Fall Potrero War 2008

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Armored Combat
Location: Calafia
Potrero County Park
Date: 08/29/2008-09/01/2008

This was the last Potrero War held over the Labor Day Weekend holiday. THL Alastar the Coursayre was the Head Steward for the event.


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From the Crown Prints

The Barony of Calafia invites all good gentles to enjoy a weekend of fighting and revelry in the shade of the beautiful oak trees of Potrero. The event will be held at Potrero County Park, 24800 Potrero Park Drive, Potrero, CA 91963, Friday August 29 through Monday, September 1, 2008.

Pre-registration and land allocation are available at www.potrerowar.org. We highly encourage all of our guests to pre-register and sign up for land allocation to ensure a choice location for your encampment. For those guests who choose to pre-register, we are once again offering the option to pay your site fees online with a credit card, in addition to mailing in a check. If you do choose to pay online, please remember that you must still mail in your pre-registration paperwork. Please take a moment to fill out a land allocation request, as pre-registration itself does not reserve land. Pre-registration will be closing on Monday, August 18th for mailed registration forms, and Wednesday, August 20th for hand delivery at Baronial Council. All pre-registered individuals, set-up crew, staff and merchants will still need to check in at gate.

For those guests who choose not to pre-register, don’t forget that you may still sign up for land allocation. Filling out the land allocation form will help ensure that you are able to get enough space to accommodate all members of your camping group, and makes it much more likely that you will be able to camp in your desired location. Land allocation for both pre-registered and non-pre-registered individuals will close on Wednesday, August 20th at midnight.

Our theme this Fall is “The Last Days of Pompeii”. The late summer weather makes Mediterranean garb a pleasant fashion and a diverse selection of activities is scheduled throughout the weekend. There will be traditional armored and rapier melee combat, unarmored combat, archery, dancing, shopping and more. Numerous music and dance classes are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Hafla hosted on Friday night. When you’re onsite, please keep in mind that wars are only successful because of all the hours so generously worked by the volunteers. Please donate two hours of your time to make the war a more enjoyable experience for everyone. To make it easy as possible for our volunteer staff to plan their war schedules ahead of time, volunteer sign-ups are available in advance on the website.

To keep up on all the latest event information, please visit the Potrero War website. Check back often for frequent updates.

War Fees

  • Pre-Registration Pricing: Fri-Mon.
    • Adult members $20
    • Teen members (13-17) $20
    • Youth members (6-12) $10
    • Adult non-member $28
    • Teen non-members (13-17) $28
  • At Gate Pricing: Fri.–Mon.
    • Adult Members $22
    • Teen Members (13-17) $22
    • Youth Members (6-12) $12
    • Adult non-member $30
    • Teen non-members (13-17) $30
  • At Gate Pricing: Day Only Pass
    • Adult Members $10
    • Teen Members (13-17) $10
    • Youth Members (6-12) $5
    • Adult non-member $16
    • Teen non-members (13-17) $16
  • Children 0-5 are free.

Make checks payable to the SCA, Inc/Barony of Calafia.

Site Opens:

  • Pre-registered guests:
    • 10:00 am, Friday, August 29th,
  • Non-Pre-Registered guests:
    • 12:00 Noon, Friday, August 29th.

Site Closes:

  • 12:00 Noon, Monday, September 1st.

IMPORTANT: All minors NOT attended by their parent or legal guardian ABSOLUTELY MUST have a Minors Waiver SIGNED AND NOTARIZED by the Minor’s parent. These forms are available on the Caid website. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS PAPERWORK YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE PARK.

Please check our website for the most current information: www.potrerowar.org or contact the Event Steward.


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