Nordwache/Wintermist Yule and Investiture (Nordwache)

When:  Saturday, December 9, 2017  1pm – 9pm
Where:  Burris Park, 6500 Clinton Ave, Kingsburg, CA 93631 (map)
Event Steward:  Lady Jennifer and THL Miðfjarðar-Dalla.
Feast Steward:  THL Colette Olivier La Fourniere.
Feast email:


Io, Satvrnalia! This year Yule is taking on a Roman twist! You are invited to join Nordwache and Wintermist in a joint Yule celebration, SATVRNALIA MMXVII! The day will include the Investiture of Lady Sunnifa Jonsdottir as the next Baroness of Wintermist, Baronial Arts Competitions, Event Arts Competitions, Games of Chance Fundraiser, String Quartet, White Elephant Exchange and Feast.
Schedule: 1:00pm: Doors open. 2:00pm-ish: Bardic Competition during court. Limited to 3 minutes each. 3:30pm: Games of Chance Fundraiser and White Elephant Exchange. Regular games for those not interested in the fundraiser. White Elephant is $10.00 or under Unisex gift exchange for those who want to participate.
Matching Festive Garb Competition. 5:00pm: Feast set up begins. 6:00pm: Feast service begins. Porterville Strings Quartet and table decorating contest during feast.
9:00pm: Site closes.
Arts and Science Competitions: Bardic 3 min limit, Festive Garb, Best Table Decorations. Nordwache Baronial Arts and Science theme is “Roman Holiday”. Please contact the Nordwache Arts and Science Mistress if you need information on the points system. The Wintermist Arts Championship, second leg themes: Open category – Roman (your entry into the Nordwache competition can count for Wintermist as well! just let us know your intent), Functional art – Metal, Decorative art – Medieval Yule/Solstice from any country, and Edible – Subtlety. If you want to qualify for the Wintermist Championship, you need to enter at least three of these four categories. A winner for the day will be determined as well. Feast Reservation: Please contact THL Colette Olivier La Fourniere at The Senatorial option has 100 reservations available and is $10.00 per seat. The Plebian option has 50 reservations available and is $5.00 per seat. The menu is Roman. Senatorial will have the full menu while Plebian is a smaller menu. Please look for our Facebook event for the menus or inquire when making reservations.
Registration Information: Registration is $10.00. Member Registration is $5.00. Parking is included in the site fee. Make check payable to: SCA Inc./Barony of Nordwache. Directions: From the South, take Fwy 99 towards Kingsburg. Take CA-99 N Follow CA-99 N to exit 97. Take exit 97 to merge onto CA-198 W toward Hanford/Lemoore. Turn right onto 6th Ave (signs for Burris Park), Turn left onto Clinton Ave. 
 From the North, take Fwy 99 towards Kingsburg. Follow CA-99 S to Ave 394. Take exit 111 from CA-99 S, Continue onto Ave 394 (signs for Mendocino Ave/Avenue 394), Turn right onto Rd 12, Turn right onto Avenue 384/Boston Ave, Turn left onto N 5 1/2 Ave, Turn right onto Benecia Ave, Continue onto N 6th Ave, Turn right onto Clinton Ave.