As in previous years, the Fete will have a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. Some of the activities planned currently include jousting, hunkerhausen, face painting, trebuchet firing contests and mosaics. We may be having some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. There will be light snacks and drinks available for children and their parents.
The Fete is designed for children ages four and up. Children ages four, five and six must have an adult (or teen who is at least 14 years old) remain with them throughout the festivities. Older children should be checked on periodically by parents or guardians to ensure their safety and suitable behavior.
Parents and guardians please note that if your child has food allergies or other health issues that they are unable to manage or if they may not leave the party unescorted, you should remain with your child at the Fete. Due to the large numbers of children that attend the Fete, organizers cannot be responsible for these issues. The parent or guardian’s location during the party must be given as children come through check-in at the Fete. We ask that children do not bring personal articles with them while attending the Children’s Fete, as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items.
We are currently still in need of volunteers for the party. We have need of gentles that want to be sponsors of their own chosen activity or help with activities that need additional people. Gentles are needed to set up and help clean up, and also to provide general help (i.e. signing in children, serving refreshments, wandering staff, etc.). We can never have too many people helping. Volunteers will need to be at the barn around noon if possible and around 11am if they want to help with setup of the Fete.
If you would like to help, or need additional information, contact Duchess Arielle the Golden: Up until August 8th e-mail Duchessa77@bellsouth.net or phone 704-364-2224 before 9 pm. After August 8th contact her at Pennsic, camped with House Darkyard/Barony of Roaring Wastes in N18.
This is assured to be another fun-filled festive occasion for the children of the Known World. Please remember that without the generous volunteers who give of their time and energy each year, the party would not happen.