In the depths of winter when the nights are long and the time to celebrate Yule is upon us, the Shire of Flintheath will once again mark the festive season with a Yule Ball at Buckden Towers. We will dance the day and night away in the Great Tower and partake of many activities all around this historic place, including crowning a new Holly Monarch, decided this year by skill with bow and arrow.
Where? Buckden Towers, St Neots, CAMBS, PE19 5TA
When? from 5 pm Friday 3 through 11 am Sunday 5 December 2021
How? register here for overnight accommodations, including Bed & Breakfast, Dormitory Bunks, and Camping. Day tripping is also available. All fees include travellers fare Friday evening and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to the archery tourney to determine the Holly Monarch, there will be space for rattan and rapier fighting, along with lots of indoor activities. Feast will be held at midday to make time for Court and the Ball in the evening (at which a cold sideboard will be served). And of course, the traditional Yule Ball Gift Exchange will be observed.
For additional information:
Event Steward: Lord Nero Lupo
Deputy Event Steward: Lady Alessandra di Riario d’Aretino
Reservations: Šasabānū Jahanara Suren
Head Cook: Frú Adisla Arnulfsdottir
(Any questions regarding allergies, dietary requests, volunteers etc should be directed to Frú Adisla who will pass it on to the rest of the event cooks)
Feast Cook: Lady Milada von Schnecken
Regarding COVID19 rules: the UK government COVID19 guidelines are currently at Step 4, which puts no legal limits on numbers of participants in both indoor and outdoor settings. The event stewards will be closely monitoring government guidelines and if there are changes in those guidelines, plans for the event may change accordingly and notifications will be made in a timely manner. We strongly encourage you to read the Drachenwald Covid Event Guidelines. For attendees from outside the UK, travel guidelines can be found here.