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The Thirty-seventh Year

March Crown Tournament

March 21-23, 2003 (AS XXXVII)

San Benito County Fairgrounds,
Tres Pinos, CA

From The Page (February, 2002):

March Crown will be held at the San Benito County Fairgrounds, (address omitted), Tres Pinos, CA (just outside Hollister). The Fairgrounds offers lots of lawn and permanent restrooms. It is close to shopping and services. Site opens at noon on Friday, and closes at 4 PM on Sunday.

Site Fees: For 13 years and older $13, with proof of membership $10. 0-12 years old is $5.

Horse Fees: We are required to use their stalls. Stall rental $10 per Night. (This is above and beyond the Site Fee.)

Site Restrictions: Horses are NOT allowed on the grass where the eric will be. All horse activities will be held in the arena. No Cannons. Dogs MUST be on leashes at all times. The other end of the leashes must be attached to something or someone. Clean up after your dog and be scrupulous so that we wmay continue to have dogs at this site. A noise ordinance begins at 10 PM. If the sheriff has to come out, the parties will be shut down.

Autocrat: Theiadora Groves (contact info omitted).

Kingdom Merchant Coordinator: Eric von Steinhaus (contact info omitted).

Other events scheduled through out the weekend include: The Metalworkers Guild & Brewer's Guild will be co-hosting the A&S Pavilion. Metalworkers Guild Display: Works in progress. Brewer's Guild silent auction. Metalworkers Guild Meeting at 4 PM. Brewer's Guild Meeting at 3 PM - everyone is invited to attend. The West Kingdom Brewers Guild will have a number of opportunities at March Crown for new brewers or those interested in brewing. Want feedback on something that you've brewed? Bring a sample bottle to the Guild meeting or see a Guild representative. No brews? Sign up for our mead-making class and leave with gallon of mead ready to ferment at home, complete with everything you need for the cost of materials. Contact Master Henry at (contact info omitted) at least two weeks before the event.

Arts & Sciences Competitions: (check the white board in front of the Arts & Sciences Pavilion for more information.) Fine Art: Heraldic Display. Practical Sciences: Cheesemaking. Brewing: Cider or Cyser with documentation. As usual the Guild will also hold an open competition for any brew that you wish to enter - alcoholic or nonalcoholic. Pied d'Argent: Geloxia. Wooden Spoon: Pre-12th Century Dish.

The Needleworkers Guild scheduled activities include: Mentors Corner: After invocation. Guild Meeting: 2:30 PM - bring your pillow or chair, some "show & tell" and a friend! Class: 3 PM - Embroidery Beading by Christian de Holcomb (Discussion and examples. In preparation for June Crown Contests)

The Knights Meeting will be Saturday night; please listen for shouts for location and time. The Sunday morning meeting schedule: 9 AM Laurels, 10 AM Pelicans.

Spring Equinox Cordial Contest!
All cordial makers are invited to enter this spirited competition. All entries MUST be in a nondescript, unmarked, long-neck 12 oz brown beer bottle, appropriately capped or corked and labeled only to category. Entries need to be submitted at Lodema the Potter's booth on Merchant's Row, by NOON on Saturday. There will be FIVE categories- Cherry, Berry, Citrus, Fruit, and Spice - one prize for each category, as well as one firstplace prize for "Best Overall Cordial," The Judging will be done by a panel of preeminent palates under the watchful eye of Tashi of Falcon's Claw. Fine, one-of-a-kind handmade flagons created for the occasion by Lodema the Potter shall be presented to the firstplace overall and the four best-of-category winners at evening court.


From The Page (March, 2002):

March Crown will be held at the San Benito County Fairgrounds in Tres Pinos, (address omitted), Tres Pinos, CA (just outside Hollister). The Fairgrounds offer lots of lawn and permanent restrooms. It is close to shopping and services. Site opens at noon on Friday and closes at 4 PM on Sunday. Their Majesties wish to announce that The Eric will be considered LOUD camp, please keep this in mind when choosing a place to camp.

Site Restrictions: Horses are NOT allowed on the grass where the Eric will be. All horse activities will be held in the arena. No cannons. Dogs MUST be leashed at all times. The other end of the leash must be attached to something or someone, Clean up after your dog. Be scrupulous, so that we will continue to be able to have dogs at this site. A noise ordinance takes effect at 10 PM. If the sheriff has to come out, the parties will be shut down.

