From The Page (September, 2015):
Prince Alfar and Princess Eilis welcome all in a grand tournament to decide Their successors. Fighters of all stations are encouraged to do honour unto their consorts and unto their Principality, Journey to Skyline Park in lovely Vinhold for the grand tournament. Her highness, through grace and wisdom has devised a special coronet this time around. Rather than a Princesses Tea, She is hosting a Princesses Pie. She bids all to invoke their culinary skill and create pies. There will be prizes for the best pies selected by qualified judges, for any pie the Princess is fond of, and for any pie the Prince is fond of. (Please flag any pie that uses any form of onion, including garlic, since His Highness is seriously allergic...) You may include documentation -- if enough people do, we may have special categories for best period pie -- but you are not required to do so. After the judging, the pies will be made available to the populace.
In addition, on Saturday evening there will be a bardic challenge. We challenge all bards, troubadors, poets, storytellers to bring their best piece to perform for the populace. We challenge the populace to bring small gifts which they may reward to their favorite performers. We will also have presents for those performers We find especially pleasing. We prefer but do not require original pieces, and We ask that all performers be aware of the length of their pieces. This will be a wonderful chance to warm up for the Mists Bardic competition later in the reign.
The Arts & Sciences competitions are; Practical science: hairstyles, hair care and Technical science: wood carving. Additionally, there will be activities in the pavilion. The Silver Spoon competition: Rice - blancmange, rice fritters, rice tarts, pilaf, etc. … based on period recipes. Silver Spoon Competitions are open to all, even if you don’t live in the Principality of the Mists. These competitions are judged by the participants, so come prepared to eat and chat about food. The Saltatoris Nebularum will be held, the Black Nag will be the dance we enjoy!
More information can be found at (website address omitted) and (website address omitted) More timely information concerning fires will be released closer to the day of the event. Fire regulations will be posted at the gate - please heck there as you arrive.
SiteInformation: Skyline Park, (address omitted), Napa , CA
Site Opens: 1 p.m. on Friday and closes 3 p.m. Sunday.
Site Fee: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $5 ages 6 - 12, and ages 5 and under free. Family cap is $40. Make checks payable to “SCA - Principality of the Mists”
Autocrat: Karius Hutzlemann (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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