Grand Thing XIII


Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Matthias von Schwarzenberg
Date: June 21 , 2019 until June, 23 2019
Site opens at: 2:00 PM on June 21th 2019
Site closes at: 3:00 PM on June 23th 2019

Event site:
Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds
16 Fairgrounds Rd Skamokawa, WA 98647

Grand Thing XIII – New Date and Location

The Barony of Stromgard invites you to the Thirteenth Grand Thing! This event focuses on Norse and Irish traditions of the Viking era, though all cultures and interests are welcome. Armored combat, Rapier Combat, Archery and Thrown Weapons, Games and Classes are some of the highlights of the event.


Information from the Coronet

Greetings from Ivon and Hlutwige, Lord and Lady Stromgard to our family, friends and neighbors.

We invite you to join us at Grand Thing, where among other fascinating things, after six years we will be stepping down as Baron and Baroness. There will be, without a doubt, a party celebrating both the past and the future.

Please join us in celebration of the amazing journey we have shared. Bring some food and drink to share and watch for updates regarding time and location.

Step Down Party for Ivon & Hlutwige

Relieved of the weight of their Coronets their Excellencies would like to celebrate a glorious 6 year reign with the populace of their Barony! 
Feel free to bring food, drink and entertainment to share.
Please join us after court on Saturday of Grand Thing to celebrate and reminisce. 

Coffee, Tea and Breakfast Snacks

The Populace is invited to join Duncan and Moira. the new Lord and Lady Stromgard, for Sunday Morning of Grand Thing for Coffee, Tea, Juice and Light Breakfast Snacks in the 4H building 8-9 am. We look forward to seeing you there.


Site Hours:

Site opens to merchants at 10:00 AM and opens to populace at 2:00 PM on Friday June 21st.

Site closes at 3:00 PM on Sunday June 23rd
Site Open to the Public from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Saturday June 22nd.


Site Info:

  • Discreetly wet (period containers only).
  • No campfires or charcoal fires   Open flame (torches okay subject to fire hazard conditions at the time.)
  • Permanent biffs on a limited basis
  • Potable water available.
  • Mundane leash laws apply.
  • Regarding marijuana laws, all SCA participants should follow modern law, both State and Federal. As it is still illegal under Federal law, marijuana is prohibited at SCA functions. Jan 2013 Board Meeting.
  • No Public Bars allowed at Grand Thing /SCA Events. (*alcohol is allowed at Grand Thing but no money can be charged, donated, or exchanged for the alcohol)


  • Event Steward: Matthius Von Schwarzenberg MKA Bud Clark, 360-369-9172,
  • Land and Merchant Reservations: Qara – Misti Spiering –
  • Motel 1066 Inn Keeper: Baron Ivon of Stromgard – GEBARBER2001@YAHOO.COM
  • Youth and Family Activities:  Annora (Alise Myers) at


Site Location:

Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds, 16 Fairgrounds Rd Skamokawa, WA 98647


Directions to Site:

I-5 to Allen Street, exit 39, go West on Allen Street across bridge (street changes name a couple times, ignore these) to Hwy 4/Ocean Beach Highway. Stay on Hwy 4 for 26 miles to Skamokawa, turn Right onto East Valley Rd. Turn left on to Fairgrounds RD, you’re there!

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Heirs

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Registration Information

For Land and Merchant Reservations

Land and merchant reservations are now open! Email Qara at ciarasayersca(at) please include dimensions and name the camp will be under. Please keep in mind this is a small site and space is limited.
Reservations close on 6/16/19.



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 5 external and 28 internal 10×10 barn stalls available for the event.   All stalls are on a first come basis, the cost is $20 for the weekend.  All proceed go to the Baronial Travel fund.

The stalls all have a half door, 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).

Rules for Motel 1066:

  • There is no maid service at this Motel so, please clean up after yourselves.
  • Propane heaters and lanterns are OK for use in the building but please no open flames.
  • 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.

