Battle in the Bar! Revel in the Roadhouse! Barmaids is here! Yes it’s that time of year again! The Barony March of Mons Tonitrus is hosting its annual Barmaids event at the Lower Garden Canyon site on Ft. Huachuca. Trees, shade, babbling brooks (maybe) and competitions with prizes are available for all! Click here for a small collection of site photos.
Saturday morning will see Opening Court at 9:00 followed by armor inspection. Prizes will be contested in both Armored and Rapier scenarios "in the tavern" as well as weird weapons (Rapier and Armored) and of course The Barmaid competition! Following the conclusion of the tavern tourneys we will begin the "Boar Hunt" in the forest for those armored fighters who just can’t get enough stick time. Saturday late afternoon will also see a Siege Engine accuracy competition. As the sun sets we’re expecting the Siege Engineers to continue with a "fire in the sky" display. (Of course no 'real' fire will be allowed for this show.) 'Ducats' will be provided to each attendee at troll. A gaming tent with all period games will be run by RogueHaven as one way to win (or lose) ducats. Other opportunities to earn them will also be available. Both the adult and youth who collect the most ducats during the event will be awarded prizes at closing court on Sunday.
Saturday evening a feast of Stone Soup (both with and without meat) and sideboard will be held so bring something to throw in the soup pot. Breads will be provided as well. Following the feast we will hold the signature "Best Barmaid" competition. Once the youngsters are tucked away for the night we will resurrect the traditional 'Neck nibbling' and 'Hand kissing' contests for both lords and ladies!
Sunday morning the archers will let loose and our Youth Combatants will compete for their own prize. So there is truly something for everyone at this event.
Entertainers are encouraged at any time throughout the event "in the bar" so please bring your instruments, tales and singing voices and share with all! Merchants are also welcome on site.
Site Rules : site opens at 1:00 PM on Friday afternoon and closes at 3:00PM on Sunday.
Site is wet, with all mundane laws observed. Site is also primitive. No showers are available on site and you must bring your own drinking water. All trash must be packed out as well since there will be no receptacles on site. All SCA and mundane curfews will be observed. Smoking is allowed on site but please pick up or destroy your butts. Fires will be allowed in off ground pits (subject to current fire restrictions). For those wishing to attend, but not camp, please contact the Autocrat and we will attempt to arrange crash space. There are several hotels within easy driving distance of the event. Click here for a partial list of hotels in the area.
Special needs attendees please consult with the Autocrat for any requirements.
Adult members $10
Adult non-members $13
Youth (6-17) $6
Youth under 6 Free
Site: Lower Garden Canyon Picnic Area, Ft. Huachuca, AZ Take I-10 to the Ft. Huachuca/Sierra Vista exit. Go south to the main gate of Ft. Huachuca. Follow the signs to lower garden canyon. NOTE: Current vehicle registration, auto insurance and government-issued photo ID for all adults in each vehicle are required for entrance to Ft. Huachuca!!
Barony March of Mons Tonitrus (Ft. Huachuca, Arizona)