at the sign of the Dancing Fox

February 8th, 2014

Hosted by Shire of Nordenhal - Kingston, NY

Event Details

The Dancing Fox is turning Sweet Sixteen, and time has come to celebrate!

Once again the lilting airs of the Bhakaili Branslers will set toes to tapping as we gather at the sign of the Dancing Fox.

Upstairs our amazing dance masters will teach the intricacies of terpsichorean grace, downstairs games shall divert the co-ordinationally challenged.

Brigitte unleashes two of her apprentices, ergo Dayboard and Feast splendor await all!

This year A Mostly Tudor offering by the Lady Ailionora inghaean Ronain graces our dayboard. (Watch this space for menu)

A Roman Feast researched and executed by Lord Tiberius Nautius Maximus will tantalize all who sup with us! Couches are unavailable, but do feel free to bring your own toga for the evening meal. (Watch this space for menu)

Vegetarians and persons with food allergies must contact the autocrat no later than 15 January, 2014.

NB: The site is dry. No smoking is allowed on the Church Campus.


Brigitte has issued her dessert challenge! Entrants should bring a dessert (or desserts, you may enter more than once) to fit into:

Foxes: Foxes know a little about a lot of things. They are also tricksters, so entries in this category with less than authoritative documentation, and perhaps not fit into a particular period of the Middle Ages or Renaissance.

Hedgehogs: Hedgehogs know a lot about one thing. These entries will be held to a higher degree of scrutiny, and should have full documentation and come from a particular period of the Middle Ages or Renaissance.

Brigitte and her panel of judges will sample all entries, but desserts will be shared by all guests of the event! Questions may be directed to Brigitte (as listed below.)


Yes, for those who like to fabricate fancy finery, a faux fox will be provided along with fabric of all types, and you will get to design persona and garb for your furred friend and enter a fashion show at the end of the day. (You may bring your own fabric, etc.)We are asking that, should you desire for you new friend to go home with you, we hope you will make a $10 donation to help defray the cost of supplying stuffies. The winner will get a special surprise from the autocrat!

The Ultimate Proposal Game:

Awards for sincerity, originality, humor, guilt, and oratory. (proposals made during the contest shall be deemed non-binding.) Entrants shall be expected to propose something to someone during lulls in the feast.

A&S display/competition:

Categories will be: food, foxes, fortuna. All entries shall be judged, with bonus points for those which fall into the categories, or which tickle the autocrats bizarre sense of humor. (Cross entries allowed.)

Quilt Raffle:

$5 a chance or six for $20.

The shire of Nordenhal is raffling your choice of one of three of Mistress Brigitte’s beautiful quilts. Click here to see photos of these wonderful quilts.

Entries should include your Name, Address, email address and can be purchased at the event or snail mailed to:

Brigitte Flamin
c/o Christine Larsson
119 Sheryl Street
Hurley, NY 12443

Checks should be made out to SCA-NY, Inc - Shire of Nordenhal

Event Hours

Site Opens: 10 am (9 am for merchant set up)
Site Closes: 10 PM-ish

Event Location

Church of the Comforter Fellowship Hall
Wynkoop Place
Kingston, NY 12401
Click here for directions.

Event Fees

Site : Times are tough, so this will be a Donations only event.

Feast: Feast is limited to 115 people. Feast is also donation only. To help keep costs manageable if you wish to be on-board, we MUST have a snail mailed reservation in hand by January 28 any other form of reservation will put you on the wait list.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-NY, Inc - Shire of Nordenhal

Contact Information

Alayne Alexandra Nyvern Nightwatcher
Pam Parisi
64 South Manor Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401-3514
845-331-0560 (10 am to 10 PM) email is preferable.
Send Reservations to:
Brigitte Flamin
c/o Christine Larsson
119 Sheryl Street
Hurley, NY 12443

Merchants are welcome but your space must be reserved in writing not later than 15 January, 2013. Space is limited and on a first reserved first served basis. There can be no accommodation for merchants who show up at the door the day of the event with out prior notice. We are very sorry for this, but must be firm.

Contact the Autocrat to volunteer to help! Your assistance guaranteed to add to a quality day!