Highlands War 29

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Highlands War 29 – The War for Middle Earth
(Humans and Elves and Orcs–oh my!)

Dates: Thursday June 8, 9:00am through Sunday June 11, 2:00pm

Location: Payson Event Center and Rodeo Grounds, Payson, AZ
1400 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541

Autocrat: Katherine Tapester, sleepcat@yahoo.com, 928-525-2406
Hosts: Baron Christopher & Baroness Miana, cfitzarthur@yahoo.com
Merchant: Masala, masaladance@hotmail.com
Equestrian: Jorunn Havardr, britthamilton0813@gmail.com
RV reservation: Bannthegn Elena seneschal@baronyoferedsul.org

From June 8, 2023 through June 11, 2023, Good and Evil will face off once again to determine the fate of Middle Earth again, at the Payson Event Center and Rodeo Grounds.

– Hardsuit melee, Baronial Champion of Champions Tourney, Kingdom King’s Champion Tourney
– Rapier melee
– Archery and Thrown Weapons competitions
– Equestrian!
– Bardic Cirlce (LoTR themed) and Kingdom Bard of the Sun Competition
– A & S displays and competitions (LoTR themed)
– Youth Center
– Parties nightly

The Baronies are representing:
The Downtrodden Defenders of the Homeland:
– Ered Sul = Isengard
– Granite Mountain = Mordor
– Sundragon = Corsairs of Umbar
– Mons Tonitrus = Wildmen of Dunland

The Invading Oppressors:
– Twin Moons = The no good Elves
– Atenveldt = haughty Gondor
– Tir Ysgithir = snoopin’ Rohan

Amenities: Potable water, good cell signal, dry RV camping with reservation, propane fire pits (only!) allowed, hotels and stores very close by, multiple goods merchants, Children’s Corner.

Be aware, the ground at this site is extremely hard! We recommend hardened nails or bolts! Take this into account for your setup.
Site fee: $25 for the full event, $20 for Saturday arrival. Kids, 17 and under, free. $5 non-member surcharge


from Phoenix:
Take your best route to the Loop 202
Take Loop 202 west through Mesa
Take exit 13 towards US-87 north to Payson
At the south end of Payson, turn west onto Green Valley Pkwy
to the event site.
Approx time: 1 hr 37 min
From Flagstaff:
Take Lake Mary Road, AZ-87 / AZ-260 south to Payson
Follow AZ-260 through Payson, at the south end of
Payson, turn west onto Green Valley Pkwy
to the event site.
Approx time: 1 hr 55 min

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