Merchants in Venice

The Canton of Axed Root presents:

Merchants in Venice
June 30, 2018


Site Information and Directions
Location: Oakwood Road Community Center (2500 Oakwood Road, Ames, IA 50014)
Directions: From I-35 at Ames, IA, take IA-30 west to University Blvd., turn south to the Round-about and turn west onto Oakwood Road. The site will be on the left.
Google Map to Site

Site Opens at 8:00am
Site Closes at 8:00pm

Event Registration
Adult Registration (18+): $15.00
Adult Member Discount Registration: $10.00
Teen Registration (13-17): $5.00
Child Registration (under 12): Free
Family Registration Cap: $45.00
(with Member Discount):
Make Checks payable to:
SCA, Inc. – Canton of Axed Root

Activities around the Lagoon

Bellini, Gentile; Procession in Piazza S. Marco; 1496; Tempera and oil on canvas, 367 x 745 cm; Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Piazza San Marco

Carnevale Masque Competition – Bring or Build on Site your best interpretation of a Venetian Carnevale Masque.
Gaming – Game of Goose, Cards, and other games will be available.

Gondola Races – Build a papier mache/cardboard Venetian Gondola to race around our Arsenal Course.

The Canton of Axed Root will be holding two silent auctions at the Merchants in Venice event on Saturday, June 30th.

The Lampworkers of Axed Root will be holding a Silent Auction with offerings representing the ancient traditions of the Glassworkers of Venice. Funds raised will go to purchasing equipment for new students.

All proceeds from the second auction will go toward A Home for EveryBunny (, Iowa’s only rabbit specific rescue group.  As rabbit care is much different than that of cats and dogs, rabbits often go without the care they need in shelters.  A Home for EveryBunny provides a network of foster homes, each outfitted with the specialized care and equipment needed for the success and health of each rabbit.

Items up for bidding will include glass from our lampworkers, SCA items, as well as modern items.  There will be real, and adoptable, bunnies on site!  If you are interested in donating any items or have any questions, please feel free to contact Zaneta Baseggio (gnightstar AT gmail DOT com).

Piazza Rialto
A variety of Merchants will be available.

The Canton will be holding a Market-style Inn around Lunch time. A number of food selections will be available for free will donation throughout the Piazza Rialto (Main Room). Please bring your feast gear if you can, we would love to cut down on trash if possible!