Bar Gemels


Hosted in-person by Device of Terra Pomaria

The Barony of Terra Pomaria (Marion, Polk & Lincoln Counties, OR )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Elovel of Avalon
Date: April 26 , 2024 until April, 28 2024
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on April 26th 2024
Site closes at: 2:00 PM on April 28th 2024

Event site:
Camp Taloali
15934 N. Santiam Hwy SE Stayton, OR 97383

This is a Level 1: Other (Branch primary events of regional or Kingdom interest) event.

3:00 PM2:00 PM

People of An Tir! Spring is in the air and the time is upon us to venture out and celebrate the changing of the seasons. Come join the Barony of Terra Pomaria for fun, food, games, and fighting at our annual Bar Gemels! Hosted again at Camp Taloali this year, Bar Gemels will feature the Terra Pomaria Youth Championship and Bardic Championship, along with heavy fighting, rapier, archery, thrown weapons, live music, dancing, scribal activities, and more! Featuring the traditional silent auction to raise funds for Camp Taloali’s Summer Camp for the Deaf. Come play with us!

Silent Auction:

Terra Pomaria’s fabulous Annual event BAR GEMELS is fast approaching. Just a mere 7 weeks away. Are you ready to have a great time? So many things to do! This event is held at the Camp dedicated to Summer Education and fun for Children who are Hearing Impaired. This site is very near and dear to our hearts. In that vein, we are having our traditional and infamous SILENT AUCTION! The proceeds of this will be going to scholarships to attend camp this Summer.
Do you have some fun items you think someone might like to have? Maybe a skill you would like to share? A treat you are known for? Maybe just something you have surplus of or something for the Children… we would love to have it. This is a worthwhile cause and we would love to help send as many kids as we can this year.
We ask that you bring your donations to the Marked tables at the event before 11am if possible, to give people plenty of time to bid. I can accept items in advance if necessary. Bidding forms will be provided. Please label your donations. Especially any food items.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Summits
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)
Offers a feast or meal

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Registration Information

Preregistration is Open!

Woohoooooo for Bar Gemels!!! The link above will take you to our pre-registration form, where you can reserve bunk space, sign up for delightful meals from the Bar Gemels Kitchen, and volunteer opportunities. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The linked form is being used to pre-register attendees for pre-paid site fee, lodging, meals, and volunteer opportunities. Registering for site/lodging is not required to register for the other items.

At this time, all bunk, cabin, and RV hookup spaces are Full. Wait lists have been started and will be assigned based on order of preregistration.

There is still plenty of space for Merchants, Camping, and RV without hookups. For any accommodation requests or questions, please reach out to our Prereg Coordinator Baronessa Ximena.

If you pre-register but do not make payment prior to the event, your information will not be listed on the pre-reg gate sheets at the event. Pre-registration for PayPal invoices will close April 19th and for check/money order invoices on April 12th.

Payment by April 24th is required to reserve bunks or RV spaces.

Accessibility Information

Camp Taloali is mostly open field surrounded by evergreen trees.

There is a quickly flowing river on site. Please stay clear of the river and marshy embankments.

Gravel road entry. Parking is on open grass/ground (no parking allowed on the basketball court). You may drive up to your cabin/camping site to unload/load. Relatively level access to main hall, flushing toilets, showers, and some other areas. Path to merchants, lists field, target arts, and some camping is on a sloped grassy/ground field that can be traversed on wheels.

For questions on accessibility, please reach out to our prereg coordinator Baronesa Ximena.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Weekend – Adult $35.00
Day (Saturday) – Adult $25.00
Youth Age 17 and under $0
*SCA Members will receive a $10 member discount off the cost listed above.

Mailed Payment Registration

You will receive an automated email confirming your pre-registration. It may get caught in your “junk” filter. If you haven’t received the email in three days, please contact Pre-Registration Coordinator, Baronesa Ximena.

Please make your payment out to: SCA Inc, Barony of Terra Pomaria

Mail payment to:
Barony of Terra Pomaria
Attn: Bar Gemels
PO Box 7973
Salem, OR 97303

We recommend mailing your payment NO LATER than Monday, April 15th. If we have not received your payment by April 24th, your invoice will be voided and you will need to pay your site fee at gate.

Requests for refund of pre-event payment must be made via e-mail (or Postmarked) no less than 24 hours before the beginning of the event, and must include a valid mailing address. Refund requests received after the cut off period will be reviewed by the Finance Committee on a case-by-case basis.

