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Grand Thing VIII

May 24, 2013 to May 27, 2013
Stromgard

Vancouver, WA

Autocrat: Edward Ean Anderson device44OP

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The Grand Thing VII

Barony of Stromgard

May 24th – May 27th, 2013

 

The Barony of Stromgard invites you to the 8th Annual Grand Thing.  This is a period event focusing on Nordic and Irish traditions of the Viking era with fighting, contests, games, time to learn new things and a Grand Feast. come and spend teh week end with friends and help us have a great event.

 

PRIZE FOR BEST NORSE ENCAMPMENT!

 

Fighting: Multi-Weapons Tournament with five weapons styles (sword & shield, axe & shield, spear & shield, two-handed axe, and two-handed spear) with a Master Grendal Damascus Spear as the prize, a Memorial Great Axe Tournament (bring word fame of the fallen in song, prose, or saga to enter), a Monastery Raid (where you keep what booty you can escape with), and a Domination Tourney where not just your skill is tested but your courage and valor as well. Can you withstand the Storm of Steel? 

 

Equestain events are planned, there are stalls and two good size areana to play in.

 

See website for detail on. www.thegrandthing.org

 

 Large groups contact LandocraHL James Sayer at jamessayer@bardicfire.com .


Site opens 12PM (merchants 10AM) on Friday closes 1PM Monday. Please help the staff and be off site by 1pm please.

Site fee: Adults-$20 at-gate 15.00-prereg (Non-member add $5), under 18 free.  Day-pass $10.00. 

Make checks payable to: Barony of Stromgard, SCA Inc. 

 

Merchants:  Contact Merchantcrat Stanton at macllyr@hotmail.com for registration and donation fee

 

Pre-Registration: ACCEPS http://acceps.ansteorra.org/regit/kingdom_event_display.php?kid=9 or www.thegrandthing.org

 

10% of all profits will be donated to one of the Kingdom Travel Funds.

 

Autocrat:Earl Edward Ean Anderson @ ed.carthell@weyerhaeuser.com (360)247-5980 not after 10PM.

 

 

Schedule of Events (Subject to change until the event)

 

 

Friday

 

10:00 AM

Gate opens for merchants

12:00 PM

Gate opens for populace

3:00 PM

Equestrian: Open practice / Authorization (3 hr)

9:00 PM

Teen: Meet and greet at the Teen Hall (2 hr)

12:00 AM

Gate “officially” closes, if you arrive later call the Autocrat, no one is turned away.

   

Saturday

 

8:00 AM

Gate opens

8:00 AM

Archery: Range open for practice (1 hr)

9:00 AM

Archery: Adult / Child Prize Tournament (1 hr)

9:00 AM

Class: Don’t be “Skyred” to Make Viking Age Cheese at BBQ area (2 hr)

9:00 AM

Class: Viking Navigation and the Sunstone at Great Hall (2 hr)

9:00 AM

Equestrian: Open practice / Authorization (1 ½ hr)

10:00 AM

Archery: Children’s Prize Tournament (1 hr)

10:00 AM

Thrown Weapon Practice: Knives, axes, and spears at archery range (1 hr)

10:30 AM

Armor inspection begins at fighting field

11:00 AM

Opening Court at Monastery Barn (Declaration of intent for equestrian championship)

11:30 AM

Multi-Weapons Tourney begins at fighting field (3 hr)

12:00 PM

Class: How to Sharpen Knives and other Tools at Great Hall (2 hr)

12:00 PM

Class: Men and Women’s clothing in Iron Age Finland at Great Hall (2 hr)

12:00 PM

Thrown Weapon: Practice and scoring knives, axe, and spears at archery range (1 hr)

12:00 PM

Teen: Lampwork  demo/class by Sanan, Enid, and Aesa at Great Hall (3 hr)

12:30 PM

Children: Grand Thing lunch at Bjorgvin camp with Master Lonergan (1 hr)

1:00 PM

Equestrian: Norse Themed Tourney (2 hr)

1:00 PM

Archery: Adult Prize Tournament (1 hr)

2:00 PM

Archery: Range open for practice (3 hr)

2:00 PM

Children: Active and Passive Games at Pied Piper Area (2 hr)

2:00 PM

Children: Swing Joust (50lbs & under) near Monestary, parents required (2 hr)

2:00 PM

Games: Caber Toss competition near erics (open to all ages) (2 hr)

2:00 PM

Class: Finnish Coil Embellishment at Gazebo (2 hr)

2:00 PM

Class: Fingerloop Braid outside of Great Hall (2 hr)

2:30 PM

Tiernan’s Domination Tourney at fighting field (2 hr)

