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Winter's Gate Michaelmas

Saturday October 14th, 2017 to Sunday October 15th, 2017
Fairbanks, Alaska

Come join the Barony of Winter's Gate for our annual Michaelmas Feast. This year we will be focusing on 15th Century Spain and the culinary wonders of that age. This is an event focused around the joys of period cooking, and all helpers of any skill level are encouraged to join in the fun of the kitchen. This is a teaching event, so if you have any interest in medieval cooking at all, please do not hesitate to come learn.

As well as all the activity in the kitchen, there will be several other opportunities for fun. For the children, there will be a beginning stitching class with lacing cards and then an activity making subtleties for the tables out of marzipan. While these activities are geared for the younger ages, children of ALL ages are welcome. Little ones, under age 5, should have an adult with them to help.

For older ages entertainment, there will be a games competition with three tracks. There will be a chess track, a cribbage track, and a backgammon track. There will be prizes for the folks with the most wins. People are welcome to play one track, two tracks, or even to play all three. There will also be a Lagatera (Spanish) Embroidery class open to all interested.

There are several competitions open to all. Her Excellency, Baroness Elena, has a whim for period hats and/or head-coverings. Baron Hans has a whim for "things found in the afterlife" in any version and medium. The A&S competition is for any sewn item. The A&S Minister would very much like to see entries from both adults and youth, and will have two prize tracks accordingly.

Our menu is as follows:

1st Course - Starters (on tables):
Cocas (Spanish Flatbread)
Menya D'Àngels (Sweetened Cheese)
Clarea De Aqua (Clarea from Water)

2nd Course - Entrees
Potaje de Culantro Llamado Pimo (Chicken pottage)
Casola de Carn (beef or lamb casserole)
Podrida (rice and blue cheese porridge)
Potatage de Porrada (leek pottage)

3rd Course - Desserts
De Panades de Sucre fi (Pastries of fine sugar)
Higos ala Francesa (Figs in the French syle)
Pomada (Apple Dish)
Hot Chocolate (Mexican style)

RSVPs ARE A MUST!!!! Please email or call the autocrat by October 1st so that we may shop for the right amounts! If you have allergy concerns, please contact the Event Steward or the Head Cook.... we will make every effort to accommodate allergies so that no one goes hungry.

The Masonic Lodge is on the corner of 11th Ave and Noble St, Fairbanks, AK. As Noble St is currently under construction, the best way to get to the site is to turn onto Cushman, headed towards downtown, and then right onto 10th. The lodge will be on your right at the intersection of 10th and Noble.

An optional Bardic available to follow after site clean-up. Site is discreetly wet.

Event Steward : Margery Garret (Michele Griffin) 4137 Rosebud Ln. Fairbanks AK 99709/ / 590-0868 (cell) or 456-2492 (home).
Head Cook : Lady Iriniia Myshkenova/ (907) 799-6002
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site will open at 10 am and will close at 10pm
Site Fee: 
Event fee is $20 (member discount $15) $40 cap for families; ages 12 and under are free. Checks should be made to "SCA Inc - Winter's Gate".