Fall Harvest Festival


Thank you to everyone who came to our event and made it such fun!

Saturday November 19, 2016
10am – 9pm

WayPoint Community Church
3041 96th Avenue, Zeeland MI 49464

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Event Details

Attendance fee: By donation only

Children accompanied by non-parental adults? There are two forms that must be signed by the custodial parent:
Click here for Minor Consent to Participate Waiver
Click here for Medical Authorization for Minors

Food: Lunch will be available for purchase, and bring a dish to pass for evening feast. See below for details.

Baronial Investiture: The transition of the Baron and Baroness of Donnershafen; see below for details.

Alcohol: Sorry, but alcohol is not allowed.

Event Stewards: Soffeke Stoterogghen (Amy Urick), 616-644-5715; and Istvan Valkai (Charles Stefanich), 616-834-2178

New to the SCA? All are welcome, whether just curious or seriously interested! This is not a Renaissance Faire strictly for entertainment, but living history that anyone can join. Costume is optional, although an attempt at pre-17th century clothing is appreciated. Click here to learn more about the SCA. Contact the Event Steward with questions.


Target archery is weather permitting and open to all event participants. There will be indoor games if outdoor archery is unavailable.

New to SCA archery? The knowledge, construction, and safe use of pre-17th century style equipment are the goals of SCA archery. Modern equipment is permitted provided it meets our standards. Bring what you have, but be prepared for SCA marshals to inspect and perhaps prohibit use of your bow or arrows during our event. Ask to borrow—there is loaner equipment available and many members are willing to share what they have!

Contact the Archery Marshal in Charge: Elena Khitraia Anton’eva doch’ (Tami Meyers)

Arts and Sciences


Drop in and learn about a variety of archery topics in open forum, often hands-on sessions. Workshops have no set start or end time, and presenters may step away during the day.

How to Shoot at Your Feet Without Hitting Your Feet (Shooting at close targets) — Baroness GenRose
Simple techniques on how to shoot at close range targets. Meet us at the archery range, weather permitting; please bring your own bow and arrows. First presentation at 11:00 am, additional presentations upon request.

Intro to Combat Archery — Thegn Edward Aelredson
General info about combat archery and what you need to know to get started, plus a chance to try out some combat archery equipment on the archery range (weather permitting).

Heralding a ListChaya-Simcha bat Yonah, Buckler Herald
Join us at the fighting list to learn how to “cry a tournament list” — call competitors into the fighting arena, announce the winners, and keep the tourney running smoothly! Learn by doing alongside an experienced herald.

Rank and File at Sea: Who’s REALLY in charge of this ship? — Lord Jack Black of Flint, Owner of The Raptor
Learn about living and working at sea prior to formal Navy structure.

Simply Plaited- 14th Century Braided Hairstyles — Baroness Collette da Valois
Showing and demonstrating 3 different braided hairstyles of England and France, using real and fake hair.

Want to staff a workshop or get more info? Contact Elena Khitraia Anton’eva doch’ (Tami Meyers)


Whether or not the weather permits outdoor archery, indoor games for all ages will be available. Nerf shooters and mini catapults! Lay siege to cardboard castles!

Youth Activities

Children are welcome to join any workshop, game or activity with their parents. Children ages 6 to 12 are encouraged to ask our armored combat fighters about “Fight-A-Knight.” In addition, we will have an activity table set up in the hall with some fun parent-guided craft projects. Youth coordinator: Morgan Wynn De Byrd (Windi Sievers). “Fight-A-Knight” coordinator: Master Richard vanUtrecht (Dan Peacock)

Armored Combat

Mismatched Weapon Tourney, provided weather allows. Details to follow; contact Master Richard vanUtrecht (Dan Peacock) with questions.

Tavern Lunch

Beef stew with bread, vegetable pottage, fruit pies and other snacks will be available for purchase.
Get a full meal for just $5, or eat a la carte.
Tavern opens at 11:30 am, and will close at 2:00 pm or when all is sold.
Dietary concerns or other questions? Contact Soffeke Stoterogghen

Silent Auction

Our silent auction of gently used items donated by members raises funds for event expenses and for the educational demonstrations that Dun Traigh offers throughout the year. The auction closes at 4pm. Thank you to everyone who donates and buys! Contact: Elena Khitraia Anton’eva doch’ (Tami Meyers)

Additional merchants are certainly welcome, but are advised that our indoor space is small. Merchants may consider selling wares while running a workshop on an archery-related topic. Contact Istvan Valkai (Charles Stefanich)

Royal Court

Her Royal Majesty Queen Kateryn will be attending — experience the splendor of a royal court where various awards will be given. We are also pleased to announce we will be hosting the transition of the Baron and Baroness of Donnershafen, our neighboring barony to the north.

Evening Feast

The word “pot-luck” appears in the 16th century English work of Thomas Nashe, and used to mean “food provided for an unexpected or uninvited guest, the luck of the pot.”

Our event wraps up with good food and fun entertainments. Bring a dish to pass and join us for a buffet feast at 6pm. Historically accurate dishes are appreciated, but not required. Please bring a list of ingredients, including all spices and seasonings. If you bring a recipe you’ve researched, please share whatever documentation you have so we can all learn something new. Thanks!

Want to try making a period recipe, but don’t know where to start? Here’s two great and easy resources:
Gode Cookery
Cariadoc’s Miscellany