The Canton of Axed Root presents:

A Feast of Fools: Saxon Balls
September 23, 2017


Join the populace of the sinister Canton of Axed Root as we enjoy some of our favorite things – crafting leather sacks and bags, making glass balls and beads, and eating delicious snacks with our friends.  We will have space available for classes on leather working, lampworking, and gaming.  Our afternoon ‘feast’ will feature finger foods that are easy to eat while you play games and gamble.  Please feel free to bring your games and tokens!

Want to join in the fun and teach a class or run a game?  If you have something you would like scheduled, please let us know!

New 07.31.2017:  Interested in fighting?  Our Fighter Marshal for the event is Zachariah MacDonald (mka Zach McDonald).

NEW 06.27.2017:  The class proposal form is live!  Please fill out the form HERE if you would like to teach a class.

Site Information and Directions
Oakwood Road Community Center
2400 Oakwood Road
Ames, IA  50014
Google Map

  • Site Opens at 8:00am.
  • Site Closes at 8:00pm.
  • The site is a church/community center and is discreetly wet.


  • Take your best route to Exit 111B on I-35 outside of Ames, IA
  • Take I-35 Exit 111B onto US-30 West
  • Continue on US-30 West for 3.5mi to Exit 146 for South University Blvd
  • Exit onto South University Avenue keeping left at the fork of the Exit Ramp
  • Turn Left onto South University Blvd
  • Turn Right onto Oakwood Road; the site will be on the Left

Event Registration Information

  • Adult Registration*:  $20.00
  • Adult Member Registration**: $15.00
  • Youth Registration (5-17):  $10.00
  • Child Registration (under 5):  Free
  • Make Checks payable to: SCA, Inc. – Canton of Axed Root
  • Feast is included in the site fee.  If you are unable to eat feast, we cannot discount your registration fee.  We would like everyone to participate in our evening of gaming even if they choose not to graze.

* Adult Registration is for attendees who are not Registered Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).
** Adult Member Registration is for attendees who hold a current membership with the SCA. Membership provides a $5 discount on Registration Fees for Events. For information on how to obtain a SCA Membership, visit SCA Memberships.


  • Glass Classes:  Didn’t get enough torch time at Lilies?  Didn’t have time to stop by the glass tent at Lilies?  Always wanted to make beads but didn’t know how?  We will have a set up for lampworking/glass bead making outside.
  • Leather Classes:  Always wanted to make your own pouch or bag?  We will have a classroom space for leatherworking.
  • Gaming:  Our common area will have games, cards, and dice for you to play with all day.  We may even have some tokens for you!  Please feel free to bring your favorite games as well and force – err – ask others to join you.  If you are interested in running a tournament or scheduling a specific game, please contact the event stewards.
  • Fighting:  The War Council will be hosting classes.  Stay tuned for details.

Are you ready to teach a class?  We are accepting class proposals through August 31, 2017.  Click here to fill out the form.


What Feast of Fools would be complete without a feast?  We will be featuring a selection of finger foods and small bites for you to nibble on during your gaming and gambling.  If you would like to volunteer as a server to circulate among the tables with small trays, please contact the event stewards.  We do not promise that costumes won’t be required…

  • Menu to be announced later

Event Stewards / Autocrats
Lady Zaneta Baseggio, mka Crystal Tice
515-520-9139 (no calls after 9pm, please)
Lord Ulfvaldr Folkmarsson, mka Skyllar Robben
515-537-6936 (no calls after 9pm, please)