The Shire of Windegate invites all to gather for Whipping Winds IX. This will be August 23-26 at Williamson Park, outside Shelby, Montana. Our site has lots of trees, a break from the roaring winds common for northern Montana. The weekend will be filled with classes, archery, and armored Combat, as well as a Bardic competition.
Our site is located along the Marias River south of Shelby Montana. Be sure to bring your swimming gear, as playing in our river is ok. Just be aware of dangers to your smalls. There are also two small playgrounds on site for all to enjoy.
We are again holding our feast on Saturday evening. Please sign up in advance, by contacting the Feast Steward by email, as we have a cap of 150 persons this year.
Last year we had a fire ban and many sites were unable to cook. Keep this in mind as you plan to attend. We never know about fire bans until day of the event. We will have a food vendor on site to provide various items including turkey legs and Italian ice. They are capable of handling all your needs if you don’t care to cook. Also, Shelby is just 7 miles north of site if you need items for your camp or desire to eat elsewhere.
Last year we had several Merchant vendors on site. We invite all new and old friends to come and sell their wares again, we only ask for a small donation for our spring auction event (Mid-May).
After eight years of battles, we are tied four to four. For several years the gale of forces blew in from the south, issuing from the lands of Artemisia and crushed the forces of Avacal. A call is issued to all fighters, heavy and rapier, and unto all the archers of our kingdom to defend our northern borders from another onslaught of these dreaded foe and dear friends. Archers will have the opportunity to ‘reduce’ the number of heavy combatants by participating in our legendary cloud shoot. You do not have to be a combat archer to take part, just have your period archery gear in hand.
We are having a BARDIC COMPETION Saturday night. The Windegate shire will pay 6 places with matching funds going to the Kingdom fund of winner’s choice. So dust off your songs, stories, etc… that will entertain all and help our kingdom.
There will some children activities planned but volunteers are asked to help.
If you would like to teach a class please contact Event Steward.
SITE INFO: The site will open 10 a.m. Thursday August 23, 2012 and close 12 Noon Sunday August 26, 2012. Site fee is $25.00 per adult, children 4-10, $15.00, Under 4 free. Family Cap is $50.00. All SCA members will receive a five dollar discount upon showing proof of current membership.
DIRECTIONS; Take the best route to Interstate 15. Take exit 358 and follow road south 1 mile to Williamson Park exit on left (east) side of road. Signs will be posted. The site is wet, but please uses period containers. Water will be available on site as well as restrooms. Wasps have been a problem so use caution. Sorry, no pets are allowed, unless a service animal. Please provide paperwork.
For our Techno friends the GPS is 48 25’ 31.90”N, 111 52’33.44”W
Event Steward/ Feast Steward
Lady Sybil the daft