"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.”
A note from the Autocrat:
It is an amazing and humbling thing when people work together toward a common goal. My staff for Return to Crecy did just that. They gave their all and a little bit more. No one stepped away without contributing to the event's success even if life, health, or loss prevented them from attending or staying the whole weekend with us. To them, I give my thanks and hope we have an opportunity to work together again.
To Van Hoy Family and Staff, Thank you for your hospitality.
To you, our guests, thank you for coming!
To my amazing Canton of Middlegate, thank you for trusting me to put forth our vision at Return to Crecy.
Evidence of the Romans centuries earlier is present in the Village of Van Hoy, with a amphitheater large enough to host tournaments, a market place and the shoppes of artisans protected from any weather that may come through, plus the Roman baths for all to enjoy on a hot summer day, but today, the air is thick with the sounds and sights of war.
The sky is black with English arrows. The ground thunders as the French cavalry charges. The great clash of weapons on shields is heard as the battle lines meet. Join us at Crecy, during the Hundred Years War. Help the French or English win the day. Crecy, France will be moved to the VanHoy Campground in Harmony, North Carolina, for a day of thrown weapons, archery, armored combat, combat archery, youth combat, rapier combat, siege combat, cavalry, entertainment, drumming through the night, an artisan's row, merchants and an arts and sciences competition.
The event starts Friday at 6:00 pm, 22 June and closes at 1:00 pm Sunday, 24 June, 2018. There will be a Traveler’s Feast available at check in Friday for an extra $5.00 per person (ages 9 and under free). The check in station closes at 10:00 pm, Friday, and will be open from 8:00 am through 2:00 pm Saturday. The Annual Crecy Potluck supper will happen again. All are invited, meat will be provided, bring a side to share.
Everyone chooses to be French or English. Each activity has one or more scenarios where the participant can earn Crecy Battle points for their side. At the end of the day, the points for each side will be totaled and the side with the most accumulated points wins the Battle of Crecy.
For information about the historical Crecy battle, click here: