Festival of Elvegast – The Taming of the Shrew!

The Canton of Elvegast presents the 2023 Festival of Elvegast – The Taming of the Shrew – April 13, 2024!

Come join us in an immersive event in the Italian peninsula during the 16th century! We will present the Shakespeare play, The Taming of the Shrew, and cultural immersion into Shakespeare’s era. Putting cultural context around Shakespeare’s play, we will explore Italian 16th century culture through clothing, food, games, music, and some fun fighting scenarios!

Activities Celebrating the Italian Renaissance!

  • Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew” will be performed at 3:00pm.
  • Bardic Tavern
  • A&S Contests
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Heavy Weapons and Archery
  • and more! See each activity tab above for details.

Reservations/Admission Fee: SCA members $15, non-members $20, youth (5-17) $10, child (0-4) free

Feast Information: See FEAST information tab. Feast tickets are $15.

Payments: All fees must be paid in either cash or paper check. No online payment options are available. No credit card options are available at site.

Reservations: Master Manus MacDhai (Scott Dean) Email: mmacdhai AT gmail DOT com

Send paper checks ahead of time to Scott Dean; 1315 Castalia Dr.; Cary, NC 27513 Email: mmacdhai AT gmail DOT com Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Canton of Elvegast Paper checks can also be used to pay at the site.

Site: Schley Grange Hall; 3416 Schley Road; Hillsborough, NC 27278

Hours: Site opens at 9 AM & Closes at 10:00pm

Event Steward’s Information: Lady Benetessa (Sharon Walker) benetessa AT gmail DOT com

Deputy Event Steward’s Information: Lady Dyrfinna (Stephanie Taylor-Morgan)103 Onyx Lane, Knightdale, NC 27545, 919-602-7643, aine0021 AT gmail DOT com

Site restrictions: No Alcohol, No smoking allowed in building. Pets must be on a leash or otherwise controlled and contained by the owner. **Trash must be taken with you when site closes. There will be no use of dumpster on site.


East: I-40 EI-85 N. Take a left on to US-70 E for 2.5 miles. Turn left on to N. Churton St for .5 Miles. Turn right on NC-57 N for 5 miles to Schley Rd.

NorthWest: I-85 S. Take exit 173 and turn right on Cole Mill Road. In 3.7 miles turn right on Pleasant Green Rd. In 5 miles Schley Hall will be at the end of the road.

South: Follow I-40 N to Exit 207B NC147 N. In 12 miles merge onto I-85 S. Exit 170 on to US 70 for .2 miles then right on to Pleasant Green Rd for 15 miles. Hall will be on left.