Border War


Hosted in-person by Device of Wealdsmere

The Barony of Wealdsmere (Spokane, Spokane County, WA)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): 'Izza Al-Dimashqiyya
Date: September 9 , 2022 until September, 11 2022
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on September 9th 2022
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on September 11th 2022

Event site:
Clayton Fair Grounds
4616 Wallbridge Road Clayton, WA 99110

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

A stillness has laid too long across these lands.  The warriors are restless, artisan’s work is prepared, bardic voices yearn to be heard, and archers are rosining their bows.

Please join the Their Excellencies and the populace of the Barony of Wealdsmere for a weekend of war, thrown weapons, arts and sciences, bardic, and friendly faces around the campfire.

Pets are allowed: Per the fairgrounds policy they must have all vaccinations current. You must pick up after your pet and unless in your camp in a kennel/tent/your lap – they must be on a leash with a human attached to the other end at all times. Do not leave them unattended and please make sure they have fresh water, it’s hot out. Please know there are dogs on the adjacent farms who come visiting and we cannot stop them; they are thieves so keep food out of their reach.

Fire: it’s eastern WA in Sept. The local fire district will dictate what fire restrictions we must abide by at time of event but Propane above ground fire is generally always allowed.

Wood Fires: Are prohibited anywhere on the fairgrounds.

We will update this info as the event draws near and fire conditions change.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Classes
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)

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

Fun and rapier with the Barony of Wealdsmere

Accessibility Information

There is NO designated ADA camp area. The site is level grass and camping/activities are spread over a wide area.

It’s rural farmland, so hotel options are few. There are several hotels/motels in Spokane 35 miles south, and the area has many AirBnB options.

Electricity is available in specific areas for charging C-Paps, scooters and other devices.

There is fresh, potable well water. The restrooms are ADA accessible with concrete floors, however the showers do NOT have handrails/low shower heads.

An urgent care clinic is 4 miles south in Deer Park.

Cell phone reception is generally good in this area.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adult day 20
Adult Camping 25
Youth 17 and under Free
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
3pm Site/Gate Opens
10pm Gate Closes
8am Gate Opens
9am Opening Court A&S Building
Immediately Following Court Adult Scavenger Hunt Begins A&S Building
10am Rapier Armor Inspection War Field
10:30am Rapier War Begins War Field
1pm Armored Combat Inspections Beside War Field
1:30pm Armored War Begins War Field
4pm Indoor/Outdoor Games A&S Building
Adult Scavenger Hunt Ends A&S Building
5:30pm Closing Court A&S Building
Immediately Following Court Potluck Picnic Area or A&S Building (weather depending)
8pm Bardic TBD
Noon Site Closes

Meal Information

This year there will be a Potluck Feast at Border War following court on Saturday evening. Please bring a dish according to the following breakdown:
  • Brown eyes: main dish/meat
  • Green eyes: side dish
  • Blue eyes: desserts
  • Hazel eyes: Breads/ cheese/ condiments
Note cards will be made available to you so you can let everyone know what’s in your tasty dish.

Tournament Information

Border War is almost here. So get your largess ready for a dirty three populace vote. Winner will get to pick an item from those entered.

Youth and Family Activities

Saturday 2 to 4pm:  Come play period games both indoor and weather permitting outdoor.  HL Thomas Fleming will have a variety of indoor and HL Alexandre de Sant Roma de Sau will have a variety of outdoor period games available to play.  Don’t know how to play, they will be available to teach you!

Volunteer Information

We are currently looking for the following volunteer positions:

  • MIC – Armored Combat
  • MIC – Thrown Weapons
  • Heavy and Rapier Marshals
  • Gate Volunteers

Merchant Information

Current Merchants

  • Blumechen Weys
  • The Warsmith

If you would like to merchant at this event please contact the event stewards.

Classes Offered

We would like to give our artisans the opportunity to share what they are working on. So bring your art or science and share. project does not have to be finished.

11am in the A&S building.

Be a Voice Herald ~ Taught by HL Sa’ada the Purple

description: It’s more than just yelling at people. Learn the what & how & why we have voice heralds in the SCA, some tips and tricks, stuff to keep in mind, and some practice sending our voices out.


1pm in the A&S building.

Bginning nalbinding ~ Taught by HL Avacyn Geriksdocther

Emergency Preparedness Information

Local amenities: The town of Deer Park is 4 miles south on Hwy 395 and offers a Yokes Grocery store, ACE Hardware, a Bi-Mart variety/hardware store, a Dollar Tree store, several fast food options and small local restaurants/brew pubs, a Les Schwab tire store, an Urgent Care clinic, several veterinarians. There is a VFW and an Eagles Lodge.

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