Date: October 5 , 2012 until October, 7 2012
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on October 5th 2012
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on October 7th 2012
Sacajawea State Park
2503 Sacajawea Park Rd.
Pasco, WA 99301
Click here for more information about this location such as site amenities, rules, and restrictions.
The Barony of Wastekeep invite One and All to once again join us
for Baron’s Ball at lovely Sacagawea State Park on the
beautiful Columbia River.
are interested in competing for Championships in A&S or Bardic
then here is your chance. Link for Baronial
A&S Championship Criteria
Baron’s Ball 2012 is shaping up to be one of the biggest (of not
THE biggest) and best Baron’s Balls of all time. Join us
Friday night for the Ball. Saturday night join the ShipCrew
as they host the knighting vigil for Erik Daegarsson. Saturday and
Sunday – all the fighting and activities you can handle with
dancing, feasting, contests, awards, and fun for all.
Feast on Saturday evening will be potluck with the Barony supplying
the meat. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert to
serve 10 to share. Sunday
afternoon there will be the Traditional Rapier Rose tournament.
Entrants must have an inspiration present to fight for.
Friday Oct 5th, 2012
NOON …. Site Open!
Dance class before Ball
Evening Ball on the eric, Come out and enjoy the candlelight and
Saturday Oct 6th, 2012
Court – List and Armor inspection immediately
open for setup of Arts and Sciences Contests
Traditional War Style Tournament will begin!
2:00pm A belly
dance workshop (place TBD)
Judging for the best use of heraldry to mark your child at the
heralds day shade.
4:00pm Judging of Arts and Sciences
Championship. Also judging for the best use of
heraldry in an encampment at the heralds day
shade (or in your encampment if the item is too large to
5:00pm Feast will be served
– please remember to bring a contribution for feast to feed
6:30pm Evening Court
Sunday Oct 7th, 2012
List and Armor inspection for The Rose Rapier Tourney
12:30pm (ish) Closing
Closed, Please make sure your campsite is cleaned up.
The Archery Range will be setup both days for your pleasure.
Please check with the archery marshal for times.
If you are part of Ship Crew and traveling for Eric
Dagarson’s Vigil, we will have a spot reserved for your
group. Gate will be able to point you in the right
RV’s are welcome, however there are NO hook ups.
Feast Information: There will be a feast for all to enjoy
Saturday evening, with the Barony of Wastekeep providing the meat
and bread. Please bring a dish to feed 8-10 people to
contribute to the feast.
hear the words of Baron Styrkarr:
Tourney rules for Baron’s Ball – fought in the style of a 12th
centure Normal team tournament.
When you die you report your loss and the name or number of the
person who killed you to the list table. At the end of
the day the person with the highest Wins – Losses total is the
Prize: Custom made and decorated rawhide Styrkarr-sword.
There will be 5 “quarters” of fighting (2 with castle, 1 open
field, and 2 on the cliff).
For one of the five “quarters” a fighter may fight with a weapon
longer than the Baron’s boar spear (7’4″)
For one of the five “quarters” a fighter must fight with a weapon
shorter than 4′
All other “quarters” your weapon may not be longer than the Baron’s
boar spear (7’4″)
Arts and Sciences Contests:
We will again be having our Baronial Arts and
Sciences Championship, rules can be found
here:. In addition we will be having our ever
popular “Populace Choice contest”.
Announcement: I Luaithrenn the Falconer’s Wife, am sponsoring
a contest at Baron’s Ball!! With PRIZES!!! After much consultation
with People Who Know About These Things, it has been determined
that we need more heraldry at our events. No, not people yelling
things outside of your tent at 7am (although those are important
announcements, and you should listen to them!), I’m talking about
heraldry that we can see. To that end, I will be sponsoring a
BEST USE OF HERALDRY!!!
The contest will be in three categories, with a PRIZE to be awarded
in each! The categories are:
1. Best use of heraldic device or symbol on your field/war garb
(NOT your shield) in the armored combat tourney/war held on
2. Best use of heraldic device or symbol on your tourney garb (NOT
your shield or mask) in the rapier tourney to be held on Sunday
3. Best use of heraldic device or symbol to mark your children (if
they are lost, to whom shall we return them???) (to be judged on
4. Best use of heraldry in Court Garb (to be judged on
5. Best use of heraldic device or symbol to enhance your
Did I mention that there would be PRIZES???
Those prizes will be as follows:
1. To the winner of the contest for beast armored combat garb will
go: A wooden viking storage box made by Master Ulrik, with a
beautiful space on top for you to place your own device;
2. To the winner of the best marking of the children will go: a
period-style portable “tent” for the little ones;
3. To the winner of the best encampment decoration will go: Two
strands of hand made glass beads in baronial colors, made by HL
4. To the winner of the best Court Garb contest will go: a viking
storage box, suitable for decoration with your own device.
5. To the winner of the best use of heraldry in the rapier
tournament will go: many beautiful silver buttons to enhance your
already pretty garb.
And many thanks to the artists and craftspersons who are making
these items. Your skills are much appreciated!!!
So, if that whets your appetite, get busy and get those entries
ready! Barons Ball is just around the corner:)
Baron’s Ball, Saturday, October
Sample the Ottoman Turkish Dance
Part One: Folk
Part Two: Danse Orientale (or
Danse du Ventre)
Each part will be roughly 40 min,
times to be determined on Saturday
and announced in Morning
We have just received some
information about the site for Barons Ball and
like to inform you all of some
updates. It appears that Sacajawea park also
planned a “haunted forest”
happening on Saturday night (October 6, 2012).
will be moderns setting up the
haunted forest sometime after noon and the event
will be taking place starting at
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. With this happening we
will be seeing some tram buses,
coming into the park and dropping ppl off by the
boat launch area. They will be
dropped off behind black curtains/walls so they
can not walk over in our area.
During the time of 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
we will be hearing some “strange”
noises some of which might be screaming,
chainsaws, spooky music and of
course the all popular crow cannons.
Reid, the park ranger says they
should be all cleared out around Midnight.
Also, due to the tram buses coming
in and having to turn around the park rangers
have informed us that we will not
be able to park the RV’s where we normally do.
As soon as we get onto site on
Friday we will find out where we can
One other update, they will be
having sprinklers on Friday morning and are
planning on turning them off til
10:30 am, so set up will be starting at 10:30 am
and at that time we will start
setting up the baronial pavilion and the
We hope that you all understand
that this is something that we did not plan
happening, and we the wonderful
group of people that we are will make the
of the small disturbance
HL Rowena Kyncaidd (Sandy Parchen) 405 N. 23rd Ave. Pasco Wa.
509-541-4690 (no calls after 8:30 please).
Weekend: Adult (18 & up) $15,
Youth (6-18) $10, children under 6 free.
Family cap $45.
Day Fee: Adult $10, Youth $5, children under 6
Family cap $25.
make checks payable to “Barony of Wastekeep SCA
Inc. A merchant fee of $10.00 payable to the Park is required
plus a Temporary Concession Permit. Please contact the
Autocrat for the appropriate paper work.
Sacagawea State Park 2503 Sacagawea State Park
Road Pasco Wa. 99301. Site opens noon Oct 5 and
closes 4:00 pm Oct 7. Discreetly wet. All fires must be
18 inches off the ground, weather permitting.