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The Forty-Eighth Year

Beltane Coronation

May 3-5, 2013 (AS XLVIII)

(Pitt Family Ranch,
Arbuckle, CA)

From The Page (April, 2013):

Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of Their heirs. Come celebrate with the West and participate in the myriad of activities planned!

Wooden Spoon: Fine White Manchet. This was the fine, white bread of the upper classes. Make a loaf of plain Manchet. Again, no seeds, fruit, fillings, herbs, or other enhancements. What we are looking for is your skill in bread baking, ie. texture, color, loft and quality of crumb and crust. You may use an egg wash to give a sheen to the crust. Your entry should be accompanied by:

  1. Your recipe
  2. Period recipe if available
  3. A maximum of 500 words documentation
  4. About 1/4 cup of your starter
And remember, presentation is an important part of any entry.

A & S: Practical Science: Brewing, Technical Science: Metalworking, Performing Arts- Original Comp. (not limited to musical compositions)

Site Information: Pitt Family Ranch; (address omitted) Arbuckle, CA 95912. THIS IS A PRIMITIVE SITE, please plan accordingly. If you are not camping, there are hotels in nearby Arbuckle, approximately 15 minutes away, as well as in nearby Dunnigan, approximately 20 minutes away. Parking will be away from camping, so plan to offload and move your vehicles. The road to the camping areas could be difficult to navigate on foot for some of our less mobile members, so please plan accordingly and help out when you can.
Site Rules: No Ground fires; only contained, attended and above-ground fires with a fire extinguisher within 20 feet are allowed. THERE IS NO POTABLE WATER ON SITE. Please be sure to bring your own water for drinking and washing. Pets allowed, must be on a leash at all times. Please be aware that the owner does have dogs and horses on the property as well, so be respectful.
Event Hours: Friday Noon to Sunday 4pm.
Site Fee: $15 for adult members, 20$ for non-members.
Autocrat: Arianwen ferch Morgan (contact info omitted)
Horse Info: There is horse camping available, with a myriad of equestrian activities planned. There will be a hose and spigot available in the horse camping area for drinking water for the horses. Please be aware that you will need to bring portable fencing for your animals, though some pipe pen corrals may be available for an additional fee.
Equestrian autocrat: Else Hunrvogt (contact info omitted)


Thorfinn the Cruel

Gules, a boar statant to
sinister and a chief
potenty argent.
    Étaín du Pommier

Per saltire Or and sable,
four trefoils counterchanged.
Thorfinn's arms by Vigdís vestfirzka;
Étaín's arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov

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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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