Spring Crown is just mere weeks away now (May 12) and we are busy with the finalizing details. The following are the menus for the meals:
Travelers Repast (Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.)
  • Sloppy Joes (aka steamers)
  • Vegetable soup
  • Chili
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Veggie straws
  • Crackers
  • Assorted fruits
  • Assorted veggies
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Lemonade
Breakfast (Saturday, 7 to 9 a.m.)
  • Ham
  • Sausage
  • Bread
  • Margarine
  • Assorted fruit
  • Cheese
  • Assorted jams and jellies
  • Honey
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Lemonade

Dayboard (Saturday, beginning around 10:30 a.m.)

Our head cook, Lady Arianna del Vallone, has come up with a fantastic progressive menu that will start with brunch-like items and end with more dinner type offerings. Dietary  concerns should be directed to her. The dayboard will be revolving through the day from brunch style items to more dinner like items later in the day.
GF denotes gluten-free items, V denotes vegetarian (some of these items would be considered vegan but not most)
All-Day items
  • Assorted fresh fruits-GF,V
  • Assorted fresh veggies with dip-GF,V
  • Assorted breads, including a lovely rosemary bread -V
  • butter and honey butter-GF,V
  • Assorted cheeses-GF,V
  • Assorted crackers or alternative breads- GF,V
  • Hummus-GF, V
Brunch items (coming out around 10-10:30 a.m.)
  • Crustless cheese mini tortes-GF
  • Sweet Brie cheese toast- GF (this will be labeled as some will have wheat)
  • Bacon-wrapped almond-stuffed dates-GF
  • Fighter breakfast biscuits (sausage and cheese biscuits)

Lunch items (coming out between 12-1 p.m.)

  • Amarretti Di Sarrano (almond cookies)- GF
  • Andalusian Stuffed Eggs (period deviled eggs)-GF
  • Meatballs or Skinless sausage (period beef meatballs)-GF
  • Leche lumbarde (date bars)-GF, V
Dinner Items (coming out around 3 p.m.)
  • Bacon-wrapped chicken kabobs-GF (some of these will be made bacon free for those that do not do pork).
  • Beef Kabobs-GF
  • Roasted Veggie Kabobs-GF, V
  • Fine Cakes (Period short Bread)- V
The site will open on Friday, May 12 at 5 p.m. and close on Sunday, May 14 at noon. Whatever leftovers we may have will be offered on Sunday morning.
Entrant Heralds!
  • If you are a combatant or a consort and have a herald…
  • If you are a combatant or consort in need of a herald…
  • If you are a herald and wish to assist with heralding combatants or lysts at Crown Tournament…

…Please contact Maighstir Liam MacantSaoir, Sycamore Herald.


The following is the list of combatant dayshade requests received so far. If you have sent in a request, please check this list for accuracy and let dayshade coordinator Lady Margarita De’ Siena know about any changes needed. If you have not sent us a request, please do so by Monday, May 8.

