Shire of Glenn Linn: Guldize Harvest Festival

Hosted by Shire of Glenn Linn - Queensbury, NY

Event date: September 23rd, 2023

Event Last Modified: August 15th, 2023

Event details

"Come Sons of Summer, by whose toile,
We are the Lords of Wine and Oile:
By whose tough labours, and rough hands,
We rip up first, then reap our lands.
Crown'd with the eares of corne, now come,
And, to the Pipe, sing Harvest home..."
- Robert Herrick

Join the Shire of Glenn Linn as we celebrate the season with a Harvest festival and Feast!!
RAIN OR SHINE - we have the indoor space for all activities if needed.

Activities will include:
- Typical harvest field games:  3-legged race, sack race, turnip toss and, as always, Salted Fish
- Fancy Decorated Bread Contest:  It's not just the taste, it's how fancy the decoration is on top!  These breads won't be eaten until feast, after the contest, so there's no accounting for taste ????
- Gifts for the Royal Children's Favor Box:  In Asian cultures, Harvest coincided with tax day.  Please help pay "tax" by giving to the Royal Children's Favor Box.  [A list of age appropriate favors will be posted soon]. 
- Corn Dolly (Wheat Weaving):  Not corn, not a dolly, this tradition dates back before the middle ages and is still done today.  Paper strips and paper straws will also be available. 
- Dancing:  The traditional dance of Guldize is the “Cock in Britches”, which copies the process of sowing and harvesting grain.  With enough participants we can attempt this ancient dance.
- Räbelichtli Carving:  Räbelichtli or Turnip Jack-O-Lanterns are an easy and fun seasonal craft for children.  We will have a limited supply of turnips available for the youngsters (and young at heart) on a first come, first served basis.  You can also bring your own turnip if you like.  Once carved, the Räbelichtli will be illuminated during the feast.

* There is room on site for heavy list and a marshal will be present for those who would like to come and fight

* A&S Classes may be offered - check back to see.

Age appropriate Items for the Royal Children's Favor Box:
Toddlers:  fabric puppets, felted toys, rattles, rag dolls, toddler embroidery kits (embroidery hoop with that holey shelf liner stuff, a length of yarn and a plastic yarn needle), hobby horses, pouches.

Children:  Marionettes, beads, stick puppets, tops, bagged period board games, little flutes or recorders, whistles, costume jewelry, books, pouches, crafting kits (kumihimo, embroidery, chainmail bracelet, leather tooling, etc.), balls, rag dolls, puppets.

Teenagers:  gaming kits (Assorted tokens for "gambling," dice, period game rules, etc.), books, belts, mugs, eating knives, thrown weapons, archery arm guards, jewelry, sewing kits, armor pieces, shields, bucklers, duct tape, tools, hats, milled soap, beads, lanterns, buttons, crafting kits (kumihimo, embroidery, chainmail bracelet, bagged period board games, leather tooling, etc.), trim, fans, cloak pins, baskets, cell phone holder/hiders.

Site Opens: 10:00
Site Closes: 20:00

Event Location

Camp Meadowbrook
239 Meadowbrook Rd
Queensbury, NY  12804
Google Map


From Exit 19 of Northway (87)
- Head east on Aviation Rd (0.6 mi)
- Continue onto Quaker Rd (1.6 mi)
- Turn left onto Meadowbrook Road (0.6 mi)
Destination will be on the left

From Hudson Falls
- Head west on NY-254 W toward Walnut St (0.7 mi)
- Turn right onto Warren St (0.4 mi)
- Turn left onto Boulevard (0.6 mi)
- Turn right onto NY-254 W/Quaker Rd (2.3 mi)
- Turn right onto Meadowbrook Road (0.6 mi)
Destination will be on the left

From Fort Ann
- Head west on NY-149 W/Ann St toward Catherine St (7.2 mi)
Continue to follow NY-149 W
- Turn left onto NY-9L S/Ridge Rd (2.8 mi)
- Turn right onto Haviland Rd (1.3 mi)
- Turn left onto Meadowbrook Road (1.2 mi)
Destination will be on the left

Registration Fees

All Fees Include Feast
Please RSVP so we know how many to cook for (you can still pay at the door)
Adults:  $15
Adult Members:  $10
Youth ages 10-17:  $5
Children ages 0-9:  FREE

Site Fee Covers Feast - However, please RSVP to be on board for feast (so we know how much to cook).

Feast Will include:
- Honey & Cider Glazed Roast Pork Loin
- Root Vegetables roasted with herbs and olive oil (w/ horseradish cream on the side)
- Barley and Mushroom Risotto with Spinach
- Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Stew
- Assorted Breads and Butters (Honey Butter, Maple Bacon Butter etc.)
- Desert will be an Apple Mixed Berry Compote with Salted crumble

Make Checks Payable to: SCA inc - NY Shire of Glenn linn

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Hrotger the Goth
MKA Sean R.  Transue
(518) 587-1362

Send Reservations to:

Anna Eliisabetta Devallardolid
MKA Sheena Johnson
1571 Division Street
West Charlton, NY 12010
Maximum of 60 attendees, so pre-registration is highly recommended.  Canadian friends are invited to pre-register by e-mail and pay by US funds upon arrival.  Please include proof of membership.  Pre-registration deadline postmarked by 09/14