Event Information

Due to the current health issues and the high risk status of many of our members we have chosen to cancel Mermaid’s Retreat this year. We are saddened by the decision but it did not come lightly. The safety of our community and our populace is paramount

With an additional year to plan, we are anticipating an amazing event! Please join us!!

Mermaid’s Retreat XXVII

Festival of Festivals
May 2021 – Final dates pending

Camp Sinawa
9113 Sinawa Road
Valders, WI 54245
Site Opens: Noon on Friday May 28th
Site Closes: 1pm on Sunday May 30th

Please read Camp Rules!

Wet site (no bottles or cans – use period drinking vessels)

Festivals were an integral part of Medieval and Renaissance life. Come learn and participate in some of the activities of these historic festivals.

Weekend Site Fees

Adult Registration-$20
Adult Member Registration- $15

Day Trip Fees

Adult Registration-$15
Adult Member Registration-$10

Family Cap

2 Adults/2 Children Registration – $56
2 Adults/2 Children Member Registration – $46

Camping Fees

Tent space: $5
Cabins: $35  Large Cabins: 45 Dorms: $7 per bed (shared space)


There is no additional merchant fee. Please let us know the size of your set up.

Pre-registration is available through May 10th. Payment must be received to reserve cabins.

Mail Pre-registration to:
J Beebe
1542 N 27th Place
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Prereg questions can be directed to Lady Beatrice

Feast – Saturday Evening

Feast of Festivals – Menu Pending

Feast Steward – Catherine of House Trinity and Runa

Field Activities

Rapier Combat – Information pending

Armored Combat – Information pending

Archery – schedule pending

Mermaid/Merman Competition

Will you be crowned to represent Mermaids Retreat?

We can imagine that merfolk always wore the most fashionable attire but what would they wear for a festival?

Choose your most extravagant attire for the Festival of Festivals!

Children’s Activities – included in Festival Activities

A play area with games and activities will be available. Parent or guardian must be present

Arts and Sciences

How could you find your group at a festival? With a Banner of course! Bring your own Banners
Display your personal banners to help decorate our hall
Banners will also be judged for a prize

Most Period

Most Awesome


Lampwork Beading Basics
Lecture and Demonstration – by Aoife of Teine na Broinn

Who am I anyway?
Beginners guide to choosing a persona and creating a backstory
THL Francesca di Angelo

The Period Pricker – Eating with Style 
THL James the Smith

Class Coordinator – Baron Alasdair Calum Montgomery

Event Steward

Please contact with any questions or special requests – Sad’ya d’Hier