St. Andrew’s Goes Beyond the Pale: Port of Calais

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Site Opens: 10:00am and Site Closes: 9:00pm

Join the celebration of the unique culture of Barony An Dubhaigheainn as our patron saint, St. Andrew, goes beyond the Pale and sets off from the port of Calais on the last leg of his six year journey, winding his way back to York, England for next year’s Baronial Investiture!

The Pale of Calais fell under English rule for two hundred years after the Treaty of Brétigny on October 25, 1360, which marked the end of the Hundred Years War.  The Pale was historically part of Flanders whose official capital is Brussels.  Join us to enjoy the intersection of French, Flemish, Belgium and Dutch influences!

Planned Schedule of the Day

Martial Schedule – Heavy Weapons Tournament

11:00 am – Inspection and MoL registration for the Baronial Heavy Weapons Rattan Championship

12:00pm – Brief morning court of their Excellencies followed by the opening of the tournament

3:00pm – Tournament Ends

Classes and Activities

12:00pm – starting after a brief morning court – “Conditioning for Fencers and Dancers with Don Eanraig”

1:00pm – Youth Activity – faux stained glass picture frame with Lady Caterina Lombardi

2:00pm – Silk Painting with Laurie Ann Parr

Throughout the Day: DIY Favors/Tokens table, gaming tent, Garb Challenge!

Details on all activities are below.


Garb Challenge: The Pale was well known for its important role in medieval textile trade.  We invite the populace to wear their fanciest finery and show off for all who attend.  Bring personal tokens to give to the individuals who impress you the most!

Don’t have personal tokens? We’re setting up a DIY table with craft supplies for you to make your own to give out! Everyone who participates will be asked to stand in Court to be recognized. Let’s have some fun!

Baronial Heavy Weapons Rattan Championship : The tournament to determine the next Baronial Rattan Champion will be the main event of the day! The tournament is open to all gentles but only a resident of An Dubhaigheiann can be named champion by their Excellencies.  If a gentle from outside of the barony wins the tournament, they receive a prize.  The Baronial Rattan Champion will be chosen by the Coronet based on courtesy, comportment, and overall standing in the tournament. Here’s more information about the tournament format from the current Champion, Sir Brick James Beech.  

Eanraig’s challenge – Don Eanraig the Bonesetter is sponsoring a best use of footwork challenge during the tourney. Voted by populace, their Excellencies and myself. There will be a prize presented in Court to the winner.

Fencing and Dancing Class: Don Eanraig the Bonesetter will teach a class on footwork and conditioning exercises open to all fencers and dancers (or anyone who needs to improve their agility and conditioning).  A small dagger or sword, 20 inches or less, is suggested to be brought to class. Class will be outdoors, if the weather permits, or indoors in the hall during the afternoon.

Silk Painting Class: Come gather to enjoy an hour of painting Calais Swans and Fleur de Lis with Lady Laurie Anne Parr! Supplies will be provided and enjoyment is encouraged!

Youth Activities: Join Caterina Lombardi for painted glass picture frames!

Please contact the Event Stewards if you are interested in adding an activity!


Dayboard Menu – contact Fiona the Volatile for any questions about Dayboard –
* Bitterballen (Dutch Meatballs)
* Mini Quiches with leeks and Gouda Cheese
* Roasted fall vegetables
* Assorted cold meats and cheeses
* Bread
* Honey Butter
* Stroopwaffels

Feast Menu – contact Suzanne Neuber de Londres for any questions about Feast –

1st course: Salat Vert – Green Salad (Pleyn Delit)

2nd course: 

  • Coq Au Vin (Chicken in wine)
  • Barley Frumenty
  • Roasted Rapes (Carrots & parsnips)

3rd course:           

  • Carbonnade a la Flamande (Beer Braised Beef)
  • Egg noodle
  • With Asparagus (pricing dependent)

4th course: Peppernuts (spiced cookies); Belgian chocolate truffles

We are seeking performers to entertain and delight us between removes at Feast.  Please contact the Event Steward to sign up. Email

Event Location

Estonian House
20 Middle Island Blvd
Middle Island, NY 11953


GPS directions are typically correct for this site
Via Long Island Expressway (LIE):  Take exit 63 take ramp right for CR-83 toward Mt Sinai / Patchogue
Turn left onto N Ocean Ave / CR-83
Travel 6.8 miles and turn right onto Canal Rd
Travel 1.9 miles and turn left onto Whiskey Rd
Travel .4 miles and turn right onto Middle Island Blvd
Estonian House Property is .25 miles ahead on the right side of the road.
Google Map
The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter’s Checklist.

Registration Information

Registration Fees:

Adults:  $20
Adult Member Discount:  $15 **Proof of membership will be requested at Troll**
Minors (5-17):  $5
Baby in Arms (<4):$0
Add $10 per person for Feast, adult or minors. Baby in arms do not need to pay a feast fee if they will not take up a seat at the table. Feast is capped at 88 attendees.

We kindly ask that attendees submit pre-registration for the event to lessen handling of cash, checks, pens, etc.  at Gate.  We are offering PayPal pre-registration and will accept mailed and in-person registration.

PayPal pre-registration link is now available! Pre-registration ends on 11/2/2022

For PayPal Registration go to:  
A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

We will accept postal mail reservations:
Make Checks Payable to: SCA-NY Inc-Barony of An Dubhaigeainn
Mail Checks to: Oswyn Northwode ℅ Brad Hausman
18 Solow Lane, East Northport, NY 11731
Please include:  Modern first and last name(s), SCA name(s), email and phone number, membership number(s) or state that any of your party are not members.

We will accept cash or check registration on the day of the event for day fees. Feast spots may not be available on the day of the event.

Merchants are welcome to vend free of charge.  Please provide your own shelter, tables, and chairs.  Contact the Event Steward to secure your space.

Contact Information

Email: will reach both Vetra and Hugoline

Event Steward: THL Vetra Trys Kaukoles mka Lisa Soto
516-446-8197 (text preferred) before 9pm

Event Co-Steward: Dame Hugoline the Delicate mka Colleen Skadl
631-774-9580 – calls between 3pm and 8:30pm, text anytime

St. Andrew’s Goes Beyond the Pale: Port of Calais – Baronial Heavy Weapons Rattan Championship

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