Potrero War
Countdown To Potrero War
Thursday May 26, 2016 - Monday May 30, 2016


Greetings and Welcome to Calafia's Potrero War Website!

Come join us once again as their Excellencies Calafia cordially invite one and all to join them for a wonderful sojourn into the Dream of our Society at Potrero War. Partake of friendship, food, fighting in Armored, Rapier and Unarmored, Archery and Thrown Weapons, Hound Coursing, Demos, Volunteering and Arts and Sciences of all kinds under the shade of the majestic oak trees at Potrero Regional Park, Memorial Day weekend starting on May 26th through May 30th 2016.

We look forward to seeing you!

Aerial view of Uffington Horse The theme for this year's Potrero War is the Uffington Horse, a prehistoric figure carved into a hill on the Berkshire Downs approximately 3000 years ago. The figure is 374 feet long and 110 feet high. The trenches that form the horse are filled with chalk. This theme celebrates the rich history of the horse and the integral part it has played in many cultures around the world, especially in the time period the SCA portrays.
"Age beyond age on British land,
Aeons on aeons gone,
Was peace and war in western hills,
And the White Horse looked on."

Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton

UPDATES: WAR is coming!!

There are many diverse activities and events scheduled for this war. They include Arts and Sciences classes, armored, rapier, unarmored combat, archery and thrown weapons, activities and combat for youth, and special events. Check back often for updated information. We're looking forward to another fantastic weekend of fighting, feasting, and fun!

There have been some changes to the website and to the Potrero procedures and policies this year, so please take a good look around and make sure you aren't missing any crucial information.

LAND ALLOCATION will open on Feb 15th at 10am. Land allocation will close on May 14th at 10PM. Allocated land will be held until 7PM on Friday, May 27nd. 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-REGISTRATION will open on Feb 15th at 10am. Pre-registration will close on May 6th at 10PM. The park opens at 10AM on Thursday, May 26th for Pre-Registered Guests and noon for all others. All pre-registration forms postmarked after May 6th will NOT be accepted and will be returned to sender.

VOLUNTEER SIGNUPS are open!!! Wars do not happen without the giving and sharing of time and energy, and your two-hour volunteer shift makes this event possible. Many hands make light work. Please help us make this event fun and run smoothly for everyone. Its also a great opportunity to meet new people and have new experiences. If you have any questions, please contact the .

Have a special event planned for Potrero? Please contact the to make arrangements and get your event added to the Special Events Schedule.

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

Greetings from your Potrero War Stewards,

As war planning moves along we have been notified of a change to Potrero Park that we wanted to bring to your attention. As most of you know, California County Parks have been taking measures to ensure water conservation. One way this has affected Potrero is that the showers located in the stone privies up in Sleepy Hollow are now strictly being operated through a coin op box that accepts quarters only. We have discussed this with the County in regards to our event, however they want the coin op boxes to remain in use. We recognize the inconvenience of this and will have quarters for sale at Base Camp, but we also strongly recommend bringing some with you. The cost of the showers is as follows:

.50 4 min .75 6 min 1.00 8 min 1.25 10 Min

As usual, the Barony of Calafia is also providing sun showers and shower bags which will be located at both the stone privies in Sleepy Hollow and in Bedlam along with a shower trailer.

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.

Yours in Service, Mistress Reina MacCormick Baroness Deirdre Oilithreach


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