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West Kingdom Beltane Coronation

Friday April 29th, 2022 to Tuesday May 3rd, 2022
Red Bluff, California

Unto the Populace of the West,

Their Majesties, Miles and Jitka, invite one and all to come and bear witness to the Coronation of Their heirs. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the West with courts, arts, sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and archery. This event will take place in Red Bluff at Camp Discovery, a beautiful campground with cabins next to the Sacramento River, with a grove of beautiful trees in which the gentle breezes play.

This year Beltane and Cynagua-Mist War will be held at the same site, a week apart, so we are going to have an in-between camp. If you are planning on attending both events, you may leave your camp unoccupied or stay and enjoy the event. The Event Steward will be on site the whole time.

Any changes and additional information about competitions, special activities, etc., will be included on the West Kingdom calendar link and on Facebook at and the Beltane-War website

From Gwendwyn the Silent:
The Shire of Thistletorr will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sunday May 1st, from 8-10 am. To be able to host an event in the 2023 season, we need to raise funds. For your kind donations to our coffers, we will be serving pancakes (regular or gluten free) with a variety of toppings, scotch eggs (or whole hard cooked eggs), and coffee. We will be located under the first permanant pavilion, the one closest to gate. Questions/ concerns please contact Gwendwyn the Silent at

Site Amenities: Multiple potted water sites, 4 stone privies with scent guard, two large, covered areas with picnic tables and grills, 11 bunkhouses with bunk bed sleeps 8 (limited availability), 8 shower stalls, 2 ADA accessible shower stalls, 2 dishwashing stations, there is also an amphitheater with a large firepit ideal for an evening gathering or Hafla. Electricity is available from the covered picnic areas. Fishing is available, as long as you have a license. There is an RV Park with RV camping within 50 yards, several hotels within a couple of miles, and local grocery stores across the I-5. To reserve and RV site uses, look for the Sycamore Grove (Red Bluff) Campground.

Additional Site Info: This location will not utilize a traditional Eric space. The tourney field will be smaller than normal, but there will be several fighting fields. Due to trees and the shape of the site please be kind and snug tents up to your neighbors when possible. The site is ADA compatible. Please offload your vehicles quickly and park courteously. Covid rules are still in effect. Please wash and sanitize your hands. Pets are allowed, leash laws apply. Firepits are allowed, West Kingdom Fire Laws apply. There is a 10 pm noise curfew (subject to residents of the RV camp). No RV? No curfew!

All Merchants must pre-register with Francisco de Salamanca or Argenteilin filia Elffin —

This event and the use of the Red Bluff Recreation Area is authorized under special use permit administered by the Mendocino National Forest. The Red Bluff Recreation Area is adjacent to the Sacramento River on Sale Lane in Red Bluff, CA. This site is open year round unless flooding or high winds occur.

Event Steward: Baroness Finna kottr Godormsdottir — Phone: 530-391-6271 — E-mail:

Beltane Only — Adult (18 and up) registration: $30. Adult member discounted Registration: $25. Minors 17 and under free.
Beltane and War Combo — Adult (18 and up) registration: $55. Adult member discounted registration: $45. Minors 17 and under free.
War Only — Adult (16 and up) registration $25. Adult discounted member registration $20. Minors 15 and under free.

Site opens:
Beltane opens Friday, April 29th at 12 pm and closes Tuesday, May 3 at 11:59 pm
The War will run Wednesday, May 4th 12 am to Sunday May 8th at 4 pm

Event Website:

Site Information: 

Arriving from the North on I-5
Take the CA-36/ Antelope Blvd exit toward Central Red Bluff/ CA-99. Turn Left onto CA-36/ Antelope Blvd. Turn Right onto Sale Lane. The entrance gate is approximately 2 miles down Sale Lane.

Arriving from the South on I-5
Take the exit for Central Red Bluff/ Antelope Blvd/ Hwy 36. Turn Right onto Antelope Blvd. Turn Right onto Sale Lane. The entrance gate is approximately 2 miles down Sale Lane.

Arriving from Chico on CA-99
Continue onto State Hwy 36W/ Antelope Blvd. Turn Left onto Sale Lane. The entrance gate is approximately 2 miles down Sale Lane.