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The Fifty-Second Year

Heart's Revel -- Winter's Gate

February 17, 2018 (AS LII)

Alaska Land (Pioneer Park) Exhibit Hall,
Fairbanks, AK

From The Page (January, 2018):

Dionysus, also called Bacchus, in Greco-Roman religion was a nature god of fruitfulness and vegetation, especially known as a god of wine and revelry. A “bacchanalian” party or feast is marked by unrestrained revelry. The name recalls a Roman festival called Bacchanalia. As such, behold!! The Feast of Bacchus!! Please note that, as the description suggests, this will be a very adult themed event. It is trusted that par­ents will know what is appropriate for their children to witness.

Contests: The Feast will have whims revolving around a select few of the rites celebrated during Bac­chanalia!

Baron's Whim: His Excellency would like to see those musical folks playing a flute, a lute, or a lyre! Bring forth your musical prowess and let it be heard!

Baroness' Whim: The rite of Anthesteria, essentially a drinking feast. Bring out your best wines and let Her Excellency be the judge!

Bacchanalia Whim (to be judged by Her Excellency and the autocrat): The rite of the Oschophoria (“Carrying of the Grape Clusters”). Who can His Excellency make blush the most while feeding them a grape?

A&S Contest: The rite of Lenaea, which included a festal procession and dramatic performances. Bring out your best acting skills!

Event Steward’s Whim: In paintings and carvings, Bacchus is often depicted eating a bunch of grapes and surrounded by satyrs. Recreate this in physical form!!

Dinner is a partial feast. A Meat dish and a dessert will be provided by the Barony. Please help to supplement this by bringing a dish that serves 6-8 to share (along with an ingredient list please).

Event Steward: Elisheva bint Sitt al-Sirr (contact info omitted)

Site information: Alaska Land (Pioneer Park) Exhibit Hall. (street address omitted), Fairbanks, AK 99701. The Exhibit Hall is the round building with the masks on the left when you enter via the main pedestrian gate. Vehicle access to the park’s interior is via the gate at the intersection of 2nd Ave and Moore Street.

Event Registration: $10 for adults (+ $5 for adult non-members), $5 for ages 6- 17, and 5 and under are free; $30 family cap. Please make checks out to "SCA, Inc. -Barony of Winters Gate."

Site opens: 10 am - Site Closes 10 pm

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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