Frost Fair


Hosted by Device of Seagirt

The Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Lucy Holgrove
Date: December 1 , 2018
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on December 1th 2018
Site closes at: 11:59 PM

Event site:
James Bay New Horizons
234 Menzies Victoria, BC V8V 2G7

We invite all gentles to attend the Barony of Seagirt’s Frost Fair! Join us on the frozen Thames river in late Elizabethan London for food, holiday shopping, the Seagirt Bardic Championship, and more merriment…

Contests Include:

1) Seagirt Bardic Championship:
* Two pieces.
* Including one period piece, other should be SCA related, or in a period style.
* Documentation 2 pages max!
* Bonus marks for a winter or Elizabethan theme (snow, ice, holiday, the frozen Thames, etc).

2) Costume Contest – As last year’s contest was so popular, we will again run the Holiday-ify your dress (or make an entire new holiday outfit). Prizes for “Most Subtle” and “Ugly Sweater”.

3) Snowflake in any Medium – Painted, embroidered, carved – your choice! Prizes for Child, Youth & Adult.

4) Immaculate Confection – Our traditional dessert Yule contest, with prizes for Best Tasting, Best Display, and Best Period.

5) Super Six Largesse Competition – Bring 6 of the same items to be donated to Seagirt Largesse. Items should be small, handmade, period/authentic items that are not breakable or overly heavy. Please label each item with a tag indicating your SCA name, branch, and a little bit of information about the item’s origins and use. Winners will be determined by populace vote
Site fee is $25 for adults. Full time post secondary students and seniors (65+) are $20. There is a $5 discount for SCA members. Children and Youth (17 and younger) are FREE.

Site opens at 8am for staff and merchants. Site opens at 9:00am for all other gentles. Site closes at 11pm.

Please check back frequently for updates!

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities

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Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
8:00am Site opens for Staff & Merchants  
9:ooam Site opens for the Populace  
10:00am Merchants open  
10:30am Invocation Court (very short)  
11:00am Teacup Pin Cushion class begins  
11:00am Day Food service begins  
1:00pm Kumihimo class begins  
2:00pm Wassail class begins  
2:00pm Day Food shuts done  
3:00pm Judging for Snowflake in Any Medium contest  
4:00pm Merchants close and take down  
4:30pm Set up for potluck  
5:30pm Judging for Immaculate Confection contest  
6:00pm Potluck begins  
6:15pm Bardic Championship begins  
8:00pm Baronial court followed by merriment  
10:00pm Last call and clean up  

Meal Information

There will be day food available on site for lunch from our own HL Giles Falmouth.

Dinner will be a potluck. Please bring a dish to feed 8-10 people with a detailed ingredient list. Dessert will be the Immaculate Confection contest.

Merchant Information

A major part of any Frost Fair is shopping, so take advantage of the crowds looking for holiday gifts! Please message Merchant Coordinator: Lin Xiao Mao (Kat Lim) if you are interested in merchanting at this event.

Confirmed Merchants:

Classes Offered

Class List:

Kumihimo with Master John MacAndrew:
Students will learn a few basic techniques and patterns of Japanese braiding (Kumihimo). Youth students are most welcome!

1-3pm. 2-8 students. Fee: $1

Teacup Pin Cushion – A Creative Anachronism with Lady Aniko Melyes:
ADORABLE! Come learn how to make the most wee pincushion perfect for weighing down your fabric. This fun class is inspired by the creative anachronistic side of our society (it isn’t period) in that MOST of us have a pottery mug or small bowl we don’t really use. I will teach you how to make adorable pincushions using all recycled materials, that are a perfect gift to teach or make. Students can bring their own mug OR I will have some small mugs, teacups and bowls available to purchase by with a $2 donation. This is a quick and fun class and will hopefully inspire you to make some for friends for the holidays. *The small mug or bowl opening should ideally have a diameter of less than 4 inches.

11am-12pm. 2-6 students. $2.

Let’s Wassail with Lady Aniko Melyes & HE Lucy Holgrove:
In the first part we will learn about spices used in our wassail mixture, then we will learn a bit about wassail, some of the variants, substitutions and additions we can use and then toast spices and pack our own spice mixtures to take and create a crock pot full of wassail that can warm until our Frost Fair feast where we will share it. The last part is we will learn a wassail song (easy and rousing!) which, if we feel comfortable with, perhaps we can sing it during our Frost Fair meal.

2pm-3:30pm. 3-6 students. $3.

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