Barony of Dragon's
June 5-7, 2015
Port Gamble, Washington
Their Excellencies of
Dragon's Laire, Conchobar MacEoin and Eilidh Keldeleth, invite one
and all to join them for a weekend of fun in the re-created Middle
Ages and Renaissance at June Faire XXXIII (2015) in the picturesque
township of Port Gamble, Washington. Dragon's Laire is especially
filled with anticipation and excitement as we look forward to
celebrating our TWENTIETH anniversary as the BARONY of Dragon's
Laire in 2015. Come be with us and be part of our
This is our annual public
demonstrations and our premier Baronial event. Please be prepared
to show our modern guests all the wonders of the SCA with your
dedication and skill.
As mentioned, June Faire
will once again be held within the township of Port Gamble, WA. The
site is without power and we encourage you to prepare for all
possibilities. Visit www.portgamble.com for community information.
The Baronial website is www.dragonslaire.org, with a
further link to June Faire event information: <http://www.dragonslaire.org/events/junefaire.php>
Hand-To-Hand Combat /
Martiallate Activities (Fighting): One giant field in the center of
the entire show will be dedicated to the fighting arts. Come
witness fighters in heavy armor attack each other ferociously to
defend the honour of their inspiration. Watch the fighters of the
Renaissance fight each other with deadly skill with finer arts of
the rapier duel. In another field nearby watch the future
generations of those who play in our organization as they learn the
fighting arts in Youth Combat.
Range Combat and
Competition: In another arena the best archers in the land will
compete for the highest scores on the archery ranges. There will
even be a field where the archers will allow all comers and members
of the Modern Public to try their hand with the bow. Next to the
archery ranges will be the Thrown Weapons ranges, where those who
specialize in the thrown axes, hatchets and knives will demonstrate
their skill. If the fates allow, there will also be a demonstration
of a ballista built by members of the Barony of Dragon's Laire. It
will be a breath-taking demonstration of truly long-range
The Arts and Sciences of
the Middle Ages and the Renaissance will be on full display in the
Artisans and Craftsman's Village. Practically any trade or art
practiced will be on display. From cooking to wood-working. From
black-smithing to weaving. A full range of fiber arts will be
shown. A potters wheel will be in full production with their wares
for display and for sale. The Village this year will be the largest
Living History - In
addition to the demonstrations of the Village, a full set of
encampments will be on display so that all guests may wander
through them and enjoy how we enjoy a weekend in re-creation in
pavilions, with banners flying and demonstrations on how we
personally enjoy a weekend in re-creation of the Middle Ages and
The Marketplace - Each
year we scour the lands of the Kingdom to find merchants to fill
our Marketplace who display the best of the wares that can be found
in the SCA.
Music and the Bardic Arts
- Listen as musicians wander the site playing music from the Middle
Ages and the Renaissance on instruments that were played in that
time period. Story-tellers will enchant the crowds as they tell the
stories of the ages, and of the modern re-created ages. There may
also be demonstrations of dancing from the period in stages
specially set-up on site to show-case the dancing styles of the
If we are truly fortunate,
the King and Queen of the lands of An Tir will be in attendance and
will delight all on site with their grace, their chivalry and their
Upcoming Important Dates
Pre-Registration - We will
not be using ACCEPS for June Faire this year, it will be a strictly
mail-in pre-registration. The forms and process are available at
the June Faire web-site. Here is a direct link to it: <http://www.dragonslaire.org/events/jf_docs/June%20Faire%202015%20Pre%20Reg.pdf>.
Pre-registration is not required with the exception of larger
encampments (five tents or more) and RV campers. This is to ensure
adequate space is saved for those who need the extra space for
larger groups of people. **NOTE: Pre-registration does not
automatically mean you will be placed with your group, you must
contact the camping coordinator as soon as we have that person on
board. We encourage all to pre-register as it will reduce the
amount of time you have to spend at gate in registration.
Pre-registration will be available through Mid-May.
Marketplace - Due to the
limited amount of land available for the Marketplace, we have to
limit the number of merchants who can set up within the
Marketplace. The application process for The Marketplace is now
Site Fees for Participants
Adults (18 and Over) $15.00 ($5.00 NMS applies for non-members);
Youth UNDER 18 FREE.
Day Trip: Adults (18 and Over) $10.00 ($5.00 NMS applies for
non-members); Youth UNDER 18 FREE.
Site Fees for Modern
Adults (18 and Over) $10.
Youth UNDER 18 FREE.
Make checks out to 'SCA,
Inc.; Barony of Dragon's Laire'.
For the SCA Participants,
June Faire will open its gate at 10AM on Friday, June 5th, 2015.
June Faire will close its gate officially at 3PM on Sunday, June
For our Modern Guests: On Saturday, June 6th, June Faire will open
its gate at 10AM and close at 5PM. On Sunday, June Faire will open
its gate at 10AM and close at 3PM.
Autocrat Team Chairman:
Arontius of Bygelswade (M. Aaron Rogers); 470 Bridle View Place NW;
Bremerton, WA 98311. Phone:(360)551-9191. E-Mail:
Site Info: Name: Port
Gamble; 32159 NW Rainier Ave; Port Gamble, WA 98346
Directions to Site: Site
Information: Port Gamble, WA.; 98364. From Tacoma and Points South:
Take I-5 North or South to Hwy 16 (Exit 132). Take Hwy 16, which
turns into Hwy 3 North at Gorst. Stay on Hwy 3 North all the way to
the Hood Canal Bridge. At the bridge Hwy 3 turns into Hwy 104 (Do
NOT cross bridge). Follow Hwy 104 to Port Gamble (approximately 1
mile) and follow SCA signs to site. From the Edmonds/Kingston
Ferry: Take Hwy 104 out of Kingston and follow to intersection
where Hwy 104 turns north (there is a Gas Station at the corner).
Turn right and continue on Hwy 104 to site.
Site Info: Name: Port Gamble 32159 NW Rainier Ave Port Gamble, WA 98346
Directions to Site:
Directions: From Tacoma: I-5 North or South to Hwy. 16 (Exit #
132). Take Hwy 16 which turns into into Hwy. 3 North at Gorst. Stay
on Hwy. 3 North all the way towards Hood Canal Bridge. At the
Bridge HWY 3 turns into 104 (do not cross bridge). Follow HWY 104
to site. From the Edmonds/Kingston Ferry: Take hwy 104 out of town
and follow to intersection with the Texaco. Turn right and continue
on 104 to site.
Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.