Know that long ago, in far Finland, the wine crop was threatened by hoards of Grasshoppers. Into the maelstrom of Vintner’s difficulty stepped a Giant of a Man, URHO, Mighty URHO, who with his pitchfork chased the evil Grasshoppers from all of Finland.
Forever earning him the love and honor due a Finnish Saint…Saint Urho!!! His Heroic deed is commemorated every March the day before St Patricks Day (some 2nd rate Irish Saint) and we, the members of House Taivassalama, hold a Wondrous Tournament in his honor WITH FABULOUS PRIZES!!!!
Again we have Kubb** (Yeah, yeah I know Kubb is Swedish... but Sweden was once part of Greater Finland) **Kubb is a throwing game where teams try to knock down the opposing side’s pieces with a short throwing stick.
Filk Singing competition (Extra Points given for Grasshopper or St Urhoesque theme)
9:30AM Site Opens
10:00-11:00 (Youth combat class)
11:00-11:30 (Youth Fight Practice)
12:00-12:30 Div 1 Youth Tourney
13:00-13:30 Div 2 Youth Tourney
13:30-14:00 Div 3 Youth Tourney
14:30-16:00 Heavy Tourney
14:30- 16:30 Kubb Tournament (3 person teams)
16:30-17:00 A&S competition (Best use of grasshoppers and/or Purple and green in a Dessert)
18:00-19:30 Pasty feast (Feast limited to 40 people) (Filk Singing Competition)
23:00 Site closes
Cost: $2.00 day trip + $6.00 for Pasty Dinner (Pastys are Corni...uh Finnish Meat Pies)
Cost Notes: Please add $3 for Non-Members.
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Canton of Salesberie Glen
Site: Salesberie Glen (Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28144)
Site Restrictions: Pets on leashes and outdoors only. No Alcohol.
Autocrat: Sir Axel of Tavastia, wremes[AT]carolina.rr.com
House Taivassalama translates to House Sky Lighting in Finnish
I-85 to Exit 75 (Jake Alexander Blvd), Take Jake Alexander past the car dealers to Stateville Blvd, Turn Right on Stateville Blvd (the church will be on your left).