OK, so I’m ready to start. What should I bring to an event?
That depends on the type of event. There are two main types: day events and camping events.
Day events are easiest for easing into the SCA, and are usually relatively easier on the purse. Day events can include such things as tourneys, arts and science competitions, feasts, dancing, and much more. For these events, you should wear your costume and bring along feast gear (such as, wood, ceramic or pewter plates, bowls, goblets or cups, and utensils) if there is to be a feast. It is a good idea to bring along drinks and snacks such as bread, cheese, grapes, or nuts to nibble on throughout the day. Entertainments such as musical instruments, period games such as chess, and needlework can also be brought along. Also, a period-looking chair (such as a director’s chair) is useful. Alternatively, spreading a blanket on the ground is sufficient seating, with perhaps a cushion for comfort.