May Crown


An in-person Crown event of Device of Kingdom of An Tir

The Kingdom of An Tir (Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and British Columbia)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Arnora Grimsdottir
Date: May 19 , 2023 until May, 21 2023
Site opens at: 1:00 PM on May 19th 2023
Site closes at: 4:00 PM on May 21th 2023

This is a Level 1: Crown Event (Crown Tournaments and Coronations) event.

The Barony of Wealdsmere is hosting May Crown and Their Majesties Athos and Alionora cordially invite you back to the glorious lands of Vulkanfeldt and the same site as May Crown ’22 to attend the An Tir Crown Tournament to select the new heirs to the Sable Lion Thrones.

Below you will find a wealth of information about how to reserve erics space, RV space, merchants reservations and much more. More will be added as we approach tourney day so check back often and please email us with any questions!

May Crown Key Staff:
Event Steward: HL Lilion Jane Godwin
Event Steward: Baroness Arnora Grimsdottir

Marshallate Overall Coordinator (MoC): HL Arawn MacPhillan

Gate Lead: Baron Thorkell Paulsen, OP  

Vigils Coordinator/Royal Liaison: Pompeiia Rufina, OP

Classes Coordinator: Baroness Fiona Ingen Conchobair, OP

Equestrian activities: Baron Ullrich hell Licht

Youth & Family Activities: Bledyn Drwg de Caerdydd

RV Wrangler: Anne Mary Quinn

Site Copy/Schedule: HL Lucia Robertsdottir

Merchant Steward: HL Una of Grimwith

Event Site:

Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo

812 Wallace Way, Grandview, WA 98930

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This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Heirs
Royal Presence - Summits
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Is an online meeting
Accepts PayPal
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Has an Heraldic consultation table
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Equestrian activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)

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This is a Level 1: Crown Event (Crown Tournaments and Coronations) event.

Registration Information

Erics Reservations: CLOSED
Land Grab: Please use this form for large group camps
RV Reservations: Please use this form to reserve RV space

Merchants please see merchants section below


RV Information: RV Wrangler: Anne Mary Quinn

Parking for RV’s is on lawn, and is back-in along the perimeter fence. There are NO hook-ups. No tow vehicles will be allowed to park with their RV, please move them to main parking ASAP after unhitching. No generators after 10:00 PM and please be considerate with gen noise in general, run as necessary but be kind to your neighbors. You may erect dayshades, tents, etc as space allows. Please note: once all space is allocated in main camp area overflow RV parking is in the west side parking field.

Pet Information:

All dogs/cats must be on a leash with a human attached to it! They should be fully vaccinated for rabies, etc.

Please have “doggie bags” to clean up after them and place in trash receptacles.
Please note:
There will be horses onsite! If your dog has never seen one or is aggressive to them be aware of that and act responsibly.

Disruptive/aggressive dogs will be restricted to your camp or asked to leave.

Accessibility Information

The site is a community fairgrounds. It is adjacent to farmland and a major highway.

Open camping will be on lawn, trees on perimeter. Erics are on lawn.

There are paved paths around the erics, to restroom/showers and bordering open camping. Portions of the site do have low to moderate inclines.

There will be a charging station for open use in the Open Barn area adjacent to the erics. 110v only. There are tables in this building and it will be available for shade/heat abatement during the day and evening hours.

There are shower/restroom facilities available with ADA stalls. These are approx. 200 yards from main camp area. There will be porta-potties w/ADA units near camping, erics, merchants row.

ADA parking will be adjacent to gate area – must have plates/placard and owner info tags (get at Gate) visible in windshield. No vehicles will be allowed to stay in camp areas.

Parking for non-ADA vehicles and trailers will be in an open field approx. 500 yards from main camp. It is primitive mown-field terrain and there is a sloping gravel drive to walk back up.

The closest medical facility is:

Grandview Clinic | Prosser Memorial Health

1003 Wallace Way, Grandview WA 98930  (509) 203-1080

There are numerous drugstores/pharmacies in the immediate area. There is a WalMart 10 minutes away.

If you have further questions about site accessibility please contact the Land Steward at gro.ritna@ssenorab.eremsdlaew

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adults – 17+ 30.00
Under 17 Free
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above. PayPal will be accepted.

Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
Friday 1:00 PM Gate Opens
7:00 PM Landed Coronets Luau Wealdsmere Pavilion on the erics
Sunday 4:00 PM Site Closes

Meal Information

Landed Coronets Luau!
When: Friday Night 7:00 PM
Where: The Wealdsmere Baronial Pavilion on the Erics.
Their Excellencies of Wealdsmere and of Vulkanfeldt invite all to join us for a Coronets Luau! We will have yummy snacks and fruity beverages!
Come and meet your Landed Coronets in person; mingle, network or just pop in and say
“Aloha!” and get Lei’d on your way to the next vigil! It will be tropical, it will be silly, it will be all the fun! Everyone is welcome to stop by and join in – no crowns or coronets required!

Tournament Information

Crown Tournament

Please Note: In our efforts to be more environmentally conscious we will NOT be “waterbearing” as it has been done in the past. But we do know how important hydration is, therefore there will be a self-serve water station.

