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Event Details
Feast of the Gaunt Days Event date: February 10th, 2013
Hosted by Barony of the Bridge - Hopkinton, RI
Event Last Modified: May 16th, 2012
Event details
We have made it through the depths of another winter!  Hurrah!  Yet, one must ever prepare for the next gaunt days to come.  Soon comes the planting, then tending and the harvest.  Then how do we prepare for the fallow days ahead? The Feast of the Gaunt Days is a chance for the victuallers to show off their prowess!  Pickle the pickles, jerk that meat, salt, dry, preserve and otherwise make the food ready for those days when fresh food is not to be found!
This pot luck is part informal foodie-schola, wherein anyone can either come and just eat and enjoy the day, or show off your finest concoctions for judging and sharing (or just sharing), and part schmoozefest.  The day starts with getting the judging out of the way so that by lunch and throughout the day the rest of us can sample, learn techniques and swap tips.  Those bringing a dish for judging that feeds more than 4 people get a chance at stunning prizes and our deepest gratitude.  Before the event, maybe it’s a good time to hold local workshops and teach some classes on preservation? (We’ve already had a cheese making workshop!  Jealous?) Several laurels will attend and guilds are already sending representatives to the event, too.
Prize categories include (but are not limited to):  The People’s Choice, February Fruits, Check Out that Pickle!  Meat Me in the Wintertime, Lenten Lunchtime, Roots for the Home Team, Vegetable from Yestermonth, Blessed Cheesemakers, Drinks that Aren’t Just Melted Snow, Superb Soups and Stews, You’re So Sweet!  and None of the Above.

Costs: $0.  Donations are gratefully accepted at the door.

The site is not dry, but do try not to stagger out into the busy street.

Site Opens: 10:00 am
Site Closes: 10:00 pm
Event Location
Wishford Hall
1034 Main Street
Hopkinton, RI  02804

Take I-95 to Rhode Island exit 3B
Drive WEST for 1.5 miles
Park across the street in the Hope Valley Post Office lot

Event Fees
Site : Site fee:  $0.  Donations are gratefully accepted at the door.

Make Checks Payable to: Ulric von der Insel

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Meister Ulric von der Insel
401-330-0357, between 10:00am and 9:00pm, please, except for the day of the event (6:00am-11:00pm)

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No reservations required

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