Spring Potrero War 2008

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Oliver and Kate being sworn in as Reeve and Reevess
Location: Calafia,

Potrero County Park

Date: 5/22/2008 - 5/26/2008

The Head Stewards of the war were Frederick Nuss von Baden and Radulf.


From the Crown Prints

The Barony of Calafia wishes to cordially extend an invitation to the entirety of the Known World to join us once again for a weekend of fighting, frolicking, 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, Thursday, May 22 through Monday, May 26, 2008.

Pre-registration and land allocation are available at www.potrerowar.org. We would like to highly encourage all of our guests to pre-register and sign up for land allocation, as space is at a premium at this well-attended event.

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 few moments to fill out a land allocation request –pre-registration itself does not reserve land! Pre-registration will be closing on Thursday, May 1st for all mailed in registration forms. Forms and payment may be hand-delivered until May 3rd at Summergate Anniversary. All pre-registration forms post-marked after May 1st will NOT be accepted and will be returned to sender. 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 Saturday, May 10th at Midnight.

Our Theme this year is a “Country Faire” so bring the family and come out to have some fun. There are many diverse activities scheduled throughout the weekend, including the traditional armored and rapier melee combat, unarmored combat, archery, youth combat, dancing, shopping, and much more. For those gentles seeking cooler, more relaxing activities, we will be holding a wide variety of arts and sciences activities all day both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday afternoon we will be holding our traditional fund raising arts auction; donations of hand-made items and other artistic works are most graciously appreciated!

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 as easy as possible to 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 at www.potrerowar.org check back often for frequent updates.

Site opens:

  • Pre-Registered guests: 10:00am, Thursday, May 22nd,
  • Non-Pre-Registered guests: noon, Thursday, May 22nd

Site closes:

  • noon, Monday May 26th

Site Fees:

  • (All Children 0-5: FREE)
      • Adult Members: $25 ($33 non-member)
      • Teen Members (13-17): $25 ($33 non-member)
      • Youth Members (6-12): $12
    • FRI.–MON.
      • Adult Members: $20 ($28 non-member)
      • Teen Members (13-17): $20 ($28 non-member)
      • Youth Members (6-12): $10
      • Adult Members: $27 ($35 non-member)
      • Teen Members (13-17): $27 ($35 non-member)
      • Youth Members (6-12): $14
    • FRI.–MON.
      • Adult Members: $22 ($30 non-member)
      • Teen Members (13-17): $22 ($30 non-member)
      • Youth Members (6-12): $12
      • Adult Members: $10 ($16 non-member)
      • Teen Members (13-17): $10 ($16 non-member)
      • Youth Members (6-12): $5


Due to the increasing difficulties of being able to accommodate all the vehicles at May War, we will be implementing a fee of $1 per vehicle (i.e. a truck towing a trailer would pay $2; $1 for each separate vehicle). We greatly encourage people to carpool to May War, as it is the size of the parking lot rather than the size of the camping area which limits how many people will be able to attend this event as each year we get closer and closer to reaching the site’s capacity.

Make checks payable to the SCA, Inc / Barony of Calafia. Additional Information IMPORTANT: All minors NOT attended by their parent or legal guardian ABSOLUTELY MUST have a Minors Waiver and a Minors Medical authorization form 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 event information: www.potrerowar.org or contact the Event Stewards


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