SCA 50th Anniversary
June 17 - 27, 2016
Danville, IN   USA
  • Heraldic Display
  • Equestrian
  • Rapier Combat
  • Hawks and Hounds
  • Archery & Thrown Weapons
  • Arts & Sciences
  • Tournaments
  • The Finest Arts
  • Heavy Combat
  • The Best of Classes
Welcome to the SCA 50 Year Celebration !
Event Logo
SCA 50 year is upon us!  What started out as a backyard party in 1966 has grown into an international organization with over 30,000 members, and perhaps that many more non-member participants.  In celebration of the 50 years of living history, the Society for Creative Anachronism will be hosting a 50 Year Celebration in Danville, Indiana, June 17-27, 2016.

The 50 Year Celebration is hosted by the SCA for the come and share what we know and enjoy with our brothers and sisters from across the Known World. This is a Society-wide event, sponsored by and for YOU!

Founders of the SCA

Ever wonder who helped start this whole medieval group we've spent our lives enjoying?  Well, SCA 50 Year is elated to make known that there will be a few of those who were at the first events.  Not only will there be the Historical Displays noted above, but we will have the opportunity to talk to the Founders, and understand the who, what, when and where of it all!

Henrik and Fulk

Which Founders will be attending so far?
  • Countess Diana Listmaker     
  • Duke Frederick of Holland     
  • Duke Henrik of Havn               
  • Sir Steffan de Lorraine

On being asked about her memory of the fist event, Countess Diana noted in part ...

"The moment, sitting around the fire afterward, when I heard people discussing what they were going to do 'next' time, and realized that my one-off might have consequences."

More information on the Founders and activities surrounding their atttendance is located on the Founders Page.

Equestrian Extravaganza

The middle ages would have been quite different without the use of the horse....and the SCA is not much different.  The 50 Year Celebration is excited to be able to host and present one of the largest Equestrian events in our history.   The facilities available for our use are first rate ~ A large, covered arena with grandstands for those who wish to come and watch the splendour of The Games, or to enjoy the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.  The week will be full of fantastic displays of Equestrian skills!  More information on what is happening can be found on the Equestrian Pages.

Eq Parade

These are examples of just a few of the exciting Equestrian events to be held at 50 Year: 
  • Equestrian Parade
  • Chariot Archery
  • Equine for Youth
  • Jousting Tournaments (Foam Lances)
  • Driving Games

Registration DEADLINE !!
This is a reminder...      14 DAYS LEFT!!!

Pre-Registration and Land Registration -
CLOSE :  May 17th

Mail in payments must be postmarked no later than May 17th.

For GENERAL registration, go to:  REGISTRATION
For LAND registration go to:  LAND

NOTE:  Please do not forget, when Registering, IF you are camping on site, to include yourself in a Camping Group by selecting "Camping".
Accommodations, etc.
A  list of Accommodations is available here:
(Also via the tab under the "Site Info" on the main menu bar)  

Included on the page are listings of Local Restaurants, Important Contacts, and other Points of Interest.
Website Updates
 The following are the latest updates to this site:

A&S Classes : Many new Classes added!
Heavy Fighting : Events & Classes added!
50/50 Challenge : Challenge & Display info added!

Other recent updates - April 30:

Special Events
:  Events added!
Rapier :  Events added!
Heralds : NEW PAGE!
Dance:  MAJOR Class Schedule addition!

Previous updates can now be found on the Update Archive page.
Frequent Questions
For those who have asked, we have consolodated the FAQ pages in a single place, divided by subject. See the links below for recent questions, or follow the FAQ link above on the Menu Bar.

How do I Register, Pay and find out about Land allotments?
Directions on how to register, and why it looks a little odd. Also answers on land alotments, how to request land for your group, and how to register yourself or your family, how to pay, get RV space, what kind of land is available and what the site looks like.

What Activities are there and how do I get involved?
This is your event, not sponsored by a Kingdom or group.....but YOURS!  If you would like to teach a class, run a Tournament or Pas, or any Martial Activity, Class, Demo, check this FAQ page.

What about other questions, or info of things near the site?
Look in this FAQ for questions about travel to and from the site, and other general questions.

Have a question you don't see an answer for? Contact us ( and we will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours.
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