Yolo County Fairgrounds,
From The Page (July, 2008):
Ducal Prize is an event jointly sponsored by the West Kingdom and KHTI, with the profits to go toward the purchase of a permanent tourney site for the West Kingdom. Since this is a jointly sponsored event be prepared to sign an event-specific waiver. Some of the competitions already on the schedule include mass weapon and buckler list, sword and shield list, superhero nad cat's cradle melees, pike list, bastard sword list. There will also be hobby horse races for both kids and adults, the bucket brigade,and various rapier activities as well. This year we will also have a siege cooking contest, cordial contest, cheesecake competition. The theme for the bardic competitions is animal filk- filk a song that the recording artist name has a type of animal in it. Other bardic competitions include pick a heraldic color and write a song on site, and silly love songs. Friday night will feature die Special Request Bardic, beginning after dinner. Saturday and Sunday will be full of competitions, auctions and the world famous Ducal Garage Sale. Monday will wrap up with Monday Morning Wrestling and tear down.
As always we need stuff — your stuff, my stuff, everybody's stuff! Donations to use as competition prizes, to fuel the Monster Auctions From Hell, and to sell at the garage sale. We can't hold a three hour auction for your listening and shopping pleasure if we don't have your items to sell back to you, can we now? Remember, services as well as items make great auction donations. Dinners and such-like have been some of our most successful offerings! If you have any questions about whether a particular item would make a good donation, please contact the Supreme Commissar! Also contact her if you need to donate items before the event.
Site Information: Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland Site fee is $10, and you will receive five raffle tickets. The site opens at 1 pm on Friday and closes at 6 pm on Monday. If you show up before 1 on Friday, then you are part of the set-up crew.
Supreme Commissar: Moira O'Connor (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.
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).