Tip of the Tente

Well, we're coming up on it again. That's right, the Tip of the Tente never really went away, it was just postponed!

However, due to the postponement, one thing did change. I'm sorry, but the park took away our special camping fees and it's now $11 per tent PER NIGHT if you're camping. *holding up hands in defeat* What can you do? BUT! It's still gonna be a blast and there's a new shelter with electricity right there! Wahoo! So here it is, folks, brought to you straight from the Seneschal of La Grande Tente herself, Rebeca la Chienne: La Grande Tente will be holding a summer event the weekend of August 14, 2004.

Please join us! There will be:

  • Fighting - at least two tourneys! (showers available nearby)
  • Archery - on three ranges! (well, 2 1/2 since 1/2 of one got wiped out in the floods)
  • Arts and Sciences - two competitions (tent in any medium and anything made with a "tip", like the tip of a pen, the tip of a chisel, the tip of a needle…..)

There will be NO feast this year, but there are grills available for your use. There will be an Inn on Site and there will be a silent auction.

We will be holding this event at Black Hawk Park, on Lone Tree Road, in Cedar Falls, IA.

Site opens 4 pm Friday and closes noon Sunday. Troll opens 4 pm Friday. The park closes at 10 pm and opens at 6 am each day. If you are arriving after 10 pm let the autocrat know!

Directions: Take your best route to Highway 218, North of Cedar Falls. Exit at the Lone Tree Road exit, and turn west (right if coming from the North, left if coming from the South) onto Lone Tree Road. Slow down for the tracks and proceed to the stop sign, somewhere around 3 miles. Go forward, and keep going forward. The road will veer to the right, but the entrance of the park is forward and slightly left. We are to the right, once you enter the park--just keep following the signs!

Fees: site is $5 (with an additional $3 for non-members), $3 for children 13 to 18, and ages 12 and under are free

Make checks payable to: SCA, Inc., Shire of La Grande Tente Camping fees are to be paid to the park, and are $11.00 per tent, per night.

Tatiana Korotkaia

Inn Information:
Saturday: Breakfast, lunch, and supper
Sunday: Breakfast

We are planning on having something ready to eat Friday night as well.

Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday):
Scottish Eggs, Biscuits and gravy, Oatmeal, Melons, Orange Juice, Milk, Coffee.

Loose Meat Sandwiches, Polish Sausages, Chips, Water Melon, Ice Tea, Lemon Aid, Ice Water.

Chicken legs and Thighs, Spaghetti, Herb Bread, Watermelon, Baked Potatoes, Drinks.