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
Farmers faire 2020 @ Bywater
Aug 20 – Sep 14 all-day

The Farmers Faire event is on, and the mayor is making a mess in Bywater as usual. The festival has also been merged with the Summer festival, so there are lots of chores to do. More information about the event in FibroJedi’s guide.

Farmer’s Faire dates: Start: August 20 @10AM. End: September 15 @3AM. All times servertime,

Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Sep 7 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Sep 8 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Floating Log Friday @ Frogmorton
Sep 11 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Ol’ Flourdumpling is busy stuffing his face over in Bywater during the Farmer’s Faire, and there are lots of visitors there stepping on the local hobbits. So naturally, the weekly hobbit inn night will move from the Green Dragon! To The Floating Log!

Date: Friday September 11
Time: 7:30PM UK time (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Floating Log Inn, Frogmorton

Have no fear, master Ponto Hopsbloom is more than happy to welcome hobbits to the Floating Log in Frogmorton. He’ll greet yer all warmly, although hopefully not with warm ale, and better not with the most “hoppy” of the local ales…

Usual Green Dragon Guidelines apply, which means this is an event by and for hobbits. The odd visiting dwarf is always welcome, though! Should yer have any entertainment (songs, stories, riddles, poems or the likes), please bring it along!

Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Sep 12 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Grand Order goes on adventure! We’ll meet up and see if there are adventuring opportunities.

Date: Saturdays
Time: 7:30PM UK
Location: Meet outside the Hall

Chicken herding @ Sandson's farm
Sep 13 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Year ago, the chickens of Farmer Sandson’s had themselves lots of adventures, travelling all over the world. Now the younger chucks don’t believe the tales their ancestors told them and intend to find out for themselves.

Date: Sunday September 13
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Sandson’s Farm, the Shire. Then somewhere!

OOC Details
This event involves some players taking on one of the “Flying the Coop” Chicken Quests. A number of participants will also need to act as herders, mainly to protect the chickens from harm. Whether you want to play a chicken, or be a herder, can be decided on the day.

We have currently not selected which quest to do, so we are open for suggestions.  We are likely not able to do one of the new ones (Minas Tirith or Dale) this evening.

For guides on chickens, see these links:

Of particular note:

  • There are a number of introductory quests you have to do before getting the “Flying the coop quests”, see the quest lists in the linked page above. If you plan to be a chicken, you should have done these before meeting up for the chicken run.
  • While being a chicken, you cannot speak to your herders. We’ll likely have at least one chuck who’ll be in touch with the herd team. The chickens can coordinate through the regional channel, though. Expect a lot of Cluck Norris jokes!
  • When we head through the world, we often get other players joining the herding team. This is very much encouraged! Yay!
Brandy Badgers Rehearsal @ Michel Delving
Sep 14 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Rehearsal for The Brandy Badgers! New song notes are available in the usual place!

Others are of course welcome to stop by and listen!

Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariners @ Brandywine
Sep 17 – Sep 20 all-day

The Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariners event is on!

More information on Lotro Wikia.

Bilbo’s Birthday @ Hobbiton
Sep 18 – Sep 23 all-day

Bilbo has his birthday on September 22nd, and there is a mini-event to celebrate this!

Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Green Dragon

Date: Every Friday
Time: 7:30PM UK time (usually 2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, Laurelin server

Weekly hobbit gathering at the Green Dragon inn in Bywater, running ever since May 18 2008. This is an event for and by hobbits, although a few visiting traveling dwarves are always welcome. It is also a 100% in-character event, so don’t go talking about things not belonging in Middle Earth!

Come along for songs, dances, poetry, tales, riddles, news and much grand roleplaying! And do offer yer own entertainment, if yer like!

At other times over the year, GDF will move to other inns in the Shire. The new years party is usually held at the Plough and Stars in Brockenborings, while we always escape Bywater when the mayor hosts the Farmer’s faire in the late summer.

Event guidelines:

Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event aiming to replicate a lively hobbit night at the inn. We try to enable a healthy lively hobbit roleplayer community here on Laurelin. To help us do this, please follow these guidelines:

