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Hogmanay Scottish-Celtic New Years

January 05, 2013
Myrtle Holt

Grants Pass, OR

Autocrat: Brian Buchanan device5706OP

Step back in time 500 years with us to the year 1513, 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 classes, highland games, competitions, and we welcome entertainments from any who wish to provide music or bardic endeavors.  See below for more details.

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.

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.

For those travelling great distances to join us, see below for some options for lodging near the event.

Event Steward:

HL Brian Buchanan (Brian Day)
589 Detrick Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97527
(541)659-1575
canonoch@q.com

Feast Stewards:

HL David De Rosier-Blanc
P.O. Box 580, Selma, OR 97538
(541)597-2720
dbbianco@frontiernet.net

HL Keara Rylyn Buchanan (Loree Day)
589 Detrick Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97527
(541)659-3705
kearylyn@q.com

Site Info:

Kerby Belt Building
24311 Redwood Highway
Kerby, OR 97531

Site opens at 10:00 am Saturday January 5th, 2013 and closes at 10:00 pm.  Feast will begin at 6:00 pm. This is a wet site, however, please exercise moderation!!!


Site Fee:

Advance reservations (full day including feast): 

Adults:  $12.00 (over 15), Children 7-15yrs: $8.00, younger: free
Family cap: $30.00      Non-SCA-members:  add $5.00 for each adult non-member

At the Door (full day including feast):

Adults:  $15.00 (over 15), Children 7-15yrs: $10.00, younger: free
Family Cap: $40.00 Non-SCA-members:  add $5.00 for each adult non-member

 

Pre-registration

Pre-registration is not required, but it offers a substantial financial savings incentive.

Click Hogmanay preregistration form  (printable PDF).

Postmark deadline for Pre-registration is December 28th, 2012.

 

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

Rates:  1 Queen - $58/night;  2 Full, or 2 Queen - $68/night;  One room which has 1 Queen + 2 Full beds - $78.00/night

(Located about 3/10 of a mile from the site)

24810 Redwood Highway, Kerby, OR

541-592-3003

 

 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 feed the starving masses of Southern Antir 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.

 

Feast Menu


First Remove

Pumpkin Soup  -  A delicately spiced cream of pumpkin soup featuring nuances of eastern spices

Venison Stew  -  A hearty stew of venison, mushrooms, carrots, and other vegitables

Fresh homemade breads

Second Remove

Salad - an open bar format allowing you to design your own refreshing fresh vegetables with a selection of dressings

Losyns - Lasagne noodles layered with cheese and spices

Third Remove

Grete Pyes - A true traditional period holiday feast offering, these pyes of a variety of meats and dried fruits spiced with cinnamon

Roast Parsnips with honey and nutmeg

Fourth Remove

Haggis & Crackers

Rumbledethumps - A traditional Scottisn blend of root vegetables and cabbage topped with a melted cheddar cheese

Desert

Peach Crisps

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Shortbread Cookies

Trifle

Swedish Cream with Rasberry Sauce (sugar-free for diabetics)


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


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