Winter Nights and Bardic Banshee

Hosted by Shire of Caer Adamant - Wilmington, DE

Event date: October 26th, 2019

Event Last Modified: October 10th, 2019

COVID-19 Statement

The East Kingdom and the event staff are committed to making sure that our friends & families stay safe. Kingdom guidelines for COVID safety change often. Masks that conform to CDC standards and worn properly over the nose and mouth are required of all attendees over the age of 2 in all indoor spaces or in public tents or pop-ups with 3 or 4 walls up and may only be lowered briefly for eating or drinking. Masks are optional when outdoors and we encourage frequent handwashing and social distancing. Please take whatever steps you feel are necessary for your own sense of safety beyond the stated mandates.

All persons over the age of 5 are now required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. All persons over the age of 18 must also present government issued photo ID or a valid SCA membership card. Please have these in hand when checking in.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

Winter Nights
A winter's night is made better by entertaining each other!  Please join us for Winter Nights, where performers (storytellers, poets, singers, instrumentalists, dancers, etc.) will perform, and will set performance challenges for each other.  Performers are encouraged to evoke the time and place where their story is told, and new performers are encouraged to participate.  All are welcome!  Audience members are highly encouraged to attend!  Hosted by the East Kingdom College of Performers

Challenges will take place in rounds:
* Round One:  Performers will perform a short (< 7 minute) piece to meet a challenge from the "EKCoP Standing Challenges List" available here:

* Rounds Two and Three:  Performers will be paired off, and can choose to perform a piece, or to meet a challenge from their partner. 

If you’d like to issue a round one challenge please use this form:

Questions about Winter's Nights? please contact:  East Kingdom College of Performers Chatelaine, Douglas Doan of Anglespur at

Event Schedule (subject to change based on the number of participants):
11am- Round 1 Winter Nights
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Round 2 Winter Nights
4pm- Round 3 Winter Nights
6pm- Dinner Potluck
7pm- Bardic Banshee
10pm- Site Closes

Bardic Banshee:
Please join the Shire of Caer Adamant for an evening meal around the fire singing songs with the banshee.  There may be youth in attendance, so please keep your bardic contributions family friendly.  See below for bardic organization contact.

Also planned is pumpkin carving!  Bring a pumpkin and some carving tools, and if possible some method of cooking the seeds over the fire?

Site Opens: 10 am
Site Closes: 10 pm

Event Location

Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm
500, 3119, Greenbank Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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*please note:  parking directly in front of the Mill is reserved for those with accessibility needs and those without mobility issues will be asked to park in the lot next door.  We will have someone there to direct you.

Registration Fees

This is a Donation Only Event

There is no site fee, troll will have the harassment policy posting, waivers, and a donation box. 

Dayboard is being coordinated by Lord Martyn de Halliwell and can be reached at with any dietary concerns.

There will be a Potluck Feast, but if you're coming from far and can't bring a contribution, monetary donations to order take out or delivery are fine. 

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  Shire Caer Adamant

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Mari Clock van Hoorne
302-740-5343 (text only)

Send Reservations to:

Mari Clock van Hoorne
m/k/a Marietta Messina
138 Holly Ridge Drive
Smyrna, DE 19977

Other Contact Information:

Other Contact Information:
Questions about Winter Nights please contact:
East Kingdom College of Performers Chatelaine
Douglas Doan of Anglespur

Lady Iriniia Mieszkowna will be coordinating crash space for those that are hoping to spend the weekend with someone local.  Please reach out to to either offer or request space.