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 at the Dining Pavilion.

Baronial Bard,

Warrior Bard & Youth Bard

Saturday, 8pm at Pemdill Chapel

At long last, Stonemarche looks to find her new Bardic Champions at Harper's Retreat on Sept 17! In honor of the heritage of Her Highness Princess Corotica and Her Excellency Baroness Deirdre, the theme of the day shall be All Things Celtic. Whether tales of the High Kings of Tara and the deeds of the Mabinogion, songs of those lost to the Sidhe, sad laments or joyous dances, bring your finest Celtic performances to entertain Her Highness and Their Excellencies! Competitors for Baronial Champion will present two selections; each must date to before 1650. Extra points for providing documentation (may be submitted onsite).

Warrior Bards (any martial form) and Youth Bards (under 18): present one piece of SCA-appropriate entertainment for the judges’ delectation. Extra points for Celtic-themed entries!

Register for the competition here:

Judging rubric available here:

Registration is open now and will remain open until midnight THURSDAY SEPT 15 to allow time for paperwork to be processed and materials provided to judges.

Be sure to fill out the Media Waiver as well as the registration form; without it you will not be able to compete for any of the three Bards.

Come forth, and entertain us!

Clarification on Warrior Bard: if a non-martial/weapons-practitioner wishes to enter Warrior Bard they may do so, but their entry MUST be martial in theme to be considered. Martial artists of whatever form may perform any SCA appropriate piece.

For those wondering about Stonemarche Idol: all entrants are automatically entered in the Stonemarche Idol competition (people's choice award), regardless of Championship score status.

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.

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.

Baronial Bard - Berengere d’Acre

Cheesy Bardic - Friday, 8-10pm at Fort Preble

Cat got your tongue and you don't know what to perform? Disney stuck in your head? Bohemian Rhapsody would feel like it fit many of your experiences? Well, have I got a bardic for you! Join us in the Fort for a night of Cheesy Bardic on Friday. What does this entail you may ask? Bring your own Cheese to share and your cheesy filks (Think Weird Al Yankovic). The only limitation on cheese is that you don't bring American slices, plain old cheddar, Velveeta or squeezy cheese. Share your cheese, filks and yourselves! (Bring it sealed and we will manage slicing it up for safety)

Midnight Swim Bardic Circle - Saturday, after Bardic Champions at Pemdill Chapel

After the bardic competition on Saturday night, 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 :)

Youth Activities

Sing-a-long with Baron Keziah - Friday, 7-8pm at Pemdill Chapel

The sing-a-long is back this year with Smore's at the fire and Baron Keziah leading the group. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Teen Tent - Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm at Pine Tree Camping

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 as well.

Puppet show - Saturday, 3-4pm at Pemdill Chapel

Come enjoy the antics of the Aesop Fable Players as the present a show for all ages!

Youth Fighting - Saturday, 1-3pm at Parade Ground

Go to the Marital Activities page for more information.

Bedtime Stories with Baron Keziah - Saturday, 7-8pm at Pemdill Chapel

Join Baron Keziah as she once again brings the children together for some fun and entertainment. Come and "sit by her knee" as she tells some stories after the Youth Bard Competition. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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 and are exploring our new site! We need the children of the Kingdom to help capture them and bring them back to their pasture. You can find the Shepherd's Guild on the front porch of the Common Room at the Towne Common.

Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm