Gate Fee $12.00 Adults $8.00 7-16 years of age
under 7 years free Family cap of $30.
Non Member Surcharge of $5.00 applies to all non members...
Gate opens at 10:00 am and closes at 10:00pm
Come help us to honor Myrtleholt's patron saint, St.
The Story of St. Eggbert of the
chickens: Eggbert was born, the third son of a fowler
at Hennford, England in the year 402 AD. The local priest
taught him letters when he was seven. He bacame a wandering monk
preaching to any listener. He used a hens egg to explain the
Trinity and while happily dining on roasted fowl said: "if
thy right wing offend thee then then pluck it off." Eggburt
was a pious but odd man often sleeping in hen houses. One
night, fierce vikings raided the small hold. Eggbert, half
asleep in the coop was beaten to death by a huge Dane wielding a
pair of pilfered cocks.
The Shire of Myrtleholt celebrates St. Eggbert's Feast is
because many years ago the Shire was given a mystical sign.
There had been a feast wherein all meats were poultry. After
this feast shire members exhibited red itchy rashes, fevers and
swelling of the bodies - all indicative of the Pox of Henne.
Superstitious mutterings causes one Lady to even change her name
from "de Poullet" to "de Faucon". The plague caused people to
look to heaven for help. A story was circulated about the man
called Eggbert who seemed a Saint. A large statue of a
rooster was located in a nearby village. Plague victims and
survivors made pilgrimage there to beseech Eggbert to end the
plague. They honored him with a feast in the Fall. The
Plague of Henne was gone.
It is in this vein that we continue to bring to your enjoyment a
variety of activities both serious and silly... This year, as
we've been forbidden by the involved fighters from ever again
performing the "white alligator and chicken" form of the
Gatekeeper Tourney there will be a round robin Gate Keeper
Myrtleholt's 2nd annual A&S Championship
Our current Champion came up with this wonderful
Each Competitor shall:
Entry #1 (required): find some form of documentation (picture,
painting, drawing, textual description, etc) of a item from any SCA
relevant time and that will be their "inspiration piece" and their
"documentation" for their first entry. Entries may be in any
Art or Science area, and must abide by the following rules:
The item must not have been entered into any other competition
within the SCA before.
The item must be the work of the entrant alone
The item may contain materials that are not period, however,
the entrant must be able to discuss why they chose that/those
The "inspiration piece/Documentation" must be submitted with
the entry for judges to review, and must be as clear as possible
for judges to verify consistency of the entry with the
Colors may be substituted, so long as the entrant is able to
explain reasonings for doing so.
Performance work (bardic, musical performances, etc) are
acceptable as they too are "Arts"; entrants must provide music
scores for performance works
Entrant must be ready to discuss their methods, materials, and
other details of their entries. No other "written"
documentation will be required.
Entry #2 (optional, but recommended): Entrant will
produce a "period" representation of their primary entry that is in
some way different to the "inspiration piece". In other
words, if their primary entry is from a photo of an period
artifact, they can submit a hand drawing, a painting, a period
description of the item as their second entry. If the initial
"Inspiration piece" is a painting, they may submit a drawing, or a
period description, or perhaps a poem. The point here is for
the entrant to provide a second entry which is thematically
connected to the first by the "Inspiration piece" but exhibits a
different artistic skill. Example: An entrant may
choose to use a painting of a 14th century nobleman in armor as
inspiration for a suit of armor, and submit Item #1 as the suit of
armor. Their second entry could be a carved clay figurine
that is clad in the armor, painted to match the inspiration
Entrants will abide by the following:
Entrants must not be a current A&S Champion from another
SCA branch, or have won more than one other Myrtleholt A&S
Championship in the past
Entrant must be a current resident of the Summits
Entrant must be available in person at event to discuss their
entries with judges
Entrants must file "intent to enter" to Myrtleholt's Minister
of A&S and submit what their entries will be at that
time. Letter of Intent should be emailed to
AwenyddGryffin@yahoo.com. This letter of intent will allow
our MoAS to coordinate Judging resources. The deadline
has been moved to the April 13 at site for those who wish to enter
to accomodate more entries...but please if possible notify the MoAS
via email by Friday April 12!!!!
Return of the Gatekeeper Tournament (Heavy Fighters)
Round Robin starts at 12:00 Noon
Table setting contest with Egg theme.
Rapier Cut and Thrust Tournament Double round robin starts at
Trading Blanket: throughout the day...
We've been having much fun with getting people together to bring
things that they may no longer need or have a use for, and getting
them together to bid and trade for other items that others
have. Sometimes the bids can be quite spectacular when the
bidding gets stiff!!! So bring anything that you might like
to trade... maybe you don't need it any more, it might be just what
somebody else needs... for their costume, their encampment, their
feast-ware, or to be creatively reused for some other
Butter making - (adults and smalls) 4:00 pm
Each student will be given the materials and taught how to "churn"
their own butter, which can then be used to supplement your
sumptuous goodies at the Feast. Best butter may be awarded an
Chain Mail making class (adults and smalls) 10:00am
Hat making class 4:00 pm
Lucet class 2:00 pm
Kumihimo class 12:00 noon
Gold thread Jewlry 12:00 noon
Smalls animal painting on rocks class 2:00 pm
The Game of Goose competition
As has become traditional gaming for our St. Eggbert's, this year
we will once again be bringing out the Gooseboards and getting
those ardent boardgame players to the table for some serious
competition. If enough people are involved, we may even have
a tournament... maybe even a prize will be offered...
We will be starting the feast approximately at 5:30-6:00 bearing in
mind that there are no changes to our agenda.
Various dessert items that the feastocrats are
HL Felicia of the True Layne, HL Robert Engleson, L Kirstianna
Olsdottir, HL Aelfric Thorfastson, HL Monique de Toulon
Site Info: Name: Josephine county Fairgrounds Arts & Crafts Building 1451 Fairgrounds Road Grants Pass, OR 97527
Directions to Site:
Proceed north or south on I-5 to exit 55 "Redwood Highway"
Continue on Grants Pass Parkway until it turns into Redwood
Josephine County Fairgrounds will be on the right with much
signage to make itself obvious.
The event will be being held in the Floral building which is the
second building on the right side
after you enter the fairgrounds. There is plenty of parking
both near the building but also towards
the fairground entrance from the building.
Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.