Plague Bard & Stonemarche Idol

Since this is Harper's Retreat - Plague Edition: Take 2, “The Live Concert” we look forward to having live entertainment! While we are still dealing with Covid, our theme this year will be plague and resilience. Bring to us the stories and songs that make you smile, that make you laugh. Perhaps tell us a fable that teaches a virtue! It is entirely up to you. Each contestant will perform 2 pieces with a max time of 8 minutes. Both pieces must be period/SCA appropriate. The rubric shall evaluate contestants on criteria such as quality of delivery and technical skill, with additional points being awarded to contestants who keep to this year’s theme. Pieces do not need to be documented but may receive extra points if documentation is provided.

To ensure that all our contestants are heard, please limit your entries to 8 minutes total (for both pieces combined) - this includes any remarks you would like to say concerning your piece. Please be sure to time your pieces in advance; you will be asked to provide your approximate timings on the competition forms, to be found at the event.

The Plague Bard will be chosen by a panel of judges, and the Stonemarche Idol will be chosen by the populace.

Please note, there is a 4 minute time limit on a single piece and 8 minutes for two pieces.

Bardic competitions are open to ALL, ages though we will have the younger (below 18) participants go first as this can sometimes take a while and bedtimes can come earlier.

After the bardic competition, a special "Midnight Swim" Bardic Circle will be available for those who wish to participate. This is fun bardic time, no actual swimming will be happening. This is an adult themed bardic and children should be in bed anyway :)

Sheep Capture

Stonemarche Shepherds Guild needs you!

Oh, No. With all the work we did last year to help repopulate the Stonemarche sheep, they have escaped their pen! We need the children of the Kingdom to help capture them and bring them back to their pasture.

Glow Games -

Come test your skill with glow in the dark Bocce, horse shoes, ring toss and what ever games our creative little minds come up with.

A&S Display -

Come display your A&S items. No documentation required. All levels welcome. Set-up from 9-10am. Pick up your items between 4:00pm & 4:30. Items will be unattended after 4:30. The A&S Display is open for viewing from 10-4.

Teen Tent -

This year we are having the teen tent again. The teen tent is an area for youth 12 yrs old and older to hang out, play games, and learn crafts. There will be some board games available to use at the tent.

Kids Stories with Baron Keziah -

Join Baron Keziah as she once again brings the children together for some fun and entertainment. Due to concerns with little ones trying to sing and keep masks on properly, Baron Keziah will be inviting everyone to "sit by her knee" as she tells some stories. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.