Baron’s Ball


Hosted in-person by Device of Wastekeep

The Barony of Wastekeep (Tri-Cities, WA)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Ciosa Fioravanti
Date: September 29 , 2023 until October, 1 2023
Site opens at: 2:00 PM on September 29th 2023
Site closes at: 2:00 PM on October 1th 2023

Event site:
Horn Rapids County Park
NSA Benton City, WA 99320

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

Summer is ebbing and Autumn is just around the corner. As envisioned by Baron Dyon de Mantel, the time for Baron’s Ball approaches. Join the Barony of Wastekeep for a weekend of competition and merriment! Please join us for the day if that is all your schedule allows.

Friday evening there will be gaming and fellowship in the Spitting Duck Tavern (also known during the day as the Baronial Pavillon). Games will be provided, but feel free to bring your own favorites along with beverages and snacks to enjoy while you play.

Saturday will see heavy battles, a Cut & Thrust Tourney, Rapier Rose Tourney and an archery prize tourney. If there are enough interested children present there will be a YAC tourney. Amazing prizes to be won. Heavy tourney prize is a Sir Devon Seax, for Archery it is 6 Bacchus arrows, and the Rapier winner will receive a sword frog hand tooled by HL Kaitlin of Wastekeep. Huzzah to our artisans!

While the martial minded are thus engaged there will be the Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship, the Veggie Animals contest for youth and a variety of classes. Throughout the day “Treasure” prizes will be awarded by random drawings, all in attendance are entered to win upon signing in at gate.

There will be a “it only takes two” largess contest. Only two items required to enter, though you may enter as many times as you would like.

In the evening, Wastekeep Baronial Bardic Championship will be held during court. The Tourney prizes will be awarded and winners of the coveted Battered Helm and Not the Sharpest Knife will be announced.

Defenestrator of Wastekeep is up for grabs. Put your best method of filling this role to parchment. Our wonderful Baroness will read through all the entries and the axe will be passed to the winner.

Immediately after court there will be potluck desserts and dancing, guided by Her Grace Stjarna, in front of the Baronial Pavillon.

Sunday will be a time for continued conversations and gatherings, as well as the last take-down for the season.

If you would like to make reservations for RV, camping requests (such as around the fighting field if it is available or for large groups, or interested in teaching a class the wonderful Lady Sadhbh Dhubh is keeping track of requests. Please email her at Those with mobility issues will be given priority to the closer RV spaces, please let Lady Sadhbh Dhubh know if you have any specific requirements. There are a limited number of RV spaces with hookups available.

Those interested in selling their wares (vendor reservations) can contact Ciosa Fioravanti at or

Lots of opportunities for volunteering. HL Roth will be running gate, a gate sign up sheet will be posted in the Facebook event prior to the start. Opportunities available to assist with lists. Heavy fighters needed to put up and take down the castle. Heralding throughout the event to keep everyone up to date on the schedule.

Lists are scheduled to open at 8am Saturday, followed by Court and the Tourneys, classes and other competitions to start by 10am.

We are looking forward to seeing all gentles who can attend and enjoy the camaraderie this end of camping season event brings.

Baron’s Ball 2023


Friday, September 29

Noon – Site opens for staff and merchants

Pavilion and Castle Set up

3 PM – Site opens

Evening – Spitting Duck open in Baronial Pavilion for games and fellowship

Bring your chair and beverage for an evening of fun

Ragnar’s Vigil under Skald HallA

Saturday, September 30

8:00 AM – Gate & Lists Open

9:00 AM – Opening Court

9:30 –    Lists Close

A&S Entries due for Championship

10 AM – Veggie Animals for Youth

10 AM to 1 PM – Heavy Scenarios

11 Am to 1 PM – Archery Prize Tourney

1:30 – 2:30 YAC Tourney

2:30 – 6:00 PM Rapier Tourney and Cut & Thrust Tourney

7:00 PM Court with Bardic Championship followed by potluck desserts and dancing

Sunday, October 1

Site Closes at 2:00 PM

Spend the morning with your friends and take your time packing up


This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Is an online gathering
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)

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Accessibility Information

Handicap parking

Handicap accessible flush toilets.

Preferential camping and RV spots.

Ground surrounding the erics and fighting fields is grass, has uneven areas and tree routes.

Site Fees

Fee TypeCost*
Event Fee / Adult25.00
Event Fee / 17yrs and underFree
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule


Friday NoonSite Opens for Staff & Merchants
3:00 PM – 11:00 PMGate opens for all
EveningGames and FellowshipSpitting Duck aka Baronial Pavilion
EveningRagnar’s VigilSkaldHall
Saturday 8:00 AMGate & Lists Open
9:00 AMOpening CourtBaronial Pavilion
9:30Lists for Heavy close

Entries due for A&S Championship

10:00 – 1:00Heavy Scenarios
11:00 – 1:00Archery Prize Tourney

Meal Information


Tournament Information

Heavy fighting tourney

Cut & Thrust

Rapier Rose Tourney

Archery Prize Tourney

YAC (if enough participants available)

Wastekeep Baronial A&S championship

Wastekeep Baronial Bardic championship

Defenestrator competition

Youth and Family Activities

Mistress Marcia’s Magnificent Monstrosities Veggie Animal Competition. 10:00 Am on Saturday The Barony of Wastekeep will supply the veggies and materials, your youth will provide the imagination.

Bead Scavenger Hunt! Seek out and find various people to collect all the colorful beads!!

Youth Armored Combat!! 1:30 to 2:30 on Saturday This is a Prize Tourney!!

Volunteer Information

Castle set up and tear down

Volunteers to teach classes

Gate volunteers

Ask us and we will find something to keep you busy/

Merchant Information


Classes Offered

Chainmail – Lady Epona
Fiber Dyeing – HL Una
Bardic Workshop – Lady Ainsley

Emergency Preparedness Information


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