Canton of Foxvale Presents

Fox Hunt XV

Come join the Canton of Foxvale as we celebrate the September 22nd birthday of a noted diarist – whose account of his Unexpected Journey to lands far east, and Back Again, were translated into the modern tongue and have proven inspirational to many (if not all) of us in the society. We hope you will join in the celebrations (although we will not be having fireworks).

September 20th - 22nd, 2019

Plowmens Park, 48W508 Hinckley Road, Big Rock, IL, 60511

[41.764398, -88.559247]

physical address will take you to the Prairie State Railroad Club, north-east corner of the park

Registration Fees
General Schedule

Friday, September 20th
3:00PM – Site Opens for Early Celebrants

Saturday, September 21st
9:00AM – Troll Opens
10:00AM – Classes, Archery, Marshal Combat Begins
5:00 PM – Baronial Court
(following court) – Feast

Sunday, September 22nd
9:30AM – Breakfast (Sweet and/or Savory Gluten Free Crepes)
10AM – Breakdown and many partings
11AM – Site Closes 

  • Pet-friendly. Please keep pets on leash and/or contained. Please be mindful of other animals, and clean up after your pets.
  • Discretely wet.
  • Above ground fires (portable fire pits) acceptable.
Hotel Recommendations
  • Candlewood Suites Aurora-Naperville, 2625 W Sullivan Rd, Aurora, IL 60506
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora, 2423 Bushwood Dr, Aurora, IL 60506
  • Holiday Inn Aurora North- Naperville, 2424 W Sullivan Rd, Aurora, IL 60506

saturday activities


  • 9AM Inspections & Warm-ups
  • 10AM | SSAC Golf
  • 11AM | Novelty Shoots
  • 2PM | Prairie Walk
  • 3PM | Smoke Rings
  • 4PM | Range Closed / Breakdown

Sir Galem Memorial Fundraiser Shoot
In honor of the recent passing of Sir Galem Lionel Ostwestly, we will have an archery shoot fundraiser. Donations are encourage to enter the shoot. All proceeds will go to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and Salute, Inc.

Armored Combat

  • 10AM | Inspections & Authorizations
  • 11AM | Coin Tournament
    Combatants will challenge each other for coins. Whoever has the most coins in the hour, is the victor.
  • 12-1PM | Lunch Break
  • 1PM-3PM | Random Draw Weapon Tournament
    Round robin tournament. Each fight starts with both combatants drawing from a bag which weapon style they will use. If combatant does not has the proper authorization for what has been drawn, they can use sword and shield.
  • 3PM-4PM | Open List

Rapier Combat

  • 9:30AM | Inspections and Authorizations
  • 10:00AM |  List opens
  • 10:30AM | Morning Round Robin Tournament
    Bring your best for this round robin tournament. Number of participants determines format (best of 3/one and done). Double kills will be refought once – after that, dead is dead.
  • 12-1PM | Lunch Break
  • 1:30PM | Fox and Hounds Tournament
    Come for a tournament based on the “Fox and Hounds” (2 on 1) melee game. Participants will score 1 point for each fox killed while they are a hound (regardless if they, or their partner hound lands the blow), and 2 points for each kill when they are the fox. When the fox is killed, the hound that lands the blow becomes the fox; fighting will pause to allow participants to shift roles.
  • 2:30PM | “Fox in the Henhouse” Singles Tournament
    Raid your opponent’s henhouse to destroy their eggs, while simultaneously defending your own. Killed by your opponent? Use one of your own eggs for a resurrection. Defeat your opponent and they have no eggs left to resurrect? Score points for your remaining eggs.

Scribal Sandbox

Featuring Sealing Wax Workshop. Make and Take presented by Dame Jocelyn of Lutterworth and Mistress Heather. Come spend the day playing with sealing wax, making sticks for largess and take home a DIY sample. We can use all sorts of help from chopping wax to sewing gift pouches. Donations of old used crayons and scraps for making gift pouches to hold the finished sealing wax are welcomed.


Join us Saturday evening for fireside song and story!
Hosted by Mistress Marie la Fauconniere & THL Hilla Stormbringer


Join us in welcoming WoolWeed to our event for the first time!

Artisan's Row

The Ayreton Metal Worker’s Guild will be providing demonstrations throughout the day.

Ayreton Hall of Honor

As part of our continued efforts to assemble and promote our Barony’s history, Their Excellencies will be debuting the Ayreton Hall of Honor. Please stop by and take a look at the first of many event installations.

Sir Galem Memorial

It is with a heavy heart that we join together in remembrance of one of our founding Canton members, Sir Galem Lionel Ostwestly. In honor of his recent passing, we wish to dedicate this year’s Fox Hunt in his memory. We will have a memorial presence, along with a fundraiser archery shoot in his name. He leaves behind his loving wife, Lady Morgan She-Wolf,  who will be in attendance. Please rejoice with us the life of a chivalrous man, mentor, friend and husband.

Hospitality Table of Carraig Ban

Looking for a place to relax and socialize? Stop by for light snacks and refreshments. The Embassy of the Barony of Carraig Ban will have hospitality space setup for all to enjoy.

post revel tavern

Gather around the candle lit tables for light refreshments, toasty beverages, and good company. This will take place along side the fireside bardic circle. Feel free to bring your own beverages or treats to pass around. Catch up with old friends and make new ones!



11:30AM – 1:30PM

Provided by the Canton of Tree-Girt-Sea

Beef pot pasty OR Vegetarian cremoneze spinach tart
(gluten free options available)
Roasted Carrots
Fresh grapes
Apple Tart

Lemon Elderflower Soda


An Unexpected Dinner Party

A Feast from a Well To-Do Hobbit’s Larder

On Table
Waybread (granola)
Pickled vegetables
Seed cakes (biscotti)

Main Course
Crustless pork pie (Pork stew with fruit & sage)
Cauliflower pie (veggie alternative)
Cold roast chicken
Carrots roast with honey, oil, and Tyme
Mushrooms cooked with wine and spices
Seed cake
A green salad
Breads with butters and jam

Apple and cheese tart
Sweet seed cake

Ginger beer

Menu subject to changes. Please contact the Feast Steward for any dietary concerns.
We will not be able to accommodate dietary needs any later than a week prior to the event.

Event Staff

THL Louis Xavier de Navarre
Event Steward & Merchant Coordinator
Baroness Hillary of Langeforde​
Class Coordinator
Forester Renzokuken of Ayreton
Archery Marshal in Charge
Sergeant Gareth Bloodworth
Armored Marshal in Charge
Lady Anna Jokinen
Rapier Marshal in Charge
Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza
Lunch Coordinator
THL Böjei Temür
Feast Steward
Lady Berngard Solgai
Head Server
Lord Balthazar the Painter
Breakfast Coordinator
THL Yamamura Kitsune
Tavern Coordinator & Webminister
Lady Ysabeau de Chauntepiy
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