Battle of the Pines XXII

Come one, come all and enjoy the company and fun of Battle of the Pines!

Graywood has changed sites and has had the joy of designing one tailored to your needs with shaded camping, plenty of room on the list fields, stalls and ready water for the horses, showers for you, and a stone fire pit for evening enjoyment. The site is still semi-primitive but with limited electricity and multiple water sources.

Many different exciting events are planned such as the return of the Battle of the Puns for feast time entertainment, lists for Chivalric, Rapier, Archery, and Equestrian to vie for the Graywood championships. The winners of these championships will have the honor of naming their respective fields for the next Battle of the Pines. Other competitions to be held are the championships for Youth Boffer, Youth Rapier, Bardic, and Arts and Sciences. Bardic requires two pieces in two different genres and the Arts and Sciences requires documentation to enter. Those without documentation may display work for commentary.

Directions to our new site:
Our new site is located in Kennard off of HWY 7 between Crockett and Lufkin.

From Houston: Go north on US Highway 59 to Lufkin. Go west (left under the over pass) on Loop 287 around Lufkin. After about 5 miles, turn left (west) onto State Route 103. There is a traffic light at this intersection. 103 will merge with State Route 7 after about 12 miles. After about 12 miles you'll be in Ratcliff. At the flashing caution light (only light in town, road construction all around) turn left onto CR4710. It will be a dirt road with a church on the right hand side. After about 1.5-2 miles you will T-into CR4700, Take a left. After about .25-.5 miles (crossing a creek on a wooden bridge) you should see a black mailbox on your right with "KNIGHT" in white, hand painted letters. This is the entrance to the main house. Drive past about 500 feet and turn right at the first gate you see. Follow the road in.

Schedule of Events

Morning Greetings on the list field, 8:30AM
Rapier List: Armour inspection immediately after morning greetings. List opens 9:30AM. Youth rapier will be fought on the same field between adult rounds.
Equestrian List opens 9:30AM (will be a head-to-head competition).
Arts and Sciences (documentation required)- Check in 9:00-10:00AM; pick up: 2:00PM.
Bardic (two pieces of two genres required) Opens 2:00PM.
Chivalric List: Armour inspection 1:00PM. List opens 2:00 PM. Youth Boffer will be fought on the same field between chivalric combat rounds.
Archery Shoot opens 1:00PM.
Evening Court 7:00PM.
Feast after court. Battle of the Puns will take place during feast and the audience is encouraged to participate!

Fees: Site Fee is $7.00 for adults and $4 .00 for children 6 to 12 yrs. Under 6 yrs free. Non-member Surcharge: $3.00

Feast Fee: $6.00 12 yrs & up. Feast is limited to 50. No reservations.

Please make checks payable to SCA Inc., Shire of Graywood.

Pets on leash welcome. Negative Coggins for all horses is required.

Merchants welcome. Site is wet. Period containers please. Fire in pits only.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.

Site opens on Friday at Noon and closes on Sunday at Noon.


  • Bread and Savory Toasted Cheese
  • Minestrone Soup & Meat Pies
  • Vegetables in Garlic & Olive Oil
  • Baked Apples Stuffed with Raisins and Cinnamon
Shire of Graywood (Kennard, TX)