A North Woods event in the heart of Roaring Wastes


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July 8-10, 2016


Updated 22 Jun 2016

Tyger Hunt 33

Historic Fort Wayne



6053 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48209

(Click here for pictures of previous Tyger Hunts)


This is an event doubling as a demo so let’s look sharp!

Media Released Photos

by Ron Lutz


Site Fee:

All weekend: $12 / adult, $6 / child up to 18

Members: $7 / adult, $1 / child up to 18

9 AM breakfast Saturday and Sunday included for members only*

Feast: $10 / Members only* / Limit 50

Includes dishes made during cooking demo

*Historic Fort Wayne policy

There will be regular tournaments all weekend


Armored combat - Rapier combat - Archery - Thrown weapons - Youth Combat



Site opens at 12 pm Friday for set-up

Saturday Schedule

9 am to 5 pm - Tyger Hunt Activities

10 am - Open to public

11 am & 2 pm - Organized public tour (Put on a show!)

4 pm - Closed to public

5 pm - Court

6 pm - Feast

7 pm - Revelry

12 midnight - Ghost tour

Sunday Schedule

9 am to 5 pm - Tyger Hunt Activities

10 am - Open to public

11 am & 2 pm - Organized public tour (Put on a show!)

4 pm - Closed to public

Site closes 6 pm Sunday

The fort is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm (The Historic Fort Wayne Coalition expects anywhere from 750-2000 people will pass through).

Pet friendly (on leash). No pets allowed in barracks or gym.

The site is bone dry during public hours. After 4 pm the site will be discretely damp. Bring your own beverage (and some to share. It is rumored that Battlefield Brewery will have a presence).

The fort conducts two guided tours, one at 11 am and one at 2 pm. At these times we will "put on a show" (For instance a grand melee). The Baron and Baroness of North Woods will also have a very short court at theses times. There will be some all day demo stations set up (woodworking, black smithing, cooking, fiber arts, armor try-on, etc.). Assistance with these stations would be greatly appreciated. The cooking demo will become the evening's feast after the public leaves.

Pavilions and pop-ups will be allowed inside of the fort during public hours. Camping overnight is allowed and encouraged. Mundane tents can be set-up inside of the fort after 4 pm but must be removed before the public arrives on Sunday. We will have a space allocated outside of the fort if you desire to leave your mundane tent up all weekend.

LOTS of crash space is available.

Inside the historic barracks: Bring a mattress / cot / bed roll and you can sleep on the floor on the first floor of the barracks or you can use one of the bunk beds upstairs that won't fit an averaged sized male but should be just fine for the average sized female. Did I mention the barracks is heated and air conditioned? However everything must be cleared out of the barracks before the public arrives.

Inside the gymnasium: The gym is located just outside the fort. Claim some space and leave it there all weekend. The gym will have SCA members keeping an eye on your stuff while you go visit the fort.

Mundane camping: There is open space between the gym and fort where mundane tents can be put up and left up all weekend.

Bring your raised fire pits - firewood provided for free.

There are modern flush toilets inside the barracks.

Cars will be allowed inside of the fort for unloading and loading only during non-public hours.

For lunch there will be a commercial hot dog stand available on site during public hours.

Merchants must sign an agreement with the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition to be allowed to sell their wares to the public. There a fee $40 payable to the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition. Merchants must sign a vendor agreement with Historic Fort Wayne. Merchants cannot sell food to the public.

The Nationally registered Historic Fort Wayne is located on the south side of the City of Detroit. The Fort is located in a secure, fenced area, patrolled regularly by the Detroit Police Department and Homeland Security. The only entrance to the Fort is through a manned security gate. SCA members will not have to pay for entrance to the fort.

Tyger Hunt feast 2016

1st Course – On the Table

  • Bread

  • Cheese

  • Fruit

2nd Course – A Polish Remove

  • Szynka Duszona z Ogorkami (Ham with cucumbers)

  • Kasza z Roznych Ziaren (Gruel of Mixed Grains)

3rd Course – An English Remove

  • Roast Beef

  • Peas Porridge

  • Salad

  • Sample of bacon pie

4th Course – Dessert

  • Pieczone Owoce po Krolewsku (Court dish of baked fruit)

  • Steamed pudding with custard













  Autocrat: Baron Maximilian der Zauberer (Site coordinator)  
( scheltem at yahoo dot com )
  Feast-o-crat: THL Catherine of Deva  

 ( catherineofdeva at aol dot com )

  Armored Combat MiC: TBD  


  Rapier Combat MiC: Warder Michael McCay  
( bmfiande at mtu dot edu )
  Archery MiC: Count Tarquin & Countess Aibhilin  

( aibhilin66 at yahoo dot com )

  Youth Combat MIC: Master Nyilas Kazmer  

( georgeandartie at comcast dot net )

  Throw Weapons MiC: Thorvalt Odinson  
(Firreman at gmail dot com)
  Pre-Reg make payable to:

SCA, Inc~The Riding of Hawkland Moor

  Mail to: Bob Scheltema  
    4262 Dickson Dr  
    Sterling Hts, MI 487310  



  Official Historic Fort Wayne Website  
  6053 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48209

-Take your best route to exit 46 off of I-75


-Turn South onto Livernois (One way road)


-Drive past the quaint architecture facades that are unfortunately typical of Detroit


-Livernois will take you straight to the security gate.

  Web Site Issues scheltem at yahoo dot com  
Tyger Hunt 2014  
    Tyger Hunt 2015