A&S Bean Count:

Live Music: Almost all Day Long!

Youth Activities: YOUTH ACTIVITIES: Lady Genevieve Ysabiau

  1. Youth Point will be open from 10:30am-3:45pm with a break for lunch from 12-1pm.
  2. Teen Point (aka Youth Point 2) will be staffed from 10:30am-3:30pm.
  3. Classes offered so far:
    10:30am-12pm— Beginning Heraldry for Kids/Banner Making Activity
    We will go over some basic heraldry terms, learn about local group heraldry (focusing on the Pentamere Region of the Middle Kingdom) and finally practice making our own banners using felt. This class involves glue and felt and will require drying time. Children will be able to label their creations for pick up at the end of the day.
    12pm-1pm Lunch Break. Please pick up your children promptly at noon so that our staff can enjoy lunch.
    1pm-2pm---Bring on the Bling! Come on over and make something nice to keep or give away.
    2-3:30--Game Time! We will provide a selection of period games to play with directions to make your own portable gaming kit.
  4. There will also be a Kingdom Minister of Youth Meeting after Youth Point closes (either 3:45-4:45 or 4-5, depending on court)

Game Room: Lord Yitzi and GAMES!

Dance & Song:

Music Co-ordinator: Lady Siri Toivodottir
Dance Co-ordinator:
Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel

  1. 10:30: Preparation for Carol Singing and Dancing with SCA Period Christmas Music. Carol singing will take place during feast, and during the Choral Ball at 11:30
  2. 11:30: Choral Ball: We will sing and dance the following songs: Drive the Cold Winter Away, Dargason (Hey for Christmas) and Official Bransle (Ding Dong Merrily on High) Instrumentalists and vocalists welcome! Preparation for the ball takes place at 10:30AM.
  3. 1:30-2:30 Penta Pentamere Dances
  4. 2:30-4:30 Open Dancing

Largesse Tourney:

Lady Birke die Jägerin [Facebook Link to Pentamere Dirty Dozen Donation Derby]

Pentamere Dirty Dozen Donation Derby

A competition to encourage the creation of largesse!

To Enter: Create 12 items based on a theme, which can be anything, from 'stuff I made on Monday nights' to '13th Century Germanic Ladies Accessories.' The primary rule of entries is that the items must be tagged* and ready to be given out as largesse immediately. This is not an A&S competition – no documentation necessary! Each entrant will decide where they are donating the largesse (Kingdom, Barony, Shire, etc).

Prizes: (Must be present to win)

1. Prize Cache: 1 item from each dozen will go into a prize cache, and each entrant will get to choose 1 item at the end of the tourney! I will draw names from a hat to determine the order in which people choose their item. So you will take something home with you, just for entering!

2. Populace Winner: Entries are voted on in a bean count, and the winner is the entrant with the most beans. The populace winner gets 1 item from each of the other competitors!

3. Baron(ess)/Baron(ess) (and Royal) Choice: Each pair will also get to pick a winner. Those winners get to choose 1 item from 3 other entries.

4. Over the Top Award: For anyone who does 6 solo entries (that’s 72 items!), you will receive a commission from a volunteer prize maker!

Ideas: Intimidated by the idea of creating 12 of something? Grab 11 other people and do a group entry! Can't think of something to make? Speak to Royals or your Baron(ess) about what they’d like for largesse! Check out the Facebook page (/groups/520009888022124/) for inspiration! Also, here is the synopsis (with photos of entries) from last year:
Host: Lady Birke die Jägerin (

*There were a lot of questions about tagging your items last year. My understanding is this is not commonly done in the Midrealm, but is in many other Kingdoms. I encourage you to add a small tag to each of your items, with your name and local group on it, so that those who eventually get your items can know where they came from. Sometimes Kingdom largesse is given to other Kingdoms, and it is often desired to know who made the items.