Hosted by Barony of Bergental - Springfield, MA
Event date: December 4th, 2021
Event Last Modified: November 21st, 2021
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
The great baronies of Bergental and Beyond the Mountain invite you to celebrate Yule at a wonderous new location! There will be more details forth coming but we anticipate having the Bergental Champion Arts and Sciences competition and the silent auction. A sumptuous and hearty day board will replace our usual feast but have no fear, traditions will be upheld! The first foot will appear, an offering of the upper crust will occur, and, if we are very good, perhaps a special guest will come... Come meet friends once again and let us celebrate life beyond the plague. In addition their Excellencies Bergental and Beyond the Mountain ask the populace to procure, produce, and present yourselves in your finest red with silver and/or gold garb for a color court that will be a truly wonderous sight.
BERGENTAL A&S Champion: Our poor champion has held her position for a long while and help us through the plague but it is past time for her to pass her mantle on to another. The competition will have two parts: something in your best art form and art as service (such as a piece of largesse or beginner's kit). Documentation is required and contestants do not have to be at their display all day as long as everything is clearly marked. Judging will be done by his Excellency Bergental with help from others and will be done according to the rubric. We ask that food not be entered for this particular challenge due to current Covid concerns. Any additional questions please contact our current champion Lady Eithne ingen Mael Duin at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have designated space for our traditional silent auction. Items typically range from fabrics and clothes to custom art pieces or craft kits. Please consider donating items or your skill for the auction!
We also have very limited space for merchants. We hope to provide a small but diverse selection of merchants for your shopping pleasure. Merchants please send emails of interest to email@example.com.
The traditional Yule Spear Tournament will take place again this year. This is a bear pit format, among teams of 3 combatants (using spears). For more information or questions please contact Duke Edward at Sir.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bardic performances are also being planned through out the day in the gorgeous sanctuary space.
In addition, we would like to help our host site with their efforts to help those in need during the season by challenging the populace to a "Stocking Drive!" New socks of every size and type will be collected for those that that need them. Warm socks and athletic socks are especially appreciated.
All attendees must pre-register though the paypal link that will be posted below soon. There will be a 200 person cap and it will be on a first come first served basis. The paypal link will be posted below and it will be announced on Facebook and through the EK mailing list when the link will go live.
9:00 AM - Gate Opens
10:30 AM - Morning Court
11:30 AM - Dayboard opens (until 2:30)
12:00 PM - Spear tourney starts (please be inspected and ready to begin at 12pm)
2:00 PM - A&S Judging
3:00 PM - Silent Auction closes
4:00 PM - Evening Court
Per the BoD:
Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try 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.
Wearing a mask is required by EK law, except for when directly fighting, and then they have to be put back on.
The East Kingdom requires that all attendees at all in-person gatherings show proof of either full vaccination against COVID-19 or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. Proof of vaccination or a negative test shall not be required for children under 12. Attendees aged 18 or older will have to show government-issued ID matching test results or vaccination proof to gain entry to the event. Children aged 12-17 will need to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. More information is available on the East Kingdom Seneschal’s website: https://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/covid-test-policy-resolution/
Site Opens: 9:00 AM
Site Closes: 7:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral
35 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01103
Parking is limited at the church and will be for Handicapped vehicles and staff only. All others are asked to park in the library parking lot. We ask that if you are one of these few that you please park close as other vehicles will need to pass behind you.
Since this portion of the city is tricky we have provided directions for dropping off and the library parking lot address below:
Library Parking lot: 220 State St, Springfield, MA 01103
To drop off - From the South
1. Take Exit 5 off I-91 N toward Downtown/MGM Wy
2. Merge onto E Columbus Ave
3. Slight right to stay on E Columbus Ave
4. Turn right onto State St
From the North -
1. Find you your best route to I-91 S
2. Take exit 5B toward Hall of Fame Ave/Downtown/Springfield
3. Merge onto W Columbus Ave
4. Stay left and turn left onto State St.
Turn right onto Maple St and stay left. Just after the large brick parking building take the left turn to change direction.
Turn left onto Maple St
At the light continue onto Chestnut St
Just after the small park on the right, before the church there is a private drive that is the main entry to the site. Look for SCA signs!
**To get from the church to the parking lot: **
Leaving the church turn right onto Chestnut.
Turn right onto Edwards St
Turn right onto Elliot St
Turn right onto State St
Turn left into the library parking lot.
Each price is per person. Thank you.
Members (ages 18+): $10.00
Non-Members (ages 18+): $15.00
Children (6-17 years old): $5.00
Children 5 and under are free.
While there will be no feast there will be a sumptuous dayboard. The price listed below is per person.
Make Checks Payable to: *Paypal only*
Send Reservations to:
At this time registration is closed as we have reached our cap. If you have any questions please contact the Autocrat, Perronnelle de Croy at the email address listed below.