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The Twenty-first Year

October Crown Tournament

October 4-5, 1986 (AS XXI)

From The Page (September, 1986):

October Crown will be October 4 and 5 at Bort Meadows/Big Trees. The gate will open at noon on Friday. The site fee will be $2.

By order of the Parks Department, no merchants are allowed on this site.

Extra privies will be rented for the site. The autocrats are sponsoring a pomander competition, something to make your trip to the privy more bearable. (Don't leave them in there.) The Park Department is considering putting in flush toilets at this site. Information on who to write to if you like the idea of real toilets at this site, will be in next month's Page.

No open fires outside the Bardic Circle. Candle lanterns only. Hibachis and stoves must be off the ground.

Horses can be brought to this site. There will be a best decorated horse contest in two divisions -- lifesize and smaller. The prize for the lifesize division is a saddle tree.

There are quince trees on this site. They are protected by the Parks Department, so don't pick. However, October is quince season, so find another source for quinces and enter the autocrat's quince anything competition. The sponsor of the contest will keep the winnning entry, but the winner will get a very special prize.

For more details, contact Käthe Willig von Mainz (contact info omitted) or Mariposa de los Montoyas (contact info omitted).

From The Page (October, 1986):

October Crown will be October 4 and 5 at Bort Meadows/Big Trees in Oakland. The gate will open at noon on Friday. The site fee will be $2.

No merchants, or open fires (Except the Bardic Circle) will be allowed. Candle lanterns only. Hibachis and stoves must be off the ground.

The autocrats are sponsoring a contest for pomanders and a contest for quince anything. You may not pick quinces off the trees at the site. There will also be a contest for best decorated horse -- lifesize and smaller. The Wooden Spoon contest will be apple anything. The Pied d'Argent contest has been held over from Purgatorio, it will be for Whole in the Wall. The last categories of the Arts and Sciences competition will also be run.

For more details, contact Käthe Willig von Mainz (contact info omitted) or Mariposa de los Montoyas (contact info omitted).

Other planned activities include: The Queen's Progress on Sunday, the Queen's Guard "tag team melee" and the Squires Revolt. What is a Squires Revolt, you ask. Well, the Page was sent this notice --

"Squires of the West! Does your knight beat you up? Does he chew you out? Does he tear you down? Now's your chance to try to get even. Join the Biennial Squires' Revolt and Middle-of-the-Eric Frolic. Once again, we will show our stupidity, clumsiness and other knightly virtues by challenging the Order of Chivalry to a melee. Report to the field Sunday morning at October Crown. signed -- Shop Stewards, Squires' Union, Local 1066"


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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