Potrero War

Thursday, May 23 2019 - Monday, May 27 2019

Greetings and Welcome to Calafia's Potrero War Website!

Come join us once again for another year of revelry at Calafia's Potrero War. Their Excellencies Gamyl and Danyel cordially invite one and all to travel down to Calafia for a wonderful sojourn into the Dream of our Society.

Partake of friendship, food, and fun - there will be Armored, Rapier, Unarmored, and Youth Combat, Archery and Thrown Weapons, Hound Coursing, Demos, Heraldic consultation, a Scribal Workshop, Youth Activities, and Arts and Sciences of all kinds- all under the shade of the majestic oak trees at Potrero Regional Park.

The event will occur Memorial Day weekend, Thursday, May 23rd through Monday, May 27th, 2019.

We will once again be hosting a Charity Tourney to raise money for the Cancer Research Institute. For more information, visit the Armored or Rapier Combat pages

Setup Crew is now full - thank you so much to everyone who has volunteered their time to help put the war together!

We are pleased to announce that we have upgraded our Volunteer Rewards system this year! In addition to the usual raffle tickets and fundraising, we are pleased to offer a variety of prizes to the hardworking volunteers who make this event happen.

5 hours gets you a special token

10 hours gets you a prize off the treasure table

15 hours gets you leather key chain

20 hours gets you a second pick off the treasure table

25 hours gets you an upgraded pewter pendant site token

30 hours gets you another pick off the table

40 hours gets you a decorated wooden box


After the Siege

The siege is over.
Long ago was the
Curtain wall breeched,
Its rough hewed stones
Trebucheted down
The steep slope,
Tumbled memories
Marking the invaders entry.

Battle cries echo in the wind,
Whistle through the empty arrow loops,
Climb the towers worn stone stairs
To cloud laced skies overlooking
Green fields of another age.

Deirdre 2017


2019 Gatebook cover


PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSESWed, May 1st at Midnight.

All pre-registration forms postmarked after Wednesday, May 1st will NOT be accepted and will be returned to sender.


LAND ALLOCATION CLOSESWed, May 1st at Midnight.

Allocated land will be held until 6PM on Friday, May 24th. Any allocated land that is unclaimed at that time will be released for open camping. If you didn't get a chance to land allocate, overflow camping will be available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.


PRE-REGISTRATIONThu, May 23rd, at 10AM.
GENERAL ATTENDANCEThu, May 23rd, at Noon.

Arts & Sciences class schedules will be coming as we get closer to war. More classes are being added all the time. Activities can be found in the Arts & Sciences Section.

Information about contests will be posted as we get closer to war. Check the Competition section for more information.

If you are new to the SCA or to Potrero War, there is some helpful information available on the Newcomers FAQ as well as the Chatelaine's page regarding the scope of the SCA period, costuming tips, and how to get more involved in the society.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the

Coin Operated Stone Showers

It is expected that the stone showers (located in Sleepy Hollow) will once again be coin-operated during the event this year. This is a measure that has been instituted by the park to assist with water conservation, which is a significant concern in the dry areas of our County. Each stone shower will operate exclusively through the use of a coin operated machine that accepts quarters only. Quarters will be for sale at Basecamp for those in need, but we highly recommend bringing a supply with you. The shower truck located near the restrooms in North Shore does not require quarters, but we ask that you please use water responsibly while using those showers.

The cost of the stone showers is as follows:

$0.50 4 min
$0.75 6 min
$1.00 8 min
$1.2510 min

The Rangers are not allowing private sun showers in camps this year. Any that are discovered will be required to be dismantled for the duration of the event.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our attendees.

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