Lilies War XXXIII: Life and Times of William the Marshal

Every year in June, more than a thousand people converge on the shores of Lake Smithville, an hour north of Kansas City, to spend more than a week recreating the medieval, Renaissance, and ancient eras of the pre-seventeenth century world.

Most of them are members of the Society for Creative Anachronism and its central-US regional group, the Kingdom of Calontir, which covers Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and northwest Arkansas – although many travel from as far away as the Rocky Mountains and the Gulf Coast.

We offer you our hospitality. Come join us and experience the pagentry of medieval combat and archery, historic arts and crafts, fun parties, and… even a real Viking longship.

News & Announcements

2019 updates to the website are on going. Some pages may continue to be out of date. Refer to the “Last Updated” date on each page when in doubt.

  • 12-06-19: Site Being updated for the upcoming Life and Times of William the Marshal
    Please come back soon for more information.

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Dates & Times

Friday June 7th –
Sunday June 16th, 2019

  • Site Opens: TBA   Friday 6/7
  • Site Closes: Noon Sunday 6/17

Kelsey Short Youth Camp
17980 Collins Rd
Smithville, MO 64809

Site Map & Changes

by Hugo van Harlo, 2018

Some changes have been made to site locations, both to meet Corps of Engineers requests and in attempt to improve the overall layout and flow of the war.

A larger view of the site map and details of these updates are viewable on the Site Map page.