Provost Challenge!
Rapier fighting for everyone!

Provost Challenge is the oldest, continuous rapier only event in the Kingdom. Founded in AS XXXIX, the year we went Kingdom, Provost has a proud history of providing rapier fighting for all who want.

No matter your abilities you are welcome. You can authorize in the morning and fight in the tournament in the afternoon.

You do NOT need to be a Provost, Cadet or student of any School or Master to attend.

See our Facebook group to keep up to date.

Don’t just read history, live it!

We are the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA) shire that covers all of central South Dakota. The SCA is a Living History group dedicated to learning about and living va-rious cultures from before 1600. We like to say we recreate the best parts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance without the bad. So no religious wars, chamber pots emptied out the window or Bubonic Plague! But lots of doing of art, music, cooking, sewing, metal craft, calligraphy, and combat.  While dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, you can experience tournaments, royal courts, feasts, and dancing.

We have other get-togethers throughout the month. Keep up to date by joining the Shire Facebook group.

All ages are welcome. The SCA is a great place to make friends and learn new skills. Find out more at

What is the SCA like?

Want to get some more views of the SCA? Here are some great articles that will give you a glimpse into the best of what the SCA can offer.

Check out this article at Gamer-XP written by an SCA member it will help you get the proverbial “big picture”.

This blog article was written by someone who is not an SCA member. It captures the magic of a day at an SCA event.

A 5-minute article from NBC news about Pennsic in 2012.

Finally, here is a wonderful and long article about Pennsic – the largest of all SCA events. Pennsic is the Superbowl, Lollapalooza, Burning Man, and State Fair of the SCA all rolled into one glorious two week package.

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