at the sign of the Dancing Fox XX

February 3rd, 2018

Hosted by Shire of Nordenhal - Kingston, NY

Event Details

This is our XXth anniversary!

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.

Watch this space for additional information on the Dancing.

Feast and Dayboard by Brigitte Flamin and her amazing coterie.

Watch this space for additional feast information.

ACCESSIBILITY: Only the first floor of the venue is wheel chair accessible. Persons with accessibility issues should contact Alayne at

Site is Bone Dry

Dancing FoxXX Door Prize!

This is our 20th anniversary year, and to commemorate it, we offer you this wonderful fox face quilt as a door prize. 144 foxes peer out at you thanking you for coming to our event! How can you get chances?

One chance will be awarded to ever person who pre-registers for the event. (See the details below on how to pre-register.)

As you troll in? One chance will be given to each person who trolls in!

One chance will go to each person who enters Brigitte's Dessert challenge!

One chance will go to each person who completes an outfit for Magnus Vulpes!

Chances will also be given out for certain activities the day of the event.

This quilt will go home with one of our lucky attendees...


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!


Follow the link to measurements of Magnus Vulpes! He has worn out all his finery, except his fur. Folks are challenged to bring him new attire. There will be an accolade for the best outfits!
fox diagram

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.

(Questions about the raffle may be directed to Alayne:

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

Event Hours

Site Opens: 9 AM
Site Closes: 10 PM

Event Location

The Old Dutch Church
272 Wall St
Kingston, NY 12401
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist


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
Entrance is at large church on right.

Event Fees

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

Feast: Feast is also donation only. Feast is limited to 120, but uptown Kingston has many fine restaurants within easy walking distance of the site.

Please get allergy information and reservations in not later than: January 15th, 2018

NB: Only snail mail and email reservations sent to the Reservation Steward (Lady Celeste) will be accepted this year. Feast reservations will be held until 3 PM, unless requested. Any reservations not trolled by 3PM will be opened to the waiting list.

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:
Seraq, Barok's Penance
64 South Manor Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401-3514
845-331-0560 (10 am to 10 PM)
Send Reservations to:
Lady Celeste le Mercier
mka Kim Muollo
215 Maple Ave
Tillson, NY 12486
Additional contact info:
Brigitte Flamin
c/o Christine Larsson
119 Sheryl Street
Hurley, NY 12443
for Dessert Challenge and dietary concerns.
Accessibility issues:
Pam Parisi
64 South Manor Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401-3514
845-331-0560 (10 am to 10 PM)

Alas, we can not accommodate merchants this year.

Parking nearby: