La contea

Events of La Contea

A Long Expected Party

Dear Hobbitttts scattered across the four corners of middle earth, it is with great pleasure that I have the honor of inviting all of you to the 111th Birthday of our most excellent, amazing and extremely generous fellow citizen of the shire, Messer Biiiilboooo Baaagginssss!

Great banquets will be held in his honor, toasts in cups full of beer, fine wines and mead, long but not very long speeches, wild barefoot dancing, laughter, birthday cakes, friendships, fireworks and mysterious disappearances!

Book the Only, True, re-enactment of A Long Expected Party, where you will have to take on the role of Halflings (in every sense of the word), become part of your specific Family and experience fun adventures in La contea Gentile on a night that will remain forever engraved in your hearts!


Mandatory costume!

Only people well dressed as halflings will be admitted.
Info and suggestions


29 • 30 • 31 August
6 • 7 September


until evening

For these dates the event will take place with the same methods:


You are among the guests at Bilbo's 111th Birthday Party! At 17:00 you'll enter the shire, find out which Hobbit Family you belong to and don't forget to collect your "Mathom”: the gift that belongs to the guests of the birthday boy!

After that, get together with the other members of your family and enjoy them all together wonders and the activities organized for you before the Great Dinner!


Everyone at the table at 21:00!
The representatives of your Hobbit Families they will seat you at tables booked especially for you! Take your seats, prepare your bellies and enjoy one of the most sumptuous feasts ever seen in the shire!

The first round of drinks will be offered by the birthday boy, but then you can go to the innkeeper yourself and drink the best beer and mead of all 4 Decumans!

Raise your glasses to Bilbo! Eat like real Hobbits! Rejoice! Enjoy yourselves!


Before, during and after the birthday feast, representatives of your Hobbit Families will make it yours UNFORGETTABLE experience at La contea Gentile!

You will participate in different hobbit activities for each family. During the banquet challenge the other families to get exclusive dishes and barrels of beer! You will dance happily under the lanterns to the sound of flutes and violins!

Gandalf is preparing his show of fireworks and at the end of the banquet, gather around the fire to hear the deeds of the ancients songs of Heroes of Middle Earth!

Don't miss this
extraordinary event!



The entire event will be held at La contea Gentile | Bucchianico
It will be possible to park cars and campers in the vicinity of the shire

Where to stay overnight

We can suggest these alternatives:

  • Hotel and B&B around the contea Gentile, here are some results on

  • Centro di Spiritualitá “Nicola D’Onofrio” (Bucchianico): contact the institute to book – Ph. 00390871381139

  • The nights here are quite cold, but if you prefer you can plant the your tent with us (€10 per tent per night – while places last). Just specify it when purchasing tickets. However, we remind you that the contea Gentile is not structured like a campsite: we will not be able to provide services such as electricity, running water, etc., however chemical toilets will be made available.


  • In case of bad weather the event can be postponed

  • We allow dogs on a leash, but the organization declines all responsibility for damage to third parties

  • It is not foreseen rental of costumes or tents

  • The closing sales will be 15 August

  • The refunds they will be carried out only if requested no later than 15 August

  • The children (under 5 years included) enter free. Remember to add them when purchasing tickets

  • Only if the payment will be successfully completed, you will receive an email with the order summary and the tickets in subsequent emails (please also check the folder spam)

  • For dinners sono disponibili opzioni classiche o vegane (da specificare in fase di acquisto dei biglietti)

  • In the shire there will also be a food kiosk which will sell pre-dinner drinks and appetizers

  • It will not be possible to ensure a totally gluten-free kitchen (or other types of intolerances and allergies)

  • The organization reserves the right to vary programs and menus where necessary



At some events we ask everyone to come dressed in fantasy clothing. This is to be able to immerse yourself even better in the atmosphere of the party!

For this event the halfling costume is mandatory!

We do not currently offer a costume rental or sales service, but putting together a real shire resident costume is very simple.

For men: shirt (perhaps white), shorts or trousers rolled up at knee height, comfortable shoes or sandals.

For women: long dress or skirt, corset, comfortable shoes or sandals.

From here you can give vent to your imagination with bracescrowns, pointed ears, cloaks, big feet, waistcoats, pipes, walking sticks...

Here are some examples and ideas:

A Long Expected Party,
Dinner Menu
  • Mixed hot and cold appetizers with seasonal vegetables, cheeses and cold cuts
  • Mrs. Gamgee's Legume Soup and Po-Ta-Toes
  • Polenta with forest scents (mushrooms, truffles and sausage)
  • Pork shank cooked in beer and beans
  • Seasonal fresh and dried fruit
  • Bilbo's Birthday Cake (Schwarzwald)
  • Mixed hot and cold appetizers with seasonal vegetables and cheeses
  • Mrs. Gamgee's Legume Soup and Po-Ta-Toes
  • Polenta with forest scents (mushrooms and truffles)
  • Haradrim traditional vegan Katsu Curry (with soy cutlet)
  • Seasonal fresh and dried fruit
  • Fruit salad with soy cream
  • The first round of drinks is offered by the birthday boy
  • The classic or vegan option must be specified when purchasing tickets
  • It will not be possible to ensure a totally gluten-free kitchen (or other types of intolerances and allergies)
  • The organization reserves the right to vary programs and menus where necessary


In the book and in the film, the most famous halfling in the shire finds himself having to sign a burglar's contract drawn up by the Dwarves with a thousand footnotes and paragraphs. You can find the reproduction of this contract, in English, everywhere, but this one you see was hand-written by one of the loyal "citizens" of our project, in Italian and with references to the Journey that the contea Gentile is undertaking: the Construction and the Birth of a place out of the ordinary!

This document can be filled in with the type of trade or service you can offer for the creation of the contea Gentile!

Handmade paper, custom font, pages cut out and sewn by hand with string and sealed with hot wax.

If you're curious, find out more about the Journey to Middle Earth here!

This document is not necessarily widely or legally recognized by states friend or foe, neighboring or distant, real or imagined. It has recognized and guaranteed validity only within the territories of the contea Gentile.

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We remind you that it is possible to visit the contea only during the events.


Minted in 2022, it depicts the symbol of the shire on one side, the Acorn. While on the other side the face of the nicest mayor there is, Nicolas Gentile. This coin was created by one of the loyal "citizens" of the county project, to support and grow it.

Attention: obviously this currency has no legal value in Italy or other countries (perhaps only in imaginary ones). This is a gadget/souvenir from La contea Gentile. Certainly more emotionally valuable than other currencies in circulation in the world!


Always carry the Official Passport of LA CONTEA GENTILE with you! This is the most excellent identification document: every self-respecting resident of La contea Gentile, presumed or current never leaves home without it! This passport was created by one of the loyal "citizens" of the shire project, in support and growth of it.

Fill it out with the information, characteristics and details that distinguish you: gender, species, class, hair, eyes, build, particular brands and much more!

This document is not necessarily widely or legally recognized by friendly or hostile, neighbours or distant, real or imaginary states. It has recognized and guaranteed validity only within the territories of La contea Gentile. Please consult the official sources of the various kingdoms, citadels and states before visiting. Special visas and/or official stamps may be required.