Welcome to Layli al-Waqud! Night of the Bonfires and Bardic Bedlam! Join the Shire of Crystal Mynes and the Shire March of the Grimfells for Layli al-Waqud, the Night of the Bonfires! Featuring Bardic Bedlam!
Fight for the Stability of Al- Andalus or to Restore the Glories of Hispania! Show your martial prowess in either heavy weapons or with the Calon Steel Project! Or, demonstrate your prowess with the bow in the exciting archery challenges!
Take Classes in the Arts and Sciences of Spain! Learn New Tips and Tricks from Master Bards as Bedlam Breaks Out!
Show your skill as an artisan in competitions for the best period lighting display, or on the theme of fire in any medium! Bards will have to keep their wits to win a variety of fun and exciting challenges throughout the day!
A hearty taverna lunch of soups and stews will fuel you during the day, followed by a sumptuous feast of the best of Andalusian and Roman Cuisine!
Activities for Children will be offered through the day!
The Event will be held at Camp Mintahama in Joplin, Missouri! 7013 Eland Road, Joplin, MO 64804
- Take your best route to I-44 in Joplin, Missouri
- Exit 6 (Main St & Rt 86)
- Turn South on South Main Street (aka Hearns Blvd)
- Just over 1 mile, the road will fork at the junction of Rt 86 & State Rd NN. Bear Left on St Rd NN
- 3/4 of a mile, turn right on Dutch Elm Drive
- 3/4 of a mile, the road will fork at the junction of Dutch Elm Drive & Eland Road. Bear Left on Eland Road
- 3/4 of a mile, you will see the green and white trefoil sign for Camp Mintahama on your left (7013 Eland Road)
Activities and Schedules
Heavy Weapons Tournament
Calontir Steel Tournament
Archery and Thrown Weapons- Archery at the event will feature several static shoots, a clout shoot of 60-100 yards and a swinging pendulum challenge for those interested in thrown weapons.
Arts and Sciences Competitions
Best Period Lighting- Bring your best period lighting source to show off!
Best "fire" in any medium- The Theme is Fire! Use your creativity to explore it in any medium!
Arts and Sciences Classes- We have some awesome classes lined up!
10 AM- Sephardic History with HL Esther bat Moshe
11 AM- Sephardic Cultures Round Table with HL Esther bat Moshe OR Andalusian Clothing and Culture with HL Catalina de Arazuri
1PM Islamic and Christian Prayer Beads with Lady Constantia
2 PM The History of Las Cantigas with HRH Conna OR 13th Century Material Culture with HL Henry Percival
3PM 13th Century Furniture with Lord David McKuen
Bardic Classes!- More Bardic Classes than you can shake a stick at! A complete class list coming after Gulf Wars!
Bardic Challenges! - Test your skill and wits by entering one of the fun bardic challenges! Themes coming soon!
An Exciting Auction Benefiting Archery in Crystal Mynes!