per person (covers Saturday lunch, drink and materials)
Special rates may be available at the Chalet
Landhaus in New Glarus (a short walk from Albion) for accommodations.
Contact Mike in
Albion Customer Service for more information.
Attendance is limited to 25 participants.
October 8, 2004
Social Gathering at Sportsmans Friday night 6:00 pm - ?
October 9th, 2004
Sessions are Saturday 10 am - 6 pm with working lunch (lunch
am - 1:00 pm
grounding in the construction and design of the Medieval Sword
Lecture and Discussion
pm - 3:00 pm
of Albion's facility
pm - 4:00 pm
making of an Albion Mark Next Generation Sword
pm - 5:00 pm
The Two Tools, The Body and the Sword
Swordsmanship Lecture and Demonstration
Academy of Medieval Arms
pm - 6:00 pm
with NextGen swords
Demonstration and Participation
and Free-form question and answer period with Peter and other
is located in scenic and historic New
Glarus is located in South Central Wisconsin, about a 30 minute
drive from Madison, 45 minutes from the Dane County Regional Airport
(Madison). New Glarus is about a 2 hour drive from Chicago/OHare.
Other events in New Glarus during SwordFest Weekend:
New Glarus Brewing Company
If there is enough interest, we may also be able to arrange for
a tour of the New
Glarus Brewing Company for SwordFest attendees.
October 8, 9, 10, 2004
October Festival is a multi-event weekend in New Glarus. October
Festival presents many activities in the Village Park throughout
the weekend including a program of traditional Swiss music, yodeling,
and alphorns. Other events customarily include farm wagon rides,
bake sale, local historical displays and craft demonstrations, children's
activities in the park, and plenty of other family fun. Did we
mention the Beer Tent?
October 9 , 2004
Light the Night Leukemia Walk
Join the "Light the Night" Leukemia Society 5K evening walk. It's
part of the Leukemia Society of America's national fund-raising
event. The inspiring, family-oriented walk, geared toward all ages
and fitness levels, follows a comfortable route through New Glarus.
October 10, 2004
Swiss Historical Village Events
The Swiss Historical Village will present a live cheese making demonstration
Sunday, October 10, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Historical Village
cheese factory. Cheese Masters from around Wisconsin will make Swiss
and other favorites in the antique copper cheese vats using production
methods dating to the 1800's.
For the details on these events, call the New Glarus Visitor Information
at (800) 527-6838
or (608) 527-2095.
For more information about the Village of New Glarus, go here.