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Blatha An Oir Candlemas 2020

The Barony of Blatha An Oir invites you to our traditional mid-winter event on February 15th, 2020.

Get in on the discussion with the BAO Candlemas Facebook event page!

The day’s activities will include a Swap Meet, Baronial Court, a Pot-Luck Feast, and A&S Classes and Activities. Enclosed flame candles and festive table decorations are encouraged. Please bring your own tablecloths to fit standard round banquet tables. Alcoholic beverages are allowed (in period containers please). An open Gaming table will be provided. Bring your tabletop games to share.

Tables and a garment rack will be provided for your Swap Meet items. Please put your name (seller) and the price on each item. Financial transactions, barter, etc. are strictly between the buyer and the seller. There is a large parking lot at the facility, so we have plenty of room for you to bring vehicles and trailers for sale. All items not sold or given away must be removed prior to resetting the tables for the feast.


10:00 am Site Opens to the Populace. Swap Meet Set-up.

11:00 am Pacifica Group meeting in the chapel

Swap Meet, A&S Classes, Activities, and Socializing throughout the day.

4:00 pm Swap meet ends, A&S class and activities clean-up, reset tables for the potluck feast.

4:30 pm Valentine Theme Subtleties Contest Judging. Please have your entry out on the table and ready for the judges to admire and sample. Cards will be provided to list the title of your subtlety and your ingredients. Please put your name ON THE BACK OF THE CARD. The Populace are welcome to sample the entries AFTER the JUDGES have finished and vote for their favorite. Prizes will be awarded for the Judges Choice and Populace Choice. Winners will be announced in Court.

5:00 (or later, TBA) pm Court

After Court Potluck Feast

8:00 pm Event ends

9:00 pm Site Closed

Our Baron and Baroness need largess to continue our tradition of generosity toward our cousins and guests. 

Potluck Dinner:
Each adult please bring a potluck contribution – an appetizer, main dish, side dish, salad, or dessert, to serve 8-10 people. If your food needs to be served hot, please bring it in a crock pot or other heating/serving dish. Please be generous with your contribution. Don’t forget to bring a serving utensil. Cards will be available to list your ingredients.

The Barony will provide two potluck feast contributions:

  • Roast Beef with Sauce on the side: a garlic herb sauce based on period recipes from Early French Cookery by D. Eleanor and Terence Scully.
  • Homemade Gluten-free biscuits and French Bread. Served with Butter. Baked on site.

If you have any food allergies, concerns, or requests for these items, please contact Annaka. Complete ingredient lists will be available at the event.

Site Fees – Pay At The Door:
$20.00 per person for adults 18 years and older, with a $5 discount for current SCA Members with a Blue Card.
Free for Youth 17 and under. 
Please make checks payable to SCA Inc. Barony of Blatha An Oir.

Parents and Guardians: please keep an eye on your children during the event. This is for their safety, the safety and enjoyment of the populace, and our site contract. 

Event Stewards:
Annaka Poznanska (mka Anita Taylor)
Francis of Norton (mka David Tackett)

Site Info:
Dryer Masonic Hall
306 134th St S.  Tacoma  WA 98444

Directions: From East bound SR512 take exit for Pacific Ave S. (SR7), turn RIGHT and travel South on Pacific Ave, turn RIGHT onto 134th St S.  Your destination will be a half the block on the left. From West  bound SR512 take exit for Pacific Ave S. (SR7), turn LEFT and travel South on Pacific Ave, turn RIGHT onto 134th St S.  Your destination will be a half the block on the left.