Maypole Faire XXI is the Shire of Druim
Doineann’s annual public demonstration. We will be hosting
the event at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. We are
using the west side of the fairgrounds, so our entrance will be the
yellow colored gate. (The Kiwanis put on their annual garage sale
on the same Saturday, so don’t mix up the gates!)
The site opens Friday, May 1st at 9:00 am for
vendors and 10:00 am for campers. We are open to the public on
Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 – 5:00. Site closes at 2:00 pm,
Sunday, May 3rd.
We have scheduled our Heavy, Rapier, Archery
and Bardic Championship and will possibly have an Equestrian
demonstration to include horseback archery, spear throwing, and
more! (Volunteers please contact Griffin at
The schedule as of now:
Friday - Set up and getting people their
10:30 Invocation ceremony and sponsorship. (
All fighters, archers, etc must be sponsored to fight.
Sponsors are asked to bring a gift to present for their
12:00 Heavy Championship - Double round robin
with the final being best 2 out of 3.
12:00 Archery Championship - (More to
3:00 Rapier Championship - Bear Pit with
final being 2 out of 3.
3:00 Thrown Weapons Championship - (More
3:00 Bardic Championship - (More to
5:00 Maypole Dance
TBD Closing court
Sunday - Pack up
THIS SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE, CHECK BACK
Bards are encouraged to perform all day and
please feel free to pass the hat! 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 the ribbons!
Vendors are welcome to set up and sell their
wares. We will not be charging a separate vendor fee although
donations are readily accepted. Food vendors must contract through
the Clallam County Fairgrounds and will be charged either a flat
fee of $100 or 18% of sales. (Drink only vendors are exempt from
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.
We have plenty of camping space for all.
However, if you would like to reserve a space please contact
Griffin at email@example.com.
Please do not use any tent spikes over 10” in length so we
don’t inadvertently pierce their irrigation system. There are
RV parking spots with water and electric hook-ups free of charge.
Garbage cans will be available, but pack out what you can, please.
The site does not allow for our four legged friends, please make
arrangements to leave them at home.
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
The Shire is planning to have a Pied Piper for
youth activities, more to follow on this.
Site fee is $15 for adults (18+), $10 for
youth (6-17), kids 5 and under are free. There is a $40 family cap
(mundane families only!). Suggested day trip (Saturday only) fee is
$10 for adults and $5 for youth, kids 5 and under are still free.
The $5 NMS per adult applies. (Note: if you don’t have proof
of current SCA Membership, the NMS will apply regardless of actual
membership status.) Our event is open free to the public on
Saturday. We want their interest, goodwill, and desire to return to
make next year’s event even better.
Schedule of events will be posted here and on
the Druim Doineann website once they are finalized.
For additional information, please contact the
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.