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Midsummer Tourney and Demo at the Fair (San Jose, CA)

Saturday August 4th, 2012 to Sunday August 5th, 2012

August 4 - 5, 2012

Midsummer Tourney and Demo at the Fair Province of Southern Shores (San Jose, CA)

The province of Southern Shores invites all Heavy and Rapier fighters, Archers and Artisans to its Midsummer Tourney and Demo at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. The Tourney will be on Saturday August 4th. 

Armor inspection starts at 11:00 a.m. Fighting is to commence at 12:00 noon - SCA time.
It will be a mad dog style tourney where each entrant gets 2 lives. Once those lives are expended, the fighter may buy themselves back in with a cost based on their order of precedence. Viewers may also buy a fighter back in. The winner with the most victories gets to select a charity from a pre-determined list. A portion of all proceeds will be retained by Southern Shores for future events with the remainder going to the selected charity.
For Archers, we will have targets available. For Artisans, we will have a covered area for your displays, works-in-progress, etc. Note: the Fair has opened its judging competitions to adults again, so please go to and select "Santa Clara County Fair" for more information if you should care to enter your artwork, weaving, pottery, etc.
After a full day of fun, SoShores will be hosting a non-period BBQ of Chicken and Hamburgers. Please feel free to bring something to share.
On Sunday August 5th we will be hosting a fighter practice.
All fighters and Artisans are welcome to join us on both or either days. 
All SCA-folk in attendance of the Tourney and Demo will be provided with a parking pass available at gate C (This is the first gate to the right of the arches at the main gate on Tully). When you enter Identify yourself as SCA and you are in. We have the large grass area right next to the parking lot.
Site Information: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111 – Gate C
Start/end time: Saturday - SCA folks can arrive for set-up at 9:00 a.m., Fair opens to public at 10:00 a.m., site closes at 9:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Site Fee:  Free for SCA only. Regular visitors to the Fair have an entry fee so be sure to go in the correct gate. Parking pass provided.
Autocrat: Cynthia de Meetham  
Directions: Take your best route to 101, exit on Tully Road to the Fair grounds.  Follow the signs, continue down Tully and cross Senter Road. The Fair grounds are on your left, Gate C is to the right of the main gate.