During a recent weekend Crescenta Valley Park hearkened back to the days of ladies and lords, knighthood and a Camelot-type kingdom.
Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism created a world where kings and queens are respected and revered, battles are fought by honorable men and women and civility is key. For a fee of $5 for members, $8 non-members, visitors could stroll through the park to see how those in the Renaissance age lived and witness their battle competitions.
The society is an international organization that began in 1966 when some friends in Berkeley got together for a big outdoor party. According to the society’s website, the invitation stated that a tournament would be held and summoned “all knights to defend in single combat the title of ‘fairest’ for their ladies.” Thus began the society that is filled with history buffs and science fiction/fantasy fans.