May
4
Wed
2022
Cynagua/Mists War @ Camp Discovery
May 4 – May 8 all-day

Principality War! Do you hear the drums of War??? Does the thought of battle boil your blood?? Listen to the Cravings in your heart and come to War!!! Come witness The Clash of Titans on and off the battlefield with Arts and Sciences, Cooking, Rapier, Archery and Youth Combat! All activities count toward the tally for the winners of the war! Individual competition information TBA.

This year Beltane and Cynagua-Mist War will be held at the same site, a week apart, so we are going to have an in-between camp. If you are planning on attending both events, you may leave your camp unoccupied or stay and enjoy the event. The Event Steward will be on site the whole time.

Any changes and additional information about competitions, special activities, etc., will be included on the Website you can also find information on the Facebook event.

Site Amenities: Multiple potted water sites, 4 stone privies with scent guard, two large, covered areas with picnic tables and grills, 11 bunkhouses with bunk bed sleeps 8 (limited availability), 8 shower stalls, 2 ADA accessible shower stalls, 2 dishwashing stations, there is also an amphitheater with a large firepit ideal for an evening gathering or Hafla. Electricity is available from the covered picnic areas. Fishing is available, as long as you have a license. There is an RV Park with RV camping within 50 yards, several hotels within a couple of miles, and local grocery stores across the I-5. To reserve and RV site uses Recreation.gov, look for the Sycamore Grove (Red Bluff) Campground.

Additional Site info: The site is ADA compatible. Please offload your vehicles quickly and park courteously. Kingdom Covid rules are still in effect please wash and sanitizes your hands. Pets are allowed, leash laws apply. Firepits are allowed, West Kingdom Fire Laws apply. There is a 10 pm noise curfew (subject to residents of the RV camp). No RV? No curfew!

This event and the use of the Red Bluff Recreation Area is authorized under Special Use Permit administered by the Mendocino National Forest.

Event Steward: Baroness Finna kottr Godormsdottir, (Ileah Dotson) (530) 391-6271, finnakottr@westkingdom.org
Registration: War Adult registration: $20 Adult Member discount: $15, 17 and under free. Beltane and the War combo Adult registration: $45, Adult Member Discount: $35, Minors 17 and under free.

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Site opens:  The War will run Wednesday, May 4th 12am to Sunday May 8th at 4pm
Location: Camp Discovery, 1000 Sale Lane, Red Bluff, CA 96080

Directions:

The Red Bluff Recreation Area is adjacent to the Sacramento River on Sale Lane in Red Bluff, CA.

Arriving from the North on I-5

Take the CA-36/Antelope Blvd exit toward Central Red Bluff/CA-99. Turn Left onto CA-36/Antelope Blvd. Turn right onto Sale Lane. The entrance gate is approximately 2 miles down Sale lane.

Arriving from the South on I-5

Take the exit for Central Red Bluff/Antelope Blvd/Hwy 36. Turn Right onto Antelope Blvd. Turn right on Sale Lane. The entrance gate is approximately 2 miles down Sale Lane.

Arriving from Chico on CA-99

Continue onto State Hwy 36W/Antelope Blvd. Turn Left on Sale Lane. The entrance gate is approximately 2 miles down Sale lane.

May
14
Sat
2022
Mists Spring Investiture 2022 @ Cavalry United Methodist Church
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Their Highnesses Prince Da’ud and Princess Moira do cordially invite you to witness the Investiture of Their Heirs.

Mists A&S Competition/Display

Find your inner Muse, Early or Late!   This year’s Mists A&S Silver Muse Competitions are moving through time, and expertise.

The Early time will be 9th Century
Later Period will be 14th century

Please teach us to sing a song from the 9th or make a weapon!  Perhaps a simple cote pattern? Or how they made paint from rocks and plants?

