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Mists Bardic

Saturday October 21st, 2017
San Jose, California

Good gentles, the day for selecting the next Bard of the Mists approaches! Come gather for a day of delicious food and merriment, of dancing between courses, of poetry, story-telling and song!

This year’s feast will be a treat for all. Questions about dietary needs should be directed to the Head Cook, Aine inghean Tuathail ( or call 408-722-5782). Feast reservations can be made by contacting Leah at events or electronically.

The competition consists of: a period piece, a piece in a period style, the Bard’s choice, a piece that showcases your talents, and three words from a hat. The Bard’s choice this year is ‘Unconventional Heroism.’ Please bring a copy of your source information for the period and period style pieces. This year’s competition is open to all who would like to perform- both competition and to audit. If you plan on entering or if you wish any assistance, please contact The Bard of the Mists, Leah (

The site is dry, please plan accordingly.

The Feast Menu:

Course 1
Frankish Rolls & Soft Cheese
Viking Flat Bread & Jarlsburg
Pea Soup
Cherry Skyr

Course 2
Pears in Wine Sauce
Brazed Carrots & Parsnips
Roasted Chicken & Plumb Sauce
Barley Pottage w/ Bacon & Fish

Course 3
Mashed Turnips, Carrots & Parsnips
Sweet & Sour Boiled Beef
Hreder Smeamete
Pickled Turnips

Course 4
Baked Apples and Cream
Short Bread
Honey Fried Dates
Nut Clusters

Event Steward: Jacques de Sion (Blake Erickson); Phone: 408-386-3018; Email:

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site opens at 10am and closes at 10pm (site MUST be cleaned by 10pm)
Site Fee: 
Registration: Adult Event Registration: $20; Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15; Youth (Ages 13-17): $10; Children (12 and under): Free; Family Cap: $40
Feast Fee: 

From the East Bay and South: Take 880 to exit 2 for 82 South/The Alameda in San Jose. Turn left onto 82 South/The Alameda. Turn right onto West Hedding Street. Turn left onto Morse Street. The church will be on your right.
From the North: Take 101 South to 87/Guadalupe Parkway. Take 87 South to exit 7 for Taylor Street. Keep right at the fork to merge onto West Taylor Street. Continue onto Naglee Avenue. Turn right onto Morse Street. The church will be on the left.