Hosted in-person by Device of Aquaterra

The Barony of Aquaterra (Snohomish County, WA )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Samira al-Waddi
Date: January 26 , 2024 until January, 28 2024
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on January 26th 2024
Site closes at: 12:00 PM on January 28th 2024

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

The Barony of Aquaterra, SCA, Inc. invites you to its Ursulmas Medieval Faire open to the public on January 27th and 28th, 2024 for their 40th year! Witness tournaments, enjoy youth activities, delight in the shopping, and marvel at demonstrations in Ursulwyck, artisans row. Ursulmas 2023 will be held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington.

This annual event is a treat for everyone filled of historical displays, demonstrations of everyday living in the Middle Ages, a vast Marketplace bursting with unique handmade crafts and treasures. Come play new and interesting games, see entertainers and musicians, and cheer on the fighters as they engage in both armored and fencing combat. Youth is also welcome to join the fighting in our Youth Armored Combat program where kids can learn how chivalry and friendly competition can be loads of fun. Seating in the bleachers gives a birds-eye view to the arena so you can enjoy it all at once.

The day ends with an opportunity to sit in a Royal Court and experience the essence of what our community is all about as you take in the medieval atmosphere. The event welcomes everyone and people of all ages have the chance to find a new interesting activity. The experience of a first event has led many of us to find a new interest or hobby that has turned into a passion for learning.

See the following details below, past the event activities and/or services list.


This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Summits
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Accepts PayPal
Has Merchants
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities

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Registration Information

Pre-registration is now closed but it is not required. You may check in and pay at Gate in the Grandstands building.

Participants must show their site token when checking in at lists. Please plan to allow plenty of time to go through gate, check in at the lists table, get armored up & inspected before your tournament begins. Once lists close for a specific tournament you will not be allowed to enter even if you are pre-registered.

Individuals must have a current SCA fighter authorization card to participate in any of the Combat tournaments. Please bring your card to show to the lists team, as they may not have access to the database. If you don’t have a current card, blank forms will be available at the lists table but participants must find a current senior marshal on their own to do the authorization prior to lists closing, as the Event Team Marshals will be otherwise occupied.

NOTE: Adult rapier and cut & thrust will not allow any first-time authorizations at Ursulmas.

Please check that your armor and weapons meet current SCA requirements prior to the event. Everyone will be inspected by one of the marshals on the field, and issues must be fixed before you take the field. An Tir fighters are expected to meet An Tir requirements, while our guests from other Kingdoms will be inspected based on Society minimum standards. Per Society rules, helms and fencing masks will be inspected inside and out.

Finally, please keep in mind that Ursulmas is a public demo and participants are expected to be kind and courteous to our modern guests. If you are able please take a few minutes to answer their questions or explain something about your gear or what they are watching if you are approached. When you are killed on the field, make a gesture to indicate that you have been struck with a death blow even if you don’t want to fall down. Extra kudos for those who die in a grandiose fashion!

Thank you so much for your cooperation and continued support to grow our game!


Accessibility Information

We know that many of our friends and participants may come from far lands. We have compiled a list of possible accommodations for our friends to find a restful place.


Evergreen Inn & Suites, Monroe

19103 US-2, Monroe, WA 98272

1.1 miles away


Best Western Sky Valley Inn

19233 US-2, Monroe, WA 98272

1.1 miles away


Fairground Inn

18950 US-2, Monroe, WA 98272

1.0 mile away


Monroe Motel

20310 Old Owen Rd, Monroe, WA 98272

2.3 miles away


Ponderosa of Sky Valley

24032 153rd Pl SE, Monroe, WA 98272

4.9 miles away


The Grayson Bed & Breakfast + Extended Stay

20302 N High Rock Rd, Monroe, WA 98272

3.7 miles away


Mountain View’s Tree House Joint

14308 Reiner Rd, Monroe, WA 98272

8.2 miles away


Snohomish Inn

323 2nd St, Snohomish, WA 98290

6.6 miles away


Thousand Trails Thunderbird

26702 Ben Howard Rd, Monroe, WA 98272

7.1 miles away


Sleep Hall Reservations

We will have the sleeping hall available, free of charge, for those that are interested. We have limited space in the hall so please pre-register. We also ask that every person using the hall take a minimum of 1 hour shift on the 24 hour firewatch. Please remember that sleeping tents or covers over sleeping areas are not allowed due to fire safety guidelines.

