Albion SwordFest
Weekend 2004

October 8th-9th, 2004

$125 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 is included)

Time Session Presenter
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Theoretical grounding in the construction and design of the Medieval Sword
Lecture and Discussion

Peter Johnsson
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tour of Albion's facility

Eric McHugh
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm The making of an Albion Mark Next Generation Sword

Eric McHugh
Jason Dingledine
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Two Tools, The Body and the Sword
Swordsmanship Lecture and Demonstration

Bob Charron
St. Martin's Academy of Medieval Arms
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Cutting with NextGen swords
Demonstration and Participation

Jason Dingledine
6:00pm - ? Cocktails and Free-form question and answer period with Peter and other Presenters


Albion is located in scenic and historic New Glarus, Wisconsin

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
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.

Albion offers a maintenance plan to keep your Albion Mark swords like new. Click here for details

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