Hogmanay

 

Event Summary:

Date: January 1 , 2011
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on January 1th 2011
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on

Event site:
Deer Creek Center
1241 Illinois River Road Selma, OR 97538

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Hogmanay 2011


Shire of Myrtleholt, 
Josephine County, OR




January 1,
2011
                                     
 

Step back
in time 500 years with us to the year 1511, don your tartans
and plaids and join us for a traditional Scottish New Years
Feast.  As has
become tradition, we will be hosting the first event of the
new year.  
This year, we will be celebrating in grand style at the
beautiful Deer Creek Center, which boasts a large covered
veranda where fighters may gracefully wear off their
hangovers from the prior night’s indiscretions, while
those of more artistic interests may look on from inside the
cozy large great room with a large stone fireplace.

 

The daytime
activities will include classes, games, fighting, and we
welcome entertainments from any who wish to provide music or
bardic endeavors.  A light side board will be
available through the early afternoon for those who need to
curb their appetites.

 

The feast
will be held in a separate feast hall.  Therein we will serve
traditional Scottish Hogmanay favorites including Haggis,
along with other great celtic dishes.  With our stomachs full,
and our hearts filled with joy, it will be time for the women
to put on their judging hats, and 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, this facility also
boasts lodging capacity previously unavailable for this
event. 
 Contact the
Autocrat or event website for lodging information.

 

Autocrat/Feastocrat: 

David De
Rosier-Blanc (David Bianco) and Jennet MacLaughlan of Loch
Fyne (Janet Bianco)  P.O. Box 580, Selma, OR
97538  Phone:
(541)597-2720 Email: 
dbbianco@frontiernet.net

 


Site Info:

Deer Creek Center, 1241
Illinois River Road, Selma, OR 97538

Site opens
at 10:00 am, closes at 10:00 pm.  Feast will begin at 6:00
pm.  This is a
discretely wet event.

 


Lodging:

For those
travelling great distances to join us, or just looking for a
wonderful way to spend a romantic evening, this facility also
boasts lodging capacity previously unavailable for this
event.  

 

There are 3
private rooms with ensuite baths.  One of these  is
the famed John Wayne room where he stayed when he came to
visit the Ranch.  It still boasts the same bed he slept
in, and a fabulous stone fireplace, and even a velvet
portrait of the Duke himself.

 

Additionally,
there is a 6-bed dorm room, along with a large heated yurt
outfitted with 18 beds and a smaller unheated yurt with 12
beds.  The site is also camping friendly with lots of
open grass area for tents, and also has a solar-heated
bath-house for those in the yurts or in tents.
If interested, see rate info under the Site Fees
below.

 



Lodging pricing:

(1) Private 3-person room with ensuite bath  
 $70 (1 person) + $10 each add.
person    -=>  ALREADY
RESERVED
(2) Private 2-person rooms with ensuite baths $70 (1
person) + $10 add. person  -=> ALREADY
RESERVED
(1) 6 person dorm room (2 bunks, 2 twins) $22 per bed
used   – AVAILABLE
(1) 18 bed heated Yurt    $15 per
person  – AVAILABLE
(1) 12 bed un-heated yurt   $13 per
person  – AVAILABLE
Unlimited Camping (yes, it can be cold and wet) $12 per
tent – Yes, Unlimited


 

Reservations
for lodging will be on a first-come-first-served
basis!!!  Contact Autocrat ASAP for further
info/reservations.

 

 


Fees:
   


           

Adults = over 16, Youths = 7-15, Children = 6 or
younger

             Site
(no feast) fee: 
Adult:
$4.00;  
Youth: $2.00; Children:  Free

            
Site + Feast Pre-registration: 
Adult: $12.00;
Youth: $8.00; Under 7: free; Family cap $30.00

            
Site + Feast At-the-gate:
  Adult: $15.00; Youth:
$10.00; Under 7: free;  Family cap: $40.00

 

            
$5 NMS applies for Adults. Make checks payable to “SCA,
Inc., Shire of Myrtleholt” mail to Autocrat
above.

 



Pre-registration



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



Click here for the Pre-registration form(pdf
printable file format).


Postmark
deadline for Pre-registration is December 20th,
2010. 


