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Mists Bardic

Saturday October 24th, 2015
Santa Cruz, California

Come one and all for a day of music and poetry, of friendship and feasting. This is the competition to find the next Bard of the Mists, and you are all invited to participate as performers or audience or a bit of both.

The site is discretely wet. Please contact the head cook in the case of special food needs. There will be vegetarian options as well as gluten-free options for all courses served. The site does not allow open flame.

The competition has five rounds, which are period piece, piece in a period style, bard’s choice, masterwork, and the ever-famous three words from a hat. The bard’s choice (which is the choice of the current bard) is mercy.

We look forward to seeing all of the wonderful entries. If you wish to have a member of the Order of the Golden Branch - the order of former Bards of the Mists - mentor you as you prepare, please contact Rhys Gethin.

Even if you are not competing, feel free to bring a song or poem or performance to share!

Autocrat: Rhys Gethin

Head Cook: Leofewen Cryccthegn Deorcwuda

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site Opens: 12:00. Feast/Competition Begins: 1:30. Site Closes: 10:00.
Site Fee: 
Adult $10.00. Child 6-12: $5.00. Non-Member Fee: $5.00. Family maximum: $40.00
Feast Fee: 
From Highway 17 and points north
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 on Water Street. Go 1/2 mile to N. Branciforte. Turn right. The Masonic Temple is the second building on the left next to Branciforte Elementary School.
From Highway 1 and points south
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.