Please reach out to Umble at the following email address to pre-register for the Sleep Hall and the 24hr firewatch. Scott.Editor@Gmail.com


To our SCA participants:

The SCA is a community that encourages people to find a passion and provides a place to express that passion in an educational and enjoyable manner. We all have different starting points in this game. Some people are already well versed in History and understand the part of our game in which we try to recreate the past while others come to an event to discover the joy of looking into the past and connecting with it via research and reenactment.


The different level of knowledge of each individual that joins us for their first event is vast and for that reason we ask every SCA participant to be kind and understanding and keep in mind that we all start somewhere.


We ask that if you are approached with questions about your garb or your activity in the SCA, you are polite and try to answer to the best of your ability. If you don’t feel comfortable with answering let them know you are happy to point them in the right direction. Ursulmas will have designated Docents who are willing to answer questions for our modern visitors and our Newcomer friends.


We also ask that if you see a Newcomer with garb that is geared more towards fantasy play or if they are wearing something that may resemble an SCA peerage regalia that you abstain from making comments that may make people uncomfortable. We want Newcomers to learn about the SCA and all that we have to offer and we don’t want them to be discouraged by negative comments regarding their garb or their accessories when they are unaware of the traditions we observe in the SCA. Remember to be kind and courteous and Newcomers will continue to come back and with time they will continue to learn about all the wonderful customs we all enjoy and appreciate about our game.


We thank you in advance for your hospitality to Newcomers and we look forward to growing our game with your help.

Site Fees

$30 weekend fee for adults (18 and over)
$20 day fee for adults (18 and over)

$20 weekend fee for youth (13-17)
$15 day for youth (13-17)

Children (12 and under) free.

*SCA Members will receive a $5 discount.

Event Schedule

Grandstands (G)
Arena (A)
Range (R)


12:00pm Gate opens for Merchants and event staff

3:00pm Gate opens for general admission

6:00pm Gate closes


8:00am Gate open (G)
9:00am Merchant’s Row open (G)

9:00am Best Dressed Bear entries drop off. (G)

9:00am Heavy armor inspections (A)
9:30am Lists opens (A)
10:00am Opening Court (A)
10:30am Bardic performances begin (G)
10:30am Heavy and Rapier Tournaments (A)
10:30am Archery Tournament (R)
12:30pm Thrown Weapons Tournament (R)

1:30pm Fashion Show (G)
2:30pm Hands on Demonstration (R)

3:00pm Saint Ursul Youth Armored Combat (YAC) Tournament (A)
3:00pm Heavy, Rapier Hands on Demonstrations (A)
4:00pm Knights Counsel Meeting (A)
5:00pm Evening Court (A)

6:00pm Gate Closes

8:00am Gate open (G)
9:00am Merchant’s Row open (G)
9:30am Heavy, Rapier Tournaments begin (A)
10:00am Bardic performances begin (G)
10:30am Bearly a Thrown Weapon tournament (R)
11:00am Heavy, Rapier Hands on Demonstrations (A)

12:00pm YAC Mixed Weapons Melee
12:30pm Over 40 Archery tournament (R)
2:00pm Combat Archery tournament (R)
2:30pm Hands on Demonstration (R)
3:00pm Closing Court (A)

3:00pm Gate Closes

Meal Information

The Evergreen State Fairgrounds will  have 2 food vendors available on site for the duration of the event during the day. Scotsman Grill in the arena and a concession stand in the Grandstands.


Tournament Information

Archery and Thrown Weapons

*Archery Tournament -10:30am Saturday

*Thrown Weapons Tournament -12:30 Saturday

*Combat Archery Tournament – 2:00pm Sunday

*Bearly a Thrown Weapon tournament -10:30am Sunday

*Over 40 Archery Tournament – 12:30am Sunday

Rapier and Cut & Thrust

*Bearclaw Tournament 10:00am Sunday

Multiple list area round robins. Followed by top 4 or 8 best two of three, single elimination list.

