Yule Revel

Hosted by Barony of Bhakail - Philadelphia, PA

Event date: December 10th, 2022

Event Last Modified: September 20th, 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!

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.  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!

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 me.

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.

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.


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 kitchen 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 also several pay parking lots nearby, in case you don't see any street parking near the site or don't want to deal with parallel parking, but please check what time the lot closes; not all pay parking lots stay open until the late evening.

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

Registration Fees

Feast seating is limited, so be sure to preregister early.

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

While pre-registration is not required it is strongly encouraged; registration deadline - 12/2/22.

PayPal will be accepted - look for the link soon.

Feast:  $14 per seat
Children in lap:  FREE

Pre-registration is requested for feast, as seating will be limited.  Registration deadline - 12/2/22.

Make Checks Payable to: Forthcoming

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Autocrat:  Lady Chana Freidl the Maker
MKA Dayna Tarabar

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