SunDragon's spotlight event, Mixed Weapons War will be on March 14th through 16th, 2008.
We would like you all to know that this year you can go to the ACCEPS web site and preregister and prepay your site fees and feast fees at: http://acceps.ansteorra.org/index.php
Due to the popularity of this event we strongly encourage that you take advantage of the advance payment system through ACCEPS. There is a $1 per transaction fee and you will need a debit or credit card to make your reservation. THE DEADLINE FOR ACCEPS REGISTRATION IS MARCH 10TH! After that date you can only pay by cash or check made out to: Barony of SunDragon, SCA Inc. at the event.
As always this will be a busy event with lots of fighting. Their Excellencies Baron Ryan and Baroness Katheline will be holding their final court on Friday evening. Lord Robert and Lady Theresa will be invested as the next Baron and Baroness of SunDragon on Saturday morning. We have added Equestrian activities this year, so there will be equestrian tourneys on Saturday. Remember the site is an Equestrian Resort! So a lot of the site is open for your riding pleasure. There will be armored combat activities, rapier activities, youth combat activities and plenty of archery. Saturday evening is Robert and Theresa's Investiture Feast, put on by Lady Jacquelin de Normandie; the feast is by reservation only only so remember to get your reservation early because seating is limited. The annual Jugger Tourney will be conducted on Saturday evening. If you unfamiliar with our Jugger Tourney, it is a team activity that is a mix of armored combat and modern day football. On Sunday morning we rise to the Kon Hawke Memorial Helm Auction and Tournament. Proceeds go to support local nonprofit theater groups.
If nothing else just come out and enjoy this wonderful site. Empty Acres is a privately owned site with more than enough room for our activities. If you've never been here then you need to come and see it. We will be using the 17 acre grass field (yes, grass) that we used last October for our Baronial Champion and Chatelaine tourney weekend.
Site Fee is $12 for adults; youth under 18 are FREE. There is a $3.00 surcharge for nonmembers.
Feast fee is $7.00 and must be paid in advance. While there is no refund your reservation is transferable.
Stabling fees are very reasonable, call 623-691-6900 for more information. While stabling is available on first come first serve basis, I am trying to "wrangle" with the site on this to see about getting some specific stables.
The site, Empty Acres Equine Resort is in Buckeye, AZ 10300 South
Miller Road. This is private property within the city limits of
Buckeye AZ. To get there take Interstate 10 west to Miller Road
(exit 114). This is about 6 miles west of the Estrella Parkway
exit. Go south on Miller Road approximately 6.5 miles. If you
journey from Kingdom lands south of Granholme or from Burning Sands
take State Route 85 north out of Gila Bend. From State Route 85,
take Hazen Road (approximately 2-3 miles south of Buckeye Road) east
for approximately 1.8 miles to South Miller Road. Empty Acres is
located on the southwest corner of Hazen and Miller roads.
Barony of SunDragon (Buckeye, Arizona)