Shire of Isenfir

Welcome to Isenfir

The Shire of Isenfir is the local group of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) for the central Virginia area, including Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Nelson County, Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg, and Augusta and Rockingham Counties. The SCA is an international, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the study and selective re-creation of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Members attend events where they wear period clothing and assume period personas in order to learn in a more firsthand way what some aspects of medieval life were like. The SCA holds numerous regional and local events, and most groups also have a variety of local activities, some "in garb," some not.

The Shire of Isenfir has a thriving social schedule with activities to suit many tastes! We dance! We do Archery! We sew! We game!

During the global pandemic we are meeting virtually via activity specific platforms. Please reach out to for more information or a link to join us at one of our virtual activities. We will resume in person when local, State, and SCA guidance, volunteer, and site openings allow for it.

Renaissance Dance Archery Sewing Gaming

For full info see our full activities page!

Red Mountain Tavern! (Formerly Mead Hall)

2020 Red Mountain event CANCELED

November TBD, 2021

Great Hall of GemulitchpaltzViking Decoration of Red Mountain Mead Hall

The Shire of Isenfir has hosted Gemulitchplatz for three years and had a fabulous time at the cozy event. From 2017-2019, we have continued the tradition of a cozy event but changed the theme to Viking Mead Hall. Starting in 2020 it was supposed to go to Red Mountain Tavern, but was cancelled due to Covid-19. We look forward to returning in 2021!

Schedule is subject to change. Join the email list or check the Facebook group for the latest announcements.

For more information about Isenfir or the SCA, take a look at the Newcomer Information area, where you can request more information or browse the Kingdom Chatelaine's site. The Shire also maintains an email list for group discussions and announcements, which is a fine way to keep informed about the goings-on of the group, as nearly every activity is announced there. For more information, take a look at the Isenfir Mailing Lists page.