The Sovereigns of Misrule:

A 12th Night Celebration

Dancers and hares for 12th Night

Saturday, January 6, 2024

St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church, 3195 Barnett Shoals Rd., Athens, GA 30605

Activities Tudor child on hobby horse

Join us for a day of fencing, fighting, thrown weapons, dance, live music, classes, fiber arts, and a scriptorium. Best of all, there will be a Parade of Hobby Horses with jousting and contests for youth and adults led by the Sovereigns of Misrule!

The Caga Tió de Nadal (candy-filled log) will be returning this year, with a scheduled time slot for children during the day and adults after feast.

There will also be a sponsored open art competition for Best Depiction of Rabbits / Hares, with adult and youth categories (documentation is not required, but simple documentation is welcome).

We are also delighted to host Dreamers Moot — a Regional Arts and Sciences Faire! Entries are judged with the same guidelines and caliber of judges as those of the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Faire. Documentation is required for regional A&S faires. The Kingdom A&S office will assign judges and a judging time. Feedback from the judges provides artisans an opportunity to make adjustments and add enhancements to their project and documentation prior to Kingdom A&S.

Event Registration

$10 per adult; 17 and under free. Non-member adult additional fee: $5. More information.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This site is peanut free!! Do not bring anything containing peanuts or peanut products to the event.

Lunch is on your own. There are a number of places within a few minutes drive — fast food, casual, and a couple of grocery stores. Feel free to make a food run or bring your lunch.

The feast is potluck / covered trencher, so please bring a dish (to share with 10 people) that does NOT contain peanuts or any peanut products. Please also provide a list of ingredients for each dish. You are welcome to bring your choice of dish for the feast. If you are having trouble deciding on what to bring, the following guidelines might be helpful, based on your mundane (modern) last name:

  • A-H: Meat and / or cheese dishes
  • I-P: Veggie dishes / bread
  • Q-Z: Desserts / sweets

The kitchen is unavailable for heating dishes, so if you have an extension cord or power strip that can be used for crockpots, please bring it.


    • 9 a.m. Site opens to populace
      Rapier sign-in and inspections begin, authorizations throughout the day
    • 9:30 a.m.The Sovereigns of Misrule arrive
    • 10 a.m.Activities start (fighting, fencing, dance, live music practice, fiber solar, scriptorium)
      Class: Rainbow Vikings: Textile Dyes in 10th Century Norse Settlements (Genovefa de Hareflot, instructor. This will also be simulcast as a virtual class for the Known World Color Symposium.)
      Dreamers Moot Regional A&S Faire begins
      Rapier Combat: Iron Ring Tournament
    • NoonLunch on your own (map to area restaurants)
    • 1 p.m. Activities continue
      Youth Activity: Caga Tió
      Class: Beginning Bardic (Master Mathias Blackett, instructor)
      Rapier Combat: Spiritual Strife — Trust vs. Betrayal
    • 2 p.m. A Parade of Hobby Horses, with jousting and contests for youth and adults, led by the Sovereigns of Misrule
    • 3 p.m. Open Art Competition: Best Depiction of Rabbits / Hares (adult and youth categories)
      Rapier Combat: Judgement and Redemption — Kampfgericht
    • 4 p.m. Activities end
    • 5 p.m. Baronial Court (at the whim of Their Excellencies)
    • 5:30 p.m. Potluck Feast
    • 7 p.m. Revel and Entertainment (Caga Tió, games, music, dance, conviviality)
      Rapier Combat: Dussacks After Dark; Advance-Lunge Competition
    • 9 p.m. Site closes (all are invited to help with clean up)


Take your best route to Athens, GA, taking Loop 10 to Exit 7, College Station Rd. Exit onto College Station Rd., heading SE. When College Station Rd. dead-ends, turn right and go 0.55 mile to the next stop light. At the next light, turn left onto Barnett Shoals Rd. Go 1 mile, keeping right. St. Gregory’s is on the left after Athens Montessori School. Parking is free.

A map to the site may be found here.

Event Staff


THLady Rajni of Orluk Oasis
(Jennifer Kay)
TEXT MESSAGES ONLY: 762-305-7165 (not after 9 p.m.)
Contact autocrat


Maestra Leonora Simonetta d’Este (Linda Gilbert)
135 Curtis Dr., Athens, GA 30606

SCA Event Disclaimer

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.