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Yule Revel in Renaissance Germany TRM will be in attendance Event date: December 9th, 2017
Hosted by Barony of Bhakail - Philadelphia, PA
Event Last Modified: October 18th, 2017

Event details
“Come, let us sing a joyful song, let instruments and lutes also resound. 
Sweetly make music, intended forever to be made,
the drum beats and sings, that all's heard,
help us decorate our feast.”

“Nun fanget an, ein guts Liedlein zu singen”, written by Hans Leo Hassler, in 1598.  Translated by Moisés A.  Bittner.

The Barony of Bhakail invites you to join us in chasing away winter’s gloom with feasting, dancing, music, singing, contests, gaming, and much socializing in a Renaissance German midwinter celebration.

During the day, there will be Renaissance dance instruction and Renaissance German music, gaming in the ratskeller, and Youth Activities. 

Master Alesone Gray of Cranlegh is preparing a sumptuous feast based on recipes from Ein New Kochbuch (1581). 

Additionally, the Baron and Baroness of Bhakail have called upon Their Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion and Their Baronial Brewing Champion to prepare competitions so that the next Champions may be chosen.

Baronial A&S Champion Competition:

All that glitters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Tell of work in much detail.
Projects welcome that have failed.
You must show in word and deed;
Rocks that may, or not impede.
Prove if you've been wise and bold;
Show the work to be extolled.

In every path of learning we come to a point where we fail to continue without trial and error, or the assistance of an outside source.  The challenge for the A&S Championship at Yule this year is to explain what hurdles were jumped to move forward in a specific project or area of study.  Display a final piece where you have conquered a difficult technique, or a project in progress that is moving over the hurdle to the other side of completion.  Research papers are very welcome, and should be submitted by Sunday, December 3rd, to the outgoing Baronial A&S Champion, Lady Shoshana Gryffyth at Ellenshoshana@gmail.com.

Entries will be judged on a 1-5 scale in 6 categories:
Aesthetic qualities

Please send any questions or requests for assistance with documentation to Shoshana Gryffyth at Ellenshoshana@gmail.com.

Baronial Brewing Champion Competition:

Greetings unto the people of the great Barony of Bhakail and all beyond its borders,

I am honored and blessed as last year’s Bhakail Baronial Champion, to present the theme for this year’s Yule Brewing Competition to be held at this year’s Bhakail Yule Revel on December 9, 2017.

Every year as Yule time approaches one of my favorite parts of the season is all the smells associated with it.  Smells of peppermint, pine, cider, cinnamon sticks, figs, apples, and spices.  And that will be this year theme:  The Scents of Yule.

The competition is a 7-point system with a possibility of bonus points.  All Brewers of any experience level are encouraged to participate.  Contestants are expected to be over 21 if entering an alcoholic category.  All ingredients MUST be listed so as to prevent allergic reactions among the judges.  The potable must be created legally, IE:  no distilling, unless you have license to do so.  The potable entered must be made by the person entering; proxy entries will be allowed at the discretion of their Excellencies of Bhakail.  Please try to document your entries.

Point Break down:
Yule-time scent ingredient:  1 point
Taste:  2 points
Documentation:  2 points
Period tools and methods used:  2 points

Bonus points available:
Baron/Baroness allowed to grant 1 point each
Snazzy Label:  1 point
Period bottle:  1 point

In Service Always,
Lady Cassandra Arques
Bhakail Brewing Champion

Site Opens: 9:30 a.m.
Site Closes: 10 p.m.
Event Location
Germany Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
Event Fees
Site : PREREGISTERED site fee (includes dayboard)
Adult:  $21
Adult with $5 membership discount:  $16
Youth (6-17):  $3
Child (0-5):  Free

AT-THE-DOOR site fee (includes dayboard)
Adult:  $24
Adult with $5 membership discount:  $19
Youth (6-17):  $5
Child (0-5):  Free

Feast: PREREGISTERED feast (until sold out)
Adult:  $13
Youth (6-17):  $9
Child (0-5) with own feast seat:  $1
Child (0-5) on someone's lap:  Free

AT-THE-DOOR feast (if available)
Adult:  $13
Youth (6-17):  $9
Child (0-5) with own feast seat:  $1
Child (0-5) on someone's lap:  Free

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA Inc.  - Barony of Bhakail

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Mathilde Poussin
Dame Brunissende Dragonette


Jackie Binstead
Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Send Reservations to:
Deborah Miller
2436 Perot Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Other Contact Information:
Youth Activities:  Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar at youth@bhakail.eastkingdom.org

Gaming:  THL Aurddeilen ap Robet

Dancing:  Duchessa Diana Alene

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