Date: June 28-30, 2013 - The Shire Council voted to move the event earlier in the year!!
Place: Dragon's Den Farm, Newberg, OR
See last year's schedule below for more details... this will be updated as event planning proceeds.
Armored and rapier fighters, archers and equestrians: prepare to show your skill in tourneys and the War. Mountain Edge Archery, Youth Armored Combat, and Equestrian Defenders will be chosen at this event. And new this year: A Thrown Weapons Defender of the Shire will also be chosen at Acorn War.
This site allows the same "Village Center" concept we've used in prior years, with all the military activities (the war, the erics, archery, thrown weapons, and equestrian) visible from merchants row.
Fighting scenarios will be added when available. There is a nice shady area for the ravine battle scenarios.
There will also be on site contests, classes and activities. Straw Into Gold and Scottish Rules Croquet, an A&S “village”, merchants row. Bring drinking water. Check back for details, pre-registration and waiver forms, updated event schedule, war scenarios and tourneys, and site and waiver information:
Site opens at 12 noon on Friday (10AM for merchants), and closes at 6:00 pm on Sunday.
NOTE: $5.00 NMS fee applies to all non-member adults whether pre-registered or at gate.
Site Fees - At Gate
Youth ages 12-17 $10.00
Children 6-11 $5.00
Children 5 and under free.
Day Trip Fees:
Youth 12-17 $7.00,
Children 6-11 $3
Children 5 and under free.
Pre-registration Fees (Entire Event Only):
Youth ages 12-17 $8.00
Children 6-11 $4.00
Children 5 and under free (please list on form)
Pre-registration is required for horses. Download form
Pre-registration postmark: 6/21/13. Make checks payable to Shire of Mountain Edge, SCA Inc. Download form
DOWNLOAD Equestrian Waiver Form.
IMPORTANT: All attendies must sign an equestrian waiver at gate. This waiver must be signed by a minor’s parent or legal guardian.
DOWNLOAD Waiver Form. (opens on the An Tir Kingdom Website for the forms needed).
Merchants require pre-registration so please contact Tamar Rustavelli for froms. Merchant Pre-Reg Form
Site: The Dragons Den Farm, 23205 NE Mountain Top Rd., Newberg OR 97132-6406
Directions to Site: From the North: take Rte 99W south to Hwy 219 in Newberg. Proceed north (towards Hillsboro) on Hwy 219 up the mountain, then turn left on Mountain Top Rd (near top of pass). Proceed 2.1 miles on Mountain Top Rd., keeping left at intersection with Jacquith Rd. Farm is on right (white board fences).
From Hillsboro or Tigard: Take your best route to Hwy 219 south and proceed up mountain. Just after the pass, turn right on Mountain Top Rd. and proceed as above.
From the south take Rte 99W into Newberg. Turn north on Hwy 219 and proceed as above. SCA signs will be posted.
Event Schedule - subject to change
Friday, June 28, 2013
10:00 Gate opens for Merchants
12 noon Gate opens for populace
Saturday, June 29, 2013
8:00 Gate opens
10:00 Heavy Armor inspection begins and pickups, and authorizations too.
10:00 Equestrian Tournament begins on Equestrian field.
10:00 Arts & Sciences classes begin.
10:00 A Boce set will be available for two hour periods. Check out at Gold Key Pavilion. Must be 18 or older to check out.
11:00 Heavy Armoured War. We will start on the field and get to Ravine around 1pm. Rocks for sale, $1.00 each.
TBA Archery Tournament
TBA Thrown Weapons Tournament
1:00 Heavy Armoured battles on the war field.
2:00 Scottish Rules Croquet Tournament. Players must be 13 or older. Meet at Gold Key pavilion.
5:00 Youth Armored Combat Tournament- on the war field.
6:00 Shire Moot. Location to be announced. Bring a chair.
- To Be Added
Inspections will be done as you come to the field, and will start around 10am.
Combat Archery will be included in some of the battles, both in the ravine and in limited compass on the battle field.
This year we will be taking our inspiration from Roman History.
The scheduled A&S classes for the day are:
- To Be Added
8:00 Site opens
11:00 Informal bardic at the Gold Key pavilion.
Armoured Combat pickups for those interested.
Open archery range.
6:00 Site closes.
PS: If you have any images from Acorn War XXI or XXII or XXIII, and you would like to share them, please send them along to the Web Minister. Thanks!