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Event Details
Bergental/BBM Yule Event date: December 3rd, 2011
Hosted by Barony of Bergental - West Springfield, MA
Event Last Modified: November 16th, 2011
Event details
Be Merry, Good Friends!  Bergental and the Barony Beyond the Mountain unite once more to celebrate Yule and all ye are invited guests.  On Saturday, 3 December 2011 we will gather again at the charming Tudor-style First Congregational Church to share the warm delights of the season.  Traditional festivities include merchants, performances, games and family activities, an A&S display, our popular spear tourney for the hardy, a benefit auction, a Mysterious Stranger and a few surprises.

BBM's Lady Johanna and Lord Cristoforo will provide a tasty dayboard.  Bergental's Mistress Eleanore of the Bucket o'Food and renowned kitcheners will prepare the fabulous feast.  All the traditions of Yule will culminate in the lively procession of the Boar's Head throughout the hall and singing of the Carol by the melodious Concentus and merry assemblage.  Enclosed candles and discreet alcohol are permitted during the feast and only add to the festive ambience!

UPDATE:  Remember to bring your A&S works (complete or in process) for the display, and donations for the auction (SCA usable items, to benefit either Barony).  We've also added fencing.  Tentative Schedule of Activities as follows:
10-3:30 Merchants open
A&S display, classes, Baronial silent auction
11 - 1 pm Spear Tourney, Fencing
11:30 - 1:30 DayBoard served
Family activities
3 pm Concentus Concert
4 pm Baronial Courts
5:30 Seating for feast, Yule Traditions
6 pm Feast served - soups, bread & butters, salat, roast of beef, vegetables, desserts
Procession of the Boar's Head & Carol
Live auction, carol singing

Pray join us for our favorite event of the year and revel with us in the joyous spirit of the season!
Site Opens: 10 a.m.
Site Closes: 10 p.m.
Event Location
First Congregational Church of West Springfield
20 Lathrop St
West Springfield, MA  01089

From Interstate 91 in Springfield MA, take Rte 20 West, across the river.  At the rotary, travel 1/2 way round to continue on Rte 20 West.  The red brick church will be on your right.  Parking is available at the Senior Center adjacent to the church, or around the block at the elementary school--all entrances will be marked.  Enter on the Lathrop St side.  Locals will know this as the brick church on the way to Osgood Textiles.

Event Fees
Site : Advance reservations due by November 25th:
$9.00 site fee for adults, $5 for youth 12-17, free under 12
$12,00 adults, $7.00 for youth, free under 12

$5.00 Non-member surcharge required where applicable.

Feast: Advance reservations due by November 25th:
Dayboard:  $2.00 per person, Feast $9.00
Dayboard $3.00, Feast (if available) $12.00

Limited Off Board space for feast will be available in the hall.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA/Barony of Bergental

Contact Information
Event Steward:
BBM Co-Steward:  Mistress Eloise of Coulter 860-673-2240 krisbenysek@att.net

Bergental Co-Steward:  Mistress Pagan Graeme mistresspagangraeme@yahoo..com
Bergental Deputy Steward:  Mistress Jovonne d'Esprit (Jovonna Van Pelt) jovanpelt@comcast.net 413-427-4855 before 10 pm
Head Gatekeeper:  Lady Emma nanon58@yahoo.com

Send Reservations to:
Yolanda Graham,36 Stratford Terrace, Springfield MA 01108 mistresspagangraeme@yahoo.com

Other Contact Information:
Merchant Liaison:  Mistress Jovonne (info above)
Merchant tables are free.  Please contact me to inquire about space and include the type of merchandise you sell.

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