Maypole is the Shire of Druim Doineann’s annual public
demonstration and celebration of the coming of Spring. We will be
hosting the event at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port
Angeles, as we do every year. We are using the west side of the
fairgrounds, so our entrance will be the yellow colored gate, the
Yellow Gate is located on South L St, between the airport and the
The site opens Friday, May 4th at 9:00 am for vendors and 10:00 am
for campers. We are open to the public on Saturday, May
5th ( Cinco De Mayo) from 10:00 – 6:00. Site closes at
6:00 pm, Sunday, May 6th.
This is our public demo, we respectfully request that all mundane
items be stowed away the whole day of Saturday as the camping area
is not closed from the public eye.
We have scheduled our Heavy, Rapier, Archery and Thrown Weapons
Championship, this will indeed be a grand day of fighting and fun.
The biggest addition to this wonderful event will be a York Range,
yes that is correct, there will be a YORK shoot. You can find the details on the
above linked shire website or in the schedule below.
Unfortunately there will NOT be any equestrian activities this
year. (Volunteers please contact the event steward at
encouraged to perform all day. Bard rocks will be handed out at
Gate, if you like what you have heard from the bard, gift them a
bard rock. We will end the public demonstration portion
of the event with a dance around the Maypole! Bring your drums to
pound out a beat or beat your feet and have a merry time weaving
is now closed.
We have plenty of camping space for all. Camping registration for
large groups and RV’s is now CLOSED.
Garbage cans will be available, but pack out what you can,
The site does NOT allow for our four legged friends, please make
arrangements to leave them at home.
The site is on the west end of the Clallam County Fairgrounds. Gas
and charcoal fires are preferred and all fires must be at least 18”
off the ground. The site also has a public restroom and working
showers, so bring plenty of quarters! Please leave the premises in
like or better condition so we can come back next year.
Please be aware this public demo will be held on a county property,
we would like to remind everyone that the site is DISCREETLY damp.
We encourage the use of period containers. The public is not
blocked from entering the camping area, so they may wander through.
Be aware of what personal belongings you have on
is $20, $15 for adult member discount rate. Adult is considered to
be (18+), 17 and under are free. There is a $40 family cap (mundane
families only!). Suggested day trip (Saturday only) fee is $10 for
adults, 17 and under are free. (Note: if you don’t have proof of
current SCA Membership, you will not receive the member discount
The schedule as of now: 4/24/18
Friday - Set up and getting people their campsites.
9:00 --- Gate opens for vendors
10:00 -- Gate opens for all.
6:00 pm – Torch Light York
9:00 Armor inspection
10:00 - Fighter warm
up and training.
11:30 Secondary armor inspection for the
12:00 Heavy Championship
12:00 Archery – YORK Shoot
1:00 - Rapier warm up
3:00 Rapier Championship - See Facebook page linked above for
3:00 Thrown Weapons Championship
------ Maypole dance will begin after the last tournament,
8:30 – Broke yoke YORK
18:00 - Everyone must be off
THIS SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE, CHECK BACK OFTEN.
For additional information, please contact the Event Steward at
Site Info: Name: Clallam County Fairgrounds 1608 West 16th Street Port Angeles, WA 98362
Directions to Site:
Last Event's Directions:
From the east: Make
your best way into Port Angeles. Travel west on Front Street (one
way going only west) until it becomes a two-way road, Marine drive.
Continue about two blocks, turning left onto Tumwater Truck Route,
also listed as State Route 117. Continue until the first available
right hand turn, onto West Lauridsen Blvd. Continue for 3 more
blocks and turn right onto C Street (just past a mini storage) On C
travel approximately 2 blocks, turning left onto 16th Street. The
Fairgrounds are just over 5 blocks down, if you are at I Street you
have gone a little too far. The site will be on the left.
From the west: From
Hwy 101, turn left onto Airport Road. Continue on Airport until it
merges on the right with West Lauridsen. Continue for approximately
1 block, and turn left onto L Street. At the corner of L and 18th
Street, turn right, and this road will become 16th Street, continue
until just passing I Street, and the site is on the right.
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.