Unto the populace of the Mists, the West and the Knowne World do Prince Roland and Princess Audrey extend an invitation to witness the selection of the Their Heirs by right of arms. Their Tournament will be held at beautiful Bolado Park in The Barony of Darkwood.
Pre-registration is available and optional
#5: Winged: Take a flight of fancy! Some special Roman jewelry comes to mind! How about some prose of Michel and his fight? What ingredients come from winged beasts? Those illumination’s would be a fanciful feat with winged creatures in its designs!
#6: Horned & Tusked: Oh leather workers and customers I’m looking at you! What about inspiration in armor or hats? What creature’s horns would turn up in a bottle? What drinking vessels could be made or etched items of stories?
More Information: While this site is flat there are gophers and invariably gopher holes. Electric wheelchairs should be doable. There are showers and flushies on site. RV space is available and should be directly booked with the park.
Terrain Description: This is a fairgrounds site, but the area we use has a lot of gopher holes. Be careful of your ankles
Site Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Electrical Outlets, Close / Handicap Parking, Cell Phone Reception
Amenities on Site: Stone Privies, Portable Privies, Showers, Potable Water, Shopping near by, RV Parking, RV Hookups, Pet Friendly
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.
The Canton of Hawks Haven invites you to a day of competition, fun and companionship with fighting, arts and socialization. All fighters are invited to participate in fighting for both Heavy and Rapier, competition determined by the number of participants. It will be a bear pit or mad dog. Also, dust off your maker skills and enter the Dirty Half Dozen Competition! More information on the web page as it becomes available.
Terrain Description: This is a park with rolling grass with standard park terrain
Bodies of water on/near site: Pond
Insects or wild animals to be aware of on/ near site: N/A – There may be squirrels
Site Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Close / Handicap Parking
Accessibility and Inclusion Officer/ Muted Emissary has been requested for this event
Cell Phone Reception
Amenities on Site: Stone Privies
Shopping near by
Modern Lighting: Such as Street/ Walkway lights
Take your best route to 101 going toward Gilroy, CA and exit on Leavesley. Head west on Leavesley toward Monterey Hwy. Make a right on Church street and a left on Mantelli. Look for the Lakeside Area.
Come and join us as we gather to celebrate the Bardic Arts and witness the competition to determine the next Bard of the Mists, the best job in the Knowne World.
Competition Categories are as follows:
1. Period piece
2. Piece in a period style
3. Masterwork composed by the entrant.
4. Piece composed by the entrant on the topic of Children/Youth.
5. 15 minutes to compose a piece incorporating three words out of the hat.
Both competitors and auditors are welcome. Mongfind looks forward to the joyous selection of her successor.
There will be a feast!! Menu will be posted soon.
40 tickets are available. $15.00 each. Prepay by check. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for check info and mailing address.
Deadline to order is October 14, a week before the event.
Wheelchair Accessible, Close / Handicap Parking, Cell Phone Reception
Amenities on Site: Stone Privies
GPS will get you to the site easily
From 101 N: Take Exit 489 toward Downtown Santa Rosa. Keep right to stay on Exit 489, follow signs for Third St/Downtown. Drive to 9th St. Continue straight onto Morgan St. Turn left onto 9th St
Come join the Barony of the Westermark at the annual Westermark Madness on Sunday, 22-
October 2023 at the San Francisco Archery Range in Pacifica, CA. This year's merriment
includes Heavy and Rapier fighting as well as Archery, A&S classes, fun, and a potluck feast.
Gate opens at 9:00 am and the site closes at 6:30 pm (~sunset). More detailed information can
be found on the Westermark Madness 2023 Website.
LOTS of fun for everyone! Chivalric combatants, challenge your friends to become the next
Thug or Shepherd, or maybe you want to team up with a comrade in arms and try your hand as
a two headed troll. Lots of Rapier scenarios will be held too, for the opportunity to be the next
Sharp of the Westermark. Archers can enjoy some novelty shoots and other shoots to find the
Hood of the Westermark! Artists can have fun with the pumpkin carving competition and enjoy
our A&S class taking place.
From our Arts & Sciences Officer, Mistress Sabrina de la Bere:
As promised I will be teaching a needlelace intro class (8 stitches – 7 of the stitches are used in
embroidery as well as lace) at Westermark Madness on Oct 22 (Sunday). Location is Pacifica.
Pre-reg will be appreciated. Materials cost of $10. Maximum 8 students. Please RSVP to this
notice to save your slot.
There will be a potluck style early dinner that will take place after the tournaments and court
concludes. If you are able, please bring a side dish or dessert to share, large enough to serve 4
to 8 persons and the Barony will provide the main course. Please make an ingredients list
available for those with food allergies. The Barony will provide shredded chicken, pulled pork
and roast beef as prepared by our own Baroness Alistair!
Please try to carpool as there is limited parking. We want many people to come, so join the
day trip together! Bring sun shades, chairs and tables.
Bring your own potable water – no water on site. Porta-potty will be available (We are not
Have Questions? See the Westermark Madness 2023 Website for detailed information,
schedules, and driving directions. Also contact Master Sean Tracy of Newbury
Donations accepted but not expected. Cash or checks only please!
San Francisco Archers
Rifle Range Rd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Directions to site:
- From the north: Take your best route to CA Hwy 1 southbound from San Francisco, exit at Sharp
Park Rd, and see the details in the map below.
- From the south (bay side): Heading north on I-280, take exit 41 for State Route 35 toward
Skyline Blvd/Pacifica. Turn left onto Sharp Park Rd, and see the details in the map below.
- From the south (coast side): Take your best route to CA Hwy 1 northbound from Half Moon Bay,
exit at Sharp Park Rd, and see the details in the map below.
Sibling rivalry at its finest!!
Come and have fun fighting your friends and family!
Please enter the park through the West Gate (where Crown and Coronet tournaments are usually held) — it is a sliding chain link fence gate. Look for the SCA signs! Be aware that since we are using this gate there will be a Hastings lock in place for all but the 2 hours the gate will be officially open. Please message if you need the combination.
If you are entering/exiting the park and the gate is closed, please make sure to close it behind you. There is a vagrancy issue and the park has asked us not to let extra people onto the property.
Terrain Description: a mostly level field
Site Accessibility: Close / Handicap Parking, Cell Phone Reception
Amenities on Site: Portable Privies, Shopping near by
From I-80: Take CA-12 West toward Napa/Sonoma. Turn right onto CA-29 North. Veer slightly to the right on CA-221 North toward Downtown Napa/Lake Berryessa. Turn right at Imola Ave., and the entrance to the park is approximately 1 mile on the right.
From US-101: Take CA-37 East toward Napa/Vallejo. Turn left on Ca-29 North/Sonoma Blvd. Veer slightly right on CA-221 North toward Downtown Napa/Lake Berryessa. Turn right at Imola Ave. and the entrance to the park is approximately 1 mile on the right.
From CA-12/121 (Carneros Hwy): Turn left on CA-29 North. Exit Imola Ave. and turn right at the light. Stay straight on Imola for 2.5 miles (approximately 6 minutes and 5 lights). Entrance to the park will be on the right.