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Event Details
Bergental Baronial Investiture TRM will be in attendanceTRH will be in attendanceEvent date: September 22nd, 2018
Hosted by Barony of Bergental - Feeding Hills, MA
Event Last Modified: September 19th, 2018
 
Event details
** Their Majesties have commanded Their Curia be held at this event at 10:00 AM **

Please note that The Big E and the new casino in Springfield will be open the day of the event.  If you want to save yourself trouble, PLEASE consider arriving a little early and/or finding an alternate route for travel!

Oyez!  Oyez!  The Barony of Bergental would like to announce the retirement of Baron Rob and Baroness Emma from the lands they have held in good service to the Crown of the East.  To restrain displays of drama and tears, as Their final act, They have proclaimed a Festival Day to be held in honor of the Investiture of Their Heir, Johannes filius Nicholai!

All neighbors, allies, and noteworthy foreigners are hereby invited to attend!  There will be games, silliness, crafts, races, and food to please commoner and royalty alike!  Prizes and accolades will go to glorify participants of all ages!  Come one and all to a fun day filled with laughter and joy!

And there's more!

To add to the fun and please our soon-to-be Baron, we are joining the Gastroparesis Pie-the-Face Challenge* (a charity close his heart).  Challenge your friends!  Dare a Duke!  Provoke a peasant!  Taunt a Tudor!  Defy a Dane!  Sue a Swede!  (Particulars TBA, watch this space!  Garb- and chapeau-protecting fixture is in the works so anyone can participate with confidence)

A tournament for the honor of serving as armored Baronial Champion will be held.  The tournament will challenge the prowess and chivalry of all comers wishing to serve!  An open field is provided for other possible challenges to be announced.

A tournament for the Baronial Fencing Champion will also be held, run by the current Champion, Lord Katsumoto.  Combatants do not have to vie for the Championship, but any who can attend Bergental events and wish to serve please tell the MOL.  Points will be for wins with no points added for losses.

Pre-registration is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for the purpose of estimating food quantities for the dayboard.  Please be kind to the cook!  Email the event steward with how many are in your party, their names and membership numbers (where applicable). 

Event Schedule:

Bergental Investiture Schedule
(by the Event Steward, the Games Wizard, and his Nexelency Johannes)

8:00 AM Staff and Merchants only, please
9:00 AM Site Opens
10:00 AM Curia
11:30 AM Royal Court & Last Court of Baron Rob & Baroness Emma
12:30 PM All combatants must be registered with the MOL
Gate Closes (stragglers please see the Autocrat)
Games and Food Hawkers* Open
Thrown Weapons Pitch Open
1:00 PM Fencing Tourney Begins
Armored Tourney Begins
4:00 PM Royal Court & First Court of Baron Johannes
Most games suspended for Court
After
Court:  Further fun, games, pickups, challenges, etc.
6:00 PM Site Closes (please help clear the site!)
*Hawkers are serving the dayboard… included with site fee.

*Information on this worthy cause and rare condition:  https://themighty.com/2017/01/gastroparesis-pie-in-the-face-challenge/
Site Opens: 9:00 AM
Site Closes: 6:00 PM
 
Event Location
Polish American Club of Agawam
139 Southwick Street
Feeding Hills, MA  01030
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Directions:
Google Map Location
Polish Club of Agawam
139 Southwick St
Feeding Hills, MA 01030

** Please note that these directions may be compromised by traffic for the Big E and the new Casino.  You may either be delayed or have to take an alternate route.
DIRECTIONS:
Take your best route to I-91 toward Springfield
Take exit 3 for US-5 N toward MA-57/W Springfield
Take the MA-57 exit toward Agawam/Southwick
At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto the 57 W ramp to Agawam W/Southwick W
Keep left to continue on MA-57 W
Turn right onto MA-187 N/MA-57 W/S Westfield St (signs for Feeding Hills)
Turn left onto Southwick St (Still 57)
Site is on the left, less than a mile down the road.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
** We have discovered that Big E and Casino bookings have affected the prices of many hotels.  Please book as early as possible, shop around and use whatever discounts you can find!

Hotels in Springfield are nice and priced to match.  There are several hotels in Enfield, CT that are reasonable and not far from the site.  There is also a Quality Inn in Westfield that is close and reasonable, but not near I-91.

RESTAURANTS:
There are many restaurants in the area worth speaking of with good reviews and prices.  I am frankly fascinated with Kaptain Jimmy's Microbrewery (and pirate-themed dining), but there is also everything from Friendly's to Bamboo Garden (casual authentic Vietnamese) to our favorite, Munich Haus (German classics) in Chicopee.  All are within 30 minutes of the site.

 
Registration Fees
Registration: Adult Site Fee:  $15.00
Youth Site Fee:  $5.00
**Clarification**
Children/Babies 0-5:  FREE
Member Discount:  $5.00

Feast: This is a fun-filled day-event only, there is no feast.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, MA, Barony of Bergental

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh
Phred Jenkins
(413) 329-1998 (no calls after 9pm)
happyphred@gmail.com

Send Reservations to:
** UPDATE: 
Mistress Pagan Greame
Yolanda Graham
292 Main Street, 2L
Indian Orchard, MA 01151
(Anyone who has already registered or informed me they are coming is all set)

PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1.  Name of each person in your party.
2.  Membership number of each person (where applicable)
3.  Whether they are an adult (above 16) or youth (below 16)
4.  Payment amount OR LET ME KNOW IF YOU'D LIKE TO PAY AT THE DOOR.

Other Contact Information:
Merchants are welcome!
Please send information to the Event Steward/Autocrat and it will be passed to the coordinator.

Activities Wrangler:
Lady Eithne Inghean Mael Duin
(Erin Maloney Nolin)
(Please contact Event Steward/Autocrat with questions)

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