[WES] Beltane Coronation

Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of Their Heirs. Come celebrate with the West and participate in the myriad of activities planned!

If you are not camping, there are hotels in nearby Arbuckle (approximately 15 minutes away) as well as in nearby Dunnigan (approximately 20 minutes away).

Parking will be away from camping, so plan to offload and move your vehicles. The road to the camping areas could be difficult to navigate for some of our less mobile members, so please plan accordingly and help out when you can.

Site Rules:

No Ground fires; only contained, attended and above-ground fires with a fire extinguisher within 20 feet are allowed.  

THERE IS NO POTABLE WATER ON SITE. Please be sure to bring your own water for drinking and washing.  

Pets allowed, must be on a leash at all times. Please be aware that the owner lives on site and does have dogs and horses on the property as well, so be respectful.  

Wooden Spoon: Fine White Manchet. This was the fine, white bread of the upper classes. Make a loaf of plain Manchet. Again, no seeds, fruit, fillings, herbs, or other enhancements. What we are looking for is your skill in bread baking, ie. texture, color, loft and quality of crumb and crust. You may use an egg wash to give a sheen to the crust.

Your entry should be accompanied by:
1. Your recipe
2. Period recipe if available
3. A maximum of 500 words documentation
4. About ΒΌ cup of your starter
And remember, presentation is an important part of any entry.

A & S:
There will be a Friday night bardic and Saturday afternoon class (TBA) as well as the competitions!
Practical Science: Brewing
Technical Science: Metalworking
Performing Arts- Original Composition (not
limited to musical compositions)

Horse Info:
Equestrian autocrat: Else Hunrvogt

There is horse camping available, with a myriad of equestrian activities planned. There will be a hose and spigot available in the horse camping area for drinking water for the horses. Please be aware that you will need to bring portable fencing for your animals, though some pipe pen corrals may be available for an additional fee.

Equestrian activities will include a mounted hunt and formation riding on Saturday and Historic Mounted Combat Drills including an Introduction to Mounted Wrestling and Mounted Long Sword. There is plenty of space for portable pens and 12x24 pipe pens or 20x20 electric pens are also available for $25/pen for the weekend. Please reserve a pen with Else by 4/21/13.

Jerry Bestpitch will be providing rental horses for Saturday's activities. He plans to be on-site and ready to match folks up with horses by 8:00 a.m. The cost is $120/horse. We need a minimum of 5 horse reserved by 4/21. Jerry is willing to entertain horse sharing and half-day rentals. Call or email him to make reservations 916-991-9500.

Autocrat: Arianwen ferch Morgan

Site Information:
Pitt Family Ranch
5455 Sand Creek Road
Arbuckle, CA 95912
United States

Start Time:
Site open: Noon on Friday. Please be prepared to be off the property by 4:00 p.m.

Directions:

Please be aware that Google/Yahoo maps and navigation programs sometimes do not put you in the right spot. Please be sure to follow these directions after you reach I-5.

From South (Modesto etc.): Take 99N. Take the I-80W/SF/I-5/CA99/US-50E/South Lake Tahoe exit onto US-50W towards SF/I-5/I-80/Redding. Continue on Capital City Fwy (I-80BR West.) Take the I-5/CA99/LA/Redding exit onto I-5N towards Redding. Take exit #566/Arbuckle/College City. Turn left onto Hillgate Rd. Continue on Cortina School Rd, then turn left onto Sand Creek Rd. Continue on Sand Creek Road for three miles, look for SCA signs. Please drive slowly once on Sand Creek Road, lots of potholes and wildlife!

From East (Bay Area etc.): Get to I-80E towards Sacramento. Take exit #56/I-505N/Winters/Redding onto I-505N. Merge/continue on I-5N. Take exit #566/Arbuckle/College City. Turn left onto Hillgate Rd. Continue on Cortina School Rd, then turn left onto Sand Creek Rd. Continue on Sand Creek Road for three miles , look for SCA signs. Please drive slowly once on Sand Creek Road, lots of potholes and wildlife!

From North (Redding etc.): Take I-5S towards Sacramento. Take exit #566/Arbuckle/College City. Turn left onto Putnam Way. Turn right onto Hillgate Rd. Continue on Cortina School Rd, then turn left onto Sand Creek Rd. Continue on Sand Creek Road for three miles, look for SCA signs. Please drive slowly once on Sand Creek Road, lots of potholes and wildlife!

From West (Marysville etc.): Take CA-20W. Turn left onto Sycamore Cutoff Road. Turn left onto CA-45. Turn right onto Sycamore Slough Rd. Turn right onto Grimes-Arbuckle Rd. Turn left to stay on Grimes-Arbuckle Rd, then turn right to stay on Grimes-Arbuckle Rd. Turn right onto 5th St. Continue on Hillgate Rd. Continue on Cortina School Rd, then turn left onto Sand Creek Rd. Continue on Sand Creek Road for three miles , look for SCA signs. Please drive slowly once on Sand Creek Road, lots of potholes and wildlife!