3:00 PM

Feast set-up begins (Great Hall closed to everyone else until 5 PM)

3:00 PM

Equestrian: Mounted Archery (2 hr)

4:00 PM

Teen: Kumihimo Weaving Class by Sannan (2 hr)

5:00 PM

Feast / Great Hall open to populace for setup

5:30 PM

Potluck Feast begins in Great Hall (1 ½ hr)

7:00 PM

Final Baronial court of Tiernan and Miranda / Royal Court at Great Hall (1 hr)

8:30 PM

Grand Thing law giving ceremony at Bjorgvinn or Monastery if it rains (45 min)

8:00 PM

Teen: Dance at Grand Hall (4 hr)

10:00 PM

Norse Trade Blanket at Monastery (3 hr)

   

Sunday:

 

6:00 AM

Class: How to Roast a Pig at BBQ area (throughout the day)

8:00 AM

Gate opens

9:00 AM

Archery: Range open for practice & Royal Rounds (3 hr)

9:00 AM

Class: Cast Iron Cookware 101: Proper care and feeding of at Great Hall (7 hr)

9:00 AM

Class: Viking Design for Embroidery and Decoration at Great Hall (2 hr)

10:00 AM

Teen: Bigger and Better SCA style by HL Lissette De La Rose at Teen Hall (2 hr)

10:00 AM

Equestrian: Mounted Games practice and qualifications at arena (2 hr)

10:30 AM

Armor inspection at Castle

11:00 AM

Monastery Raid at Castle (3 hr)

11:00 AM

Thrown Weapons: knives, axes, and spears at archery range (3 hr)

1:00 PM

Equestrian: Demo Horses vs Humans at Monastery Hall (1 hr)

1:00 PM

Children’s Tea Party at Great Hall, parents required (1 hr)

2:00 PM

Thrown Weapons Competition: Knives, axe, and spears at archery range (2 hr)

2:00 PM

Children: Active and Passive games at Pied Piper area (2 hr)

2:00 PM

Teen: Youth Heavy Armor Tournament at fighting field (1 hr)

2:00 PM

Memorial Axe tournament at fighting field (2 hr)

2:00 PM

Class: Camping without a cooler, Viking Style at BBQ Area (2 hr)

2:30 PM

Equestrian: Crest Combat / Mounted Combat an Area (1 ½ hr)

3:00 PM

Teen: Norse Wire Weaving Class by Aesa at Teen Hall (2 hr)

3:00 PM

Games: Sheaf Tossing near erics (2 hr)

3:00 PM

Equestrian: Open riding practice at arena (2 hr)

4:00 PM

Archery: Range open for practice & Royal Rounds (2 hr)

5:00 PM

Baronial and Prize Court at Grand Hall (1 hr)

6:00 PM

Pig Feast fund raiser for Dragon’s Mist (please bring side dish and cash donation) at BBQ (2 hr)

7:00 PM

Games: Baron Raul’s “Cut the braid contest” (Adult only women’s and men’s division)(1 hr)

7:00 PM

Teen: Bardic by Gwyn at stage behind merchants row (3 hr)

8:00 PM

Adult Bardic in Monastery (2 hr)

8:00 PM

Archery: Dismantle the backdrop and clean-up area (1 hr)

9:00 PM

Equestrian: “Torch Light” Tourney  at Arena (1 hr)

10:00 PM

Games: Adult Hops recycling competition (Spear the Beer) by eric (2 hr)

   

Monday:

 

9:00 AM

Equestrian: Open riding practice at arena (2 hr)

10:00 AM

Castle tear down (1 hr)

11:00 AM

Teen: Clean-up and tear down at Teen Hall (1 hr)

11:00 AM

Equestrian: Tear down and packing up at arena (1 hr)

1:00 PM

Site closes you must be off site or YOU are charged extra!

 

New class added:

9 AM

Class: Cheesmaking 101: Mozzarella at Great Hall Kitchen (3 hr)

 

Site Info:
Name: Columbia County Fairgrounds
58892 Saulser Rd.
St. Helens, OR 97051

Directions to Site:

Directions: Columbia County Fairgrounds, 58892 Saulser Rd, St. Helens OR97051. www.columbiacountyeventcomplex.com  From North take I-5S to Longview WA, cross bridge into Oregon, go south on Hwy 30 (past milepost 28) to St. Helens, turn right on Gable Rd in front of Safeway store, follow signs to site.  From South take I-5 to Hwy-30, go North on Hwy-30 (past milepost 27) to St. Helens turn left on Gable Rd in front of Safeway store, follow signs to site.  www.columbiacountyeventcomplex.com 



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