Event Steward: Mistress Margaret Grym  E-mail: Maggie.grym@westkingdom.org
Phone: (408) 623-8872

Site Information: 
Calvary United Methodist Church (729 Morse St., San Jose CA 95126)
729 Morse St.
San Jose, CA 95126
See map: Google Maps
US

Start Time: Site opens at 10:00am and closes at 9pm

Site Fee: Adult Registration is $25. Member Registration includes $5 dollar discount. Youth 17 and under are FREE. Pre-registration is Available.
Pre-Registration (Optional): Please use this link to register: https://sites.google.com/westkingdom.org/epay/home

Directions: 
From the East Bay and South: Take 880 to exit 2 for 82 South/The Alameda in San Jose. Turn left onto 82 South/The Alameda. Turn right onto West Hedding Street. Turn left onto Morse Street. The church will be on your right.
From the North: Take 101 South to 87/Guadalupe Parkway. Take 87 South to exit 7 for Taylor Street. Keep right at the fork to merge onto West Taylor Street. Continue onto Naglee Avenue. Turn right onto Morse Street. The church will be on the left.

Directions: http://www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/77304
1. From North and East Bay — I-880 take The Alameda exit. Go 5 blocks to Naglee Ave. Turn right. One block right on Morse
2. From Santa Cruz — Take 17 to I-880 take The Alameda exit. Go 5 blocks to Naglee Ave. Turn right. One block right on Morse
3. From Gilroy and farther — Take 101 north to 280 to 87, get off at West Taylor Ave and head west to the Alameda. Pass that one block to Morse. Turn right, one block down on the left is the church.
4. From the Peninsula — Take south 101 to I-880 take The Alameda exit. Go 5 blocks to Naglee Ave. Turn Right. One block right on Morse

May
15
Sun
2022
Westermark Arts Day
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are you new and looking for information? Are you just beginning to return to events? Want to spruce up your garb or get ideas or just play?

Come join us on May 15th. More details coming — google event will be posted and zoom links day of event!

Everyone welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/655317402391441

May
21
Sat
2022
Crosston Ball
May 21 all-day

Crosston Ball 2022

Come dance with us! The Shire of Crosston’s annual ball is back to
physical reality, on the 21st of May at the beautiful History Club of
Los Gatos. Join us for a day of dancing, music and merriment. Classes
for beginner and intermediate dancers will be available during the
day, with class schedule available on our Facebook page and hopefully
here once we get closer to the day. All dances will be called during
the ball.

Crosston welcomes live musicians! Contact the event steward for
details and sheet music.

We will be taking Covid precautions in accordance with the county and
Kingdom rules as of the day of the event. Should that include an
indoor mask mandate, the set list will be redesigned to have shorter
sets with less energetic dances, so that hopefully most people will
still be able to partake; should it require we remain outdoors, we may
either redesign sets or cancel, please check for updates if this is
the case! The site also has a lovely outdoor patio and garden for
people who want to chat or catch some fresh air (the patio has
heaters, in the unlikely event they should become necessary in May.)
Like all things in this time, the Ball is uncertain; we hope that by
the 21st we should be fine, but should things get bad enough we may
need to go online again, or wait until next year. We sincerely hope
not, and will keep people posted!

Site rules: Please wear shoes with non-marking soles.

Schedule: Setup begins at noon, dance classes run 1 pm to 5pm, at
which point we pause for dinner. No feast is planned; there are
various restaurants in the area that may do delivery, or bring
whatever you would like. 6pm Ball opens, 10pm Ball closes/cleanup
begins, 11pm hall closes.

Event Steward: Rebecca da Firenze (Rebecca Friedman)

Phone: (408) 244-3330 (or text (408) 239- 9005)

E-mail: rebeccaanne3@gmail.com (please use this one!), with THL Rhiannon Boyle as co-Steward.

Advance Registration: As usual, the Ball is donation-only; donations
are welcome but there is no site fee. That said, we would really love
to have an idea of who is coming in advance, this year of all years,
so we are requesting online registration. We will hopefully be able to
welcome extra people on the day, but having a list in advance would be
really great, especially if (as I hope we won’t) we end up dealing
with capacity limits. For preregistration please see our Facebook
page; we enthusiastically encourage you to complete it if you expect
to come! That said, if you haven’t completed it and suddenly decide
you’d like to come, or have an unexpected friend to bring along, by
all means we would love to have you/your friend! This just makes it
easier for us.

