Come join Darkwood at for a great day of music and dancing, of games, and of Bardic Arts. Show off your skills in the A&S competitions: Memento Mori, Death or Plague Masks, and a dirty dozen competition. Make yourself a mask and join the masked processional in the theme of Danse Macabre.
Compete for Bard of the Oaks.
The competition will include: a period piece (song, dance, poem, story or other performance piece you like, but it must be documentable); an original piece in a period style in the theme of Danse Macabre (song, dance, poem, story or other performance piece you have created, but in documentable style/format & relate to the event theme); three words from a hat- the populace will be solicited for words, each entrant will choose 3 words from a hat, then each will then have 20 minutes to create a piece to present using all the words.
There will be a food competition in the style of soteltie. Sotelties were food disguised in an ornamental way for example meringue cookies designed to look like bones or skulls. Documentation is not required. Period recipes are encouraged but not required. The focus is on taste and presentation. There will be a side board. We will be providing food for the sideboard but to add to it we ask that everyone bring dishes to share for 8 to 10 people according to the following
Last Name begins with -,A thru I - Side Dish, J thru S - Snacks, T thru Z - Desserts
Autocrats: Amairgein Mac Coachlaoich and Seraphina Van Eldstorm
Make your best route towards Santa Cruz.
Via Highway 17: Take HWY 17 south toward Santa Cruz. As you approach town you will reach the interchange with HWY 1. You will *not* go north to Half Moon Bay. You will *not* go south to Soquel and Monterey. You will get off on Ocean Blvd. Take Ocean to Water Street. Turn left. Go 1/2 mile to N. Branciforte. Turn right. The Masonic Temple is the second building on the left next to Branciforte Elementary School.
Via Highway 1: Coming north on HWY 1. As you approach town you will get off at Morrissey Blvd. Follow the exit over the Highway, traveling west. You will travel two signals to Water Street where you will turn right. You will travel alongside of the west side of the elementary school Go to N. Branciforte Ave. and turn left. The Masonic Temple is the second building on the left next to Branciforte Elementary School.