The Shire of Midhaven

Skagit County and the Islands of San Juan County

...a shire within the kingdom of An Tir

Harvest Feast 2018

October 27th, 2018

The theme for this year’s event is the Samhain of 1066, amongst the Ghosts of Hastings. Bring medieval masks, try on a different persona and stay for the Ghost Story Bardic after the feast.

There will be demonstrations during the day of various Arts & Sciences. If you’d like to show off your skills with others, please contact the Event Steward, HL Adeliza at

Participate in our turnip carving/painting – Yes! It is a thing. Prize for the best creation and then use your turnip for the Turnip Rolling contest during the feast.

The famous dessert auction will be held during the feast. Feel free to bring a dessert donation or have fun bidding on some really yummy offerings. The famous Guinness Cake may make an appearance.

During the day, the main lodge will be set up for feasting, and the adjacent building will be set up for games, demos and other activities.

Site opens at Noon for daytime activities. The Feast begins at 5:30PM.

Menu is still being refined, please check back soon!

12:00 pm

- Site Opens. All events and demos take place in the A&S Building unless otherwise specified.

· Mask Display Open – Bring a mask to hang up during the feast and wear during the Ghost Story Bardic later!

· Medieval Board Games

· Dirty ½ dozen Largess contest begins – everyone will take home something – extra points if you can teach us something too! (no documentation required)

· There may be a fighting practices if the weather is favorable. Watch here for updates.

3:30 pm

· A&S Room Closes to prepare for Royal Court

4:00 pm (Tentative)

· Royal Court in the Feast Hall

5:30 pm

· Feast Begins!

All feast items prepared by Chef Etole Marchant. Join us for a memorable and delightful feast for all the senses!

If you are in need of Gold Key, please mention it on your registration!!

Site address:

Hillcrest Lodge

1717 S 13th St

Mt. Vernon, WA 98274

Fee schedule:

Adults: $25, $5 member discount applies.

Youth 10-15: $10

Children under 10: Free

Please follow the link to download and print the registration form:

Registrations are not guaranteed until confirmed. You are encouraged to send an email to the address listed on the form, to let us know your registration is in the mail.

Make checks payable to “Shire of Midhaven, SCA”. Canadian funds accepted.

Preregistration encouraged. Registrations received after October 7th or “at the door” subject to $5 late fee.

**Please be advised that this event has historically sold out quickly! There are a limited number of seats, and they are coveted. Plus, Their Majesties will be in attendance. If you wish to attend, please don't delay in sending in your registration**

Sir Thorkel fitz Hrothgar,
Master of Stables astride Blondie

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.”

The Shire of Midhaven's most visible efforts has been our equestrian activities for about 13 years. Our archers, as well as thrown weapons, are gaining great popularity for their skill. The Black Company, a band of young fighters, is well known on the war fields of An Tir, and brings word fame to Midhaven.

Upcoming Activities

- Shire Business Meeting, second Wednesday of the month, starting at 7pm, at the Empire Alehouse in Mount Vernon.

- Shire Social and Arts & Science meeting, fourth Wednesday of the month. October meeting to be hald at the Seneschal's residence. Please email Rodri for the address. It is a beautiful drive.

Social meetings for November and December are cancelled due to proximity to non-SCA holidays.

Additional Martial practice to be held Sunday, October 15th, at the Seneschal's residence, starting at Noon.

Please email Rodri for the address.

The Shire of Midhaven is an officially sanctioned branch of The Society for Creative Anachronisms, or SCA.
The SCA is a non-profit educational medieval re-creation group, with worldwide membership.
The Shire of Midhaven is mundanely located in Skagit County, Washington State, USA, in SCA terms, we are a shire within the kingdom of AnTir.

This website is a publication of the Shire of Midhaven. It is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Incorporated,
and therefore does not delineate SCA policies. Contact the Midhaven Webmaster with questions pertaining to this site.

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