Yule Revel

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Hosted by Barony of Bhakail - Philadelphia, PA

Event date: December 10th, 2022

Event Last Modified: December 2nd, 2022

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Event details

The Barony of Bhakail invites you to join us in friendship for our Yule Revel, to be held on Saturday, December 10th.  The flame of Bhakail will burn brightly as we gather again to celebrate the coming winter.  We look forward to seeing you!

The day will be filled with many activities, including the Baronial Brewing Championship and Baronial Arts and Sciences Championship, along with a dayboard provided by Lord Martyn de Halliwell, and a feast from Baroness Juliana von Altenfeld.  Baron Muin maqq Minain will once again look for the Best Dressed Feast Table and award prizes for it!  *** FEAST IS NOW SOLD OUT *** If you would like to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations, please email reservations@bhakail.eastkingdom.org .

From Mistress Ellesbeth Donofrey - Attending Yule Revel in Bhakail on December 10th? Retainers are needed for Their Majesties and Their Highnesses, no experience necessary!  If you are able to help, please fill out the survey.  Thank you!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUJ2xx0EgeaKP5VcZA0vIPgx18aDmBjysojLDYi0oh881hkQ/viewform

Tentative Schedule:
Site opens 10am
A&S competition set up by 12
Dayboard 12:00
Athena’s Thimble solar 1:00-3:00
Athena's Thimble panel 2:00
A&S judging 1:00-2:00
Brewing judging 2:30-3:30
Sock Exchange 3:00
Dance 2:00-3:30
Court 4:00 (Baronial Court will be followed by Royal Court)
Feast 6:30
Site closes 10pm

- Dance Mistress Eleanor de Astlye will lead us in period dances in the afternoon in the Great Hall.  Every skill level is welcome, each dance will be taught step by step!
- We would like to offer the opportunity for those interested in staying with friends, but not necessarily participating in feast, to organize an off-board dinner in the Ratskeller!  Traditionally a potluck, there is plenty of space for food and fun if you choose to stay.  Please contact Lady Triona MacCasky to sign up - 120385@members.eastkingdom.org.
- We will once again be holding a sock exchange for anyone who wants to share in the holiday gift-giving spirit!  Stuff a cool pair of socks with gifts (limit of $15) and get a gift pair in exchange!  Homemade or handcrafted gifts are preferred but not required.  Any questions can be forwarded to Lady Motte Nachfalter at 235409@members.eastkingdom.org.
- Athena's Thimble will set up a space for a Solar for all who are interested in embroidery to come by and chat.  This will be held in the Great Hall.

I am currently seeking help in the form of Door Wardens, as the main entrance needs to be staffed the entire day.  Shifts will be one hour long so as not to take away from your enjoyment of the day.  I am also looking for people to help unload cars if gentles wish to drop off their things before parking their car. 
If you are interested in helping with this or other duties, please contact Lady Chana Freidl the Maker (232223@members.eastkingdom.org).

Arts and Sciences Competition Description by our current A&S Champion, Svana Vefari:
This year's competition will focus around "Growth".  As artists, we find ourselves on an ever-changing and challenging journey while pursuing our particular area of A&S study.  We would love to see how artisans have grown from where they began to where they are now.  What have you learned? What "Ah-HAH!" moments did you experience? What explorations helped you refine your art and overcome trials? For those of you who are just starting out in your A&S journey, no worries.  Please explain what you have learned so far and what goals you are working towards.  Actual documentation for entries is highly encouraged and needs only be brief with a few sources.  We look forward to seeing your entries and learning more about your Arts and Science journey.  Please feel free to PM me or email me (Lindsay.nery@yahoo.com) with any questions or concerns!
*** Competition entries must be out for display no later than noon.  Judging will begin at 1pm ***

Brewing Competition Description by our current Brewing Champion, Siobhan the Harper
This year's theme is Something to Keep Us Warm:
Any category beverage (beer, wine, mead, cordial, other) that will keep us all warm and cozy.  Points awarded for taste and historical inspiration.  So bring your best spiced mead or hyppocras, mulled wine, good hearty beer to enjoy by the fire, Wassail (using the brewer's product), cordials, etc.  As always, a full ingredient list is mandatory.  Documentation is encouraged, but not required.  Questions may be directed via Messenger to Siobhan the Harper.


Please note:
Limited street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.  All parking signs and meters are enforced.  Please pay attention to signage to avoid unwanted parking tickets.  There are paid parking lots within five blocks of the site - carpooling is encouraged, as is public transportation if possible.  We will have volunteers at the front door to help unload your car should you wish to drop off your things before finding parking.

The site has an elevator to the Ratskeller, Main Hall, Balcony, Library, and restrooms, but three small rooms can be reached only via stairs.  The main entrance to the building is up a short set of stairs.

Dayboard and Feast menus forthcoming. 

Site Opens: 10:00am
Site Closes: 10:00pm

Event Location

German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.

Directions:

From the North:  Make your best way to I-95 South in Philadelphia, take exit 22 (Callowhill Street).  Continue on Callowhill Street.  Take North 5th Street to Spring Garden Street.  Turn left onto Spring Garden Street.

From the South:  Make your best way to I-95 North in Philadelphia.  From I-95 North, take exit 22 (Callowhill Street).  Continue on Callowhill Street.  Take North 5th Street to Spring Garden Street.  Turn left onto Spring Garden Street.

PARKING:  This site is a few blocks from Center City Philadelphia.  There is only one small free parking lot attached to the site which will need to be used by the event staff.  If there are any spots remaining in this lot, please park there only if you have a physical disability.

If you park on a residential side street without meters/kiosks, please follow any posted parking regulations.  There are paid parking lots within five blocks of the site - carpooling is encouraged, as is public transportation if possible.

PUBLIC TRANSIT:  This site is very easy to get to via public transportation.  Please check http://www.septa.org for more information.

Registration Fees

Registration:
Adult Member (18+):  $18.00
Adult non-Member (18+):  $23.00
Child (5-17):  $12.00
Children under 5:  FREE

Pre-registration is required, we will not accept any registrations at the gate.  The registration deadline is 12/2/22.

PayPal link for pre-registration - https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/569558 .  A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

Feast:
Feast:  $14 per seat
Children in lap:  FREE

*** FEAST IS NOW SOLD OUT *** If you would like to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations, please email reservations@bhakail.eastkingdom.org .

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA Inc.  - Barony of Bhakail

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Autocrat:  Lady Chana Freidl the Maker
MKA Dayna Tarabar
232223@members.eastkingdom.org
215-370-4126

Send Reservations to:

Jackie Binstead
6300 Drexel Road
Philadelphia, PA 19151