Driving Notes: If you're on I-94, take exit 157 and drive north for about 3 minutes. The entrance to the campsite will be on your left. (But if you have difficulty finding us, just call Guest Services at 734-546-0975, and our staff will guide you to the site.)
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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Event - August 31 - September 2, 2018
Join us at this special weekend encampment in a beautiful rustic atmosphere as we celebrate Cynnabar's 40 years with competitive prize tournaments, an elegant ball, delicious food, and all the pageantry we're known for.
- Friday evening soiree with finger food, drinks, gambling, and the Elephant's Jubilee game!
- Saturday complimentary camper's breakfast tavern, archery, thrown weapons, rapier, armored, Arts & Sciences Craftsperson Village, lunch tavern, baronial court, complimentary feast, evening "Birthday Ball," and party
- Sunday complimentary camper's breakfast tavern, regional armored and rapier practices, archery woods walk, and lunch tavern
We are pleased to share our tentative event schedule so you can see the fun we have planned, but note that all events are subject to change.
An event program will be provided at the site -- feel free to download and view it in advance.
Here are a few of the fabulous prizes you can win by participating in our Prize Tournaments!
Your site fee gives you access to delicious foods at this weekend-long event! All participants are welcome to enjoy the food and beverages provided at both evening parties — as well as our Saturday night feast! Those guests spending the night will also have access to a breakfast held at the main lodge both mornings. Lunch taverns will be made available both days at an additional charge. Please review this link to see our full menus, and costs where appropriate, for each day. Questions about menus and ingredients should be directed to Baroness Hannah ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cedar Lake Outdoor Center
Waterloo Recreation Area
2500 Pierce Road
Chelsea, MI 48118
The Cedar Lake Outdoor Center is a beautiful, quiet site that feels far away from the modern world. It’s easy to find: If you're on I-94, take exit 157 and drive north for about 3 minutes. The entrance to the campsite will be on your left. (But if you have difficulty finding us, just call Guest Services at 734-546-0975, and our staff will guide you to the site.)
In addition to tent camping, this site also has eight cabins available for guests. Cabins have electricity and mattresses, and flush toilets are located near each set of cabins. There are showers near the main dining hall. A complimentary camper's breakfast tavern will be served for all overnight guests in the main lodge from 8:00 am to 9:30 am.
This site is pet friendly. (Pets must be leashed.) Responsible alcohol consumption is allowed. Fires are permitted in designated fire pits only.
This site is wet (alcohol may be consumed by individuals age 21 and older).
Cabin beds are $10 each, and camping in tents is free!
For those who reserved cabins, remember to bring pillows, sheets, and blankets! The cabins have mattresses but no bed linens.
Cabins do have electricity (lights and outlets). Toilets/showers with modern plumbing are located near each group of cabins.
Remaining cabin beds are first-come, first-served and will be available at gate. Each cabin bed is $10 for the weekend (Friday and Saturday nights).
1 Adult Registration (18+), Friday-Sunday: $30
1 Adult Registration (18+), Saturday only: $25
Children (17 and under) are free ($0).
Site registration for Saturday includes feast and party food on Saturday evening. Site registration for the entire weekend includes all this, plus party food on Friday and breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday!
Thanks to a Generous Donation from the Populace, all attendees may receive the member rate.
Gate will be open during these times:
Friday: 5:00-9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Attendance on Sunday is free.
Note: Guests who pre-registered receive a $5 discount per attendee. Pre-registration closed on August 15.
Whether you're a newcomer to the Society for Creative Anachronism or are just curious about who we are and what we do, we invite you to join us
at Ruby Jubilee! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet us and get a taste for what the SCA has to offer: fighting, dancing, arts and crafts, food, and more!
Here are some things you should plan to bring to the event:
- All the toiletries and medications you would normally bring with you on an overnight trip
- If you’re staying in a cabin: Pillow and sleeping bag or blankets
- If you’re staying in your own tent: Your tent, plus bedding and anything you want to make it more comfortable
- A cup or mug, a plate or bowl, and silverware (napkins and a plastic bag for dirty dishes can also be nice to have)
- Cash money for the entry fee and lunch taverns
- Your best attempt at medieval or Renaissance clothing (it doesn’t have to be perfect!)
- Equipment for any activities you want to do (we have some loaner gear, too)
If you do not have any medieval or Renaissance clothing to wear, we have clothes to lend! Just send an email to the event steward, Baroness Kasha Alekseeva, at email@example.com by August 24.
We are really excited about having youth at our event and want to make it as easy as possible for you and your family
to attend and have a good time! That’s why this event has no site fee for anyone 17 and under.
Please see our youth attendance policy for information about what you need to do if you are bringing a minor to the event.
If you or your children have any dietary restrictions, please review the menus before you come. Cooks can often be flexible if you let them know ahead of time what your needs are (the earlier, the better!). They can also answer questions about individual dishes if needed.
Although we are offering a handful of activities that are aimed mostly at kids, our goal is to have as many activities as possible where kids and adults can interact and work together. Click here for a (partial) list of activities that youth can participate in at Ruby Jubilee.
If you have any questions, or if you’d like to let us know what we can do to make this event go more smoothly for you and your family, please contact THL Ceara inghean Mhuirgheasa, our Youth Activities coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday’s Craftsperson Village will include hands-on arts and sciences activities of many kinds, including bead-making, woodworking with a lathe, a medieval-style “doctor” consultation, and more! We are still looking for participants and would love to have you! If you’re interested in displaying or teaching about your area of interest, please sign up here.
Saturday evening's "Birthday Ball" begins at 8:00 pm. Join us for dancing, dessert, drinks, and a newly-invented Cynnabar-themed game! Click here to view the dance sets and additional information.
If you are a merchant and would like to set up a booth at Ruby Jubilee, please contact our Merchant Coordinator, Baron Tairdelbach ua Conaill, at email@example.com.
At Ruby Jubilee, you are our Guest at our Anniversary Party! Our Guest Services staff will provide you with "live" travel directions and local area (Chelsea, Michigan) recommendations, in addition to site wayfaring and continuous event schedule updating. We will also provide an electronic charging station (medical items have priority).
For day-of-event directions, call (734) 546-0975, and our staff will guide you to the site.