Shire of Phoenix Glade
Located in the Panhandle of Florida
(Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin, Crestview, and surrounding areas).
The Shire Phoenix Glade is the Fort Walton Beach Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA), an international organization dedicated to recreating the historical life and combat of pre-17th-century Europe. Our Shire is just a small part of the world wide, non-profit organization known as the SCA. We are located within the “Kingdom of Meridies” (see below for Kingdom details).
The SCA is a group designed for individual participation and is not a spectator activity. It allows members to be as active or inactive as they wish, but unlike Renaissance Fairs, you take part in the activities. We learn about the Middle Ages by attempting to re-create the best aspects of the era, and without the fleas and plagues, and with indoor plumbing.
Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Our “Royalty” hold courts at which they recognize and honor members for their contributions to the group.
The Shire of Phoenix Glade welcomes all newcomers, and we encourage interested gentles to check us out. All meetings are open to the public, and we like seeing new faces. If you are new to the SCA, and would like more information on the Society or our Shire, please feel free to contact our Seneschal (Chapter President).
About the Kingdom – The SCA divides the world into Kingdoms; there are twenty(20) kingdoms at this time. Our Kingdom (Meridies) encompasses most of the Southeastern United States: the Florida panhandle, Georgia, Alabama, Middle and East Tennessee and Kentucky, and part of Southwestern Virginia. The name of our kingdom is derived from Latin and means “The Southlands”.
We have an upcoming event in August called Daggers and Hemlock. It is the Shires annual event that usually takes place at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach. Games, fighting, classes, merchants, and feasting. A time for us to shine and show the rest of the Known World what we can do and how much we have improved from the last event. So join us and have fun.
If you would like more information about the SCA you can go to www.sca.org.