FEAST OF THE BOAR'S HEAD
Winter Solstice: Light in the Dark
The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. The sun only comes out for a few hours in most areas of the Northern hemisphere and can appear to stand still in the sky. The significant meaning of the day is the reversal or the rebirth of the sun, where the days gradually get longer each day until reaching the summer solstice in June. Many cultures in history have celebrated the winter solstice as a special event or holiday. It was a date used as a guide for planting crops, mating animals, fermenting wine, and timing food rations for the rest of winter. The concept of light coming from dark can have many meanings and is especially symbolic during the modern times we are in.
Please come and celebrate coming into the light this year at Boar’s Head!
RESERVE THE DATE!
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Washington County Fair Park
Site opens for royalty & merchants: 8:00 am
Site opens for populace: 9:00 am
Site closes: 9:00 pm
Adult Members $15
Children 6-17 $5.00
Children 0-5 Free
Merchant $10 per space
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OUTSIDE FOOD IS PERMITTED
As of this writing, we will not be holding feast or lunch, however you are encouraged to bring your own food to enjoy together or buy something at a local restaurant.
NOTE: ALL beverages must be purchased through the onsite vendor per the site contract. If this policy is not followed, we will lose the privilege of bringing in outside food in the future.
SEE YOU TOMORROW!
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Event Steward: THL Asabella of Caer Anterth Mawr
Event Marshal: Sir Geoffrey de la Brugge
Rapier Marshal: Lady Sybillia De L'Orange
Pre-Registration Steward: Tatiana Marana Melville
Gate Steward: Baroness Idonia Tait
Royalty Liaison: THL Arnbjorn Karlsson
Royalty Room: THL Deonysia of Rye
Social Media Coordinator: THL Arnbjorn Karlsson
Youth Combat: Baron Abelard die Elster
Webminister: Lady Rachel de Kilburn
Class Coordinator: Lady Rachel de Kilbourn
Merchant Steward: Baroness Kateryn of the Amber Mists
We're looking to fill the following positions for Boar's Head 2021
Artisan's Row Coordinator
Longshoreman (site set up and tear down)
Royalty Room guards
December 4, 2021
GETTING STARTED WITH TABLET WEAVING
Baroness Moira nicConnell the Strongbow
Class limit of 10
EARLY MEDIEVAL STAMPED POTTERY
Farolfus filius Richardi
This class will be an introduction to the pottery associated with Anglian and Saxon communities in Britain from around 450 to 650 CE. We will discuss the associated forms, production methods, and various styles of ornamentation, with a focus on the decorative stamped pottery tradition that originated in continental Europe and continued to flourish and develop in Britain. We will mainly look at slides of the original vessels, but I will also have a few replica pots on hand, as well as reconstructions of many of the stamp dies used to decorate the pots.
BARRELS AND BARREL AGING
This class will explore the use of casks (barrels) in period, the care of modern barrels, and some of the uses the modern brewer can put barrels to use. Limited small samples may be available depending on class size.
EMBROIDERY "ROUND TABLE"
3: 00 pm
Amytis de la Fontaine
Bring your ideas and your project. Amytis will bring a few of her medieval embroidery books and can help with designs, stitches, etc. Let's see what everyone has been working on!