What’s a Hutchmoot?


Mark your calendars. Hutchmoot 2013 will convene on October 10-13. That’s a holiday weekend so we’re hopeful that travel plans will be simplified for return trips and everyone will be able to stick around for the closing session this year. The Hutchmoot website has been updated with preliminary schedules, dates, and (final) pricing. Look for registration to begin in early March.

Thanks to Nathan Willis and William Aughtry (makers of the “Rest Easy” video), here’s a couple of short videos from Hutchmoot 2012. I got a little teary-eyed the first time I watched them. Enjoy (and please share them with your friends).

Hutchmoot 2012 Highlights from The Rabbit Room on Vimeo.

What is a Hutchmoot? from The Rabbit Room on Vimeo.

Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


  1. Dan R.

    Maybe someday I’ll get to go, but that “What is a hutchmoot?” was a great video in the meantime.

  2. Laura Peterson

    Just watched this video again with Laura B, and afterwards my face hurt from smiling. Go to Hutchmoot, everyone! (Or, you know, 130 of you.)

  3. Rachel Muller

    I’m coming this year!! I’m coming all the way from the west coast of Canada – and this is a big deal, since I haven’t traveled anywhere near this distance on my own since before I was married (two decades plus). For two years since discovering the Rabbit Room, I’ve longed to attend Hutchmoot. The posts and conversations on the Rabbit Room have touched/fed a deep hunger in me, and the thought of actually meeting some of this beautiful community in person was a dream. And this is the year! My youngest will be in school full-time in the fall – the school where my husband teaches – and with my husband’s blessing, I am making the trip. Yipeeee!!

  4. James Witmer

    These are wonderful. Thank you, Nathan & William for your loving labor.

    I think Hutchmoot is, at bottom, a place to celebrate the gospel – that, as AP says,

    The stories are true, and the Grand Tale is beautiful.

    …and maybe that’s why more practical descriptions seem to fall so short.

  5. Peter B

    Having missed it for the first two years, I was disappointed, but I had no idea how much there was to miss. Last year we managed to get tickets in the eight-minute window — and our ignorant, feeble yearning was replaced by one far more directed and powerful.

    Hutchmoot is a minute’s extravagance lavished upon a hungry, thirsty, weary, undeserving people. Before attending, I called it “pre-heaven”, intellectually knowing that it would resemble that great assembling of the saints where all the walls and sorrow are gone; little did I know what a treasured glimpse it would be.

    Huge thanks to Nathan and William for creating these glimpses of remembrance. Now to write that Rabbit Room hack script for March…

  6. Rachel Muller

    So after learning that last year’s Hutchmoot was sold out in eight minutes, I have to revise my previous comment that I am coming this year, to: “if it’s His will, I’ll be there this year.” I’d invested my heart in going, so this called for real surrender. Then as I was out walking (where I often do my best thinking/praying/working things out), I realized that I need to take it a step further, and pray that the people who most need to attend Hutchmoot will get to be there this year – even if I’m not on the list. I think I mean it.

  7. Janna

    Will there be some kind of early warning system? A bat signal perhaps?? Or do I need to hire my 12-year-old to set up surveillance 24-7 until the *Registration* commences? (I am not beyond doing this :P) Nuts, I just gave away all my ideas.

    Videos are great, Pete. Hope to meet you all in October 🙂

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