Hosted by Shire of Caer Adamant - Wilmington, DE

Event date: March 23rd, 2019

Event Last Modified: March 15th, 2019

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Event details

Fimbulwinter is the darkest of winters, the especially dark, deep, and long lasting one that heralds the end of the Norse Gods.  Please join us as we gather together in our own Long Hall to have an epic feast and tournaments to celebrate our friends and chosen family! 

We invite all attendees to bring lightweight personal banners or shields to decorate the Long Hall.  They do not need to be Norse or Viking themed.

“Much have I journeyed,
much experienced,
mighty ones many proved. 
What mortals will live,
when the great Fimbulwinter shall from men have passed?"
- Vafþrúðnismál, the Poetic Edda”


.:|For those Martially Inclined|:.
Heavy List Tournament:  To Valhalla!
In a Valhalla tournament, all fighters begin on the field.  They fight in single combat, with defeated fighters leaving the field.  If the person who defeated you is defeated in combat, you return to the field.  Winner is the last fighter on the field (either by defeating each fighter in the list consecutively, or by endurance).

Rapier Tournament -
There will be a Rapier Tournament!  Round Robin style, with prizes awarded for "Best Death" and the overall Winner.

Thrown Weapons Tournament -
Come for the Royal rounds, stay for the honor!  We will have three targets set up, with loaner gear available.  Open to all skill levels.  More information TBA!


.:|For Non-Combatants|:.
Norse Nine Largess Challenge: 
Each competitor is asked to donate nine individual items for Largess.  These can be nine of all the same item, or nine items on a common theme.  More than nine items will of COURSE be welcome, though more than nine items will not get ‘extra points’.  Documentation is welcome, but not required.  The theme is "Fimbulwinter" or Norse mythology, but please feel free to deviate from that theme as you wish.  All entries will be collected and gifted the day of the Challenge.

"Tafl", a Norse strategy board game, and "Jomswikinger", which is roughly translated as the "Blind Viking Chest Touch Smash Game," and more will be played.  Do you dare to try?

Calling all Bards!  We are in need of your talent and your enthusiasm!
We are pleased to invite musicians, poets, storytellers, and singers to entertain fellow event-goers with tales of Norse mythology, songs about warriors and great battles, or epic poetry recitation.  Please put the word out and let the Deputy Autocrat know if you would like to perform for us!


Please be advised that only small enclosed flames (tealights and votives) are permitted.  However, the site is fully wet!

A light Dayboard will be offered:
Bread and butter
Dried and fresh fruits
Vegetables and cheese
Pickled vegetables

Feast Menu:
1st course
Mashed turnips
Baked beets with butter
Sausage of pork and sage
Flat bread with churned butter
Balls of goat’s cheese

2nd course
Hazelnut treats
Brined mustard eggs
Dried meat
Sliced farmers cheese
Warm Applesauce with honey
Wild Meat Stew with leeks, and barley

3rd course
Peas in a bag
Garlic Mushrooms
Whole Roasted and basted chicken
-with a plumb berry wine sauce
Fish stewed in ale

Dessert Sideboard
Warm Rye Bread
Creamy Skyr
Candied nuts

UPDATE:  Feast is now SOLD OUT!  Please contact the Autocrat for details.

If you have any questions or need to inform the Head Cook about allergens, please contact her by Tuesday, March 19th, at latest.  She can be reached through email at ellenshoshana at gmail .  com.

Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: 7pm

Event Location

Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm
500 Greenbank Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
Google Map


Take your best route to I-95 in Wilmington Delaware. 
Take the exit for Route 141 North. 
Take the exit for Route 5 onto DE-62/Newport Gap Pike/Boxwood Road. 
Merge on to Centerville Road
Turn left onto Greenbank Road.
Destination will be on the right. 
**There is a parking lot just before the mill (before you cross the railroad tracks) but you can come in to the small mill parking to unload if necessary and then move your vehicle to the larger lot. 

Registration Fees

$20 for non-member adults, paid SCA members enjoy a $5 discount.
$12 for children 5-17 at the door.
Children 4 and younger incur no fee.

In advance of March 13, 2019 ONLY
$12 for children 13-17
$8 for children 5-12

Special Note:  There is no off-board site fee.  One cost only.

Feast is included in the Site Fee.
Feast seating is capped at 50.
Please contact the Autocrat for details.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc., Shire of Caer Adamant

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Mari Clock van Hoorne, modernly Marietta Messina
302-740-5343 (c) |
Deputy Autocrat:
Iriniia Mieszkowna, modernly Kellie Pazdalski
k.pazdalski @

Send Reservations to:

Please contact Autocrat regarding registration.

Other Contact Information:

Head Cook:  Shoshana Gryffyth
Marshal in Charge:  Bran mac Airt
Fencing Marshal:  Dona Engracia
Thrown Weapons Marshal:  Mikael Melrakki