From The Page (June, 1976):
A SUMMER TOURNAMENT will be held in Pacifica on July 17. Notata Summa Bene: The King's Gamekeepers do not have to collect a head tax -- the site is free.
The tourney will have a multitude of events for both fighters and non-fighters. Most important of these is a Crafts Faire to benefit the Land Fund. The Province hopes people will donate items they have made ot be sold for this most worthy of causes: the Land Fund needs our help if we are ever going to have a tourney site of our own. (Possible items to sell might be: leather goods, embroidery or other needlework, beverages and/or baked goods, jewelry -- in fact, anything with a "period" flavor that you think other medievalists might like to own.) Do start now -- make at least one item for the Faire.
There will be many contests: pillow fights (bring your own pillow), cooking (something made with fruit, and only ingredients available during the Middle Ages or Renaissance -- please include your recipe), belly dancing, medieval kite flying, and a men's leching contest (the stress to be on the lord's adroitness in the arts of courtly love).
There will also be Renaissance dancing, and -- as if we'd forget -- a lists: a wonderful chance to get in shape for the Purgatorio Coronation Festival.
Description of this event,
© Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
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