Site Information: Los Gatos History Club, 123 Los Gatos Blvd. Los
Gatos, CA.

Directions: Make your way to CA-17 south of San Jose. Exit onto
Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, exit 20A. Turn right onto Los Gatos Blvd.
Site will be on your right.

Parking: The site has an extremely small parking lot, which is
expected to fill up quickly. Please plan to park on the nearby streets
and walk a little ways, especially if you arrive on the later side.

Jun
7
Tue
2022
Hawk’s Haven Business meeting
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We meet at 7pm the first Tuesday of every month, November 2019 is at  Maggie and Francisco’s House-Hollister; December 2019 is at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in Gilroy; January 2020 is at Carrek & Mercy’s House – Hollister; February 2020 is at Running Rooster restaurant – Hollister;

It is usually potluckish, unless it’s at a restaurant.  if you are able, check the HawksHaven FB page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawkshaven/

Jun
10
Fri
2022
A&S Tournament / Arts Faire @ San Benito County Fairgrounds
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm

The last two years has given us a lot of free time to work on our arts, our research, and expanding our historical knowledge. Now is the time to share all of that newfound knowledge with the populace of the West!

Enjoy the weekend at Bolado Park, taking classes, and teaching what you learned during your Covid vacation. On Saturday evening, the Golden Stag Players brings you a live performance of Gallathea.

Activities, class schedules, more details will be added to the West Kingdom Calendar Event Page as well as the Kingdom’s Facebook Event Page. If you wish to teach a class, please see either of those for the link to the Google Form here: https://forms.gle/xL2vomCuz4y78ZJK9

If you have a dayshade that we can use for classroom space, please let the event steward know.

A Link to the class schedule is below (This schedule will have classes added to it and moved around up until the Monday prior to the event, so check back often):

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TEJLRhA7Y4EWz-dsEHyptINdOnZcKPKTlXEWgspQtG8/edit?usp=sharing

Baron Francisco de Salamanca, OP

Start Time:
Site Opens at 10am Friday and closes at 4pm Sunday.
Site Fee:
Adult Event Registration: $30, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $25, Children (17 and under): Free.
Directions: 
Bolado Park and Surrounding Area

From south of Gilroy: Take the best route to US-101 N to CA-156 E toward San Juan Batista/ Hollister. Turn right onto Union Road. Turn right onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25. *Follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.

From the Bay Area: Take US-101 S. Take the CA-25 exit toward Hollister CA-25 merging right going into Hollister. Turn left onto Santa Ana Road. Turn right onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.

From I-5: Take CA-33 exit at Santa Nella towards Gilroy. Turn West onto CA-33. Merge onto CA-152 West toward Gilroy. Turn left onto CA-156/ Pacheco Pass Hwy. Turn left onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.

Jun
17
Fri
2022
June Crown Tournament @ San Benito County Fairgrounds
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm

Come celebrate the choosing of their Majesties heirs by witnessing the tourney for June Crown.
Their Majesties, Kenric and Dagmar invite you to witness the tournament to determine Their heirs!
Tournament format and additional information will be updated as it becomes available
Please contact the Event Steward with any questions.

Event Steward: Mercy Grym (Aine Winklebleck on Facebook) — Email: mercy@westkingdom.org — Phone: 831-537-7313

9000 Airline Hwy

95075 Tres Pinos CA

US
Start Time:
Site opens at 12pm Friday, June 17, and closes at 4pm Sunday, June 19
Site Fee:
Adult non-member registration $30; Adult member registration $25. 17 and under free. No family cap.
Bolado Park and Surrounding Area

From south of Gilroy: Take the best route to US-101 N to CA-156 E toward San Juan Batista/ Hollister. Turn right onto Union Road. Turn right onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25. *Follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.

