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Hogmanay Scottish-Celtic New Years

January 04, 2014
Myrtle Holt

Grants Pass, OR

Autocrat: Corbin Dunnigan
Autocrat: Corbin Dunnigan
Step back in time 500 years with us to the year 1514, and join us for a traditional Scottish New Year Feast.
As has become tradition, the Shire of MyrtlehHolt will be hosting the traditional Scottish new year, and this year in grand style.
This year, we will be celebrating at the Kerby Belt Building, the traditional home of this event from years past.
The daytime activities will include :

ARTS AND SCIENCES ACTIVITIES
Classes: sign up and payment for classes will be at gate.
   10:30 to Noon Cloth button and bead button making class hosted by David de Rosier-Blanc, free class limited to the first 20
   Noon to 2:30, Gillie brough shoe making class hosted by Istvan Balogh, $15. class limited to the first 8.
   2:30 to 3:30 Dinning in the current middle ages hosted by Felicia of the True Layne, free. class limited to the first 20
   2:30 to 4:30 Butter making class hosted by Ann of the White City, $3. Class limited to the first 15
   4:00 to 5:30 Her Highness invites all to a knitting and period games social.
Competitions:
   10:30 to 4:00 A&S competion for best period youth garb. Extra points will be awarded for Documentation,
youth modeling , and presentation. ( presentation to be done at court)
MARTIAL ACTIVITIES: Noon to 3:00
Heavy and Rapier Fighting:
Myrtleholt"s first ever Heavy and Rapier Tournement of men who stare at goats. Rules will be as follows:
On the Eric there will be on oppisite sides an empaled goats head, The fighters will be asked to take their
positions with there helms on the goat heads, at lay on they will have to spin around the goats head 10
times while counting, and then procede to engage thier most honorable (dizzy) oponent, if you reach
your opponent and they are still spinning, death from behind rules will apply. Other than taking a leg, if
the fighter goes to the ground the fight is over .If this isnt fun enough we will be recruiting the help of
our spectators,  they will be asked to bring one farm type annimal of the stuffed variety to throw once
per fight at the combatant of there choosing . At the end of the competition and a victor is anounced
they will be given the golden fleise to adorn them selves with.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
3:00 to 5:30 Highland Games, such as the stone throw, the caber toss and back by popular demand  the sheep toss.

BARDIC AND COURT
6:00 to 10:30 We also welcome entertainments from any who wish to provide music or bardic endeavors.

STAVING OFF HUNGER...
A light side board will be available through the early afternoon for those who need to curb their appetites.
The feast will take us through to a fully separate feast hall. Therein we will serve traditional Scottish
Hogmanay favorites, along with other great Gaelic dishes, not to mention traditional Haggis.

POST-FEASTING ENTERTAINMENT:
9:30 to 10:30 With our stomachs full, and our hearts filled with joy, it will be time for the women to put on their judging hats,
and send the men to wash their knees!! The famous Bonnie Knees Contest will once again be the highlight of
the evening.

Event Steward:
Corbin Dunnigan
521 Pine st Rogue River OR 97537
(541) 761 7043
noahjess1@gmail.com
Feast Stewards:
HL Aelfric Thorfastson, HL Monique de Toulon
Site Info:
Kerby Belt Building
24311 Redwood Highway
Kerby, OR 97531
Site opens at 10:00 am Saturday January 4th, 2014 and closes at 10:30 pm.
Feast will begin at 6:00 pm. This is a wet site, however, please exercise moderation!!!
Site Fee:
Adults: $15.00 (over 17), Children 12-17yrs: $10.00, younger: free
Family Cap: $40.00 Non-SCA-members: add $5.00 for each adult non-member
Nearby Lodging:
For those who are traveling farther than might allow for returning home after
the event comfortably, there are two lodging options very close to the site:
Kerbyville Inn (B&B)
(Located almost directly across the street from the site)
24304 Redwood Highway, Kerby, OR
541-592-4689
Rates: Please call for information
Holiday Motel
(Located about 3/10 of a mile from the site)
24810 Redwood Highway, Kerby, OR
541-592-3003
Rates: Please call for information

Feast Information
This year's feast will continue our commitment to providing incredible quality and quantity of period foods with an eye
towards modern culinary tastes and dietary considerations to celebrate the New Year. Not only that, but as usual, the Feast
Stewards are attempting to make certain that dietary pathways through the feast are provided for the following requirements:
Gluten intolerance, diabetes, vegetarian, and a small handfull of alergies. If you should have dietary considerations that you'd
like to make the Feast Stewards aware of in advance that might make your feasting more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to let
them know as soon as possible. Likewise, should you have an alergy and wish to know which dishes to feast on, or to avoid,
please ask.
Hogmany Feast Menu
 1st Course
 Softened Beef with Lombardy mustard sauce
 Italian Wedding Soup
 Green Beans w/Almonds and onions
 Mushroom and Wheat Berry pilaf
 Various breads
 Cheese/yogurt spread
 2nd Course
 Chicken and barley casserole
 Spicy Marinated Turnips
 Pumpkin Soup
 Spinach greens w/ garlic
 Various breads
 Presentation of the Haggis(es)
 Traditional Haggis and introduction of sweet Haggis
 Desserts
 Apple-rice Moyle
 Blackberry Cobbler Bars
 Shortbread cookies
 Kolacky
 Lemon bars
 

Site Info:
Name: Kerby Belt Building
24353 Redwood Highway
Kerby, OR 97531

Directions to Site:

Kerby Belt Building
24311 Redwood Highway
Kerby, OR 97531



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