Festival of Foolishness

From the Shire that never takes itself too seriously comes the Festival of Foolishness! Come celebrate the giddiness of the end of winter and explore all things foolish, silly and peculiar.

There will be fighting, lots and lots of fighting, both styles. Criteria for prizes will be announced.

Bring your most foolish A&S projects to display. The only documentation required is a statement from you as to why the project was "foolish." There will be awards with extra points for creativity.

There will also be a "bad garb" contest with prizes in at least two categories: outrageously awful garb and mix-and-match garb. So, wear your neon, spandex, snake-print houpelande (we know you have one stashed in the back of your closet!) or your exquisite Elizabethan doublet over your beautifully embroidered cotehardie (you get the idea), and come party with the shire!

And, as the pièce de résistance, the incomparable Lord Bjorn inn Mikli will be preparing a feast of subtleties for your gastronomical ecstasy. There will be a bardic during feast where we hope to feature medieval foolishness! Please bring your period (or SCA) jokes to share. Jugglers are welcome!

Site opens at 10:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm and is discreetly damp. There is a large city park next door to the site.

Site Fees: $5 adults, kids 6-12 half price, kids 5 and younger are guests of the Shire. $15 family cap. $3 non-member surcharges apply.

Feast Fees: $7 adults, kids 6-12 half price, kids 5 and younger are guests of the Shire. Prepaid feast reservations are due by March 24, and may be sent to Lady Kadrina. Make checks payable to Arrows' Flight, SCA Inc.

Merchants are much loved and encouraged to attend. Please contact Elsbet if you wish to merchant at this event.

Directions: The site is the American Fork Senior Center located at 54 E. Main St. in American Fork, Utah. Take your best route to I-15 and exit #278 in American Fork. Turn West. Stay on this road for approximately 1.1 miles. The site is on your right. There is a parking lot behind the Center, but you have to turn in at the business next door. There will be signs at the site.

Co-Autocrats: Elsbet in Sleggja (Jeanne Foreman)

Lady Kadrina Tanskalainen (Karina Tucker)