oin us for Cherry Blossom Festival at the
Jewel Lake Parish. The site will be open from
noon until eight. This year’s festivities
include a Go competition, with sign-up open from
noon to 2pm (instructions will be provided for
those who don’t know how to play the game).
There will be an exciting Rapier tourney
(beginning at 2pm) followed by a thematic Broken
Bridge Battle, for the heavy fighters.
Afterwards, there will be time for ‘blossom
viewing’, games, and mingling. Children’s A&S
will feature kite making.
Our Baroness, Elspeth, is hosting a
competition for table decorating, with winners
announced in the evening court after dinner.
Each table will be given a couple sprigs of
cherry blossoms to include in their scheme how
Dinner will begin at 5pm, and we will have an
onigiri potluck. Onigiri are balls of rice with
filling inside of them. Each person should bring
enough of something that goes with rice, such as
shredded chicken or pork, for at least one to
two people. You can bring more, if you like, but
only a couple spoonfuls of each dish will be
needed for each onigiri. Be sure to bring a card
listing the ingredients of the dish.
Refrigeration is available on site.
White rice, gloves, and onigiri packing
skills will be provided. Miso soup, mochi, and
tea will also be included with the meal.
Site information: Jewel Lake
Parish, 3833 Strawberry Rd, Anchorage, AK 99502.
Take your best route to Strawberry Road. It is
at the end closest to Jewel Lake.
Site opens at 12pm (noon) and closes at 8pm.
Event Fee is Adults: $10 Children: (ages
6-18) $5 Under 5: Free Family Cap: $40. $5
non-member surcharge applies.
Autocrats: Leonia the Mouse
and Adam of Eskalya
Missing your armor? Have an urge to enter an
A&S contest? Long winter got you down? Not to
worry! Your Prince has heard your plight and
offers entertainments to enliven the spring and
prepare the armies of Oertha for tourney season!
Sharpen your swords and rapiers, fletch your
arrows and put quill to parchment with your bardic
skills; pull out your banners and prepare to dress
your camp in all its pageantry. His Highness desires
to see Oertha in all its finery, taste of its best
desserts and brewed drinks, and play games of skill
and chance. He offers prizes for many tourneys,
games and contests – with feasting and bardic to
celebrate it all. Join Him: attend classes,
celebrate Chivalry and earn points toward a grand
prize, while toasting the inspiration of your
consort and the future in our small Treasures.
The festivities begin on Friday night, with Tyr’s
Torchlight Tourney, and conclude on Sunday, with a
Teddy Bear Tea, sponsored by Her Highness Dagmar,
for the delight of the Treasures. See the list of
entertainments below and plan to enter many to win
points and glory.
PRIZES: A sampling of AWESOME items, worthy of
gifting by His Highness, many hand-crafted by
Oerthan artisans, given by His Highness to enrich
Contests and Entertainments:
Heavy fighting: Tyr’s Torchlight Tourney, Prize
Tourney (with points awarded for period kit,
chivalry, display of knightly virtues) and the
Viscountess’ Brunch Tourney on Sunday morning.
Rapier fighting: Prize Tourney (with points
awarded for period kit, chivalry, display of
knightly virtues) and other tourneys to be
Archery: William Tell Shoot, target shooting.
A&S Contests: Period “tourney” garb; bardic arts:
original song/story/poem; brewing competitions; and
Tasty Desserts competition! Other ADULT competitions
on Saturday night will be announced at court.
Children’s games: Dragon Feet races, “Toss
Across” and boffer spear throwing, etc. The Teddy
Bear Tea on Sunday will keep them busy while adults
break down/pack – snacks will be provided.
Needful information: Lunch on
Saturday will be soups & breads; Feast on Saturday
will be a sponsored potluck, with His Highness
providing the meat, and other items potluck, by
mundane last name:
A-L Vegetable side dish
M-R Starchy side dish
S-Z Breads and Spreads
Allergen Note: No Fish, No Onions, No Jalapenos
Site information: Camp Carlquist
Boy Scout Camp (Edmonds Lake: 23001 Gorsuch Rd.,
Event Fee $10/adult (over 12 years), $5 Treasures
(2-12 years), Babes in Arms = FREE; Family $30
Autocrat: Margarita di Calvi
(Gretchen Thompson), on behalf of His Highness
Spring has sprung and cabin fever is running
rampant through the Barony! Come join us as we
shake off the last bits of winter and rush
forward to enjoy the warmth of summer! Wear your
funniest garb creations, dust off your old
jokes, prepare your silly walks, and let us
bring in the new season together!
Activities will include a Fool’s Pas for both
heavy and rapier fighters, a competition for the
new Fool of Winter’s Gate (a best skit or
recitation under 2 minutes), the Baroness’ whim
of the best “You Know You’re in the SCA When”
story, The Baron’s Whim of Green Pea dishes (to
be judged by the Baroness…who is NOT a pea
fan!), and the A&S competition of the best
period looking silly garb (a florescent Viking
or a Tie-dyed Tudor for example). Dinner will be
aimed for 6pm and will be a traditional Winter’s
Gate Potluck. Please bring a labeled dish that
will feed at least 8.
Come, have fun, and let silliness reign!
Site Information: Walden
Estates Community Center, 1108 Hampstead Ave,
Fairbanks, AK 99701. Make your best way to Danby
Street, turn onto either Hampstead Ave or
Bainbridge Blvd. The Community Center is located
where the two streets meet.
Site is open from Noon till 10pm.
Site Fee: $5 for adults (+ $5 for adult
non-members), $3 for ages 6- 16, and 5 and under
are free; $15 family cap. Please make checks out
to "SCA, Inc -Barony of Winters Gate".
Autocrat: Margery Garret
(Michele Griffin). Please contact the autocrat
with any questions or concerns.