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 a 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.

Silent Auction

In keeping with the spirit of Their Magesties Styrkarr and Stjarna's whole hearted endorsement of the Arts and Sciences, and with a keen response to our Cousin Baron Ivan Drengr of Stromgard's challenge, Dragon's Laire has decided to hold a charity auction. The proceeds of said auction will be donated to our friends, neighbors, Noble Cousins, and Barony of Blatha An Oir. They have been victims of theft most foul; their wordly possessions spiriting away by thieves in the night.

We, Baron Conchobar and Baroness Eilidh charge our artisans, and any whom wish to participate in this most noble Kingdom, to create articles of fine quality, beauty, and worth so inspiring as to part the most thrifty of bidders from their coins.

If the spirit is willing, but the fingers will not cooperate, we welcome donations of raw materials such as leather, fabric, or horn.

Be (carefully) creative. You can auction off a service you are known for, such as cooking a meal at An Tir West War, or a book you have found fascinating or useful. Think how you shine the best, and turn that into something amazing.

We are confident that the indomitable talent, and generosity of Dragon's Laire will push back the shadows of misfortune that have beset Blatha An Ior, and help restore their glory.

Download a flier with the auction information here.

An Important Note from the Marshal!

June Faire will be WAR!!

I, THL Arqai Ne'urin, will be acting as MIC for June Faire 2017 and it is approaching. If you are planning on fighting at the war please be advised there WILL be inspections of all armored participants. I will assume that site waivers will cover the the fighting waiver as well, but I will insist on valid fight cards to be presented at time of inspection.

If a fighter wishes, I will accept them showing me their entry on the An Tir Lists website on THEIR phone. I will not be able to take the time to look them up. I don't know if cell service is available on site, so it would be best and simplest just to be sure you have your card.

On a similar note, I personally will not be authorizing any new fighters at the event nor will I be renewing cards. But if you can find another senior marshal willing to authorize you, that will be acceptable.

In summary, no fighter card, no fighting.

In service,
THL Arqai Ne'urin

June Faire 2017, Heavy Marshal in Charge

Sent to the Dragon's Laire Webmistress on 04/06/2017

Martialate Activities: On the War Field!

Friday

  • Torchlight Bear Meat Tourney
  • Torchlight Tourney on the Rapier Field on the Norseland Field (for detailed information, download the pdf here)
    • Friday Night Pregame – I’ll most likely kill you in the morning
      • Bear Pit Tourney. Wounds retained. After winning five fights in a row, a fighter must cede the field.
      • All participants get to keep one token to bring over to Saturday. This should motivate people to fight on Friday, but won’t penalize too severely people who can’t make it in time.
      • Armor inspection at 7 pm. Fighting starts at 7:30 pm. Fighting ends at dark.
  • Candlelight shoot on the Archery Range
  • Not quite a candle throw on the Thrown Weapons Range

Saturday

  • War scenarios with combat archery
  • Heavy Field Scenarios
    • Live steel bolt siege demo (against shield mounted on straw bales.)
    • Open Field Battle - Crossbows vs longbows line up in front of troops for 1 minute of arrow volleys before armies attack. Ballistae. Thrown weapons. Die in place. No res.
    • Open Field Battle - No missiles. Res: 3 lives
    • Cabbage Ball
    • Norse Longships Raiding: 3 Norse longships raiding a village. They are met at the beach by a much smaller band of Anglo Saxons villagers. Boats come up to blue tarps indicating the shoreline. Norse wade ashore in waist deep water, so must come in at a walk. Pick the best warriors to be in the boats. Villagers are the common folk protecting their homes, not the best warriors, some are archers. Die in place.
    • Live steel against shield demos (shields mounted on straw bales)
      • Norse great axe against shield
      • Ballista against shield
      • Javelins against shield
    • Champion's Battle: Dragon's Laire vs Baltha an Oir
    • Progressive Melee: no missiles. 1 on 1 - they form team of 2. Two teams of 2 fight, they form team of 4. Etc, until 2 armies fight. Strategy: pick the best warrior bands to fight as you grow your army.
    • Cabbage Ball: If players are available
    • Missiles vs Heavy Charge: Archers on left wing, troops in center and right. No archers in attacking side. Die in place. No res.
    • Castle Battle: Siege outside. All missiles. 2 res inside, 5 res outside.
    • Grand Melee: Start in a circle. Can't attack the man next to you. 6 foot and under weapons. No missiles. No res.
    • Live steel bolt siege demo (against shield mounted on straw bales.)
    • Baron Sir Gernon's Pas D'armes Barrier Tourney
  • Archery Range: A variety of fun novelty shoots and Period Looking Targets!
  • Thrown Weapons Range: Standard range, and possibly some Novelties
  • Heavy Eric: Demonstrations of fighting styles.
  • Rapier Field: Demonstrations of Rapier (for detailed information, download the pdf here)
    • Scenario One – I am not left handed
    • Scenario Two – The Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp (aka Burning Ship Fight)
    • Scenario Three – Showdown in the Thieves Forest (aka Blood of Heroes)
    • Scenario Four – Have Fun Storming the Castle (aka Gate Battle)
  • Special Invitation: Near the Rapier Field - Christopher Stanley shall play his Master's Prize... for more details click here for the poster!

