Ursulmas

 

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Gideon Hrafensfuri
Date: January 27 , 2017 until January, 29 2017
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on January 27th 2017
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on January 29th 2017

Event site:
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
14405 - 179th Ave SE Monroe, WA 98272



 

 

Ursulmas
Medieval Faire Event Web Site

 

January 27 – 29, 2017
Evergreen
State Fairgrounds

Monroe, WA

   

 

 

From the Event Steward

As Ursulmas grows, the requests for space grows as well. The
part that does not is the space itself. Space is given first to
Crown, then Principalities and then Baronies. We ask that Baronies
open to the idea of sharing space. Know that Baronial space is
given on a first come first served basis. I suggest you send a
Baronial Rep to claim space sometime on Friday evening. As always,
we will do everything in our power to accommodate all.

Gideon
Hrafensfuri

Event Steward
Ursulmas 2017

 

 

General Information

 

Hours of Faire Operation


 

Friday January 27th

Saturday January 28th

Sunday January 29th

SCA Hours
3pm –
Midnight
8 am – 6
pm
8 am – 5
pm

Public Hours
  9 am – 6
pm
9am – 5
pm

Cost

Weekend


Member

Non-Member

Adult (18+)
$20 $25

Sr 60+ or Military (with ID)
$15 $20

Youth (6-17)
FREE FREE

5 & under
FREE FREE

1-Day Fee


 

 

Adult (18+)
$15 $20

Sr 60+ or Military (with ID)
$10 $15

Youth (6-17)
FREE FREE

5 & under
FREE FREE

No Foreign Currency Accepted At Gate

Note to Parents / Guardians: All minors must be
accompanied by a paid parent or guardian. If coming with an adult
who is not their parent or legal guardian they must have completed
the SCA, Inc. Minor
Waiver
and Medical Authorization
forms prior to arrival. All minors (17 and under) in attendance
must have all signed authorizations to attend. Absolutely no
exceptions. Many of our activities in the Living History display
and the Combat Arena are deemed safe by proximity (observers are
behind a proven safety zone, behind minimal barriers).


Event/Faire Rules:

  • No Pets (All service animals must have current Veterinary
    Certification of Health and Vaccination, and have current
    license)
  • No Alcohol
  • No Smoking indoors; smoking is allowed outside in designated
    areas only
  • No parking directly in front of buildings for any reason
  • Handicap parking available near the Arena for those with a
    placard
  • Re-entry to Faire buildings is permitted with the display of
    your site token
  • All food, trash or debris to be deposited into a waste
    receptacle
  • In regards to marijuana laws, all SCA participants should
    follow modern law, both State and Federal.

    As it is still illegal under Federal law, marijuana is
    prohibited at SCA functions.
    Jan 2013 Board Meeting

  • The SCA Inc. reserves the right to request any guest to leave
    the premises if any guest does not follow instructions for
    maintaining safety or the Society’s rules of conduct, which include
    honor, courtesy and chivalry by all parties

For more information on the Ursulmas Medieval Faire, please
contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@samlusru

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Schedule for the Ursulmas Medieval Faire

All times subject to change — please listen for
the Town Crier for updates!

Saturday Activity Schedule

All Day Ursulwyck
Village
8:00 AM SCA Gate Open
8:00 AM Armor Drop Opens & Inspection begins
8:00 AM Lists Open (Heavy and Rapier)
9:00 AM Doors open to public
9:00 AM Armor Inspection (Rapier)
9:00 AM Best
Dressed Bear drop-off begins (judging at 3pm)
9:45 AM Bear Claw list closes (Rapier)
 
10:00 AM Opening Baronial Court
After Court
(approx 10:15 AM)
Bear
Claw (Rapier) Tournament
After Court
(approx 10:15 AM)
Ursulmas
Archery Championship
After Court
(approx 10:15 AM)
Lists Open (YAC)
 
10:30 AM Armor Drop Closes
10:30 AM Heavy Championship list closes
11:00 AM Thrown
Weapons Range Open
11:00 AM Heavy
Championship
11:30 AM Rapier Open Field list closes
11:45 AM Rapier Open Field
NOON YAC
Tournament
1:00 PM Thrown
Weapons Novelty Competition
1:00 PM Archery
Novelty Shoot
1:15 PM Cut & Thrust list closes
1:30 PM Cut & Thrust
2:00 PM Public
Archery
2:45 PM Rapier Random Pairs list closes
3:00 PM Rapier Random Pairs
3:00 PM Youth
Archery
3:00 PM YAC
Workshop
3:00 PM Best
Dressed Bear Judging
5:00 PM Royal Court followed by Closing
Baronial Court

