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The Thirty-ninth Year

Archery Tournament and All Hallows Feast -- Vinhold

October 23, 2004 (AS XXXIX)

Skyline Park,
Napa, CA

From The Page (October, 2004):

The harvest is in, and the hunt is up in vineyard. This year's Feast will take place in the fields, as hunters gather to dine after a hunter's archery tournament. The baron and baroness will also choose their bard. This year's feast will be a potluck, with the Barony providing a hearty main course. Please bring a side dish to share. The archery range will open at 9 am for practice, and competitions will begin at 10. The feast will begin at 2 pm, with the bardic competition during the feast. The bardic competition will consist of three pieces (1) a period or period-style piece (2) Competitor's choice, and (3) an archery-themed piece. Reminder: the piece does not need to be limited to just a song or a poem. The winner will be the Bard of Vinhold for the coming year. There will also be our Cordial competition.

Site Information: Skyline Wilderness Park (address omitted). Park admission is $5 per car (carpooling is recommended). While there is no site fee, feast tickets are $3. For those participating in the archery competition a donation to the archery club is recommended. The park closes at sunset (approximately 6:20 pm), clean up begins at 5:30 pm.

Autocrat: Joseph de la Tour (contact info omitted).

Bardic Coordinator: Joan the Harpist (contact info omitted).

Archery Coordinator: Abner de Plunkett (contact info omitted).


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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