Palio di Stonemarche






The Games
Palio
The Contrada
Previous Years
Schedule
2017 Event Announcement
Merchants
Baronial Home Page

The Contests

Barrel Racing (Bravìo delle Botti - Montepulciano)

Equestrian Challenge (gioco della scopa)

Cheese Rolling
(Cacio al fuso - Pienza)

Children's Palio



Archery



The Blind Horse



Rattan Challenge



Grand Parade


Merchant Points

5 points will be provided to each customer at the time of purchase. The customer is responsible for getting their beads to their Contrada Captain or the Scorekeeper before counting closes on Saturday at 3:30pm.

  • Merchants are asked to be neutral in handing out their beads. If a customer purchases multiple items at one time it is asked that it be counted as one transaction.
  • Special cases can be made for large transactions. This is at the merchant’s neutral discretion.
  • Merchant can collect beads from Gate upon arrival. They will be pre-strung in sets of 5 for easy counting.

  • 3 points will

  • Lady Elbe provided to each customer purchasing from the yard sale or bartering. The customer is responsible for getting their beads to their Contrada Captain or the Scorekeeper before counting closes on Saturday.

    vira Violante Ballesteros will have the beads for the yard sale. They will be pre-strung in sets of 3 for easy
  • Lady Geloria de Sancto Johannes will have the beads for the yard sale. They will be pre-strung in sets of 3 for easy counting


More Activities

  • A&S Contrade Exhibition (Populous choice)
  • Blessing of the Horses
  • Children's Bean bag toss
  • Youth Hoops and sticks race

Youth Activities

Pirate Shoot: Though not an “official” Palio activity (meaning the competition does not have points going towards the Contrada team totals).  All youth (ages 6 and up) are invited to come take their aim and see if they can hit their mark using cork as ammunition. 

Bean bag toss (Scossa del Sacchetto):  All participants will work with their fellow Contrada members to score as many points as possible shooting the bean bags into their Contrada’s target on a 5 minute timed shoot.  Each participant will get 2 shots at the target and will then go to the back of their team’s line to continue to take turns to shoot until time is up.  The team with the most points will win the points for their Contrada.

Hoops and Sticks (Cerchi e bastoni) : This activity will be broken into two age ranges. Group 1 is for ages 9 and under and Group 2 is for ages 10 and up (to age 15).
The first group will be required to guide the hoops using a “stick” along a straight track, with the one who crosses the finish point first taking the points for their Contrada.

The second group will meet a challenge track that loops around, again with the first to complete the loop taking the points for their Contrada.

Youth Cheese roll (Cacio al fuso – Pienza): All participants will get 3 rolls to get the “cheese” closest to it’s target.  The top contestant from each Contrada will then compete against each other to determine the winner who will claim the glory and gain points for their Contrada.

Hobby Horse Race: This race will be broken into two age ranges. Group 1 is for ages 9 and under and Group 2 is for ages 10 and up (to age 15). (Following Grande Parade)

Each Contrada may enter as many children as they wish. The Contrada participant that places first for their Contrada in this initial races will be the recognized as their official representative and will then compete in the final race against the other two Contrade to determine the winner and those points will then be tallied to the Contrada’s total.