Alban Eiler


Hosted in-person by Device of Hauksgarðr

The Shire of Hauksgarðr (Hood River and Wasco Counties, OR)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): HL Rebecca Fletcher
Date: March 16 , 2024
Site opens at: 11:30 AM on March 16th 2024
Site closes at: 7:30 PM

Event site:
Lyle Community Center
308 Klickitat St. Lyle, WA 98635

The Shire of Hauksgarðr invites you to join us as we look forward to spring and celebrate Alban Eiler with a Scottish spring feast!

Alban Eiler marks the beginning of spring in Scotland. Light and dark are equally balanced at the equinox, but light is on the increase. Celebrating the return of the light & warmth, Alban Eiler celebrates springs return. (from ‘Alba’ for Scotland in Gaelic, and ‘light of the earth’ from latin).

The winter has been long in Hauksgarðr. Come enjoy a day of good food and good company as we recover from a dreary winter with this lively event and potluck feast.

Cold winters inside lead to busy hands. Bring your A&S projects and join us by the fire in our Crafting Corner. Maybe you’ll learn a new skill at one of our classes, or pass along your knowledge while enjoying some good company. Bring anything you’ve been working on over the long winter to share with others.

Sitting around warm hearths this winter, veteran fighters have shared their wisdom with the new recruits. One such piece of wisdom is that sometimes all that stands between you and certain bludgeoning is a sturdy shield. With that in mind, we invite you to bring these shields for a contest that will showcase the shields as well as the fighters’ wisdom. Bring your shield that is “artfully decorated” or “impressively battered”. Contestants need to regale us with a tale of how the shield came to be battered, or the inspiration or story of the decoration. Whether it is a true story or not is up to you! Shields do not need to be fully functional to enter the contest, so feel free to bring your in-progress work.

Fighters: There is practice space outside, weather permitting.

Adults: $10. $5 discount for paid SCA members.
18 & under are free

Our site is an old elementary school, repurposed as a community center. There is one small curb going from the parking into the building. The building itself and access to the field and patios are all on one level. The building has smooth, linoleum floors and smooth carpeting. If you need assistance navigating the outside entrance, please contact the event steward.

Bring your favorite dish to share with everyone. This site does not have a full kitchen, so please bring foods that do not need to be cooked on site. There is a refrigerator for cold storage, and lots of room for crockpots.
Please bring your own beverages and feast gear. We have some loaner feast gear if you don’t have your own.
Remember that some people have food allergies, so please provide an ingredient label for your dish. If it’s a period dish, please tell us a bit about it, too: Time period, region, etc., just for fun!

11:30am – Site/gate opens
12-4pm – Crafting Corner and class area open, food prep and general joviality.
12:30-4:30 – A&S classes
1:00 – Heavy and/or rapier practice, weather permitting
4:30 – Awards, announcements, etc.
5pm – Dinner
5:15 – Shield contest begins… dinner and a show!
8pm – clean up finished, site closed. Go home…drive safely!




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