From south of Gilroy: Take the best route to US-101 N to CA-156 E toward San Juan Batista/ Hollister. Turn right onto Union Road. Turn right onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25. *Follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right. From the Bay Area: Take US-101 S. Take the CA-25 exit toward Hollister CA-25 merging right going into Hollister. Turn left onto Santa Ana Road. Turn right onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.vFrom I-5: Take CA-33 exit at Santa Nella towards Gilroy. Turn West onto CA-33. Merge onto CA-152 West toward Gilroy. Turn left onto CA-156/ Pacheco Pass Hwy. Turn left onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.
Come join Their Highnesses of the Mists as Their successors are chosen. Their Highnesses ask that all combatants bring a banner to add to the pageantry of the day.
NO FIRES, no exceptions, due to drought conditions, per Park Regulations.
The Mists Rapier Championship will take place on Saturday.
Arts and Sciences activities will include:
-- Friday night: Dance break 7-8 or 8-9 - If you've been sitting in traffic for hours to get to the event, or slaving away setting up your encampment, wouldn't it be great to loosen up with a little dancing? With maybe some singing for accompaniment?
-- Friday night afterwards: Open Bardic - all past, present and future bards, c'mon over and do something. I hope to have someone leading easy rounds at first. What to bring: a chair and your voice What to take with you: chair, any cups or whatever you brought.
-- Saturday morning: Bring your own breakfast & art talk. Talk about your latest projects with like- minded people. What to bring: chair, your breakfast, maybe a project. What to take with you: chair, breakfast dishes, etc.
-- Saturday early afternoon: reserved for competition entries & judging.
-- Saturday late afternoon: currently open.
-- Saturday evening: No-host hedge tavern and gaming. What to bring: Your own beverages, games, chair, maybe a table. What to take with you: everything you brought and all your trash.
Arts and Sciences Competitions will be:
-- Fine Arts: A subtlety that can be displayed and/or eaten at the Princess's Meet the Populace Gathering ("Tea")
-- Practical Science: Metalwork - something used in daily (medieval) life, not weaponry
The Saltatoris Nebularum dance competition will be the English Country dance, Rufty Tufty. The dance will be taught before the competition on Saturday afternoon. Please keep an ear out for the heralds' shout. For more information about local dance practices, feel free to ask on the Facebook group "West Kingdom College of Dance and Music".
Mists Silver Spoon Competition for Spring Coronet: Small, sweet, flour based goodies ... wafers, dough fritters, stiff bisket bread (aka biscotti), springerlie, etc. ... based on period recipes.
Silver Spoon Competitions are open to all ... even if you don't live in the Principality of the Mists. These competitions are judged by the participants, so come prepared to eat and chat about food.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the Silver Spoon Competitions.
All of the Populace is invited to the Princess's Tea which will start after the 4th round. In addition to the tournament of roses, there will be a place for games such as bocce to be played in the central list area. Everyone is encouraged to bring their outdoor games.
To the Youth of our beautiful Principality: Come join our Easter fun as we herald in spring with activities galore. We will be busy all day with dyeing eggs, egg dances, basket making, tansy cake making and, well, more egg stuff! Activities begin after Invocation of the lists. We will break from 12-1:30 for lunch.
NOTE: Children 5 and older are welcome. Children under 5 may attend with an older sibling. Children 5-7 MUST have a parent/guardian present with them at all times. Youth 7 and up must be within eyesight of parents/guardians. Please contact Logan Bengrick if you would like to volunteer your time or supplies.
Autocrat: Amairgein Mac Coachlaoich
9000 Airline Hwy95075 Tres Pinos , CA
Site opens Friday at noon and closes Sunday at 5 pm
Member: $10; Non-Member: $15; Children (ages 6-12): $5; Children (under age 5): free; Family Max: $40