Misty Ridge Beltane

April 26th to 28th, 2024

Please join the incipient Canton of Misty Ridge for our inaugural SCA event to celebrate Beltane, on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Welcome, summer! We are planning a fun-filled day on Saturday, April 27th for the whole family. And, of course, there will be a May Pole!

Collect keepsake Viking beads for participating in different parts of the event. We are hosting a competition for Lord/Lady of Beltane, for those that collect the most beads, to be awarded at closing court.

New to the SCA? We have an article for you — the Newcomer’s Guide to Your First Event talks about what to expect, what to wear and to bring (for a day trip or a camping weekend), and more about minors (under 18).

Interested in volunteering or sponsoring an activity? Reach out to the event steward, Veleda Ingen Kee, at Jenifer.L100@hotmail.com

You can also find this event on Facebook (link) and the An Tir Kingdom calendar (link).

Location and Time

Where: Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Rd, Sequim, WA 98382 (Google map link)
Event Time: April 27, 8AM — late evening
Camping available: opens April 26 at 4:30PM — off site by NOON on April 28
Cost: There is no site fee, but a $10 donation is suggested. Camping is $10/night (see details, below).


Activities

Heavy weapons and rapier tournaments

Want to fight in the tournament? brand new to the SCA? Here is some advice for you.

Please do your best to get authorized before the event — this means you have demonstrated that you know how to throw blows, receive blows, and understand the basic SCA fighting rules. You can do this at baronial practices (link to the Barony of Dragon’s Laire’s practice schedule) and most events. You need to be a member of the SCA in order to get a fighter card. Learn more about SCA membership.

Novelty archery shoots!

An Tir does not require archers to be authorized but you should be fairly familiar with the rules and procedures in the An Tir Book of Target (link to the An Tir library).

Arts and sciences & bardic activities

The Dragon’s Laire Culinary Guild will be holding demonstrations at the fireplace.

Other Arts & Sciences activities, including classes, are being planned! And there may be a bardic circle (quiet hours begin at 10PM).

Family games & a Maypole

More details coming soon… but we can tell you that the Maypole build is in progress.

Saturday evening potluck

The Barony will provide meats, and we will have a no-fee, buffet style, potluck dinner on Saturday after court. Those planning to join us, please bring enough to feed 6-8 people as follows:
– first name starts with A-D: bread
– E-K: side dish
– L-S: veggie/ salad
– T-Z: dessert

The site permits propane fireplaces (no open woodfires) and is discreetly wet.

And don’t forget to bring your personal “feast kit” (a cup, bowl, plate, and eating utensils)!


Camping

Camping is $10/night per sleeping unit (tent, RV, etc.) for up to 4 people. For camping fees, please bring cash or checks payable to the Sequim Prairie Grange #1108 at the site.

To ensure we have a camping spot for you on the site, please Pre-Register for space (link to pre-registration form).

  • Camping is dry with no hookups for RVs. We will have an area for RVs with reserved space. There are no outdoor hose spigots.
  • Please plan to bring your own drinking water and pack your trash out.
  • The site has two indoor restrooms in an outdoor kitchen.
  • The site is discreetly wet (no obvious alcoholic containers or consumption).
  • No open flame wood-fires are allowed at the site. Propane campfires are permitted with adequate space and a fire extinguisher within reach.
  • Quiet time begins a 10 PM. There are homes adjacent to the site.
  • Under control, leashed dogs are welcome at the site–outdoors only. Please plan to pick up after your pets. Failure to control properly dispose of pet waste and maintain leashed control of your pets may result in being asked to leave the site.

Contact Us

Event Steward: Veleda Ingen Kee, Jenifer.L100@hotmail.com
Website: webfolks@dragonslaire.org