Now bend your ear to this! Our beloved shire is under siege from traitorous swivel tongued pirates! We have successfully negotiated a parley, but our pantries are depleted Come and defend our Shire's honor or join the pirates and convince these scurvy knaves they can be defeated!
We need siege cooks to concoct a feast fit for kings! This siege has been long and both the ships and the town have found our pantries depleted. So we send out this call across the land for the best siege cooks to come and prepare a feast for our parley. In the pantry you will find 5 mystery items including some form of salt meat. Cooks may add a maximum of two fresh herbs/spices (unlimited), maximum of three dried herbs/spices (limited to 1/4 ounce each), one fresh fruit -OR- vegetable - limit 1 pound. Cooking will be done at Ocean beach you may either bring your own fire pits or use the ones provided (limit 4). If you’re using the provided pits you will need to bring a grate. Of course you will need your cookware. From this you will provide a meal for 6-10 people.
We would also like to put forth a challenge to those pirates who think to pillage our fair shire! Our best defenders shall gather on the beach to ward off attacking pirates with rapier and blade! Scenarios will include ship to shore, dune battles, and something to do with zombies and possibly Blood of Heroes and other fun and wonderful scenarios.
There will also be several games during the day for those who don’t fight or cook.
Location: Ocean Beach, between Lincoln and Fulton streets, San Francisco
While the fighting still rages outside, the Shire is negotiating with the pirates. To impress them into thinking we can stand the siege for much longer, we need to prepare a feast using just the dwindling supplies in our larder.
Site opens at 10 am (Help setting up early is always welcome)
Armor inspections at 11 am
Cooks will be allowed to start their fires at 11am
Rapier Scenarios begin 11:30
Cooking will begin at Noon
Potluck lunch 1:00
Open bardic at lunch
Cooking Judging at 4pm
Site closes at 6pm
From North Bay - From Golden Gate Bridge, take 19th Ave exit (on right 1/4-mile after toll plaza) onto Park Presidio Drive. Turn Right on Fulton. Follow Fulton west, turn Left on the Great Highway
From East Bay: Take Hwy 80 west across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco. Continue on Hwy 101 South. Stay in the right-hand lanes and follow the signs toward the Golden Gate Bridge *
From South Bay: Take Highway 101 North (Bayshore
Freeway). As you approach San Francisco, stay in the left lane towards the Golden Gate Bridge. *
*You’ll exit onto Octavia Blvd. Octavia Blvd. will automatically turn left on Fell Street. Follow Fell Street until it splits and turn right onto Stanyan Street. Turn left on Fulton Street. Follow Fulton west until you turn left at the Great Highway.
There is a large parking lot at Ocean Beach.