Midsummer Newcomers Faire


Hosted in-person by Device of Wealdsmere

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

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Arnora Grimsdottir
Date: August 10 , 2024
Site opens at: 10:00 AM on August 10th 2024
Site closes at: 7:00 PM

Event site:
Camp Caro Lodge
698 S Sargent Rd Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Join us for a fun day of games, tournaments and classes all geared to newcomers to the SCA!

We will also have a “Garb & Gear Swap Meet” where you can find new stuff or good homes for your old stuff!

There will also be a feast! – Join us for a “Ploughman’s Picnic Lunch!” Details below.

This event will feature a “Meet & Greet” with the new candidates for Coronets of Wealdsmere! Come on out and meet the candidates and hear of their vision for the future of Wealdsmere!

Enjoy all the pageantry of a baronial court!

Arts & Sciences Display at Newcomers.

We will have an A&S display table at Newcomers. The idea is to show off some of the various things we do. If you would like to bring an example of your work to show off we would love to display it!

Please include a sign with your item saying what it is and what your name is. If you would like to include contact info that is up to you. If you would like to include documentation that would be awesome but is not required. Books or reference materials that go with the subject are also nice to display.

We will have tables and tablecloths available in the main hall.
Items will be on display all day and there will be someone monitoring the area at all times.

This event is totally FREE and is a great way to meet the people of our Barony in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Well behaved and non-aggressive pets are allowed and must be on a leash (with a human at the other end) at all times. Please pick up after your pets.


Heavy MiC – Ceawlin Silvertongue
Rapier – Dustin
YAC – Sigrid in Vinlenska
Feast – Dubheassa na Inishmore
Class coordinator – Magdi
Dance – Bhan Bheran Viola
Games and activities – Sa’ada

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Classes
Has an Heraldic consultation table
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)
Offers a feast or meal

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Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
This is a free event, however everyone is asked to sign in and waivers for non-members, etc must be signed at gate. Thank you for your cooperation!

Meal Information

Lunch will be a “Ploughman’s Potluck Picnic!”

Coordinators: HL Dubheassa na Inishmore and HL Lilion Jane Godwin

Please bring enough for your party plus ten. Bring your contribution to the main hall when you arrive, please. Signs will be posted at gate.

Finger type foods are great! Please label ingredients for allergens/food sensitivities.

If your modern last name starts with:

A – F bring a dessert or breads (fruit trays, cookies, sliced french breads or rolls are great!)

G – L bring a side dish (a salad, pickle/veggie trays, chips and dip are all good options)

M – Z bring a main dish (cold cut trays, slow cooker dishes, casseroles are all great choices!)

Bring your own beverages or water, coffee, iced tea will be available. 

Condiments (mustard, butter, S&P, etc will be supplied by us. 

Bring your own feast gear: plate, bowl, cutlery and mug/goblet or we will have some available if you need it.

Think summer picnic in the park!

If you would like some inspiration check out our website on Potluck Meals ideas! 


Tournament Information



Youth Armored Combat

Classes Offered

Kite Painting Class

Instructor: Arnora Grimsdottir

One hour

Class Limit: 20


This class is for all ages and children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us and paint your own kite! We will be discussing the rich history of kites, how to fly them and painting your own small fabric kites that can be easily flown in a light breeze. 

We will be using fabric paints and markers so wear painting clothes! The design of your kite is up to you but if you would like a specific design such as your badge or device please bring a black and white line drawing to use as a template. The template should be a diamond shape 15”x19”

You will receive a fabric diamond kite and frame, a tail and a string reel to fly it with.

Waxed Cup Covers

Instructor: Arnora Grimsdottir

One hour


In this class we will be making cup covers using pure beeswax and fabric. Each person will come away from the class with a waxed goblet cover of their very own! 

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult, we will be working with hot wax and flammable materials.

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