Lodging Information

At this time, all bunk, cabin, and RV hookup spaces are Full. Wait lists have been started and will be assigned based on order of preregistration. $20 per bunk or RV hookup (limited availability).

There is still plenty of space for:

  • Merchants – Merchants are welcome! Please contact our merchant coordinator HL HL Myvanwy verch Robert .
  • Camping – Camp Taloali has both large areas for group camping and smaller areas for single tent camping. Please reach out to the prereg coordinator with any questions or land requests.
  • RV without hookups – To reserve RV/Trailer space without hookups $0, please contact the RV Coordinator, HL Lucas von Brandenburg.

For any accommodation requests or questions, please reach out to our Prereg Coordinator Baronessa Ximena.

Meal Information

Prereg for your meals is available!

Prereg for your meals and save! Cost of meals are only $6 per prereg meal, but will be $7 per meal when purchased on site. Plus it helps the chefs better plan for how much to make!

Meals offered:

  • Friday dinner options: by Morris Alexander
    • Mulligatawny Soup (Chicken Curry Soup) (Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Onion, Celery, Carrots, Bay Leaves, Curry Powder, Chicken Thighs, Chicken Stock, Water) Vegan Pottage Stew (Carrots, Onions, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Parsnips, Turnips, Leeks, Green Beans, Vegan Broth, Leaf Sage, Dried Thyme) Morinne’s Beef Soup (Ground Beef, Beef Bullion, Kidney & Black Beans, Petite Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Basil, Rosemary) Dinner rolls by Muirenn inghean Uí Cléirigh
  • Saturday breakfast options: by AElfwynn FiskeTwo Crepes!
    • Crepe Options: Special option: Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free CrepeBlueberry compote, Honey and Nuts, Whipped creamApple pie filling, Honey and Nuts, Whipped creamEggs, Ham, Cheese
  • Saturday Lunch Options: by Kitchen Steward Clovis de Walton
    • MLT Pita: Mutton (slow roasted seasoned with Cumin, Cardamom, Garlic, Ginger salt and pepper) Lettuce (baby spinach) Tomato (halved cherry tomato) in a PitaAdd garlic aioli (True Aioli: using elephant Garlic puree with olive oil, lemon juice and salt (no egg included!)Orange Fennel chicken in a pita (Chicken thighs stewed with Oranges, Fennels, seasoned with orange puree, mustard seed, salt, and thyme, served with baby spinach in a pita Sweet potato with a balsamic glaze Pita (sweet potatoes baked with salt and pepper in a pita with baby spinach, Red Onion, green onion, tomato and sliced chillies, drizzled with a sweet balsamic glaze)   Options: Lettuce wrap (no pita), add/no: sliced red onion, green onion, peppers


  • Saturday Dinner Options: by Lady Ariana
    • Beef pot roast (salt/pepper, rosemary, thyme, paprika, garlic, olive oil, butter)Options: porcini mushroom gravy (GF) or gluten-free brown gravyChicken (salt, pepper, onion powder, butter, celery)Roast Cauliflower (with butter and garlic with paprika)Option: Make it veganBaked potatoes: 

      Options: Sour cream, Chives, Butter

      Dinner rolls by Muirenn inghean Uí Cléirigh

  • Sunday Breakfast Options: by Captain RandyQuiche!
    • Mediterranean QuicheSpinach shrimp onion cherry tomatoesItalian blend cheeseVegetarian tartSavor the sweet and nutty flavors of these Honey-Glazed Pears with Crunchy Walnuts

      biscuits and gravy

Tournament Information

Bardic, Youth, Brawls, Rapier, Targets, Oh My!

More details will be posted as we have them.

Bardic Championship:

A notice from the Bardic champion HL William regarding the Bardic Championship competition:
All’s Fair In Love & War
Come to Bar Gemels and compete to be the next Bardic Champion of The Barony of Terra Pomaria. We’re looking for a performance that evokes a period or SCA atmosphere, not necessarily a period piece but certainly not modern (good filk excepted). Pieces should be two to four minutes in length. I’m impressed with preparation and memorization. Pieces can be be happy, sad, serious, or humorous, as long as they fit the categories. The competition will be in three rounds. Your song, story, poem, instrumental piece, interpretive dance, or some other performance type that I haven’t thought of will be in the following categories:
Round One – LOVE Should look at some aspect of romance.
Round Two – WAR We’ll allow a broad interpretation of war. Just let us know you understood the assignment.
Round Three – Bring Your Best! Entertain us and show why you should be the next to represent Terra Pomaria as Bardic Champion.

