at the sign of the Dancing Fox:

February 4th, 2017

Hosted by Shire of Nordenhal - Kingston, NY

Event Details

Site is Bone Dry

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

Our amazing dance masters, led by Lady Lorita de Siena, will teach the intricacies of terpsichorean grace.

Dance Selection Pool

Lord of Carnavan's Jegg
Green Gynger
Hyde Park
Black Nag
Scotch Cap
Gathering Peasecods
Petit Rose
Rostiboli Gioioso
Petit Vriens
Contrapasso en Due
Black Almain
War Bransle
Horses' Bransle
Pease Bransle
SCA Traditional
Quen Quer Que
Female Sailor
Gey Gordons / Mairie's Wedding

if there is a high enough level of interest
Hole in the Wall

Activities and games shall divert the co-ordinationally challenged.

Dayboard by Erik Hrelgarson

Hard Boiled Eggs
Cinnamon Soup
Garlic Soup
Chick Pea Salad
Roasted Chicken
Cucumber Salad
Apple Moys
Garlic Torta
Ember Day Tart
Golden Apple Meatballs

Feast by Brigitte Flamin and her amazing apprentices

First Course:
Greens w/ Strawberry Vinaigrette
Second Course:
Roast Pork
Red Cabbage
Barley Frumenty
Third Course:
Duck w/ Sauce Madame
Buttered Noodles
Fourth Course:
Roast Beef
Brie in Pastry
Stuffed Onions


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!

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. This is how we fund our annual Dancing Fox event (in addition to at the door donations.)

Click here to see photos of these wonderful quilts.

Raffle Entries should include your Name, Address, email address and can be purchased at the event.

Checks for the raffle should be made out to:
SCA-NY, Inc - Shire of Nordenhal

Event Hours

Site Opens: 10 am
Site Closes: 10 PM

Event Location

The Old Dutch Church
272 Wall St
Kingston, NY 12401

First floor is mobility accessible, for all other accessibility inquires, please contact Alayne.

Make your best path to Exit 19 off of the NYS Thru-way.
Exit the traffic circle onto I-587 E
1.2 mi
Turn right onto Albany Ave
0.2 mi
Turn right onto Clinton Ave
364 ft
Turn left onto Main St
0.2 mi
Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto Wall St

Event Fees

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

Feast: Feast is also donation only.

Please get allergy information and reservations in not later than:

January 15th, 2017

Contact Information

Event Steward:
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:
Lady Celeste le Mercier
mka Kim Muollo
215 Maple Ave
Tillson, NY 12486
Make Checks payable to: SCA-NY, Inc - Shire of Nordenhal
Additional contact info:
Brigitte Flamin
c/o Christine Larsson
119 Sheryl Street
Hurley, NY 12443 for Dessert Challenge and dietary concerns.

Alas, we can not accommodate merchants this year.

Parking nearby: