On behalf of the ISPA and The Legionaries and Supporters of Legio VI Ferrata Fidelas Constans would like to formally invite you to our
annual Castra Romana Festival of Rome, November 12, 2016. This event will be held at Givhans State Park in South Carolina. Knowing it is abit of a drive for most, we are pulling out all the stops (including lots of new stuff!!) to make this an experience you will not want to miss, and will never forget!
Any ancient re-enactors, Romans, Barbarians, Gladiators, SCAdians, and Civilians are invited! Vendors too!
While this event will be advertised and open to the public, our primary goal is to provide a unique experience to our participants.
To this end we have a great number of events which will interest the Roman Reenactor, be they soldier or civilian! If you have a unique
impression you would like to bring and add, please contact us. The last years have been an outstanding success, and this year will be even better!
Soldiers will get the opportunity to drill using researched and documented drill commands, show off there unique gear, gladiators will get to fight it out in the arena, and barbarians will get a chance show off there culture. We will also feature several demonstrations by the local Barony of Hidden Mountain from the Society for Creative Anachronism.
The highlight of the event will be the Centurios Convivium, a grande Roman Banquet and hosted by the Centurio. Ask anyone about our feast! The food alone is worth the drive!
Average Temperature in November in South Carolina is 65-75 degrees.
In addition there are few if any events on the calendar for that period of time. Plus the mosquitos are mostly dead! Legio VI will be onsite Thursday to Sunday, but you should try to arrive sometime Thursday or Friday unless you are setting up a special event or station. Re-enacting events start Friday at noon!! Public displays are limited to Saturday!
Vendors are welcome to set up a display, but we ask that they remain in period as much as they are able, and you must contact us as soon as possible. We have limited room for vendors, but will endeavor to accommodate you in the period market, or vendor row. Remember this event is being planned for the participants, so we need you to attend! Please RSVP via EMAIL by October 1st with firm numbers if at all possible (this is so we can plan the feast).
It is our sincerest hope you will plan to attend. We will have an excellent time, and want you to be there to celebrate the growth of Roman Living Archeology, at the best Castra Romana EVER!
Justus Rustius Longinus
Primus, Legio VI FFC