General Event Info

Feb 1-5, 2023 @ the Phoenix International Raceway

About the Event:

Floods, plague, and time attempted to destroy our dream. But they did not succeed!

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, a new creature emerges to carry us on its wings to new solar heights.

Can you hear the war drums?

Do you remember the smell of a crackling campfire?

Has it been too long since you camped with your SCA friends and made new ones along the way?

Come forward into the past with us to remember why we live for this dream.

This event is where we honor our past while we continue to build our future together.

Cast off your old expectations and come with a yearning for camaraderie and chivalry, for knowledge gained and skills learned, and for new memories being made with friends.

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  • The event will be held in the Northwest Campground of Phoenix International raceway.
  • It has stunning views of the Estrella Mountain range.
  • It holds thousands of campers annually for events ranging from Motorsport to Music & has plenty of Dry RV spots available.
  • We will be hosting the event on 145 acres of land with plenty of room to grow.
  • It has easily accessible paved roads between large pads of finely decompressed granite over soil that has been engineered and graded for excellent water drainage.
  • Most activities will be centrally located on the site so that they are only a short distance from all camping spaces.
  • No personal golf carts, ATVs, razors, etc. are allowed.
  • A variety of Phoenix raceway approved food vendors will be on site.
  • 1- 16 stall shower truck with 1- ADA shower stall
  • 5000 gallons of potable water for attendees.
  • Golf carts for helping people move around.
  • Tents for town square
  • 100 Port-a potties 25 ADA potties
  • Gray water holding tanks
  • hand wash stations will be on site.
  • 40 yarder dumpsters (no tent or furniture)
  • Generators to charge medical devices
  • Food Venders
  • Ice will be sold on site
  • Above-ground fire pits (wood and propane)
  • Pets on leashes
  • Tent staking
  • Dry RV camping in two designated parking lots
  • SCA non-food vendors

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Important Dates & Information:

Nov 1- Dec 31

The pricing from prereg have been extended until the end of the year. People who prereg after Oct 31 will gain access to site Wed Feb 1st

Jan 25

Final day for requesting refunds

Form For Refunds Click Here

Final day for transferring registration to another party epay@atenveldt.org

Jan 1- Jan 25

Price increases from $100 to $120 for members, and $105 to $125 for non members. You can still access site on Feb 1st

Feb 1

Participants who registered online AFTER Jan 25th, 2023 will need to register at Gate on Feb 1st. Price also Increases to $125 for members, $130 for non-members.

“Payment methods accepted at the event gate: cash, money order, cashiers check (no personal checks)”

Feb 5

Site closes at 12pm

For registration transfers – contact epay@atenveldt.org
For questions to the event mayor – mayor@atenveldt.org
For questions about merchants – merchants@atenveldt.org
For questions about land allocations – land@atenveldt.org
Register online @SCA.ORG
For refund requests due by Jan 25, 2023

Gate Hours:

General access to the site is controlled through a gated roadway that will be open during limited hours each day. After hours, the gates will be closed.

Open hours for entry:

Tuesday: Merchants- 8am- Noon 

Early Registered Attendees Noon- 10pm 

Wednesday: 8am – 10pm – General admission

Thursday: 8am – 12am – General admission

Friday: 8am – 10pm –  General admission

Saturday: 8am – 8pm – Day trip

Sunday Site Closes at 12pm

Online Registration is on the SCA.Org website. 

Event Pricing

Register Online Between Nov 1-Dec 31

  • Adult Member – $100
  • Adult Non-Member – $105
  • Weekend Pass Member – Friday & Saturday -$60
  • Weekend Pass Non-Member – Friday & Saturday- $65
  • Saturday only Adult Member – $20
  • Saturday only Non Member – $25
  • Youth under 18 -Free

Register Online Between Jan 1-Jan 25

  • Adult Member – $120
  • Adult Non-Member – $125
  • Weekend Pass Member – Friday & Saturday -$60
  • Weekend Pass Non-Member – Friday & Saturday- $65
  • Saturday Only Adult Member – $25
  • Saturday Only Non-Member – $30
  • Youth under 18 -Free

Register @Gate Feb 1-5

  • Adult Member – $125
  • Adult Non-Member – $130
  • Weekend Pass Member – Friday & Saturday -$60
  • Weekend Pass Non-Member – Friday & Saturday- $65
  • Saturday Only Member – $30
  • Saturday Only Non-Member $35
  • Youth under 18 -Free

“Payment methods accepted at the event gate: cash, money order, cashiers check (no personal checks)”

  • Premier Dry RV – $50
  • General Parking & General Dry RV Parking – $0
  • Merchants: $200 (includes 25’x35’ booth space + 2 admissions)

Gate Hours:

General access to the site is controlled through a gated roadway that will be open during limited hours each day. After hours, the gates will be closed.

