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Come for the Swords...
Stay for the Swords.

It's time to get WEIRD Austin...

January 27-29 2023

Join us in Austin, Texas for our annual Weird Open event where you can fight, camp, and have fun.  This year you will be able to compete in Longsword, Sword & Buckler, Rapier, and Harness.  You can also opt for the WEIRD track which means you compete in all weapons then an additional pool where it's one exchange rotating through weapons.  There will also be some fun additions like the HEMA-O-Lympics and, of course, plenty of time to free spar.

Find the full set of rules and requirements here:

WEIRD 2023 Rules

Have some Questions? See our FAQ for more information.

Camp On-Site

Camp with us!  Just bring a tent to set up residence in our little sword village or just lay out a sleeping bag under the "stars".


Light Fare Provided

All day long, feel free to grab a cup of coffee, make yourself a sandwich, or just grab a granola bar.  Saturday night will be pizza party fun delivered to the event.


There are shower facilities on site so you feel your best after hitting friends all day.  Be sure to bring a towel and toiletries. 


There will be multiple opportunities to test your skills whether it's longsword, rapier, or the WEIRD weapons track new this year.


Get ready run yourself or a team through an obstacle course that will test technique, dexterity, and possibly your ability to giggle at yourself, but fun no matter what.

Sunday Funday

No more getting kicked out after we wake up.  This year the event is extended to offer heavy harness fighting, water bottle cutting, and more time to fight or socialize.

Previous Weird Opens



Weird Open 2023
January 27-29th


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