West An Tir War

Whipping Winds XI

The Shire of Windegate invites all to gather for Whipping Winds XI. This will be August 21-24th at Williamson Park, outside Shelby, Montana.

Our site has lots of trees, a break from the roaring winds common for northern Montana.

The weekend will be filled with classes, archery, and armored Combat, as well as a Bardic competition.

Our site is located along the Marias River south of Shelby Montana. Be sure to bring your swimming gear, as playing in our river is ok. Just be aware of dangers to your smalls. There are also two small playgrounds on site for all to enjoy. We are again holding our feast on Saturday evening. Please sign up in advance, by contacting a Shire member listed below by email, as we have a cap of 150 persons this year. Last year we had a fire ban and many sites were unable to cook. Keep this in mind as you plan to attend. We never know about fire bans until day of the event.

Also, Shelby is just 7 miles north of site if you need items for your camp or desire to eat elsewhere. We have had several Merchant vendors on site in the past, so we invite new and old friends to come and sell their wares again, we only ask for a small donation for our annual auction event.

After ten years of battles, we are tied. For several years the gale of forces blew in from the south, issuing from the lands of Artemisia and crushed the forces of Avacal. A call is issued to all fighters, heavy and rapier, and unto all the archers of our kingdom to defend our northern borders from another onslaught of these dreaded foe and dear friends. Archers will have the opportunity to ‘reduce’ the number of heavy combatants by participating in our legendary cloud shoot. You do not have to be a combat archer to take part, just have your period archery gear in hand.

We are having a BARDIC COMPETION Saturday night. The Windegate shire will again play host to kingdom musicians. So dust off your songs, stories, etc… they will entertain all. There will some children activities planned but volunteers will asked to help.

If you would like to teach a class please contact one of the persons below.

SITE INFO: The site will open 10 a.m. Thursday August 21, 2014 and close 12 Noon Sunday August 24, 2014. Site fee is $25.00 per adult, children 4-10, $15.00, Under 4 free. Family Cap is $50.00 (Cards should be shown).

All SCA members will receive a five dollar discount upon showing proof of current membership. Feast Fee: $12.00 per person, $6 for 12 and under. $35.00 cap for fami- lies. Make checks payable to Shire of Windegate, SCA Inc.

DIRECTIONS: Take the best route to Interstate 15. Take exit 358 and follow road south 1 mile to Williamson Park exit on left (east) side of road. Signs will be posted. The site is wet, but please use period containers. Water will be available on site as well as re- strooms. Wasps have been a problem so use caution. “Well trained” pets (noise issues) and service animals are allowed on site (they are family too). Please use your judgment.

