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Sep 23

Fighter + Support Invite: The Vermont Cheese Cup

September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - September 24, 2023 @ 9:00 PM


First three team Captains to sign up their team will receive a 10% off coupon from Buhurt Tech.

€450 in Gift Cards from Historicum

$300 in Gift Cards from GS Studio Armour Workshop

$250 in Gift Cards from Medieval Extreme

$200 in Gift Cards from Forge of Svan

$150 in Gift Cards from Soft Warrior Sparta

$150 in Gift Cards from American Buhurt

Two Certificates for Custom Fit Gambesons, worth over $200 each, from Yefimova Nataliya at Quilted Armor

Ten 15% off coupons from Viking Market

Links to these generous vendors below.

The Vermont Cheese Cup: Rumble at Retreat Farm

Come join us for the first annual Vermont Cheese Cup: Rumble at Retreat Farm for two full days of brutal melees, epic duels and matched profights here in Brattleboro (Southern Vermont). We’re excited to bring the sport we all know and love to Southern Vermont finally — and our local Vermont community is amped: we’ve got a 24ft by 32ft tabletop list, fun local and armored combat prizes, cash pools and cash prizes, and… obviously THE WINNING MELEE TEAMS GET THE BIG WHEEL OF AWARD-WINNING VERMONT CHEESE (literally— we’re throwing down Vermont style).

As you sit down to plan your 2023 fighting year, add in this new event to sharpen your steel, gather with community, and match your skill against fighters you’ve always wanted to meet.

Like gorgeous fall foliage?

Fighting in 70 degree weather with low humidity?

A field of food trucks, an outdoor bar with live music, and a big Vermont event that centers all on our list and fighting prowess?

A fighter after party at a Beer Garden less than a mile from the venue?

Cash prizes in addition to epic local VT prizes (our team is spending the year fundraising locally just to give fighters more money)?

Come on over for a weekend you won’t forget (and see if you earn the right to call yourself The Big Cheese, yes — the cheese puns aren’t gonna stop).

Generous Sponsors:

Event Details:

Fighters can enter the 5v5 melees, the duels tournament or profights (which will be matched ahead of time). Mercs can enter separately from teams and either join a merc team or be matched with an existing team. Duel brackets will include: longsword, shield, buckler, polearm and poleaxe. If there is interest, there will also be a Rookie bracket.

The fighting will take place outside in a 24ft by 32ft tabletop list. Fighters will have an indoor area to kit up and store armor that will be locked safely at night within our venue location.

Camping is free and available onsite, and there is a discount available for fighters at the famous local Latchis Hotel in Downtown Brattleboro (1 mile from the venue, and walking distance to 3 bars, the fighter after party, and great restaurants).

Registration Details:

This is not a for profit event — we’re fighting at and in event partnership with an awesome local Vermont venue that supports community agriculture and food security in the area, and all fighter registration fees will go to compensating our wonderful support staff who show up day of to keep us safe and run a smooth and professional weekend.

Fighter Registration Link:

Support Registration Link:

Payment is not due on registration. Event organizers will reach out to all registered folks via email to initiate the payment process on May 1, 2023.

Registration Fees:

Team melee: $75 (min 5 fighters, max of 8 fighters)
Merc for melee: $20 (either we’ll match you to a team or create a full merc team)
Pro fight: $20 (matched ahead of time)
Duels: $10 flat fee, $10 per each entered duel tournament*

*We’re especially psyched about the duels tournament set up, and it merits a slight explanation. Here’s an example: say you’re a fighter who wants to enter just the longsword tournament. You pay $20 total. The first $10 flat fee goes towards support staff. The second $10 for entering the longsword tournament goes into a prize pool. Say there’s 10 fighters in the longsword tournament: that’s $100 (plus event prizes full of Vermont flavor — get ready for maple syrup and whisky!).


Alright! We’re pumped to make Retreat Farm in Southern Vermont the next new location for this sport, and appreciate the enthusiasm we’ve already been getting from international and national fighters to head our way in Fall 2023.

Our goal is to put on a serious event for fighters to have a great time in and out of the list. We’d love to share our famous Vermont hospitality with you at the best time of year for outdoor fighting, cider donuts, craft beers, cheese, and whisky (see there’s something for everyone ;))!

Please reach out if you’ve got questions, or there’s anything you’d love to see at the event.

See you in the list everyone!

Will, and Team VAC


September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
September 24, 2023 @ 9:00 PM


Retreat Farm
45 Farmhouse Square
Brattleboro, VT 05301
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