June Faire XXXIII (2015)
Barony of Dragon's Laire
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 merriment!
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 which will have updated event information
as it becomes available.
Anticipated activities include -
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
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 yet!
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 Renaissance.
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 time.
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 presence!
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 will be available following Twelfth Night, 2015.
Please check this space regularly. 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
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 for the Marketplace
is anticipated to be available online by Twelfth Night, 2015.
ANTICIPATED Site Fees for Participants (e.g. SCA):
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.
ANTICIPATED Site Fees for Modern Guests:
Adults (18 and Over) $5.
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 7th, 2015.
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: Arontius@comcast.net
Site Info: Name: Port Gamble; 32159 NW Rainier Ave; Port Gamble,
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 Info: Name: Port Gamble 32159 NW Rainier Ave Port Gamble, WA 98346
Directions to Site:
Last Event's 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
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.