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Event Details
Bhakail Yule and 40th Anniversary TRM will be in attendance Event date: December 3rd, 2011
Hosted by Barony of Bhakail - Plymouth Meeting, PA
Event Last Modified: October 24th, 2011
 
Event details
In this time of winter's darkness, come drink a toast with us as the Earth turns herself towards the light, and our thoughts turn towards food, friends and fun.

Come one, come all to the Bhakail Yule and 40th Anniversary Celebration.  We have many activities for you to partake in through out the day.  Games, dancing, A&S, fighting and wonderful food will be had this day.  The Branslers and Bhakail's Comedia troupe will be performing.  After feast there will time for Dancing and more socializing.

Fighting Tournaments
We are pleased to offer fighting tournaments in both Heavy and Rapier for adults and youths.  The adult tourneys will begin at noon.  Youth tourneys will begin around 1:30.

Games
Games will be run by Master Michel Wolffauer.  A special "Alquerques" tournament will be run by Mithgiladan the Herald.  The prize to be awarded is a 35ct oval cut Ruby gemstone from Burma.  Tournament will begin at 1:00.

Children's Activities
The days activities will be run by Lady Aibhilin Inghean ui Phaidin and THLady Jolie’ Delarue.  More details will be forthcoming soon.

Baronial A&S Championship
Bhakail welcomes the artisans of the kingdom to participate in its Arts and Sciences competition.  Entries representing diverse crafts and time periods are welcome as there is no theme for the competition.

For individuals who are not interested in entering the competition, or who would not be able to fulfill the duties of champion, entries for evaluation only or display will also be accepted.  If possible, the current champion should be made aware of these entries prior to the event so that adequate space can be set aside.  If space is limited, competition entries will receive priority.

Championship Competition Rules
This competition is open to anyone who feels that they can adequately fulfill the duties of the Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion.  These duties include:
Promote Arts & Sciences in the Barony of Bhakail throughout the year.
Wear Baronial regalia at Baronial events.
The ability to organize the Baronial Arts & Sciences competition next year.

If you are planning to enter it is preferred that you contact the current champion, Lady Elysabeth Underhill (laralu@gmail.com), at least two weeks before the event (November, 19th) to announce your intent to enter.  While receiving advance notice of entries is preferred, entries will also accepted the day of the event if there is available space for them to be properly displayed.  The exceptions to this rule are research papers, which must be submitted to the current champion two weeks before the event in order to give judges adequate time to review these entries.

Entries must be on site and checked in with the current champion by 12 PM.

Only entries with documentation will be eligible for championship consideration.  At its most basic this documentation should include information such as:  a general history of the item and how it would have been be used in period, details about the item's method of construction, and a list of references.  For more information about documenting A&S entries please contact Bhakail's Minister of Arts and Sciences, Lady Ysmay de Lynn (arts@bhakail.eastkingdom.org).  Ysmay is happy to provide advice and support to anyone seeking to enter this competition.

Judging criteria will include the following categories:  Authenticity, Creativity, Documentation, Workmanship, and Overall Impression.

Baron & Baroness's Choice Award
As it is the 40th anniversary of our fair barony, their Excellencies the Baron and Baroness of Bhakail would encourage its populace and guests from neighboring regions to consider entering or displaying items which celebrate the glory of Bhakail (by using our colors, featuring aspects of our device, etc).  A special Baron and Baroness choice award will be given to one of these items.

Please contact the current A&S champion, Lady Elsyabeth Underhill, if you have questions about the above announcement.

Bhakail Baronial Brewing Championship Rules
There will be five categories:
a. Beer
b. Wine
c. Mead
d. Cordial
e. Other

Each entry should be accompanied by the following documentation:
a. Materials used
b. Methods
c. References

Entries will be judged on the following:
a. Appearance
b. Bouquet
c. Taste
d. Historical authenticity
e. Documentation

There will be a winner announced for each category and the category winner with the highest points will be declared the overall winner.  The Baron of Bhakail will select his Baronial Champion from among the winners.

Youth A&S Display
As Yule begins the season of giving, the Youth of the East Kingdom are invited to display a piece of work that they have created that could be given as a gift.  Ages 4 to 17 are encouraged to participate.  Works should represent the theme of the day, Celebrations and the Barony of Bhakail.  Entries may be created using any period craft.

