[EAS] Yule Gathering and Feast

Greetings and gracious felicitations, all ye good gentles. It is that time of year once again, with the leaves fallen, and the air now crisp with pending snow. It is also that time for the Barony of Bergental to welcome all unto the Great Hall to enjoy the company of friends; to entertain and to be entertained; to browse the wares of merchants... In all, a time to come together in fellowship and enjoy the season.

In addition to the companionship one finds so welcoming in Bergental, there will also be a competition and display of Arts & Sciences, so please bring your works unto the hall. Negotiations with the local constabulary are underway to permit a traditional boar hunt in the forest behind the Manor, so be assured that an opportunity to test your mettle among the trees is being planned. If that were not enough, we welcome merchants to come and display their wares, and there is likely to be an area of the building set aside that will certainly be entertaining to the smalls of all ages among us.

To finish off the day, a grand feast will be prepared to fill the most particular appetites. It is said amongst the populace that it is unheard of to leave the board of a Bergental feast hungry or unsatisfied by the quality of the fare. Entertainments will be presented during the various removes, and an auction will be held to benefit the baronial hosting of the Runnymeade dinner at Pennsic. Feast space is limited, so pre-register early to guarantee your space.

The site opens at 9AM and closes at 9PM. Anyone remaining behind will be graciously thanked for their assistance in cleaning up.

Notes: This site is dry and has a strict non-smoking policy on the grounds, so please plan accordingly. If you have an item to donate for the auction, please contact the event steward listed below.

Trinity Church is very easy to find. Make your best way to Interstate 91...

From the North: take Exit 4 (Rte. 83 / East Longmeadow). At the bottom of the ramp, ease into the middle traffic lane, and take the left at the light (not the one before it). Get into the right hand lane while going under the highway. Proceed under Rte. 91 and pass through the first light, and bear right around the corner at the second light onto Longhill Street. Antonio's Pizza / Grinders will be on your left as you proceed up the hill.

***Go to the top of Longhill Street to your first set of lights. Turn left onto Sumner Avenue. Get into the right hand lane. Proceed through 3 sets of lights. Trinity Church will be on your right hand side after the entrance to Forest Park. The entrance to the parking lot is off the side street immediately past the church on the right. There is no parking on Sumner Ave.

From the South: Take Exit 2 (Rte 83 / East Longmeadow) and proceed to the top of the ramp. Go through the first set of lights at the top of the hill and get in the right hand lane. At the next set of lights, turn right onto Sumner Avenue. Proceed as above at the ***.

Event Website: http://www.bergental.org/Events/Yule2007.html

At-a-Glance Event Information
Trinity United Methodist Church
361 Sumner Ave
Springfield, MA 01108

Site Opens: 9:00AM
Site Closes: 9:00PM

Event Fees:
Site : Site Fees are as follows:
Adults: $10.00
Youth: (12-17) $8.00
Children: (6 - 11) Free
Babes: Free

Reservations must be received by Friday, November 23, 2007

Feast: Feast Fees are as follows:
Adults: $10.00
Youth: (12-17) $8.00
Children: (6 - 11) $6.00
Babes: (5& Under) Free

Reservations must be received by Friday, November 23, 2007

Send Reservations to:
Lady Brigit of Bergental

Merchants, pre-registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as space is available, but limited.

Lady Brigit of Bergental

Lord Detharlion of Nottingham
Email: mgio@yahoo.com

Other Contact Information:
Merchants & donors of auction items please contact Lord Detharlion (info above).

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc. Barony of Bergental Location:
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)