This year’s joint Bergentall/BBM Yule Celebration will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013, in Barony Beyond the Mountain (New Britain, CT).
Good greetings, one and all! As the days grow cold and the North wind begins it’s relentless pursuit, it’s time to seek the warm welcoming halls of good neighbors and friends. The Barony Beyond the Mountain and our Northern neighbor Bergental, have, once again, combined our efforts to provide such a haven to all who would seek it! We welcome you to our hall for a day of feasting, marshal activities, classes, competitions, entertainment, ceremony, and respite. Merchants are also most welcome!
Our doors will open to the general populace at 9:00AM, but staff and merchants may enter at 7:30AM.
Schedule for the Day:
9:00 Gate Opens
10:00-12:00 Archery part 1
11:00 Bergental Heavy Weapons Championship
11:00-3:30 Silent Auction
12:30 Spear Tourney
12:30 Fencing Tourney
1:00-3:30 Archery part 2
1:00-3:30 Bergental A&S Championship
1:00-3:30 Breads and Spreads Competition
1:30-2:30 Cross Stitch Embroidery Class
2:00 Gate Closes
2:00 BBM Fencing Champions Tourney
2:00-4:00 Heraldic Consultation
2:30-4:30 Crewel Embroidery Class
3:00 Boar Hunt
3:30 Feast Hall Setup starts
4:00 Performance by Concentus in the Main Hall
4:00 Merchants start to break down
6:00 Yule Ceremony followed immediately by Feast
9:00 Site Closes. If you are still on site, thank you for helping to clean up.
In addition to several classes, there will be two Arts and Sciences Competitions: the first to determine the A&S Champion for Bergental. the other is “Breads and Spreads”. You may enter either or both competitions–one for medieval style breads the other for medieval style spreads. Brief documentation is a plus. Please bring a serving platter and knife to cut your bread. If you intend to enter your A&S Entry in both Breads and Spreads and the Bergental A&S Championship, please contact the Bergental MOAS to ensure she knows part of your Championship entry is in the Cafeteria.
Weather permitting, there will be prenty of martial activities at Yule:
HEAVY FIGHTING: 1) The Bergental Baronial Championship Tourney,
2) A Spear Tourney and 3) A Boar Hunt that will start after both of the other tourneys are done, probably around 3:00.
ARCHERY TOURNAMENT: Bring your bow and arrows. The tournament will consist of a 10 target novelty shoot, ranging from 10 yards out to 75 yards, and a challenge shoot using the standard 20/30/40 yard (Royal Round) roundels and a 60 yard, 48″ roundel. For members of the Barony Beyond The Mountain, this event, will also be for our Baronial Archery Championship. Anyone may compete for the prizes. Those not wanting to compete, are still welcome to use the targets for fun and practice (just don’t turn in a score sheet). Royal Rounds will be available for those who want them. The range will open at 9:00 (or as soon after as possible) with competition beginning at 10:00 (though the novelty portion is open shooting, and the challenge will not be until after lunch, so don’t worry if you are a little late arriving), and will run until noon, with an hour off for lunch, then resume at 1:00, and close at 3:30.
FENCING: Following the open fencing tourney, the Barony Beyond the Mountain will be holding their Baronial Fencing Champion’s Tourney
Site is damp. Beer, wine, mead or champagne ONLY. No spirits or spirit-based cordials are allowed on site.
No smoking on site. Not even in the parking lot. You must go outside the fence to smoke.
No animals are allowed on site except Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (guide dogs, signal dogs, or other animals individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability).
For directions, reservations and contacts, please see the official event announcement.