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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

3000 County Hwy PV, West Bend, WI 53095

Site opens for royalty & merchants: 8:00 am

Site opens for populace: 9:00 am

Site closes: 9:00 pm

SITE FEES

Adults $20
Adult Members $15
Children 6-17 $5.00
Children 0-5 Free
Merchant $10 per space

RSVP TO THE EVENT

We met our RSVP goals!


Pre-registration with payment is closed. If you plan to pay at the door, you should still RSVP to help us plan for attendance.

When you RSVP to the event, you will be able to add the event to your calendar and get email notification about changes or cancellations.

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.

 

LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING!

Paid pre-registration is closed, but you can still RSVP to add the event to your online calendar, get an email confirmation and automatic email updates in case of changes to the event.

Questions about existing paid pre-registrations, including merchant spaces and PayPal invoicing should be directed to the Pre-Registration Steward, Tatiana Maran Melville

 

EVENT STAFF

Contact the Event Steward and Staff at boarshead@caeranterth.org

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

  • Gate staff

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

December 4, 2021

MONKS, NUNS, & FRIARS

11:00 am

Johan Von Metten

An overview of some of the various forms of religious life during the Middle Ages from Egypt to Ireland and the Middle East

KIRTLE, COTEHARDIE, GOTHIC FITTED GOWN: FITTING FOR ALL BODIES

11:00 am

Lady Ciana

We will use Mistress Matilde's Method of draping and fitting a pattern to flatter your body, and discuss further fitting & finishing. Please bring at least 2 yards of muslin, cotton, or medium-weight linen; or even your already-started project that you may be having trouble with as well as markers, scissors, & pins. I will bring what extra fabric I have, and drapery to hang for modesty as this is going to be quite hands-on for those that wish it. If you do not wish to partially disrobe for your own fitting, please be respectful in your observance of technique.  Questions can be emailed directly to Lady Ciana.

EARLY MEDIEVAL STAMPED POTTERY

1:00 pm

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.

GETTING STARTED WITH TABLET WEAVING

1:00 pm

Baroness Moira nicConnell the Strongbow

Class limit of 10

BARRELS AND BARREL AGING

2:00 pm

Oswyn Swann

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.

 
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CLASS INSTRUCTORS NEEDED!

Now's your chance to show off what you've learned during our plague confinement. Or maybe just dust off a familiar topic and refresh our memories.

In any case, we need YOU to volunteer to teach a class!

We have only 10 slots to allow for social distancing. Classes will run for 45 minutes beginning at 11 am with an hour break for lunch. Wi-Fi is available onsite.