Hosted by Barony of Bergental - Greenfield, MA
Event date: December 1st, 2018
Event Last Modified: November 29th, 2018
Our friends from BBM will host a fundraising auction - please bring your gently used medieval items to donate. COOKIE SALE-as in past years, please bring your yummy baked goods to benefit the Royal Travel Fund. Recipes do not need to be period, but please include a list of ingredients, and package them in disposable containers.
There will be an A&S display and classes (including training to be an A&S judge), performances, merchants, and more: all the delights of the season. Bergental's Luminary competition for our A&S champion will be held - please see the barony's website and Facebook pages for details.
A simple dayboard of ham, chicken, ginger carrot soup, bread & cheese, fruit & vegs will be served. A hearty Yule feast by our own Lord Alberic Maqi Droata and talented kitcheners will enliven the evening. There may even be a visit from a Stranger! Unfortunately the traditional Yule observances and Boar's Head caroling will not take place this year.Candles are permitted during the feast. This is a dry event - NO ALCOHOL may be consumed on site.
Martial activities, weather permitting, include the Spear Tourney, the Heavy Weapons Champion's Tournament for the Barony Beyond the Mountain, and a fencing list. Please see the BBM FB page for details on the Champion's Tournament. (Fencing only will move indoors if needed.) Sign up with the MoL and armor inspection begins at 11 am.
Gate opens at 10 a.m. Main Hall will have welcoming Wassail & coffee, merchants and board games; family playroom/nursery available all day downstairs
11 a.m. Main Activities begin: cookie sale, Baronial auction, A&S display,Luminary competition, MoL for inspections & tourney registration; performances and classes will be announced
Noon: Dayboard served (until 1:30 pm); Spear and Fencing Tourneys on the lawn
2 pm: BBM Heavy Weapons Champion's Tournament
3 pm: Caroling Concert
3:30 pm: Auction closes
4 pm: Court-Baronial & Royal Courts, as pleases Their Majesties
6 pm: Feast Hall reopens, Yule Traditions, Feast served
8 pm: Closing Carols
9 pm Site closes
The Second Congregational Church has a beautiful sanctuary to add atmosphere to concerts and Court. The Main Hall and adjoining parlors will provide easy gathering spots for other activities. We in Bergental greatly appreciate the first time use of this site on such short notice and will do our best to accommodate everyone in all of our usual festivities.
Site Opens: 10 a.m. (9 a.m. for merchants & Royal retinue)
Site Closes: 9 p.m.
Second Congregational Church
16 Court Sq
Greenfield, MA 01301
Take your best route to I-91 in Greenfield MA, to Exit 26. Follow Rte 2A East which becomes Main St. Turn right into Court Sq. just before the town green/center traffic light. The church is next to the Town Hall.
PARKING: A designated dropoff area will be provided. There is a small parking lot behind the church, on street parking, and a municipal parking garage across the street.
A number of reserved handicap-plate-only spaces will be available; ramp access is on the far side of the building. All planned event activities are accessible. Downstairs changing and Royal Rooms, and family room/nursery are not accessible.
LODGING: Red Roof Inn in South Deerfield MA is 8 miles south of site. Lodgings in Northampton MA or Brattleboro NH are approx 20 miles away. There are charming B&Bs in Greenfield and adjacent towns.
In advance by Nov. 26:
Adults $17 ($12 w/proof of membership)
Youth $8 (age 6-17)
Child (under 6) Free
At the Door:
Adults $20 ($15 w/proof of membership)
Youth $8 and Child Free
Dayboard is included.
By Nov. 26:
$10 for all
Feast is limited to 100 seats. Please reserve.
Some free offboard seating is available.
There are also many local restaurants nearby.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA MA Inc./Barony of Bergental
Send Reservations to:
431 Plain Rd, Greenfield MA 01301
Online payment will be activated.
Other Contact Information:
Merchants and performers are most welcome! Please contact Baroness Emma.