Baron Ivon of Stromgard, Motel 1066 Inn Keeper

Site Fees

Fee TypeCost*
Adults (weekend)
Adults (day)$15.00
Youth & Children (0-17 yrs)$0.00
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.
Make Checks Payable to Barony of Stromgard, SCA Inc.
PayPal will not be available

If bringing children to whom you are not parent or guardian, make sure all paperwork needed at gate is completed bye parent/guardian before hand.

Minor Medical Waiver  –

Minor Consent to Participate Form – 

Event Schedule

Friday – June 21st  
10:00 AMGate Opens for Merchants 
12:00 PMGate Opens for SCA Populace 
3:00 PMOpen Thrown Weapons 
5:00 PMDinner – Concession Stand 
6:00 PMKids Hunker Hasuer 
7:00 PMSheaf Toss 
7:00 PMPrivate Wedding 
8:00 PMTeen SocialMain Hall
8:00 PMHeavy Armor Inspection 
9:00 PMArmored Fighters – Torch Light Fight 
Saturday – June 22nd  
8:00 AMGate Opens 
8:00 AMBreakfast Concession 
9:00 AMHeavy and Rapier Armor Inspection 
10:00 AMSite Open to Public 
10:00 AMOpening Court 
11:00 AMMonastery Raid 
11:00 AMOpen Rapier 
12:00 PMChildren’s Lunch 
12:00 PMTiernan’s Domination Tourney 
12:00 PMLunch Concession 
1:00 PMChildren’s Joust 
2:00 PMChildren’s Monastery Raid 
3:00 PMSite Closes to Public 
3:00 PMArchery 
3:00 PMOpen Thrown Weapons 
3:00 PMChildren’s Activities 
4:00 PMGate Closes 
5:00 PMDinner Concession 
6:00 PMKingdom/Baronial Court 
8:00 PMAdult Dance and Party for Hlutwige and Ivan 
8:00 PMBardic Circle 
9:00 PMArchery and Thrown Weapons Night Shoot 
Sunday – June 23rd  
8:00 AMCoffee and Treats with Their New Excellencies4H Building
8:00 AMBreakfast Concession 
9:00 AMOpen Rapier 
3:00 PMSite Closes 

Meal Information

Food Vendor on Site

(Tentative Menu)

Breakfast served until 11am

2 biscuits & gravy with scrambled eggs        $5.50
add 2 links or 2 bacon                                      $7.00
2 Bacon or 2 links, hash browns and
scrambled eggs                                                 $6.00



Hamburger                                                        $5.00
add french fries or macaroni salad               $6.00
Cheeseburger                                                     $6.00
add french fries or macaroni salad                $7.00
Hot Dog                                                               $2.00
add french fries or macaroni salad                $3.00
Polish Dog                                                           $3.00
add french fries or macaroni salad                $4.00
Nachos (chips & cheese)                                  $3.00
Chef Salad                                                           $7.00
(Ham, Turkey, Cheddar Cheese & tomato)


Dinner Specials served from 5pm to 8pm

Pot Roast, mashed potato, salad and a roll      $9.00
Lasagna, salad and garlic bread                         $9.00

Youth and Family Activities

Friday night of Grand Thing, kids will be able to participate in a game of Hunker Hauser, and
teens and tweens are invited to attend the Teen Social and Dance beginning at 8:00 pm.

On Saturday, the Baronial Children’s Lunch will be held at noon, the Children’s Joust will be
happening at 1:00 pm and the Children’s Monastery Raid will happen at 2:00 pm. Also, a class/
activity will be held at 3:00 pm.

Games and toys for little kids will be available most of the day Saturday. Parents must
accompany their children at all times.

For questions, contact Annora (Alise Myers) at

Merchant Information

Land and merchant reservations are now open! Email Qara at please include dimensions and name the merchant will be under. Please keep in mind this is a small site and space is limited.

Reservations close on 6/16/19 or when spaces are filled.

Site Opens to Merchants at 10:00 AM on Friday


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