The Silk Trade Road from Grimfells

From October 20, 2018 12:00 am until October 21, 2018 10:58 pm
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The Silk Trade Route From Grimfells

This is a FREE event! Feast is $12 and limited to 72 people.

The Shire March of Grimfells is pleased to invite travelers near and far to come gather. Exhibit your skills, craft, or prowess. Travel the tastes of the Silk Road with a feast by Mistress Halimah Bint Abbas Al Tanji. Come enjoy the safety of our fires and the songs of Calontir.

Food for the entire weekend (Friday night travelers fare, Saturday Breakfast and Lunch, Feast (below the salt for those after the first 72) and Sunday breakfast) is all included in the $12 fee.

Equestrian-Mongolian Dog Ball-Archery-Arts and Sciences Competitions and Classes



12PM - Troll Opens


9AM - Combat/Equestrian Inspections - Authorizations for Heavy Fighters

10AM - Novice Tournament followed by Dog Ball

10AM - Archery | we'll have 3 shoots. A Lilies style 50 - arrow shoot, a Silk Road theme team shoot, and a fun shoot with balloons.

10AM - Equestrian Games

4:30 PM - Youth Combat Tournament

Court will be held at her majesties discretion.


3PM - Site Closes


Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 - HL Henry Percivale Kempe: Kuei-Shen: Ghosts and Spirits in Medieval China

Saturday 2:00 - 3:00 - Countess Fionna nic Alisdair: Introduction to Embroidery

Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 - HL Henry Percivale Kempe: "Vampires" in Twelfth Century England

Equestrian Information

Equestrians, this is our last event of the year!! Come out and enjoy the gorgeous fall weather for a weekend of games and trails!

What games you ask? The plan right now is to play Daiku, Tippet Tag and Mounted Combat practice. If there is enough interest and Marshals, we will also do Mounted Combat Authorizations and have a competition. There will also be plenty of time to explore the awesome trails on site. I'm even going to build trail time into the schedule this year for those who want to do it ALL!

If you know of someone who needs regular games authorizations (not mounted combat), let me know. We will do those at 9am on Saturday. Everything else will begin at 10am.

If you plan on bringing a horse, please contact me and give me an estimated time of arrival. As always, please bring proof of negative coggins and if you are traveling from outside of Missouri you will need a recent health inspection as well.

Stall fees are $10 for the entire weekend and you need to pay for this when you troll in (instead of paying the site owner). If you would like shavings, those are $6 per bag.

If you don't own a horse but want to help, we could ALWAYS use ground crew and water bearers. Come out and meet the equestrians, their horses, and learn what it is all about! If you would like to volunteer, please find me Friday night at gate, shoot me a PM or just show up to the equestrian field a little before 9am! Please wear close-toed shoes!

Mistress Christiaen: or 479-422-1405

Arts & Sciences Information

As of now there are now THREE A&S competitions.

  • Dragon or Griffin in any medium
  • Children's open competition for ages 16 and younger.
  • On site blacksmithing competition hosted by Clint Haegele (Juan Hector Valdez)

Feast Information

Introduction Service: Our Journey begins in the Mediterranean - Venice and Athens

  • Antipasto al Grecco
  • Zatar Bread with Fresh Herbed Spreadable Cheese

First Service:

  • Tuscan Rosemary Smoked Hens
  • Sautéed Samphire (Sea Beans/Glasswort) and Green Beans in Garlic and Olive Oil

Second Service: Our travels through the Ottoman and Persian Empires - Turkey and Middle East

  • Pasha Kjofte (Pasha Meatballs)
  • Kabak Mucueri (Vegetable Fritters)
  • Haidari yogurt garlic dipping sauce condiment)

Third Service: Lands of Riches, Spices, and SILK!!! - India, Pakistan, and China

  • Cucumber and Egg Soup
  • Vaiṣkira Mughali (Vegetable)
  • Vegetable Biryani
  • Cold Lamian (Chinese Noodles)
  • Yuan Pork Dish

Finale: Voide (Dessert Service)

  • LOKUM (Turkish Delight)
  • Baklava Filo Cups
  • Chocolate Cups with Cream and Berries
  • Amaretti Cookies with Berry Glaze