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Event Details
Yule Revel in Medieval Germany Event date: December 13th, 2014
Hosted by Barony of Bhakail - Philadelphia, PA
Event Last Modified: July 22nd, 2014
Event details
"Winter has fallen over all the world.  The heaths and woodlands now look so pale, where once many voices enchanted the ear." - Walther von der Vogelweide (13th c.), trans.  by Tim Chilcott

The Baron and Baroness of Bhakail invite you to join Them in chasing away winter's gloom with feasting, singing, music, learning, contests, gaming, dancing, and much socializing in a medieval German midwinter celebration.

The dayboard and feast will features dishes from "Ein Buch von guter spise" (14th c.), cooked by the renowned Kitcheners van Woerden.  During the day, there will be workshops/performances of minnesinging (12th-14th c.) and poetry/music from the 14th c.  Codex Manesse and other medieval German sources, as well as classes on assorted medieval German topics and a table for Children's Activities. 

Additionally, the Baron and Baroness of Bhakail have called on Their Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion and Their Baronial Brewing Champion to prepare competitions so that the next Champions may be chosen.  The theme for the Brewing competition is "I've Never Done That Before".  All entrants are encouraged to bring in an ale, wine, mead, or cordial of a style or recipe that they had not made before.  Experimental alcohol is welcome.  The Brewing Champion competition is open to both experienced brewers and those new to the brewing hobby.  Documentation is appreciated, but ingredient lists are required due to the judges' food allergies.  For more info, please contact Bhakail's Brewing Champion, Lady Girsell Macleoid at trinitycelt@gmail.com.

The SCA does not serve alcohol.  However, the site is wet:  attendees are permitted to responsibly share the fruits of their study of brewing with others, with a special focus on brews inspired by the drinks of medieval Germany.  Brewers should coordinate with the local Brotherhood of Brewers by contacting Lord William Graham at lonecrow72@gmail.com.  Medieval board games (plus instruction) will also be available in the Ratskeller.

Several tables will be reserved for offboard seating in the main hall so that guests who choose not to partake of the feast can still enjoy the activities during the feast.

After the feast, the evening will feature Renaissance dancing and a soltetie contest of medieval German sweets.  The dessert board will be open to all guests. 

The Barony of Bhakail looks forward to seeing you and sharing some medieval German midwinter cheer!

Site Opens: 10 a.m.
Site Closes: 10 p.m.

Event Website: http://bhakail.eastkingdom.org/yule/

Event Location
German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123

Take your best route to the Callowhill Street exit from I-95 or I-676.  Turn right onto North 5th Street.  Take the second left onto Spring Garden Street and the site will be on your right.

Parking info:  TBA.

Event Fees
Site : Site fee adult (18 yrs old and up):  $14 prereg
Site fee adult (18 yrs old and up):  $19 at-door
Site fee teen (13-17 yrs old):  $12 prereg
Site fee teen (13-17 yrs old):  $17 at-the-door
Site fee youth (6-12 yrs old):  $7 pre-reg
Site fee youth (6-12 yrs old):  $7 at-the-door
Site fee child (up to 5 yrs old):  Free

The Site fee includes the dayboard and evening dessert board.

Please add the $5 Non-member Surcharge for any adult non-member.

Preregistration refunds may be requested until Saturday, Dec 6, 2014.

Feast: Feast fee adult (18 yrs old and up):  $7
Feast fee teen (13-17 yrs old):  $6
Feast fee youth (6-12 yrs old):  $2
Feast fee child (up to 5 yrs old):  Free

Feast seating is limited, so early pre-registrations are encouraged.

Preregistration refunds may be requested until Saturday, Dec 6, 2014.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA Inc.  - Barony of Bhakail

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Jackie Binstead
Baroness Philadelphia Brown

Co-Event Steward:  Lady Xanthippe Ouranina

Send Reservations to:
Please preregister via ACCEPS http://acceps.ansteorra.org or by mailing your check to Joy Rogers G√≥mez-Farrow at 18 W.  Felton St., Ridley Park PA 19078, exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

Other Contact Information:
Head Cook:  Meesteres Annetje van Woerden

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