  • Duke Sven Gunnarsson for Duchess Siobhán inghean uíLiatháin – (10×12 with 2 ft for ropes. Note: This one has a back wall)
  • Duke Sir Malcolm Duncan MacEoghainn for Viscountess Rosalinde Ashworth (10×20)
  • Duke Marcus Eisenwald for Countess Margerite Eisenwald
  • Duke Sir Titus Scipio Germanicus for Countess Anna Leigh
  • Count Sir Andreas Morgan for Countess Kallista Morgunova – 21×21
  • Earl Sir Thomas Byron of Haverford and Countess Sir Ariella of Thornbury, each for the other – (16×16)
  • Baron Sir Maghnus an Chnoic na n’Iora for Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful (12×12 plus ropes)
  • Sir Angus MacBain for Maîtresse Yvianne de Castel d’Avignon (16×18 plus ropes)
  • Baron Sir Murdoch Bayne for Baroness Rioghnach niRose
  • Sir Finn Marland O’Shannon for Lady Sigrid Wilhelm –(9×12 not including ropes)
  • Baron Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers for Baroness Alexandra dei Campagnella
  • Sir Gareth Kincaid for Mistress Juliana Delamare
  • THL Rouland of Willowbrooke and Mistress Jenna MacPherson of the Lion’s Tower, each for the other (Ssaring space with Sir Angus & Maîtresse Yvianne)
  • Master Tigernach mac Cathail for Dame Bronwyn MacFhionghuin
  • Lord Gregory Hillson for Dame Kateryna Ty Isaf (12×15 tent with a 3 ft rope line)
  • Sir Hauoc the Wild for Lady Raven Hildebrand (18×20 with the 18 ft side facing the list) 
  • Sir Arnþorr inn sterki for Lady Ceirech Na Hinsi
  • Sir Marek Viacheldrago for Lady Sybilla Julianna Daetwyller (12×12)
  • Baroness Beatrix Krieger and THL Thorsol Solinauga, each for the other (10×10 wall tent preferably near Hus Faerhaga)
  • THL Lothar Hügelmann for Baroness Elizabeth Arrowsmyth
  • THL Madison Morai for Lady Stasha Sebastian – (12×12)
  • Lord Leo Dietrich for Baroness Aemelia Soteria
  • Lord Arden Scot of Clann Scot for Lady Dierdre Scot of Clann Scot (sharing with Duke Malcolm and Viscountess Rosalinde)
  • Lord Cormacc mac Gilla Bridghe for Lady Elena de la Palma
  • Lord Oliver Sutton for Lady Grainne Shionnach
  • Lord Cheng Tai Ren for Dai Li –(9×9)C
  • id Hiyo for Diana Hiyo
  • Salvidore Moro di Medici for Kaelena Kobor

Noncombatant Dayshades

  • Royal Pavilion – (20x 20 pending confirmation)
  • Arindale – (20 x30 place near Royal)
  • Heralds – (2 spots each 10×10 – 1 for the Heralds dayshade and 1 for the shield tree, near the Royal pavilion
  • MOL – (12×12 pending confirmation. This will be between the Heralds and the tourney tree)
  • Combatant First Aid and Hydration Services Dame Morwenna Trevethan– (12×12 dayshade with 3 feet clearance on the sides)
  • Hospitality Tent Mistress AElfrun Ketta– (20×20 and close to the fighting)
  • Samin – (12×16)
  • Duke Marcus and Countess Margarite – (12×15 plus ropes)


We have well over 200 beds available at no additional charge for Crown Tourney. You can stay just Friday night or just Saturday night, or for both nights and there is no additional charge. You will need to bring your own bedding, however.
Here is the link  for the Camp Frame, http://www.campframe.org/facilities. The populace will be directed to the Girls Dorm and to a new smaller dorm.  The Girls Dorm has showers and flushies. While the smaller dorm does not have these, it is quite close to the girls dorm.
We have a limited amount of tent space available as well for those who might wish to camp. Just contact me ahead of time with your tent size so we can plan where to put it.
There are also a number of hotels within a short drive to the site.
  1. Quality Inn Spring Mills, Martinsburg North, 3-star hotel, average price $63/night 1220 T J Jackson Dr, Falling Waters, WV 25419, qualityinnmartinsburg.com (304) 274-6100
  2. Motel 6, 2-star hotel, average price $53/night, 5595 Hammonds Mill Rd, Martinsburg, WV 25404, motel6.com (304) 274-2181
  3. Super 8 Martinsburg, 2-star hotel, average price $51/night, 2048 Edwin Miller Blvd, Martinsburg, WV 25404, super8.com (304) 263-0801
  4. Comfort Inn Aikens Center, 2-star hotel, average price $87/night, 1872 Edwin Miller Blvd, Martinsburg, WV 25404, choicehotels.com (304) 263-6200
  5. Holiday Inn Martinsburg, 3-star hotel, average price $105/night, 301 Foxcroft Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25401, ihg.com (304) 267-5500

If you have any general questions about the event, please feel free to contact the autocrat, Dame Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir.

Official event announcement is here.

Facebook event page is here.