Harper's Retreat 2022

We need your help!

Please consider volunteering to help out at the event. This is a new site and we will need help getting everything ready for the various activities. We're looking for help with setup and teardown, Gate, Kitchen, Retaining for Their Excellencies and running the Stonemarche Shepherds Guild for the Sheep Hunt. To check out the various activities, please click the link below or go to the Volunteer Page.

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Welcome to Harper's!

September 16-September 18, 2022

The wars of summer are over and our brave warriors have returned home with tales of glory and songs of triumph and heartbreak. We will raise a mug to those we have lost and regale each other with their deeds. In this quiet time before the crops are harvested, wood is stacked and animals slaughtered in preparation of the long winter to come, the Barony of Stonemarche invites one and all to join us around the fire and share the stories and songs of the summer.

After much trial and tribulation, we are happy to announce Harper's Retreat for 2022. We will be at a new camp this year, Lone Tree Reservation. Although we are still working with Covid restrictions, we look forward to being together once again. Many of our usual activities are being planned such as fighting, fencing, archery, thrown weapons, bardic, A&S and classes.

There will be Youth Fighting, Stonemarche Sheep Capture, Youth Bard, Bedtime Story with the Baron and the Teen Tent for our younger participants.

We will have a true feast on Saturday night and will once again be offering a day board on both Saturday and Sunday. Our kitchen staff and servers will be wearing both gloves and masks whenever they are handling food. We ask that people sign up for a table ahead of time and be conscious of current Covid safety precautions.

Cabins will be available for the weekend on a first come first serve basis. This year we are again offering full cabin rental. It will be up to the individual renting the cabin to decide who to allow to stay in the cabin. There are not as many cabins available, but there are more size options. We highly recommend keeping to family pods. There is also lots of space for those who wish to set up tents, including around many of the cabins so you can be close to your friends who are in a cabin.

Join us over the weekend to relax and enjoy the splendor of the new site and the company of good friends during the day and around the campfire at night.

Merchants are welcome at no extra charge. Merchants will be outdoors again this year, and should contact the event steward to reserve a space.

There will be many updates to this site as we prepare for the event. Please bear with us and keep coming back for updates as things will be changing quickly!

A Message from the Baron and Baroness:

Salutations to one and all!

Thank you for attending this year's Harper's Retreat. We know that when a date and site change, it makes the choice of event attendance complicated - that you've chosen to spend it here honors us.

Harper's Retreat is a busy event - classes and Championships abound and the air is filled with song.

The best and most frustrating part of being baronage is the selection of our champions for the upcoming year - we hope you will come and cheer them on, compete, advise and accompany us as we say goodbye to the champions that have served us for the past three years. They have been remarkable, patient and steadfast Champions during this time and we thank them for all their hard work.

Please take time out of your event to thank any of the event staff and volunteers that brought this event together so swiftly! They're amazing!

To summarize: please regale us with song and story as we welcome fall, and each other, again! Thank you all so much!

-Deirdre and Keziah


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