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The Thirty-seventh Year

Poacher's Feast -- Caer Darth

May 18, 2002 (AS XXXVII)

Mt. Madonna's County Park,
Mt. Madonna, CA

From The Page (May, 2002):

Come one. Come all! Drink & be merry amongst the Towering Woods of Darkhold's Mount Madonna! We bring the game & ye bring the rest! There be games of skill with REAL Bows & our famous bread joust! But don't forget your dancing shoes for the Pole dance, 'tis May you know!

Details: "Redwood Grove" Site in Mt. Madonna's County Park opens at 11 AM on Saturday, Games begin at Noon, Pole Dance at 3 PM & Feast at 4-7 PM. Meat (Beef, Chicken & Venison = Choice by Archery or Apple Bobbing skill) will be provided, please bring what you want to eat to accompany the meat - but if you're royalty, leave your regalia at home and come in disguise (the poachers won't tell!). Dancing by music & firelight in the evening. If you wish to camp please be aware that the camping sites are on a first come first serve basis (this is not a camping event). The Feast site is a Picnic site only! Tickets for feast are $11. If you wish the "No Meat Option", then they are $5. Tickets will be available by mail. There will be only 75 tickets sold for this Event due to limited seating. *NOTE: There is also a $4 per car fee that is collected at the gate by the Park. Tickets will be on sale till May 13th.

Autocrat: Eirny Thorvaldsdottir (contact info omitted).

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"What a great event. Those who were brave enough to come and celebrate with those revolting "peasants" had a wonderful time.

There were many games of Hunker-hauser, target archery for the poachers hunting stuffed elk, stuffed boar and stuffed cows, Quail Racing and a Maypole.

And, of course, the annual Bread Joust. There were many "noble" warriors weilding their weapons of french bread. But in the end, there could be only a single winner.

The food was excellent and there was plenty for all.

It was a day well spent by the "peasants" of Caer Darth." - "Peasant" Juan Santiago

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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