The Shire of Seawinds is proud to present
Laurel’s Prize Tournament
September 9, 2006

Have you ever wanted to get ideas on how to better your entries for Arts and Sciences competition? Have you ever wondered how to better your documentation? Ever wanted to meet a Laurel? Come join the Shire of Seawinds as we host Laurel’s Prize Tournament at beautiful Choke Canyon State Park in Three Rivers, Texas. Three Rivers is halfway between Corpus Christi and San Antonio, TX (75 miles from each).

Static Arts Displays (Beginner, Advanced, Documented, Non-Documented, In Progress, etc.)
Bardic & Performing Arts Workshops/Critiques
Scroll Painting  
Children’s Activities  
Fighting: There is a spot in front of the gymnasium for anyone interested in fighting.


Park Fee: There is a $3.00/person (13 & over) park fee per day, payable to the park. However entrance fees are waived to holders of a State Park Pass and accompanying passengers when riding in the permitted vehicle.
Site Fee: Site fees are $8.00 (18 and over), $5.00 (13 -17), Children 12 and under are free. Family max for site is $24 (limited to parents and their minor children)
Make checks payable to SCA Inc./Shire of Seawinds. A $3 non-member surcharge applies to anyone without proof of membership. 
Site fee is payable through ACCEPS.
Site opens at 9 am and closes at 9 pm
Apple Juice, Coffee,
Ember Day Tarts (Cheese & Egg Tarts)
Breads & Butters
Vegetable Tray
Soups (Cucumber Mint, Scotch Broth)
Salads (Pasta, Cucumber, Carrot Raisin)
Cabbage, Apple & Pear Salad
Capons Stewed (Braised Capons)
Cormarye (Roast Pork with Sauce)
Variety of Desserts
Tea, Lemonade, Coffee
Dinner follows Court at Nolan Ryan's Waterfront Restaurant (Located at Bass Inn)
Dinner Reservations can be made at Gate
This is a non-camping event.
Hotels: BASS INN (Closest--7 miles from park on Hwy 72) 1-361-786-3521
  The Waterfront Restaurant is also located here
In Three Rivers: BEST WESTERN INN 900 Harborth Ave 1-361-786-2000
  THREE RIVERS EXECUTIVE INN US Hwy 281S 1-361-786-3563
  REGENCY INN 1105 N Harborth Ave 1-361-786-3541
Ammenities in Three Rivers: Super S Grocery Store
  Dairy Queen
  Pizza Hut
  Staghorn Restaurant
  Brush Country BBQ
  Golden Chick Restaurant
Visit for more information and maps
Participants: So that we can prepare a space for you, please register by September 1st with the autocrat. Send your name, contact information, type of display or art, how much table room you will need, or if you need floor space. Tables will not have tablecloths, it is up to each artisan to provide their own table covering/decorations.
Prizes from the Laurels: Although this will not be a competition format, there will be several Laurel's on site who will be giving away prizes for those who impress them the most:
  Mistress Rondinella will have several yards of linen to give away to the one who impresses her with displays of late period garb.
  Mistress Gwyneth will have several hand-thrown pieces of pottery to give to those who are well versed at making or using pots.
Visit for more information on what you can expect at Laurel’s Prize.
Laurels: If you are planning on attending, please contact the autocrat with your specialty(s).
Directions: Choke Canyon State Park is located 12 miles West of Three Rivers on State Highway 72 West. 
Please note it is about 75 miles North of Corpus Christi. Make best way to HWY 37. 
Exit at State Hwy 72 and go West to Three Rivers.
Stay on Hwy 72 West--you will make a left at the first light, then a right at the second light after you turn. 
It is then 12 miles to the CALLIHAM UNIT of Choke Canyon State Park. 
(You will pass the South Shore Unit first--keep going) 
Take a right at Park Rd 8 and follow it to the Park Gate. 
Once in the park, follow the SCA signs to the large stone gymnasium. 
Troll will be set up in the first foyer of the gym.
Autocrat: H.L. John Lightfoot (John Simpkins) (361) 986-1148
  Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver AND Medical Authorization for Minors from the parents.
  Alcohol is permitted INSIDE the gymnasium ONLY. Period containers please.
  No pets except service animals.