From The Page (August, 1981):
The House of Oakhill of the Shire of Appledore will be holding the "Appledore Open", Sept. 12th and 13th, in the Turtle Valley near Falkland, B.C. (in the sunny Okanagan).
There are ample camping areas on this picturesque site which includes wooded glades, open meadows, a creek for fresh water and a bridge for play "Pooh Sticks".
In addition to the Round Robin Tourney and archery rounds, there will be a variety of melees and a bridge battle.
A potluck feast, dedicated to "St. Lucellus the Lesser", patron Saint of Appledore, will be held Saturday night. After the potluck, a very short, but tragic play upon the life and martyrdom of St. Lucellus the Lesser will be presented, free of charge (there is not enough gold in our treasurey to pay you all to attend). Any other presentations would be welcomed. The Early Music Band (bring your musical instruments, too) will provide music for your dancing pleasure.
Throughout the weekend, there will be a sordid collection of organized games (for all ages), including jingles, joue de bol, "Pooh Sticks", "Grinning Through the Horsecollar", etc., and Sunday morning, a "Tortoise and Hare Quest" for the youthful.
Contests at this event will include: FOOD--best dish using herbs in the making of it; "St Lucellus" bean dish (any kind of bean); best apple dessert; best (worst) puns. ARTS--best design (drawing or model) for an Arts Pavillion); best toy dragon in any medium; handmade doll dressed in costume of the Middle Ages or Renaissance; best limerick of tribute to an SCA persona; best lament; most joyful song of fellowship (original or traditional). SCIENCES--"An Alchemist's Dream"--most curious artifact of Medieval Science.
Site fee is $2.00 per adult, $1.00 per child, maximum of $5.00 per family.
If you would like to sponsor a contest or for more information, please contact the Autocrats, Paget of Appledor (phone) or Genevieve of Longlake (phone).
Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.
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