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tent-rental-msg - 12/1/08


Rental of tents at Pennsic and Estrella.


NOTE: See also the files: p-tents-msg, pavilions-msg, tent-sources-msg, tent-dsguises-msg, Pavilions-101-art, tent-alt-msg, P-stories-msg.





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From: cerdic at mcmi.com (david h corson)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: PENNSIC: Renting Grimms Tents

Date: Thu, 27 Apr 95 12:07:47 EDT

Organization: Material Culture Management Inc.


aka at amelie.mit.edu (Alia  Atlas) writes:

> How does one rent a Grimm's tent for Pennsic?  How expensive is it?  What  

> other details should I know?


> Caterina Sichling

> aka at space.mit.edu



Contact the Grimms Tent folks at:

150 Smith Ave.

Sharon, PA  16146

(412) 346(8)-4952 --the type on the phone number is really small - you

might want to pay the $.50 to call information and check.....

To rent a 12 x 12 for a week is $145.09.  This is from a price list dated

as good through Jan 1994-----so check.  

        If you are renting a Grimms, be sure your Land Agent for the Land

Lottery knows, as it will affect their status in some way.

Elaina of Oaklawn, Informaiton Officer, PW24



From: kessler_j at bms.com (Julia M. Kessler)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: PENNSIC: Renting Grimms Tents

Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 13:35:30 -0500

Organization: Bristol-Myers Squibb


aka at amelie.mit.edu wrote:

> How does one rent a Grimm's tent for Pennsic?  How expensive is it?  What  

> other details should I know?


> Caterina Sichling

> aka at space.mit.edu



Grimms, Inc

150 Smith Avenue

Sharon, PA  16146



Tell them your calling for a tent for Coopers Lake in August.  (Most of

them know it's called Pennsic War, but just in case you get someone new at

the job.)  They'll ask you for a 1/3 deposit with the remainder due at the

end of July.  


FYI on some sizes and prices (all prices include the 6% sales tax):


9' x 9'      $137.22

12' x 12'   $152.35

16' x 16'   $211.58


These are the prices given to me in February.  Give them a call, they are

very helpful!





Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: Steven Boley <SJBoley at switch.com>

Subject: Re: Question about Period Equipment

Organization: US&S

Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 16:50:14 GMT


Try A Gather in Time.  They do great tents.  My tent is very peiod

looking and withstood the Monsoon of Pennsic 25 with little water getting

inside.  I wouldn't think Bryanna would mind me posting this for her.  

And since she rents tents, I'm sure she has used ones.

Cal 412-258-2172

SCA Name: Bryanna

Mundane: Jody Boyd


DeinBruder Alaric Von Konigsberg




Here is a list of the rent rental companies listed in the Pennsic XXIX

webpage. The following are provided for information purposes only. The Pennsic Staff does not in any way endorse these facilities.


Tri-son Tents

6884 Parkway Drive, Brookfield, OH 44403

Office: (330) 448-0651 before 5 pm EST

Home: (330) 856-6212


Blue Ribbon Rentals

212 South Main St., Butler, PA 16001

(724) 287-5702


Classic Tent Rentals

1005 Idaho Ave., Natrona Heights, PA 15065

(724) 224-3504


General Rental Center

20455 Route 19, Criders Corners, PA 15021

(724) 776-6990


Ryder Truck Rental

271 New Castle Rd., Butler, PA 16001

(724) 285-5141


Stefan li Rous




From: John Husvar <jhusvar at sbcglobal.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Pennsic Pavillion Rentals?

Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 11:42:08 GMT


Peter Grooby <peter.grooby at airwayspants.co.nz> wrote:

> hlf at holmes.acc.Virginia.EDU says...

> > Does anyone rent period-style pavillions at Pennsic, or

> > is Grimms the only option?  


> As far as I am aware, they are the only option. If you have access to

> storage and you will be renting more than twice, if can work out cheaper

> to buy your own tent, such as a Panther, to be delivered to the event,

> and then just leave it there each year.


> Vitale


Check with Medieval Miscellanea. They rent pavilions. (Only other source

for Pennsic IIRC.



Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 15:54:29 -0400

From: <kingstaste at mindspring.com>

Subject: RE: [Sca-cooks] [OT][OOP] Pennsic Customs Question

To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>



I don't assume Pennsic has 'crash space', so how is this handled

for overseas visitors? Are there 'hotel' tents? Do you stay with allied






While you can get a Grimm's rental tent to camp in, they are sold as

"shade, not shelter" and you never know what the condition of one will be

when you get there.  I have known many folks that had to go get a blue tarp

to put up inside their tent to keep wind and water out. You can probably

find someone that is willing to share tent space or bring a small tent for

you, especially if they get you to pre-register your space within their land






From: "Darter the Chronicler" <Darter_002 at yahoo.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Seeking a Bed 4 Pennsic

Date: 10 Jul 2006 07:44:13 -0700


I just thought I would let people know I did in fact find one. In

Slippery Rock there is a place called Miller's Crossing. They make beds

and other furniture as well as sell Panther pavilions and you can also

rent one for this year!


Their email & number are: mmillerscrossing2 at yahoo.com  724-530-6687


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