Open hours for entry:

Tuesday: Merchants- 8am- Noon 

Early Registered Attendees Noon- 10pm 

Wednesday: 8am – 10pm – General admission

Thursday: 8am – 12am – General admission

Friday: 8am – 10pm –  General admission

Saturday: 8am – 8pm – Day trip

Sunday Site Closes at 12pm

Online Registration is on the SCA.Org website. 

Event Pricing

Register Online Between Nov 1-Dec 31

  • Adult Member – $100
  • Adult Non-Member – $105
  • Weekend Pass Member – Friday & Saturday -$60
  • Weekend Pass Non-Member – Friday & Saturday- $65
  • Saturday only Adult Member – $20
  • Saturday only Non Member – $25
  • Youth under 18 -Free

Register Online Between Jan 1-Jan 25

  • Adult Member – $120
  • Adult Non-Member – $125
  • Weekend Pass Member – Friday & Saturday -$60
  • Weekend Pass Non-Member – Friday & Saturday- $65
  • Saturday Only Adult Member – $25
  • Saturday Only Non-Member – $30
  • Youth under 18 -Free

Register @Gate Feb 1-5

  • Adult Member – $125
  • Adult Non-Member – $130
  • Weekend Pass Member – Friday & Saturday -$60
  • Weekend Pass Non-Member – Friday & Saturday- $65
  • Saturday Only Member – $30
  • Saturday Only Non-Member $35
  • Youth under 18 -Free

“Payment methods accepted at the event gate: cash, money order, cashiers check (no personal checks)”

  • Premier Dry RV – $50
  • General Parking & General Dry RV Parking – $0
  • Merchants: $200 (includes 25’x35’ booth space + 2 admissions)

Activities

Combat Activities

Non-combat Activities:

  • Grand court
  • A&S (may include displays and classes)
  • Youth Corner (tentative)
  • Heraldic Consultation (tentative)
  • Local group and household sponsored activities that are open to all participants – i.e., picnics, water games, dancing, bardic, scavenger hunts, games, etc.

Myths of  the War- Debunked Edition

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this just the old Estrella war?

No. This is NOT the old Estrella war. This is a new gated site on the west side of Phoenix in the in the Northwest campground at the Phoenix International Raceway with a stunning view of the Estrella mountains.  

Existing Address:

Follow the SCA signs
Is this site subject to dirt and mud like former sites?

This site is a very large, flat site with finely crushed granite that is engineered and grated for drainage and the prevention of flooding and standing water. We will have dust mitigation on site daily to help keep dust down if necessary.

Can we have fire pits? Pets?
Firepits
  • Above ground firepits only (Wood or Propane)
  • Must be attended at all times
  • All ashes go in the Ash Barrels – No hot Ashes, Please!!
Pets
  • Pets must be on leashes and controlled at all times
  • Pets with excessive barking or aggressive behavior will be required to leave site. 
  • Pet waste will be cleaned up by the owner, Failure to do so will result in removal from site with out a refund.
Is there a noise curfew?
  • Yes, Quiet hours are from Midnight to 6am.
  • Please keep music & singing levels low.
  • Also be courteous to your Neighbours.
How will land be allocated?

This is a large site with plenty of room for baronies and households who choose to camp near one another. The Land Deputy will arrange space as registration progresses.

What will the weather be like in early February?
  • Prepare for all weather conditions  
  • Highs are in the Mid to low 70’s,
  • Lows can get down into the 30’s
  • It can get Hot during the day and Cold at night.
How is the cell signal onsite?

Towers on site provide good cellular coverage.
Paired with a hotspot it should get you through your work day.

If I can’t attend, can I get a refund?

Refunds may be requested using the online form (see links above) until January 25, 2023 and are subject to a $5 non-refundable fee. Event fee transfers to other people may be requested until January 25, 2023 by emailing the registration deputy epay@atenveldt.org

Will there be parking for RVs?

There are limited premium dry RV parking spots very close to the town center and battlefields.
General RV parking and general parking are free.

What options are there if I cannot pay for the entire week?

We have 2 options:
1. We have a day pass which gets you on site for saturday online and you have to leave that night.
2. We have the new weekend pass which gets you on site friday and lets you stay until sunday when the site closes

Why are the event fees so high?

The event fees and refund policy are similar to other multi-day events held throughout the SCA Known Worlde. Early online registration provides a significant discount and access to the site a day earlier than other participants.

Will there be Food & Merchants?
  • A variety of food vendors under contract with Phoenix International Raceway will be on site.
  • No, our normal food vendors will not be onsite at this time.
  • Non-Food Merchants are welcome to reachout to our Merchant liaison to submit an application to participate in the event. Email for the Merchant Co-ordinator is: merchants@atenveldt.org

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