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Whipping Winds

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 12:00 to Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 12:00

Let the word spread far and wide, Whipping Winds is upon us! There are rustlings north of the border!! A voice on the wind calls “we’re not dead yet, eh!”
Travel to the Northern Realms for the last celebration of summer season! Join the Barony of Bronzehelm and the Shire of Windegate at Williamson Park in Shelby Montana and celebrate in jubilant Northern style as Hordes from Avacal cross the border once again to celebrate our friendship. We hope!

Fighting, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Dancing and Music, Arts and Classes, and Shopping! All are to be found in abundant supply amongst the trees along the shore of the Marias River. Before we batten down the hatches for the long nights of winter, the Kingdoms of Artemisia and Avacal shall join together on the fields of battle, and around the campfires beneath the stars, to solidify our mutual respect and kinship.

The Autocrat team is planning activities for full days of merriment and contests! There will be Armored battles, on the main field, and into the woods! Don’t forget our founders battle, and Sir Terrell’s booty tournament. Rapier will also have battle scenes and tournaments to determine who is the best. For the Arts & Sciences minded persons, we are planning to have classes, and display for your projects. Archery is a mainstay at this event, and there will be animal targets, Royal Rounds, and possibly a competition. There will be organized children activities, and hopefully a practice of Youth Combat!
We will also be hosting championships for the Shire of Windegate. These are open, so if you’re not the champion at your group, come and be the champion of ours! Both Friday and Saturday nights, we will be hosting Haflas and Games for all to enjoy and socialize!

SITE: Williamson Park, {72 Williamson Park Road, Shelby MT 59474} Gate opens Thursday at 12:00 noon, August 12th and closes Sunday at 12:00 noon, August 15th.

The site is south of Shelby Montana, is on the Marias River. At this time of year, the Marias is a wonderfully slow-moving river that has room for wading & swimming. Parents are asked to keep a mindful eye on their children. There are shade trees, an area for RV’s, a permanent playground, and a permanent building for toilet & fresh water. Fire restrictions will be dependent on Seasonal USFS restrictions.

FEES: Adults {age 18 years +} event registration fee for the weekend: $30.00 USD.
Adults membership discount registration for the weekend: $25.00 USD
Children, age 17 and younger are guests of the shire.

Day trip fees for Friday or Saturday $15 each day; Membership discount: $10.00 each day.

Make checks payable to Barony of Bronzehelm SCA Inc

DIRECTIONS: Take your best route on I-15 to Shelby Montana. Take exit 358 and follow the road south 1 mile to the Williamson Park Road. Turn left {east). This will be a dirt road. Signs will be posted to guide travelers. If you cross the river, you have gone too far. Shelby is 7 miles north of the site, and has groceries, gas, hotels and other necessities. GPS: 48 25’ 31.90” N, 111 52’ 33.44” W

Event Staff:
Event Steward: HE Mirr merat al-Qasab the Butchers wife

Knight Marshal: HE Sir Terrell al-Qasab the Butcher

DISCLAIMER: Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.