Saturday Meetings in the Green Room

NOON Puget Sound Regional Calendar Meeting
2:00 PM Order of the Grey Goose Shaft
3:00 PM Order of the White Scarf
4:00 PM Order of Chivalry (or after the Finals close, whichever
is later
)

Sunday Activity Schedule

All Day Ursulwyck
Village
8:00 AM SCA Gate Open
8:00 AM Armor Inspection begins
8:00 AM Lists Open (Heavy, Rapier, Missile Combat)
9:00 AM Doors open to public
9:45 AM Bear Meat (Heavy) list closes
9:45 AM Sable Rose (Rapier) list closes
10:00 AM BearMeat
(Heavy) Tournament
10:00 AM Grumpy
Archer Over 40
10:00 AM YAC
Mixed Melee
10:15 AM Sable Rose – Romancing the Rose Tournament (Rapier)
11:00 AM Thrown
Weapons Range Opens
11:30 AM de Noirville Over 40 (Heavy) list closes
11:30 AM Period Kit (Heavy) Tournament list closes
11:30 AM Combat Archer list closes
11:45 AM Grumpy Old Bear (Rapier) list closes
NOON de
Noirville Over 40 (Heavy) Tournament
NOON Period
Kit (Heavy) Tournament
NOON Grumpy Old Bear (Rapier) Tournament
12:30 PM Archery
Combat Tournament
1:15 PM Rapier Prize Tournament list closes
1:30 PM Rapier Prize Tournament
2:00 PM YAC Marshal Workshop
3:00 PM Closing Baronial Court

Sunday Meetings in the Green Room

1:00 – 3:00
PM
Lions Blood Heralds Meeting

 

For more information on the Ursulmas Medieval Faire’s schedule,
please contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@samlusru

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Information for SCA Participants

Gate Fees & Locations

Ursulmas is $25 per adult ($5 member discount applies) for the
weekend or $20 for one day ($5 member discount applies). Seniors
(60+) or military with valid ID are $20 for the weekend or $15 for
one day ($5 member discount applies). Children 17 and under
are free.
You can pre-register and get more information on
the General
Information
page.

Ursulmas occupies two main buildings: the Evergreen Speedway
Grandstands housing Gate, the Marketplace and Village of Ursulwyck;
the main Arena shall be for combat and those A&S displays not
in the Evergreen Speedway Grandstands.

Gate will be located in the Evergreen Speedway Grandstands
building, while all pre-reg/paid guests may enter the Combat Arena
separately, without going through the Grandstands gate first. All
typical gate procedures will be maintained. Entry thereafter to all
activities and buildings by showing your site token.

See info on the Combat Arena’s direct access for the Armor
Drop
on Saturday.


Waivers

All waivers must be signed before entry into any of the venues
or activities.

All SCA minor waiver and medical authorization rules apply.

Forms located for your convenience here:

Please make sure to fill out both waivers before arrival
with minors
to ensure smooth entry to the Faire.


Hours of Faire Operation


 

Friday January 27th

Saturday January 28th

Sunday January 29th

SCA Hours
3pm –
Midnight
8 am – 6
pm
8 am – 5
pm

Public Hours
  9 am – 6
pm
9am – 5
pm

Volunteers

Nothing happens without you!

Ursulmas is a gargantuan event on par with many of An Tir’s
Crown-level events. Our guest totals average about 1400–1600
people through the door in a single weekend. We always need a few
folks willing to add a few hours of assistance in Gate, water
bearing, field heraldry, lists, parking, setup & tear down.

If you believe you can offer some of your time to help out,
contact us at gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@sreetnulov-samlusru.
We thank you in advance for your help!

Where Can You Help Out?


Armor Drop

Armor drop will be at the North doors.

Access to the Armor Drop doors will be limited to pre-reg/paid
attendees who can check in at the north door and proceed to drop
gear or those who show a Site Token.

Doors open at 8 am, and close promptly at 10:30 am with armor
inspection completing at 11 am.

