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The Thirty-third Year

Celtic Games and Festival -- Eskalya

September 19, 1998 (AS XXXIII)

Private Land,
Arcata, CA

From The Page (September, 1998):

Fall is upon us and our flocks have once again fared well and fattened during the summer. Our hardy sheep were strong enough to withstand Winter as his wrath rose against our hapless hamlet but a new threat has arisen. Enemies are rumored to be stirring in the north and once again it seems we must protect our flocks...

It is time for the gathering of the clans and Celtic games. A tournament will there be held to test the mettle, hone the skills and liven the spirits of our men and maids of arms, brave and fair. Contests of strength (kilts), skill (kilts) and stamina (and kilts). Did I mention kilts?! Don your best Celtic dress, kilts, Irish dresses, etc. and celebrate our Celtic traditions.

As with last year's games there will be both team and individual contests. Individual contests - axe-holding, tug o'war, Scottish wrestling and best knees ina kilt (by popular vote). 3-man teams - tug o'war and the Baronial Guard Tourney. RULES: Enter as many contests as you want, the more enteries, the more points you accumulate. Points will be awarded for entering and for winning. Over all winner of individual competitions and consort will be named Lord and Lady of the Heather. Contests for everyone! Scottish food (may be separate from your potluck dish). Best dressed sheep (or other animal) for children.

Feast is potluck with meat dish being furnished. Please bring potluck dish by mundane last name: A-E dessert; F-J vegetables; K-O breads and spreads; P-T cheeses; U-Z starches ) potatoes, rice pasta).

Site opens: 10 am Closes?? TOURNAMENT - 12 noon PROMPTLY, FEAST 5 PM, CEILIDH to follow, location TBA.

Site Fee: Adults $4.00, 12 and under $2.00, 3 and under free

Autocrat: Elspeth Bouchannane (contact info omitted)

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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