June Update from Mayor 51

    Unto the Populace of the Known World, Greetings! The staff of Pennsic and I have been hard at work with the planning of Pennsic 51 for quite some time now, but as we roll into the new year, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I went to my first SCA event in 1996, and my first Pennsic was Pennsic 27. Over the years I have had a few names/personas; first, I was Angus Kerr, then Angus Pembridge, where I focused on the 14th Century, including being a founding combatant in the first Combat of the Thirty at Pennsic. For the last 9 years, I have shifted my focus and have been portraying an 8th century Anglo-Saxon, Estgar æt Hrofeceastre. I first volunteered at Pennsic 27, pulling a few golf cart shifts at the Watch; my friends told me it was the best way to see Pennsic, and they were right. I started working for the Land Department at Pennsic 30. In the years between now and then, I’ve also worked in the Watch, Cultural Affairs, and most recently, I have been in Technical Services, where I was in charge of the Sign/Road Crew. You likely have seen me driving around repairing broken road signs. Over the two decades of working staff at Pennsic, I have arrived at one immutable truth: Pennsic runs because people help. Without volunteers, Pennsic would not happen; it is as simple as that. And that is what makes Pennsic amazing. Ten thousand people can have a great vacation because some of them are willing to put in hours, sometimes days and weeks, to make it happen. And while we’re here, let me take a moment to dispel a myth that pops up on the internet every year. None of the senior staff are paid; we are all volunteers. We all still pay our pre-registration and gate fees. And my salary as the Mayor is the same as it was when I was the sign guy; I get paid in helping my friends have a good vacation. So, if you’ve heard that we get paid, rest assured, we do not. So, why do we do it? Why did I sign up for a three-year stint to be Mayor of Pennsic 51? (Two years on deck, and then a year after). Because without volunteers, Pennsic doesn’t happen. Many years ago, I was standing in front of the Watch tent, having a cigarette with my friend, who happened to be the Mayor that year, and he turned to me and asked, “When are you going to be Mayor of Pennsic?” I told him that it would be many years in the future, if ever. At the time, I couldn’t conceive of being the Mayor of Pennsic. How far we’ve come. If you’re already a regular on staff, you have my most heartfelt thanks. If you’ve just dipped your toes into working at Pennsic, thank you for your service, and we’d love to see more

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June Update from Mayor 51

    Unto the Populace of the Known World, Greetings! The staff of Pennsic and I have been hard at work with the planning of Pennsic 51 for quite some time now, but as we roll into the new year, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I went to my first SCA event in 1996, and my first Pennsic was Pennsic 27. Over the years I have had a few names/personas; first, I was Angus Kerr, then Angus Pembridge, where I focused on the 14th Century, including being a founding combatant in the first Combat of the Thirty at Pennsic. For the last 9 years, I have shifted my focus and have been portraying an 8th century Anglo-Saxon, Estgar æt Hrofeceastre. I first volunteered at Pennsic 27, pulling a few golf cart shifts at the Watch; my friends told me it was the best way to see Pennsic, and they were right. I started working for the Land Department at Pennsic 30. In the years between now and then, I’ve also worked in the Watch, Cultural Affairs, and most recently, I have been in Technical Services, where I was in charge of the Sign/Road Crew. You likely have seen me driving around repairing broken road signs. Over the two decades of working staff at Pennsic, I have arrived at one immutable truth: Pennsic runs because people help. Without volunteers, Pennsic would not happen; it is as simple as that. And that is what makes Pennsic amazing. Ten

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Family Activities

All Family Activities classes, events, and activities follow SCA and Pennsic Rules regarding minors, including background checked youth officer supervision and the two-deep model at

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European Dance

The European Dance Tent is a lovely place to spend time at Pennsic. There’s ample shade, iced water, plentiful benches, a beautiful dry floor, constant

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What’s new for Pennsic 51?
Rate Increases

  • Adult 2 Weeks gate fee is $265.00.
  • Adult 2 Weeks preregistration deposit is $230.00.
  • Adult 1 Week gate fee is $225.00.
  • Adult 1 Week preregistration deposit is $190.00.
  • Minor preregistration/gate fee is $0.00.

Troll Hours Reduced
Please double-check your arrival times because troll opens at 8am and closes at 10pm on most days. Troll is no longer open Thursday at midnight for the price drop to one week. Troll closes on the last Wednesday 8/7. Check the Troll page for details.

Pennsic RV Camping

The RV site map has changed. You can view the updated map on the RV Camping page.

Storage Trailer Movement

There is a $30 fee for us to move your trailer. This fee covers moving your trailer down and back. Please feel free to move your own trailer if you desire to do so.

There is a discount if you sign-up for Pennsic Trailer Early Placement (PTEP) versus requesting a move in the War Room. The PTEP $40.00 fee covers moving your trailer down and back two times.

Sign up to have your trailer pulled on to your site before you arrive at Pennsic by signing into your Storage account and going to the ‘Pennsic trailer early placement’ tab. Make sure to leave an entrance/exit path to move the trailer on/off your site. There is no guarantee your trailer will be pulled on to your site early.

For more details visit the Cooper’s Lake website.

Updated Parking Policy Traffic & Parking Policy Link

Important Dates

EventDateTime
Registration BeginsJan 7, 202410:00am EST
Registration Ends (Mail-in)May 31, 202411:59pm EDT
Registration Ends (Online – Paid)Jun 14, 202411:59pm EDT
Registration Ends (Online – Unpaid)Jul 4, 202411:59pm EDT
Pennsic BeginsJul 26, 20249:00am EDT
Pennsic EndsAug 11, 202412:00pm EDT
Troll OpensJul 26, 20249:00am EDT
Troll ClosesAug 7, 202410:00pm EDT
Refund Request EndsJun 14, 202411:59pm EDT
RV Camping Registration EndsJun 14, 202411:59pm EDT
Pennsic Trailer Early Placement Sign-up EndsJun 14, 202411:59pm EDT
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