Red Mountain Mead Hall

November 8-10, 2019
Shire of Isenfir



Red Mountain Mead Hall emphasizes the aspects of warmth, coziness, and unhurried socializing that we enjoy so much. We welcome everyone to a relaxing day at the mead hall where there shall be a roaring fire set in a rustic hall. During the day there shall be assorted classes, dancing in the afternoon, and lots of time to catch up with old friends as well as make new friends. A delicious feast shall be served in the evening by candle light. Following feast we shall keep the mead hall fire and candle light lit to enjoy poetry, singing, and music by the fire. All guests are welcome and encouraged to perform!



Evening fire in mead hallRenaissance Dance in the pavilionMusicians for dancingCozy fireplace inside the hallHall decorated with Viking Shields

Arts & Sciences Activities:

Activities at Red Mountain Mead Hall are relaxed and informal, and classes are no exception. Throughout the day, various demos (brewing, woodworking, weaving and glass bead making) will be taking place. There will also be several classes spread throughout the day. Learn about brewing, woodworking, period wines, and more.

In addition, there will be some special activities inspired by our Mead Hall theme. Upon arrival, you will be given a role as a farmer, trader or raider. You will find instructions inside your bag and posted at various on-site "trading posts." Let's see who can trade or pillage their way to great wealth by the end of the day!

Our evening entertainment will include a feast, of course, plus the singing of Viking drinking songs, various period games, and a Mead Hall Boast Challenge. To help you prepare, we will have an afternoon class on Writing Norse Poetry. If your deeds to date are not inspiring, you are free to share your plans for great deeds yet to come. Tell us a bold tale!

After lunch and until feast we shall enjoy an afternoon of lively and boisterous dancing (far away from the calm classes in the hall)! The dance master will see to your fun and entertainment, and many dances will be called.

Classes

Schedules for activities and demonstrations will be posted on site.
Questions may be directed to szmick at gmail.com

Cost:

Registration is NOT open. We expect to open registration in late July.

Make Checks Payable To:

SCA, Inc., Shire of Isenfir

Cost Notes:

  • Registration may be mailed to the reservationist or brought to any Isenfir Tuesday or 4th Sunday Activity.
    If you include your email address the reservationist will email you confirmation.
  • Cabin space is included in your camping fee; a bunk is automatically reserved for you when you pay your camping fee. Mattresses are provided but you need to bring your own bedding. There is also space for tent camping if you prefer.
  • Food! Delicious and filling breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday are also included in the day-trip cost.
  • EVEN MORE food! Saturday evening's feast will be beyond belief!

Site:

Camp Albermarle, 1675 4-H Way
Charlottesville VA 22901

Camp Albemarle is located along the Moormans River in the lovely forested hills of Atlantia's western frontier. The site opens at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and closes at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Site Restrictions:

Wet site. No firearms. Pets are allowed but you must clean up after them. There is a fireplace in the hall and a fire circle in the field; no other fires are permitted.

Feast Information:

This will be in the top five greatest feasts ever experienced in the SCA. That's our promise to you. Dish upon delicious dish will be set forth by one of the SCA's best cooks, Baronne Guenièvre de Monmarché. Any who miss this feast will think themselves accursed!

For food allergies or dietary concerns, please contact Jennifer Soucy (jennifer AT soucy.me ).

We will be feasting by candle light, so please bring candles for your table if possible.

Other Information:

There is an overnight site limit of 80 persons and a day use limit of 90, so pre-registering is encouraged. We sold out in 2018 so pre-registration may be required.

Autocrat's Information:

Lady Malena de Isenfir (Malena Laylin) 6550 Hungrytown Hollow Road, Covesville, VA 22931. Phone: (434) 906-0811 Email: malena AT madjic DOT net. E-mail preferred.

Reservations:

Lady Nicolosa d'Isenfir (Kendra Schmid), 1850 Browns Gap Turnpike, Charlottesville, VA, 22901, e-mail knschmid AT gmail DOT com.

Directions & map:

From anywhere east of the Blue Ridge, take your best route to Charlottesville and Route 29. Exit Route 29 at the Barracks Road interchange and go west on Barracks Road/Garth Road/Route 601 five miles. Turn right onto Free Union Road/Route 601. An SCA sign will be on the right side just past the country store. Go north approximately three miles to 4H Road. Site is on the left. There will be another SCA sign on the left at the entrance.

From anywhere west of the Blue Ridge, take your best route to I-64 east. Take exit 107 onto Rockfish Gap Turnpike/Rt. 250 east toward Yancy Mills/Crozet for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Crozet Avenue/Rt. 240 east for 2.4 miles. Just after crossing under the railroad bridge in Crozet go straight across the intersection onto Buck Road/White Hall Road/Rt. 810 for 3.5 miles. At the T intersection, turn right onto Garth Road/Route 614 and continue east for 6.2 miles. Turn left onto Free Union Road/Route 601. An SCA sign will be on the left side just before the country store. Go north approximately three miles to 4H Road. Site is on the left. There will be another SCA sign on the left at the entrance.