Amy Guilbeau enjoyed working at her local Ren Faire during the season to spend some time away from her traditional desk job. Over the years an idea was hatching to blend her love of cooking, fascination with history and pride in her Scottish heritage. In 2013, Henderson’s Hearth was born. Taking her mothers maiden name for the company. Now Henderson’s Hearth brings the traditional Celtic recipes for soups and baked goods, in the form of easy to prepare mixes, to 5 states and on-line at the website. Oh, and let’s not forget those jams! Amy has been participating in ALMFF since the first year and is proud to be a resident of the Keep!
Christmas at the keep is a new event for our site, brought to you in response to the Question …Where can we find good quality faire and festival wear, accoutrements, art and such before faire?
Here's your chance to see and shop a medieval village at Yule!
Please understand that this is NOT a faire but instead a medieval shopping extravaganza!
No jousting or performers but a great artisan crafted Christmas shopping event where you will find amazing, artisan crafted, one of a kind gifts for your entire Christmas list.
Here is a few of the vendors and artisans that will be setting up for this event.
Want to sell your wares at the Medieval Market? Christmas at the Keep Application
Flea Hop Pottery
You will certainly wish to visit Mistress Chris and her award winning pottery booth.
She takes commissions and specializes in mid-fire functional stoneware that is food safe, dish washer, microwave and oven safe and beautiful too.
Brad and Leif have a very distinctive cut leather work style that is famous throughout the nine realms.
Master Gene and Mistress Bev have an enchanted booth space with everything from medieval and pirate clothing to interesting what's it's from around the world!
The soap Master Merry & Mistress Erden make is of such fine quality that they are the Soapmakers to the Royal Court of DragonCroft. Using milk from their own goats and combining them with oils and simples from throughout the Seven Kingdoms, their soaps are a feast for the senses - they now only smell good, they feel good when you use them!
Alas, they can not bring their goats nor will there be a beard contest at the Christmas Market (both are greatly appreciated at Faire!). But make haste to come try their beard oil - King Gregory himself makes use of it!
For years Bobby Guilbeau has indulged his love of cinnamon roasted nuts at regional faires. This brought him to an appreciation for the craft and led to him learning to make the delectable treats. Now he’s bringing them to Dragoncroft to share what he’s learned! Roasted fresh on site, just follow the aroma to Nutt’N Better and ask for a sample!