This Water Point will be open and staffed during all tournaments.

It will be located on the erics and very visible. The fighters come to it, we do not go to them as in the past.

If they have their own water bottles they can refill them, or we will have paper cups they can use to get water from the jugs. There will be plentiful, fresh water to drink. We will have snacks. There will also be misters set up to cool down and refresh.

We will NOT be providing bottled water. We highly encourage all fighters ( or everyone really) to bring their own reusable water bottles.

Youth and Family Activities

Youth & Family Activities: Bledyn Drwg de Caerdydd


Newcomers Event FAQ for May Crown:
What is the purpose of this event?

    • This is the first of two very large annual events to choose our next King & Queen by armored combat. There will be a large tournament, lots of pageantry, parties in the evenings, merchants, classes and all sorts of things to see and do. Do not be afraid to ask questions, or to join in – we were all new at one point, too.
  • What do I need to bring?
    • This is a camping event, so unless day-tripping, you will need a tent, bedding, shower bag, etc. Be prepared for wind, rain, sun, etc. It is early spring. There will be ample open camping spots, or ask at the gate where your local group is camped. You will need “garb” – medieval-style clothing, but that can be as simple as a tunic or long dress. Don’t worry about being totally historically accurate at your first few events, find the era that inspires you! Bring a light/flashlight. It is a good idea to have a clean set of clothes for the drive home, too.
  • Do I need to bring food?
    • Yes, you will need to bring your own food and some way to cook it, a cooler, etc. Usually all SCAers have “feast gear” – spoon/knife/bowl/plate/mug or goblet with them at all events because we are a bring-your-own-dishes sort of group.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    • For this event, yes you can. All dogs must be on a leash with a human attached to it! They should be vaccinated for rabies, etc. Please have “doggie bags” to clean up after them. Please note:
    • There will be horses onsite! If your dog has never seen one or is aggressive to them be aware of that and act responsibly. Disruptive/aggressive dogs will be restricted to your camp or asked to leave.
  • Can I bring my kids?
    • Yes! We love kids. They must be supervised by an adult and there are waivers to sign at the gate. Bring toys, books, games for them for camp time. – even armored tourneys can get boring for little ones. There is a large municipal playground onsite for them to play at.
  • Are there other rules I should know about?
    • Yes, there are. All of those will be in the site handout you will receive when you check in at the gate. Mostly common sense stuff. It will also include a list of classes, and if you see a “Newcomers Class” it is a great way to meet people and learn the ropes. 

Tell the gate people you are new. They can direct you to our “Chatelaine”, which is our new member officer. Their job is to guide you and help you find your way around in this lovely Society of ours.  Welcome to the SCA!


Volunteer Information

Volunteers are always welcome at a Crown Event! Don’t worry if you have no experience, they will show you what to do. There are opportunities to help at:

Gate – take a shift helping to sign people in to the event.

Heralds Point – Field heralds and Town Criers are needed.

Lists – list runners and general help.

Brute Squad – help with site set-up/clean-up, set up pavilions, empty trash, set up and move the erics.

These are just a few of the opportunities to get involved, stop by Stewards Point and check the Volunteers Needed board to see what is most in demand that day.

Merchant Information

Merchants at Crown:

Vidar Leatherworks SCA appropriate leather goods, including belts, pouches, and quivers.
Morgainaware Ceramics
Thistillium Pottery High-fired, hand-thrown, Medieval-inspired stoneware and porcelain functional ware, and a few hand-sewn textile items.
Calontir Trim Fabric trim, machine manufactured
Crystal Works Crystals, minerals, Jewerly, plants and much more
The Barter Box Jewelry, beads, fabric/cordmaking supplies (lucets, shuttles, spindles, etc.) and the Famous Barter Bin (kids only)
Silk Road Teas and Treasures Period Tea, hand crafted blank books in traditional non-ribbon binding method, period style jewelry and goods from Silk Road, and hand crafted kids items
Child of Fortune Clothing for the well endowed lord and lady, as well as period appropriate accessories
Redwolf, Ltd Brooches, Clasps, Pewter Casting
Kat the Clothier Medieval clothing

MERCHANTS PLEASE NOTE:  The new Kingdom Merchant Policy will be in effect for May Crown.

Merchant Steward: HL Una of Grimwith

Please read the An Tir Crown Events merchants policy carefully: Merchant Policy

There is a $25.00 USD fee for merchanting at Crown events. This fee is in addition to the regular site fee.

Upon acceptance of your application you will be sent a PayPal invoice for this fee. Please use an email address you check regularly and watch for this invoice. Your space is not guaranteed until this fee is received by the event staff.
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Classes Offered

Please see site copy/schedule for places and times for all classes:

If you would like to teach a class at this event please contact our Classes Coordinator: Baroness Fiona Ingen Conchobair, OP

Cheese Making with HL Una

Waxed cup covers with Baroness Arnora – stop by and make a waxed cup cover! This is a quick and easy activity and you get a spiffy beeswax cup cover to protect your beverage (no fee)

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