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Feast of Fools

February 21, 2015

Kootenai, Shoshone, Benwah Counties Idaho

Autocrat: Fina MacGrioghaire device3767OP

Winter lingers in the air, and wraps us in its chill.  What better time to join together with friends for a day of revelry and feasting.  Please join the Canton of Silverhart on February 21, 2014 for our annual winter Feast of Fools!  We will have our very own Topsy-Turvey Day, which will include a Lord and Lady of Misrule and a delicious  French Feast.  Please join us for a day of merriment and hilarity to shake off the winter duldrums!

There will be heavy fighting and a rapier tourney.  There will also be an arts & science populace choice competition, a silly hat contest, and other activities including dancing and bardic.  The day will conclude with a topsy-turvey feast of delicacies that starts with dessert.

At the Canton of Silverhart's Feast of Fools, up is down and down is up. White is black and black is white. Hot is cold and cold is hot. Peers are serfs and lords and ladies mis-rule!

Wait, what?!

Oh, that's right. The foolages. Non-peers get to bid on a peer to be their fool or jester for a couple of hours. Need some entertainment? Ask your fool to sing. Are things around you too serious? Ask your fool to dance. All forms of silly entertainment are encouraged.

Several local peers have offered their time for this lighthearted fundraiser for the Canton of Silverhart. So save your pennies to bid to hear Dame Richenda croak like a frog, watch Master Ulrik twirl like a ballerina, ask Dame Juliana to be your 3-year-old's pet dragon, or come up with your very own entertainment for Baron Lars to perform. If other peers are interested in offering their time for the fundraiser, please contact Dame Richenda at




Do you have a hat that is the height of foolish fashion? Are you dying to make and wear a cap of epic silliness? Do you long for an excuse to wear something ridiculous on your head? Then the Silly Hat Contest at the Canton of Silverhart's Feast of Fools is for you!

Bring your silliest hat, cap, or other headware, and enter it into the Silly Hat Contest! Hats may be store bought, hand made, or a combination of store bought with hand embellishment. Bonus points will be awarded for extravagant silliness; so, don't be afraid to be a mad hatter one this occasion because you might just find yourself chosen the winner!


Silly Hat Contest -- wear your silliest hat to the event and vie for a prize for the silliest hat in attendance!

Dancing  -- Mistress Juliana de Luna has graciously offered to teach Dancing once again!

Heraldic Consulting  --  Dame Richenda du Jardin, Black Lion Priniciple Herald of An Tir, has graciously offered to have a heraldry consultation table for those interested in getting their name or device into submission.

A  Foolage  --  As a fundraiser for the Canton, we will be holding a silent auction for Foolages.  The person(s) winning the Foolage will receive a certificate to commemorate their achievement as well as getting to choose as a jester a Peer from among those Peers who have so generously and graciously volunteered to participate.    The Peers participating in the Foolage may secure their release from it at any time during the day by matching the bid that won the Foolage.  Many Thanks to Mistress Julianna and Dame Richenda for proposing such a fun fundraiser!

More details coming soon!

Lady Fina is preparing the feast this year, and she has a French meal planned for the occasion. The feast hall can only hold 100 so please pre-register for the feast ASAP by emailing with the number of gentles and names of each in your party. 


10 a.m. Site Opens

10 am Silent Auction for Foolages opens

11:00 a.m. Fighter Check-In/Armor Inspection

11:30 – 2 p.m. Heavy Tourney (MIC: Roy) 

12 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. Rapier (MIC: Michael of Lancaster)  

12 p.m. A&S & Silly Hat Competition opens

1 – 3 p.m. Populace games

2 p.m. Foolages awarded

2:30-3 p.m. Servers meeting and class

3-3:30 p.m. Kids activities & Story Time 

3 – 4:30 p.m. Dancing 

4 p.m. A&S and Silly Hat Competition Closes

5 p.m. Court

6 p.m. Feast (Bardic competition as entertainment)

(Court will be briefly reopened to recognize the bardic winner)

8:30 p.m. Clean up. Help would be appreciated

9 p.m. Site Closes 



Site Fees:

Member  (+$5.00 NMS applies per adult)

Adult with Feast $14

Youth 6-16 with feast $10

Family cap with feast $40 + $5 for each non member adult

Adult no feast $10

Youth 6-16 no feast $7

Family cap no feast $35 + $5 for each non member adult

No Merchant fee. Pre-register for space.  Please bring tables to show your wares.  Hammering or fire exhibits are not permitted indoors.

This is a dry site. Pets are not allowed.

Event Stewards:

Lady Suhayla of Silverhart and the Honorable Lady Fina MacGrioghair

Lady Suhayla (MKA: Stephanie McMechan)



Honorable Lady Fina MacGrioghair


Please email feast registration & questions to


Site Info:
Name: Lake City Center
1916 N Lakewood Drive
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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From I-90 in Coeur d'Alene, ID, take the Northwest Blvd/Ramsey exit and proceed south on Northwest Blvd. Turn left at the second signal on Lakewood Drive and proceed up the hill. The Lake City Center will be on your right. 

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