Greetings, and Welcome! The Shire of Mountain Freehold is located in the western side of Vermont, and includes the towns of Grand Isle, St. Albans, Burlington, Middlebury, and Rutland, among others. We are a local branch of an international non-profit organization known as the SCA, or Society for Creative Anachronism. Our shire is located within the Northern Region of the East Kingdom. The SCA is an inclusive community pursuing research and re-creation of pre-17th-century skills, arts, combat, and culture. The lives of participants are enriched as we gain knowledge of history through activities, demonstrations, and events. 

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This website contains lots of information – you can use the drop-down menus at the top of each page to find what you need. For the up-to-date info about meetings, practices, and events, please connect with us on Facebook or join our Email List. Current information and announcements can be found on our News and Notices page.

Are You New to the SCA?

Welcome!  You probably have lots of questions.  The best way to get the information you need is to contact our Chatelain, Lord Leo, at  He’s an officer in charge of greeting and helping new members, and he can answer any questions you might have.  Also, check out our Newcomer’s Portal for more information.

Upcoming Events

Freehold events are listed on our Events Page.

At the moment we don’t have any events planned, but we expect to have our Shire Birthday Bash in September.

You can find out about events in neighboring shires and baronies by checking the East Kingdom Calendar for more details.

Next Meetings and Practices

Fighting practices, as well as general get-togethers, are held in person almost every Sunday from 2-5 pm at the Browns River Middle School in Jericho, VT.  Fencing is on hold until fall, pending availability of a marshal. For more information, click to see our Meetings and Practices Page.

On the Second Sunday of each month (if there are no other conflicts) we have an “Arts and Sciences” session from 1-2, just before the fencing and heavy list practice starts. This can be learning a new craft, hearing a short lecture on an interesting topic, or just working on our individual projects and sharing ideas and inspiration. Other A&S sessions may be scheduled via Zoom or in people’s homes; watch our Facebook Page or email list for more information about these.

We also have a Business Meeting four times a year, usually on a Sunday afternoon. Business meetings are open to interested Freeholders. The seneschal will provide Zoom access information shortly before the meeting. For those wishing to attend in person, the location is usually the Browns River Middle School in Jericho, VT.

Please check our Facebook page for updates.

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