Brendokenfest 2009

The Barony of Brendoken cordially invites you to attend Brendokenfest 2009, to be held April 25 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover, Ohio.

Join us for a full day of fun including armoured and rapier combat, equestrian activities, archery, arts and sciences, performing arts, and merchants. This event will also include Brendoken's baronial championship competitions, but the event is a regular event and not just of interest to the Brendoken populace.

After a day of fighting, shopping, and fun of all sorts, enjoy a themed 15th Century English feast prepared by Giles fitz Alan and his team. A lunch tavern will be available on site courtesy of a team from the Marche of Thistle.

Site Information

Site opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m. This is an indoor/outdoor site with lots of room, and it is easily wheelchair accessible. Dress for the weather, as you will need to move between buildings (a short distance, but outdoors) even if you are not participating in fighting or equestrian activities.

We will have plenty of seating for feast and court, but you may wish to bring chairs or benches for your day camp.

There is ample on-site free parking, and there are indoor showers available. This is a dry site.

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Fees and Pre-Registration

Site Fees:
Pre registered or at gate $6.00 adult, $3.00 child 5-12, children under 5 free
Fees do not include adult non-member surcharge of $3.00.

Feast Fees:
Seated diners (any age) pre-registered $9.00
Seated diners (any age) at gate $10.00
Servers $5.00
Feast quantities are limited to 64 seated diners plus 9 servers.

Classes for Brendokenfest 2009

Class schedule and listing is subject to change.

Class Schedule

TimeClass Space AClass Space BClass Space C
10:00-11:00Francesca Explains It All!Female Pirates 101
11:15-12:15FiberfestBeginning Kumihimo
12:30-1:30Soapmaking 101
3:00-4:00Persona 101

Class Descriptions

Beginning Kumihimo
Lady Aelfwyn Elswith of the Confraternity of Saint Eve (1 hr.)

Need a portable craft with usable results? Tired of lugging huge looms to events? Try Kumihimo. This Japanese cord making art is easy and fun. This class will get you started making cords for awards, draw strings, favors, in the colors of your arms, your household, your kingdom. You'll get everything you need for a starter project along with instructions for larger projects later on. Handouts and kits limited, $2.00 fee.

Soap 101: Lady Aelfwyn's Soap-making Basics
Lady Aelfwyn Elswith of the Confraternity of Saint Eve (2 hrs.)

Yep, it's THAT class. Never put lye to oils? This class is for you. Examines common misconceptions about soap-making, what you'll need to get started, and how you can develop your own recipes. This will be a demo class. $2.00 for handouts and sample, class is limited.

Fiberfest: A Practical Approach to Working with Wool
M'Lady Rowan Spiritwalker (11:15 to 4:00)

Rowan Spiritwalker will be holding a daylong open, informal fiber and spinning forum at her wool booth during Brendokenfest. Topics and subject matter will be freeform, touching on the various aspects of preparation, spinning and finishing as participant interest dictates. Bring a spinning wheel, spindle, carders, combs or whatever you have and pull up a chair for some great company and fun. Two "loaner" wheels will be available at the booth as well as fleeces for those who need them.

Persona 101
Lady Kateryn Draper (1 hr)

This class teaches the basics of SCA persona development. “If you don't have a persona yet, you will by the end of class."

Francesca Explains It All - How To Enter A&S Faires That Is!
THL Francesca de Onorati (1 hr)

Stop by for some insights into entering A&S. Class will be a Q&A format with discussion of the criteria and how to write documentation. A limited number (10) of handouts will be available for $2.00 or the information can emailed after the event.

Female Pirates 101
Lady Elizabeta (1 hr)

Pirates weren't just smelly guys with funky hair--women worked and raided alongside their male counterparts throughout history.  Come learn about three who made a name for themselves.

Feast for Brendokenfest 2009

Our Feast this year, which is being organized by Lord Giles Fitz Alan and his team, will feature a 14th century English theme.

Feast Menu

Menu and ingredients subject to change. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are vegetarian; those marked with double asterisk (**) are vegan.

On the Table

First Course

Second Course

Fourth Course

Dessert Course

Feast Ingredients

On the Table

flour, whey, lard, yeast, honey, salt, gluten (vegan version available)
Soft Cheese
milk, salt, culture
Compost (pickled vegetables)
parsley root, parsnips, radishes, turnips, cabbage, pears, salt, vinegar, sugar, galingale, mace, cinnamon, saffron, white wine, honey, currants, anise, fennel seed, dry mustard, honey, white wine, white vinegar

First Course

Chickens in Cawdel (chicken with egg sauce)
chicken, broth, egg yolks, ginger, sugar, saffron, salt
Frytours of Pasternaks, of Skirwittes, and of Apples
parsnips, carrots, apple, flour, egg, beer, yeast, salt, saffron
Syrosye (cherry pudding)
cherries, red wine, sugar, butter, bread crumbs, salt

Second Course

Cormayre (pork loin with red wine sauce)
pork, coriander, caraway, black pepper, salt, garlic, red wine, broth
Caboches in Pottage (cabbage soup)
cabbage, onions, leeks, saffron, salt, sugar, galingale, mace, cinnamon
Daryols (cream custard pie)
cream, eggs, sugar, saffron, salt, flour, shortening

Third Course

Bukkenade (beef stew)
beef, almonds, currants, onion, rice flour, sugar, ginger, rosemary, thyme, salt, saffron
Loseynes (cheese lasagna)
flour, water, cheese, sugar, galingale, mace, cinnamon
Comadore (fried fruit pies)
figs, raisins, red wine, sugar, apple, pear, ginger, cinnamon, galingale, cloves, cassia buds, mace, pine nuts, salt, olive oil, flour, shortening, egg

Dessert Course

Payne Ragoun (pine-nut ginger toffee)
honey, sugar, pine nuts, ginger
Frytours of Milk (deep-fried cheese)
cheese, flour, egg, beer, yeast, salt, saffron

Map and Directions to Brendokenfest 2009

The site is the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, 259 S. Tuscarawas Ave, Dover, OH. The site is just a short distance from Interstate 77; see the map and directions below.