Saturday Schedule: List sign-up opens 8 AM. Closes 10 AM. Invocation at 10:30. Tournament Start at 11 A M . Knights Meeting will be Saturday Night, please listen for shouts for location and time. Sunday Schedule: 8:30 AM, Laurels. 9:30 AM, Pelicans. 10:30 AM, Court. 11 AM, Grand War Unit Tournament. Other events scheduled through out the weekend include: Equestrian Activities: There will be Equestrian Games. You must be an Authorized Rider to participate in the games. We will be running Authorization for those interested. Sign-up for authorizations & game entry will open Friday night and Saturday morning (you need to sign up prior to the beginning of the Authorization runs...no exceptions!). Classes on Basic Horsemanship and Groundwork will be held during the break, where you can learn how to groom, handle, tack and sit on a horse correctly and safely. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to act as Ground Crew and Handlers. If interested please contact Elisabeth de Champagne, Mists Equestrian Marshal and EQMiC for Crown at (email address) or come by the Chateau de Camville encampment (large white Gallery with black dagging and a HUGE red cross on the side) Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Grand War Unit Tournament: Those who prove themselves to be the best war unit in the kingdom will be appointed to a one-year term of service on the War Council of the West. To win the day the unit will need leadership, teamwork, strategy, and grit.

The Metalworkers Guild & Brewer's Guild will be co-hosting the A&S Pavilion. Metalworkers Guild Display: Works in progress. Brewer's Guild silent auction. Metalworkers Guild Meeting at 4 PM. Brewer's Guild Meeting at 3 PM - everyone is invited to attend. The West Kingdom Brewers Guild will have a number of opportunities for new brewers or those interested in brewing at March Crown. Want feedback on something that you've brewed? Bring a sample bottle to the Guild meeting or see a Guild representative. No brews? Sign up for our mead making class and leave with gallon o f mead ready to ferment at home, complete with everything you need for the cost of materials. Contact Master Henry at (contact info omitted) at least two weeks before the event.

Arts & Sciences Competitions: (check the white board in front of the Arts & Sciences Pavilion for more information.) Fine Art: Heraldic Display. Practical Sciences: Cheesemaking. Brewing: Cider or Cyser with documentation. As usual the Guild will also hold an open competition for any brew that you wish to enter - alcoholic or nonalcoholic. Pied d'Argent: Geloxia. Wooden Spoon: Pre-12th Century Dish

The Needleworkers Guild scheduled activities include: Mentors Corner: After / invocation. Guild Medting: 2:30 PM - bring your pillow or chair, some "show & tell" and a friend! Class: 3 PM Saturday - Embroidery Beading by Christian de Holcomb (Discussion and examples). In preparation for June Crown Contests. Needleworkers will be holding an addtional class on Sunday A M - Beginning Cross Stitch with Jena Whitehart. Both classes are $5 for kits.

Spring Equinox Cordial Contest! All cordial makers are invited to enter this spirited competition. All entries MUST be in a nondescript, unmarked, long-neck 12 oz brown beer bottle, appropriately capped or corked and labeled only to category. Entries need to be submitted at Lodema the Potter's booth on Merchant's Row, by NOON on Saturday. There will be FIVE categories - Cherry, Berry, Citrus, Fruit and Spice - one prize for each category, as well as one first-place prize for "Best Overall Cordial," The judging will be done by a panel of preeminent palates under the watchful eye of Tashi of Falcon's Claw. Fine, one-of-a-kind, handmade flagons created for the occasion by Lodema the Potter shail be presented to the first-place overall and the four best-of-category winners at evcsning court.

Site Fees: For 13 years and older $13 per person, With proof of membership $10, 6-12 years old is $5 per person. 0-5 years old free. Site opens at Noon on Friday for general populace, and closes at 3 PM on Sunday. Merchant Gate opens at 10 A M . Horse Fees: Stall Rental (required to use their stalls) $10 per Night. (So an additional $20 for the person to have their horse at the event, above and beyond the Site Fee). These fees are NOT to be paid at Gate, please see Autocrat for paid placard. Please notify Elisabeth de Champagne at (email) if you are bringing your horse. Or have questions regarding the horses. RV Fees: $12 per Night. (So an additional $24 above and beyond the Site Fee). RV Spaces are available. Some of them have water & power available (bring extension cords & hoses). Those wishing RV spaces need to reserve them with the Autocrat, prior to the event. These fees are NOT to be paid at Gate, please see Autocrat for paid placard.

Autocrat: Theiadora Groves (contact info omitted). Kingdom Merchant Coordinator: Eric von Steinhaus (contact info omitted).

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