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June 10, 2016 to June 12, 2016

Tri-Cities, WA

Autocrat: Thorgrimr Utlagr & William McKenna device6458OP





Event Stewards: Brother William& Thorgrimr utlagr

    Wastekeep invites the populace to a weekend of fun, fighting, and frivolity.  Yes the originators of the highly respected and reverent Whimsical Order of the Ailing Wit welcome you to their home barony! 

   Baronial Champions Tournaments for Heavy Fighting, Rapier, Archery, Youth Armored Combat and Youth Target Archery will be held Saturday and Sunday along with selecting/retaining the next Baronial Defenestrator/Tax Collector. 

 Archers of An Tir!

Is your eye sharp?  Your aim true?  Have you always wanted to make a long pointy stick whiz through the air?  Come to the range at Springfest and compete to be the next Archery Champion of Wastekeep!  Lady Rashida bint Yusuf, current champion, has conceived a fun challenge that will have you seeing the archery target in a whole new... shape.  All levels of experience are encouraged to give it a shot.

Young Lords and Ladies of An Tir!

A tournament will be held at Springfest to determine who our next Youth Armored Combat champion will be.  If you are possessed of great chivalry and an adventuresome spirit, please honor us by fighting for this title.

In addition to naming a Champion, awards will be given for Chivalry and Best Death.

Parents: please be sure to review the current YAC Packet for armor and weapon safety requirements, and bring your child's valid YAC Authorization Card to the event.   Baronial YAC Marshal Rashida bint Yusuf always welcomes questions about YAC,


This year Wastekeep is hosting a Newcomer's Forum to help answer your questions and help you feel at home in the Barony of Wastekeep. The Forum will start at 11:30 with a Fighter Appreciation talk to initiate you to the ways of the tournament. After that there will be Evolution of a Persona; Etiquette - to include forms of address, camping, who's who; Court - what is it all about; How to get more involved; with Rapier Fighter Appreciation on Sunday before the Rapier Tournament. All times after 11:30 are approximate as discussion will determine the length of each session.


 Wastekeep has been selected to participate in the Heavy Tourney Circuit this year which will be held during the champions tourney.  Fighters must decide and declare at list signup if they want to fight for Wastekeep Champion or for the Tourney Circuit.  Due to the rules of the Tourney Circuit Challenge, fighters must choose one or the other but not both.  All fighters will fight each other with the highest placing individual in each category winning their tournament.

   Friday evening we are hosting a tournament for heavy fighters who have never won a Tourney.

   Newcomers Forums will be held throughout the day Saturday along with a Family Activity.

   The Wastekeep pun tax will be in effect for this event!!!  Failure to pay tax may require you to proclaim in court why you should be relieved of debt.  If you feel like you may not be able to control you most excellent humor and or play on words PUN Insurance may be purchased at Gate for a generous donation - proceeds collected go to the Wastekeep Baronial Coronet replacement fund.   WOAWs & TWITs are exempt from PUN taxes as decreed by the creation of their order BUT they must clearly brandish the regalia of said order to qualify!

Spitting Duck 

Sausages Will be Provided by the Barony at the Potluck & Dessert Auction During Saturday's 50th Year Celebration.   





Adults (18-up) $15 with a NMS fee of $5. Youth/Children Free. Please make checks payable to: SCA Inc, Barony of Wastekeep.

No parking fee

Our New site has electricity available in a few camping areas, Please contact HL Thorgrimr, by June 5th for reservation, medical necessity will be prioritized then first come first served. No guarantees on availability

 Make sure you pack your day shades and sun screen as there is not much natural shade at this location.

 Flushies and coin operated showers are onsite (bring quarters).

 Parents Notification: 

This location is in close proximity to a fast moving river, Please keep children supervised at all times.


Schedule of Events

Friday, June 10

3:00pm            Site Opens

7:30 - 8:00pm  Roving Court

8:00pm            New Fighters Torchlight Tourney

Saturday, June 11

9:00am            Wastekeep Sergeantry Meeting

9:30-11am       Lists open for Heavy and YAC Tournament - Declaration for either Wastekeep Champion or Tourney Circuit competitor needs to be made with the List Mistress at this time


10:00am          Opening Court

10:30am          YAC armor inspection @ Eric

                       Inlands Culinary Guild Meeting

11:00am          YAC Champions Tournament

11:30am          Heavy Armor inspection @ Eric

                       Newcomer's Forum: Fighter Appreciation

NOON               Heavy Champion/Tourney Circuit Tournament

                       Defenestrator applications due to their Excellencies

12:30pm          Newcomer's Forum: Evolution of a Persona

1:30 pm           Newcomer's Forum: Etiquette - Who's who, what do I call them?

2:00pm            Jr. and Sr.  Archery Champion Tournament

2-3pm              Newcomer's Forum: Court - What's it all about?

3-4pm              Newcomer's Forum: How to Get More Involved

                        Family Activity                       


Evening Court/Defenestrator to follow Heavy Champion Tournament      


6-9pm              Local 50th Year Celebration Dessert Auction (please bring a dessert to donate), Dancing, and other Merriment (Sausages Provided by the Barony at the Potluck & Dessert Auction During Saturday's 50th Year Celebration)


Sunday, June 12

9:00am            List opens for Rapier Tournament

9:30am            Rapier Armor Inspection @ Eric

                       Newcomer's Forum: Rapier Fighter Appreciation

10:00am          Rapier Champions Tournament

Closing Court following Tournament 

3:00 pm           Site Closes

Merchants!  Please contact HL Brother William, with "Springfest" in the subject line to reserve your spot.  In lieu of a merchant's fee, we will graciously accept a donation to Baronial Largesse.

For RV reservations please contact HL Thorgrimr, with "Springfest RV" in the subject line. 

To help assist in an open society, meet new friends, and facilitate interaction with members outside of your local group, no land reservations will be accepted except for the Royal Encampment, medical necessity, or campers (RVs) as there are limited spaces.  Everything else is first come first served.  If you have a large party that you would like to camp with please make arrangements with your group to have the first person onsite make sure that you have enough space.  Thank you.



Site Info:
Name: Horn Rapids County Park
Benton City, WA 99320

Directions to Site:

Name: Horn Rapids Park & Campground
US Reservation Rd (WA-225)
Benton City, WA 99328

From the North / South follow Interstate 82 to West Richland / Benton City, Take Exit 96 (WA 225 North).  Continue to follow WA-225 N thru Benton City (Stay on the main road it becomes US Reservation Rd) to Horn Rapids Park & Campground on approx. 9 miles on Right


Alt route:

From the North / South follow WA-240 to WA-225 South (Horne rd.) to Benton City.  Horn Rapids Park & Campground approx. 2 miles on Left.

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