This year’s Harvest Faire is October 8-10, 2010 at Williams Field, The Mariners’ Museum Park, Warwick Blvd at Copeland Ln in Newport News, Virginia. Harvest Faire is a one-weekend renaissance faire celebrating its 16th year. The faire includes music, dance, knights on horseback, period encampments and combat, games, puppets, merchants , drum circle and food. [...]
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Virginia The Virginia Renaissance Faire is getting ready for the 2009 season and searching for new cast. As part of the process, they’ve scheduled the first round of auditions for March 14 & 15, with a second set of auditions on March 21st. Virginia RenFaire has two types of cast members, those who work from [...]
Texas I love it when a Faire makes it easy to get tickets. In my opinion, there’s no better way to start a Faire day than by walking straight in the gate without waiting in line. This year, Dustin and Kristin Stephens have partnered with Paul Burke of TicketDerby to make it happen at the [...]
Tennessee Just a quick reminder, auditions for cast of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival are next Saturday(February 7th) at Freeman Photography Studio (across from the festival grounds). They’re looking for Peasants, Nobility, Shakespearean Actors, Pirates, and Fairies. Call-backs and important information will be handled on Sunday, February 8th, and you need to be available both days [...]
Florida We had a great time at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire this past weekend. The first faire of 2009 for us, it was a long anticipated and planned for trip. We saw family and friends that we’d missed since Lady of the Lakes, watched shows, and shopped till we dropped. Friday Friday was incredibly busy [...]
Oklahoma To tide you over ‘till the traditional faire season in the Midwest, check out Scarlet’s Mid-Winter Renaissance Festival at the Historic Farmers’ Market and Events Center in Oklahoma City. The event brings together merchants, performers, and renthusiasts for a weekend of merry making. Saturday and Sunday, the venue is open from 10am – 6pm [...]
Florida It’s time for the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville. The annual event, now in its 23rd year, is a project of the city’s Division of Cultural Affairs. King Arthur’s Knights of the Roundtable plan to battle the forces of evil on the chessboard; troubadours and magicians will entertain in the lanes; merchants of every [...]
Louisiana It’s all about celebrating our troops at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival this weekend as they honor our Veterans and Scouts. All current military ID card holders (both active duty and dependents) save 50% on their tickets purchased onsite at the festival this weekend! And they’re offering the same discount to all Scouts that come [...]
California The Kearney Renaissance Faire is pleased to invite you to their new location at Sycamore Island Ranch in Madera. The Faire is a fundraiser presented by the Guild of St. Giles to raise funds for Catholic Charities. Throughout the day, you’ll find a slice of life, Renaissance Era style, with food, shopping, shows, and [...]
Texas The Texas Renaissance Festival continues this weekend in Plantersville with a Pirates Adventure. You’ll be sure to find more than a few of the scurvy lot when you stop by the Sea Devil Tavern to quench your thirst. And I have it on good authority from my favorite picaroon that there’s nothing better than [...]
Michigan It’s closing weekend at the Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival in Vassar. It’s been a good run and you’ve got one more weekend to get out and help this first year faire close with a bang. Who doesn’t love a chance to wear your warmest garb without fear of heatstroke.
Louisiana It’s Faire Time in the bayou as the Louisiana Renaissance Festival opens the gates in Hammond. They’ve got multiple ways to save if you buy multiple day tickets and, if you can find a Faire brochure, grab one for the $1 coupon on the back. All the details on tickets can be found at [...]
Connecticut This Saturday only, the ISD Renaissance Festival takes place in Riverside. Now in it’s fourth year, the Faire is a fundraiser for The International School at Dundee. They’ve got an outstanding entertainment line up for you, rain or shine.
Texas They’re celebrating All Hallows Eve at the Texas Renaissance Festival and spooky things will be coming out of the mist to celebrate. The King’s ordered a Tricks or Treats outing and contests abound: Costume Contest (Adults and Children) Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest Banshee Screeching Contest Candied Apple Eating Contest Who knows whether the prizes will [...]
Pennsylvania It’s closing weekend at the Wild Rose Renaissance Faire and time for an Italian Carnival and Masquerade. Don your best garb, select your favorite mask, and join the fun. The usual singing and dancing in the pub will be joined by a Best Mask Contest. Let your little ones preview their Halloween costumes and [...]
New Hampshire It’s time for the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire in Kingston. The event is a fundraiser with this year’s proceeds designated to benefit the New Hampshire Food Bank. There’s lots to see and do at the faire, so get out, enjoy the fall weather, and enjoy the entertainment.