Those who enter the Grandstands Gate by 10 am may also use the
Armor Drop by showing their site token upon arrival at the North
doors. Pre-reg/paid intake will close at the North doors after
10:30 am – Site Tokens required.

Pre-Register

Information and forms for pre-registration are available on the
Ursulmas
General Information
page.

Confirm your pre-reg/payment. Our prereg and gate staff will
confirm all preregistered/paid attendees by email or mail if you
provided a SASE.

If you have questions regarding your pre-reg/payment
confirmation, contact gro.samlusru@gererp-etag.


On Site Accomodations

The Ursulmas Staff wish to accommodate all our guess in the best
way possible. We have several opportunities for use of the Sleeping
Hall, we have RV camping and there are several hotels and
restaurants in the City of Monroe. We hope to have this information
available as soon as possibly.

Sleeping Space

For your convenience, Ursulmas offers a free on-site,
crash-space building called the Sleeping Hall. Space is limited so
reservations are highly recommended.

Please submit your name and # in your party to: Sleeping Hall
Coordinator
or complete this information on the Pre-Registration
documents

While the Sleeping Hall is free, we do ask that all who register
also volunteer for fire watch duty per directions of the SnoCo Fire
Marshal. We need at least one hour per person so the hall is
covered at all times and no one person is left sitting this duty
all day or night.

RV Reservations

RV Spaces are limited and need to be pre-registered. RV
spaces are available by pre-registration only!

Spaces with power will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis. There are no water hookups.

No power: $20 per night

With power: $25 per night

Please email the
RV Coordinator
for your reservations.


Hospitality Program

Below you will find a list of businesses in Monroe, WA, that
have agreed to give our members discounts on their services during
Ursulmas. Members need only show their membership card or to
mention they are with the Ursulmas medieval faire to receive the
discount.

Evergreen
Inn and Suites

Best Western

Ixtapa
Family Mexican Restaurant

Alfy’s Pizza has a 50% off discount, both
in-store and delivery, if you mention Ursulmas


Site Rules for SCA participants

  • Space is limited near the list fields, reserved spaces will be
    prioritized for visiting Baronies first. Please note: space on the
    eric is very limited and is available on a first come first served
    basis. Baronies are encouraged to combine forces and share.
  • Per Fire Marshall Regulations all Pavilions must be made of
    Fire Retardant Material and tagged appropriately, this means no
    Nylon Pop Ups
  • Site rules shown on the Faire
    Rules
    apply to all SCA attendees also

Please remember the values our society holds:

  1. Treat your inferiors in rank, knowledge, or experience in the
    society as if they were your equals; treat your equals as if they
    were your superiors; treat officers as representatives of the King;
    and treat the King and Queen with the reverence due your
    sovereigns
  2. Use medieval forms of address
  3. Be faithful to your lord and your word
  4. Gentlemen, honour all ladies
  5. Ladies, be worthy of that honour
  6. Touch no man’s goods unasked; give and receive with grace
  7. Be gentle to the stranger
  8. Raise your sword, not your voice
  9. Let the slain man tell if he be slain
  10. Reverence the King and Queen

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Heavy Armored Combat

One of the most well-known and widely-enjoyed activities in the
SCA is armored combat. Our warriors participate in tournaments for
individuals and teams, tactical melees involving dozens of
combatants, and even large-scale wars with thousands of
participants! Unlike reenactments of battles from history, our
combat activities are unchoreographed and the outcome is entirely
based on the skill and training of the combatants involved.

Combat in the Society is based on a system of honor and
chivalry. Because the combat is full speed and unchoreographed, the
combatants themselves determine if the attacks they receive were
successful based on the angle, location, and force of the strike.
Safety officers, known as marshals, are always on hand to ensure
that the combat is performed safely and to ensure that all
equipment used meets established safety standards.

Final Tournaments, Formats, Rules and Schedule

The honor and glory of Chivalric battle will be presented
throughout the weekend with various combat events to enter and
behold!

See the full heavy armored combat schedule

To pre-register for the lists, please send the
following information in a NEW message to gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@stsil-samlusru:

  • Your SCA name
  • Your modern name
  • Your fighting titles
  • Fight practices that you regularly attend
  • Which Ursulmas tournaments you will be fighting in

Then once at Ursulmas, all you need to do is check-in (with site
token) and off to armor inspection!

