June Faire is Headed Our Way!

Artwork © 2017 Amber Boutet

Come to June Faire and fight in the war or participate in Archery, Thrown Weapons, Heavy Combat, Rapier, and Youth Combat activities. Take a stroll through the Artisan's Village. Enjoy shopping in the Merchant's Village!

June Faire is the Barony's opportunity to share what we do with the community. This year, our goal is to display all of our martial skills including: tourney fighting, war fighting, combat archery, rapier, target archery, and thrown weapons. Our Merchants will be in lovely greensward with a garden area. Arts and Sciences will feature an historical village and an additional area for expanded activities. Dance and music will abound!

Happenings at June Faire!

This is an extremely tentative list of the happenings planned for June Faire 2017. Expect this list to expand and grow, but this will give you a flavor of what we are planning!

Merchant Village

The merchants will be there in all their glory with great things to buy and lots of fun to be had!

Artisans Village

The Artisans Village will be in two areas with distinctly different and interesting foci.

SUPER SIX DONATION DERBY

From a FB post by THL Diana Cartier:

It is that time again! I will be hosting a SUPER SIX DONATION DERBY again this year, on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at our June Faire at the Norseland - Bremerton Airport, in Bremerton, WA! A SUPER SIX Derby means you only need to make 6 of one type of item!

I decided to have a theme this year!

It is: STRETCH YOURSELF! MAKE SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT NORMALLY KNOWN FOR MAKING! For example:. Since I am known for making Chain Maille items, I would do embroidery items. I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ENTERING THE DERBY BY MAKING A DONATION OF LARGESSE FOR THE TABLE!!

HERE ARE THE BASIC RULES FOR DONATING:

  1. All entrants must create 6 items based on a theme that are suitable for largesse:
      Examples:
    • 6 needle books
    • 6 hats from different (or the same) period (s)
    • 6 items suitable for a specific time period
    • 6 children's toys
    • 6 PAIRS of socks (6 individual socks would only be 3 pairs)
    The items need to be the same, but colors and styles can be different (such as 6 chain maille necklaces in 6 different weaves and/or colors).
  2. All entries must be tagged with your name, your branch (barony, shire, canton, etc), and a description of your entry....materials should be listed (ie: felted wool ball or linen ball filled with polyester fill).
  3. Please list what your item is made of: Cloth type such as wool. and metal for jewelry, such as nickel, should be listed due to the possibility of allergies.
  4. Items need not be documentable as this is not an Arts and Sciences competition.
  5. Items should not have heraldry on them as they are meant to be given to other areas
  6. .
  7. Please no food, drink or scented items per the Crown's request for largesse.
  8. Please take any potential international border crossings into consideration...seed items and other things can be a concern at the border.
  9. Items need to be ready to be gifted the day of the competition.

JUDGING: The judging will be done by the 'beads in a cup' method. Each person (including each entrant) is allowed one vote which is done by putting one bead in the cup in front of the donation entry that you like the best.

PRIZES!! The winner of the Dirty Dozen Donation Derby is the person with the most beads in their entry's cup. The winner gets to select one item from each of the other competitors. So if there is 12 entries, the winner gets to pick one item from each of the other 11 entries. There will also be a prize for "Baron and Baroness' Choice" and a prize for "King and Queen's Choice" After all the prizes are given out, the donations that are left, will be divided evenly between the Barony of Dragon's Laire and the Kingdom.

If you would like to enter the derby, please send your SCA name, modern name, email and the name of your donation to Lady Diana Cartier at diana.cartier@yahoo.com before May 31st.

It is not necessary for you to sign up for the Derby, but this way, I will know how many entries we will have so that I will be able to have enough tables to display them all!!

See you at June Faire!
THL Diana Cartier

Martialate Activities

Saturday:

  • War scenarios with combat archery
  • Tourney scenarios
  • Archery: A variety of fun novelty shoots
  • Thrown Weapons: Standard range
  • Heavy Eric: Demonstrations of fighting styles.
  • Rapier: Demonstrations of Rapier and Cut and Thrust

Sunday:

  • Thrown Weapons Invitational - We invite the Top Ten throwers from recent years to participate in this fun competition.
  • Target Archery competition - Want a custom set of Arrows made by Baron Evrard? Win this competition!

Special Event: King's Fighter Practice

His Majesty, King Styrkarr, invites all fighters to a most unusual fighter practice. He promises any fighter who chooses to take the field lots of fighting, an opportunity to carefully observe Royal Peers fight during a special Challenge Exhibition, and the opportunity to challenge a Royal Peer in honorable combat.

His Majesty will present a pouch of fine silver coins to the fighter He deems most worthy this day.

Norseland Field
Time: 9:00am - Noon
Date: Sunday, June 4th

Schedule:

  • 9 AM - Open Fighter Practice - Pickups with anyone on the field. Open to all fighters.
  • 10AM - Royal Peer Challenge Exhibition - Royal Peers make challenges with one another as they wish.
  • 11 AM - Open Challenges - Any fighter may challenge any Royal Peer that is participating

Merchants! Registration Extended Until March 8th!

The following documents contain information and registration forms for Merchants. Please read the appropriate information sheet before filling out (and submitting) the appropriate registration form. Thank you!

Note: Registration for Merchants has been extended until 8th March! So get those forms in, we'd love to have you come merchant with us!

For more information email Lord Kamar, the June Faire Merchant Coordinator/Liaison.

Pre-Registration and Event Registration Fees

The Registration Fees are as follows:

  • Weekend: Adults, 18 and older: $20 ($5 Member Discount). Ages 17 and Under: Free
  • Day Trip: Adults, 18 and older: $15 ($5 Member Discount). Ages 17 and Under: Free
  • Modern Guests: 18 and older: $10. Ages 17 and Under: Free

Information about Pre-registration will be coming out soon and posted here as soon as it does. Remember, pre-registration will secure your place in the best camping area.

RVs

RVs are welcome on site. Here is a pdf document that will give you the information you need to know to bring your RV. Please remember to pre-register and tell them you are bringing an RV. Also, email the RV coordinator, Thomas of Salisbury, with your requirements as listed in the pdf!

The Site

Junefaire will be held at Norseland, in Bremerton, again. The site has been completely reconfigured to enhance ease of access for campers to the public Demo area and war field. All the public Demo activities; including the War, A&S and Merchants; will be on the top, and coolest, level of the site. All camping will be on the comfortable middle level, which has amazing views of the Olympic Mountains. SCA Parking will be on the lowest level.

Site Hours

The site will be open from Noon on Friday June 2nd. It will close at 3 pm on Sunday, June 4th.

The Demo event, when we invite modern visitors to June Faire, is happening on SATURDAY, June 3rd, only.

Tentative Map of June Faire Site

Tentative Basic Layout for June Faire 2017, (map creation © 2016 Amanda Zeitler)

Directions

Make your best way to Gorst on Highway 16. In Gorst, take WA 3 West towards the Bremerton National Airport. In approximately five miles, you will reach the Bremerton National Airport. At the Airport, take a right on to Imperial Way, and then an immediate left on to SW Sentinel Peak Way.

Map to Site