Burnet Community Center - Burnet, TX
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

It’s the year 1594 and Elizabeth I, Regina Gloriana, the Virgin Queen, is in the final decade of her long rule. While the defeat of the Spanish Armada has brought new wealth and power to England, troubles at home and abroad continue to trouble this mighty ruler. In search of respite, and in hopes of brokering a peace across Europe, she has decided to host a great Candle Mass and invite allies and friends from courts across the Known World to join her in the Welsh countryside. She has promised dancing, revels, displays of prowess, artisans of great renown, and a feast that would make her late father, Henry VIII, jealous.

Site Registration
$20 Adult Registration
$15 Adult Member Discount Registration
$6 Ages 12 - 17
Free Youth 12 and under
$10 Feast Registration

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.

Make checks payable to: SCA, Inc. Barony of Bryn Gwlad

Baronial Championships will be held for the following:

  • Cut and Thrust
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Brewing (this year's theme is non-alcoholic)
  • Bardic


Burnet Community Center
401 E Jackson St, Burnet TX 78611


If you have any questions or have Special needs, feel free to contact the following

Event Steward
Nadja Ramthuner
(Christen Warkoczewski)
Tel: 512-913-5807

Event Steward
Hextilda Corbett
(Emily Gaudier)
Tel: 310-879-4772

Feast Steward
Tuathal O’Sheils
(Jordan Garcia)
Contact online:

Please contact the Head Cook before December 31st, 2018 if you have allergies or concerns. This feast will be made with consideration to allergens. Feast seating reservations will be available. Keep watch for the menu to be posted.

Class Coordinator
Emma de Davyntre
(Eva Duplan)
Online sign-up:

Please contact the class coordinator if you have a skill, an art, or information you would like to teach. Please focus on late-period A&S or general SCA classes. Keep watch for more details.


  • Site Opens

    8:00 AM

  • Gate Opens

    9:00 AM

  • A&S / Competition Setup

    9:00 AM

    Their Halberd Excellencies, Ceallach and Helene invite you to join them for Candlemas on February 4, 2017 and celebrate the Arts and Sciences in the finest Barony in all the land! In addition to the selection of our Baronial Arts and Sciences champion, there will be opportunities for those gentlefolk who wish to simply display their skills and crafts before all.

    The Arts and Sciences Championship

    The competition for the Arts and Sciences Champion of Bryn Gwlad will be open to static arts entries, and non-bardic performance entries. (Bardic performers are encouraged to enter the Bardic Championship). The theme for the competition is St Brigid of Kildare and/or Fire. Only one entry per individual is permitted. Documentation is required. The Ansteorran Judging Forms for static arts and performance arts will be used to judge entries. Static and Performance entries pre-registration deadline is January 31st to reserve space and/or to reserve performance time.

    The Baronial Champion will be chosen by the Baron and Baroness of Bryn Gwlad.

    Non-Competition Arts and Sciences Display

    Artisans who do not wish to compete will be provided space to set out their works, (completed or “work in process”), to encourage discussion with other artisans or simply to invite interested gentlefolk to view their art. There are no theme requirements.

    If you wish have any questions or would like to reserve space e-mail: Lady Aislynn

    Brewing Competition

    There will be an open brewing competition to be held during the day with the winner announced during evening court. The competition is open to all styles of brewing and the winner will be determined based on a simple set of criteria: overall taste and level of difficulty. Additional consideration will be given for documentation of period beverages.

    For any additional questions regarding the brewing competition, please e-mail: Honorable Lord Fionn

  • Morning Court

    10:00 AM

  • Classes / Judging Begins

    11:00 AM

  • Nobles' Luncheon

    12:00 PM

  • Children's Activies

    12:30 PM

    Children's activities will run until 3:00 PM.

  • Bardic Competition Begins

    3:00 PM

    Performers are asked to have 3 pieces prepared for the competition. Each performer will entertain for two rounds with finalists chosen for a third.

    Documentation is encouraged, but not required.

    The winner will be selected by the Baron & Baroness

  • Classes / Competitions End

    5:00 PM

  • Hall Transition

    5:00 PM

  • Feast / Dancing

    6:00 PM

  • Evening Court

    9:00 PM

  • Site Closes / Cleanup

    10:00 PM


  • First Remove - Breads and compound butters, assorted cheeses
  • Second Remove - Stewed Beef, pottage of cabbage
  • Third Remove - Cormarye (pork with cumin and caraway), roasted root vegetables (parsnip and turnip).
  • Final Remove - Oat cake with mixed berry compote.

Contact the feast steward, Safiyya bint Khalid for reservations.

Seating is limited, reservations will assure your seat, payments will be taken at gate.


For all classes, it is recommended to bring your own chair if you wish to sit.