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Event Details
Palio di Stonemarche / King's and Queen's Equestrian Champions' Tourney TRM will be in attendance TRH will be in attendance Event date: June 15th, 2012 - June 17th, 2012
Hosted by Barony of Stonemarche - Contoocook, NH
Event Last Modified: June 14th, 2012
Event details
The Barony of Stonemarche is very excited to host the King's and Queen's Equestrian Champions' Tourney for Their Royal Majesties Kenric & Avelina at this year's Palio di Stonemarche.  The rival Contrade of Stonemarche are out to prove their superiority.  In order to prevent these rivalries from becoming outright warfare we have, in the fashion of the Italians, declared a Palio Event comprising of several challenges from which a winning Contrade shall be determined.  Come join us in the games and festivities that shall ensue!

For more detailed information on what the Palio is and how you can enjoy the fun, we invite you to visit:  www.barony-of-stonemarche.org/Palio/palio.html
We promise that you will not be disappointed.

Some of the Palio activities will include:
Contrade A&S contest (Populous choice)
Blessing of the Horses
Archery Challenge
Rattan Challenge
The Blind Horse (Fencing Challenge)
Children's Bean bag toss
Youth Hoop race
Cheese Roll (Cacio al fuso - Pienza)
Barrel Roll- Men's/Women's divisions (Bravìo delle Botti - Montepulciano)
The Grand Parade
Equestrian Challenge (gioco della scopa)
Children's Hobby Horse Palio (Siena)
Palio Masked Ball

To keep everyone’s energy up for the games, there will be a sumptuous lunch buffet provided to all who attend the event.  Please contact Lady Frenya Thorsteinndottir (christine.toutain@gmail.com) with any dietary concerns.
There will be no dinnertime meal provided, though there will be time after the day’s games for attendees to cook in their camps or visit one of the local eateries.  Sweet and savory snacks will be served during the ball Saturday evening. 

There will be a masked ball Saturday evening.  We are pleased to have members of The Waytes playing tunes for our dancers.  For information contact Lady Michel von Salm at:  ladyfreegate@hotmail.com

The K&Q's Equestrian Champions tourney will be held on Saturday.  For any questions regarding the tourney, please contact Duchess Katherine Stanhope at:  equestrian@eastkingdom.org
*Participants bringing horses MUST provide a current Coggins test for all horses attending, and for all horses coming from outside New Hampshire a 30-day interstate health certificate must be provided, per SCA regulations.  Paperwork will be checked prior to unloading.*

The traditional Stonemarche Golden Sword Tourney will be held on Sunday morning.  This tourney is open to novice fighters with less than one year of experience that have not fought at Pennsic.  Experienced fighters are welcome to participate in evaluating and testing the novice fighters.  Contact the Knight Marshal Eben Hardrada for more info at:  hardrada11@aol.com

The Golden Foil Tourney be held on Sunday and is for all novice fencers with less than one year of experience that have not fought at Pennsic.  For details please contact Lucien deWinter at:  jonathansholes@yahoo.com

The archery range will be open throughout the weekend.  For more details contact Cameron MacCauley at 603-335-7859 or Osmond deBerwic at 207-692-5817

Join us on Friday evening for a Palio Pre-Revel!  Learn about the Palio events and meet your Contrade Captains.

Everyone is invited to display their A&S projects for the Palio A&S competition on Saturday.  NO DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED!  Populace choice will determine which Contrade wins the day!  All project types accepted (food entries must include ingredients list) Set-up at 9:00 a.m., voting starts at 10:00 a.m.  with breakdown promptly at 2:30 p.m.  For more information contact Anne Fuzzyhat at 207-549-4889

On Sunday morning there will be time to run classes or host round tables.  If you would like to teach a class, contact Lady Siné Friseal at:  pictishprincess@myfairpoint.net.  At this time there is an Athena's Thimble Roundtable scheduled on Sunday at 10 am.

Baronessa Maria will host a Plant Swap on Saturday morning.  This is a FREE exchange of seedlings, plants and seeds for gardeners of all types (flowers, vegetables, herbs, etc.) All plant life welcome.

Merchants are welcome at no extra charge, with indoor and outdoor space available.  Contact Baroness A’isha bint Jamil at:  aishabintjamil@gmail.com
Site Opens: 2pm.  Friday
Site Closes: 4pm.  Sunday

Event Website: www.barony-of-stonemarche.org/Palio/palio.html

Event Location
Hopinkinton Fair Grounds
392 Kearsage Avenue
Contoocook, NH  03229

The site is at the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds, located west of Concord, New Hampshire in Contoocook.  We are about 15-20 minutes drive time from Concord, 40-45 minutes from Manchester or Laconia and about 90 minutes from Boston.  Take I-93 to I-89.  Drive up I-89 and get off at Exit 7.  This is the easiest and quickest route to the fairgrounds.  Follow the signs to the fairgrounds. 

Event Fees
Site : Reservations must be postmarked by June 1, 2012.
Pre-Reg Fees:
Family Rate to be announced
Weekend Adults:  $20.00
Day Adults Saturday:  $12.00
Day Adults Sunday:  $10.00
Weekends Minors (7-17):  $10.00
Days Minors (7-17) Saturday:  $10.00
Days Minors (7-17) Sunday:  $5.00
Children 6 & Under:  Free
Non Members add $5.00 for the non-member surcharge.
Minors are exempt from the non-member surcharge.

At-Door Site Fees :
Weekend Adults:  $25.00
Day Adults Saturday:  $15.00
Day Adults Sunday:  $10.00
Weekends Minors (7-17):  $12.00
Days Minors (7-17) Saturday:  $12.00
Days Minors (7-17) Sunday:  $5.00
Children 6 & Under:  Free
Non Members add $5.00 for the non-member surcharge.
Minors are exempt from the non-member surcharge.

Feast: Saturday lunch board is included in the site fee.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, INC-Barony of Stonemarche

Contact Information
Event Steward:
(Baron Juan Xavier)

Send Reservations to:
Reservations must be postmarked by June 1, 2012
Please mail reservations with the legal first and last names of all attending and age if 17 or under to:
Lady Deirdre de Planchette
Jeanne McCarron
PO Box 261
Hampstead, NH 03841
603-329-5265 (no calls after 9 PM please)
The only valid reservation is a paid reservation.

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