At the sign of the Dancing Fox XXIV

Hosted by Shire of Nordenhalle - Kingston, NY

Event date: May 18th, 2024

Event Last Modified: February 2nd, 2024

Event details

Once again on the bank of the mighty Odinsson* River!  Come join us in this festive celebration of fresh air, fine food and Terpsichorean revelry!

NB:  Site is dry and there is no smoking of anything on the site.  Pets are not permitted on site.  Service animals are of course allowed.

The dulcet airs of the Bhakaili Branslers will set feet in graceful motion as we gather at the sign of the Dancing Fox.

Our amazing dance masters, led by Lorita de Siena, will teach each dance!

Dance list:
Watch this space!

Pin the Tail upon the Fox.
The Fabulous Fox Farm Foray.
Please sign up for these near troll.

Belly Timber:  There will be a rolling dayboard by Brigitte Flamin, Tiberius Nautius Maximus and the usual amazing coterie.  Carrick MacSeáin shall be Grill Sergeant! 

(Food allergy information can be had by emailing Brigitte Flamin <> Please inform her of your allergies no later than 15 April, 2024.)

Watch this space!

ACCESSIBILITY:  This venue is a public park with paved roads rendering most of the area wheel chair accessible.  Persons with accessibility issues should contact Alayne at for more details.

Site is bone dry.  Smoking of any kind on the property is strictly prohibited.

A & S:
Banners Al Fresco: 
Everyone is challenged to bring a banner which they have made to explicitly commemorate Spring, Foxes, and their joy of the return of Dancing Fox. 

Nordenhal will be having workshops during their A & S nights if you want to come work on a banner.  If you need help or supplies in articulating your idea, you can find these at our A & S workshops as well.  (Wednesdays from 6 PM to 8PM with clean up starting at 7:30 PM) For directions:


Brigitte has issued her dessert challenge!  Entrants should bring a dessert (or desserts, you may enter more than once) to fit into:

Foxes:  Foxes know a little about a lot of things.  They are also tricksters, so entries in this category with less than authoritative documentation, and perhaps not fit into a particular period of the Middle Ages or Renaissance.

Hedgehogs:  Hedgehogs know a lot about one thing.  These entries will be held to a higher degree of scrutiny, and should have full documentation and come from a particular period of the Middle Ages or Renaissance.

Brigitte and her panel of judges will sample all entries, but desserts will be shared by all guests of the event!  Questions may be directed to Brigitte (as listed below.)

NB:  If your dessert needs to be kept cool, please bring it in a cooler!  Thank you!


Yes, for those who like to fabricate fancy finery, a faux fox will be provided along with fabric of all types, and you will get to design persona stories and garb for your furred friend and enter a fashion show at the end of the day.  (You may bring your own fabric, etc.) We ask that you make a $10 donation to help defray the cost of supplying plushies.  The winner will get a special surprise from the autocrat!  (Children must have an adult supervise them in the dressing the fox area.)


Follow the link to measurements of Magnus Vulpes!  He loves his finery.  Folks are challenged to create new attire for him.  For this challenge you may begin work at home with your own material and finish at the event, or create the item totally at the event with your own materials or materials we supply.  There will be an accolade for the best outfits!  See the diagram for the great fox’s dimensions.  (TBA)

Silent Auction: 

To help defray the cost of Dancing Fox, we will be holding a silent auction.  If you have items that wish to donate, please feel free to bring them along, fill out and print this form to bring with your item.

Bids will be accepted in Cash/Paypal/Venmo.  The most gentle lady Vidra will be accepting paypal/venmo payments at the Dressing the Fox Booth; Lady Ceara will be running the auction. 

There will be room for vendors at the event.  If you are interested in vending you must supply your own tables.  We will not be placing vendors in the hot hot sun this go round, but do bring easy ups in case of weather.  (Vendors may have early access.  Please contact the Autocrat listed below to register as a vendor and for more information.)

*some people call this the Hudson River.

Site Opens: 9am
Site Closes: 7PM

Event Website


Event Location

Robert E. Post Memorial Park
515 Park Road,
Kingston, NY  12401
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


Make your best path to Exit 19 off of the NYS Thru-way. 
Take the 2nd exit from roundabout onto Col George Chandler Dr (I-587).  Go for 1.3 mi.

Then 1.26 miles

Take the 3rd exit from roundabout onto Albany Ave (RT-32).  Go for 0.7 mi.

Then 0.71 miles

Turn right onto Flatbush Ave (RT-32).  Go for 2.7 mi.

Then 2.72 miles

Turn right onto Ulster Landing Rd (CR-37/CR-60).  Go for 0.2 mi.

Then 0.16 miles

Keep right onto Park Rd.  Go for 0.4 mi.

Then 0.43 miles

Continue on Park Rd.  Go for 187 ft.

Then 0.04 miles

Robert E Post Memorial Park

Registration Fees

Times are tough, so this will be a donations only event. 
Please reserve before 15 April so that we can be ready with site tokens and supplies in sufficient quantity.

There is no sit down feast, there is a…
Rolling Dayboard:  The dayboard is also donation only. 

Please get reservations in not later than:  April 15th, 2024 -- we do need a head count for most reasonable cost of food!

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, NY - Shire of Nordenhal

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Alayne Alexandra Nyvern Nightwatcher
mka:  Pam Parisi
64 South Manor Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401-3514
845-331-0560 (10 am to 10 PM) This is a land line, please leave a message(email preferred)

Send Reservations to:

NB:  Only email reservations sent to the Exchequer (Sorcha duBarry) will be accepted.  Please include your SCA name, legal name and member number with your reservation request. 

Sorcha deBarry
mka Susan Ganzer

Other Contact Information:

For Dessert Challenge and dietary concerns:
Brigitte Flamin
c/o Christine Larsson
119 Sheryl Street
Hurley, NY 12443
845-332-5743(cell) or 845-331-3890 (land)

Merchants:  Please contact the Autocrat.