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Santa Fe Renaissace Fair 2013

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The Shire welcomes Outlanders near and far and thanks the populace for their help in past years. If you have any questions about the Renaissance Fair, the SCA's involvement in it (both in the planning and the participation), or the non-profit that will be benefiting from the Fair, please seek out This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Without support from the Outlands (and, especially al-Barran), this event would not be a success. The Shire thanks all those groups who have helped in the past and we look forward to ongoing collaborations.

Sponsoring Group

Shire of Drygestan (Santa Fe, NM)

Date

September 20-23, 2013

Location

El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Site Times

Site opens at 12PM on Friday and closes at 12PM on Monday

Site Fee

Free to SCA members with a blue card during Faire hours, otherwise the standard gate fee (set by El Rancho de las Golondrinas) will apply.

Site Status

Discreetly Wet (in the SCA encampment) until 6pm, wet after 6pm.

Las Golondrinas is a working ranch, please no pets unless they are assistance animals. *

Event Steward

Lord Rowland of Lincolnshire, (Jacob White), (228) 623-7316, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Event Information 

This Renaissance Fair is a bit different from other Renaissance Fairs across the country, because it has a Spanish Renaissance theme (instead of Queen Elizabeth, we have Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand). Also, unlike other Renaissance Fairs (which are for-profit ventures), this Renaissance Fair is a fundraising event for alocal non-profit (El Rancho de las Golondrinas), to ensure that there are funds available for their non-profit work of educating the general public about the Spanish colonial history and life in New Mexico. This Renaissance Fair is held in conjunction with the Santa Fe Fiestas.


Activities

Some of the activities scheduled for the SCA Village include rapier and armored combatant tourneys and an A&S tent with in-progress projects and displays of finished works and scribal demonstrations.

The presence of the armored combatants is also requested in the afternoon of each day, to do battle with the youth of the Kingdom, in the grand "Fight a Knight" challenge.

(Tentative Schedule)

Friday
Noon * Gate opens, site setup

Saturday
10:15 - 11:30 Demo of unarmored combat

11:30-12:30 Heavy weapons (SCA)

12:30 - 1:30 Demo of armed combat

1:30 - 2:30 Rapier combat (SCA)

2:30 - 4:00 Weapons demo and armored combat

4:00 - 5:00 Fight-a-Knight (SCA)

Sunday
10:15 - 11:30 Demo of unarmored combat

11:30-12:30 Heavy weapons (SCA)

12:30 - 1:30 Demo of armed combat

1:30 - 2:30 Rapier combat (SCA)

2:30 - 4:00 Weapons demo and armored combat

4:00 - 5:00 Fight-a-Knight (SCA)

Monday
Noon * Deadline for cleanup to be complete


Updates and Rules:

If you are planning on coming to the Fair during Fair-hours, there is no admission charge at the Golondrinas gate *if* you have a valid blue card (please show it to the gate-keepers). If you do not have a valid blue card and come to the Fair during Fair-hours, the daily admission fee to the Fair at the gate will be applied.

The SCA Village will be available for set-up beginning at noon on Friday (9/21). Tear-down needs to be completed by noon on Monday (9/24). All set-up and tear-down needs to be done when the Fair is not open to the public. Las Golondrinas is closed on Monday, so it isn't a problem to break down on that day.

Mundane tents are allowed, but need to be in the second row of tentage (behind the first row of canvas tents).

SCA merchants are encouraged to sell their wares in the SCA Village; provide your own shade. The Fair asks that if you are selling wares, you have the ability to demonstrate your arts or science (maybe have a shoe in the process, so folks can see how they are put together, or that visitors have the opportunity to make a tassel).

Fighters, bring your blue and green cards to present to the list-mistress for entrance into the tourneys.

We are sharing this site with the general public, so keep an eye on your valuables while in the SCA Village during the Fair hours.

This year, we did not procure equestrian insurance, so do not bring your horses.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a working farm; do not bring your pets from home.

If you are able to help with heralding during tournaments (explaining what happens on the field to the general public) or marshaling a tournament, seek out our combat coordinators, Lord Suretai to help.

This year, in the SCA Village, we will have armored and rapier combat tourneys, archery shoots, arts and sciences demonstrations, and other activities.

 

 

Directions from Drygestan (Santa Fe) and points North (on I-25):

 


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1) Take your best route to I-25 south and take exit 276 for NM-599 toward Santa Fe/Relief Route

2) Keep right at the fork and merge onto NM-599 N

3) Turn left onto W Frontage Rd

4) Take the 3rd right onto Co Rd 54/Los Pinos Rd

5) The museum will be about 3.3 miles down the road, on the left-hand side.

 

Directions from al-Barran (Albuquerque) and all points South:


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1) Take your best route to I-25 northbound and take exit 276A for NM-599 S toward Madrid

2) Turn left onto NM-599 N/Veteran's Memorial Hwy

3) Turn left onto W Frontage Rd.

4) Take the 3rd right onto Co Rd 54/Los Pinos Rd

5) The museum will be about 3.3 miles down the road, on the left-hand side.