During the summer months the Barony of Stonemarche holds a Palio in the style of the Italians, to promote friendly competition, present colorful pageantry and display our civic pride.
Historically, the Palio was a game held to celebrate each town’s patron saint. Several neighborhoods are formed into teams, known as contrade, each with their own livery and mascot. Throughout the year in modern Italy much preparation still goes into the celebrations and competition.
Along with a year of bragging rights a silk banner (known as il drappellone) is awarded to the contrade with the most victories during our day of games.
We invite you to join us in our day of fun and quirky games that have a little something for everyone.