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Beltane Coronation (Event Cancelled)

Friday May 1st, 2020 to Sunday May 3rd, 2020
Red Bluff, California


Announcements for Digital Beltane on May 2, 2020:

12:30 PM PST - Witness the Court of Their Occidental Majesties Uther and Vera as they honor and praise the populace of the West. (Please note that no elevations are planned for this court.)

2:30 PM PST - Witness the Bard of the West Competition! Entrants should sign up in the Google Doc 

Their Majesties invite the populace to host online fires and bardic circles for the enjoyment of the populace.

Brigit the Chaste has created an online nexus to announce planned circles/fires/drunken heraldry/etc. Please visit and add your events here.  

Videos will be streamed to Facebook and the Kingdom YouTube page. Links to join will be posted on the West Kingdom Facebook page the day of.

Long Live the West!


As of March 16, 2020, all events scheduled in the Northern California and Northern Nevada regions of the West Kingdom are cancelled, per the Crown of the West. This is in compliance with current Federal restrictions applying to the lower-48 states against gatherings of 50 people or more, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Principality of Oertha (Alaska) and the Barony of the Far West (Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Guam) should follow their local, state, and federal guidelines during this period and act within those rules.

There is no definitive timeline for resuming central Kingdom events yet, but anticipate the ban to last at least through mid-May 2020. More information will be forthcoming about how this will affect Western Crown Tourney and Mists Coronet Tourney in the immediate future, as well as other events in the coming months.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Western Crown and Kingdom Seneschal are working closely together and monitoring information released from State and Federal officials. They are acting in the best interests of the West Kingdom, and the health, safety, and well-being of the Populace is foremost in their minds. Please continue to support them as they face these difficult decisions going forward.

For current information about the U.S. Federal guidelines in effect, please visit:…/…

For current information from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services:…/Hu…/COVID-19_Whatthepubliccando.pdf


Unto the Populace of the West,
Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the Coronation of Their heirs. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the West with courts, arts, sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and Archery.

Any changes and additional information about competitions, special activities, etc., will be included on the West Kingdom calendar link and on Facebook. Facebook link:

Site Amenities: Multiple potted water sites, 4 stone privies with scent guard, two large covered areas with picnic tables and grills, 8 bunkhouses with bunk bed sleeps 8 (limited availability), 8 shower stalls, 2 ADA accessible shower stalls, 2 dish washing stations. There is also an amphitheater with a large firepit ideal for an evening gathering or Hafla. Electricity is available from the covered picnic areas. Fishing is available, as long as you have a license.

There is an RV Park with RV camping within 50 yards, several hotels within a couple of miles, and local grocery stores across the I-5.

Addition Site info: This location will not utilize a traditional Eric space. The site is ADA compatible. Please off load your vehicles quickly and park courteously. Pets are allowed, leash laws apply. Firepits are allowed, West Kingdom Fire Laws apply. There is a 10pm noise curfew (subject to residents of the RV camp). No RV? No curfew!

Wooden Spoon Cookery Competition
Any recipe from the listed Cookery Book
Koge Bog (Denmark, 1616)

Any questions, please contact Wooden Spoon Minister, Lady Carwenna Cornovii (Robyn Houts) — E-mail:

Event Steward: Baroness Finna Kottr Godormsdottir (Ileah Dotson) — Phone: 530-391-6271 (text OK) — E-mail:

This event and the use of the Red Bluff Recreation Area is authorized under special use permit administered by the Mendocino National Forest.

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site opens Friday, May 1, at 2pm and closes Sunday, May 3, at 4:30pm
Site Fee: 
Adult registration: $25. Adult Member discount: $20. 17 and under free.

Arriving from the North on I-5: Take the CA-36/ Antelope Blvd exit toward central Red Bluff/ CA-99. Turn Left onto CA-36/Antelope Blvd. Turn Right at MacDonald’s onto Sale Lane. The entrance is approximately 2 miles down Sale Lane. Follow around the RV park towards the boat ramp.
Arriving from the South on I-5: Take the exit for Central Red Bluff/ Antelope Blvd/ Hwy CA-36 exit toward central Red Bluff/ CA-99. Turn Right onto Antelope Blvd. Turn Right at MacDonald’s onto Sale Lane. The entrance is approximately 2 miles down Sale Lane. Follow around the RV park towards the boat ramp.
Arriving from Chico on CA-99: Continue onto State Hwy 36W/ Antelope Blvd. Turn Left at MacDonald’s on Sale Lane. The entrance is approximately 2 miles down Sale Lane. Follow around the RV park towards the boat ramp.