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The Grand Thing IX

May 22, 2014 to May 26, 2014
Stromgard

Vancouver, WA

Autocrat: Ivon Drengr device3430OP

... Please note that Thursday the 22nd is for staff only, the event starts at noon on Friday the 23rd ...

The Grand Thing IX

May 23th – May 26th, 2014

NEWS!!!

 

SITE MAP FOR CAMPING is online at www.thegrandthing.org/maps.html 

 

Schedule still subject to minor changes.

Friday

 

10:00 AM

Gate opens for merchants

12:00 PM

Gate opens for populace

3:00 PM

Equestrian: Open practice / Authorization (3 hr)

8:00 PM

Teen: Meet and greet at the Teen Hall (3 hr)

12:00 AM

Gate “officially” closes, if you arrive later call the Event Steward, 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: New-Comer Classes at Great Hall (Contessa Ilaria) (2 hr)

9:00 AM

Equestrian: Open practice / Authorization (1 ½ hr)

10:00 AM

Archery: Teen: Prize Tournament (1 hr)

10:00 AM

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

10:00 AM

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

10:30 AM

Armor inspection begins at fighting field

11:00 AM

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

11:00 PM

Children: Activities with the Baroness at Bjorgvin camp (1 hr)

11:00 PM

Class: Tablet weaving: Finnish Diagonals at Great Hall (Madrun Gwehyddes) (3 hr)

12:00 PM

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

12:00 PM

Children: Grand Thing lunch at Bjorgvin camp with Serena Zane (1 hr)

1:00 PM

Teen: Heraldry / Persona Development at Heralds Point (2 hr)

1:00 PM

Class: Preserved foods of the Viking Age at Great Hall (Baron Ref) (1 hr)

1:00 PM

Equestrian: Norse Themed Tourney (3 1/2 hr)

1:00 PM

Archery: Adult Prize Tournament (1 hr)

2:00 PM

Archery: Range open for practice (3 hr)

2:00 PM

Children: Swing Joust (50lbs & under) near Monestary, parents required (1 hr)

3:00 PM

Games: Caber Toss competition near erics (open to all ages) (1 hr)

2:00 PM

Class: Norse Embroidery at Great Hall (Maestra Aelianora de Wyntringham) (2 hr)

2:30 PM

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

3:00 PM

Children: Activities with Robin Wright (1 hr)

4:00 PM

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

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

Baronial court at Great Hall (1 hr)

8:00 PM

Teen: Dance at Grand Hall (4 hr)

8:30 PM

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

9:00 PM

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

10:00 PM

Norse Trade Blanket at Artisan’s Village (3 hr)

 

 

Sunday:

 

6:00 AM

Class: How to Roast a Pig by the Kitchen / Gate area (throughout the day)

8:00 AM

Gate opens

9:00 AM

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

10:00 AM

Activities with Misty and Merrit  (1 hr)

10:00 AM

Equestrian: Mounted Archery at arena (2 hr)

10:30 AM

Armor inspection at Castle

11:00 AM

Children: Activities with Robin Wright (1 hr)

11:00 AM

Monastery Raid at Castle (3 hr)

11:00 AM

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

11:00 AM

Class: Viking Age Clothing for Fighting in the SCA at Great Hall (Maestra Reganleif) (2 hr)

12:00 PM

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

1:00 PM

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

1:00 PM

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

1:00 PM

Class: New-Comer Classes at Great Hall (Contessa Ilaria) (2 hr)

2:00 PM

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

2:00 PM

Children: Monastery Raid at castle (1 hr)

3:00 PM

Memorial Axe tournament at fighting field (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 (Medieval Improv) by Jade as Enid 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)

8:00 PM

Equestrian: Tear down and packing up 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 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)

1:00 PM

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

 

The following are descriptions from the teachers for their classes to be held at Grand Thing. 