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Take your best route to Dover, Ohio via Interstate 77. From the interstate, take exit 83 for OH-211/OH-39 toward Sugarcreek/Dover. Follow OH-39, which is also North Tuscarawas Avenue, toward Dover and New Philadelphia for about 1.7 miles total. Just after you cross the Tuscarawas River, you will see the fairgrounds on your left. Proceed into the fairgrounds gate and bear to the right.

Beginning at the bottom of the ramps from I-77, we will have "SCA" signs that have a black and green (per pale) background with yellow lettering and directional arrows.

Merchants for Brendokenfest 2009

The following merchants are currently scheduled to be at Brendokenfest 2009. More may be added.

Demelza of Gwyntarian
Handicrafts and "SCA flea market"
Lesley of Alderford
Wire-wrapped jewelry
Ewenique Fibers
Wool products and wool-handling demo by Rowan Spiritwalker

Schedule of Activities for Brendokenfest 2009

This schedule is subject to change, as per usual.

Master Schedule

9:30 a.m.
Site opens to populace. List fields may open at discretion of Marshallate.

Equestrian field opens.

10:00 a.m.
Classes begin.

Silent Auction begins.

Equestrian riding authorizations (must be pre-arranged with Marshal)

10:30 a.m.
Rapier Championship
11:00 a.m.
Equestrian mounted games and challenge course
11:30 a.m.
Lunch Tavern opens
12:00 p.m.
Archery Championship
1:00 p.m.
Armoured Championship
1:30 p.m.
A&S Championship Entry Deadline

Rapier Bear Pit Tournament

2:00 p.m.
Mounted Boffer and Jousting

Lunch Tavern closes

2:30 p.m.
A&S Championship Judging
3:00 p.m.
Thrown Weapons Championship (may shift earlier or later depending on duration of A&S Championship)

Silent Auction ends.

4:00 p.m.
Classes end

Equestrian field closes

5:00 p.m.
Baronial Court of Their Excellencies Einar and Maerwynn
6:30 p.m.
Feast served
9:30 p.m.
Site closes to populace

Schedule Notes

Equestrian: Times are approximate. There will be a break between activities to reset the field layout.

Rapier: The afternoon tournament will be a one-on-one Bear Pit with one point for winning and one point for not using any blade longer than 30 inches, win or lose. Tournament times are approximate.

Silent Auction at Brendokenfest 2009

Good people of Brendoken, “One man's trash is another man's treasure!” It is time once again to sift through the cupboards and spaces unseen, through the craft pile of Misfit Island and regions unknown. The Baroness of Brendoken Tea Fund silent auction will be held at Brendokenfest from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We are looking for anything that you would like to donate to fund the Baroness’s Tea at Pennsic as well as other whims provided by our Baron and Baroness independent of Baronial support.

All proceeds raised in this auction go directly to the Baron and Baroness of Brendoken to fund independent ventures and NOT into the Barony of Brendoken cash fund.

Auction Rules

Auction winners will be announced at the close of the auction. If a winner is not present at the close of auction, that winner will be notified via email or phone. Payment for winning bid is expected at notification. If a winning bid is not paid for in a timely manner, a runner up will be notified. Any item not sold will be returned to the donor at the end of auction. If the donor is not located or refuses to take it back, it will become the property of the Baron and Baroness of Brendoken to dispose of or keep however they wish.

Due to SCA and modern-world regulations, no alcoholic beverages or representations thereof may be included in this auction.

Itty Bitty Print

The Barony of Brendoken is not responsible for injury or damage from or with items won in said auction. Auctioneer (Cliodhna of Scoon), Baron or Baroness of Brendoken are not responsible for injury or damage from or with items won in said auction. If you break it you buy it. All items are auctioned off in an AS IS condition, meaning what you see is what you get. If you get it home and you notice some thing is wrong with your item we are not responsible and NO REFUNDS will be given. Bidder Beware!

The auction items will be displayed in the Dining Hall at Brendokenfest. To donate items, or for more information, contact Lady Cliodhna of Scoon,

Staff for Brendokenfest 2009


Maistor Justinos Tekton called Justin,

Deputy: Lady Ursula the Widow,

Troll and Pre-Registration

Lord Hugh the Silent,


Lady Ursula the Widow,


Lord Giles fitz Alan,

Class Coordinator

Baroness Catriona Fionnaghal nic Elphinstone; Patricia Rickard;

Archery Marshal

Lord Ryumonji Kenshin,

Armoured Combat Marshal

Master Morgan deAth,

Equestrian Marshal

Lady Finna,

Deputy: Forester Offria Pinkhand,

Rapier Combat Marshal

Lord Lorenzo,

Thrown Weapons Marshal

Lord Duncan,


THL Milica of Varna,

Department of Public Works (Logistics)

THL Akira Tetsumo,


Lady Fekete Rosa,