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Winter's Gate Hearts Revel

Saturday February 17th, 2018 to Sunday February 18th, 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.

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

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 (Sheva) 907-888-0040

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site Opens 10 am - Site Closes 10 pm
Site Fee: 
$10 for adults (+ $5 for adult non-members); $5 for ages 6-17; 5 and under are free; $30 family cap. Please make checks out to "SCA, Inc. - Barony of Winters Gate"

Make your best way to Airport Way, Fairbanks. Access to Pioneer Park and its adjacent frontage road is via Peger Rd. or Moore St. Since there is no access to Airport Way from Moore St. turn at Wilbur St. (where the McDonalds is) and turn onto the frontage road to get to Moore St.

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.