Barmaids 2023!

Four people (two men and two women) sitting at a food and candle-laden wooden table in a medieval style tavern, wearing medieval clothes and toasting mugs.

Lords and Ladies, Nobles and all Populace Members!

The Barony of Mons Tonitrus invites you to our next Barmaids event, as we gather to celebrate the art of mixology and the hardworking individuals who keep our cups full and our spirits high!

From April 28th to April 30th, the Barony of Mons Tonitrus is proud to host a grand event in honor of these skilled and gracious servers! Join us at the campgrounds at Empire Ranch, the Air Strip Group site in Sonoita, AZ.

Throughout the weekend, we will pay homage to the history and tradition of barkeeping, as well as the modern techniques and creativity that make it an ever-evolving craft. Our esteemed event steward, Lord Nicholo de Santi, has planned a weekend of revelry at our Hospitality Tavern. Non-alcoholic drinks and three meals are offered to all who attend! No need to worry about running a tab!

With contests, demonstrations, BAR FIGHTS, and tastings to delight all who attend…this is an event NOT to be missed! Whether you’re a seasoned patron of the tavern, or simply appreciate a well-made libation, the Hospitality Tavern is the place to be!

So, raise a glass to the barmaids of Mons Tonitrus and let us celebrate their contributions to our shared love of conviviality and camaraderie.

Let the festivities begin!



Below you will find

  • Event Details
    • Date & Time
    • Gate Hours
    • Location & Directions
    • Campsite Information
  • Event Fees
    • Pre-Registration Link
    • Prices at Gate
  • The Hospitality Tavern Menu
  • Vendors (coming soon)
  • Event Schedule (coming soon)
  • Stewards & Contact Information


Event Details

Date & Time

Site Opens:    Friday, April 28 at Noon
Site Closes:    Sunday, April 30 at Noon

Everything MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE PROPERTY before Noon, Sunday.


Gate Hours

Friday:       12:00 pm–8:00 pm
Saturday:   8:00 am–8:00 pm



Elgin Airstrip Group Site, Empire Ranch, Sonoita Arizona
GPS Coordinates:  31.793290, -110.627401

Directions from Sierra Vista:

  • Starting at Hwy 90 toward Interstate I-10, turn LEFT onto Hwy 82
  • Head NORTH (RIGHT) on State Highway 83
  • Near milepost 40, TURN EAST onto the Empire Ranch entrance
  • Camping is at the Airstrip Group Site

Directions from Tucson:

  • Go EAST on I-10 and EXIT at Route 83 (scenic highway)
  • Proceed SOUTH on Route 83
    • (approximately 18 miles to the paved road on your left, between mile post 40 and 39, watch for brown Historic Empire)
  • Ranch sign on the RIGHT SIDE of the highway
  • Turn EAST (LEFT) onto the paved road and follow for 3 miles to the Empire Ranch House on your left
  • Follow the SCA white signs to the campgrounds



RV parking available at no additional cost

  • Site is discretely wet, no glass please
  • Dry RV camping
  • Pets allowed on a hand-held leash with owners responsible for waste pickup 
  • Above ground fires allowed (depending on fire conditions)
  • Roads
    • Roads to the site are unpaved
    • The main road to the Empire Ranch headquarters is well-maintained and suitable for passenger cars and RVs
  • Nearest hospital is in Sierra Vista
  • Water:
    • Bring a mug for drinking water available at the Hospitality Tavern!
    • No other potable water is available at the site otherwise.
    • We suggest bringing water for the weekend as well!
  • Please pack out all trash!
  • Everything MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE PROPERTY before Noon, Sunday.


Event Fees

Click here to Pre-Register for Barmaids 2023!
(PayPal Payment)


  • $25 SCA Adult
  • $30 Non-SCA Adult
  • $0 Youth (under 18)
  • Pre-registration ends on March 27th

Online registration continues

  • $30 SCA Adult
  • $35 Non-SCA Adult
  • $0 Youth (under 18)
  • Closes April 24th

Pay at Gate (Cash Only)

  • $30 SCA Adult
  • $35 Non-SCA Adult
  • $0 Youth (under 18)


The Hospitality Tavern Menu

Get your food tokens at the Gate!

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These 2 wraps are a delicious and satisfying meal fit for a wealthy and powerful nobleman. It features tender grilled chicken, crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and your choice of dipping sauce, wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla.

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Coming Soon!

Vendor Spaces are available at no additional cost!
Contact our Vendor Autocrat below if you wish to be a vendor. Come on out and sell your wares!


Event Schedule

Coming Soon!



Event Steward

Lord Nicholó de Santi (


Mistress Aurora de Ivory O.L. (
You may also reach me via Messenger, contact Dawn Perry-Hardin


Please contact our Event Steward for questions or more information not seen above! You can also post questions to our group’s Facebook page, and someone should be able to assist you.

Digital Painting of a two-story run-down building, like a wooden shack, set within a city, dirt road, in a medieval setting.