Sep 8, 2007

The Harvest Festival of Steelhead and Caledon

September 9 - 15.

Multiple events in multiple sims!

It was not so long ago that Lady Primbroke contacted my cousin, Duchess Carntaigh, and me to inquire whether we might be interested in hearing her idea for a fall event series. Knowing Christine as we do, Gabrielle and I immediately said that we would love to hear her thoughts. That evening, I set out a bottle of my best Perrier Jouët Grand Brut, and some Uisge Beatha Reserve for us as we enjoyed the evening, each others' company, and began to brainstorm about the festival.

We were shortly joined by Sheriff Fuzzball Ortega and Lord Primbroke.

Sitting on the deck of the pub planning the festival.

As the Festival developed in our minds, we new that we wanted both Steelhead and Caledon to be involved. We also new that we wanted as many of the Caledon sims as possible to host the events - little did we know just how many sims would actually be on the grid by the time the festival would take place. Des has certainly gone full steam ahead. We also had a strong desire to involve as many of the citizens of Caledon and Steelhead as possible. By the end of the evening we had quite a list of suggestions for activities as well as a plan for getting more thoughts from others throughout both lands. We also decided which of us would contact the Imperial Navy, the Early Birds, the Librarians, the management of Steelhead, and so on.

Now it is my pleasure to present calendar for your review. I hope you will plan to attend and participate in many of these excellent events.

Thanks to all the volunteers and citizens who have made this all possible!

Steelhead & Caledon Harvest Festival Events

* All Week *

  • Harvest Festival Art Fair - Caledon Tamrannoch, Gallery Tamrannoch – Caledon-on-Sea, Sea Song Gallery
  • Steelhead Art Walk: located in Taiyou House
  • Pumpkin treasure hunt : Look for pumpkins containing treasures around Steelhead.
  • Corn maze: next to the Steelhead Town Hall
  • Scarecrow Building Competition, Entries in by Monday and on display throughout the week. Winner to be announced at Friday's dance. See details at the bottom.

* Sunday, September 9 *
  • 9:00am – 6:00pm SLT - Tree Felling - Caledon Murdann. Trees (suitable for transplanting) may be felled by buying for L$0. Limit of two trees each, please. The Murdann Thorn tree grows nowhere else.
  • 2:00pm SLT – Niko Donburi Concert – SL’s “Weird Al” - Caledon Tamrannoch, Gallery Tamrannoch
  • 3:00pm SLT Horse race around Steelhead. Starts at 3 pm SLT, meet at west end of Town Square. Horse and rider combination only.
  • 6:00 pm SLT Edward Lowell performs Live Music at Kokopelli Stage: Steelhead

* Monday, September 10 *
  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm SLT Harvest Festival Tea: Steelhead City Gardens
  • 6:00pm SLT - Scarecrow Building Contest Submission Deadline - Steelhead See rules at the bottom of this post.
  • 7:00pm SLT - Loch Avie Lancers Parade and Review - Caledon. The parade route will wind through several of the Caledon sims, ending on Loch Avie, where the public may mingle with the Lancers and their Patron, Her Grace Eva Bellambi, Duchess Loch Avie upon conclusion of the review.
  • 7:00pm SLT – Kelvinblue Oh Concert, Blues - Caledon Tamrannoch, Gallery Tamrannoch

* Tuesday, September 11 *

  • All day - Treasure Hunt - Caledon Cay
  • 6:00pm SLT - Story Telling at the Anvil - Caledon Tamrannoch
  • 8:00pm SLT - Opening of the Caledon Races by Otenth Paderborn, Duke of Murdann & Caledon Sail & Steam Society. Caledon Murdann
  • 8:30pm SLT - Tako Races, Firth of Caledon (from Caledon Murdann to Caledon Sound and back)
  • 9:30pm SLT - Steamboat 3 Lap Races 'Caledon Cup'

* Wednesday, September 12 *

  • 12:00pm SLT Naval Battles, Caledon Sound
  • 7:00pm SLT - Butterfly Hunt (Jewelry Hunt) - Caledon Loch Avie
  • 7:00pm SLT - Tako Races, Firth of Caledon (from Caledon Murdann to Caledon Sound and back)
  • 8:00pm SLT -Steamboat 3 Lap Races 'Caledon Cup'
  • 9:00pm SLT - Naval Battles, Caledon Sound

* Thursday, September 13 *

  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm SLT - SeptemberFest Dance, music by Radio Riel, Gabrielle Riel - Caledon SteamSky City

* Friday, September 14 *

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm SLT Kissing Booth: come get in a liplock with the Fair Maidens and Dashing men of Steelhead. All proceeds go to Steelhead.
  • Steelhead Dance 7-9 pm SLT, Kokopelli Stage. Wizard of Oz theme. DJ Fuzzball Ortega rocks the House. Steelhead

* Saturday, September 15 *
  • 6:00AM – 8:00 AM SLT - Buggy Race - Caledon Murdann. The races will take place on an elevated track. A teleporter to the track will be on the dock. Any model of buggy, carriage, or wagon welcome.

  • All Day - Highland Fling - Caledon Loch Avie
  • Trebuchets available to fling your friends into the next sim.
  • Loch Avie Academy of Arms practice green and free weapons open to all.
  • Celtic Music playing all day

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm SLT - Caber Toss Contest. Join Professor Avalanche near the Loch Avie Public House and test your skills with the caber as you drink Uisge Beatha and enjoy the company of your friends.

  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm SLT - The Loch Avie Academy of Arms invites you to the first Academy Arms Tournament. Eight contestants will vie for championship of the Harvest Festival Academy Arms Tournament. ALL are welcome to watch the warriors in the sand as the clashing steel of axes and Claymores rings through the air. The event will take place high over the Loch in the new Academy Arena. Sir Telemachus Dean will be referee of the event, and is accepting applications for entry into the contest. Please IM him with your interest. (Should there be more entries than we have time to host during this tournament, we will plan another tournament for the following week to accommodate the numbers.)
  • 7:00pm – 10:30pm SLT - Ceilidh - Caledon Loch Avie. The formal ending of the Harvest Festival will be on Loch Avie with Celtic Music of all kinds provided by Lord Primbroke. Come join the musical celebration. Dance. Sing. Enjoy!

About our Events:

Scarecrow building contest:


1. Must be your own design
2. 30 prim or less
3. No mega prims allowed
4. PG rating for idea

If you'd like to participate, please give a no mod/no copy scarecrow to Christine McAllister by Monday, September 10th. Scarecrows will be displayed in Steelhead and you can vote for your favorite scarecrow! Winner to be announced at the dance on Friday.

Pumpkin hunt:
Look for pumpkins containing treasures around Steelhead, ongoing all week.

Butterfly hunt:
The Loch will be filled with Butterflies by Random Calliope from 7pm SLT until they are all captured. More information about Mr. Calliope's work may be found here

More information including Landmarks may be found at every Caledon telehub, and in Steelhead locations as well.

See you all next week!!


TotalLunar Eclipse said...

You ladies have done an impressive amount of work in the small amount of time you had avaliable to you. I'm confident that this will be a great success to both our respective locale's.

Her Grace, Eva Bellambi said...

I certainly appreciate your support and assistance with the festival, Lunar. Steelhead and Caledon will certainly have a wonderful week ahead!

Thanks to your sister for the idea and much of the work as well as to all of our volunteers and energetic citizens!

Baron K. Wulfenbach said...

Thank you for your link to Herr Calliope's journal. I had not seen any of his work before, and I am wholly in awe now. What generosity to share such art with Caledon at large!