It's hard t' believe, but this year will be our 5th Annual Month a' the Chicken celebration in the Shire!
Mayor Whitfoot is rather pleased, since he's been hen-pecked o'er so many other things, t' be once again holdin' these fine feathered events all nestled into August.
We're still pecking away at settlin' the schedule and gettin' all the paperwerks laid out with the Mayor, so mark the spot t' roost and watch this bulletin fer additions t' our scheduled events listed below. Once our other events get the Mayor's final Stamp of Approval, we'll add their information as well.
We'll be crackin' out some old favorites like chicken races and our Fish n' Chicks Fry, as well as some new events both contest and adventure oriented.
This year we are also holding Summer Camp for Trainee Chicken Trainers that have not trained a chicken before which starts this month. We know havin' a Fleet Footed Fowl ain't as easy as flippin' a sunny-side up, so we're extendin' a wing t' help out. All Summer Camp Trainings will meet at Sandson's Farm near Wald Sandson. At events where the Chickens-in-Training will be needed, it would be a kindness if Trainee Chicken Trainers keep their chickens cooped until they're given a go ahead by Daffy or whichever other Chicken Tender is assigned t' Trainers t' release them. If ya want t' attend Camp, but the sessions listed are jes rotten and won't fit in yer schedule, please send Daffodilia a note with your schedule in Bywater Time* so she can arrange a special trainin'.
Please feel free to wear Cloaks of the Cluck, sport some shiny Hobnanigan duds or flaunt yer Farmer's Faire attire in celebration throughout the month! Ya can even carry an egg basket about, or simply uncoop yer prized chickens and that'd be swell too.
One note that must be made, given the split of the Carrier Pidgeons Unions in the Shire, if ya attend an event at Sandson's Farm, and it seems no one is there, jes holler out and we'll send a guide t' find ya.**
All events are posted in Bywater Time.* If ya have any related queries, please feel free t' contact me here or via the Quick Post (Daffodilia).
Summer Camp Schedule:
FryDay, July 18th 9pm-Green Eggs Night: This training session is for dead basics of chicken tenderin' like egg re-placement and training a wurm trackin' chicken. Chicken Tender Daffodilia will be helping Trainers, Wingchick Egglantine will be keeping an eye on the Green Eggs on the field.
Sat, July 19th 9am & 3pm-Breakin' Eggs: These training sessions are for first timers leaving the nest. Chicken Tender Daffodilia will be helping Trainers, additional Chicken Tenders and Wingchicks will be available to act as guards and guides.
FryDay, July 25th 9pm-Beyound the Barn: This training session will lead fledglings to even farther bounds than before. Chicken Tender Daffodilia will be helping Trainers, additional Chicken Tenders and Wingchicks will be available to act as guards and guides.
Sat, July 26 9am & 3pm-Bracin' Beaks: These training sessions will push even further into potentially dangerous territory. Chicken Tender Daffodilia will be helping Trainers, additional Chicken Tenders and Wingchicks will be available to act as guards and guides.
Wed. June 30th, 2pm: Run t' Rivendell: This event is hosted by the Courserrim & friends. An early burd chance t' brave the trolls and lynxes that lurk in the hills. Meet at Sandson's Farm.
Month a' the Chicken Schedule:
FryDay, August 1, 8pm: Fryday Flight: This event is hosted by the Courserrim & friends. A Fryday foray for those fleet footed fowls headin' t' Rivendell. Meet at Sandson's Farm.
FryDay, August 1, 9pm: Chick-a-Doodle-Dash: Shorter Shire Sprints t' help yer chickens ease int' racing. Meet at Sandson's Farm. Trainers, please keep yer chickens cooped until ya've met with the Racemaster, young Meadowlark Sweetweed.
Saturday, August 2nd, 2pm: Rivendell Run: This will be our first official attempt to escort chickens to Rivendell for the month. Meet at Sandson's Farm. Chicken Tender Wellie will be on hand to organize Free Folk, and Scrambled will be our Fowl Marshall.
Monday, August 4th, 9:30pm: Ales n' Tales at Sandson's Farm: Special songs! Daring Barn Feats! Musicks and dancin' and tales!
Tuesday, August 5th, 9pm: Fluff your Feathers: Chicken Parade to Bree. Meet at Sandson's Farm. Trainers, please keep yer chickens cooped until ya've met with Chicken Tender Daffodilia. We will have a Fowl Marshall t' set the pace fer the parade.
FryDay-Sunday, August 8-10th, all day, all night! HOBNANIGANS!: If ya haven't already viewed or participated in this controversial sport, now's the time t' do so!
Saturday-Sunday, August 9-10th: The Tiny Team Tourney: We will be hosting a Tiny Team tiered tournament of Hobnanigans. (More info can be found in a reply below.)
FryDay, August 15th, 9pm: Fish n' Chicks Night: An annual tradition where both fried fish and chicken dishes will be served. Bring yer fishin' pole, bring a song t' play, bring a friend! Meet in Overhill by the fishin' dock.
Saturday, August 16th 3pm: Ever Runnin, Ever Swimmin': Chickens chat with talking trees. Meet at Sandson's Farm. Chicken Tender Daffodilia will be helping Trainers, additional Chicken Tenders and Wingchicks will be available to act as guards and guides.
Saturday, August 16th 6:30pm: Cluckin' with Chickens! Ever wanted t' be a Chicken Tender, but didn't know how best t' do so? This discussion is fer ya! Feel free t' bring pet chickens. Pie and feed will be provided. Discussion on this "unofficial" class will take place at the Oak n' Barrel located at 4 Myrtle Ct. Addernotch, Shire Homesteads. Please note that both the Mayor and Farmer Sandson will not allow Sandson's Special Chickens int' the Homesteads. Only those from Hobnannigans are allowed entry.
Saturday, August 23rd 4:17:32pm: Forsaken Fowls: It's another race! This time t' somewhere much more dreary than the Shire. Meet at Sandson's Farm. Trainers, please keep yer chickens cooped until ya've met with the Racemaster, young Meadowlark Sweetweed. (If yer wonderin, the time t' start is indeed seventeen minutes and thirty-two seconds after four in t' afternoon. Some folks have way too much fun with exactness.)
Thursday, August 28th, 8:30p: Poets n' Duets are graciously hosting "A Night of Poultry". It will be held at the Methel Stage in Tookland. If you have a chicken poem, an Eggcoo, or a duet playable song about chicken related things, please do bring them to share!
FryDay, August 29th 9pm: Safe by Day, Trolls by Night: Rivendell bound. Meet at Sandson's Farm. Chicken Tender Daffodilia will be helping Trainers, additional Chicken Tenders and Wingchicks will be available to act as guards and guides.
Saturday, August 30th, 5pm: Crosser of Roads: A new addition t' our celebration hosted by Concerning Hobbits! This event is for folks who have earned a Golden Chicken and wish to gain the coveted title of "Crosser of Roads". Not fer the faint of heart!
Let yer Feathers Fly!
** ((Sandson's Farm is under the Festival Regional umbrella by default, so getting messages out or in can be tricky, and sometimes we get layers at events, so letting us know yer there but can't find us lets us know to send a fellow invite so ya can swap t' our layer.))