Partito Di Autunno

Greetings good gentles! Come one, come all... the cry goes out for supporters of Italy, France and Spain! Ask not what your country can do for you... but what you can do to earn points for the country of your choice.

In 1494 Charles VIII of France invaded Italy and was forced to retreat by the coalition of Spain, the Holy Roman Emperor, the Pope, Venice, and Milan. Join us for the war between Italy, France, and Spain, and see if history can be rewritten!!!!!

Which country will you support? Italy, France, Spain? Points can be earned by everyone, big or small, for the country of their choice in the variety of competitions held throughout the day. There will be a Bear Pit (heavy), rapier, thrown weapons, brewing, bardic, Middle Eastern dance, and open A&S competitions. There will be activities for children where they, too, can help the country of their choice. Should the weather prove to be uncooperative-rain events have also been scheduled in order to provide a fun filled day for everyone in true Crannog Mor tradition!

Cost:
Camping (cabin or pavillion):
Preregistered* - With Feast: Friday & Saturday: $24.00
Saturday only: $18.00
With Feast at Door: Friday & Saturday: $26.00
Saturday: $20.00

Preregistered* - No Feast: Friday & Saturday: $18.00
Saturday: $13.00
No Feast at Door: Friday & Saturday: $22.00
Saturday: $13.00

DayTrip:
Preregistered* - With Feast: Adult: $10.00 Child: $7.00
With Feast at Door: Adult: $12.00 Child: $9.00
Preregistered* - No Feast: Adult: $7.00 Child: $5.00
No Feast at Door: Adult: $9.00 Child: $7.00

*Preregistration is due no later than September 1, 2004. All fees, including off -board, include Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast & lunch, & Sunday breakfast.

Site Notes: Camp Sky Ranch, Blowing Rock, NC. Restrictions: No pets. No smoking in the buildings. Do not drive on the grass or make holes in the grass. Special permission has been granted for period pavilions only. This site is wet.

Reservations: Lord Valen Ravenwood (Jack Richmond) Valen.Ravenwood@starband.net

Autocrat: Lady Daniela da Vicenza (Wendi Richmond) Wendi@boone.net

Feast: A wonderful feast highlighting the cuisine of all three countries will be prepared by Lady Graciela Esperanza de Sevilla. Dietary concerns should be directed to Lady Graciela at mysticsablewolf@hotmail.com or (828)964-8223

Merchants: Merchants are welcome, please contact the autocrat for more information.

Directions:
From I-40: Pick up 321 N in Hickory, NC (exit 123). Pass Blowing Rock. Go approx. 1.5 miles past Tweetsie RR light & turn left on Payne Branch Road (which is curvy & will turn to gravel). At the end, turn right. Site is immediately on right.

From I-77: Pick up highway 421 N (exit 73) between Elkin and Statesville, NC. In Boone, turn left onto 105 Extension at Blue Ridge Bedrooms. At 2nd traffic light, turn left onto 321 S. Turn right onto Payne Branch Rd (approx. 1.4 miles past Elk Motel). Road is curvy & will turn to gravel. At the end, turn right. Site is immediately on right.