Some possibilities include:
Embroidery
Inkle/tablet weaving
Felting
Spinning
Kumihimo
Jewelry
Calligraphy and Illumination
Poetry or Song
Ceramics/Clay
Woodworking
Leatherworking
Cooking
Confections

Feast
This year's feast will be cooked by Lord Wulfgang.
First course
Charcuterie-various salumi's, sopresatta's
Savory toasted cheese- cream cheese, brie, butter
Semolina bread- flour, semolina flour, yeast, oil, salt, water
Slices of apples and pears

Second course
Horseradish crusted pork loin- Pork loin, toasted bread, prepared horseradish, eggs, salt, black pepper
Cauliflower gratin- cauliflower, butter, farmers cheese, heavy cream, milk, salt, pepper
Roasted asparagus-asparagus, olive oil, lemon rind, lemon juice, kosher salt

Third course
Ravioli with brown butter and sage sauce- semolina flour, eggs, salt, water, butter, sage leaves

Fourth course
Braised beef shanks/short ribs- Beef, flour, red wine, beef broth, thyme, salt, pepper, onions, carrots, garlic, olive oil
Roasted mushrooms- cremini mushrooms, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, butter, lemon rind
Risotto- arborio rice, vegetable stock, butter, shallots, Parmesan cheese

Desert
Stracciatella Semifreddo
Crust- Biscotti, hazelnuts, butter, pinch of salt
Filling- Eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt, heavy cream, cocoa, hazelnuts, skim milk

Event Schedule:
10:00 Site, merchants and kitchen setup
11:00 Site opens
11:00- 4:00 A & S, children's activities, silent auction and games
11:30-12:30 Order of the Pelicans Meeting 1 hour
11:30-12:00 Order of the Horse Meeting 1/2 hour
12:00-1:45 Adult tournaments for Heavy and Rapier combat
12:30-2:00 Dayboard
1:00-3:00 "Alquerques" tournament and bardic workshop
2:00-3:30 Adult tourneys conclude and Youth boffer and rapier tourneys begin
2:00-2:30 A&S Judging
2:30-3:30 Meet and Greet with TRM
3:00-3:30 Order of Salamander Meeting 1/2 hour
3:30 Setup begins for court
4:00-5:00 Baronial court
5:15-6:00 Royal court begins
6:00-6:30 or after Royal court concludes, Flip room for Dinner
6:30-8:00 Dinner
8:00-9:00 Dancing
10:00 Site closes
Site Opens: 11
Site Closes: 10
 
Event Location
Lulu Temple
5140 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462

Directions:
From Collegeville Area:
Germantown Pike - East to 1st traffic light below Plymouth Mall.  Turn left onto Plymouth Road.  Go to 2nd traffic light- at Butler Pike.  Turn left and go about 1 mile to Lu Lu Shriners on the right.

From Perkiomen Area:
Route 73 East to Butler Pike (Broad Ax Tavern).  Turn right to Lu Lu Shriners about 1 miles on left.

From Oxford Valley Area:
Pennsylvania Turnpike - West to Norristown Exit (exit 333).  Follow signs to Plymouth Road.  Turn right at the bottom of the ramp (traffic light).  Go approximately mile to the traffic light at Butler Pike.  Turn left onto Butler Pike to Lu Lu Shriners about 1 mile on right.

From Philadelphia:
Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) West to Route I-476.  North on I-476 to Plymouth Meeting Exit 20 (last exit).  Follow signs to Plymouth Road.  Turn right at the bottom of the ramp (stop sign).  Go approximately mile to the traffic light at Butler Pike.  Turn left onto Butler Pike to Lu Lu Shriners about 1 mile on right.

From Delaware County:
Route I-476 North to Plymouth Meeting Exit 20 (last exit).  Follow signs to Plymouth Road.  Turn right at the bottom of the ramp (stop sign).  Go approximately mile to the traffic light at Butler Pike.  Turn left onto Butler Pike to Lu Lu Shriners about 1 mile on right.

From Reading:
Route 422 East, then I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) east to Route I-476.  North on I-476 to Plymouth Meeting Exit 20 (last exit).  Follow signs to Plymouth Road.  Turn right at the bottom of the ramp (stop sign).  Go approximately mile to the traffic light at Butler Pike.  Turn left onto Butler Pike to Lu Lu Shriners about 1 mile on right.

From Jenkintown, Northeast Phila Area:  Route 73 West to Butler Pike (Broad Ax Tavern).  Left to Lu Lu Shriners about 1 miles on left.

 
Event Fees
Site : ACCEPS registration is now open! 

The deadline for pre-registration is Nov 18th, via ACCEPS and Nov 25 via mail. 

Adult Registration Fees: 
$12.00 pre-registration
$15.00 at the door

Youth Registration Fees:
$5.00 for youth ages 6-17

There will be a nonmember surcharge of 5.00.

Feast: The seating cap for feast is set at 200 people.

The deadline for feast registration is Nov 18th, via ACCEPS and Nov 25 via mail in or until sold out. 

Fee for feast is $8 for pre-registration.  If there are any seats remaining on the day of the event, they will be sold for $10.

Make Checks Payable to: Barony of Bhakail

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Alesone Gray (Wendy Marques)
856 N 22nd street #2
Philadelphia, PA 19130

alesone.gray@gmail.com

Send Reservations to:
Suba al-Hadid
c/o Penni Bacheler
830 W.  Springfield Road
Apt C-7
Springfield, PA 19064-1227

ACCEPS registration:
http://acceps.ansteorra.org/regit/kingdom_event_display.php?kid=15

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