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Court of Love (Grover Beach, CA)

Saturday March 9th, 2013 to Sunday March 10th, 2013

Greetings to All! The Canton of Borderwinds, in the Barony of Tarnmist, is announcing it's 29th Annual Court of Love will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. This "no hats" event will be held at Ramona Garden Park in Arroyo Grande, California.

This year's Lady of Love and Beauty is Lady Alaine ni Deorin, and our Lord Protector is Master Baron Achmere ib Tamim. They have selected the theme of "Winter Court of the Unseelie Dark Fey," and any form of the Fey Folk or their ilk- Unseelie, Seelie, Dark Fey, Light Fey, Fairies, Elves, Sluagh, Boogiemen, Brownies, Kelpies, etc., are welcome to the Winter Court of Her Most Beauteous Self, Lady Alaine. With the epicurically wonderful Lady Veronica de Lugano as Her Head Cook, the feast will be filled with many gastric delights. 

This year's Tourney will be a Wild Hunt, and will start when there are enough fighters to participate. Contact Baron Achmere for more information.

The Rules of Unseelie Love will definitely be enforced, and contests are thus: Lady Alaine's Choice-any kind of dessert (please no strawberries or coconut products); Best Garb Reflecting the Theme (there are no period/material limitations - this is a Fantasy Court!), and Best Table Decorations Reflecting the Theme. This can be done by a team, or by an individual (there's a prize for both). There will also be a dayboard for your snacking pleasure, as well as our usual auction, later, during the Feast. All donations are welcome. There also may be dancing. 

While children are heartily encouraged to participate during the day's activities, the night's Feast and entertainment is considered only suitable for those over the age of 16.  But fear not, good parents! A qualified sitter will be provided off site for those children who have journeyed to our fair realm, and many wonderful delights and games will be provided for their pleasure while you "let your hair down" at our fine feast and revel. Just let us know when you order your tickets. 

Limited crash space is available. Please inform the autocrat of any allergies or food specs you might have.

Site information: Ramona Garden Park Center. 993 Ramona Avenue, Grover Beach, CA 

Site open: 10:30 a.m. Site close: 12:00 a.m. (midnight) 

Site Fees: Day- $5.00. Feast- $15.00.Offboard- $10.00. Please buy your feast tickets early ( before March 2, 2013), as no tickets will be sold at the door. NMS will be in effect. Please make checks out to "SCA, Inc., Barony of Tarnmist". 

Autocrat: Mistress Jena Whitehart

Head Cook: Lady Veronica de Lugano

Directions: From the North: Take Highway 101 south to Arroyo Grande, CA.; take the Five Cities Drive exit and turn left. Proceed up to 4th Street., turn right, proceed to Ramona Avenue and turn left. Site will be at the corner of Ramona Avenue and 10th Street. From the South: take Highway 101 north to Arroyo Grande, take the Grand Avenue exit; turn left. Proceed west to 10th Street, turn right. Site is two blocks north.