Heavy Ursulmas Championship

The greatest honor is won in single combat upon the field of
battle. With the faith of their inspirations, under the eyes of the
nobility, these warriors will do battle and win glory. They will
face their worthy opponents, and their victory will be all the
sweeter when it is hard-won.

Our events continue on Sunday with the advent of tournaments for
the newly armored and inexperienced as well as the wizened warriors
who refuse to give up their sport.

Gideon de Noirville Over-40 Tournament (heavy)

Squire Gideon Hrafensfuri (formerly de Noirville),
Aquaterra’s first Sargeant-at-Arms, has sponsored a heavy
tournament at Ursulmas for many years. In previous years as the
sponsor, Gideon has always provided an incredible prize for the
winner. This year is no exception being a milestone in
long-standing traditions.

This Tournament has grown to be a Sunday morning favorite, as
many of the competitors are long-standing luminaries in the combat
community. Many warriors who have seen the glory of victorious
battle, now feel the wheel of time upon them as their fellows try,
yet again, to best them upon the field of combat with chivalry,
skill and wisdom. Come join the fun or don your armor for one more
friendly bout.

Period Kit Tournament (Sunday)

An opportunity to show our guests that we can participate in our
sport and look period doing it!

Rules for the Period Kit Tournament at Ursulmas 2017
– No visible plastics (basket hilts and shield bosses exempt)
– No visible modern sporting equipment or logos
– Documentation of your kit! Describe the time frame and
inspiration as well as the anachronistic safety precautions to make
your kit work.

Please watch this video for additional details and information.

The prize is $50 gift ‘stick’ to Sir Torfin’s Etsy store!

Please submit your period kit documentation to the
tournament organizers, Gabhin and Andromacha, at gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@tikdoirep-samlusru,
by Saturday, January 28th
.

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Merchants

Interested in being a merchant at Ursulmas? Download and fill
out the
merchant application
.

Current list of merchants at the Ursulmas Medieval Faire:

Burnt Village Wares
Creativity Works
Dragonstorm Sports
Fa’el’s Forge
Fire Fox Fashions
Fancies
Fur Connection
Gaean
Allusions Pottery

Hawk ‘n’ Dove Leather
Lila Rose
Nordic Trader
Norse
Gypsy Forge

Pastiche
Redwolf Ltd.
Jewelry

Sewing’s Our Specialty
Silverthorne Crafts
Tandy
Leather

Temple Caffeinea
Traveling Trading Co.

For more information on the Ursulmas Medieval Faire’s merchants,
please contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@stnahcrem-samlusru

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Rapier Combat

Rapier combat in the Society attempts to recreate styles of
swordfighting from the later part of the Middle Ages, often based
on manual and theories of combat that have survived to this
day.

Rapier combat uses a foundation of style and finesse that has
since evolved into the modern sport of fencing. Unlike the modern
sport, our combat uses a wide variety of weapons and body
protection and our combat takes place with freedom of movement in
any direction.

Rapier combat can be found in both tournaments of individual and
team combatants and in larger melees and wars!

Like armored combat, rapier combat in the Society is based on a
system of honor and chivalry.

Because the combat is full speed and unchoreographed, the
combatants themselves determine if the attacks they receive were
successful based on the angle, location, and force of the
strike.

Safety officers, known as marshals, are always on hand to ensure
that the combat is performed safely and to ensure that all
equipment used meets established safety standards.

See the full rapier schedule

For more information on the Ursulmas Medieval Faire’s rapier
combat, please contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@reipar-samlusru

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Arts & Sciences

Crafting is one of the most common activities in the Society!
Our artisans study and create works from nearly every type of craft
from the Middle Ages. Collectively, we call the study of the
various production, research, and performing crafts, “arts &
sciences.” At many Society events, you will be able to watch
artisans recreating these crafts and often take classes and
workshops where you can learn to do them yourself. Some of our
events are entirely dedicated to demonstrating and learning
medieval crafts!

Best Dressed Bear Contest

Saturday the traditional Best Dressed Bear Contest will also be
taking place. The contest for the best-dressed bear is a
celebration of the whimsical side of Sir Ursul, Patron Saint of Aquaterra. At this
celebration of Ursulmas, we invite adults and youth to bring their
bear (or other stuffed animal) attired in period SCA Garb that best
represents an image from the tales of Sir Ursul.

