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Midwinter's Feast

February 22, 2014

Eugene, OR

Autocrat: Gabriella di Venezia & Idonia Sherwood

Midwinter's Feast

Site Fee: $10, $5 13-17, $3 5-12, under 5 free (non-member surcharge $5)
Feast Fee: $10

Site opens at 10, closes at 8. Out by 9.

Northwood Christian Church is a dry site.

Tentative Schedule:

10:00 AM
Gate opens (for those taking 10 AM classes and teachers, gate will open at 9:30 so you can make those classes.)
Classes at 10: Old World/New World Foods; Introduction to Tablet Weaving: Survey of the Middle Ages 1.
10-3: Scribal Table will run 10-3 (come paint charters or cards and learn about medieval painting) in the main hall.
10-11: Set up for Arts & Sciences Championship is between 10 and 11.
10-12: Norse Wireweaving Hands on demo in the main hall.

First Course – To chase the morning travel chill from your bones

1:00 PM
Classes at 1: Wool & Silk applique; Cuir Bouilli Etui (Small Hardened Leather Cases); Tablet Weaving continues.
1-3: Demo table on making Flemish Bow strings in main hall.
1-2:30: Rapier Championship armour inspection at 1, championship begins at 1:30.
1-when it is done: Games Championship in the main hall.

3:00 PM
Second Course – To embolden the spirit for the day’s festivities
Including Bardic!

4:00 PM
Socializing and merriment. (Court may start somewhere around here)

5:00 PM 
Third Course - To strengthen the mind and warm the body

7:00 PM 
Fourth course – To ward away the cold for the journey home

8:00 PM
Site closes

Fun things happening at Midwinter's:

All day Feast (courses served throughout the day)

Menu (subject to change):

Feast Stewart Lord Bastian Eisengart, and the Noble Order of the Dirty Spoon invite you all to join us for an excellent feast of medieval comfort foods to chase out the winters chill. This special feast will be served all day throughout the event in in 4 courses. Enjoy the medieval practice of taking entertainment and company between courses, as the meal is taken at a leisurely pace. Each course will be announced and presented in the hall to be placed on a buffet. Revelers are invited to take their portion at any time they wish, so if you find yourself busy when a course is presented, fear not, the food will remain available all day. The final courses will be served formally before the close of the event.

12:00 First CourseTo chase the morning travel chill from your bones

A porridge of oats
Warm Bread
Fresh Butter
Jams and Jellies

3:00 Second CourseTo embolden the spirit for the day’s festivities

Indian Hen Roasted
Mushroom Pie
Fresh Bread

5:00 Third Course - To strengthen the mind and warm the body

Roasted Pig
Root Vegetables
Savory Toasted Cheese

7:00 Fourth courseTo ward away the cold for the journey home

Roast Beef
Pottage of greens
Sweet Pies

Desert Auction

  • There will be a Dessert Auction at the event. Proceeds from the auction will go to help pay some of Ragnar Thorbjornson's ever increasing medical bills. The dessert auction will be run as a silent auction throughout the day and closing before court begins. This is a cash only auction, no checks please.
  • If you would like to provide a dessert for the auction simply bring it to the event, along with an ingredients list to help those with allergies avoid any mishaps.

Classes and Demos (10-4)

  • Classes for this event are pre-reg only (with a few exceptions - see notes on class page). The full list of classes can be found here:
  • Classes are: Old World/New World Foods, Introduction to Tablet Weaving Part 1, Survey of the Middle Ages 1: Constantine to Charlemagne, Wool, Linen, and Silk Applique, Cuir Bouilli Etui (Small Hardened Leather Cases).
  • Pre-reg for classes is due February 20th.
  • Demo tables at the event will be Norsewireweaving in the morning and Mini Flemish Bowstrings in the afternoon. These are drop-in, informal classes. All are welcome!

Scribal Table

  • We will have a scribal tabel open for painting charters. There will also be cards and small items available to paint for those who have never painted charters before as supplies last. If you are new to the SCA, this can be a fun thing to try out and get to know people!

Rapier Championship

  • Greetings Rapier fighters of An Tir! come enter the tournament to become Adiantum's Rapier Champion. Depending on how many come, it will either be a round Robin, or a double elimination tournament. Each bout will be best two out of three with three different weapon styles chosen by the contestants. Bring your best (and second and third best). Current Fighter card and membership card are required.

Games Championship

  • Games Championship will begin at 1. The length of the championship will depend on number of entrants and games played. Come, have fun and show everyone your gaming prowess!

Arts & Sciences championship

I encourage all who are interested to consider entering. This is a good way to show off your new projects and see how these things work. Ends up being a great way to get ready for our Principality Alpine Scholar or even Kingdom A&S. What do you need to do, you say? Read on!

The format for the Arts and Sciences Championship is as follows:

  • Submit two entries in separate categories. Examples: paper on medieval subject, costume, leatherwork, knitting, woodwork etc.
  • Documentation is required for both entries (e-mail idoniasherwood AT gmail DOT com if you need help with documentation or examples, remember, documentation does not have to be long!).
  • Announce intent to enter by e-mailing the current champion at idoniasherwood AT gmail DOT com, please do so the first week of February (you can also let me know earlier). Include your name and what you plan on entering so we have time to find judges.

A few other notes:

If you need anything special for your entry, (access to electricity, extra table space, outdoors set-up, etc.) please let me know when announcing your intent. If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to enter the competition, please send me a note!

Documentation – If you have never entered before, or are unsure on documentation, please let me know. I have several helpful handouts for writing documentation that can help. I can also provide examples of documentation to those interested.


Site Info:
Name: Northwood Christian Church
2425 Harvest Lane
Springfield, OR 97477

Directions to Site:

Directions: Take I-5 exit 194A and merge onto OR-126 East toward Springfield. Go 2.6 miles and take the Mohawk Blvd. exit, bearing left on the exit ramp and making a left/north turn onto Mohawk Blvd., crossing over Rte. 126, where it becomes 19th St. In about ½ mile turn left/west at the traffic light onto Hayden Bridge Rd. Go ½ mile to the first traffic light at Harvest Lane. Turn right/north into Harvest Lane and enter the church parking lot.


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