San Benito County Fairgrounds,
Tres Pinos, CA
From The Page (January, 1999):
Come join the fun and enjoy the pageantry of the tournament for the new King and Queen of the West! We will be at the same fabulous site as last year, at the San Benito County Fairgrounds in Tres Pinos. The site is lush and green with lots of room for camping.
Per Their Majesties' request, there will be a Squire's Tournament held on Sunday after the peerage meetings. Any fighter who is squired to a Knight, or is sponsored by a Knight for the day, is welcome to enter the Tourney. More details will follow in Their Majesties' words.
There are some guidelines that we need to follow:
Site opens at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21. No one will be allowed on site early without specific written approval.
The King's desire is that no one camped on the eric break camp or bring trucks, trailers, cars or vans near the eric prior to the end of the last court on Sunday.
Tent stakes should be no more than 10 inches long (electrical and water sprinkler system 12 inches below the surface). 12 inch stakes are allowed as long as they are put in the ground at a 45 degree angle.
This is a discreetly wet site, which means that we need to have kegs covered and we need to pack out our alcohol bottles and cans.
There will be no parking of trailers, trucks, vans, cars, RVs, campers, etc. on the grass. You are welcome to drive up and unload, but you must then move to the parking area. Camping trailers, RVs, campers, and tent trailers need to reserve space with the Autocrat.
Merchants: Please be so kind as to let Baron Bjorn (Moose) know whether or not you will be coming, so he might have an idea of how to set up merchants row.
Autocrat: Sarah Elizabeth (contact info omitted).
Merchant Liaison for this event: Baron Bjorn (contact info omitted).
Enter the Spring Equinox Cordial Contest.
All cordial makers are invited to enter this spirited competition. Leave samples of your own fabulously finest, fantastically flavorful cordial for judging at the pavilion of Lord Leo and Lady Lodema the Potter on Merchant's Row by noon on Saturday. All entries MUST be in nondescript, unmarked, unlabeled, long neck, 12 oz., brown beer bottles, appropriately capped or corked. Judging will be done by a perceptive panel of preeminent palates under the watchful eye of Mistress Tashi of Falcon's Claw. Fine, one-of-a-kind, hand made flagons created for the occasion by Lodema the Potter shall be presented to the first and second place winners at evening court. Prizes will be on preview at Twelfth Night at the merchant table of Lodema the Potter.
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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