Newcomers LVII (2022)

Vetmaetr Viking Fall Festival
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Beloved Populace of the Outlands, draw nigh as it is time to celebrate the fall and the bounty of the harvest at Winternights and to welcome the Newcomers of our society. The Barony of Unser Hafen seeks your companionship and comradery to join us for a day of Arts & Sciences, Children’s Activities, Tournaments, Viking games, Feasting, Bardic, and Dancing.

 

There is something for everyone at Newcomer’s.

 

I’m new and not sure what to do. Come and enjoy! We will have a newcomer’s point set up where you can meet other newcomers and volunteers who will gladly take you around to meet people with similar interests, answer questions that you may have, and help you see and do all the things. Our Baronial and Kingdom Chatelaine may also have a scavenger hunt for you to participate in…

The Heavy fighting and Rapier Tournaments will be held in the beautiful grounds of the church. Staking is not an issue so please feel free to bring your day shades and pop ups or Baronial Pavilions. Bring Your Banners and let your colors fly. If inclement weather happens, fighting can and will still occur in the gymnasium, banners can be flown here too with Banner Stands or be hung on the walls. Newcomers are encouraged to participate and there will be prizes for the Newcomers.

The household of the Crows will be sponsoring Viking games such as Hunkerhausen, Helgaball, and Kubb following the tournaments.

Did you ever wish to go to Hunter’s Feast in the amazing Shire of Windkeep but life and long distances during the winter got in your way? A donation lunch in the style of “The Hunt and Harvest” of Game Meats and other tantalizing vitels will be provided by Mistress Aldyth Trefaldwyn and her amazing team of cooks. If this amazing lunch doesn’t suit your tastes, there are local eateries nearby where you can fill your plate. Speaking of plates…Please bring your feast gear for lunch & dinner to help us create the amazing atmosphere of a medieval fall festival.

Children of all ages will have the opportunity to either paint a mini pumpkin Jack O Lantern or Carve a Turnip Jack O Lantern (carving only allowed with Parental Supervision). If you or your child would like to participate in this activity, please reach out to Lady Anneka of Hoglund (Breanna Martinez bananalq79@gmail.com) to ensure we have enough pumpkins and turnips for all to enjoy.

Arts and Sciences - This year we are doing something different, there will be static A&S displays set up in the chapel. Look for people who are wearing the A&S pin to talk to about their interests in A&S or to get directions to someone who shares your interests. Reach out to Dominia Lilliana (Kimberly Carman aands@unserhafen.org) if you would like to display and are willing to speak to newcomers about the Arts & Sciences.

Feasting - Following Evening Court, there will be a potluck feast held in the gymnasium. We ask that everyone who plans to enjoy dinner bring a dish to share to celebrate the harvest. Crockpots for soups and stews can be housed in the large kitchen during the day and kept warm. Cold items can be refrigerated. Her Honor Safiya has thrown down a challenge to see who can bring the best hand pies, either savory or sweet. Not sure what to bring for dinner? Here are a few sites for Viking food ideas: https://www.fotevikensmuseum.se/d/en/vikingar/hur/mat/recept and https://www.ribevikingecenter.dk/en/learn-more/food.aspx.

During Feast we would love to have the Bards perform. Tell a story, recite some poetry, sing a song or play some music to help keep us all entertained. Reach out to Lady Vaeltaja, the current Pencerrd Bard, to sign up to perform on the day of the event.

 

Dancing - THLord Soren will be our dance master for the evening so bring your dancing shoes and and enjoy some well mannered frivolity.

 

These are the foothills of the Northern Outlands so please consider bringing clothing options, as we may see all the different seasons throughout the course of the day. Sunscreen, remember your sunscreen please as the sun can be less than kind at this elevation, even in the Fall. The average temperatures in Fort Collins, in October range between 36 - 64 degrees.

 

Lots of Food and Lodging are available in Fort Collins and Loveland to help you if you plan to stay with us in the North for the weekend. Crash space can be found if you would like to stay with some of your friends, just reach out to the event steward.

 

We will be following all SCA, Kingdom, State, and County Protocols in regards to COVID-19.

When & Where

Saturday, October 29, 2022
OPENS: 09:00 AM CLOSES: 09:00 PM
Council Tree Covenant Church
4825 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Site is Dry Site

 

Make your best route to I-25 and head to Fort Collins, from the North or South, take Exit 265 to E Harmony Road, go west on Harmony for 3.5 miles to S Lemay Street and take a right, the Church is on your right.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Fees

$25 Adult
$20 Member Fee
$10 Youth Fee (Ages 7-13)
Under 7 Free

Pre-registration

Pre-register using this form (https://forms.gle/qVMYmbzje9QBEtnL9) to save time in line at the gate! All gate fees will be paid on the day of the event.

Schedule

As always is at Their Majesties and Their Excellencies Whim.

Site Setup: 7:00 AM
Site Opens: 9:00 AM
Morning Court: 10:00 AM
A&S Displays Open: 10:30 AM
Tournaments List Open: 10:30 AM
Tournaments: 11:00 AM
Lunch Served: 12:00 PM
Children’s Activity: 2:00 PM
Viking Games: 2:00 PM
A&S Display Closes: 4:00 PM
Evening Court: 5:00 PM
Feast & Bardic: 6:00 PM
Dancing & Revelry: 7:00 PM
Site Clean up: 9:00 PM
Site Closes: 10:00 PM

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Event Steward: THL Cecilia (Mandy Goltz)
mandyrenee1976@gmail.com

970-776-6772