Beltane Coronation Festival 1971

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Kingdom of the West
Location: West Briones Park, Homestead Valley, CA
Date: 05/01/1971-05/02/1971

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  • Chidren's Cookie Decorating Contest for children under 12
  • Kite Flying Competition, with prizes for Smallest Kite that flies, Most Grotesque Kite, Most Beautiful Kite, Most Efficient Kite (based on the amount of string pulled out per kite area)

King Jean gave Grants of Arms to Pwyll pen Tyrhon and Talanque. Sarkanyi Gero received an Award of Arms.

From The Page (April, 1971)


This is a schedule of events set forth by the Crown Prince and Princess, and includes mainly those events that will occur at pre-set times. There will be many other activities as well, some concurrent with each other, for which there will be two main activity areas, one in front of the Royal Pavilion and the other off to one side. Most of the following events will take place in area I.

May 1st - May Day (Beltane) - Fifth Anniversary of founding of SCA, Day One A.S. VI

8:00 - 11:30a.m. Setting up. Cars will be allowed on the field during this time only. 10:00 - 12:00 Arms inspection and qualifications by the Earl Marshal. Qualification will also take place at other times during the day. Fighters are urged to qualify now to avoid a crowd at the next Crown Tourney. 12:00 noon Grand March, starting ON TIME, followed by Court of King Jean. 12:30 p.m. Coronation of King Hagen and Queen Ruth and Court of King Hagen. 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon &Evening Maypole Dance followed by Maying events: Dancing instruction and dancing, games, kite flying, contests, treasure hunt. Mass will also be said by the Order of St. Julian at some point during the day. 2:00 - 3:30 Melee followed by challenges. 3:30 p.m. The Mask of Thesus and Hippolyta and at some point you will all eat dinner.... dusk Lighting of the bonfire followed by more festivities at the command of Their Majesties.

May 2nd - Day Two, A.S. VI 9:00 a.m. Mass p- Order of St. Julian 10:00 a.m. Melee, followed by Competiton for the post of King's Champion- single elimination freestyle to the finals. Finals will be a round-robin in which each combatant must use each of the following: 1) Broadsword & shield, 2) Shortsword & buckler, 3) Longweapon, 4) mace or axe & shield. 10:00 a.m. Will also see the start of the Archery, Javelin, Tilting & Wrestling competitions, and more Maying events. 3:00 p.m. Closing court of King Hagen-- awards followed by BREAKING CAMP AND CLEANING UP! Cars will again be allowed on the field at this time.



Held in Briones Park, Homestead Valley, California. Jean and Ellen held court. King Jean gave Grants of Arms to Pwyll pen Tyhron and Talanque. Then King Jean created the Order of the Leaf of Merit, and admitted Ellen Cross Quills as the founding member. He gave Awards of Arms to Ellen Cross Quills, Rima of Rockridge, Sárkányi Géró, Samuel de Basset, and William the Lucky. Then Hagen and Ruth were crowned by Jean and Ellen. King Hagen knighted James Greyhelm. ~ From the History of the West (by Wilhelm):


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