*Cut & Thrust Tournament 10:00am Saturday

Probable round robin or double round robin dependent on number of participants.

*Open Field Tournament 12:00pm Saturday

Four field round robin followed by top 8 or 16 best two of three, single elimination final (dependent on time).

*Ice Cream Social 10:00am Sunday

Two 30 minute period fight as many as possible. Top 2 or 4 best two of three, single elimination list.

*Grumpy Old Bear 12:00pm Sunday

Multiple list round robin. Top 4 best two of three, single elimination list.


Heavy Armored Combat

*Tournament of St. Ursul 10:00am Saturday

*Bearmeat Tournament 10:00am Sunday

*Gideon de Noirville for the Over 40 10:00am Sunday

Come one come all… The Gideon de Noirville memorial tournament for fighters over 40 years. Witness the power of those ancient heros as they shuffle their way into mortal combat. Feel the earth tremble under your feet as they waddle out to face each other on the field of honor, if they can see that far. This years tournament will be fought in honor of Duke Deaton Claymore of Atenveldt, father of Duke Morgan of An tir. Format will be determined by the number of participants.

*Period Kit Tournament 10:00am Sunday

Period Armor Kit tournament format to be decided depending on number of competitors. No visible plastic save shield bosses and basket hilts (bosses preferred not metal) No visible modern equipment save foot wear. Be able to discuss time frame and region your kit is inspired by.

Prize is custom shield with heraldry built by Sir Gavin and painted by Lady Andromacha.

*Ursulmas Youth Armored Combat

Saint Ursul Youth Armored Combat (YAC) Tournament 3:00pm Saturday

YAC Mixed Weapons Melee 12:00 pm Sunday

Arts and Sciences Competition 

*Best Dressed Bear 9:00am

The best dressed bear competition will be Populace Choice. The winner will be decided by popular vote. No documentation is required so long as your entry is clothed in medieval style.

Entrants will be accepted 9am to 11am on Saturday, January 27th, at the Chatelainesbooth in the Grandstands. Final vote count will take place between at 2pm in the Arena where the bears will be displayed. Prizes will be awarded to the costumer; please include the costume-creator’s name (SCA) on the entry papers.

Youth and Family Activities

The call has gone 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 our mighty young fighters test their skill against one another in a round robin tournament, vying for honor among their peers while demonstrating their skill, chivalry, and bravery.

Entrants must present themselves in armor for inspection prior to tournament. Youth must be accompanied at all times by an adult guardian with a properly signed medical waiver and be able to sign a single use combat waiver. YAC Fighter Authorization cards are not required to enter, but there will be an opportunity to have one issued following the tournament.

On Saturday, sign in and armor inspection will start at 2:00 pm at the YAC information area.

The tournament starts at 3 pm.


On Sunday, thrill to the challenge of a YAC Mixed Weapons Melee at 12:00 pm.

Any warrior brave enough to enter will have the use of various weapons and explore the art of mixed Melee battles. Come enter for the fun, the glory or the chance of being immortalized through song by our wandering bards.

Volunteer Information

Volunteer needs:

  • Gate
  • Bardic performers
  • Lists people
  • Docents
  • Chatelaine assistants
  • Marshals
  • Lists volunteers
  • Field Heralds
  • Heavy and Rapier for demonstration of fighting styles for the modern participants.
  • Set up (Friday)
  • Tear down (Sunday)

If you would like to volunteer at a specific time you can sign up by messaging one of our event team members at nency.orozco10@gmail.com or in the volunteer green room at the event.

Merchant Information

We have a marvelous array of Merchants joining us as always. See below a list of current Merchants planning on being with us.

  • Creativity Works
  • BB Wolf Pack
  • Vidar Leather
  • Allwynd McBride Pottery
  • Firefox
  • Crones Cottage
  • Bluebox Bead Co
  • Tandy Leather
  • Reannag Teine
  • RedWolf
  • Keltic Kraze
  • Persistent Tiger
  • Dragonstorm Sports
  • Chocolate Lantern
  • Luther Leather
  • Dark Ages Games
  • Horse n Round
  • Sidequest Forge

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