North Carolina Delight your little ones at the Carolina Renaissance Festival this weekend with treats all around the village, a Halloween Treasure Hunt, and Kid’s Costume Contest. The best part is … You can get them in Free. That’s right, all children 12 and under get free admission, no coupons needed. With 22 acres of [...]
California Enter the Land of Newman, a Renaissance style open-air market, as the St Paul Newman Center Renaissance Faire returns from a three year hiatus. Allow the Guild of St Augustine to entertain and amaze you at this free family-friendly event in Fresno.
California It’s opening weekend at the Escondido Renaissance Faire as the gates to the Village of Falconbridge swing wide to welcome visitors. You can save up to $10 by planning to go both days and buying the Weekend Pass, but don’t forget to have loose ducats to toss to the Parking Troll. They’ve got lots [...]
Arkansas In spite of numerous complications, Don Upton and his team have pulled it off. The Northwest Arkansas Renaissance Festival is this weekend and they’re ready to welcome you to the shire in Fayetteville. The Ladies of the Salty Kiss will be sharing their own version of fairy tales, pirate style. Tell them we said [...]
Alabama The time has arrived, Lords and Ladies, to descend upon Fountain on the Green (aka Wilson Park) in Florence for the annual Alabama Renaissance Faire. The Faire is the culmination of a month’s worth of Renaissance events ranging from a Medieval Film Festival to a costume workshop to last week’s annual Renaissance Feast. Jennifer [...]
Pennsylvania This is it, folks, your last chance of the season to visit the shire of Mount Hope. It’s a celebration of All Hallow’s Eve at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire in Mannheim and they’ve got a spooky good time planned for you. Save money and time when you get to the Faireby purchasing your tickets [...]
Michigan It’s Pirates and Pints weekend at the Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival in Vassar. Who knows what kind of mischief a bunch of pyrates can get up to when the weather’s cool and the flasks are full. Join them for the revelries and raise a toast to all who wish they could be there.
New Hampshire It’s finally time for the Rochester Renaissance Festival at The Governor’s Inn. King Spaulding’s Feast kicks off the event on Friday night as the King welcomes his subjects in for an evening of food, drink, and merriment, medieval style. Don’t fret if you can’t be there Friday, they plan to have too much [...]
Virginia The Fourteenth Annual Harvest Faire returns to Mariners’ Museum Park in Newport News this weekend with three days of medieval-themed family fun. The event is a fundraiser to benefit Human Relief Organization. The tournament, entertainers, and market meld together to create a modern interpretation of a late 15th century European harvest celebration. But look [...]
California The Folsom Renaissance Faire brings to life Elizabethan times at Folsom City Lions Park this weekend as they introduce you to Shakespeare’s Muse. The Park is, as I write this, being turned into an Elizabethan town all decked out in preparation for Queen Elizabeth to arrive at any moment. Come the morning, a myriad [...]
Florida It’s finally Faire time again in Florida and the first event of the “Grapefruit Circuit” opens this weekend. Don your pyrate duds and head on down to the Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival for three days of pillaging and mischief. Join the Pirate Parade through the streets, then join the treasure hunt. Make sure [...]
Georgia Pirates are swarming ashore for the 4th annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest. The festivities begin tomorrow evening, with cannons blazing as the pireates search for the Mayor and the key to the city, and continue into Saturday with booty to loot, music to enjoy, and pirates on parade.
California The Mad River Hospital is the venue for the Medieval Festival of Courage this weekend in Arcata. The family event features music, shopping, jousting, and various other forms of entertainment. Come join the fun and help raise funds for the Coastal Grove Charter School, as well as other participating schools and non-profits.
Nevada The 15th annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival, aka the Las Vegas Renaissance Festival, takes over Sunset Park this weekend for three full days of fun. Save $5 with a weekend discount ticket special if you’ll be attending all three days. Seniors (55+) and Children (6-12) enjoy the same 50% discount on tickets, no [...]
Texas The Texas Renaissance Festival opens on schedule this weekend, having suffered minimal damage as a result of Hurricane Ike. They’re kicking the season off with an Oktoberfest in true Bavarian style. Plenty of German music and dancing will get you ready for the Yodeling and Polka contests. They’ve discounted tickets for opening weekend almost [...]
