|Whitsuntide Fest ||Event date: May 10th, 2014|
|Hosted by Shire of Blak Rose - Steelton, PA||Event Last Modified: January 10th, 2014|
|Come one, come all to the Whitsuntide Fest in the Shire of Blak Rose. To honor the month of May, a Queen of May will be chosen. Maidens, come decked out in all your finery. Our tournament will choose the Prince of May. Contestants, prepare your boasts, challenges, and deaths. Join the grand procession of contestants and consorts in all your finery. Enjoy the Maypole dance. Enter the hobby horse races in the lawn games or cheer other contestants on. Dance like the English, the French and the Italians. Bring your best brew for the Whitsun Brewing competition. Choose your favorite May, Spring or Garland piece to enter in the Garland Bardic. Outdo your neighbors and bring your Delectably Divine Dessert. Let us revel and celebrate May. |
Site is wet. Be respectful of others. Use visually pleasing containers. (i.e. Don't carry around cans nor bottles with blatantly mundane labels.) Clean up your empties.
Pets are welcome. Keep all animals on leash. Clean up after your animals.
Merchants are invited. We ask that your items for sale and pavilion add to the ambiance of a Faire or Festival of the Renaissance or Middle Ages. The merchant fee is donating an item to the prize table of a value of $15 or more. You will need your own pavilion. Please contact the event steward to reserve a spot.
09:00 AM Site Opens & Merchant set up begins
09:30 AM Tournament Registration and All ages Wreath making
10:30 AM Selection of the May Queen in all her finery
10:45 AM lining up for the grand procession
11:00 AM Grand procession onto the field before the Ladies of the Gallery
11:15 AM Maypole Dance
11:30 AM Robin Hood and Maid Marion Dance
12:00 PM Tournament of Honor and Chivalry and selection of
Tournament winners & Crowning of the Prince of May
01:00 PM Day board And Whitsun Brewing Competition
02:30 PM Lawn Games – Green Man Sprint, Maid Marion Run, Hobby
Horse Sprint, 3-legged Chase
03:30 PM A Masque
04:00 PM Dancing
05:00 PM Garland Bardic
05:45 PM Delectably Divine Dessert Rivalry
06:00 PM Dancing
07:00 PM Site Closes
Site Opens: 9:00 am
Site Closes: 7:00 pm
Event Website: blakrose.eastkingdom.org An event page is coming soon.
|Emerick Cibort Park|
601 - 665 Penn St
Steelton, PA 17113
From Farther Points East and West: Take the turnpike to exit 248, Harrisburg East onto Route 283N. Take the first exit, Swatara exit. Turn Left at the end of the exit ramp. At the fourth light (it's a T-intersection), take a Left onto Eisenhower Boulevard. **At the next light, take a Right onto 441 N- Highland Street (this intersection is at Gilligan's Bar and Grill). Go 0.5 miles to the triangle in Oberlin. There will be a Turkey Hill in front of you. As you approach the triangle stay to the left to the intersection with Harrisburg Street. At the stop sign (intersection with Harrisburg Street) you will go straight. Travel several blocks on Highland Street then turn left onto Center Street. Center Street will end at a T-intersection at Penn Street. The park will be in front of you. Make a right onto Penn Street, and then a left into the parking area.
Local directions: Take 83 (from the North or South) to 283S. Take the first exit, Swatara. At the end of the exit ramp, make a Right. At the first light (it's a T-intersection), take a Left onto Eisenhower Boulevard. Follow from ** above.
|Site : Member price: $13.00 before April 19th, $15.00 after April 19th. Youth (12 – 17) $3.00 discount Children (6 – 11) $5.00 discount , Toddlers/Babes free.|
Non-member price: $18.00 before April 19th, $20.00 after April 19th. Same under 18 discounts apply.
Reservations postmarked (or hand delivered to reservations clerk) by April 19th are eligible for the discount price. There will be a prize drawing at the event for those who reserve before April 19th.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc. - Shire of Blak Rose
Mrs. Andrea O. Boyer
Maestra Sol la Cantor
Send Reservations to:
Tuathflaith huí Chleirigh
2830 Fishing Creek Valley Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17112