Pennsic is an annual event, in the guise of a "War", between the Kingdoms of the East and the Middle of the Society for Creative Anachronism Pennsic is also the largest Society event, with attendance in recent years exceeding 10,000.
The scheduled activities include large melee battles, tournaments, archery, stage performances, dancing, and hundreds of classes on medieval topics. The marketplace has over 200 merchants selling a variety of wares.
The opening weekend of Pennsic is the last Saturday in July, and the event runs for 2 weeks. In 2010, that's July 30 to August 15. If you decide to attend Pennsic for the full two weeks, there will certainly be plenty for you to do. But if you can only make it for a week or less, you'll want to be there during the second week, as that's when the battles and most other events are scheduled.
Coopers Lake Campground is located at 205 Currie Road in Slippery Rock, PA 16057.
- By car:
- Take your best route to I-79 in Pennsylvania. (Slippery Rock is on the stretch between I-80 and the PA Turnpike.)
- Take Exit 99, for Route 422 West.
- Proceed approximately 3/4 mile to the sign for Cooper's Lake Campground (sign is very small) and turn right onto Currie Road.
- Follow until you see the signs directing you to the Troll Booth and check in.
There are no single day entry rates, and no refunds for leaving early. This includes family, friends and Clergy. Everyone attending Pennsic must pay the full fee regardless of when they arrive or how long they stay.