YIS, Ld. William Swindell – Current Bardic Champion of Terra Pomaria


An announcement from the heavy fighting MIC:

Bar Gamels Tavern Brawls on Saturday:

  1. There will be a few open tavern brawl fight scenarios. These scenarios will be limited weapons under 30”, no shields. The winners will be picked by crowd favorites:
    1. the best tavern brawl style weapon- turkey leg maces, pieces of furniture, frozen fish looking swords, etc.
    2. Tavern Brawler: winner of the FFA/melee will include the fighter with the most kills over the FFA grand melees. Each fighter who receives a killing blow will leave the Erik and tell the lists who landed the killing blow. The top 2 fighters in killing blow count will fight best 2/3 starting across the same Household.
  2. Tavern Brawl Rules:
    1. Each team limited to 1 white belt and ideally 2 squires, depending on numbers. But no belts required any three fighters are welcome!
    2. Weapons allowed: still limited to no shields, Bucklers OK, 1 weapon under 5’, or two weapons under 3’ per fighter. Basically no shields and no great weapons. Smaller axes and long swords ok.
    3. Each group will start at their own table. (Teams will fight in a series of tavern brawls until the final two teams are left! Each round only one or two teams are eliminated, depending on attendance, when the final two teams face off they’ll start at different tables and fight best 2/3. When the final team has one the squires will turn on their knight, taking him out of the game. The squire brothers will have to fight it out best 2/3 to find who will finally leave the tavern with all the booty.

YIS Bjorn of Ulster – Baronial Heavy Marshal and MIC

From the Rapier Marshal:

There will be swishing, poking, and graceful skill! Rapier contest is double elimination round robin with the finals being best 2 of 3.


From the Archery Marshal:

Royal Rounds will commence before lunch, novelty shoot after lunch, and open range for a while after the novelty shoot. There may be an Archery Marshal class, details coming soon!

Baron Cesare Memorial Tournament:

MIC Captain Randy

Sunday, bright and early, 6am prize tourney! Double elimination style, weapon format is single sword and tethered buckler. Tourney to finish up before court. Keep an eye out on your local fighter fb sites for the tourney rules.

Youth and Family Activities

Youth Championship:

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!!!! The Barony of Terra Pomaria is in search for a new Youth Champion! The Competition will be held at Bar Gemels on April 26th-28th. The rules are in the link here. The Competition consists of a Letter of Intent, Heraldry, A&S, Games, Bardic, and a special Bonus point chosen by last years winners.
If you have questions feel free to email or message me. I would like to know if you have a youth that might want to compete, that way I can have enough supplies available for all.
Fortune verch Thomas

Volunteer Information

Volunteer! Many hands make light work! Any time that you are able to volunteer, eases the load and supports other volunteer friends.

We are still in need of a Setup/Takedown Coordinator – This important role is in charge of getting the shared areas setup on Friday and packed back down on Sunday. This includes Baronial Day Shades, Court Pavilion, Signs, and, Targets. if you are interested, please reach out to the event steward Lady Elovel of Avalon!
Some areas that would love to have you as a volunteer:

Merchant Information

We will have Merchants!

To request Merchant space, please contact our merchant coordinator HL Myvanwy verch Robert.

At this time we have: Thistillium Pottery, Redwolf, Grouchy Mongol,  Reannag Teine Pottery, Dragonskiln Studio, and the Sable Hare!

Classes Offered

We will have classes!

More details to come.

Emergency Preparedness Information

In case of emergency, please dial 911 for assistance.

Local Emergency Amenities:

  • Stayton Fire Station: 1988 W Ida St, Stayton, OR 97383
  • Stayton Police Department: 386 N 3rd Ave, Stayton, OR 97383
  • Santiam Hospital & Clinics – open 24hrs: 1401 N 10th Ave, Stayton, OR 97383


Minors must be supervised at all times.

Much of the site is grass/dirt uneven ground, please use caution. Site boarders the Santiam River. A sizable, flowing body of water that should be avoided. Cabin entries have a step or two to enter. Some other buildings have a small step to enter.

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