Come One Come All! The Barony of Bergental and House ICOD are proud to invite you to attend the Coronation of Gryffith and Aikaterine. With the generous help of many friends, we are planning a gala day in celebration of our new monarchs. The site is magnificent, from the stained glass and stone arches in the sanctuary to the fireplaces in the parlors and the simple Tudor feast hall. This beautiful church hosts an annual Boar's Head Festival and is the perfect setting for modern medieval activities.
Indoors, there will be merchants, music in the chapel, a silent auction, and sundry other diversions. Tables will be reserved for a games tournament: bring your backgammon, chess or period games and challenge all comers. An A&S exhibit will delight and inform: all entries are welcome, and we will highlight those from 1350 to 1450 in honor of our new Royalty. A spacious room has been set aside for children's crafts and other supervised activities. The Last Court of Lucan and Yana will begin at 11 a.m. in the gothic sanctuary.
Outdoors, weather permitting, we will play bocce and croquet on the broad green lawn. And at the request of His Majesty, a tournament will be held. The tourney will move indoors to the gymnasium if necessary. (Please bring rubber-soled shoes.)
A bounteous evening feast will be prepared by Baron Dietrich Schwelgengraber, justly famed for his culinary skill. A concert and dancing will end our festivities. We pray you join us for what will prove to be a most memorable Coronation Day.
ALCOHOL: The site is DRY. No alcohol may be brought into the building. Gifts of alcohol should be presented symbolically, and transferred in the parking area directly from vehicle to vehicle.
HANDICAP ACCESS: Outside ramp access to the sanctuary for court. Portable ramp available for access to hall and indoor activities.
PARKING: Large adjacent lot, on-street parking in neighborhood, overflow parking at nearby school.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: For crash space, contact Lady Brigit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOTEL: Discount rate $62.10 at Days Inn, 437 Riverdale St, West Springfield, 413-785-5365 (Exit 3 off I-91)--mention "SCA Coronation" for the discount.
The site is in western Mass off I-91, south of the Mass Pike and just a few miles north of the CT border.
FROM THE NORTH: From I-91 Southbound, take Exit 4/Rte 83 & Forest Park. At bottom of ramp, move one lane to the right, in order to turn left at the light. Following the signs for Rte 83 South & Forest Park, bear right after the next light and go up the hill. At the top, turn left at the light onto Sumner Ave. ***Travel about 3/4 mi, past the entrance to Forest Park on your right. The church is at the next corner on your right.
FROM THE SOUTH: From I-91 Northbound, take Exit 2/Rte 83 & Forest Park. Stay straight, following the signs for Rte 83 & Forest Park. At the light, turn right onto Sumner Ave. Follow from *** above.
BY MASS TRANSIT: The church is on a city bus line. Contact the Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority at 413-781-PVTA for routes & schedules.
At-a-Glance Event Information
Trinity United Methodist Church
361 Sumner Ave
Springfield, MA 01108
Site Opens: 10.a.m. (9 a.m. for merchant setup)
Site Closes: 10 p.m.
Site : Site fee includes simple Dayboard.
Reservations must be postmarked by April 4th.
Advance: Adult: $10, Children 6-12: $5
Children under 5: Free.
At the Gate:
Adult: $14, Children 6-12: $7, Children under 5: Free
Feast: OnBoard: Adult: $10, Children 6-12: $5, Children 0-5: Free
Reservations must be postmarked by April 4th.
Seating is limited to 150. RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Some offboard seating will be available.
DIETARY CONCERNS: Contact Baron Dietrich at Dietrichsca@gmail.com.
Send Reservations to:
Mistress Pagan Graeme
Please include modern and SCA names for everyone covered by the reservation. Include an email address for confirmation.
The $3 SCA non-member surcharge will be added, so please bring proof of memebrship.
Baroness Jovonne d'Esprit [Jovonna Van Pelt]
email@example.com (Please put "Coronation" in subject line.)
William de Drummyn (Bob Humphreys)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Please put "Coronation" in subject line.)
Other Contact Information:
MERCHANTS: One rectangular table is provided. Hall entry is up a flight of stairs. Contact the Deputy Steward by March 31st.
PERFORMERS: There are several venues & opportunities for performances. Please contact the Event Steward before March 31st.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc - Barony of Bergental
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)