Summits Alpine Festival of the Arts


Hosted in-person by Device of Principality of the Summits

The Principality of the Summits

and Device of Corvaria

The Shire of Corvaria (Bend, Jefferson, Deschutes, & Crook Counties, OR )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Cassandra Deveroux
Date: February 17 , 2023 until February, 20 2023
Site opens at: 4:00 PM on February 17th 2023
Site closes at: 12:00 PM on February 20th 2023

Event site:
Shilo Inn – Bend
3105 O. B. Riley Rd Bend, OR 97703

Welcome to the Alpine Festival of the Arts – the event formerly known as Arts & Sciences and Bardic Championships.

The name was changed to reflect an expansion in the activities.  The Alpine Scholar and Bardic Championships will be held. The longer event will provide time for an Artisan Showcase – a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans.

January 20th is the deadline to declare entrance to both championships and the showcase.

Alpine Scholar Competition, run by Waldgräfin Taran Dæstingr

Each entrant will be required to prepare two entries (instead of three as in years past) with documentation for both. In lieu of a third entry each competitor is asked to prepare a class to offer the populace. This class may be related to one or both of your entries, but does not have to be. We ask that you keep it to an hour or less. No formal documentation will be required for the class but a class handout is encouraged.

Send your letter of intent to participate to:

The Alpine Scholar: bobbinweavecreations @; Minister of Arts and Sciences: SummitsAS @; and the Summits Coronet: SummitsCoronet @

Include your SCA name, the best way to contact you, level of participation (competing  – 2 entries and a class; Single entry – feedback only; or class only), what you are entering, the title of your class, and, anything else needed to make things go smoothly.

Bardic Championship, run by Lady Margaret ingean Domnaill

The championship will be three rounds. Round one: Strictly period. Give us that sweet, sweet documentation. Round two: Improvisation That morning, contestants will be given four words and must compose a song/story/piece incorporating the words that day. Round three: Your best piece.

To declare send your letter of intent, including your SCA name, the best way to contact you, and anything other info that might be helpful to:

The Summits Bardic Champion, Lady Maggie ingen Domnaill: isadora.trinkle @; The Minister of Arts and Sciences: Master Hrodr-Navar Hakonsson, SummitsAS @; Their Alpine Highnesses: SummitsCoronet

Artisan Showcase, coordinated by Viscount Seamus O’Caellaigh

Complete the Google form to register:

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Summits
Is an online gathering
Has Classes
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Offers a feast or meal

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Registration Information

Hotel Reservation Info:
We currently have a limited number of courtyard rooms set aside. These rooms are closest to the space we will be using. If you are unable to reserve a room, please contact Cassandra Deveroux. The hotel is very happy to have us and will expand the block.
Shilo Inn, Bend
Group code “Summits”
2Q mini-suite $99 per night, plus tax
Single K $99 per night, plus tax

Accessibility Information

The area of the hotel we are using is all on a single floor, has curb ramps and accessible bathrooms.  First floor rooms are available throughout the facility.

Site Fees

Fee TypeCost*
Adult, Non-member$25
Under 18Free
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

4:00Site opens, Hotel check-in


Gate open, Alpine Scholar & Single Entry Setup until 9:00

Judges orientation

7:30Breakfast available until 10:00
8:00Gate opens in social area, open until 12:00 or earlier if no traffic
9:00Invocation Court
9:30Alpine Scholar Competition, runs until 5:00, follow hyperlink for presentation schedule.
Bardic Championship, Round 1
11:00Bardic Championship, Round 2
12:00Lunch available until 2:00
4:30Bardic Championship, Round 3
7:00Artisan Display Setup until 9:00
7:30Breakfast available until 10:00
8:00Gate opens in social area, open until 12:00 or earlier if no traffic
8:00Artisan display setup
9:00Artisan display until 11 am
9:00Laurel meeting
9:30Corvaria Rapier Championship
11:30 or after courtFight practice, Artisan displays resume until 2 pm
12:00Lunch available until 2:00
Additional afternoon activities are being planned
9:00Clean up
2:00Site closes
Google doc:

Meal Information

𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭 & 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞
Provided as part of the event, on a donation basis (on your honor, looks for jars), are breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Note: We DO NOT have access to the kitchen for washing dishes. Please bring your cups. We will have paper/plastic available for meals. Though not ideal, it is what we have to work with.
Menu below:
𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭
Made to order omelets/scrambles, prepared by Master Tryggr and HL Carrick; mixed fruit
𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡
A variety of soup provided by the Shire of Tymberhavene (Thanks Colette (Trish), Seamus & Snorri (Maat). There will be a GF & V option.
𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭
Make your own breakfast burrito/breakfast bowl; mixed fruit
𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡
Chili w/meat, Potato Soup, Taco soup (GF & V) with rice or tortilla chips (depending on what we find)
Coffee, selection of teas, juice, water, hot chocolate, hot cider. Juice will be available for breakfast. (Thanks to Ainslee for donating supplies)
Many thanks to HL Rebecca Fletcher (Becki) of Hauksgardr for helping to coordinate this effort!

Nearby Amenities

Restaurants, in no particular order: IHOP, Hardy’s Hotwings & Burgers, Deschutes Junction Pizza & Taphouse, CHI Chinese & Sushi Bar, and Shari’s.  There are many additional restaurants further out from the hotel.

Grocery:  Winco, 60 NE Bend River Mall Rd., Natural Grocers

Emergency Preparedness Information

There is good cell phone access on site.  Call 911 for any life threatening emergencies.

Hospitals & Urgent care facilities:

St. Charles Bend – Emergency Services: 2500 NE Neff Rd, Bend, OR 97701

Summit Health Urgent Care – 1501 NE Medical Center Dr., Bend  Across from St. Charles Bend.

Mountain Medical Urgent Care – 1302 NE 3rd St., Bend


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