Yule Toy Tourney XIII
December 07 (6:00 PM) - 09 (12:00 PM), 2018
Barony of Nottinghill Coill
December 07- 09, 2018 Barony of Nottinghill Coill
Yule Toy Tourney XIII - A Ceili for Brian Boru!
Ireland. The Emerald Isle. The year is 1002, and Brian Boruma mac Cennetig has become what will be known as the last true Ard-Righ, or High King, of Ireland.
Join us as we celebrate the legendary Brian Boru!
Yule Toy Tourney is the Barony of Nottinghill Coill's annual charity event. Admission to the site is 1 new, unwrapped toy, and there is a fee of 1 new, unwrapped toy for every tournament and competition that you wish to enter. All toys are donated to Country Santa, a local charity for children.
In previous years, we have had 800-900 toys. This years goal is to match the year that we are celebrating - 1002. Let's see if we can bring in 1002 or more toys to help the children of upstate South Carolina!
Martial Activities: Heavy Tournament, Rapier Tournament, Cut & Thrust Tournament, Target Archery Tournament, Thrown Weapons Tournament
Arts & Sciences Activities:
Open Display - Bring your work to show it off to the populace. Works in progress more than welcome!
Inspired by the Season! - Snow flakes to holly, bright red warm fireplaces to deep dark icy forests. The winter season can inspire so much in the creative heart. Please bring something you've created or are still in process of creating that was inspired by the chilly winter and holiday season!
Hide your modern! - Regulations, rules, and requirements can get in the way of helping us live our history dream. How do you hide your modern conveniences or necessities to help build the dream up for you and others? Please share your works and thoughts so that we all may bring more life to our wonderful hobby/double life!
Table decor! - Doesn't have to be for a whole table. Just a place setting is perfectly acceptable. So much more can be brought to the table other than the delectable food you’ll consume. Show us your fancy side! Table/place decorations to be displayed at Feast, with judging to be done between courses!
Scroll Blank competition - Scroll blanks with or without calligraphy for Baronial Use; Documentation not required but is encouraged
2 Adult Categories: Novice (Less than 1 year doing scrolls)
Advanced (more than 1 year doing scrolls)
2 Youth Categories: Ages up 10, Ages 11 and up
Scrolls will be collected after competition and given over to the Baronial Signet for future use.
There will be dancing in the main hall after feast!
There will be a bardic during the day!
Cost: Adult : $0.00 Day-Trip / $12.00 Feast / $20.00 Camping
Youth (8-17) : $0.00 Day-Trip / $10.00 Feast / $12.00 Camping
Child (0-7) : $0.00 Day-Trip / $ 0.00 Feast / $ 0.00 Camping (Guests of the Barony!)
A hot breakfast will be served on Saturday morning to those staying on site! Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Nottinghill Coil Cost Notes: Site fee is one new, unwrapped toy for entry plus one new, unwrapped toy per tourney fought or activity participated in. Children 7 years and younger are guests of the Barony and are free.
Site: Table Rock Retreat and Conference Center 125 Bethany Cove Dr, Pickens, South Carolina 29671. The site opens at 6 pm on Friday, 12/7 and closes at 11 am on Sunday, 12/9.
Important Site Information: No alcoholic beverages are permitted on site. No smoking or vaping on site!
Feast Information: A sumptuous feast is promised by the Souteneurs d' Gloutonnerie. Contact them at ldypyrate AT gmail.com with any dietary concerns at least two weeks BEFORE the event please.
Merchanting Information: Merchants are always welcome! Please contact Baron Geldamar la Faceur at geldamar AT aol.com for more information and to reserve your space. Please use the word "Merchant Space" or "Field Space" in the title.
Autocrat's Information: Maistir Cian mac Ceallachain hUi Dubhlaich (Craig Dooley), 181 Banbury Rd, Columbia, SC 29210. Phone: (803) 422-9534. Email: cian AT sc.rr.com
Reservations: Mistress Collwen ferch Dafydd Caerllion ( Denise Gillam ), 202 Middle Mountain Road, Pickens, SC 29671. Phone: (864) 483-2551. Email: denise.gillam AT gmail.com
Directions: From Northwest (Asheville, NC) -Best Route to Interstate 26 E -Take exit 54 to merge onto US-25 S toward US-176/N Carolina 225/Greenville Entering South Carolina (16.3 mi) -Take the exit toward S Carolina 11 S/Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy (0.2 mi) -Turn left onto S Carolina 11 S/Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy (4.5 mi) -Turn right to stay on S Carolina 11 S/US- 276 N/Geer Hwy Continue to follow S Carolina 11 S (12.2 mi) -Turn right onto W Gate Rd (1.0 mi) -Turn left onto Bethany Cove Dr Destination will be on the left
From the East (Columbia, SC) Best Route to Interstate 26 W -Slight left onto I-385 N (39.9 mi) -Take exit 40A to merge onto S Carolina 291 N/N Pleasantburg Dr (1.5 mi) -Turn left to stay on S Carolina 291 N/N Pleasantburg Dr (3.0 mi) -Continue onto S Carolina 253/Paris Mountain Rd/State Park Rd (0.1 mi) -Turn right onto US-276 N/Poinsett Hwy -Continue to follow US-276 N (20.8 mi) -Continue onto S Carolina 11 S/S Carolina 8 E/Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy - Continue to follow S Carolina 11 S (6.8 mi) -Turn right onto W Gate Rd (1.0 mi) -Turn left onto Bethany Cove Dr . Destination will be on the left
From the North (Charlotte, NC) Best Route to I-85 S Entering South Carolina -Take exit 72 for US-176 toward I-585/Inman/Spartanburg (0.3 mi) -Slight right onto US-176 W/N Pine St ,Continue to follow US-176 W (13.4 mi) -Slight left onto S Carolina 11 S/Pine S, Continue to follow S Carolina 11 S (22.6 mi) -Turn right onto S Carolina 11 S/US-276 N/Geer Hwy, Continue to follow S Carolina 11 S (12.2 mi) -Turn right onto W Gate Rd (1.0 mi) -Turn left onto Bethany Cove Dr. Destination will be on the left.
From the South (Atlanta, GA) Best Route to I-85 N Entering South Carolina -Take exit 1 for S Carolina 11 (0.4 mi) -Turn left onto S Carolina 11 N/Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy (50.3 mi) -Turn left onto W Gate Rd (0.5 mi) -Turn left onto Bethany Cove Dr. Destination will be on the left.
Other Information: We would love to have you join us on site, the rooms are nice, the company even nicer, and the view in the morning of Tablerock Mountain is stunning. However, if you are unable to stay on site, here are some alternatives:
Table Rock State Park Cabins https://southcarolinaparks.com/table-rock/lodging For Reservations call 1-866-345-PARK Just off Hwy 11 near site Hampton Inn Easley 864-343-3636
8 Southern Center Court Easley, SC 29640 Quality Inn & Suites 864-859-7520 5539 Calhoun Memorial Hwy Easley, SC 29640 Baymont Inn & Suites 864-306-9000 211 Dayton School Rd Easley, SC 29642 There are also nice options in Travelers Rest and Greenville that may be a closer option for you in your travel route.