PENNSIC 49 – COVID 19 UPDATE

24th April 2020

 

G’Day Everyone,

COVID-19 is touching all of our lives and at this time our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our Pennsic Attendees, Cooper’s Lake Family and Staff:, the entire Community of people in and around Cooper’s Lake Campground we interact and depend upon, and our numerous vendors who supply our event. They are all part of the “Pennsic-War-Family”.

When I took on the office of Mayor of Pennsic 49, I promised to, and was entrusted with, the welfare and safety of the entire Pennsic Family. It is therefore with great sadness that I must inform you today that, we have decided to postpone Pennsic 49, scheduled for July 24, 2020 through August 9, 2020 to July 30, 2021 through August 15, 2021.

 

This postponement will come as heartbreaking news to many of you – and it has been an exceedingly difficult decision for us to make. Since the first Pennsic Wars at Cooper’s Lake we have been so proud to welcome people from all over the Knowne World to beautiful lands of Aethelmearc, but this year, sadly we cannot gather together as before.

 

As many of you have read in my previous COVID-19 updates, the impact of this terrible pandemic has effects that reach far past just those that attend Pennsic War. I will not go into all our considerations here again, you can all read my previous two posts that outline many of the factors we considered before making this decision. However, on this one occasion the emotion of Pennsic needed to be removed and the hard decision made.

 

It has been arranged with Cooper’s Lake Management, that those who have preregistered for Pennsic 49 may have their registrations rolled over to 2021.

If you desire a refund, please go to www.cooperslake.com and log into your pre-registration account.

 

Even if we cannot be together this July, we remain optimistic that the situation will soon improve. I know we are all very worried about the impact that COVID-19 is having on our loved ones and daily lives. My Pennsic team and I send you our very best wishes. We cannot wait to share time together at Cooper’s Lake again with you all.

 

Yours,

 

Sir Gregory of Loch Swan
Mayor
Pennsic 49

Food


    The most economical way of feeding yourself at Pennsic is to do your own shopping and cook for yourself. There aren't any grills or firepits provided in the camping areas, so you'll need to bring a camp stove or grill along with whatever other equipment you may need.

    There are two food courts (one near the Troll Booth, and another in/near the barn), where vendors offer a wide selection for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and other refreshments.

    The expanded camp store, located in the barn, sells drinks, prepared lunch items, and snacks; milk, eggs, bread & other baked goods; some frozen meats, fresh fruits & vegetables; dry goods and canned goods. If they don't carry what you need, there are supermarkets in Butler, New Castle, and Slippery Rock, within 20 to 30 minutes travel time.

    If you don't have the equipment to put together a camp kitchen, or if you just don't want to bother, there are other options:

  • Many groups organize meal plans. These might cover 3 meals a day, or just dinners. Ask your friends or the people you'll be camping with if they know a group meal plan you can join.
  • You can buy all your meals at the food court, but this can cost more, and sometimes the lines can be long.

    Even if you decide to join a meal plan or eat at the food court, it is a good idea to bring a small cooler for yourself to keep beverages or small snacks.

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