The Barony of
Wealdsmere proudly invites you to attend our annual
Oktoberfest and Toys for Tots Tournament!
Please come join us at the Audubon Mason Hall for a day of
fun and frolic! Help us celebrate the Harvest with bountiful food
and joyous friendship. We promise you a day of tournaments,
dancing, delicious foods and glorious occupation! We humbly ask
that you help us collect toys for that most Worthy organization
Toys for Tots, that we may grant a Merry Christmas for children in
As always we will give all
comers the opportunity to fight for honor and glory in the areas of
Heavy Combat, Rapier Combat, Games and Arts and
The Event is family
friendly. There will be Youth and Parent activities throughout the
day. There is a playground in the park across the street, however
NW Blvd. is a busy street and we do not want to encourage children
to be crossing it without a parent as there is no light on the
compete in any contest you are requested to donate a $5 (or more)
unwrapped toy to help the US Marine Toys-for-Tots program to
provide Gifts for Children that may not have a Merry Christmas
without this service.
Fees: Adult Paid Members: $15.00
for Site and Feast, or $7.00 for Site Only
Youth: (15-6):Site fee Free! $4.00 for Feast Only
5 and under
Family cap applies!
We are planning a
multi-remove feast – menu to posted at a later date.We are
planning on serving 80 people and pre-registration while not
required, is highly recommend to hold a space. Where else would you
get such a wonderful, filling meal for this price? We really expect
to sale out early! Several dishes will be vegan and/or gluten
Fees:Merchants are welcome. A
donation of a $5 (or more) unwrapped toy is requested in lieu of a
fee for all merchants. Merchants must contact Lady Avacyn
Gerikdochter for space reservations. Merchant tables
are limited to 3 for this event due to space
Information:Audubon Park Lodge #272,
P.O. Box 9575, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd.,Spokane, Washington
Site is wet. Smoking
allowed in outside designated smoking area ONLY. People smoking in
the building will be asked to leave. All cigarette butts must be
placed in proper receptacle.
Geriksdocther, a.k.a. Dianna Haught; 4317 E. Frederick Ave.,
Spokane WA 99217; phone (509) 315-5683; email:firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note: I work late, so no morning phone calls
Site opens at 9:00 (8:30 for
people setting up). No morning court unless TRM wish one.
Merchants may set up upstairs.
Armor inspection followed by people whacking
A&S opens for competition entries.
11am: Silk Banner Painting
Lunch is bring your own or
visit any of several local restaurants. We'll have tables set up in
the feast hall for people to use for lunch and socializing.
Tatting class (runs for approx. 1 hr)
Gaming competition begins (downstairs)
1-4pm throughout: Family
activities: Pumpkin painting and other activities lead by her
Beginning Nalbinding Class (upstairs)
Heraldry Class (upstairs)
3:00pm Frugal Scadian Runway
show (Upstairs in main hall.)
Dancing in feast hall (downstairs)
Court set-up upstairs. Merchants need to pack
up by 4:30.
A&S and Gaming close down. Pick up things
YAC armor inspection and combat
5:00 - 6:30pm
Court (6:30 or until Court
Set up for feast downstairs
6:30 (or following court)
Feast in Feast Hall until all food is consumed
Bardic Competition during feast.
Clean up following feast.
We can have more dancing after feast if enough
people are interested. But it's my experience that after feast
people are too full to dance.
Snack time and a book followed by stick horse
races (weather permitting) and pumpkin painting. YAC
combat at 4pm.
Beginning Nalbinding at Octoberfest: Hi. Per
request, I'll be teaching a nalbinding class at Octoberfest. We'll
learn buttonhole stitch (also sometimes called Dannish) and Oslo.
I'll teach how to start a project and how to join yarn. Please
bring a nalbinding needle or a large eyed blunt tapestry needle.
(Those plastic ones that they sell for kids is fine.) You'll also
need wool yarn. Yes, you need wool for first projects, although
you'll later learn work arounds. It's easier to use light colored
yarn at first than dark. I'll have hand outs. Class size limited to
6 people and there is no fee. You'll leave the class with a mug rug
started to finish at home. Thanks! Avacyn
The heraldry class will cover the basics of
heraldic consulting - what sources to use, what are the basics of
SCA armory style rules, and beginning conflict checking of names
and armory. This class is strongly recommended for anyone
interested in being an SCA herald, especially since the rules
changed significantly two years ago. Richenda
Silk Banner Painting at Octoberfest: Katherine
of Akornebir, HL Seraphina, and Lady Svana would be honored to
teach a basic silk painting class at Oktoberfest! We will have
supplies for 10 people. Participants should have an 11"x11" design
to race onto the silk. Cost will be $5. Instructors note: we are
absolute beginners ourselves, but had so much fun learning it that
we want to share. Then we can learn more together!
Lacemaking at Octoberfest: at 1:00 pm Lady
Kathleen O'Donnelly will present a brief overview of lace use and
techniques in period followed by an introduction to tatting. Limit
for the tatting portion is 6 persons, as it requires a certain
amount of one-on-one instruction, although any number are welcome
to observe. There will be no materials fee, but a donation to the
Toys-for-Tots drive would be sincerely appreciated! I will have
samples of a few types of lace available to look at, as well as
reference books, including a facsimile copy of Le Pompe, second
edition, printed in 1559.
Non Toys for Tots Champion A&S
First: a weaving contest.
There will be 4 categories: inkle weaving, card weaving, cloth
weaving (any item made by weaving natural fiber on any loom), and
other woven items of any material. (basket weaving, wire weaving,
etc.) First place in each category will be judged by populace
choice and win a nifty prize. Best in show will be chosen among the
4 category winners and will win a small 2 harness loom!
A special prize will be awarded to a person 12
and under for best weaving by an Youth Artisan.
No documentation will be required beyond an
index card stating what the item is, what the materials used were,
how it was woven, who made it and whether it is being entered as a
Youth piece. (A Youth may win first place for the loom and the
Youth prize if their piece warrants it!)
Second: A Frugal Scadian Beautiful
Garb contest! Each contestant will make an outfit out of
any material they wish. The catch, the entire outfit, including
notions, must cost under $20. The pieces will be judged by
our panel of distinguished judges during a Runway show! (I
invited Tim Gunn to judge for us, but he is busy that day.) One of
you will win, and the others will be... fed cookies. The maker does
not have to wear the piece, you can make a piece for someone else
and have them model it, but the garb must cost under $20. You can
use accessory pieces on your model such as shoes and underwear,
just make sure the judges understand what is being judged. Best
catwalk by a contestant will also receive a special prize.
Toys for Tots Arts
At Octoberfest this year we will be having two
A&S contests, one for teams, and the other for A&S
Champion. The team entry is any item that was made by two or more
people. No documentation is required, and will be populace
Documentation is required for your
Champion entry. Minimum 1 paragraph and one source. This will also
be populace choice. There is not a restriction on previously
entered items. Good luck to you all and I can't wait to see the
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