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Grand Thing X

May 22, 2015 to May 25, 2015
Stromgard

Vancouver, WA

Autocrat: James Sayer

The Grand Thing X


May 22nd – May 25th, 2015

 


The Barony of Stromgard invites you to the tenth 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  though all cultures and interests are welcome!
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), 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?

 

Motel 1066, we’ll keep an electric candle on for you.  (hey if a barn was good enough for Mary and Joseph it is good enough for you!).  I will once again take on the task of Inn Keeper; send all emails and reservation requests to me at GEBARBER2001@YAHOO.COM

I have (38) lovely 12 foot by 12 foot closed horse stalls and (20) 10 foot by 11 foot open animal stalls.  All stalls are on a first come basis, the cost is $20 for the weekend.  All proceed go to the Baronial Travel fund.

The horse stalls come in two styles, interior and exterior.  The interior have a half door that opens to the large walkway, the exterior have a full door that opens to the outside.

The smaller animal stalls all have a half door that opens to the outside

The interior walls on all of the various stalls, are built of 2 x 6 lumber with gaps between the boards, you will want to bring cloth covers for privacy.  The ground is dirt but with a plastic tarp and carpet or two you will be sleeping in luxury (well at least for a camping site anyway).  It did appear last year that if it rains heavily there were a couple leaks in the roof.  Nothing major, just a drip or two but it is something to watch out for.

Propane heaters and lanterns are OK for use in the building but please no open flames.  Fire pits can be used outside near the building.

 

Rules:

            There is no maid service at this Motel so, please clean up after yourselves.

            Do not leave your propane heater, stove, or lantern alone.  Not even for a minute.

                        No camp fires in the barns

                        Please be respectful of your neighbors as the walls are thin and full of gaps.

            Do not harass the horses and ask for permission from the owners before approaching.

            Watch for horse traffic at the North end of the building (near the road)

            Last year there were families staying in the barns so quite time will begin at 10 PM

            The overhead electric lights will be turned off at 10:30 PM

If you wish to continue singing, dancing, drumming, and chatting past the quiet time you are welcome to use the South lawn area near the Erics.  Picnic tables will be there and you can set up a fire pit or two.

There are Porta-potties to the South-West by the Eric (one regular / one ADA) and one regular to the North-East by the horse arena.  If you use personal potties in your stall you are responsible for the contents (yes, we did have someone leave it to others, yuk)

If you had a stall last year and liked where you were let me know and I will give you the same space.

Baron Ivon of Stromgard, Motel 1066 Inn Keeper

 

 

Special limited edition site tokens available at gate.  Keep posted for more information.  First come first serve


Equestrian activities cancelled for this event.


Teen and youth activities all weekend.  Contact Enid at
rowenj95@yahoo.com for more information.

 


Large groups contact Land Master: Gustaf at
rbahmer11@gmail.com



RV sites are very limited.  First come first serve on reservations.  Contact Gustaf for these limited spots as well

 

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

 

Pre-registration is by mail only.  Paying upon arrival is still available
Site fee: Adults-$20 at-gate 15.00-prereg,
under 18 free.  Day-pass $10.00. (Non-member add $5 NMS on all fees)

Make checks payable to: Barony of Stromgard, SCA Inc.
P.O. Box 5548 Vancouver, WA 98668
-5548

 


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

macllyr@hotmail.com

 

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

Fund.

 

****Schedule of events to come soon.****

 


Event Steward: HL James Sayer (James Spiering)
jamessayer333@gmail.com
503-201-9274 Please not after 9pm

 


Directions: Columbia County Fairgrounds, 58892 Saulser Rd, St.
Helens OR 97051. 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.

 

 

 

 


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

Directions to Site:

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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