Dame Madrun - 

The class: Tablet weaving: Finnish Diagonals (3hrs.) (Madrun Gwehyddes)
This class will explore the Iron Age use of the “Egyptian Diagonals” technique of tablet weaving originally used by Finnish weavers c. 1100-1300.  Students will learn to warp the tablets, weave several designs, and how to read pattern drafts.  Max. 6 students.  Students should bring a chair, and note-taking materials. Instructor will supply everything else.  Materials fee: $5


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Maestra Aelianora de Wyntringham -

The Class:  Norse Embroidery

The class will teach simple embroidery stitches found on archaeological finds at Oseburg and Mammen and utilize designs from the finds at Mammen (all 9th-10th C AD).  No skills in embroidery are needed to start with Norse needlework.  Please bring your scissors, close-up glasses if you need them.  If you have a small embroidery hoop bring it, otherwise the instructor will supply one.  The instructor will supply fabric, design, thread.  If you have colors you wish to use (e.g. to match clothing, etc) bring DMC embroidery floss in those colors; otherwise the instructor will supply a selection of floss in many colors from which to choose.  Cost for class: 5$.  Max students: 6.  Length of class 1.5 to 2 hours.

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HE Refr - 

Preserved foods of the Viking Age
We will discuss and sample various preserved food products that would have been possible in Viking Age Scandinavia, as well as go over how to make them, where to source ingredients and cultures.  We will also go over how these food products would have fit into daily life during the period, and how you can make use of them while camping at events.
If people could bring cups/plates/forks for sampling that would be great.  No cost.

 

New this year I am going to make one of the barns available for "camping without a tent" as a Baronial travel fund raiser. There are (50) 12' x 12' stalls available $20 each. They are nice and clean, just lay down a tarp and some carpets and you are all set. Even if it rains you will not have to pack down a wet tent. Contact me if you want to reserve one of these spots.  Baron Ivon Drengr - gebarber2001@yahoo.com.  


The Barony of Stromgard invites you to the ninth Annual Grand Thing.  This is a period event focusing on Nordic and Irish traditions of the Viking era with fighting, contests, games, and a Grand Feast!  Based on the “Thing” where free people of the community would meet and settle issues of law.

 

PRIZE FOR BEST NORSE ENCAMPMENT! “WITNESS!”

 

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 Axe as 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? 

NEWS!!!

New for the fighters - we are going back to the original multiweapons tournament with matched weapons made by Knights of An Tir.  Our Champion Sir Daegar Fairhair and Sir Dublin O'GuinnSilverwolf will each make a matching set of two-handed spears.  Master Nikolai Grendal Gornych and Duke Tiernan mor dal Cais with each make a matching set of two-handed axes.  Sir Ataias ek Paralatae will make matched sets of one-handed spears and axes.

Also Sir Dublin tells me the theme for this years Monestary Raid is "The Blood of Heroes" four man teams will raid; one armed with sword and shield, one armed with axe, one armed with spear, and one unarmed but ready to carry away the loot.  Put together your team before the event or get matched up on site.  It should be fun with loot for everyone.


See website for detail on Feast, Classes, Contests in Archery, Equestrian, & Best Hospitality. www.thegrandthing.org

 

Equestrian activities in a groomed out-door arena with free indoor stalls.  If bringing horses, contact HL Macha the Determined (macha@dragonsden.com)

Teen and youth activities all weekend.

 

Large groups contact Landocrat. James Sayer jamessayer@bardicfire.com

Site opens 12PM (merchants 10AM) on Friday closes 12PM Monday.

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. 

P.O. Box 5548 Vancouver, WA 98668

 

Merchant fee: A donation of your choice to prize chest.  Contact Merchantcrat Stanton at macllyr@hotmail.com

Pre-Registration: ACCEPS - http://acceps.ansteorra.org/index.php or www.thegrandthing.org

 

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

 

Autocrat: Baron Ivon Drengr (Jerry Barber) gebarber2001@yahoo.com (360)253-2350 not after 10PM.

 

 

 

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

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions: 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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