Baronial Twelfth Night
Saturday, January 18, 2020
North Park Lodge
Join us at the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands Twelfth Night Celebration!
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10 AM - 10 PM.
The Lodge in North Park, (no street number) North Ridge Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101.
Don't GPS this address, as you will not wind up at the Lodge. GPS: Latitude - Longitude: 40.617568, -80.016947 – or – Lat: 40° 37' 3.2442" Long: -80° 1' 1.0092". (Google Maps)
This is a FREE event -- everyone is invited. No reservations or registrations needed! Non-SCA friends are especially encouraged!
Bring a dish to share for the Potluck. Bring your feast gear and your potent potables - adult beverages are welcome! There’s so much fun to be had: Youth Activities, Snowball fight, the Baronial A&S Championship, the Baronial Bardic Championship, Cookie Competition, Fools Court, the Silent Auction of Desirable Items, the Debatable Choir and Fools Court. More activities are being organized, so check the webpage as the event date gets closer.
Good populace, please take a moment to see what you might like to bring to the potluck at our medieval holiday party. THe list can be found here.
Call for entries for the Baronial A&S Display!
Show off your latest creations or your current study obsession. If you're wearing it, just leave a card with what it is that says to see you. Also, it need not be a tangible thing! Are you really into early astrology and divination? Do you have impeccable table manners for an Angelo-Saxon? Can you tell us the signs farmers looked for to know it was safe to plant their seeds? If so, do a little write-up and maybe bring some source materials for us to peruse. It counts! Even a work-in-progress can be put in the display. We want to see your works!
Auction of Desirable Things Silent Auction
Come one come all to bid on many desirable goods. Remember to bring your pocketbook as you may take away a number of great treasures for a real steal of a cost. This year there will be a number of archery bows of all shapes and sizes, as well as many other surprising gems. All proceeds go to support our local Barony. Hope to see you there, your treasures await.
From the Master of Cookies

Once again at Baronial Twelfth Night on January 18th, we will search for the finest bakers of cookies in the Kingdom.

Those who wish to compete should bring a large sampling for the populace and a separate plate of ten cookies to be set aside for judging. All cookies will be open for the populace judging throughout the day. Submissions will be accepted starting at 10:00 and judging will begin at 11:00 and continue until 4:00.

This year, pending availability, Their Excellencies, Brandubh, and Hilderun, will pick their winners. If the King and Queen of Fools are selected early enough, they too will be judges. Please remember that Maistir Brandubh requires gluten-free selections and there are others in our Barony that have similar restrictions. Should we be joined by any "special guests," they may be asked to serve.

There will be a populace's choice as well-judged the same way the pie contest was run at last Barony Meeting by dropping beans as votes for the cookie of choice.

Please include a recipe if you wish and any nutritional information to protect our Barony.

The schedule of events for the day can be found here.

From the west, northwest/southwest: Go via PA Route 79 to Exit 68/Mt Nebo Road. At the light at the end of the exit ramp, turn east onto the Yellow Belt. (The route is marked by signs with a Yellow Circle, and you will follow the Yellow Belt to North Park for 7.8 miles total.) After leaving Route 79, at the second traffic light, turn left onto Ardnt Road. At the top of the hill, turn left. (Road changes names; follow the Yellow Belt signs). Ingomar Road leads to North Park. At Ingomar Road and Babcock Boulevard, turn left. Make the first left onto Pearce Mill Road and go 1.9 miles. Turn right onto North Ridge Drive. The Lodge is at the top of the hill.

From the east, northeast/southeast: Make your best way to PA Route 8. On the turnpike, take Exit 39, Butler Valley, then go south 1.3 miles on Route 8. If you use Route 28, take the Route 8 North exit, and go north. At Route 8 and Wildwood Road/Wildwood Road Ext, turn west onto Wildwood Road/Yellow Belt. (Road changes names; follow Yellow Belt signs). After 2.8 miles, at Ingomar Road and Babcock Boulevard, turn right. Make the first left onto Pearce Mill Road and go 1.9 miles. Turn right onto North Ridge Drive. The Lodge is at the top of the hill.

The co-autocrats are Lady Katheryn Tantzel and Lady Melodia Beaupel. Contact either with questions. For more detailed information on each activity, see