 


 


 


FEAST MENU 



First Remove



BoerPampoen Butternut Crème Soup



Herbed creamed white pumpkin and squash soup with/without
onions



Cockaleekie Soup



Traditional chicken leek barley soup



Mixed Bread


 



Second Remove



Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette



Mixed Bread



 
 



Third Remove



Chicken Puff Pie



Creamy chicken vegetables and potatoes Crusted with puff
pastry



Venison Pie



Marinated spiced Venison and carrots  Crusted with puff
pastry



Braised Cabbage



Spiced red cabbage, apples and onions



 
 



Fourth Remove



Haggis



Traditional Scottish savoury spiced sweetmeats and
oats



 



Rumbledethumps



Potatoes, turnips mashed with Cabbage topped with tangy
cheddar cheese



Dessert



Scottish Black Bun



A traditional dark fruit filling flavoured with brandy
crusted in a pastry case



 



Peach Pear Crisp



Peaches and Pears seasoned with cinnamon topped with oatmeal
crisp



Crannachan



Traditional Scottish Trifle, with and without
Whisky


 



 



Honey Banana Pecan Ginger Bread
 



Whipped Shortbread Cookies


  


 


 

CONTESTS:

 


TARTAN
TOM-FOOLERY



Your nom-de-jour (ie.  
Alias for the day)
must be as silly as possible and must include the clan name
for which the tartan fabric your kilt/skirt/plaid is
registered.


 


NOTES: 
Look, you know you can’t find the correct tartan for
your family down at the Salvation army, nor the local fabric
store even if your real or SCA personae happens to be
Scottish or Irish… And if you’re not
Scottish… well if you can find a tartan for your
origins, so be it… but if not, just be Scottish for
the day… 


 


Another
point that should be kept in mind.  Tartan patterns were
designed to be unique to each clan.  Now, one might
stretch the definition just a bit, and if you happened to be
of the clan “Squarepants” what might that pattern
be???? 


 


So go the
other way around… find the fabric… then when
you’ve got the right one (probably the only one) you
find which clan it represents, and then, imagine  ye’self up a
name… and more, a story, if it pleases you, with which
you will regail the audience. 


 


If ye
enter, ye will be summoned by entrant # in front of the
judges, and you must introduce yourself and if you wish, ham
it up. Whomsoever amuses the judges MOST shall be declared
victor…

 

 


BONNIE KNEES
CONTEST:


This is a traditional
beauty contest, but isolated to male entrants, and
specifically focused on finding the finest set of knees in
the realm.  The judges are likely all going to be women
and like most beauty contests, higher ratings may be given
for things not specifically associated with the knees, in
aspects such as… How well they are displayed… how nice
the dimples around them look… maybe even that they are
especially dynamic in their ability to be flexed.  One
can never tell! 


 


If you intend to enter
into this competition, please plan on attending the feast as
the competition is held during dessert…

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IRON BARD
COMPETITION:


Hear ye, hear ye, all
ye bards of the kingdom!!


 


Alas, we down here in
the Southern reaches of Summits are feeling woefully
uncertain who is really the master bard of the kingdom. 
We know that there are those who have been deemed great by
their well rehearsed and practiced performance of a fine
entertainment, but we seek after a different criteria —
Impromptu Genius!!! 


 


So, to find the above,
we have come up with a plan to reveal this great creative
entertainer.   We have decided that in order to
test the prowess of the entrants, like with the great chef’s
of our time, the entrants will only be given the topic
of their performance on the day of the event, nary a few
short hours before the time for performance — the “Surprise
Topic”.  Each bard will be required to use the Surprise
Topic ingredient in their performance either physically, or
in refererence, to the greatest entertainment and amusement
of the assembled audience.


 


Surprise Topic
Unveiling:  3:00 pm in the great room at the
event


Entrant
Performances:   Betwixt removes during the
Feast.  Performances will be limited to 5 minutes per
entrant, though shorter is quite
acceptable.
  


Judging:  
The audience with return it’s verdict just before the Bonnie
Knees Contest…


 

 

 SMALLS
ACTIVITIES


HERALD SAYS – A
period interpretation of Simon Says


 


THROWN WEAPONS
COMPETITION
– A soft-and-safe bean-bag
version of thrown weapons game for kids with an interesting
target


 


IDENTIFY THE
WILD-FOWL


 


 


 


 

CLASSES


 



GILLIE
BROGUES



Learn how to make these traditional Scottish leather
shoes.  Each student will end up with their own pair of
shoes



sized to fit them.  Cost for class: 
$12.00   Duration: 2+
hours


 



FINGER
BRAIDING/CROCHETTING


 



And
Possibly
More…


 

 


 

ENTERTAINMENTS

 


TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH SWORD
DANCING


Two of our lovely shire
members will be performing this challenging and energetic
dance for your viewing pleasure


 



CELTIC
HARP, HAMMERED DULCIMER, AND OTHER
MUSIC



The wonderful music
of George and Anwynn Leverett will
be soothing our souls during the later afternoon and
early part of the Feast


 



OTHER
ENTERTAINERS STILL WELCOME TO PERFORM AT THEIR
LEISURE



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