Hosted by Barony of Buckland Cross - Levittown, PA

Event date: March 9th, 2019

Event Last Modified: March 1st, 2019

Event details

The Return of Al-Hafla!

The beat of a drum, the soulful sound of an oud, the tinkling of hip belts and finger cymbals, tables of food, and warm companionship in the chill before spring…all of these will be there in Barony of Buckland Cross with the return of Al-Hafla!

It will be the 20th anniversary of the event, originally done in the winter to help count down the days until the gathering of the unaffiliated Middle Eastern tribes at Pennsic.  “Hafla” in Arabic means “party,” and this event features all of the things that make a party memorable – friends, games, food, music, and dance.

The theme of the event is “The Medieval Middle East and Mediterranean”, but all personas are welcome.  Bring your carpets, bring your cushions and stools - recline while you drink, dine and revel! 

Musicians will be serenading us throughout the event!  Are you a musician? Do you play Middle Eastern music, or are you interested in learning? Contact the autocrats to get copies of traditional Middle Eastern, Persian, and Turkish songs before the event!  Bring your drums and join the circle! 

Dancers!  There will be open-floor spontaneous dancing throughout the day! 

Take a seat at the Games Table and try your hand at medieval games of the region! 

Shop!  Our Souk is small, but will include Turkish coffee, henna, and a host of items and accessories that will appeal to all. 

Food!  There will be a sumptuous “rolling dayboard” of fantastic dishes of the region to delight your palate! 
Please contact the Autocrats with any dietary concerns.

There will be a short Baronial Court at 3:00 P.M.

You may bring Beer or Wine to the event (no hard liquor).  You must take your empty bottles with you. 

Restrooms are small, though there will be a changing area.  We recommend that you come dressed for the event. 

For those traveling a distance that need a hotel, we recommend the Clarion Inn 6201 Bristol Pike, Levittown, PA 19057

Site Opens: 11am
Site Closes: 8pm

Event Location

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
89 Pinewood Drive
Levittown, PA  19054
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Registration Fees

Site fee $18.00 per person with a $5 discount for SCA Members.

There will be no feast - A rolling daybaord will be available from 1pm - 6pm.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA, Inc.  Barony of Buckland Cross

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Jennifer Parilo
Lady Yāsamīn al-Sardaniya (Jaz)

Christiane Truelove
Lady Adelisa Salernitana

Send Reservations to:

Jennifer Parilo
2224 Bowman Ave
Bensalem, PA 19020

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