The Laurelin hobbit calendar

This is a calendar of hobbit events on the LOTRO Laurelin server, typically events in the Shire and hosted by hobbits. If you have events you want added to the calendar, send me a letter!

Finding the correct time for your location

All times in the calendar are given in current London/UK time.  The LOTRO servertime (Boston/US East Coast time) is usually 5 hours behind London time. To see the servertime while in-game, just type /servertime.

Current times are:

  • Servertime
  • London Time

If you are unsure what London time is in your current time zone, you can use this time zone converter.

Colour categories:

  • Blue: General announcements of special interest dates (hobbit months, festival periods etc.)
  • Green: Public events, open for all hobbits
  • Red: Kin events for hobbits in the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom
Jan
20
Sun
The Brandy Badgers visit Winterstock @ Thorin's Gate
Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Winterstock is on this weekend. Them even say that the Brandy Badgers have woken up from their winter snooze to go visit there. Who will herd them rascally berry-eaters over there, though? Come see on Sunday!

Date: Sunday January 20
Time: 7PM UK time (2PM servertime)
Location: Landroval server, Thorin’s Gate, small lake just pond of Frerin’s Court (near Silver Deep Mine)

The annual Winterstock Music Festival, presented by the Lonely Mountain Band. All shows will be held at the frozen pond next to the lower-entrance to the Silver Deep Mine in Thorin’s Gate ((Ered Luin region: 14.6S, 102.2W)). There will also be pie, ale, and pipeweed, but do dress warmly! Lots of bands will play over the weekend, including several from Laurelin.

The Songburrow Strollers played at Winterstock in 2014, while the Strollers herded the Badgers there in 2015. The Badgers played on their own in 2017 and 2018, and they will do so this time too. Would some kind hobbit put out a trail of berries for them, hm? Or perhaps we need to hire us some herders…

Come along, bounce and dance, and bring berries to feed the Badgers!

To attend the event, you will have to roll up a character on the Landroval server. The event is held in a safe, low-level zone, so you won’t have to level up much to attend. Just get out of the starter zone, and you can hitch a ride to Thorin’s Gate and follow the stream of folks towards the pond.

Please note: While us Grand Order hobbits on occasion visit other servers, our home is, has always been and will be on Laurelin. So this is a rare visit for most of us to furrin lands!

Sunday’s schedule is below. For the full schedule, see the Winterstock site

Mar
19
Tue
Spring festival 2019
Mar 19 – Apr 9 all-day

The spring festival is on again! Brave the Bree-lands maze!

Festival dates! Start: March 19th @10AM. End: April 10th @3AM. All times servertime.

More about the festival on LOTRO Wiki.

Apr
23
Tue
LOTRO 12th anniversary
Apr 23 – May 19 all-day

LOTRO is 12 years old, and the anniversary festival is on!

Anniversary dates! Start: April 23rd @10AM. End: May 20th @3AM. All times servertime.

General information about the anniversaries on LOTRO Wiki

Jun
20
Thu
Summer festival 2019 @ Festival grounds
Jun 20 – Jul 10 all-day

The LOTRO summer festival is back on! Go bet on Daffodilly!

Summer Festival dates: Start: June 20th @10AM. End: July 11th @3AM. All times servertime.

If you want more information about the summer festival, have a look at LOTRO Wiki or FibroJedi’s guide.

Aug
21
Wed
Farmers faire 2019 @ Bywater
Aug 21 – Sep 9 all-day

The Farmers Faire event is on, and the mayor is making a mess in Bywater as usual. More information about the event on LOTRO Wiki

Farmer’s Faire dates: Start: August 21st @10AM. End: September 10th @3AM. All times servertime,

Oct
15
Tue
Harvest festival 2019
Oct 15 – Nov 4 all-day

From lorehound.com

The haunted burrow returns! LOTRO’s autumn festival is here!

Fall Festival dates. Start: October 15th @10AM. End: November 5th @3AM. All times servertime.

More information about the festival on Lotro Wiki

Dec
12
Thu
Yule festival 2019
Dec 12 2019 – Jan 8 2020 all-day

Lotro WIKI

The yule festival returns! Let’s go to Winterhome again!

Yule Festival dates: Start: December 12th@10AM. End: January 9th @3AM. All times servertime.

More information about yule at LOTRO Wiki

Jan
11
Sat
Kin tea @ Songburrow
Jan 11 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

A kin tea for Grand Order members, where we have a grand tea and do a bit of plotting and planning together.

Date: Saturday January 11
Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Songburrow Hall

Feb
6
Thu
Hobnanigans weekends 2020 @ Horsefields
Feb 6 – Feb 9 all-day

LOTRO Wikia

Hobnanigans, AKA. chicken ball, is available this weekend!

2020 dates:

2/6/20@10am 2/10/20@3am
3/31/20@10am 4/6/20@3am
6/4/20@10am 6/8/20@3am
8/6/20@10am 8/10/20@3am
10/1/20@10am 10/5/20@3am
12/3/20@10am 12/7/20@3am
2/4/21@10am 2/8/21@3am

All times servertime

More information about this game on Lotrowikia.

Feb
9
Sun
Kin tea @ Songburrow
Feb 9 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

A kin tea for Grand Order members, where we have a grand tea and do a bit of plotting and planning together.

Date: Sunday February 9
Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Songburrow Hall, the parlour inside

Feb
19
Wed
Ill Omens skirmish event
Feb 19 – Mar 18 all-day

The LOTRO Ill Omens skirmish event returns!

Event start: February 19 at 10AM servertime. Event end: March 19 at 3AM servertime.

More information in Dadi’s guide.

Mar
2
Mon
Badgers vote-off @ Songburrow
Mar 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Vote-off for the spring project! Be ready with yer favourites, Badgers! Note the early start!

Date: Monday March 2nd
Time: 7:00PM UK
Location: Songburrow Hall

Mar
8
Sun
DST difference EU – US spring 2020
Mar 8 – Mar 28 all-day

The US and the EU moves to Daylight Saving Time (DST) at different dates.

  • The US moves the clocks forward one hour on the morning (2AM) of the second Sunday in March. In 2020, this is March 8th
  • The EU moves the clocks forward one hour on the morning (1AM) of the last Sunday in March. In 2016, this is March 29th

In this period, the time difference between the EU and the US is one hour LESS than it usually is. One example: While the difference between UK/London time and servertime (US/Boston time) is usually 5 hours, it will only be 4 hours until the EU clocks move. This has a lot of impact on event planning in LOTRO, so make sure you know which times you use.

Here is more information on DST and event planning in LOTRO.

Throne Sunday @ Delving Fields
Mar 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Date: Sunday March 8
Time: 7PM UK time (note the early start) (3PM servertime, due to the US DST change)
Location: Delving Fields

We downed the two first bosses in the Throne raid yesterday, and we’ll continue today. There is room for a couple more hobbits to come along.

Mar
19
Thu
Spring festival 2020
Mar 19 – Apr 13 all-day

The spring festival is on again! Brave the Bree-lands maze!

Festival dates! Start: March 19th @10AM. End: April 14th @3AM. All times servertime.

More about the festival on LOTRO Wiki.

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