From the Bay Area: Take US-101 S. Take the CA-25 exit toward Hollister CA-25 merging right going into Hollister. Turn left onto Santa Ana Road. Turn right onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.

From I-5: Take CA-33 exit at Santa Nella towards Gilroy. Turn West onto CA-33. Merge onto CA-152 West toward Gilroy. Turn left onto CA-156/ Pacheco Pass Hwy. Turn left onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.

Jun
30
Thu
2022
West-Antir War @ Lazy J Ranch
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm

Come once again to the beautiful, temperate coastlands and the epic war between the mighty Kingdoms of An Tir and the West. There will be battles, both heavy and rapier. There will be Arts and Sciences, rapier and archery, equestrian activities galore–and of course there will be fine merchants.

This year, Grand Court is hosted by the Kingdom of the West!

Site OPENS for Merchants on June 29th at NOON.  Site opens on June 30th at NOON for the general populace.

Only those who have coordinated with site setup leads and the volunteer coordinator will be let on site early.

UPDATES! 4/1/2022

First, War has officially been extended through July 5th! Calendars are still being updated but as of today, War will run June 30th through July 5th, 2022 for the general populace! To cover the additional cost of another day of showers and biffies, site fee needed to be slightly increased to $60 at pre-reg and $65 at gate($55 and $60 respectively with the SCA member discount).

Second, Pre-registration is now OPEN! This year all registration types are filtered through the same pre-registration form, including standard attendees, merchants, RVs/Trailers, or Equestrians. The other significant change this year is land allotment for registered group camping will be tied to pre-registration numbers. Please see the War website and the pre-registration form for details. Encourage your group member to register early to maximize your groups allotment!

Jul
5
Tue
2022
Hawk’s Haven Business meeting
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We meet at 7pm the first Tuesday of every month, November 2019 is at  Maggie and Francisco’s House-Hollister; December 2019 is at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in Gilroy; January 2020 is at Carrek & Mercy’s House – Hollister; February 2020 is at Running Rooster restaurant – Hollister;

It is usually potluckish, unless it’s at a restaurant.  if you are able, check the HawksHaven FB page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawkshaven/

Jul
16
Sat
2022
Southern Shores Warlord & Newcomers Tournament
Jul 16 all-day
Aug
2
Tue
2022
Hawk’s Haven Business meeting
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We meet at 7pm the first Tuesday of every month, November 2019 is at  Maggie and Francisco’s House-Hollister; December 2019 is at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in Gilroy; January 2020 is at Carrek & Mercy’s House – Hollister; February 2020 is at Running Rooster restaurant – Hollister;

It is usually potluckish, unless it’s at a restaurant.  if you are able, check the HawksHaven FB page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawkshaven/

Aug
6
Sat
2022
Cloondara Debardchery
Aug 6 all-day
Aug
13
Sat
2022
Montagne du Roi Mid Summer Revel @ Laguna Grande Park
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Montagne du Roi Midsummer Revel

Otherwise known as our Pennsic Pity Party

Seaside, CA

Come and hang out with some of your people. We are planning to have heavy fighters and rapier fighters. We will need to have marshals for both. We also intend to have some Arts and Science classes. Would you like to teach a class?

There will be a potluck lunch. Who wants to run the BBQ? Fire! Meat!

If you have any questions, please contact the event steward, Garrett Logan Todhunter (Garrett Paynter). Ramsheart20@gmail.com Cellphone 831-277-5503, landline 831-394-4561.

Site opens at 9:00 AM and closes at 5:00PM. Site fee is donation

Site information: Laguna Grande Park in the Lake Side area, parking closes to Chili’s.

1249 Canyon Del Rey

Seaside, CA 93955

Directions: Take Hwy 1 to Canyon Del Rey exit, turn inland. Site is on the right, just past Embassy Suites and Chili’s.

Aug
19
Fri
2022
Mists-Cynagua War @ EcoCamp Berryessa
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day

Join Their Highnesses of the Mists and Cynagua for a weekend of fighting and revelry on the shores of Lake Berryessa!  The site features a limited number of cabin spaces ($10 each by pre-registration only), a covered picnic area, potable water, fire pits (West Kingdom and local fire regulations prevail), and lake access.

