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Midhaven Harvest Feast

November 14, 2015

Skagit and San Juan Counties, WA

Autocrat: Avelyn de Mowbray


Autocrats:  Lady Avelyn de Mowbray and Duchess Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd


Please note, the classes being offered are for those who have purchased feast tickets only as space at this event is limited.  Thanks!  We look forward to seeing are registered guests soon!

This year's theme for our Harvest Feast is Robin Hood: History to Hollywood

Come and join us as we journey to Nottinghamshire, England, where you might catch a glimpse of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men.  Our lodge will be filled with the bounties of Sherwood Forest to tease your taste buds and gratify your gullet. 

During the day, there will be A&S classes available, a Dirty Half Dozen Largess Contest, games, socializing, and fighting (if the weather allows).  The main lodge will be set up for feasting all day, while classes and activities are being held in an adjacent building. 

Event schedule:

12 noon – Gate opens

12:30-4:30pm – Adjacent building (details for activities listed below this schedule)


Display and open discussion with Marquesa Laurellen

Games and socializing

Dirty Half Dozen Competition

5pm – Feast Hall



Dessert Auction


Classes - If you have any questions or wish to reserve a seat in any of these classes, please contact Lady Avelyn de Mowbray (


Class: Your's Truly, King Arthur (Calligraphy class)

Teacher: Dame Tamlyn of Wyntersea

Description: Learn how to write your name using Gothic Textura (Blackletter) and then learn the rest of a basic lowercase alphabet.

Materials provided.  Will take any age student that has learned cursive writing.  Class Limit: 8 students


Class:  Hand-finishing seams

Teacher:  Duchess Dagmaer in Hvassa

Description:  Duchess Dagmaer will be available from 12:30-4pm to demonstrate how to hand finish seams on your garments.  This will be a hands-on open demonstration and teaching experience.  Come with your questions, any project you may wish for feedback or assistance with, and scissors. She will have some supplies to practice stitches with.  

Class:  Arrow fletching

Teacher:  Sir Andras Truemark



Class - Fighter Training

Teacher:  Duke Thorin Njalsson

Duke Thorin will be onsite to give fighter instruction.  This class will be hands on and held outside in the park grounds.  Exact location of this class will be given when you check in at gate.  


Display by the current Kingdom Arts & Sciences Champion!

Marquesa Laurellen de Brandevin will be coming to our event to share some of her amazing works of art with us! She will have a display set up in our adjacent building where the A&S classes and Largesse Contest will be held. Marquesa Laurellen will be available to answer questions about entering A&S competitions, about her art, or any other related topics. You don't want to miss this!

Dirty Half Dozen Contest details:

Entries must be six similar items such as six needle books, hats, sewing kits, or other item that is good for largesse.  You may have multiple entries so long as each entry has six items.  If we have at least 3 youth entries, we will have a separate contest for them.  Judging will be by populace choice with a token provided at gate.  The winner(s) will receive one item from each entry in their contest.  All other items will be used by the Shire for largesse.  Contest will start at noon and end before the feast.  Please contact Lady Avelyn de Mowbray ( with any questions.



Feast Menu

First Course –

            Olye Soppes – Onion Soup

            Hattes –Hat shaped fried savory pastries

            Wortes – Cooked Greens

            Pomme d’ Orange – Illusion Meatballs

 Second Course-

            Roast Pork and/or Chicken

            Pease Porridge with Onions

            Potage of Rice

            Trayn Roste – Fried skewers of Apples and Parsnips (illusion to look like fried innards)

 Third Course –

            Caudell – Warm eggnog style spiced wine

            Tourtolettes in Fuyture – Fried Fig pies

            Venison in Broth – Beef ribs in sauce

            Tart de Bry or Tart of Spinach.

            Duck Pies

For any allergy or food related questions, please contact Lady Miriam di Asolo by email: or by phone: 360-848-8532.


Dessert Auction:

We will be holding our annual dessert auction near the end of the feast.  Come and bid on these tasty treats - some of them have become very popular favorites.  Donations of desserts for the auction are welcome.  Funds raised from this auction will go to support the Shire's martial activities and equipment.  



  • Adults (18+): $20 ($5 non-member surcharge applies if your membership is not current on the day of the event).
  • Youth (10 - 17): $10
  • Children (9 and under): Free

Reservations and prepayment are required!  Reservations are on a first come basis and are only finalized when we have confirmed receipt of prepayment with you.  If you wish to share your table with friends, please specify your request on your reservation form as seating will be marked with place cards at the tables. 

Reservations are now closed.

Lord Michael FitzGeoffrey is handling reservations.  Please email him with any questions regarding reservations at



Site Info:
Name: Hillcrest Park
1717 S. 13th Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Directions to Site:

  • From North or South take the Kincaid Street exit # 226. 
  • (From Northbound) Turn right at stop light and continue up the hill. 
  • (From Southbound) Turn left at stop light and continue under the freeway.  Continue through stop light and up the hill.
  • Turn right on 13th street.
  • Follow 13th street heading south for approximately 1/4 mile
  • Hillcrest Park will be on your right hand side
  • Watch for SCA signs!

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