Sir Walter Raleigh Costume Ball 2024

Come one, come all to the Second Annual Sir Walter Raleigh Costume Ball!

Register by filling out this form.

  • Family max: $30
  • Adults 18+ $20
  • Youth 14-17 $10
  • Kids 6-13 $5
  • 5 and under FREE
  • (Adult SCA members get $5 off)


Who: Open to all! (Home schoolers encouraged. We even have a study guide.)

What: An Elizabethan costume ball hosted by the local Society for Creative Anachronism [].

When: Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. (the weekend before St. Valentine’s Day)

Where: Holly Hill Mall Unit 530 (convention space), 309 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215

Just a few blocks from I-85!

Why: Because North Carolina has the only state capital named for a pirate who was beheaded.

How: Wear a Renaissance costume (we can help). Bring some food for a potluck sideboard.

  • We will be learning and doing dances of a wide range of styles and speeds so there is something for everyone. 
  • Bouncy dancing – got it! 
  • Courtly, elegant dancing – got it! 
  • Weaving through other lines of people – got it! 
  • Spinning about to show off your fancy clothes – got it! 
  • Everything you need to know will be taught and called during the dancing with the goal of having fun. You don’t need to have any special shoes, have any experience, or bring a partner. Just a desire to have fun!

Visit our website for a list of dances, YouTube instructions, more details about costumes, food, contests, educational resources, and more!

Handout for Sir Walter Raleigh Ball

IMPORTANT: If you are bringing children / minors to the event that are not your own (e.g. grandchildren, friends, nieces) you MUST have a Minor’s Waiver and a notarized Minor’s Medical Authorization form with you signed by a parent. If you do not, we cannot admit the minor to the event. There are no exceptions. You must complete the forms prior to the event and bring them to the gate with you. Contact the registrar if you have any questions. Here are links to the forms: Minor’s Waiver, Minor’s Medical Authorization.



Lady Ríoghnach inghean Uí Clérigh
c/o Amy Pennachi
1028 Alexander Stewart Dr
Hillsborough NC 27278


Lord Charles Fleming
c/o Brian Towey
7065 Old Plantation Dr
Graham, NC 27253