Hosted by Device of Stromgard

The Barony of Stromgard (Vancouver, WA)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Helvi av Gotland
Date: September 25 , 2020 until September, 27 2020
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on September 25th 2020
Site closes at: 11:59 PM on September 27th 2020

Event site:
Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds
16 Fairgrounds Rd Skamokawa, WA 98647


This event will feature a LOT of activities such as: Court, dancing, family activities, Equestrian Championship, Thrown Weapons Championship, Iron Trident Competition, “An Tir’s Got Talent” Bardic Contest, fighting workshop featuring Duke Paul Bellatrix and OVER 20 ARTS & SCIENCES classes.  No Archery. FOR UPDATED INFORMATION please visit: https://www.stromgard.org/ithrapalooza

(pdf. of biffy copy: ITHRAPALOOZA copy2)

This is a camping event and includes indoor classes (with a few outdoor classes, due to the topic), limited showers, flush toilets & portapotties. Nice, huge barn for Equestrians & Horses. RVs, limited mobility & big households should contact Event Steward to reserve space. For everyone else, it’s Open Camping.

Minor medical authorization, minor consent forms must be filled out by parents or guardians. To find the forms, scroll down to Event Forms on the Kingdom of An Tir Library: https://www.antir.org/library/


Standard charges per Ithra class and Ithra workbook are not included in site fee, and will be extra.
Pre-registration for classes is required. Class pre-registration will include class descriptions. PRE-REG TO BE ANNOUNCED. (On-site registration is possible, but classes fill up fast).


Tentative Classes (Subject to Change prior to Pre-Registration)

  • 13th Century Garb
  • Assisi Embroidery
  • Basket Weaving
  • Birch Bark Boxes
  • Block Painting
  • Brickstitch
  • Court Heraldry
  • Dancing
  • Cooking Over Fire
  • Field Heraldry
  • Florentine Patterning
  • Gorget Workshop
  • Illuminated Capitals
  • Knots & Ropes
  • Leather Tooling
  • Medieval Notebook
  • Nalbinding
  • Repousse
  • Beginning Singing & Harmonizing a Tune
  • Pole Lathe & Wooden Spoon
  • Shield Painting
  • Ulu Making
  • Waffenrock

Each class description will denote fees for teacher-provided supplies, suggested prerequisites, and/or supplies & tools participants should bring – TBA when Pre-Registration is launched. Which is not yet.

SITE FEE: $25 Cash or Make checks payable to Barony of Stromgard, SCA Inc. The $5 Member Discount applies only to adult members (showing proof of membership). Children and youth 17 years of age and under, no charge.

LOCATION: Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds, 16 Fairgrounds Rd Skamokawa, WA 98647 USA

DIRECTIONS: I-5 to Allen Street, exit 39, go West on Allen Street across bridge (street changes name a couple times, ignore these) to Hwy 4/Ocean Beach Highway. Stay on Hwy 4 for 26 miles to Skamokawa, turn Right onto East Valley Rd. Turn left on to Fairgrounds Road.


  • No campfires or charcoal fires
  • Open flame (torches okay subject to fire hazard conditions at the time.)
  • Permanent biffs on a limited basis
  • Potable water available
  • There will be horses on site.
  • All local, state and federal rules apply, including SCA corporate rules. Read policies on site or contact the Event Steward for more information
  • Smoking in campsites only.
  • There will be dumpsters for your trash. Please leave the site in cleaner, better condition than you found it.
  • Report any potty problems to event staff. DO NOT flush anything but toilet paper in the toilets to avoid septic problems.
  • Showers will be according to sign up sheet for a  10-minute time slot. Keep it quick, keep it clean, be on time so others can also use the facilities.
  • Take care not to clog showers so they can remain open for the duration of the event. If violations occur, showers WILL be shut down.
  • Mundane leash laws apply All SCA participants should follow modern law, both State and Federal. Pets must be on a leash and under control of the owner at all times.
  • Children under 14 must be under the direct supervision of their parent or guardian.
  • Discreetly wet*. No Public Bars allowed. (*alcohol is allowed but no money can be charged, donated, or exchanged for the alcohol)

SITE OPENS: 12:00 pm (noon) Friday, May 8, 2020.  CLOSES: 2:00 pm Sunday, May 10, 2020

CO-EVENT STEWARDS: Helvi av Gotland (Robin Wright) and Ronan Mac an Leagha (John Paul) 503-929-9435 / moc.liamg@thgirwjnibor


This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.

Ithrapalooza will feature Arts & Sciences Ithra classes (mainly Intermediate/Advanced levels with some Beginner classes). There will be children & family, court, archery, equestrian, fighter and rapier classes and activities. Schedule of classes TBA.
This is a camping event and includes outdoor and indoor classes, showers, flush toilets & portapotties.

Registration Information

Pre-Registration TBA for classes. Large households, nobility, RVs and limited mobility encouraged to contact Event Stewards to reserve land. Open camping day of event. 

Accessibility Information

Limited mobility, please contact Event Stewards to reserve camping space. “Brute Squad” can be summoned to help you, but it’s easier if we know when you are arriving. Ramps and pretty good “streets” for getting around classes. Camping is in fields. Accessible potties, but showers are not (simple shower stalls). 

Accessibility and Limited Mobility Camping: Our accessibility/limited mobility camping area will be right by the restroom facilities, concessions, and main venue, where there are paved pathways. We are setting up RVs in a gravelled area that is also in the front of the site where RVs will have better maneuverability if it rains; the paved walkway is close, but it does not reach all the way to the area.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adults 25
Children & Youth 17 and under FREE
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Meal Information

Light breakfast & lunch meals for sale by Fairgrounds staff vendors. Menu and prices TBA.

Tournament Information

Youth and Family Activities

Knots & Ropes class, Folk Tales for Kids, Children’s Play Area. 

Volunteer Information

We need (and greatly VALUE) volunteers’ time for Gate, Registrar’s Office Backup, Bathroom Brigade, Kids Area and Clean-Up. Please contact the Event Stewards, who thank you abundantly for volunteering your time & talent at this event.

Classes Offered


Emergency Preparedness Information

SHERIFF: 360-795-3242 9 1 1

Skamokawa Volunteer Fire Department: (360) 795-0707 9 1 1

URGENT CARE: Kaiser Permanente, 1230 7th Ave, Longview, WA 98632 (503) 813-2000 9 1 1

Directions From Site:
  • Head southeast on Fairgrounds Rd toward E Valley Rd
  • Turn right onto E Valley Rd
  • Turn left onto WA-4 E
  • Turn right onto WA-432 E
  • Continue onto 3rd Ave
  • Turn left onto Tennant Way Frontage Rd
  • Turn right onto 7th Ave
  • Arrive at Urgent Care: 1230 7th Ave, Longview, WA 98632


  • American Medical Response Ambulance Service, Emergency & Urgent Care, Longview, WA (360) 577-1911
  • Cap-lower Columbia Ambulance Service, Longview, WA (360) 425-3430
  • Metro West Ambulance Service, Longview, WA (360) 425-5800


Peacehealth St John Medical Center, 1615 Delaware St, Longview, 98632-2367

Directions From Site:

  • Take E Valley Rd to WA-4 E
  • Turn left onto WA-4 E
  • Continue on WA-432 E.
  • Take Washington Way to Delaware St
  • Arrive at 1615 Delaware St, Longview, 98632-2367

OTHER EMERGENCY INFORMATION (recorded emergency info) (360) 795-3911

This page for event id 7336 was last updated: July 31, 2020