Arenal 12th Night

12th Night for the Shire is Friday, January 13th through Sunday January 15th, near Evergreen, AL at Woodmen of the World Camp Riversprings (that's in Alabama, people. There was a typo in the PopChiv). It's for the FULL WEEKEND!!! We decided to make our event more centrally located for more people to be able to come share this event with us this year and to have more indoor sleep space.

We will have brewing and dancing and feasting and camping and singing. . .hopefully no "polar bearing" in the pool(special emphasis on the bare part). . . it's going to be $26.00 for members for the weekend and $29.00 for non-members for the weekend including feast , which will be another wonderful feast prepared by Katarina and Orlando d'Gilead of the Crew of the Belladonna. Feast costs include: Breakfast Sat. and Sun. Morning and Dinner Sat. evening, Lunch will be a fundraiser lunch overseen by the Pirates of the Belladonna.

If you are of the Saltaire persuasion and want to go somewhere to continue your revelry after feast, come on over and dance with us at our Masked Ball for the low low price of $18.00 which covers munching on some Dinner left over samples and sleeping in one of the dorm rooms for the night so that no one feels the need to drive home after sampling any of our many fine meads and beverages.

For everyone's special entertainment, there will be a Fool's Court and a Masked Ball after Feast. We will try to intersperse the European dancing with some Middle Eastern dance music for those who would like to show their dance skills indoors where it's warm.

We will have classes going on all day on many subjects, some of which are hands on classes. We will have some Laurels in from Aethelmarc teaching some classes (one of which is teaching Historical Rapier). We will have Classes on Leather Bottle Crafting, Brewing, Pottery, Period Masks, Period Tents, Glass Bead Making, Ships in History, and a few more that remain a surprise, so come check them out.

We will of course have fighting going on. There will be the Shire's Rapier Championship. There are several tournaments for the heavy weapons fighters, such as the King's Stag Tournament, a Novice tourney, and a possible Sheep ball game. We will also have Youth Combat tournaments as well as Youth Activities.

Just remember, we have heated dorm rooms available with bunk beds. Come on out!

The Autocrats,
Lady Gefn and Lady Saban
Heather and Leillanya