Fall Bransle

Fall Bransle III was a success! We had around 50 attendees, including many new friends from out of town. Feast was wonderful, dancing was fun, and many artisans got to demonstrate and talk about their projects. A good time was had by all.

Last year’s information for reference:

Fall Bransle III will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 12 pm to 9 pm

Christ Episcopal Church
2627 Atlantic St. NE

Warren, OH 44483
Directions and maps
Food and Lodging

This free event is a great way to introduce newcomers and friends to the SCA!
The charge for the feast is $8 for adults, $5 for 6-12 years old, and free for 5 and under.
Pre-registration is recommended.

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


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. Archery and Thrown Weapons will be available outside, weather permitting. And don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Our 2nd annual Rivenvale Brew Exchange will be taking place before feast. See below for details.

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: 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


This year the Fall Bransle feast will have three removes. Preregistration is recommended. The cost is $8 per person and checks should be sent to the Event Steward and made payable to:
SCA, Inc. – Rivenvale.


First Remove:

White Bread Rolls with Honey Butter
— Unbleached Flour, Corn Starch, Salt, Yeast, Water, Brown Ale (Nevada Ale), Honey, Canola Oil (for greasing bowl), Butter (brushed on baked rolls)

Fresh Fruits, Nuts, and Cheeses
— Apples, Pears, Grapes, Assorted Cheeses

Second Remove:

Spinach & Leek Soup
— Spinach, Leeks. Basil, Sage, Salt, Water, Almonds, Corn Starch, Grated Lemon Peel, (could be some incidental broccoli due to pilot error.)

Savory Garlic & Mushroom Tart
— Fresh Mushrooms, Onion, Butter, Salt, Puff Pastry

Third Remove:

Chicken & Beef in Wine and Pepper Sauce
— Chicken Breasts. Chuck Roast, Pinot Noir Wine, Beef Broth, Sage, Black Pepper Corns
— Sauce: Beef Broth, Pinot Noir Wine, Black Pepper Corns, Sage, Corn Starch

White Bread (see First Remove)


Cherry Bread Pudding
— Dark Cherries (Canned with Juice), Bread Crumbs, Sugar, Pinot Noir Wine, Butter

Apple Tarts
—  Apples, Puff Pastry, Lemon Juice, Butter, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon

Almond Honey Cookies

Overall Agenda

12:00 Site opens
1:00 – 4:30 Artisan stations, games, and socializing
1:00 – 4:30 Archery and Thrown Weapons
4:30 – 6:00 Dancing begins (all dances will be taught)
6:00 – 6:15 Beer/Mead Exchange
6:15 Feast
9:00 Site closes


Archery will be available throughout the day, weather permitting. Some casual competitions will likely take place.

Beer/Mead Exchange

Attention all brewers, vintners, and imbibers! We will be conducting our SECOND ANNUAL Rivenvale Brew Exchange. Anyone (21 and over) who wants to participate should bring 12 bottles of their favorite brew, whether made yourself or purchased. Ideally, please select a type that you enjoy but isn’t an everyday drink, so people can leave with new drinks to try.

All participants will select one or two of each type (depending on the number of participants), and so will leave Fall Bransle with twelve varied brews (unless they drink or share any at feast).


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

We will also introduce a BRAND NEW dance that was written and choreographed by members of the shire. The music and steps are similar to period dances and have the same spirit, but were just written this fall. The dance is called “The Rivenvale Bransle.”

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.