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The Thirty-eighth Year

October Crown Tournament

October 3-5, 2003 (AS XXXVIII)

Yolo County Fairgrounds,
Woodland, CA

From The Page (September, 2003):

Come pay heed as the most honorable and chivalrous fighters in the Kingdom vie to be the Heirs to the Throne of the West. Celebrate with Their Majesties, Ragnar and Scaith, as the identity of Their Heirs is revealed.

List sign ups will be Saturday from 8 am to 10 am, with Invocation at 10:30 am. Competitions: Performing Arts: On-site Poetry - 3 words and the day's fighting, Practical Science: Inkle or Card Weaving, Pied d'Argent: Chestnut (English Country Dance), Wooden Spoon: 16th Century dish (entries due at die A&S Pavilion at 11 am)

Come visit the A&S Pavilion for a special event. In addition to our Hosting Guild: Cheesemakers in the main pavilion doing a display and class, we will be having an Artisans in Residence in the back pavilion. During both Saturday and Sunday, there will be a series of different artisans plying their craft and showing their artistry. The populace is encouraged to drop by to view and ask questions! Plus, the West Kingdom Needleworkers will be having events all weekend at the Guild Pavilion. Everyone is welcome to attend. Saturday includes Mentors Comer 11 am—2 pm (come sew with us and get help on projects), 2:30 pm Meeting, 3 pm Class - Applique with Christian de Holacombe. Sunday 10 am Middle Eastern Embroidery with Jaida al Rakhshanda.

Site Information: The Site will open at noon on Friday and will close at 4 pm on Sunday, please plan accordingly. Site fees: $10 for members, $13 for non-members, children under 5 are free. (This site has water, permanent privies and showers)

Site rules: Pets must be leashed at all times (regardless of size, training, or temperament), and the leash must be attached to a fixed object or a person. Fires are allowed only in above ground firepits and must have the proper extinguishing device readily available. Propane stoves/lanterns are allowed. Horses are welcome; but contact the autocrat, as stalls are limited. We have use of the arena and some stalls. You will be responsible for caring for, and cleaning up after, your horses. There are a few RV sites available on first-come, first serve basis. Electricity/water is available, however, there will be an additional $12 per night charge for hookups.

Merchant pre-registration is recommended but not required: Contact the Autocrat. Please let us know how many feet of Merchant Row frontage you will need and an estimated amount of camping area if you plan to camp near your booth.

Autocrat: Kateryn de Ver (contact info omitted).

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