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Feast of Fools


January 20 2018 (5:30 PM - 11 PM )
Shire of Roxbury Mill

The Shire of Roxbury Mill, raucous and ribald in its revelry, invites one and all to the third annual Feast of Fools on January 20, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rockville, Maryland. This year's theme is inspired by the 14 th Century poem "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." As a pearl compares to a pea, we will be choosing a King and Queen of Misrule as our "Arthur" and "Guinevere" to rule over the evening.

This is a feasting and games-only event, there are no martial activities. Each reveler needs to bring Feast Gear, or at a minimum a plate, bowl, cup, knife and spoon. This event is also BYOB. There WILL BE audience participation. It is not required, but may be difficult to avoid. Contests and dice games abound for wagering and competition. The one with the most "gambling" beads wins a prize at the end of the night. Like last year, there will be a bawdy bardic competition between the removes of the Feast. The performer who fills his grail with the most "performance" beads wins. A bonus will be awarded if the performance includes this year’s theme.

**Please note the entertainment will be bawdy and not suitable for children.**

A sumptuous two-remove feast of 14 th Century European dishes is being prepared by Baron Hamish McLeod. Those with dietary restrictions please contact Baron Hamish at (dwolfhunter[AT]msn.com)

Can you knock the Green Knight's block off in one blow? Can you discretely pass a dec in dice? Can you eat a whole Portuguese fart? Can you sing superbly to make the Shire sigh? Then forward to the Feast you Fools!

Website: http://roxburymill.atlantia.sca.org/feast-of-fools-2018/

Arts & Sciences Activities: Bardic competition followed by an "open-mike" session. Winner chosen by the populace via bead voting. Contact Baroness Ysabeau ferch Gwalchafed at (sparksjw[AT]gmail.com)

Adult Event Registration: $25 day-trip/ $0 feast/$0 camping
Adult, Member Discount: $20 day-trip/$0 feast/$0 camping
Youth (5-17): $20 day-trip/$0 feast/$0 camping
Child (0-4): $0 day-trip/$0 feast/$0 camping

Cost Notes: This is a feast-only event, therefore your site fee and feast seat are one cost. This event is pre-register only. There will be no entries sold at the door. Send pre-registration checks to: Nicolo Santorio, 18029 Ohara Circle, Olney MD 20832

Make checks payable to: SCA-MD Inc. Shire of Roxbury Mill

Site: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville MD 20850. Site Opens at 5:30 p.m. and closes at 11 p.m.

Site Restrictions: The event does no supply or serve alcohol, but BYOB for personal consumption is allowed.

Feast Information: A sumptuous two-remove feast of 14th Century European dishes is being prepared by Baron Hamish McLeod. Those with dietary restrictions please contact Baron Hamish at (dwolfhunter[AT]msn.com). Menu is posted on the website.

Reservations: Nicolo Santorio, 18029 Ohara Circle, Olney, MD 20832

Autocrat's information: Clara Brauer (K Earle). 14824 Silver Ash Ct, Burtonsville, MD 20866. Phone: (808) 3977065. Email: kearle1972 AT yahoo.com


From 495, Left on Mannakee Street, Left on Welsh Park Drive, Site is on the right.


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