Contest Requirements

Any stuffed animal will be accepted, but bears will have the
advantage. The bear’s clothing (or armor) must be made by the
contest entrant and cannot have been entered in any previous
Ursulmas contest. Bears should be labeled with the artisan’s name.
No further documentation is required.

There will be two categories of competition:
Youth (under 15) and Adult (16
and up)

This should be a fun competition for both adults and youth. Be
sure to bring your entries to the Ursulwyck village!

Drop-off opens at 9am, judging is at 3pm, and stuffed animals
can be picked up after 5pm.

For more information on the Ursulmas Medieval Faire’s Arts &
Sciences, please contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@stra-samlusru

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Costumes

From the simplest tunics to the most amazing Renaissance
ensembles, a love of medieval clothing runs throughout the
Society!

“What should I wear?” is one of the very first questions from
people experiencing the SCA for the first time. The short answer is
a comfortable tunic (long enough to be a dress for ladies) and
pants (a belt is optional).

As a person new to the SCA, we understand that you can’t
simply run down to your local store to purchase these items, but
have no fear! You have options. One office in the local group is
the Chatelaine (also
called Hospitaller or Gold Key), who acts to
welcome newcomers and to help you get started. One of their tasks
is to maintain “loaner garb,” a trove of medieval-style clothing in
various sizes which are available for loan until you can create
your own wardrobe.

The SCA covers over a millenium of history and offers a wide
variety of clothing promising to suit every taste and whim.

If you’re interested in learning more about costuming, the

Aquaterra Costumer’s Guild
connects people who love to
sew and create costumes and helps people learn to create period
clothing for wearing at events.

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Bards & Entertainers

The performing arts in the middle ages brought news, lifted
spirits, and at times provided needed levity to life. Please come
and enjoy the wonderful performances of our wandering bardic
performers throughout the day!

In ages past, a sign of education and well-rounded knowledge in
the Middle Ages included music education, instruction in a musical
instrument or several, current dance and poetry.

The Ursulmas Medieval Faire hosts many performers of various
varieties. We have had musicians, dancers, theatre troupes and
orators re-creating the bardic arts and entertainment from many
different geographic locations in the Middle Ages.

The Society of Creative Anachronism has many of its own
traditions. At our events the Bardic Circle occurs at almost every
event in the Kingdom of An Tir, which is an evening gathering,
where people gather to listen to and sing songs, listen to stories
and enjoy the company of their fellow bards.

For more information on the Ursulmas Medieval Faire’s bards and
entertainers, please contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@cidrab-samlusru

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Games & Pastimes

The history of games goes back to the ancient civilizations, but
games really blossomed in the Middle Ages, and they’re some
of the favorite activities we do in the Society!

Many of our modern games have origins spanning from hundreds to
even thousands of years in the past.

Some of the most popular games that will be available to play
are standard chess, Byzantine chess, alquerque (predecessor to
checkers), backgammon, Nine Men’s Morris, mancala, cribbage,
game of the goose, Hnefatafl, and many more.

The games table is located in the Ursulwyck
medieval village
.

For more information on the Ursulmas Medieval Faire’s games and
pastimes, please contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@semag-samlusru

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Youth and Family Activities

A call goes out across the land for all of An Tir’s most
noble and chivalrous young warriors. It is time once again for the
Saint Ursul Youth Armored Combat (YAC) Tournament.
Come see these mighty young fighters test their skill against one
another, vying for honor among their peers while demonstrating
their skills to potential new combatants.

The YAC eric will be open from 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday
for kids ages 2 to 99 to come play with our public participation
weapons any time the field is not being used for the Tournament or
Melee.

All activities require that the youth be accompanied by a
parent or legal guardian able to sign a medical waiver
.

Sign in at Lists will start at 10:00 am Saturday at the YAC
information area with the tournament starting at noon.

Entrants must provide their own gear and be accompanied by a
parent or legal guardian with the properly signed waiver (blank
waivers will be available). YAC Fighter Authorization cards are not
required to enter however there will be an opportunity to have one
issued following the tournament.

Have you never had the chance to see if youth and energy really
beat old age and treachery? Come as you are and find out at the
Youth Armored Workshop at 3pm on Saturday. See
future knights try on armor for the first time, and cheer for their
first victory in honorable single combat against their peers.