Sunday

  • 10am Sharp!- Thrown Weapons Top 10 Invitational Tournament - Bring a prize to enter the tournament! All items will be placed on the blanket, highest score gets first pick! Here's an awesome poster for the Invitational!
  • 9am until Noon - Target Archery competition - Want a custom set of Arrows made by Baron Evrard? Win this competition! This will be a combination of SSAC and Fun Shoots for the competition.
  • 9am until Whenever, or Noon…. Whichever comes first? - Rapier Fighter Practice: Do Garter challenges! Get lessons! Do sparring! (for detailed information, download the pdf here)
  • 9:00am - Noon - Sunday's Special Heavy Field Event: King's Fighter Practice on the Norseland Fields - The Royal Exhibition (see below)
Special Event: The Royal Exhibition

His Royal Majesty Styrkarr Jarlskald invites all of those great nobles of the realm, those who have ruled these great lands, to join him at June Faire for a most glorious exhibition of skill.

This will be an Exhibition that gives Royal Peers an opportunity to test each other and then receive challenges from those who would learn from the great fighters of An Tir!

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

Schedule:

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

Download a flier with all the info here!

Pre-Registration and Event Registration and Land Grab!

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

Pre-Registration is easy this year! There is a lovely google form to fill out. It will automagically email your information to the registration and camping people. You will need to still send in a check, the information to do that is on the registration form!

PRE-REGISTER - click here!

Large Group 'Land Grabs'

If you are camping with a large group, you will need to have some more information and submit your 'land grab' to the Camping Coordinator: Camping Coordinator: Lord Temren.

You'll need to submit the answers the following questions and don't forget to mention your and land grab group in your pre-reg, and remember all your groups' campers must be pre-registered!:

  • Name of Group Contact:
  • Phone and E-mail of Group Contact:
  • Name of Group: (Example: BAO Barony, Dragon's Laire Encampment, Myrmidons)
  • Full Space Requested In Feet: (for example 80x40)
  • Names of those camping in the land grab: Example:
    • Bob Minter and his 3 kids
    • Mary and Jim Gordon and 2 kids
    • Sara Williams and Alex Davis, and 2 dogs
  • Loud, Quiet or General Camp Area?
  • Period Tents, Modern Tents, Mix of Both?
  • Are there any accommodations you need? (We cannot promise we can meet them all but we can try)

Please submit the answers to these questions through the online Land Grab Form!. And Remember Pre-Registration and Land Grab end on May 13th!

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!

Merchants At June Faire!

We are greatly looking forward to seeing these wonderful merchants at June Faire. They help make this an awesome event!

Merchants Planning to Attend June Faire

  • 7 Meadows Archery
  • AMR Wood craft
  • Autumn Creek
  • Burnt Village Wares
  • D&D Chain Maille
  • Dark Gift
  • DragonStorm Sports
  • Fa'el forge
  • Frigga Green Needle
  • Fur Connection, The
  • Gaean Allusions Pottery
  • Guild of St. Rapunzel
  • Hair by Lindsey
  • Hawk and Dove Leather
  • Inky Quills Soap
  • Iron Dragon Trading
  • Lilla Rose
  • Nordic Traders
  • Norse Gypsy Forge
  • Redwolf
  • Sacked Village Archer
  • Serendipity Jewelry
  • Serendipity spice company
  • Silverthorne Crafts
  • Sons of Odins Forge
  • Sparrowhawk Studio
  • Tandy Leather
  • The Kneadry
  • The Traveling Trading Company
  • Tiny Ring Jewelry
  • Pastiche

Food Merchants planning to attend June Faire

  • Caveman Eats - Burges/Sausages/Fries some GF
  • Jaime les Crepes - Sweet and savory Crepes, bottled drinks
  • Pony Espresso - Coffee & Coffee drinks
  • Smokin Robinson - BBQ
  • Viking Feast Ice Cream - Ice Cream

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)

Map Key:

  • Event Level:
    • Green: Merchant Space
    • Soft Pinkish Purple: A&S Activities
    • Red: Heavy Martialled Activities
    • Light Blue: Rapier Activities
    • Yellow: Archery and Thrown Weapons (Missile)
    • Orange: Vigil Space and TBD
    • Dark Blue: Pavillions for Shade
  • Camp Level:
    • Red: Pre-Reg Camping
    • Orange: RV parking
    • Light Purple: Dragon's Laire and possible Royal Encampment
    • Hot Pink: Loud Camping
    • Pink: Campground Parking for those staying Overnight
    • Green: Day Trip Parking
    • Yellow: Overflow Parking
  • To Be Labeled:
    • Over Flow Camping
    • Food Vendor Locations.
    • Handicapped Parking

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