Newcomers Encampment


Event Steward: Elizabeth of Akornebir

Hosted By Device of Akornebir

The Canton of Akornebir (Walla Walla, WA)

Event Summary:

Date: May 3 , 2019 until May, 5 2019
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on May 3th 2019
Site closes at: 12:00 PM on May 5th 2019

Event site:
Preston Park
Corner of Coppei Ave. & Preston Ave., No Street Address Waitsburg, WA 99361

Click here for more information about this location such as site amenities, rules, and restrictions.

This is a Level 2 event.

Remember when you were new to the SCA? Do you remember how exciting it was to learn everything you could about life in the medieval times, the way they should have been? Now it’s time to relieve the experience at the Canton of Akornebir’s Newcomers’ Event. Or, you can learn more about your new hobby.You can learn about the SCA while spending time with good friends at a beautiful site. You can learn about a variety of topics from fighting heavy or rapier, to making garb and the etiquette of the SCA. Maybe you are just looking for that small intimate event that reminds of you when the SCA was new to you. Join us in the Canton of Akornebir to relax and enjoy our hospitality.

Event fee: $15 per adult. There is a $5 discount for current SCA members. Children aged 17 or younger are free. Please make checks payable to “Canton of Akornebir, SCA, Inc.”
Camping Information:
  • There are no reservations required for camping, as there is plenty of space! Street parking available.
  • The city requests no stakes longer than 10″.
  • Water is available on site, flushies are available, no showers. Above ground fires only, 12″, please.
  • There is limited electricity available on site with medical needs a priority. Please bring extension cords.
  • No driving is permitted on the lawn area of the park, except temporarily for unloading.
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times.
  • Curfew is at 10 PM.
  • This event is very discreetly wet-period containers please.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Classes
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities

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Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Event fee $15
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule


12:00 PM

Set up

3:00 PM

Site opens

7:00 PM

Bardic circle



9:30 AM


10:00 AM

Site opens

11:00 AM

Opening court

11:30 AM

Armor inspection (Heavies)

11:30 AM

Fire starting with flint & steel (Torvald Williamsen)

12:00 PM


12:30 PM

SCA etiquette (Katherine of Akornebir)

1:00 PM

Armor inspection (Youth combat)

1:30 PM


1:30 PM

Intro to Marshalling for Heavy Fighting (Brother William)

2:00 PM

Gate closes

2:00 PM

Intro to games (Ramon de Leon)

2:00 PM

Nail making (Torvald Williamsen)

2:30 PM

Embroidery (Ciosa Leonara Fioravanti)

2:30 PM

Armor inspection (rapier)

3:00 PM


4:00 PM

Chainmaile jewelry class: Bring a pair of small pliers if you have them, instructor has a limited number of them (Ulrik Gimwolf de Montazure)

6:00 PM

Potluck dinner

7:00 PM

Evening Court

8:00 PM

Open bardic circle



8:00 AM

Wake-up call

8:30 AM

Breakfast bits and coffee available/or walk to coffee

9:30 AM

TOURNAMENT: Archery (adult & youth)

11:00 AM

Closing court

12:00 PM

Site closes


Meal Information

There will be a potluck feast on Saturday evening. If you would like to contribute, please go to the Facebook page to list what you will be bringing.

Tournament Information

  • Heavy tournament
  • YAC tournament
  • Rapier Canton tournament

Youth and Family Activities

  • Youth armored combat
  • Games

Merchant Information

Merchants are welcome! Please contact the event steward. 

Presently attending merchants: 

Magda McCraven

  • Hand made period clothing and jewelry, feast gear and miscellaneous gift items

Classes Offered

Fire starting with flint

  • SCA etiquette
  • Introduction to marshaling for heavy fighting
  • Introduction to games
  • Nail making
  • Embroidery
  • Making chainmaile jewelry

This page was last updated: April 28, 2019
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