimball Road, Northeast Harbor, Maine 04662

Garb Workshop 
Saturday, March 26, 2016
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Mount Desert Island High School
1081 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Everyone is welcome to attend this workshop and learn how to make garments appropriate for use in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Attire is every day street casual wear – wearing SCA garb is optional. If you are new to the SCA and would like to learn how to make clothing then this workshop is a great opportunity.

Infantry Endurance Training Hike
Saturday, May 4, 2016
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Acadia National Park Carriage Trails

Join the Basingestoches infantry and start your conditioning for this summer’s upcoming SCA field battles. If you are infantry please wear your combat armor for the hike. If you are a hike supporter please wear comfortable field garb and footwear for a nice long walk in scenic Acadia National Park. Don’t forget bug spray and drinking water!


K067767-web1It is highly likely that there will be opportunities to participate in both Heavy List and Rapier Combat practices in 2016 once warmer weather arrives. Practices would be most likely run outdoors at Apple Blossom Acres, 397 Douglas Highway, Lamoine, Maine from 5:00 – Dusk pm. .

Practice dates will be announced

This information last updated: 02/15/2016