Site: S&J Ranch, San Luis Obispo, CA
From The Page (April, 1993):
This year the West CAID war will once again be held in Tarnmist.
The site is a private ranch so we want to make an especially good impression so we can use the site in the future.
The site opens at noon on Friday, May 14; 10 a.m. for merchants.
Potable water is available on site. Porta-pots and dumpsters will be available, however we must remember to leave the site cleaner than we found it so no stacking of garbage outside of dumpsters should they become full. Garbage either fits in the dumpster or gets carried home when we leave the site.
No open fires, ground fires or open candles allowed. Candle lanterns and other enclosed light sources are permitted.
Be warned: any unattended fires will be doused without warning by the fire watch. This site is in a valley surrounded by dry grass and only one vehicle exit. We can't risk a fire. Each camp must have a bucket of water, fire extinguisher or shovel in case of fire. The fire watch will be checking.
Alcohol is allowed, for those old enough to legally drink it.
Fighting is normal conventions as utilized at this yearly inter-kingdom event.
Archery butts will be available.
The site fee is $10 and $15 for merchants. $5 of the merchant fee will be used as prize moneys in the form of merchant bucks to be spent at the event. Merchant bucks will be awarded for: best period encampment, best costumed fighting unit (five members or more), best new war banner, best non fighting costume adult/child. To enter these contest you sign up at the entrance gate. Contests close at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Arts and sciences contests: 1) Portable War Foods; cold field rations such as carried in a saddle bag to war, at least three items, not including beverage to be judged by Achmere ib' Tamin for war points. 2) Needlework; cross or satin stitch on a war theme for war points. 3) Warbarding for animals; any animal living or not, real or model for war points.
Autocrat: Bodo (name/contact info). Merchant Autocrat: Sine as Monadh (name/phone).
Volunteers will be needed to help constables, water bearers, medics, marshals and heralds.
See photos from this event
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).