The Shire of Corvaria (Bend, Jefferson, Deschutes, & Crook Counties, OR )
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Annábla Martyn aka Nai
Date: April 5 , 2014
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 5th 2014
Site closes at: 12:00 AM
American Legion Post 44
704 SW 8th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
Join Central Oregon’s Shire of Corvaria
as we Come together and celebrate All Fool’s on the 5th of April
All Fool’s has been celebrated since the second century. Because
the weather had most likely turned fair by this time, martial
sporting events were often held. Among the most popular were
archery and quarterstaff contests (quarterstaff’s were eight-foot
poles that combatants used to “break the heads” of their
opponents). Other traditional observances for the feast included
the fools parade, where revelers
disguised themselves with costumes and masks and paraded through
the town or village, demanding entrance into homes. Not even the
homes of the great and powerful could be shut to the fools parade,
and once inside, they would demand food and drink. This is not
unlike the Halloween custom of trick or treating. All Fool’s also
traditionally marked the beginning of the spring planting season.
(Diehl & Donnelly; Medieval Celebrations, Stackpole books 2001.
This year we will have Performer’s, Food, Silly Combat, Games and
Winter A&S Accomplishments
-Have you tacked a new skill? accomplished a task? Show us the
fruits of your Labor! There will be space to display your Winter
A&S Accomplishments! These need not be finished, nor do you
need to be a master…show us your Failed attempts even…this one
is about the effort!
The Medieval Gamer
-We will have various Games set up for all to enjoy! Every time you
play one, you get a token! (whether you win or lose). Earn the most
Tokens, and be Crowned our Medieval Gamer!
-Entertain us! Whether it be your Juggling, your voice, or a
mesmerizing tale… Let Nai know you want a performance slot and
show your stuff!!
2 handed Weapon Heavy Combat
-This is for Our Heavies. This is not to be confused with 2 weapon
fighting… since we can’t have quarterstaff to knock our opponents
heads in… lets use REALLY big sticks! Any legal 2 handed weapon
is the name of THIS game!
-This will be a SILLY combat… Prepare to battle it out amid
giggles and cheer, so you can be our Pandy Bat Champion!
Corvaria’s Greatest Fool!
-Dress as your favorite Fool, do a skit, immortalizing your
favorite Fool… well, BE foolish!! This is the greatest of all
competitions, and the Greatest Fool will be the First recipient of
the Fool’s Trophy!
-The Sweet Surprise to Finish the Meal!! Subtleties were a way for
the chef to entertain and bewilder his guests! Ohh and Aww us with
your Culinary skills!!
This will be a Potluck Feast with a Subtlety contest. A great Day
Feast event, to come be silly (Dress as your favorite fool
Mundane last name
S-Z, Meat Dish
A-H Side Dish
I-R Vegetable Dish
Subtlety’s to compete!
(Please provide labels for food dishes.) Please make dishes to
serve 6-8 people
For any question’s, detailed directions or possible lodging
arrangements contact: Naible Martyn (mka Brandy Chambers)
Adults 18 & over: $10 (additional $5 NMS applies)
Youth 13 to 17: $5
Children 12 & under: Free
Site open’s at 10am and closes at 8pm.
704 SW 8th St, Redmond, Oregon 97756