Maryland The Maryland Renaissance Festival continues this weekend and includes ASL Performance Interpretations Sunday on selected stage shows. You’ve got a second chance to catch Albannach on their second and final visit of the season. 2-Day Passes are still available and will save you $10. The discounted tickets are good for any two days. If [...]
Pennsylvania There’s a Pyrate Invasion planned for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival and it’s happening this weekend. There’ll be sea shanties and tall tales, treasure hunts and booty to plunder, so put on your pyrate and join the Pyrate’s Parade. Don’t forget the “Child Ride Pass” for your little pirates. Just $14.95 permits one child admission [...]
Kansas Kansas City Renaissance Festival is celebrating The Spirit of Adventure with a final three day weekend this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Get discount tickets several ways: * Columbus Day only – 2 tickets for $14.92 *chuckling* * Save $4 at the gate with coupons from VisitKC.com * Save $1-$2.50 at area Walgreen’s, Dillon’s, Gerbe’s, [...]
Maryland It’s Oktoberfest at the Maryland Renaissance Festival and that means a weekend full of German music and dancing for you to enjoy. It’s also the first weekend that several shows will open, including Bob DaVinci. You can still get a discount on tickets by purchasing a 2-Day Pass. It saves $10 and is good [...]
Massachusetts This weekend at King Richard’s Faire, they’ll be showing off the flash. Check out the Tattoo Contest Rules and enter for your chance to take one of the titles. Discount tickets and coupons are still available.
Kansas It’s Beauty and the Beasts weekend at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Enjoy faire with your favorite pet and the faire donates all pet fees to local animal rescue groups. They’ve scheduled pet contests, herding demonstrations, and booths for rescue groups to spread the word throughout the PetFest. Get discount tickets a couple of [...]
Indiana It’s the Year of Romance at the annual Fishers Renaissance Faire at Conner Prairie in Fishers. In addition to the usual Knighting and Princess ceremonies, they’ve added a Pirating Ceremony for those of the pyratey nature. With Jousting, music, and shopping, there’s something for everyone to see and do.
California Join the celebration in Hanford this weekend at the 32nd Hanford Renaissance of Kings Faire. It’s a free event lasting the whole weekend.
North Carolina It’s faire time in North Carolina as the Carolina Renaissance Festival near Huntersville returns for their 15th year. The villagers of Fairhaven have planned two months of non-stop entertainment, feasting and games, for your entertainment. They’ll swing open the gates beginning this Saturday and continue every weekend through Nov. 16. They’ve got several [...]
California The Northern California Renaissance Faire continues this weekend in Hollister. A weekend pass is your best deal on discount tickets. You’ll save $15 and get to experience the faire at a slower pace because you don’t have to do it all in one day. The Knights of Avalon take to the field three times [...]
The past weekend, I had the pleasure to attend and volunteer at the first annual Santa Fe Renaissance Festival. It was hosted by a local charity, Open Hands, and El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a quaint living history museum and working 18th-century Spanish villa. It was a one-weekend event, just to test the waters, and [...]
California It’s a combined celebration at the Northern California Renaissance Faire in Hollister What that means for you is a chance to participate as they celebrate Bacchanalia (a time for revelry), the Feast of Michaelmas (the end of harvest), and Masquerade (a chance to dress up and show off your finery). The ticket sales page [...]
Michigan Michigan Renaissance Festival has added a weekend to their season, I’m guessing because of the rainy weekend caused by Hurricane Ike. Cast members helped spread the word at RenaissanceFestival.com and a check of the website verifies the extension. So get out there and enjoy the Fall Harvest Celebration they’ve planned for October 4 & [...]
Nebraska Join the Midlands Pirate Festival for a weekend full of pirate fun for the whole family. Located at the Bellevue Berry Farm near Papillion, you’ll find an array of entertainment, shopping, and fun. Sorry this one’s going out so late, but there’s still plenty of time to get out there and have a great [...]
If you’ve ever dreamed of being on cast at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, it’s time to act *chuckling* Auditions are scheduled for September 25-27, 2008 in Tempe at The Centers for Habilitation. You’ll need to call the administrative offices at (520) 463-2600 for an appointment. Get all the details in the Audition Flyer. From the [...]
Oregon Pirates are taking over Cathedral Park under the St John’s Bridge in Portland this weekend as the Portland Pirate Festival sails into town. The entertainment list is extensive and looks like there’s something to suit any privateers taste and more than enough to keep a pirate occupied. Get discounted tickets with the two day [...]
