Winter Solstice

description:
The leaves have turned to glorious hues and have fallen to the ground. Man and beast alike have gathered food in preparation for winter. Soon, the land will be lulled into sleep. As the world outside gets colder, we gather by the fire to spend our short winter days and long winter nights along friends and family. During the day, we will cheer on our warriors while they test their mettle on the tourney field or show their prowess with the bow. Atlantia's artisans will also be showing their talent and skill in the arts and sciences. When the day grows short and the air grows colder, we will gather inside to enjoy a sumptuous feast and an array of entertainment.

Website: http://sacredstone.atlantia.sca.org/Solstice06.htm

MARTIAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Heavy and Rapier Tourney based upon the Battle of the Oak King and Holly King.
  • Target archery shoot
  • SSBaronial Archery Guard Challenge
  • Ladies only archery shoot
  • Youth Combat
  • (Additional fighting with time permitting.)
MIC: Baroness Fiona MacLeod: baronessfiona@yahoo.com

ARTS & SCIENCES ACTIVITIES:

  • Best Period Winter Solstice/12th Night gift
  • Best SCA Winter Solstice/12th Night gift
  • Period cloak, coat or winter over garment, with documentation sponsored by Lady Louise de la Mare
A&S: Lady Maeve Griffinsward: gryphon@carolina.rr.com

**There will be a garb consult table run by Lady Louise de la Mare.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE NON-FIGHTER:
Backgammon Tournament sponsored by Mistress JeanMaire

FEAST INFORMATION:
Feast will be based upon medieval winter holiday traditions. This will include several courses with holiday entertainment provided throughout. Spaces are limited due to the special performances; please reserve early if you would like a seat! Candlelight is requested.

Head Cook: Lady Brianna O'Duinn brianna@roanwoulfe.com

Those who would like to perform are asked to contact the autocrat.

PRICING:
Cost:
Adult, Member: $5.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast
Adult, Non-Member: $8.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast
Child (6-17): $1.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast
Child (0-5): Free

Cost Notes: Day-trip includes lunch. Feast spaces are very limited and will be taken by pre-reservation only.

Make checks payable to: Barony of the Sacred Stone, SCA, Inc.

SITE:
Pumpkin Center Community Center
2735 Clubhouse Road
Lincolnton, NC
(Use 4051 King Wilkinson Road, Lincolnton, NC for internet mapping - this is the church in front of the Center.)

Site Restrictions: No pets.

SCHEDULE:
9:00 a.m. Site opens
11:00 a.m. Authorizations
11:00 a.m. A&S drop off
11:00 a.m. Archery field opens
Noon Tourneys begin
Noon Lunch is served
Noon A&S judging begins
4:00 p.m. Court
5:30 p.m. Feast
9:00 p.m. Site closes

Merchanting Information: Please contact autocrat.

Other Information:
Autocrats Information: Asszony Bessenyei Rozsa (Rachel Wojcik) qchell@earthlink.net

Reservations: Lady Allegranza Marcovaldi (Cathy Gates) allegranza@roanwoulfe.com

Directions:
Take best route to US 321 between Hickory and Gastonia, NC. Take Exit 24 and turn left onto NC-150. Approximately 5 miles down turn right onto King Wilkinson Blvd. Go 1/2 mile turn left onto Clubhouse Road. Community Center is on left. Location:
Barony of the Sacred Stone (Lincolnton, North Carolina)