From The Page (October, 1982):
Merchants, entertainers, craftsmen and all sundry folk are invited to attend the Merchant's Faire and Black Swan Tavern on Oct 16 and 17 in the Principality of Cynagua.
If you've been wondering what to do with that 10 yards of material (or trim) that was "such-a-deal" but you realize that you really can't stand the color - well, this is for you.
As you would expect to find in 16th century England market place, BARTERING is the word for the day, however, your coins can still be used for purchase of goods and services. The BLACK SWAN TAVERN (Mike and Steven, proprietors) will be open for business on Saturday eve. Light and dark ale, hot mulled wine, and cider will be served at a reasonable cost. Gaming will also be encouraged (the inn-keeper is not beyond dicing for a mug of ale!) - as well as entertainment (the better you please the crowd the more likely your flagon will be filled).
Plus, there will also be an on-going Quest for the "True Philospher Stone" -- the prize will make your sleuthing efforts worth your while. Also, a Continental Breakfast will be served on Sunday for a small fee of $1.00. Advance reservations for booth space is highly recommended. Send with your reservations a brief description of what you intend to barter or sell (be it services or goods), what your booth set-up will be (approx. 12 x 12 area), and a SASE for more information.
For additional details on booth set-up, contact Viscountess Christianna Eyvinsdottier at (phone). For general information, contact the Autocrat, Brighid ni Roane at (phone).
Description of this event (if any) taken from The Page.
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