The Grand Thing

 

Event Steward: Ivon Drengr

Event Summary:

Date: May 25 , 2007 until May, 28 2007
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on May 25th 2007
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on May 28th 2007

Event site:
Skamania County Fairgrounds
650 SW Rock Creek Drive Stevenson, WA 98648

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The Grand Thing
May 25-28, 2007

The Barony of Stromgard and the village of Bjorgvin would like to invite you the Second Grand Thing.  This will be a period event focusing on Norse and Irish traditions of the Viking era with fighting, contests, games and a Grand Feast!  There will be a multi-weapons tournament, a Viking raiders tournament of ships, and a monastery raid where you keep what booty you can escape with.  There will be contests in, axe/spear throwing, archery, wrestling and more.  We will repeat the siege-cooking contest “Barbarians at the Gate” the Norsemen are coming!  Bring whatever you need to feed 20 warriors and maybe they will go away, leftovers will be used at the feast.  Many contests and games for children of all ages so come join us. Site has water, electric, and bathrooms with pay showers.

Site opens 1PM on Friday closes 1PM Monday.Site fee: adults-$12.00 (add $3 for non-members), children-12-18-$6.00, under 11 free, family cap-$30.  Day pass-$5.00.  Make checks payable to Barony of Stromgard.  Merchant fee: A donation to the prize chest.  Pre-Registration: Forms and information available at Baronial website www.stromgard.org A percentage of the profits will be donated to the Kingdom Travel Fund.

Autocrat: Sgt. Ivon Drengr (Jerry Barber), 7416 NE 72ndAve Vancouver, WA98661 gebarber2001@yahoo.com (360) 253-2350 not after 9PM.
Co-Autocrat: Finnr Skeggason (Dave Hulegaard), 3790 Wilshire Lane Eugene, OR97405 finnr01@comcast.net  (541) 579-1311 not after 9PM.
Merchantcrat Lord Stanton MacLlyr macllyr@hotmail.com

Schedule of Events

Friday:

  • 8 AM Site crew arrives and setup
  • 1 PM Gate Opens, Site Opens
  • 4 PM – 7 PM Friday Night Fights (Bear Pit format)
  • 7 PM – 12 AM Bjorgvin hosts a “Welcome to the event party”
  • 7 PM – 9 PM Kube game practice and trials
  • 11 PM Gate Closes

 Saturday:

  • 9 AM Gate Opens
  • 9 AM List opens for Multi-Weapons Tournament
  • 9 AM – 10 AM Royal Court
  • 10 AM – 12 PM Children’s Thor hammer pendant making
  • 10 AM – 2 PM Multi-Weapons Tournament
  • 10 AM – 5 PM Siege Cooking “Barbarians at the Gate”
  • 10 AM – 5 PM Beware the Scourge of the North Scavenger Hunt (kids all ages)
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Glass Bead Making Class
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Banner Painting Class
  • 12 PM – 1 PM Children’s “All Thing” Luncheon
  • 1 PM – 4 PM Archery (all ages)
  • 1 PM – 4 PM Caber toss and Foot race (all ages)
  • 1 PM – 3 PM Children’s Coloring/Art table
  • 2 PM – 4 PM Tiernan’s Domination Tournament
  • 2 PM – 4 PM Ruse Run (hunting game for the feast, all ages)
  • 2 PM – 4 PM Viking Age Cooking Class
  • 2 PM – 3:30 PM Basic Drumming Class
  • 3 PM – 4 PM Children’s Kube
  • 3:30 PM – 5 PM Beginning Middle Eastern Dance Class
  • 4 PM – 6 PM Kube Tournament
  • 5 PM Gate Closes
  • 6 PM – 9 PM Potluck Feast and “All Thing” in the Great hall
  • 9 PM Children’s Bardic (following the Thing)
  • 10 PM Bardic Circle

 Sunday:

  • 9 AM Gate Opens
  • 10 AM – 1 PM Monastery Raid
  • 10 AM – 1 PM Beginning Nalbinding Class
  • 10 AM – 10:30 AM Viking Age Timekeeping Class
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 Brewing Small Mead Class
  • 12 PM – 2 PM Board Games (all ages)
  • 1 PM – 3 PM Norse Stickball
  • 1 PM – 3 PM Children’s Boffer Tourney
  • 1 PM – 3 PM Spear and Axe Throwing competition
  • 1 PM – 4 PM Archery (all ages)
  • 2 PM – 3 PM Queens Tea (Adult Women)
  • 2 PM – 3 PM Single Malt Tea (Adult Men)
  • 2 PM – 4 PM Children’s Coloring/Art table
  • 2 PM List opens for Memorial Axe Tournament
  • 2 PM – 3:30 PM Drumming II Class
  • 3 PM – 5 PM Memorial Axe Tournament
  • 3 PM – 4 PM Children’s Kube finals
  • 3:30 PM – 5 PM Middle Eastern Dance II Class
  • 4 PM – 6 PM Children’s bead making
  • 4 PM – 6 PM Kube Tournament finals
  • 5 PM Gate Closes
  • Dusk Memorial service to be held at the water.
  • 7 PM Royal and Prize Court
  • 8 PM Bardic Circle

 

Monday:

  • 3 PM Site Closes



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