Hogmanay

 

Hosted by Device of Myrtle Holt

The Shire of Myrtle Holt (Josephine County, OR )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Jennet MacLachlan of Loch Fyne
Date: December 31 , 2011
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on December 31th 2011
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

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



EVENT STEWARD: JENNET MACLACHLAN OF LOCH
FYNE

 

HOGMANAY 2012 TO BE HELD ON
DECEMBER 31, 2011

 

Step back in time 500 years with us to the year 1511, and join
us for a traditional Scottish New Year Feast.  As has become
tradition, the Shire of MyrtlehHolt will be hosting the traditional
Scottish new year, and this year in grand style.

This year, we will be celebrating at the beautiful Deer Creek
Center, nestled at the lower end of the Deer Creek valley.
 The center boasts spectacular view, a large covered veranda
where fighters may gracefully look on from inside the large Great
Room nestled cozily in front of the warm stone fireplace.

The daytime activities will include classes, highland games,
competitions, archery and we welcome entertainments from any who
wish to provide music or bardic endeavors.  See below for more
details.

A light side board will be available through the early afternoon
for those who need to curb their appetites.

The feast will take us through to a fully separate feast hall.
 Therein we will serve traditional Scottish Hogmanay
favorites, along with other great Gaelic dishes, not to mention
traditional Haggis.

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, or just looking
for a wonderful way to spend a romantic evening, this facility also
boasts lodging 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, 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. If you are planning on camping you MUST
pre-register.

Event Stewards: HL Jennet MacLachlan of Loch
Fyne (Janet Bianco)

P.O. Box 580, Selma, OR 97538

(541)597-2720

ten.tenreitnorf@ocnaibcj

HL Brian Buchanan (Brian Day)

589 Detrick Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97527

(541)659-1575

moc.q@hcononac

Junior Event Steward: L. Gisella Balogh
(Danielle Church)

 

Feast Stewards: HL David De
Rosier-Blanc 

P.O. Box 580, Selma, OR 97538

(541)597-2720

ten.tenreitnorf@ocnaibbd

HL Keara Rylyn Buchanan (Loree Day)

589 Detrick Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97527

(541)659-1575

moc.q@nylyraek

 

Site Info: Deer Creek Center (also Siskiyou Field Institute)

1241 Illinois River Road, Selma, OR 97538

 

Site opens at 10:00 am Saturday December 31, 2011 and closes at
10:00 pm unless you will be staying the night.

Feast will begin at 6:00 pm. This is a discretely wet site,
please exercise moderation!!!

Site Fee:

Advance
reservations
(full day includes feast): 

Adults:  $12.00 (over 15), Children 7-15yrs: $8.00,
younger: free 

Family cap: $30.00      Non-SCA-members:
 add $5.00 for each adult non-member

Lodging pricing:

(1) Private 3-person room with ensuite bath   $70 + $10
each add. person

(2) Private 2-person rooms with ensuite baths $70 + $10 add.
person

(1) 6 person dorm room (2 bunks, 2 twins) $24 per bed used

(1) 18 bed heated Yurt $18 per person

(1) 12 bed un-heated yurt $15 per person

Unlimited Camping (yes, it can be cold and wet) $15 per tent

Reservations for lodging will be on a first-come-first-served
basis!!!

please contact Event Steward ASAP for reservations.

 

At the
Door
(full day including feast):

Adults:  $15.00 (over 15), Children 7-15yrs: $10.00,
younger: free

Family Cap: $40.00 Non-SCA-members:  add $5.00 for each
adult non-member


 


Pre-registration


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


Click Hogmanay preregistration form  (printable
PDF).


Postmark
deadline for Pre-registration is December 10th,
2011. 


 


 


 


FEAST
MENU 

 

First
Remove

Kylemore
Abbey Carrot and Orange Soup

A
refreshing tangy cooperation between orange fruits and vegetables,
complemented with a hint of ginger and sweet
pepper

Cockaleekie
Soup

Traditional
chicken leek barley soup

Mixed
Bread

Second
Remove

Salad
with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Served
salad bar style

Losyns

A
light lasagna layered with white and yellow cheddar
cheeses

Mixed
Bread

 

Third
Remove

Braised
Beef

Tender
beef stewed in red wine  with onions and currants
with spices from the orient

Egurdouce

Sweet-sour
spiced rabbit with currants and a gingery sweet
sauce
Succussu

Moorish
semolina wheat complemented with cranberries

Rumbledethumps

Potatoes,
turnips mashed with Cabbage topped with tangy cheddar
cheese

 

Fourth
Remove

Haggis

Traditional
Scottish savoury spiced sweetmeats and oats
served with an assortment of crackers

Dessert

Scottish
Black Bun

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

 

Blueberry
Bread Pudding

A
traditional pudding with blueberries

And
topped with a whiskey Sauce

Whipped
Shortbread Cookies

Crannachan

Traditional
Scottish Trifle with Raspberries and Whisky

 

 

 


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…


 


 


MOST ELEGANT
PLACE SETTING CONTEST
:


Sponsored by two of our members, Rob and Sharon Chism, this
competition will be to pick the most elegant/authentic/unique table
setting. This could be an entire household or simply one person so
everyone has an equal chance to wow our sponsors. Note that table
linens are provided and your job is to build on top of that.


 


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…




 


ARCHERY


      ROYAL ROUNDS (for those
wanting to start their new year’s score this is a great
opportunity)


     BLACK JACK (since this was such a hit at
ARC/St.Eggburts we decided to bring it back)


     RABBIT RUN (it may be easy to hit a target but
how about a rabbit hiding in the grass?)


     AND….you will have to show up to find out
what else we have in store for you.  However, this promises to
be fun and unique so come and join our full day of archery.


 


 


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


 


COLOR THE
DRAGONS


 


And many more to keep our smalls
entertained all day.


 


 


 


 


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/KUMIHIMO/KNITTING 


 


FELTED BAG
MAKING


 


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



 

Directions:

From the coast: Take best route north or south to HWY 199 North
into OR.  Continue

until you reach Selma, and at 2nd flashing light, turn left
onto

Illinois River Road.  Proceed approx. 1.5 miles to Deer
Creek Center

on left

From Points inland:  Take best route on I-5 to Exit 55 in
Southern Oregon.  This exit

will put you on Hwy 199 on which you will remain for 

approximately 25 miles out to Selma, and at first flashing
light, turn

right onto Illinois River Road.  Proceed approx. 1.5 miles
to Deer Creek 

Center on left.

 




This page was last updated: November 5, 2018
This event has completed its EIF form
This event's waivers have NOT been marked as received by the Senechal's Waivers Deputy

ajax-loader