Greetings to all!
I hope everybody had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!� Now as we head into the holiday season, our attention turns to all of the wonderful feast events of the season.� On January 3, 2009, Caerthe is proud to host 12th Night, returning to the spacious�(and re-designed) dome at the Adams County Fairgrounds.� You will love the newly reconstructed site!
I hope to see many of you there this year as we strive to bring you a wonderful event.� Following is all of the information concerning the event.� If you have any questions, please contact me at rlmichel2 (at) yahoo.com
Please cross-post this announcement to other lists as you can and as appropriate!
Lord Reynhard von Reutte
12th Night Autocrat
January 3, 2009
Site opens at 10AM and closes at 10PM
Hosted by: The Barony of Caerthe
Location: Adams County Fairgrounds
The Waymire Building�� (the dome)
9755 Henderson Road���� Brighton, CO 80601
MAIN PARKING IS NOW ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE DOME!!
Autocrat: Lord Reynhard von Reutte�� (Ray Michel)
25469 East Hinsdale Place�� Aurora, CO 80016
rlmichel2 (at) yahoo.com��� (303) 549-5248
Co-Autocrat: Lord Johannes Rodenweiper
Kitchen Steward:� Baron Maestro Caballero Don Domingo
Mastadon1 (at) gmail.com (520) 240-4016
Assistant Kitchen Steward: Lord Loghlan de Hay
Site Fee: $10
Feast Fee: $15
Children:� (ages 6-12)
Site Fee:���� $4
Feast Fee:�� $4
Children under 6 are free of charge
Mail your reservations and checks to:
2100 W. 100th Ave.
Thornton, Colorado 80260
$3 non-member surcharge applies
Please make checks payable to: �SCA Inc. � Caerthe�
Please plan to pre-register for feast, as there will be a limited number of feast reservations available.
Site status: Dry
Leave behind the cold winter of the Outlands and for one evening come to the sunny climate of Spain to celebrate with the Barony of Caerthe the Twelfth Night tradition.
At the end of the 15th century, Spain sat on the brink of her most wondrous chapter in history, the Siglo de Oro, or Golden Age.� The year 1492 was perhaps the most decisive in the history of Spain.� King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile had realized their goal of reuniting Spain with their triumphant entry into Granada.� Of course, this was also the year that Christopher Columbus, sailing under a Spanish flag, left for the Americas.
Caerthe invites one and all to come and experience an evening of chivalry and pageantry as we recreate the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella during the reunification of Spain in 1492.�
Come and enjoy a fun and formal afternoon where all can proudly display their best and present their finest courtly grace.
Contests will be held to find the most chivalrous gentleman of the event and the most graceful lady; by their acts and practice of courtly grace throughout the event.� Also, a contest of Spanish history, to see who can learn the most about Spain in the Middle Ages (never fear, hints will be available during the event).� And games will abound!� Those wishing a peaceful moment may partake in a quiet game of Chess, Backgammon, Alquerque and other board games; and those who wish a livelier entertainment will have the opportunity to bottle joust, dance, and test their knowledge of heraldry in our game of Heraldic Twister.� This and much more that should not be missed.
Also, plan on presenting your finest pageantry!� There will be a special prize awarded for the person(s)�displaying the finest�pageantry that day!
Of course, it would not be Twelfth Night without merchants and socializing and merriment.�
And finally, finish your afternoon with a magnificent feast that is coordinated by Maestro Domingo and his staff; who will demonstrate that recipes can be both period and delicious.� Then sit back and enjoy the pageantry and ceremony that is planned for evening Court.
Do not miss the grandeur of Twelfth Night and the other surprises that are in store for those who attend.
10AM��� Site opens
11 AM��� Opening Court (at the Crown discretion)
12PM��� Afternoon Activities
4PM��� Feast Begins
6PM��� Evening Court (at the Crown discretion)
10PM��� Site Closes
Circles for the Order of the Laurel and the Order of the Pelican are tentatively scheduled to be held during the event, with�a Chivalry circle being held the following day at the War practice -- see below for further information.� (I will announce times for the start of circles once this has been formally determined.)
Tentative Above the Salt Feast Menu:
Figs in the French Style
Onions Called Cebollada
Spinach and Plums
Crease of Beef
Xinxanella in the Venetian Style
Manchet of Bread
Sweets will be served between courses to cleans the pallet and Soelties to amaze.
Tentative Below the Salt Feast Menu:
Higos en el estilo Franc�s---Figs in the French style
Puerro Cocido---Leek Pottage (stew)
Asado de Pollo---Roast Chicken
Cazuela de Arroz---Casserole of Rice in the Oven
Porriol---A Dish of Saut�ed Onions
Un Escudilla de Esparragos Domesticos---A Dish of Asparagus
Sauces for the Entr�e Meat
Salsa de Ajo y Pinon---A Sauce of Garlic and Pine Nuts
Salsa de Lim�n---Lemon Sauce
Turrones---Turr�n (Honey Nut Brittle)
And select other dishes to amaze
The Adams County Regional Park is located one mile west of US 85 on 124th Ave. (124th turns into Henderson Road when it crosses the South Platte River).
From Denver and the South:�Take I-25 North to I-76. Take I-76 to US 85 and take US 85 north to 124th. Turn west on 124th and go one mile to the entrance of the Fairgrounds on the Right.
From the West:� Take I-25 to 120th.� Proceed East on 120thuntil you reach Riverdale Road.� Turn Left and go North on Riverdale Road until you reach Henderson Road.� Turn Right and proceed East until you reach the entrance to the Fairgrounds on the Left.
From the North: �Take I-25 South to Highway 7, take Highway 7 east to US 85 in Brighton. Take US 85 South to 124th. Turn west on 124th and go one mile to the entrance of the Fairgrounds on the Right.
On Sunday, January 4, the day after 12th Night there will be a WAR Practice!!� The war practice will be held at the DOUGLAS COUNTY Fairgrounds, located in Castle Rock, beginning at 9:00AM.� And we have the site all day long, or as long as endurance and desire hold for�that day.
Castle Rock is between Denver and Colorado Springs and the fairground is conveniently located just 1/2 mile off of I-25.� We have an indoor site reserved and, if the weather is nice, we also have use of an outdoor area if we wish.
The�Chivalry Circle is tentatively scheduled to be held�at the start of practice.� I will post times for the Circle once it has been formally determined.
Douglas County Fairgrounds
500 Fairgrounds Rd.
Castle Rock, Co. 80104
Directions..... I-25 south of Denver to ext. 181 / Plum Creek Ave. �East 1/2 mile to Fairgrounds Rd. Left into complex and follow signs from there.
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