Any youth ages 6-17 accompanied by a parent or legal
guardian able to sign a medical waiver are welcome. No experience
or equipment required.

On Sunday thrill to the challenge of a YAC Mixed Weapons
Melee
; scheduled for 10:00 am Sunday at the YAC Erics. Any
warrior brave enough to enter will have the use of various weapons
and the encouragement (and instruction) of former YAC fighters in
the art of mixed battles. Come enter for the fun, the glory or the
chance of being immortalized through song by our wandering
bards.

For more information on Ursulmas Medieval Faire’s youth and
family activities, please contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@sdik-samlusru

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Living History

Walk through the Gate of the Ursulmas Medieval Faire and
experience the Ursulwyck medieval village. You will be welcomed
into the house and see how the people lived. Then tour the village
and encounter skilled crafts-people as they create wondrous and
useful items of everyday life in the middle ages.

Visit the tailor’s shop, the apothecary, the Moneyers, and
the Scribes. Watch practiced hands create everything from glass
beads and wood carvings to woven goods and needlework. Maybe sit a
spell in the Publick House or join others as they play games that
span the ages. You may also borrow some Medieval clothes as you
enjoy your day with us—-our Newcomer Guide
(Chatelaine) will help you.

The Ursulwyck medieval village will be located in the
Grandstands building; the same building where with the Gate where
you pay your entrance fee and pick up your site token.

For SCA Participants

Those interested in display and demonstration should contact
gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@kcywlusru-samlusru.

Are you interested in merchanting?
Contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@stnahcrem-samlusru.

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Archery

Come and enjoy fine archery contests and tests of skill!

One of the most important skills throughout the timeframe that
we recreate, archery was used for hunting, practice, and especially
war. Archery played an important role in many a battle and many
cultures depended upon their innovative and skilled archers for
defense as well as a means of conquest.

Archery at the Ursulmas Medieval Faire is open to everyone,
including our modern guests! Loaner gear and instruction for adults
and children (ages 5+) are available on Saturday and Sunday. Please
ask the Target Archery Marshal (TAM) on duty for times and
availability.

The range will be closed to guests at a time yet to be
determined so that our SCA participants may compete for the
Ursulmas archery championship. The range schedule will be finalized
and updated as the event draws closer.

If bringing your own archery tackle, be advised we shoot into
straw bales and arrow pass-throughs are a possibility with higher
poundage bows (70+ lbs.), so, please, only traditional recurve bows
and longbows allowed on the range; no compound bows.

No archery is allowed without a TAM running the
line.

Archery Competition Details

Ursulmas Archery Competition
The Ursulmas Archery Competition this year will be a modified ‘coin
shoot,’ in which cunning will be just as important as accuracy.
Each competitor will get a ‘coin’ (Yellow portion of a standard
target), and a number of pieces of currency equal to the number of
competitors. Each competitor will put their initials on their coin,
and place it on the target bales in a location of their liking.
Each time their coin is hit, they will pay the person who hit it,
one of their pieces of currency. This currency can also be used to
make deals, like paying an archer to not hit their coin, andor pay
an archer to target a specific person’s coin (these deals can
happen without currency exchange as well). It should be used wisely
however, as the two archers with the most currency after 6 rounds,
will be put against each other in a very challenging accuracy shoot
to determine the winner.

Ursulmas Youth Archery Competition
There will be an Ursulmas Youth Archery Competition this year! We
must have 3 or more participants for it to happen, so please
encourage your young lords and ladies to come shoot! Having their
own gear is encouraged, as we have a limited stock of loaner gear,
but we do have loaner gear! Participants must demonstrate
competence on the range; i.e. they must know range rules, and have
had instruction and practice prior to the event – we just won’t
have enough people to be able to help or instruct while running the
competition. The youth competition will be a contest of attrition!
Youth archers will randomly pair up with other youth archers, and
each fire one arrow at a target. The archer who shoots closest to
the center is the winner of the round. The archer who shoots the
furthest away from the center loses the round, and one of their
arrows! The last archer to have arrows remaining is the winner
(each archer starts with 6 arrows).

