Saint Eggberts Feast


Hosted by Device of Myrtle Holt

The Shire of Myrtle Holt (Josephine County, OR )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Anwn Grayingham Hamilton
Date: April 13 , 2013
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 13th 2013
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Josephine County Fairgrounds Floral Building
1451 Fairgrounds Road Grants Pass, OR 97527

Gate Fee $12.00 Adults   $8.00 7-16 years of age  
 under 7 years free      Family cap of $30.

Non Member Surcharge of $5.00 applies to all non members…

Gate opens at 10:00 am and closes at 10:00pm

Wet site

Come help us to honor Myrtleholt’s patron saint, St.

The Story of St. Eggbert of the
Eggbert was born, the third son of a fowler
at Hennford, England in the year 402 AD.  The local priest
taught him letters when he was seven. He bacame a wandering monk
preaching to any listener.  He used a hens egg to explain the
Trinity and while happily dining on roasted fowl said:  “if
thy right wing offend thee then then pluck it off.”  Eggburt
was a pious but odd man often sleeping in hen houses.  One
night, fierce vikings raided the small hold.  Eggbert, half
asleep in the coop was beaten to death by a huge Dane wielding a
pair of pilfered cocks. 

The Shire of Myrtleholt celebrates St. Eggbert’s Feast is
because many years ago the Shire was given a mystical sign. 
There had been a feast wherein all meats were poultry.  After
this feast shire members exhibited red itchy rashes, fevers and
swelling of the bodies – all indicative of the Pox of Henne. 
Superstitious mutterings causes one Lady to even change her name
from “de Poullet” to “de Faucon”.  The plague caused people to
look to heaven for help.  A story was circulated about the man
called Eggbert who seemed a Saint.  A large statue of a
rooster was located in a nearby village.  Plague victims and
survivors made pilgrimage there to beseech Eggbert to end the
plague.  They honored him with a feast in the Fall.  The
Plague of Henne was gone.


It is in this vein that we continue to bring to your enjoyment a
variety of activities both serious and silly…  This year, as
we’ve been forbidden by the involved fighters from ever again
performing the “white alligator and chicken” form of the
Gatekeeper Tourney there will be a round robin Gate Keeper

Myrtleholt’s 2nd annual A&S Championship

  • Our current Champion came up with this wonderful

    Each Competitor shall:

    • Entry #1 (required): find some form of documentation (picture,
      painting, drawing, textual description, etc) of a item from any SCA
      relevant time and that will be their “inspiration piece” and their
      “documentation” for their first entry.  Entries may be in any
      Art or Science area, and must abide by the following rules:

      • The item must not have been entered into any other competition
        within the SCA before.
      • The item must be the work of the entrant alone
      • The item may contain materials that are not period, however,
        the entrant must be able to discuss why they chose that/those
      • The “inspiration piece/Documentation” must be submitted with
        the entry for judges to review, and must be as clear as possible
        for judges to verify consistency of the entry with the
      • Colors may be substituted, so long as the entrant is able to
        explain reasonings for doing so.
      • Performance work (bardic, musical performances, etc) are
        acceptable as they too are “Arts”; entrants must provide music
        scores for performance works
      • Entrant must be ready to discuss their methods, materials, and
        other details of their entries.  No other “written”
        documentation will be required.
    • Entry #2 (optional, but recommended):  Entrant will
      produce a “period” representation of their primary entry that is in
      some way different to the “inspiration piece”.  In other
      words, if their primary entry is from a photo of an period
      artifact, they can submit a hand drawing, a painting, a period
      description of the item as their second entry.  If the initial
      “Inspiration piece” is a painting, they may submit a drawing, or a
      period description, or perhaps a poem.  The point here is for
      the entrant to provide a second entry which is thematically
      connected to the first by the “Inspiration piece” but exhibits a
      different artistic skill.  Example:  An entrant may
      choose to use a painting of a 14th century nobleman in armor as
      inspiration for a suit of armor, and submit Item #1 as the suit of
      armor.  Their second entry could be a carved clay figurine
      that is clad in the armor, painted to match the inspiration
    • Entrants will abide by the following:
      • Entrants must not be a current A&S Champion from another
        SCA branch, or have won more than one other Myrtleholt A&S
        Championship in the past
      • Entrant must be a current resident of the Summits
      • Entrant must be available in person at event to discuss their
        entries with judges
      • Entrants must file “intent to enter” to Myrtleholt’s Minister
        of A&S and submit what their entries will be at that
        time.  Letter of Intent should be emailed to
        moc.oohay@niffyrGddynewA.  This letter of intent will allow
        our MoAS to coordinate Judging resources.  The  deadline
        has been moved to the April 13 at site for those who wish to enter
        to accomodate more entries…but please if possible notify the MoAS
        via email by Friday April 12!!!!
  • Return of the Gatekeeper Tournament  (Heavy Fighters)
    Round Robin starts at 12:00 Noon
  • Table setting contest with Egg theme. 
  • Rapier Cut and Thrust Tournament Double round robin starts at
    2:00 pm
  • Trading Blanket: throughout the day…
    We’ve been having much fun with getting people together to bring
    things that they may no longer need or have a use for, and getting
    them together to bid and trade for other items that others
    have.  Sometimes the bids can be quite spectacular when the
    bidding gets stiff!!!  So bring anything that you might like
    to trade… maybe you don’t need it any more, it might be just what
    somebody else needs… for their costume, their encampment, their
    feast-ware, or to be creatively reused for some other
  • Classes:
    • Butter making – (adults and smalls) 4:00 pm
      Each student will be given the materials and taught how to “churn”
      their own butter, which can then be used to supplement your
      sumptuous goodies at the Feast.  Best butter may be awarded an
      Cost:  Free
    • Chain Mail making class (adults and smalls) 10:00am
    • Hat making class 4:00 pm
    • Lucet class 2:00 pm
    • Kumihimo class 12:00 noon
    • Gold thread Jewlry 12:00 noon
    • Smalls animal painting on rocks class 2:00 pm
  • The Game of Goose competition
    As has become traditional gaming for our St. Eggbert’s, this year
    we will once again be bringing out the Gooseboards and getting
    those ardent boardgame players to the table for some serious
    competition.  If enough people are involved, we may even have
    a tournament… maybe even a prize will be offered… 
  • The Feast:
    We will be starting the feast approximately at 5:30-6:00 bearing in
    mind that there are no changes to our agenda.

FEAST MENU (Subject to change):

1st Remove:
    Fowl w/ Orange & Ginger Glaze
    Herbed Rice
    Crudites w/ hummus & a yogurt/strawberry

2nd Remove:
    Lemon & herb stuffed Salmon
    Balsamic Brussel Sprouts
    Custard pie (strawberry)

3rd Remove:
    Salad w/ Raspberry Vinagrette dressing
    Roasted Venision & Vegi

4th Remove:
    Various dessert items that the feastocrats are
fine tuning


HL Felicia of the True Layne, HL Robert Engleson, L Kirstianna
Olsdottir, HL Aelfric Thorfastson, HL Monique de Toulon

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