Come join us again in the heat of the summer sun for a weekend of fun. A recreation of the wonderfully successful invasion of England in 1066 is to occur. Be one of the Good (Normans), Bad (Vikings), or Ugly (Saxons) (autocrat preference definitely shows) as we try to relive a bit of England's important history.
There will be fighting, archery, and maybe some more fighting. The fighting will include Warlord tourneys, hill battles, and bridge battles, and whatever else comes to mind. Weapons may be restricted to those of the time. There may even be a torchlight tourney. There may be War Maneuvers afte rthe tourneys if time allows.
Archery will include multiple team and single shoots, including knockdown targets and elimination shoots.
Feast should be spectacular, with a tentative menu including three different meats with numerous sides, each cooked in the way of the three sides. Court to be held at Their Majesties' whim and discretion, and in a Norman theme per their request.
Site opens at 6:00 p.m. Friday, closes 11:00 a.m. Sunday
Site Fee: $9.00 (children 0-5 free, 5-13 $4.00)
Camping Fee: FREE!!! (unlike last year)
Feast: $8.00, children 13 and under $4.00; feast is limited to one hundred
Showers and pool will be open for all to use.
HL Hugh du Puy
Marie du Puy
The site is Wildwood Hills Ranch, the same as last year.
Wildwood Hills Ranch
3000 St. Charles Road
St. Charles, Iowa 50240
Take best route to I-35 Exit 52 (about twenty miles south of Des Moines). Go west on G50/St. Charles Road for 4.5 miles. The site is on the south (left) side of the road. If you get to Winterset, you've gone too far. Location:
Barony of Coeur d'Ennui (St. Charles, Iowa)