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  • Stage of the Nobles

    Beorn's disdain for the niceties of civilized conversation is well-known. Each year, a competition is held to find out who can spruce up their speech the most. An audience judges each competitor, who tries to out-do the others with overly elaborate …

  • Thimblerig

    This game is played on flat table, with a variety of different sized thimbles. In each round, a dried pea is put underneath a thimble and then the thimbles are moved, stacked and other distractions are employed so that only the most careful observer will …

  • Torch Race

    As night falls on the first night of the festival, a curious race is held. Each runner is given a lit torch to carry as they run three laps around a series of obstacles. First they navigate a muddy causeway, next climb up a steep earthen berm and finally …

  • Seeking Field

    This contest is held shortly after dawn on the second day of the festival. Next to Shurack's corral is a fallow field. The festival organizers have hidden many small prizes (copper coins and other baubles) throughout the field, but the most important …

  • Mean Shurack

    Near to the festival fields a corral has been built. Two pens are at opposite ends; one is just big enough for a frightened man to squeeze into if he's being chased by a bull. Most of the time the bull, Shurack, is in the other pen, but if anyone wants to …

  • The Ancient Game

    No fair or festival would be complete without a chance to play the old and venerated Riddle Game. The game is played on the centre stage and a presenter asks the riddles out loud, but the answers must be whispered. This allows the crowd to play along.

  • The Lay of the Moon

    No festival would be complete without song. As the sun goes down on the second day of the festival, the best singers and musicians take to the stage and perform original (or at least tweaked versions of familiar tunes) songs. His traditional that each …

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