Fall Bransle IV will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 12 pm to 9 pm

Location: Firestone Park, Pavilion #1
Columbiana, OH 44408
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From the North: Take OH-11S to OH-46S to OH-14E (County Line Rd.).
From the East: Take OH-14W/OH-46N to OH-164-S.Take Main Street south into Columbiana 0.6 miles.
Turn left on Herbster St. and go 0.3 miles to Pavilion #1.

Site Fee: FREE (donations will be accepted to defray the site rental cost)

Feast: The feast is in the planning stage.

We will have plenty of time for relaxing, eating, dancing, crafting, and playing games.

Site is being updated, so details will change over the next few weeks, including feast and class information.


Period garb and feast gear are required, but some loaner garb and gear will be available. The focus of this event is on period leisure activities.

This year we will have “stations” that will be open throughout the afternoon. Various artisans will have stations where you can see their products and learn more about how to make them. Games and other leisure activities will also have stations. You are encouraged to bring any projects or crafts you wish to share or work on.

The goal is a relaxed afternoon full of great conversation and camaraderie. Thrown Weapons will be available outside, weather permitting. And don’t forget your dancing shoes!

We will also be conducting a “Rummage Sale” to raise money for the shire. Bring an item(s) to donate and/or money to spend if you can.

Site opens at Noon and is wheelchair accessible.

Event Steward:Lord Hakon Hrafnsson (Scott Pfitzinger)
2906 Sedgewick St. NE
Warren, OH 44483
hakon.sca @ gmail.com
(234) 600-6432
Feast Steward: Lady Richildis of Rydychen (Linda Kay Newill)
linda @ newillmeister.com
(330) 766-2428


The feast is being planned. Stay tuned for details.

Overall Agenda

11:00 am Site opens
12:00 – 3:00 Artisan stations, games, and socializing
1:00 – 3:00 Thrown Weapons (weather permitting)
3:00 – 4:00 Bardic Competition
4:30 – 6:00 Dancing begins (all dances will be taught)
6:15 Feast
9:00 Site closes

Bardic Competition

3:00 pm – Shire Annual Bardic Competition. Everyone is welcome to participate/vote, so dust off your stories, poems, songs, and instruments; or just come listen.  Open Bardic will continue afterward.


The evening’s dances will be chosen from the list below:

Black Almain
Black Nag
Bransle of War
Cuckolds All a Row
Female Sailor
Gathering Peascods
Heart’s Ease
Horses Bransle
Jenny Pluck Pears
Lorayne Almain
Maltese Bransle
Pease Bransle
Petit Vriens
Schiarazula Marazula
Sellenger’s Round
Upon a Summer’s Day
Wayward Hound


Thrown Weapons

Axe- and knife-throwing will be available throughout the day, weather permitting. Some casual competitions will likely take place.

Loaner weapons will be available.
Minors must have a parent/guardian with them while throwing weapons.