[ANT] William Tell XXV

CALLING ALL ARCHERS, THROWN WEAPONS PEOPLE,  EQUESTRIANS AND ALL OTHERS WHO WOULD HELP US CELEBRATE THE 25TH YEAR OF THE OLDEST ARCHERY EVENT OF THE KINGDOM!!!  YES INDEED, YOU HAVE READ THAT CORRECTLY!!  THE SILVER ANNIVERSARY!!  Silver will be the theme for the weekend.

William Tell XXV
August 27, 2010 to August 29, 2010 -
River's Bend
Kelso & Longview-Cowlitz Counties, WA
Autocrat: Her Ladyship Magda of Deerhurst

There will be archery competitions for all archers, including combat archers! This will be the premier event for our Protector competition!  Come and compete to be our Protector for the next year. We are requesting a letter of intent turned in to the Autocrat before the competition begins.

We will still have the regular levels of competitions in Royal Rounds and York. Of course the Novelty Shoot to hunt the "dread purple beast that shall not be named " will be again sponsored by the Seneschal. We must eliminate this fearsome creature!!!

The finest Thrown Weapons Competitors will be challenging Throwers of the entire Kingdom to come and fling sharp pointy things and try for wonderful prizes and much word fame.

A Russ Run will be held, check the site copy for time.

Equestrians:  I have heard that we have one of the finest competitions in the Kingdom, and certainly  we will have some of the finest prizes!

Ladies: we will once again have the traditional Memorial Bocce Tournament. Preceeded by the 2nd Annual Ladies Tea.

Men:  You were so thoughtful and giving last year with "cleaning up" the leftovers from the ladies tea, that we thought you should have a "tea" of your own.

Children:  There will be Bocce Tournament for you also. Plus a Dragon Hunt and other amusements to make this a happy event for you.

MEN: We have heard your cries for a Men's Bocce Tournament and so we will hold a tournament for you also.

The Accademia de Studiosi  will have classes to please many interests.  These will be posted as they are confirmed with the instructors and registration can be put in place.

MERCHANTS ROW:  For your shopping pleasure there will be many merchants of different specialties.  The Golden Lemon will be in attendance to provide wonderful lemonade and other delicacies!

Traveler's soup will be available on Friday evening for a suggested donation of $3. It includes, soup, bread, brownies.

Every morning there will be coffee, tea, hot chocolate available by gate. Donations to cover the cost of supplies will be appreciated.

Gold Key will be available by Gate.

Please check back often and our website for updates and additions.  The Autocrat team will be working diligently to make this an amazing celebration of our Silver Anniversary!!

Now for some of the more unexciting bits of business:

The horse stalls were lost in the flood last year, equestrian people will need to supply a portable stall for their horses.

Smoking will only be allowed in the designated area and your own personal camp using proper disposal.  This is a soccer field so please do not throw the butts on the ground. Please be mindful of your neighbors, who may be sensitive or allergic to smoke!

This is a dry time of year so fire danger may be very high.  Fires only allowed 18 inches off the ground, please be careful of sparks. No unattended fires, they will be put out!!! It is possible that no fires will be allowed if the danger is too high. No unattended flame torches.

Dogs:  SCA law states that dogs must be contained or on a leash with a person attached at the other end.  Unfortunately, past incidences have forced us to now strictly enforce this.

There is a lake next to the site, be mindfull of your children.

If you are bringing children that are not your own, you MUST bring the SCA required forms signed by the parent and a copy of their driver's license. The children cannot be at the event without these forms.

This is a discreetly wet site, please use period containers.

Site fees:   Great News!!!!   We have adjusted the pricing to lower some just a bit!!!!!

Adults 18 and older: $15
Youth 6 through 17: $8
5 and under: free
Family cap:                 $48

Daytrip:
Adults:                     $10
Youth:                      $5
Children                   free
NMS fee of $5 applies to adult non members.

Site opens:  Noon Friday August 27 and closes 5pm on Sunday August 29

Merchants may enter earlier to set up, call the Autocrat to set a time. We will be on site starting on Wednesday, my cell will be with me at all times.

Lead Autocrat:  HL Magda of Deerhurst - email - purpleflutterby28@yahoo.com; cell - 360-431-8307

Site Info:
Name: Kalama Fairgrounds
Corner of Old Pac. Hwy 99 & Kalama River Road
Kalama, WA 98625

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions :
From I-5 take Exit 32 (Kalama River Rd.), located between Kelso and Kalama, WA.
Turn EAST as you exit the freeway – the fairgrounds are visible from the off-ramp.
Turn LEFT turn onto Old Hwy. 99,
Make an immediate RIGHT turn into the fairgrounds parking lot.