||:: The Vikings of Bjornstad
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Setup: Friday, June 19, 2015 at
12:00 Noon - bring your lunch
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 6:45 PM (arrive about 4:00 PM) until 11:00 PM
Event Manager/Hospitality Coordinator
Castello di Amorosa Winery
4045 N. St. Helena Highway
Calistoga, CA 94515
The Castello di Amorosa winery
in Calistoga has invited us to help entertain their guests at their annual Midsummer
Medieval Festival. We'll dress in 12-13th century gear. We'll
set up an archery area, a sword combat area and our trebuchet above the lake. Bring banners and shields
to add to the color of our Medieval-themed lake-front activities.
set up most of our equipment (pavilion, archery targets, pell, trebuchet,
dragon target) at noon on Friday, then arrive a couple of hours before the
festival starts on Saturday to put on our personal gear. Use the labeled map below for
directions. Drive into the main parking
area then head to the far left (SW) corner and take the narrow lake access road.
If you have gear to unload, take the gravel-ish road, keeping the lake to
your immediate left. If you only have personal gear you can carry,
take the paved road to the right heading uphill and park in the general area
of the water tower. From the parking area, you can walk down the steep
slope to the lake area or walk back toward the castle and walk around
to the gravel road.
essentially be done with our portion of the entertainment/education when the
guests' dinner starts. We'll dine on the same food
as the guests in a separate room.
Our Medieval fun area will be on the
lake's southwest shore, at the lower left in the image below.