Site: Lion's Grove Park, Marysville, CA
From The Page (August, 1993):
This year's Ducal Prize Tourney to benefit the Land Fund (Kingdom Historical Trust, Ine.) will be held from noon on Friday, 6 September to Monday, 9 September (Labor Day weekend). It will be held at Lion's Grove Park in Marysville (the part of the park with trees). We will have use of the soccer fields across the road for overflow camping. The site fee is $5, and you will receive 5 raffle tickets to use in the raffle conducted in the display pavilion. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased.
There will, as usual, be many competitions. For fighters, we will have a sword and shield list in belted and unbelted divisions, a florentine list, the ducal team melee, the ever-popular resurrection melee, and several others. Games will include foot races, jacks, hunkerhauser, water-balloon jousting, a scavenger hunt, and bear-pit wrestling. Bardic competitions will include pre-period filk (1955-1966; groups encouraged; entries by anyone competitor may be limited if time requires), fighter stories (with a twist), satirical/political songs and poems, and storytelling (5 minute limit; the topic is "Homen). Arts/Sciences competitions include calligraphy/illumination (a promissory for Kingdom or Principality use; black & white only; see the Kingdom or Principality scribes for wording), heraldic jewelry, cooking ("A Refreshing Dish for a Hot Day"), musical performance (instrumental; period or in a period style; documentation required), brewing (mead - some judgeships will be auctioned), pennants, spun fiber, potpourris and other period room deodorizers, Page filler art (black and white only), and garb for Gold Key (all entries will be donated to Gold Key; need not be new garments). For more complete descriptions of the competitions, look for the Ducal Prize handouts at most events. The Grand Garage Sale will happen again, as will the auctions from hell. But remember, in order to make any of this happen, we need your donations (both of goods and services, and of time at the event). This year we would like to get more of the donations in advance, so that the prizes can be assigned in advance. If you arc donating something perishable, please let us know in advance and in writing! Thanks.
This year's Autocrat is Eilis O'Boirne (name/contact info). Call or write her with questions, suggestions, offers to volunteer, and donations.
Remember that NO ONE will be allowed to set up before 1p.m. on Friday. If you arrive before 1p.m., you have volunteered to help with setting up the eric and the "official" pavilions.
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).