For our Techno friends the GPS is 48 25′ 31.90 N, 111 52’33.44 W

Event Steward Lady Sybil the daft (Dottie Marcucci) (406) 450-0652

Feast Steward Lord Robert the Peaceful (Robert Lettenga) (406) 450-0652

Other Contact Lady Lilli White

Barony One Thousand Eyes – Kingdom Champions

Their Royal Majesties Konrad and Kortland invite all and singular to celebrate the arts of peace and various martial achievements as They host competitions to select Their annual Champions for Arts and Sciences, Archery, Thrown Weapons and Equestrian endeavors. The Kingdom Arts & Sciences Competition will be conducted by the Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences, Baroness Casamira Jawjalny. All other competitions will be host- ed by the current champions. Details for individual competi- tions will be forthcoming and will include registration dead- lines if necessary. While these competitions are being held, fighting fields will be open for single combat and melee for both heavy weapons and rapier combat. No official classes, scenarios or tournaments are planned. Marshalls will be available throughout the weekend for fighting to occur.
Site opens at Noon July 25th 2014 and closes at 6:00 pm on July 27th 2014.
This is a camping event. Potable water is available on site. Minimal shade is available. Fires are re- stricted to above ground fire pits only. Site is Wet. NO ANIMALS allowed (except for registered service animals).
***Boarding for horses will be available through Monday morning by arrangement*** Please Contact His Grace Alan Youngforest to make arrangements.
Site Fees: Full weekend: Adults: $20. Children age 6-15: $10 (age 5 and under free). Family Cap: $50 Daytrip Fees: (any single day)Adults: $10 per day. Kids: $5 per day Non-member Surcharge: $5 Please make checks payable to ‘Barony One Thousand Eyes, SCA Inc.’
Site and directions: Ancestral Youngforest lands. 880 E Goshen Rd, Shelley, ID, 83274 From the North: Take your best route to I-15 heading south. Take Exit 108 and turn LEFT onto E 1250 RD N. Continue to follow E 1250 RD N. Turn RIGHT at US-91 (State St, Yellowstone highway) Turn left at E 800 N/ Goshen road. Travel 2.6 miles, the site will be on the left. If you pass the electrical substation on the right you’ve gone too far. From the South: Take your best route to I-15 heading north. Take exit 93 and head right toward Blackfoot. Keep right at the fork. Turn left at US-91 (Main Street) and follow this road. Turn right at E 800 N/Goshen road. Travel 2.6 miles, the site will be on the left. If you pass the electrical substation on the right you’ve gone too far.
Event Steward: Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon, 801- 699-7955, Deputy Steward: Count Sir Raven Macleod, 801-232-1616, Minister of Arts & Sciences: Baroness Mistress Casamira Jaljawny, 801-572-6458, Marshall in charge: Baron Sir Yuri Yakslapper, Boarding for horses: Duke Sir Alan Youngforest,

Big Sky Renaissance Faire

The Big Sky Renaissance Faire is an annual event put on by Big Sky Charities, a Montana non-profit.  Each year we use the faire as a venue to raise money for local non-profits.  For 2014, Big Sky Charities has selected to support the Pantry Partners Food Bank, in Stevensville, Montana.  Check out their website to see some of the programs they offer to help others.

Montana Renaissance Festival

The largest event of its kind in this area,the Montana Renaissance Faire  is a time to revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European Country Faire. Explore the bustling market place. Mingle and interact with costumed characters and enjoy their endless merriment and mayhem. 

The Faire will host full contact armored jousting tournaments. Watch gallant Knights defend their honor until the last man is left standing!  Cheer your favorite Knight to victory as he competes for his Ladies honor in this thrilling full armored Joust.

Gallow Games

Come join us for our annual Archery Championship, Thrown Weapons Championship and Arts & Sciences Event with many other historical games added to maximize fun for all ages.  The Archery prizes will be awarded to the most skillful in round shooting, wand shooting and clout shooting.  We also have the Poppinjay, William Tell, 3-D animal and Robin Hood rounds for additional prizes.  Thrown weapons prizes will be awarded to the winners of the tournament and some unique but safe games of weapons skill. Gates will open on Friday May 9 at 2:00 pm.  Events will be continuous through Sunday and campers may stay over until Monday May 12.  Site must be cleared by noon Monday.

There will be a fighter’s arena for pickups and small melees as well as Rapier rounds.  We will also have a Woods Battle.  We have an excellent camp site and great fire circle.  Period camping will be near the fire circle; modern camping and parking in back.

SITE DIRECTIONS: The event will be held at 52 Shelter Meadow Lane in Kalispell, Montana.  Once near Kalispell on Hwy 93 south – turn west on Rocky Cliff Road to Airport Road (about 1 mile).  Turn left on Airport Road about ½ mile to Shelter Valley Drive.  Turn left on Shelter Valley Drive about ½ mile to Shelter Meadow Lane.  Turn right on Shelter Meadow Lane.  There will be signs at all road intersections.

FEES: Camping fee will be $10 per adult, $5 per junior (age 12 to 16) {under 12 free} Non Member Surcharge $5 Please make checks payable to Shire of Crystal Crags SCA Inc.

Autocrat: Fletcher’s (John Fredenberg) home is on location 52 Shelter Meadow Lane Kalispell, MT 59901  Phone (406) 756-2697 john.fredenberg @yahoo.com

Special motel rates will be offered to SCA members at Super 8 motel.  1341 1st Ave East.  Kalispell  MT  (406) 755-1888 Ask for Gallow Games rates.

Eureka Renzdezvous

Cascade Mountain Men Trade Show

Estrella War 2014

Banner Wars

AquaterraWe will be selling archery and thrown weapons and competing in the events.