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Harvest Feast

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 – Dryer Masonic Center, Spanaway

The Barony of Blatha An Oir invites you to our 2023 Harvest Feast on November 4th. The day’s activities will include A&S and Bardic classes, Baronial Court, an Anglo-Saxon themed Feast, a Food Drive and a Toy Drive, and our annual Charity Dessert Auction.

Alcoholic beverages are allowed (in period containers please). No open flame candles. No smoking or vaping within 25 feet of the hall entrances.

The hall is ADA accessible. Disabled Parking is available, as well as seating near gate. Please let the event steward know if you need assistance or would like a reserved, accessible seat for the feast.

We request that attendees consider the sensitivities of others and not wear scented colognes, perfumes, body sprays, or heavily scented deodorants. These things trigger migraines in Our Baroness and we want her to be able to enjoy the event.

Pre-Registration: is required for all attendees, adults and youth. The feast is sold out and the waiting list is not accepting any more additions.

Event Facebook Page: please refer to the event Facebook page for the latest information about the event.


10:30am Site Opens to the Populace. 
11:00am A&S Classes, Activities, and Socializing
3:00pm Regional Chivalry Meeting (Chapel) This is a private meeting for Chiv members only.
5:00pm Court
After Court – Feast and Dessert Auction
8:00 pm Event ends

A&S and Bardic Activities and Classes

Bardic Classes in the Chapel:

11:30am -12:30pm Medieval Dance
Instructor: Mestari Rosa Marcella

1:00pm -2:00pm Puppetry
Instructor: HL Volk the Grey, Bard/Storyteller and founding member of I’Falsari, premier Commedia dell’arte troop in An Tir. Come learn about puppets and puppetry! Class will include learning about use of puppets in historical bardic performances such as Punch and Judy types. Class suitable for ages 12 and up.

Fireside Room Class area:

12:00 – 1:00pm Bast Fiber Discussion (hemp, linen, nettle)
Instructor: Domina Alys Graye, OP
Bast Fibers: What they are, history, where they come from. Includes a hands-on sample of fibers and information about weaving with them. Q&A session to follow.

1:00pm – 2:00pm Viking Wire Weaving
Instructor: Mestari Rosa Marcella
Come learn the basics of making a Viking wire weave chain. Cost is $5 to help with cost of materials that you get to keep. Max 10 people.

2:00pm – 3:00pm History of Coffee
Instructor: Baron Nels
Coffee, the history and preparations. We will sample Cascara and Arabic coffee, maybe Moroccan/Andalusian resources permitting.

3:00pm – 4:00pm Heraldry 101
Instructor: Tullia Eleonora Domenichi d’Aragona
An overview of basic heraldry. Heraldry questions are welcome during that time as well.

Unscheduled Activities:

  • Our Scribal team will be hosting an informal painting session. All are welcome to participate.
  • Baroness Elizabeth will be sitting with Magistra Vittoria di Carducci and stitching. No particular time or agenda, just stress-free fiber fun. Bring your embroidery or hand sewing. They will welcome any who wish to sit and stitch or have questions about embroidery.
  • A no-host Gaming table will be provided. Bring your tabletop games to share.
  • Fight practice will be held outside the main hall. Sir Brehon will be MIC.

Charity Dessert Auction

This year’s charity is the Red Cross Maui Relief Effort. Cash, checks made payable to the Red Cross Maui Relief Effort, or PayPal will be accepted. Please be generous with your dessert contributions and purchases to benefit this worthwhile charity. Our gracious Baroness Elizabeth is sponsoring a Subtleties Contest (with a prize). Not sure what to make for the dessert auction? Consider a Subtlety.  All kinds of creative expression ideas can be found on Pinterest or perhaps an Anglo-Saxon theme from a manuscript or art resource. And, to add to the entertainment, Sir Aleksii will be our guest auctioneer.


Our chefs will be preparing a hearty and delicious feast of Anglo Saxon inspired dishes.

First Course:

• Meat Pockets (V) (Veg)

• Cock-a-Leekie Soup

• Nibbly Bits (Assorted finger foods)

Second Course:

• Venison and Bacon Stew

• Sops (V) (GF)

• Mushroom Barley

• Glazed Carrots (V)

• Peas, Onions, and Bacon

Third Course:

• Chicken -n- Apples

• Fruit Compote

• Honey Shortbread

(V) = Vegan option available.

(Veg) = Vegetarian option available.

(GF) = Gluten Free option available

Court: if you have court business, please reach out to their Excellency’s Court Coordinator as soon as possible.

Food Drive: Please be generous with your donations of non-perishable human and pet food for our neighbors in need.

Toy Drive: We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and games to donate to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Please consider donating a toy for this worthwhile cause and bring joy to a hospitalized child this holiday season.

No Pets at the event please. Service animals are welcome. For the safety and comfort of our attendees, pets are not allowed.

Event Steward: Annaka Poznanska (mka Anita Taylor) 206.369.2231.

Site: Dryer Masonic Hall
306 134th St S.  Tacoma WA 98444