Goes Beyond the Veil OCT 29th-30th
Site Opens: 10:00 am
Liaison: Lady Sorcha of Stonegrave (Pam Jacques)
631-754-8977, before 10 pm; firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew’s travels have brought him to a time of remembrance of things
past but not quite gone - things that should not be forgotten.
While he stands at the crossroads, St Andrew ponders the past and
the shadows, and the things that live in between. Come
celebrate this otherworldly time of year with him as his home Barony
of An Dubhaigeainn celebrates the final harvest season of the year
in style. There will be entertainments galore as we celebrate
this special time. For folks who wish to honor the Unseelie
Court or any other creatures that “go bump in the night,” come
dressed as the Fae/Fairy or other creature that goes bump in the
night that you would be if you were not born of these mortal modern
times. Masks are encouraged!
For folks wishing to trade a ghost story or some seasonal music, there will be a bardic competition during the feast, with the theme being ghost stories and other seasonal tales, either told or sung. For those staying overnight, there will also be a firepit later in the evening around which to share your ghostly encounters with others of like mind.
For the light of foot, there will be dancing by torchlight (weather permitting) to such old SCA dance staples as Hole-in-the-Wall, Miller in the Middle, and Black Nag, among many others. Master Richard the Poor will be our Dance Master for the day. Dance steps will be taught during the day in preparation.
A contest will be held for the “ghostliest” encampment. There will be seasonally-themed activities for the children, including turnip-painting, mask-making and a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt.
In keeping with one of the themes of the event - Remembering the Past - we are looking to set up a table to remember those folks of the Barony (or those close to the Barony) who have crossed the Veil themselves. Photos or other SCA memorabilia, as well as brief anecdotes - not to rain on folks, but please keep in mind with language/content, there will be children present - will be welcome at the table. For the benefit of our newcomers, we ask that you mark the item(s) with the name(s) of the particular gentle so that all might know who they are and maybe even their connection to the Barony.
I would also ask, if you are interested in putting something on the table, to please also forward me a copy of a photo of the gentle and their name(s) so that I might put together a small collage of faces and names to go along with the table presentation.
For the more martial-minded, a tourney will be held to decide our next Baronial Heavy List Champion. All are welcome to participate but there can be only one, Baronial Champion, that is. (There shall be other prizes awarded, as well.) Tourney theme and rules to follow. Watch this site for updates.
Other martial activities, for fencing, archery, and thrown weapons are planned, with all tourneys and competitions being themed for the event. Watch this space for updates on these martial activities, including tourney themes and rules.
A dayboard and feast fitting the seasonal theme shall be presented by our very own Duchess Isabella of York. A hearty “Below-the-Salt” Elizabethan feast shall be served to most attending. For those wishing to experience a richer selection of Elizabethan fare, there shall be special “Above-the-Salt” seating (limited to 24). Please note, for the more vegetarian among us – as this is an Elizabethan-style feast, the menu is meat-heavy! Please plan accordingly. No meal substitutions will be made. A full menu will be forthcoming, as soon as it is finalized.UPDATE: Seating for the above the salt is now sold out. There is still plenty of seating for our equally hearty Below-the-Salt feast.
You asked for it and it's baa-aack! You spoke and we listened- There will be 2 tables worth (16 seats) of Offboard seating provided inside the hall for this event. For those of you who do not remember, Offboard seating is seating in the hall where you bring your own food but still get the feast experience ambiance (and entertainment) that Onboard folks do during the feast. This is also a wonderful way for those of you with dietary restrictions to still get the “feast experience” while still maintaining the constraints of your diet. Offboard tables will be clearly marked. Please indicate your Offboard request when you send in your reservation.
Merchants are welcome!! Please contact the the Merchant Liaison, Lady Sorcha of Stonegrave (see below), in advance to let us know 1) that you wish to merchant and 2) whether you will be looking to set up your wares indoors or outdoors. For those merchants wishing indoor space - As we will need space for dancing in the hall during the day, we ask that you limit your set-up to 1 table. For those merchants looking to set up their wares outdoors, you may wish to bring some sort of shelter in case of inclement weather.
This is a camping event!* Please bring your tents out for this last camping event of the year and remember to dress for the cool evenings of this season. A fire pit awaits!** Please Note: There will be no "camping" in the hall for this event.
St Andrews Remembering the Past Arts & Sciences (from Lord Eanraig the Bonesetter)
As your present A&S champion, I would be remiss if I did not sponsor some A&S activity of sorts. To wit, as the theme of the event is remembering the past, I implore ALL persons who have done something in the A+S field to put up for display 2 items. One item is an early works you have done of which you may not be too proud, and another recent piece (finished or in process) of which you feel is some of your best work. We want to see how far each person has come with their creativity and learning, with a minimum of documentation about the items needed (to make it easier for the display). There will be a populace vote for the favorite pair of items showing the MOST IMPROVEMENT of the artisan in question. All persons presenting a pair of items will be gifted with a token of appreciation, with a special gift for the most improved.
*Regarding Camping: In order to best accommodate your camping needs, please pre-reg with your tent info (no. of tents, size of tent/s, and location of your tent door). If you have a household wishing to camp together, please submit your info as a packet, if at all possible. UPDATE: There is now a limited amount of cabin-space available on a first-com/first-served basis for $5.00 per bunk/person. Please indicate if you wish bunk space and the number of bunks you need. Please also include your best contact info in your reservation so that we may contact you should we be unable to accommodate your request. We will post when bunkspace is full up.
Please note that not all the bunks have mattresses. Please plan accordingly!
**Regarding Fire On-Site: No open flames are permitted in the hall. Please note that ground fires are not permitted. For those wishing to cook on-site, there are limited grilling facilities/BBQs available for use. Also, a large covered commons area near the hall will be available along with picnic tables for those staying overnight to eat their own.
A list of local/nearby eateries/grocers will be provided at Troll.
Watch this space for more details or go to the facebook page. St Andrew Goes Beyond the Veil
Fees: Registration: Site fee ("Day Trip") includes dayboard.
Adults: $20 (Day fee only)
Adult Member: $15 (Day fee only) **Proof of membership will be requested at Troll.**
Minors (5-17): $6 (Day fee only)
Baby in Arm (<4): $0
Camping (per tent): $10.00 (Add to Day fee) Please Note: There will be no "camping" in the main hall for this event.
There MAY be spaces in on-site cabins; these will be on a first-come/first-served basis. Please indicate your request in your reservation - we will do our best to accommodate you. The fee for each bunk will be $10/bunk.
Feast: Below-the-Salt - add $5.00 per person to the Day fee - We cannot accept e-mail or social media reservations. Please have all reservations in by October 24, 2016.
Above-the-Salt – Add $18.00 per person to the Day fee - SOLD OUT
Offboard – Add $3.00 per person to the Day fee - We cannot accept e-mail or social media reservations. Please have all reservations in by October 24, 2016.
Make checks Payable to: SCA NY Inc. Barony of An Dubhaigeainn