  • While travelling dwarves are welcome at the inn, we ask that elves and menfolk do not attend the event. Men and elves were rarely (if ever) seen in the Shire villages, and especially not the inns. However, if yer have quests to do at the inn, by all means come inside to finish them
  • Be in-character – be a hobbit! Keep player interactions (chats, emotes) and entertainment in-character, basically by talking about the things that hobbits in Middle-Earth would. Don’t discuss real-life modern-day things, game mechanics, etc.
  • Avoid using forced emotes, setting off fireworks inside, bringing pets that wouldn’t belong in an inn, throwing 3000 snowballs, etc.
  • Be active and engage with the others. It is better to participate than to just stand around waiting for others to entertain you (however, feel free to come observe things the first few times).
  • Avoid multi-boxing with lots of alts. Yes, we know that you love to pull off that fat sound of a many-musician band. However, when the room is full of similarly-clad robots marching in line (if they move at all), who don’t respond when you talk to them, things get rather creepy and the immersion we look for is often ruined.
  • Entertainers are very welcome! Just sign up with the hobbit hosting the event, preferably by a /tell. Note that we absolutely love solo bards/performers – a lone lute-player is often better suited for the inn setting than a huge band. Also note that we absolutely love other kinds of entertainment than music: Poems, stories, riddles, the latest news from the Shire… lovely! If you want to play music, it is grand if yer aim for a folksy hobbity vibe, with reels, jigs, waltzes, hornpipes and the likes.
  • Gossip and news is very welcome! This helps bring life to the event and the roleplaying in the Shire. Just remember to keep things in-character. Related to events: We generally don’t advertise events held on other servers, events not of hobbit interest, events not held in the Shire or events not of a roleplaying character.

Additionally, we ask that participants follow the roleplaying rules and policy for Laurelin, with regard to player names, chat behaviour and harassment.

Lastly, while the above may sound like a long list of rules, don’t worry too much! Them hobbits are a friendly and tolerant lot, eager to welcome new visitors to the inn. See yer there!

Questions about the event?

Contact: Lina, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Pierate day celebration @ Stock
Sep 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Date: Saturday September 19
Time: 7:30PM UK time / 2:30PM servertime
Location: The Golden Perch inn in Stock, and also near the Brandywine River nearby.

It is an annual celebration! Every year around this time, a ship crashed into a rock and sinks somewhere high upstream in the Brandywine river, and all sorts of food and drink is strewn along the riverbank. One would think them sailors have learned to navigate by now…

Naturally, there are all sorts of rumours of pierates being involved in the sinking of the ship. Pure nonsense, of course, but us hobbits use every opportunity to rate pies. So, we’ll throw a pierate celebration party! Come dress up like a pierate and join the fun!

The party plans include:

  • A brand-new pierate musical, involving a new tale about the dread river pierate Davo Hasslewoof
  • Music and dancing
  • Pierate games, possibly including “walking the plank”, a pie hunt and proper pie rating!
  • Pierate prizes and booty

See yer in Stock, everyone!


The event is certainly a hobbit-preferred one, although well-mannered dwarves and folks of a taller persuasion are welcome along. Just don’t step on the locals!

Kin meeting @ Songburrow
Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Kin meeting @ Songburrow

Kin meeting for Grand Order members. We’ll meet in the parlour, have some tea and food, greet invited guests and chat about upcoming plans.

Date: Sunday September 20
Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: The parlour, Songburrow Hall

Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Sep 21 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Sep 22 all-day

Tenth month in the hobbit calendar.

22 September to 21 October

Hobbit calendar

Baggins birthday ball @ Michel Delving
Sep 22 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Shire Rose and Hobbit Heart proudly presents the Masquerade Ball in the Shire.
To Celebrate the Birthday of Master Bilbo Baggins and Master Frodo Baggins and the arrival of the Autumn Solstice.
A fantasy themed night of mischief and revelry!

Hobbits, Lords and Ladies, Dwarves and Elves you are hereby invited by Shire Rose to the Annual Shire Mystery Masquerade Ball.

This evening see’s the World Turn’d Upside Down; Where Fools become Princes for one night. Where Goblins, Orcs, Faeries,Nymphs and other Creatures of the Night, beyond the realm of vision , are free to make merry, tempt, jest , carry out acts of foolishness, dance , sing and wantonness….

Date: Tuesday September 22
Time: 8PM UK time / 3PM servertime
Location: Mathom house, Michel Delving

((Event details, OOC details:
Rules :
Guests from other races, Dwarves, Elves, and Men are also invited, although this is a hobbit event. If you can bring your hobbit, that would be nice.

All participants must wear a mask/costume. ( Optional :  Participants can create a hobbit alt (the masqueraded mystery hobbits). If you can please keep the identity of these hobbit secret. )

A 5 minute slot can be allocated to musicians, poets, storytellers and performers that wish to entertain. Please contact Amorey vial mail in game or on the Laurelin Archives to reserve a slot.

-The ‘Guess Who?’ Game:  After the musical performances, a signal will be given to all the guests. This will be the beginning of the ‘Guess Who?’ Game. Each hobbit will be centre stage  while others will try to guess his/her real identity.

Grand Finale : Musical surprises , fireworks and all over merriment.

We expect this event to last as a normal ‘Green Dragon Friday’ this will be achieved with the cooperation and initiative of all participants.

– NOTE : To access the Mathom House you will need to  have reached  Acquaintance Reputation with the Mathom House ))

Please come along, have fun and enjoy  the magic of Masquerade Ball

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