Harvest Raid XXIX

Friday, September 29, 2023 - Sunday, October 1, 2023
Lake Chautaqua Lutheran Center, 5013 Route 430 in Bemus Point, NY 14712
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With a theme of “Rise from the Ashes,” and with the spirit of the mythical Phoenix, the Shire of Heronter invites one and all to join us as we celebrate our traditional 3-day camping/cabin, and feast activities on the shores of Lake Chautauqua. Activities will include Heavy Fighting, Fencing, Thrown Weapons, Archery, A&S Display, Silent Auction, and more!

Dayboard will be prepared by Sir Ian Kennoven and Feast will be prepared by Duke Cygnus the Blissful. Please send any questions around allergies and dietary restrictions to the reservations clerk.

Troll will be open on Friday, September 29, 5:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 30, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The site will close at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, and all participants should plan to be off site by that time.

The event is at the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center, 5013 NY-430, Bemus Point, NY 14712. Cabin spaces and feast reservations should be requested at time of pre-registration and are based on availability. Camping (tents, campers, RVs, etc.) is free and open on a first-come-first served basis.

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Event Staff

This year's event will be be autocratted by The Honorable Lady Jane Arden.

Fees for this year are as follows:

Adult Event Registration: $20
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15
Youth ages 0-17 Registration: Free!
Feast: $15
Child Feast Reservation $8 (12 years of age and under)
Cabin Registration: $8.00 for Adults, $4.00 for ages 17 & under.
Camping: Camping (tent, RV, camper, etc.) is free and on a first-come-first-served basis

Register by Mail

Pre-registrations must be received by September 23, 2023. Please contact the registrations clerk, Duchess Dorinda Courtenay, for details.

Site Information

There is ample parking in the grassy areas around the site.The populace is encouraged to bring day shades and other items for their comfort to set up in the space around the martial fields. Please bring banners to hang in the main hall and around dayshades, arts and sciences projects to work on and display, food and drinks, games, entertainment, and appropriate sun and insect protections. Bring clothing for both hot/sunny and cool/rainy conditions.

Indoor space is available in the Main Hall for socializing, projects, games, and dance activities as well as the A&S Display and Silent Auction. Accessible indoor restrooms and changing spaces are available.

In celebration of our return to the traditional 3-day Harvest Raid, bardic and dance activities are encouraged, and requests for any special support for these activities may be sent to the autocrat.

Arts and Sciences Display - All attendees are encouraged to bring items, in progress or complete, to display in the Arts & Sciences Display. Documentation is encouraged but not required. There will be a populace vote with a prize to be announced after the display closes.

Silent Auction - We welcome SCA-appropriate donations for a Silent Auction, including items you make or gear that needs a new home.

Merchants - Merchants are welcome with no additional charge to the event registration. Please contact the autocrat for more information.

This site is discreetly damp and permits open flames.

Pets are not permitted on site – only Service Animals as permitted by the ADA. This site is discreetly damp. Open flames are allowed.