Event Steward: E. A. Paulsen / Ula Brennasdottir

Event Steward Contact: ula@westkingdom.org / 503-314-8590

Event Date: Fri. Aug. 19, 2022 – Sun. Aug. 21, 2022

Time:  Open 2:00pm / Close 3:00pm

Registration Amount:

  • Adult Event Registration: $20
  • Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15
  • Children (17 & younger): $0
Location of site:
EcoCamp Berryessa

7850 Berryessa-Knoxville Rd.
Napa, CA 94558

Directions to site:
From the East (Sacramento) – take your best route to I-80W to Fairfield, Exit 47B to Waterman Blvd., take Wooden Valley Rd. and CA-121 to CA128W, turn left onto CA 128W, turn right onto Berryessa-Kn Orville Rd, the park is on the right in 14.4 miles
From the South (Bay Area) – take your best route to I-80E to Fairfield, Exit 41 to Pittman Rd / Suisun Valley Rd, continue on Suisun Valley Rd to Wooden Valley Rd. and CA-121 to CA128W, turn left onto CA 128W, turn right onto Berryessa-Knoxville Rd, the park is on the right in 14.4 miles
Aug
26
Fri
2022
Purgatorio Investiture @ Blue Lake Casino and Hotel
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Their majesties King Kenric and Queen Dagmar the Red invite you to the coronation of their Heirs, Crown Princess Catronia and Crown Prince Cyrus! 

Please join us in the beautiful small town of Blue Lake (there is NO lake) in the heart of the redwoods and the sun and salt sea air and celebrate The West with courts, fighting, archery, and arts and sciences. 

Features of the site: 

  1. There are approximately 13 acres of fresh mown grass in a flat field, with running potable water. 
  2. Walking distance and all connected are the Casino and Hotel which has a wonderful Restaurant called Alice’s and Sushi Bar inside.. 
  3. Walking distance to the small convenience store with attached gas station, a propane tank refill station and ice and a small amount of groceries. 
  4. There are also hook-ups and parking for RV’s and a hotel within walking distance of the site. 
  5. Dogs are allowed as long as they are on leashes.

(The hotel is being renovated and hopefully it will be complete before the event and I will notify everyone if it will be available)  

PLEASE BE AWARE! 

THIS IS ADJACENT TO THE CASINO AND THEY DO NOT ALLOW ANY KIND OF WEAPONS (STEEL, ARCHERY, ETC.) INSIDE THE CASINO OR IN THE CASINO PARKING LOT. 

Event Steward: Lois Crawford aka Solveig Brunsdottir Email:lois1854@hotmail.com 

Cell Phone: 707-502-7696

Start time: Site will open at 12pm on Friday, August 24th, 2022 and closes at 4pm on August 26th, 2022. 

Site fee: Adult non-member registration $30; Adult member Registration $25. 17 and under free. No family cap.

Site information: Blue Lake Casino and Hotel 755 Rancheria Road Blue Lake, CA 95525 707-668-9770 

Directions: From the North and the South take 101 to Arcata, CA and turn East onto the Hwy 299 exit and drive about 6 miles to the Blue Lake exit. There will be signs posted. Please follow them. You will come to a roundabout and you will turn right towards the Casino on Chartin Road. At the first corner turn left (SCA sign will be here and a little confusing because the street is also named Chartin). Go about two blocks to Rancheria Road (SCA sign here)and turn right. Ahead of you is a chain link gate that will be open and after passing thru it turn right (SCA sign here) onto a narrow lane and go straight towards the Casino and the encampment. You are There! 

For the RV parking – before you go thru the chain link fence, turn right into the RV parking area. You will need to register with the hotel (if not open, contact the casino) and they will give you a key to unlock the power and waste area. PLEASE DO NOT GO THRU THE HOTEL PARKING LOT!

Sep
2
Fri
2022
Ducal Prize Tourney — KHTI
Sep 2 – Sep 5 all-day