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Darkwood Baroness's Masked Ball

Saturday December 7th, 2019
Salinas, California

Come  and celebrate with Their Excellencies, Carrek and Mercy, and the Barony of Darkwood, at the Baroness’s Masked Ball. This year the theme will be Pirates.

We will have a day of feasting and merriment, with a sideboard, cooked by Baron Anton Barsuk.

This year, instead of parade of mask competition, there will be Parade of Pirate Eye Patch and most creative shoulder animal. So decorate your Eye Patches and find yourself a parrot, monkey or other animal. Pirate games during the day.

There will also be a “Dirty Baker's  Dozen” largesse competition.

And what are Pirates known for “Fighting” Arrrrrr. Bring your best Bar Room Brawl weapon for heavy fighting. Rapier fighting where there will be a King or Queen of Pirates crown, along with Youth combat for a Prince or Princess of Pirates.

Please note, this is a DRY site.

The Bard of the Oak competition will also take place. Competitors will be asked to perform a piece from each of the following three categories:

1. Twisted sea shanty
2. Tell a “sea story” (and talk like a pirate)
3. Stolen treasure - pick a line from a period piece (from a hat) and work it into a new piece.

If you are interested in participating please contact the Bard of the Oak.

See the Facebook event page for further details:

Event Steward: Irena Antonava zhena Barska (Dawn Petersen) — E-mail: — Phone: 831-915-7386

Food Steward: Anton Barsuk (Jerry Petersen) — E-mail: — Phone: 831-915-6535

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site Opens at 12 noon and Closes at 8pm
Site Fee: 
Adult registration $15, Adult member registration $10, 12 and under free.
Please note – this site is not actually in Salinas proper, but north of Salinas in the Prunedale area.
FROM HWY 101: Take the San Miguel Canyon Road exit. Turn right onto Moro Rd (at the Valero Gas Station). The site will be on your right.
FROM SANTA CRUZ/HWY 1: Take the Salinas Rd exit, continue on Salinas Rd. Veer right onto Werner Rd after the golf course. Turn right onto Hall Rd. Turn right onto San Miguel Canyon Rd. Turn left onto Moro Rd (at the Valero Gas Station). The site will be on your right.