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The Thirty-ninth Year

March Crown Tournament

March 25-27, 2005 (AS XXXIX)

San Benito County Fairgrounds,
Tres Pinos, CA

From The Page (March, 2005):

Their Majesties Alden and Constantina invite Their subjects to bear witness to the tournament that will determine the heirs to the Western Thrones. Crown will be held at the San Benito County Fairgrounds, (address omitted), Tres Pinos, CA (just outside Hollister). The Eric will be considered LOUD camp, please keep this in mind when choosing a place to camp.

Site Information: Site fee for members age 13 and older $10, non-members $13, children ages 6-12 are $5, ages 5 and under free. Site opens at Noon on Friday and closes at 4 pm on Sunday. Merchant Gate opens at 10 am on Friday. The Fairgrounds offer lots of lawn and permanent restrooms. It is close to shopping and services.

RV Fees: $12 per Night. (An additional $24.00 beyond the Site Fee). RV Spaces are available. Some 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.

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. 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.

Note: There will be a Food Merchant on site. We have a volunteer to start the process of getting food merchants back at West Kingdom events. Future appearances will be decided based on how the booth is received at this event.

Some 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 exceptions!). Horse Fees: Stall Rental (required to use their stalls) $10 per Night. (This is an additional $20 for the person to have their horse at the event beyond the Site Fee). These fees are not to be paid at Gate, please see Autocrat for paid placard. Please notify the Autocrat if you are bringing your horse or have questions regarding the horses.

Page School: Saturday Boffer Tourney at 10 am, egg coloring Class at 2 pm. Egg Hunt will be on Sunday at 10 am. Volunteers are welcome and strongly encouraged. Please the Page School Minister for more information.

Arts and Sciences: will have the Guild Corridor again. Guilds wishing space time for activities, please contact the West Kingdom Arts Minister or Sciences Minister.

Needleworkers Guild: Potluck refreshment social on Saturday just after invocation; please bring something yummy to share with others, but above all, bring yourself! The Guild Meeting will begin at 2:30 pm. There will also be raffle prizes for those who attend the social and meeting, including handmade goodies and embroidery supplies. Countess Kira has agreed to teach her Wool Applique with Gold Leather Couching class at 3 pm. There is a class limit of 10-12, so please attend the meeting to reserve your space.

Spring Equinox Cordial Contest: All cordial makers are invited to enter this "spirited competition". All entries must be in unmarked, long-neck 12 oz brown beer bottles, 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. Categories: Cherry, Berry, Citrus, Fruit, and Spice. There will be a prize for each category, as well as a 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. Winners will be announced at evening court.

Autocrat: Theiadora Groves (contact info omitted).

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