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Feast of Fools

January 16, 2016
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. King Bean and Queen 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 marshal 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 Lord and Lady of Misrule will be selected. There will be a 5-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 feast and the performances by 10:30 pm and to being cleaning up by 11:00 pm..

5:30 pm  Troll opens
"Equestrian Jousting" (no horses necessary)
On-Site A&S competition (no documentation allowed)
6:00 pm  Seating for dinner
Amuse Bouche -    Wassail and GingerCakes
First course -  Lentil Soup& Bread
A&S judging
Bardic Performance #1
Second Course -- Fennel Salad, Babaganoush, Hummus, Bread & Egg
"Heavy Armored Tournament" (no armor necessary)
Bardic Performance #2
Third Course -- Cockandtrice (chicken & pork) with golden "eggs" and vegetables, stuffing
Bardic Performance #3
Bardic Performance #4
Fourth Course - Jelly Subtleties& Baklava
"Siege Competition" (no armor or engines required)
Bardic Performance #5
Fifth Course -- Fruit
Court of Misrule
10:30 pm Festivities Conclude
11:00 pm Site Closes

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

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.

Cost:   
        Adult, Member:          $0.00 Day-Trip  $20.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:  $0.00 Day-Trip  $25.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Youth (13-18):           $0.00 Day-Trip  $20.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-12):              $0.00 Day-Trip  $12.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: 
SCA-MD, Inc., Shire of Roxbury Mill

Cost Notes:  This is a feast only event.  All registrations are pre-paid.  Please sign in to be seated for feast prior to 6pm. The only guaranteed reservation is a paid reservation.  We can accept checks in person at Roxbury Mill weekly practice on Thursdays. Or, you can mail reservations by check to 18029 Ohara Cir, Olney, MD 20832 The feast cost is $20 ($25 for those who are not SCA members).  Youth price (under 13) is $12.   If you are a members, please include your membership number with your mailed checks.  Also, please bring your membership card to the event.

Site:  Sierra Landing Condominium Association Community Building 11603 Elkin St, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Site Restrictions:  This is a fully indoor location.  No pets. The site is wet.  There is parking on site. 

Feast Information:  This is a feast event. There will be a 5-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.

Autocrat's Information:  Santiago Xavier (H. Roberts), 11712 Galt Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902,  Phone: (240) 4635172, E-mail:  herald AT roxburymill.atlantia.sca.org

Reservations:  Nicolo Santorio E-mail:  nicolo.santorio AT gmail.com

Directions: 

From 495 take exit 31 Georgia Ave north towards Wheaton.  Take a right onto Blueridge Ave.  Take a left onto Amherst Ave.  Take a right onto Elkin St, entrance is immediately on the right.  Please park in the lot and the building is yellow. 

The site is also Metro accessible, within walking distance of the Wheaton Metro Station on the Red Line. Exiting the Wheaton Metro station's Georgia Ave/Reedley Dr exit, turn right on Reedie Dr. At the four way stop with Amherst Ave, turn left and walk 3 blocks to Elkin St and turn right. At the first driveway on your right, turn right and walk past the pool. The Community Center is the square, yellow brick building on the left. Entrance is opposite the driveway.

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