Feast of Fools
February 4, 2017
Shire of Roxbury Mill
The Feast of Fools (also called the Feast of Misrule) is a traditional festival celebrated at Twelfth Night. At the Feast of Fools, the world is turned upside down. The powerless have power and the powerful become common.
Join us for a night of raucous revelry and feasting, this year celebrating Lunar New Year for the Year of the Fire Rooster. Emperor Bean and Empress Pea (The Lord and Lady of Misrule) will be selected in the traditional manner to preside over the feast.
This is a feast only event. There are no martial activities.
There will be audience participation. It will not be required, but may be difficult to avoid. Contests will be held and there will be entertainment through the meal with bardic competition throughout. There will be prizes for the bardic competition! If you have a period- appropriate (or inappropriate...period) performance or Stupid Human Trick, please bring it to share for the entertainment of your fellow revelers.
Troll will open at 5:30 pm. Dinner will seat at 6:00 pm and the Emperor and Empress of Misrule will be selected. There will be a multi-course meal. You will need feast gear with a minimum of plate, bowl, cup and spoon. For those with dietary restrictions, please contact Lady Xixiliya at cchsu.md[AT]gmail.com to discuss whether accommodations may be made.
We expect to complete the performances by 10:30 pm and to be cleaning up by 11:00 pm.
Arts & Sciences Activities: There will be a ribald bardic competition. Prizes will be given. Please contact Baroness Ysabeau Gwalchafed at sparksjlw[AT]gmail.com
There will also be a field expedient challenge on-site. Materials supplied.
Adult, Event Registration: $25.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $20.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (5-17): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-4): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA-MD, Inc., Shire of Roxbury Mill
Cost Notes: This event is a feast event only.
Site: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville 100 Welsh Park Drive Rockville, Maryland 20850 Site opens 530pm, closes 11pm.
Site Restrictions:The event does not supply or serve alcohol. Parking on site. No pets.
Autocrat's Information: Santiago Xavier (Harvey Roberts), 11712 Galt Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, Phone: (MD) 20902, E-mail: herald[AT]roxburymill.sca.org
From 495. North on 355. Left on Mannakee Street. Left on Welsh Park Drive. Site on right.