The holidays are coming, and so is the Annual Beaconsgate Boar Hunt. We will be at our traditional site, Camp Herms. In addition to the Hunt during the day, we will have many activities within the hall (dancing, singing, music, games) for non-fighters and tired fighters. Please plan to bring something for your lunch if you are coming on site early.
For those of you who may not know, a Boar Hunt is a fighting activity, with fighters armed with two maces playing the part of the Boar. Hunters are armed with spears, and hounds with daggers. There are also unarmored dogs, who seek out the boars and bark when they are discovered -- this can be a great role for a mature child accompanied by a responsible adult. If there is enough interest (and a qualified volunteer marshal), we may add a hunt for rapier fighters.
The cook for the Feast this year is Vigdis vestfirska. The menu will be announced in the December issue of the Page, and will be available on this website. Please contact Vigdis at email@example.com if you have any concerns about allergies, or if you are a vegetarian and are planning to attend the feast. The feast will begin around 5 pm, subject to event considerations.
Site Information: Camp Hermes, El Cerrito, CA. Site opens at 10am, and closes at 10pm. Anyone onsite at 10:01 is part of the clean-up crew.
Tickets are $15 for the feast; please contact the Autocrat about reservations. The tickets are limited. All are welcome to attend and participate in the Hunt. There is no site fee; donations will be accepted to help the Province cover the cost of the site.
Autocrat: Eilis O'Boirne firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: From the South: Take Hwy 80 to El Cerrito and exit at Central Ave. Turn left on San Pablo Ave and right on Moeser Ln. At Arlington Rd, turn left. Turn right on Thor's Bay Rd. Follow signs to Camp Hermes. From the North: Take Hwy 80 to the Cutting Blvd exit and turn left. Turn right on San Pablo Ave, then left on Potrero Ave. At Arlington Rd, turn right. Then turn left on Thors Bay Rd and follow the signs to Camp Hermes.
Province of the Mists (El Cerrito, California)