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Great Northern Thyng









Come Help The Shire of Glenn Linn Celebrate Their 30th Birthday
As They Present An All New Event for 2019

Site Opens: Friday, July 5st at 12:00pm

Site Closes: Monday, July 8th at 12:00pm

You can download the event site book for free and print it yourself. It is double sided and meant to be folded in half. If just reading from the PDF, try to use the page numbering to keep track of what you are looking at. Download

In honor and recognition of the strong Norse cultural elements throughout the society and the historic movement in the past to organize "Nordvinland" as a Principality of the North, Glenn Linn welcomes you to an event that celebrates the Viking Age from Lindisfarne to Stamford Bridge 793 - 1066.

We hope you will choose to join us for a weekend of Norse themed activities that cover the spectrum of interests that the SCA has to offer. While the event is Norse themed, it is not exclusively so; individuals of all cultures and time periods are welcome and even encouraged to have fun stepping into another time period and releasing their inner Viking!

We are planning activities in heavy list, youth and combat archery, fencing for both youth and adults, field archery, thrown weapons, siege weapons, and boffer combat. This includes two large melee scenarios and several tournaments.

We will also have on offer many non-marshaled activities as well. A special youth quest is in the works and a general emphasis on our youth members will be one of our focuses this year. Our family fun day activities will be on hand along with Arts and Science classes and competition for both youth and adult participants.

Our wonderful friends in The East Kingdom College of Performers will be hosting a Skaldic competition on Saturday evening and performances throughoput the weekend in the Mead Hall. Just outside the mead hall on the Viking Game field we hope to create the largest drumming circle the North East has ever seen (so bring your drums). Belly, tribal and all forms of dance are not only appreciated, but activelly encouraged.

Our assembly hall will play host to the East Kingdom Brewers Guild. They will be holding a Meet and Greet followed by a brewing competition with round table discussions after where you can get advice on your creations.

There will of course be many merchants on site and new this year we will offer a gold key with changing rooms and a hospitality area for those who are day tripping and / or need a quite place to rest and relax during the event.

In addition, we will have welcome stew at the mead hall on Friday night, for those who arrive and do not want to cook after setting up. This will be on a first come, first served bases (so arrive early if you are hungry!) Finally, PRIZES!!! Lots and Lots of Prizes! (click here to see the prizes).

All and all this is the 2019 event that you will not want to miss! Come for the activities! Come for the fellowship! Heck, just come and win some of these prizes (we have to get rid of them)! But please read through these event pages. There are many things on offer, some new, some not, that you will only know about by taking a look.

If you plan on joining us for the weekend please be aware that while the site has more than enough camping space for everyone, campsite location is on a first-come, first-served basis. This means that while no reservation is necessary to attend the event and camp, if you wish to camp in a specific location or have a groups that would like to camp together, we recomend that you contact us with your needs.

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist

We will begin taking campsite reservations for those wishing to reserve a particular space or group of spaces beginning in April. For a map of the site with specific camping areas listed and to make your reservation, you can use the following link:

Please Note: As with all such events all advertised activities and information provided is subject to change. This is a volunteer organization and some times life gets in the way. In addition, weather events may cause a change in scheduled activities as well.



The Great Northern Thyng (2019) will be held at:    

Washington County Fair Grounds
392 Old Schuylerville Rd.
Greenwich, NY 12834

If coming from West of the site, start by taking your best route to get to the Adirondack Northway (I-87). If coming from East of the site, search for directions using the map to the right.

From Albany / South of Saratoga Springs:
Travel Adirondack Northway I-87 NORTH and take exit 14 (NY 9P) toward Saratoga Springs/Schuylerville/NY-29. Merge right onto NY-9P/Union Ave toward Saratoga Springs/Schuylerville and go approx. 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Henning Rd and drive 0.8 mi. Turn right onto Lake St (NY-29). Drive approx. 9 miles, turn right on Broadway, then in 0.3 mi turn left onto Ferry St. In 2 miles Fairgrounds will be on your left. Turn left at end of fairgrounds onto Old Schuylerville Rd. Take the 2nd left, marked Gate C, to troll in.

From North of Saratoga Springs:
Travel Northway I-87 SOUTH take exit 15 (NY-50) toward Schuylerville/Saratoga Springs. At the end of the ramp turn left onto NY-50/NY-29. In 0.3 mi, bear right onto Loudon Rd. Continue 0.2 mi then turn right onto Weibel Rd. Drive 0.9 mi then turn left onto Lake Ave (NY-29). Drive 8.6 mi, turn right on Broadway, then in 0.3 mi turn left onto Ferry St. In 2 miles Fairgrounds will be on your left. Turn left at the end of the fairgrounds onto Old Schuylerville Rd. Take the 2nd left, marked Gate C, to troll in.