The Shire of Thornwold (Bellingham – Whatcom County, WA )
Date: September 12 , 2008 until September, 14 2008
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on September 12th 2008
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on September 14th 2008
Hovander Homestead Park
5299 Nielson Ave.
Ferndale, WA 98248
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Greetings to one and all!
The Shire of Shittemwoode would like to thank Their Excellencies, Aquaterra and Lions Gate for the honor of battling it out for the rights to the blessed Royal Hunting Preserve September 12th -14th
The theme of the event will be Agriculture or more directly Agronomy – a branch of agriculture dealing with field crop production. We plan on having Ithra classes, Guild displays, Bardic and many contests related to this theme.
7 War Points will be allotted as follows: 1 Field Combat (open field, bridge & castle scenarios), 1 Archery, 1 Rapier, 1 Bardic, 1 Arts, 1 Sciences and 1 Service.
Bardic point entries must characterized by the event theme.
Arts point entries shall be a documented, head-worn item.
Science point entries shall be a document, agricultural tool (sorry no animals qualify)
Service points will be awarded by volunteers claiming their service for gate, safety watch, waste management, setup/take down to a Baronial roster.
Tentative Event Schedule
4:00 PM Site Opens
5:00 – 8:00 Ithra & Volunteer Registration at Autocrat’s Point
Kitsch contest entries and silent auction items can be dropped off.
9:00 PM Autocrat’s Meeting at Gate
(everybody in charge of anything needs to attend)
9:00 AM Volunteer Signup at Autocrat’s Point
A&S Pavilion: Contest Entry Sign up
Silent auction items are accepted
Equestrian Signup and Activities Begin
10:00 AM Opening Court
Ithra Classes Break for Court
Archery Range Opens
Equestrian Archery (begins after Opening Court)
Baronial Sargents’ Game: Air Biffy Bocce (after Opening Court)
11:00 AM Armor Inspection
12:00 PM War Begins
Shire Silent Auction begins.
Siege Cooking Contest begins
1:00 PM Peasant’s Revolt (see Autocrats’ Point for directions to The Cloister)
3:00 PM Box Tourney begins
Rapier War begins
Equestrian Archery Closes (General riding opportunities upon marshal availability)
Best Horse Barding Judging directly after Archery Event
Youth Combat on War Field (tentative)
Brewers Contest judging at A&S pavilion
4:00 PM Shire Silent auction ends. Items may be picked up and paid for.
4:30 to 5 PM A&S Contests will be judged at A&S pavilion
Siege Cooking Judged at Autocrats Point
6:00 PM Evening Court and preliminary War Point Tally
All Entries from the auction should be picked up by now.
8:00 PM Torchlight Tourney
Game: Predator & Prey signup & rules
9:30 PM Bardic Competition
Activites for this day are TBD: Archery Range will be open, Ithra Classes still ongoing – Schedule provided at Autocrats’ Point, possible Youth Combat and Rapier events depending on number of interested parties.
10:00 AM Equestrian Challenges begin
2:00 PM Closing Court – War Point Tally
4:00 PM Site Closes
Age 18 and over SCA members – $12.00 US; Correction) Age 17 to 6 – $8.00 US; 5 and under free; Family Cap of $40.00 US. Canadian cash will be exchanged for US dollars prior to paying site fee. Sorry, no Canadian checks accepted.
We are required to collect a non-member surcharge of $3.00 US for all non-members who are 18 or over.
NOTE: RV/Modern Campers are subject to (Correction) Whatcom Co Parks $10/Night surcharge regardless of amenities available. This site has no power, water or sewer drop. This additional fee of $10/night will be collected at Gate in addition to posted site fees.
Important Site Info:
*Site opens 4 PM Friday and closes at 4 PM Sunday (Addition)
*No Water onsite – please bring enough water for each person for 2 days. Local amenities and grocery close to site.
*All pets required to leashed; all waste picked up and disposed by owner.
*Dumpster and Recycling containers will be available.
*RVs & Campers will be in a designated area – No exceptions.
*Period camping areas are available.
*Plan for all-weather in a freshly mown grass/hay field (hay fever, grass stalks, divots, gopher holes, etc.)
More event information will be presented as the season continues. Merchant registration and questions to be directed to the Autocrat, Countess Octavia Laodice by email firstname.lastname@example.org.