Grumpy Archer Competition (over 40)
The Grumpy Archer competition is going to consist of LARGE
EASY-TO-SEE targets. Archers will have to shoot through various
handicaps, including sitting down (to rest weary knees), wearing
vision impairing goggles (or maybe we’ll just have them take their
existing glasses off), a ridiculously large glove (hands just don’t
work like they used to), and the constant interruption of ‘nurses’
(fellow participants will be given the freedom, and encouragement,
to distract, safely, the archers on the line – candy, or other
food, and waterdrinks may be presented as ‘medicine’ that the
archers must take). We will score normally, one round each, at the
20, 30, and 40 yard ranges; the archer with the highest score will
be the winner.

Missile Combat Tournament

See the missle combat schedule

Format will be similar to last year (duel) with some added
twists.  Combatants will be limited to a total of twelve
arrows, bolts, combat thrown weapons, or any combination thereof on
the field.  Standard SCA legal striking areas will apply.

For more information on the Ursulmas Medieval Faire’s target and
combat archery, please contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@yrehcra-samlusru

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Food & Drink

There will be a beer garden and the grandstand food vendor will
have an adjusted menu to include breakfast.

Temple Caffeinea will be there to help perk you
up!

Off-site food discounts:

Ixtapa
Family Mexican Restaurant
is offering a discount if you show
your SCA membership card

Alfy’s Pizza has a 50% off discount, both
in-store and delivery, if you mention Ursulmas

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Thrown Weapons

Come and enjoy fine thrown weapons contests and tests of
skill!

In addition to the target competition found in archery, we also
recreate additional target weapons styles. At many Society events,
you can find opportunities to try throwing common medieval weapons
such as axes, knives, and spears, all in a safe, monitored
environment.

Thrown weapons (knife, axe, spear) at the Ursulmas Medieval
Faire is open to everyone, including our modern guests! Loaner gear
and instruction for adults and children (ages 9+) are available on
Saturday and Sunday. Please ask the Thrown Weapons Marshal (TWM) on
duty for times and availability.

The range will be closed to guests at a time yet to be
determined so that our SCA participants may compete for the
Ursulmas thrown weapons championship. The range schedule will be
finalized and updated as the event draws closer.

If bringing your own thrown weapons tackle, be advised that all
weapons intended for throwing must be inspected by the TWM to make
sure they meet our safety standards.

  • Knives: Knives must be between 10 and 16
    inches in length, and not more than 2.5 inches wide. Knives are to
    have only one sticking point and must have the traditional shape of
    a knife.
  • Axes: All axes shall have wooden handles
    between 12 inches and 24 inches in length. All axe heads shall be
    metal, with a single blade of not more than four (4) inches in
    width on the striking edge. No top spikes, spike polls, or
    butt-spiked handles are allowed.
  • Spears: The spearhead must have a width of no
    more than 2-1/2 inches and the haft must be between 4 and 7 feet in
    overall length

No thrown weapons are allowed without a TWM running the
line.

Thrown Weapons Competition Details

On Saturday, starting right after court, the thrown weapons
range will be open to the public until 1pm.

At 1pm, the range will be closed to the public so that we may
entertain you with our “Barely a Thrown Weapon” tournament. The
thrown weapons marshal-in-charge will determine if each
participant’s weapon is something that normally wouldn’t be thrown,
yet could stick in the target if thrown. There will be multiple
competitions with these “barely a thrown weapon” weapons.

4pm to closing court the range will be open as long as there is
a TWM available.

On Sunday, from 9am – 10am, the range will be closed to the
public so that participants in the Ursulmas Challenge can warm
up.

The Ursulmas Challenge runs from 10am to 1pm. It will consist of
Royal Rounds (so that participants can score for their average) and
some novelty challenges.

At 1pm, the thrown weapons range will close to make room for the
combat archery tournament.

For more information on the Ursulmas Medieval Faire’s thrown
weapons, please contact gro.acs.ritna.arretauqa@wt-samlusru

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Volunteers Needed!

Nothing happens without you!

Ursulmas is a gargantuan event on par with many of An Tir’s
Crown-level events. Our guest totals average about 1400–1600
people through the door in a single weekend. We always need a few
folks willing to add a few hours of assistance in Gate, water
bearing, field heraldry, lists, parking, setup & tear down.

If you believe you can offer some of your time to help out,
contact our Volunteer
Coordinator
. We thank you in advance for your
help!

Where Can You Help Out?

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