Date(s) - 04/29/2016 - 05/08/2016
Bar SZ Ranch
Join the festivities in the Kingdom of the West as we celebrate our 50th year since The First Tournament in Mistress Diana’s back yard!
Gates open at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 29th. Coronation is Saturday the 30th. And on Sunday, May the 1st, the West Kingdom, hosted by the Ladies of the Order of the Rose, proudly invites the entire Known World to participate in the commemoration of 50 years since The First Tournament as fighter, consort, or observer, to fight for the honor of crowning one’s inspiration as Queen or King of Love and Beauty. Plus all maidens (and former maidens) will be invited to dance the Maypole.
Throughout the week enjoy classes, fighting, feasting, singing, dancing, bardic circles, music, displays, arts and sciences, equestrian activities, the Chapel of the White Rose, war and the hospitality for which the West is renown.
The week-long celebration will culminate in a Towne Faire on Saturday, May 7th, with final court on Sunday, May 8th.
If there is something you want to do, please let us know in advance so we can try and put you into the schedule, be it a display, a class or an activity. If you do not let us know in advance, feel free to suggest activities and have a good time without advanced planning.
This promises to be a once in a lifetime celebration of the creation of our Kingdom. Truly, this will be an event no one will want to miss!
The website for the event is westkingdomfaire.com
Pre-Reg for Golden Beltane is open from now until March 15th. Please do Pre-Register so that we know how many to plan for! This is vital so we can have Privvies and Showers for everyone!
Preregistered (before March 15th): $50 for the event or $10 per day. The family cap (= Self + Spouse+ Children) is $175 for preregistered for the week
Non-preregistered (after March 15th): $75 for the event or $15 per day. The family cap is $250 for non-preregistered for the week.
The merchant fee is $20 and must be preregistered.
The nonmember surcharge of $5 per person applies for this event and will be collected at the gate.
Children under the age of 6 are free. Children 6 and older will be charged as listed above.
As of this writing, preregistration can only be done by sending a check made out to SCA-West Kingdom to
Alys Graye, 38202 Ashford Way, Fremont CA 94536.
What info is needed for Pre-Reg is (and please make sure it is readable!):
SCA names of those for whom you are paying.
Please indicate those who are under the age of 16.
Checks need to be made payable to “SCA – West Kingdom”
Autocrat: Brocc of Alderden
We currently have the infrastructure for up to 1200 attendees. If more than 800 people preregister then we will be able to make adjustments. However, if less than 800 people preregister, the 1200 person limit WILL BE FIRM. We cannot have a situation where we have toilets for 1200 people and 2000 people at the event. So PLEASE preregister. We do not want a situation where we have to turn people away at the gate.
This is a VERY remote site. You are 30-40 miles from the nearest facilities, grocery stores, hardware stores, hotels, and GASOLINE. So please do not leave Tres Pinos or King City without planning accordingly, as it is a LONG walk.
There WILL be showers, portable toilets and hand wash stations on site. Water will be available from a water buffalo and a truck will be driven around daily from which people will be able to refill their water supplies.
There is no WIFI on site. There is minimal and sporadic coverage at best for Verizon and no other carrier as far as we can tell for cell phones. Electricity will also be VERY limited. If you need special accommodations, including recharging CPAP machines, please let us know in advance so we can try and accommodate you. Generators will be allowed in camps between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. provided the noise and smell do not disturb your neighbors.
We will be attempting to organize daily runs into town for groceries if there is the demand for it. Please be prepared to pay with exact change when you place your order. More information about this will be available on site.
Thank you, Beltane 2016 staff.
95043 Pacines , CA