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Bestwode Shire Fall Feast & Championship

Saturday October 24th, 2015
Anderson, California

Where’s Marco? or On The Road To Burma

Although the Silk Road was opened by others, Marco Polo is the best known of the travelers through his narrative recorded by a fellow prisoner upon his return to Italy. This gave Western Europeans a glimpse into the exotic Far East along with new foods, fabrics and technologies. I invite you to journey with us to some of his ports of call, from Venice to Mongol-controlled China and back through Burma. Bring your compass, your astrolabe and your Dramamine…

The Championship and various fight scenarios, including a Marco Polo Melee, will take place during the afternoon. Fighter refreshments will be available. Lawn games, Archery and Thrown Weapons will be available for all to partake. Please bring your own Archery gear.

The Feast will feature an international menu of 4 courses served. Regional entertainment will ensue. There will be a live auction of SCA/Silk Road related items. There will be a ‘slave’ auction – slaves serving dessert to their new, if temporary, owners (slave kits provided). Please bring your feast gear.

There will be recognition of acts of Gallantry, Chivalry, and – of course – the new Champion.

Autocrat: Lady Tzipah the Healer

Event page on Facebook

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
11AM – 9PM
Site Fee: 
Presale: Adult $15; 13 years & under $10; 5 years & under no charge; Family cap $60. Door: Adult $20; 13 years & under $15; 5 years & under no charge, Family cap $80.
From the South
Take I 5 North to Balls Ferry Rd. off ramp, Take the off ramp to Balls Ferry rd . Right on Balls Ferry to Stingy Ln. Left on Stingy Ln. to Rupert Rd. Right on Rupert & fallow Rupert Rd in to the Park. You should see SCA signs.
From the North
Take I 5 South to North St ramp take the off ramp to North St. Left on North St (drive under the over pass) to Stingy Ln. Rt on Stingy Ln. to Rupert Rd. Left on Rupert Rd. Fallow Rupert Rd in to The Park. You should see SCA signs.