Come join Rivenoak at Cedar Grove Park in beautiful Chico, CA where we will have the annual tournament of Fools. The theme this year is PIRATES!
Gate opens at 9am where we will ask for a small amount of $10 for SCA members and $15 for non-members (as always, children under 18 are free).
Once you have made your way through the gate, we will have many activities for your enjoyment. There will be a groaning board so please bring a dish to share (does not need to be period, but can be if you like), feast gear, and your chairs. This is a dry site and no glass containers allowed in the park.
Here is the timeline of events:
9am - Gate Opens
10am - Opening court:
~ The wedding of Marc and Jen (Bran MacMurphie and Sinead inghean Fherghusa)
~ Cupcakes of Divination (Royals of Misrule)
10:45 am - Easter Egg Hunt
A couple of Pirate games
11:30 am - Fighting!
Silly Artisan bag handout (more info coming soon)
1:30 pm - Final turn in for Silly Artisan
A couple more Pirate games
2pm - Final populace vote on Artisan competition and
Yellowbeard competition begins
3pm - Project Runeway at the Baronial Pavillion followed by
Sea Shanty competition
~ winner of each will be decided by the Royals of Misrule
4:30 - Closing court
This will be our A&S competition this year. We have prepared bags of items for artisans to make a thing. Contestants must use an element of each item in the bag and may include items they have brought. Winner will be determined by populace vote and will host next years competition.
We will have paper bags, plastic tablecloths, beads, ribbons, tape, glue, etc to make and decorate your beard. The beard can be made from paper, plastic, fake beard that you bring or real beard that you've grown. Be prepared to get creative.
Sea Shanty competition:
Everyone has a favorite sea shanty... let's hear yours! You are welcome to treat us to a shanty that you have made up or sing us your favorite.
Event Steward: Myranda of Rivenoak (Jen Perry) — firstname.lastname@example.org
Cedar Grove Park (1968 E 8th St, Chico California 95928)
From the North: Take Hwy 99 South to Chico, getting off on the East 8th / Hwy 32 exit. Turn Left onto Hwy 32 East and go one block to Fir Street, turning left onto. Going through the stoplights, the road becomes East 8th Street. Follow East 8th eastbound, passing Parkview Elementary School on your left. The entrance will be the first driveway on your left just after the school. Signs will give reference.
From the South: Take Hwy 99 North to Chico, getting off on the East 8th / Hwy 32 East exit. Turn Right on Hwy 32 East and go one block to Fir Street, turning left onto. Going through the stoplights, the road becomes East 8th Street. Follow East 8th eastbound, passing Parkview Elementary School on your left. The entrance will be the first driveway on your left just after the school. Signs will give reference.
From the West: If you are taking I-5 North, exit in Orland and take Hwy 32 into Chico. Turn Left onto East Ave and follow until you get to the East Ave Onramp of Hwy 99 South. See “From the North” for more directions above.
From the East: Take Hwy 32 West into Chico, turning right onto Forest Ave. Take Forest Ave to East 8th Street and turn left. About ¼ mile on the right-hand side, you will see the “Chico Creek Nature Center”. Go past the Nature Center and you will see the entrance drive to Cedar Grove. Follow signs for reference.