Iris Faire

April 19-21, 2013
Montgomery Bell State Park
1020 Jackson Hill Road, Burns, TN 37029

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Details for this event were last updated on March 30, 2013.

Join us at Iris Faire as we seek to balance the "Melancholic & Phlegmatic Humours" of the past Fall and Winter with the return of "Sanguine" Spring. Gentle Zephyrs will blow away the cobwebs of the Rational mind, inviting in the creative imaginings of Artisans at our Third Annual Regional A&S Faire. The Feastcrat's skillful use of herbs & flowers will delight your palate & tempt the senses. Knights & Rapier Captains will threaten agonizing death or offer last-minute reprieve with coated blades & mysterious tinctures in the Gold and Silver Iris Tourneys. Site is very discreetly wet, opens at 5pm Friday, April 19th, and closes at 10am Sunday, April 21st.




THL Jehan-Azriel du Corbier
Lady Annora Draper


Mistress Mor Fhionnabhair


Lady Juliana ingen David



Adult Member Rates
Weekend Daytrip Add Feast

Before 4/12/13: $14
at the door: $16

Before 4/12/13: $9
at the door: $10
Child Member (ages 6-12) Rates
Weekend Daytrip Add Feast
$7 $4 $7

Send Reservations to:
Shire of Glaedenfeld
3809 Whites Creek Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37207

Make Checks payable to:
SCA - TN, Inc./Shire of Glaedenfeld


Please add an additional $5.00 for each non-member of the SCA who will attend.

Please note: Children 5 and under are free. Breakfast and Lunch are included in the site fee and do not require you to pay for Feast (dinner on Saturday night).

Also, per Kingdom law, no family will pay more than 3 adult admissions as long as the children are age 15 and under and are members of the SCA.



Main Schedule


6:00 – 12:00 Troll opens
6:30 – 10:30 Travelers’ Fare
9:00 - ?? Bardic Circle


7:00 – 1:00 Troll opens
7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 Set up for: Iris & Regional Faires, Mistress Fionnabhair’s Brewing Competition, & Bardic & Poet Laureate Competitions
9:00 – 10:00 Armor Inspection & Tourney Sign-ups
10:00 – 5:00 Classes
10:00 – 12:00 Defender of the Golden Iris (Heavy) Tourney / Defender of the Silver Iris (Rapier) Tourney

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

2:00 – 4:00 Rose Tourney – Heavy & Rapier
4:30 Faires & Competitions close
4:45 Set up for Court

Court to be held at Her Majesty’s discretion
Winners of Tourneys, Faires & Competitions announced during Court

6:00 Set up for Feast
6:30 Feast
8:00 - ?? Revel


7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
10:00 Site closes, clean up

We will be hosting a regional A&S Faire and Glaedenfeld's own Iris Faire, plus we have a full slate of A&S classes (see here for class descriptions).At Iris Faire, there will be three opportunities to compete in various Arts and Sciences Faires and competitions. Entries may be submitted to any number of these faires and/or competitions as the participant desires.

  1. Arts and Sciences Regional Faire

       The regional faire is subject to the same rules and guidelines as Kingdom Arts and Sciences. Documentation is required. See the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Faire page for kingdom level guidelines and rules.

  2. Glaedenfeld's Iris Faire

       Iris Faire is participant judged, and minimal documentation in the form of a 3x5 index card with the following information is required: what the entry is, its use, approximate time frame or period, country/area, and materials. Complete Iris Faire rules and guidelines can be found here.

  3. Fionnabhar's Brewing Competition

       Mistress Fionnabhar challenges the Brewers of our fair Kingdom to a brewing competition.  Entries may include wine, beer, ale, cider or mead. Complete rules and guidelines can be found here.

Iris Faire 2013 - Arts and Sciences Schedule
  Hall Arts & Crafts Cabin 1 Arts & Crafts Cabin 2 Pavillion Pavillion
8:30-10:00 AM Set-up and registration for A&S faires and competitions        
10:00-11:00 AM Faires and competitions open Herbs, herbals, & their uses (THL Seamus O'Caellaigh-guest from An Tir) Viking whip cord (Lady Bera Saebjornsdottir) Heat treatment of steel (Master Francis Bean) Bronze Sand Casting (Sir Madach mac Athol)
11:00-noon AM   Basic embroidery (Lady Castleana de Luna)
noon-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-1:30 PM          
1:30-2:30 PM Kinggom Bard and Poet Laureate Competitions Beginners ink maker (Lady Fa'ela'n ua Imchada) Introduction to leatherworking (Master Robert Borror-guest from Aethelmarc) Tent-stake workshop (Master Francis Bean) Enameling-Plique-a-jour technique (THL Luckie of Falcon's Keep-guest instructor from Calontir)
2:30-3:30 PM Regional and Iris Faire performing arts entries* Healing herbs for hounds (THL Jacquette d'Anjou) Alkanet Lip Balm (Mistress Ailleagan nas Seolta)
3:30-4:30 PM   Herbal Infusions (Mistress Wynalie Mareschal) Literature, art, and poetry resulting from the Black Death Plague (THL Adriet di Pisan)
5:00 PM Faires close and entrants remove displays    
Important notes:
Performing Arts entries will take place directly following the Kingdom Bard and Poet Laureate competitions.
Iris Faire judging should be completed and judging forms returned to the Faire Steward no later than 2:30 or when the performing arts entries are completed (whichever comes second).



  1. Take your best route to I-40 Exit 182 (Fairview/Dickson Hwy. 96 exit)
  2. Turn West onto Highway 96
  3. Stay on Highway 96 until it dead-ends at Highway 70
  4. Turn right (East) on Highway 70; off-ramp provided
  5. Stay on Highway 70 approximately 3 miles
  6. Montgomery Bell State Park entrance is on the right


Feast Menu*

First course

Breads (Flour, sugar, yeast, salt, rosemary)
Fruits in season
Herbed butter, Honey butter, Plain butter
Cheddar cheese, Mozzarella cheese

Second Course

Roasted pork a la Sir Griffin (Salt, pepper, Sir Griffin)
Ember tart (Onions, parsley, sage, cream cheese, eggs, butter, saffron, salt, currants, sugar, cardamom, mace)
pastry (flour, water, shortening, salt)
Salat of herbs (Spring greens)
Makrouns (Noodles, flour, salt, olive oil, Cheddar cheese)

Third course

Herb custard (Eggs, flour, salt, long pepper, parsley, nutmeg, cinnamon)
Green pancakes (Flour, milk, eggs, parsley)
Buttered Greens (Greens, butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg)

Fourth Course

Shortbreads (Sugar, flour, salt, butter)
Lavender, cinnamon, plain
Fruit in season


Lunch menu

Will be posted at a later date


If you need to make our feastcrats aware of any special needs, please contact them through our e-mail form.

*NOTE: All schedules and menus are subject to change.