[ATE] First Annual Northern Yule

description:
The season of warmth is at its end and the gentle white blanket of winter prepares to claim its place in the cool pines surrounding the Northlands. All are invited to draw nigh and sit by the warm hearth of friendship and witness the challenges of the day.

A gathering of friends and kin would not be complete without food and drink. Let us feast! THLord Lutold von Sonnenthal will prepare this year’s feast with a little bit of German Flair! Volunteers for entertainment between removes will be greatly appreciated, please contact the autocrat to be put on the schedule of events.

We invite all combatants to take part in our armored prize tournament in order to demonstrate their prowess in various forms of the arms of peace. For the Northland archers, we will be holding a holiday archery shoot. (These activities are subject to change, please look for updates on our website) All artisans, those established and budding are encouraged to devise a yuletide or seasonal display for their table to be entered in a centerpiece contest. Members of the populace can try their hand at various games of skill through out the afternoon. Don't forget you’re dancing shoes because we shall be learning the steps and kicking up our heels in dance. There shall also be a visit from Father Christmas for the youngest gentles. Last but not least! Do not forget the annual gift exchange, please remember to bring a wrapped gift (1) for each participant, but remember its every lord and lady for themselves, no ones gift is safe! For rules on how the gift exchange works, check out our website! Adults as well as children may participate.

Site info:
Site opens at 10am, closes at 9pm. No pets, no indoor smoking, this is a dry site, no camping. All site fees includes the feast. There is a maximum cap on attendance of 100 (for advance reservations, please call or email the event steward). Keep in mind it gets dark early and we will be in the forest, a flashlight would be a good idea! Parking is limited and will be spread around here and there about the camp roadways, carpooling is highly recommended (saves gas too!) You may pull up to the lodge to unload and we should have someone on hand to help you find parking. Merchants are invited to be on hand to cast away any lingering melancholy and spare change.

Adults (SCA members) - $12.00; Adults (non-SCA) - $15.00; Youth (age 9-17) - $5.00; Children (age 8 & under) – Free!

Directions to Site:
Camp Tepeyac, 2600 Tepeyac Road, Prescott, AZ., 86302

From the Northwest: Take your best route to Prescott Arizona. From Hwy 40 you can take (Hwy 89 South) to Prescott. Once in Prescott you will pass under a bridge (under construction) and you will find yourself on Gurley. From the North or South: Take Hwy 17 to Cordes Junction you may take (Hwy 69 to Prescott) continue into Prescott. Once in Prescott, Hwy 69 will curve around and turn into Gurley which is the main street through town. Turn left onto Montezuma, just past the courthouse square (Whiskey Row). Follow Montezuma to Copper Basin Road and turn right. Continue on Copper Basin (expect detours through neighborhoods due to road construction). Proceed up the Mountain to Camp Tepeyac (it is a beautiful drive!). The last 2 miles are not paved; you will be in Prescott National Forest. Look for the Camp Tepeyac sign also there will be SCA signs posted along the way. *Note keep in mind it is possible that severe weather could cause road condition problems. Check our website for updates!

For Yule Feast updates visit the Shire of Granite Mountain website at: http://www.granitemountain.org/Html/yule.html

Event Steward & Feastocrat: THLord Lutold von Sonnenthal robin@sundragontech.com Location:
Shire of Granite Mountain (Prescott, Arizona)