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The Barony of Iron Mountain’s Arts & Sciences Faire
At Iron Mountain's Arts and Sciences Event Magna Faire, artisans from around Meridies have the unique opportunity to enter not only one faire but two! Magna Faire is Iron Mountain's premier arts and sciences faire in which the competitors have the unique responsibility of judging each other. In conjunction with Magna Faire there is also a Kindgom Arts and Sciences Regional Faire where entries are judged with the same guidelines and caliber of judges as those of Kingdom Arts and Sciences. Competitors may choose to place one or all of their entries in one faire or both. The two faires run congruently so there is only one set up and display required. Regional Faire judges judge while Magna Faire is taking place. Please note that documentation is encouraged, but not required, for Magna Faire. Documentation is required for Regional and Kingdom Arts & Sciences Faires.
See the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Faire page for kingdom level guidelines and rules.
Arts and Sciences Categories
There are twelve Magna Faire categories. These categories are made up of a combination of the twenty-seven Kingdom Arts and Sciences Faire categories. In some cases, the Kingdom A&S category falls into more than one Magna Faire category: ex: a Ceramics and Glass (KA&S#6) entry would be in Domestic Arts (Magna Faire #3) if the entry is a vessel; under Accessories (Magna Faire #10) if it’s glass jewelry; and Fine Arts (Magna Faire #2) if it’s a majolica plate. The faire staff will determine into which Magna Faire category an item fits.
Categories: (Corresponding Kingdom A&S Categories for the Regional Faire are in parentheses)
In addition to the regular Magna Faire categories, there may be special themed or sponsored categories. Please check this year's event flyer or with the current fairecrat to see what other categories apply for this year's faire.
**NOTE: Entries that would normally be entered in the Kingdom A&S categories #22 Heraldic Display and #23 Historical Technology will be placed into whatever category the item fits. For example: a heraldic dress is a Costuming (Magna Faire #5) entry, while a hand-built loom is a Woodworking (Magna Faire #8) entry, but the wool spun on it is a Textile Arts (Magna Faire #4) entry.
Each category shall have a first place winner. Second and third place will be announced at the discretion of the Fairecrat. Two overall entrants will be awarded as well. These are:
Premier Entry – The Baron and Baroness, or others at their invitation, will choose the one entry (static or performance) which they feel is the most noteworthy. In addition to the wordfame that comes with such a high honor, the Premier Entry receives a worthy prize.
Magna Faire Champion – The Magna Faire Champion is the entrant with the highest point average of the entrants with multiple entries. The individual with the most entries is not necessarily the Magna Faire Champion. The Fairecrat will determine who is Champion. In the case of a tie, the Baron and Baroness, or their designee, will break the tie. In addition to the wordfame that comes with such a high honor, the Magna Faire Champion receives free admission to Iron Mountain baronial events for one year, as well as any other prizes the Fairecrat may give.
Documentation is encouraged, but not required, for Magna Faire.
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