Information for New Attendees

What to expect?

  • Period army food and comradeship.
  • Combat patrols during the day, work details, and a soldier's life.
  • Mud! Drizzle, wild animals and creepy crawlies
  • Lots of firewood, and details to carry it to the fires
  • Cold.

Please remember this a reenactment event. There are no paved roads and the possibility of rain, cold, mud, and barbarian invasions exist.

A Bit about Ancient Reenacting

Join either the victorious Roman Army or the Noble Celtic Barbarians at Roman Times, located in BOYDS, MARYLAND on 140 acres of private land. There are several ponds, woods, fields, and many places for Celts and courageous Romans to interact in meaningful and constructive ways (and not always with swords...).

We look forward to seeing you around the campfire. There are a few rules for the safety of participants that we are expected to follow.

  1. No drugs are allowed, period.
  2. Alcohol will be permitted, but there will be no alcohol given to or consumed by minors (under age 21) at any time.
  3. Campfires will be built only in authorized fire pits.
  4. Campfires will have a fire watch? At all times. NO UNATTENDED FIRES WILL BE ALLOWED.
  5. The Roman Group will have a leader, as well as the Celtic Group. These persons will be responsible for fire prevention and your safety. In an emergency, please listen to them and be vigilant about the fire risk.
  6. Upon arrival, please sign in and let the staff know if there are any medical conditions or allergies which we need to know about (bee stings, food allergies, diabetes, etc.) Small children left unattended will be sold as galley slaves; small children who are supervised will be welcome to stay.
  7. The owner of the land and the staff will not be held responsible for accidents, injury, or lost items. Please be careful and obey the rules. Holes, ropes, fires, wild animals, debris, old metal bits, all can be encountered. Safety is everyone's responsibility!
  8. Any infraction of the above rules could mean expulsion from the site.

Additional Information

Our event takes place on private property, please observe the following:

  • This is an Ancient Reenactment, participants should strive for authenticity. You can pitch your modern tent near the parking area, talk your way into someone's period tent, or just pull up a warm sheepskin next to one of the camp fires. BE SURE TO REVIEW the authenticity guidelines and remember to keep ALL non-period items hidden!!
  • There may be events when the temperature will typically be in the 40s to 50s during daylight. At night, it will be colder hence the wool and warm skins.
  • Wood for fires will be provided (available at the fort/camp)
  • Bathrooms will be available (in the barn).
  • There IS a shower (in the barn) provided for the convenience of those travelers from far away (no more stares at the BP station on the way home)
  • Hay will be provided for bedding (if requested. You will be told if there is a charge and how much it will be.)
  • Water will be available (bring your own containers please. Each of us usually brings a gallon of processed water.)
  • Celtic reenactors should contact the designated clan leader for the location of their campsite.
  • Individual Cohorts and Legionnaires may make camp as terrain allows, however a turf wall and ditch has been constructed for a Roman styled camp. Fellow legions are invited to camp within the fort/camp area.
  • Roman military tunics should be a rust, brick or dark RED color. Other color tunics must be approved by the event staff prior to the event.
  • Tents that expect to be located in the fort or active camp area MUST be tan, brown, or leather. No white tents are allowed in the Fort or active camp area. White tents are allowed ONLY in any designated area for general camping.

*These Guidelines used and modified by Rob Zienta with the permission of Rusty Meyers and Clash of Iron.

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