Ontario, Canada It’s a Faire weekend in Waterloo this weekend as the Royal Medieval Faire takes over Waterloo Park West. There’ll be tournaments and knightings, music, dance, and falconry. Make sure to stop by Sword in the Stone Crafts and see the leatherwork.
Oklahoma It’s all about Sicily at the Messina Italian Renaissance & Wine Festival, a free event taking place this weekend in Bristow. You’ll get a taste of the Renaissance from a different perspective, leaving the chilly Elizabethan festivals behind and celebrating the grape harvest in this Mediterranean port town. Make sure to give The Ladies [...]
Missouri It’s the second weekend of the St Louis Pirate Festival in Wentzville. There are a several ways to save money: Save $7 with a two day pass Print a $2 coupon from the website 3 Pints Gone and the Musical Blades take the stage both days.
Pennsylvania The Village Renaissance Faire in Wrightstown this weekend features a living chess match, archery, jousting and more. The Crime and Punishment skits by the Nottingham Players offers a taste justice the old fashioned way. Visit the merchants and food booths and have a wonderful day.
Texas Serendipity Haven’s Adults Only Pirate Weekend is on. Someone posted on RF a message they found on Myspace (is that round about enough?). If true, it’s a great way to help our fairemily recover from Hurricane Ike and get to enjoy the Faire all at the same time. Serendipity this weekend has agreed to [...]
New Mexico The Santa Fe Renaissance Fair is this weekend. The fundraiser is part of Santa Fe’s 400th year celebration with proceeds benefiting El Rancho de las Golondrinas and Open Hands.
Massachusetts The Salem Pirate Festival is this weekend. Watch as Captain Hook searches for his new bride. And make sure to catch The Brigands as they take to the stage to sing Sea Chantys for your enjoyment.
Pennsylvania Kilts and music will be in abundance at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival as they kick up their heels at the Celtic Fling. Coupons for discount tickets are available at area Wendy’s or Shop’nSave. Don’t forget the form on the Shop’nSave coupon. Fill it out for a chance to win $1000 in free gas.
Pennsylvania Get your kilts and kilt checking supplies ready, it’s Scottish Fling weekend at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire in Mannheim. At the Gates Only, Buy Discount Tickets to Our Events at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire AAA, College ID, Military, Senior Citizens (55+) Admission (ID Required.) $23.95 Adult Costume Admission (you must have a full period [...]
Ohio It’s Romance Weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg. To celebrate, there’ll be a Mass Renewal of Vows ceremony held in St Peter’s Chapel There are several ways to get discount tickets, including ClickNPrint for Season passes and discount tickets Printable $2.00 coupons from 980 WONE (scroll down about half way) Don’t forget [...]
California It’s Celtic weekend at the Northern California Renaissance Faire in Hollister. Tempest performs both days, so put on your best kilt and get out to see this modern Celtic band. They’ve got a couple of options for discount tickets on the ticket sales page: Save $15 with a weekend pass if you’re going both [...]
New York It’s closing weekend of the New York Renaissance Faire and they want to make sure you can take home a souvenir. So head over to the Renaissance Collection Souvenir store and save 25% on your total purchase, no coupon necessary! Discount tickets are still available: Save $2 with a coupon for adult tickets [...]
Minnesota It’s time to don your masks as the Minnesota Renaissance Festival celebrates the Italian Carnivale. There’ll be Mask Fashion Shows, a Spaghetti Eating Contest, and the Minnesota State Bocce Ball Tournament to bring home the influences of Italy. Purchase advance discount tickets online from ClickNPrint Purchase advance discount tickets at SuperAmerica or Walgreens
Maryland The Maryland Renaissance Festival continues this weekend in Crownsville. Discounts on tickets are still available: 2-Day Pass saves $10 and is good for any two days Fairever Passes are still availalable at the gate. If you’ll attend more than four of the remaining ten days, the Fairever Pass is your best savings. This will [...]
Michigan It’s a weekend full of Shamrocks and Shenanigans at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. This weekend is also the culmination of the Beer Barons Brew Brawl. Ales, Lagers, Meads, and Ciders will be sampled and judged as part of a Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned event. You can get discount tickets a couple of [...]
Massachusetts The second round of Renaissance Idol is this weekend at King Richard’s Faire on the King’s Stage at 4:00pm. It’s all preparation for the finals next weekend. You can get discount tickets a couple of ways: Save $1.50 on adult tickets via Click’nPrint* Print $1 coupons for adult admission on the website If you [...]
New Jersey The Lakewood Renaissance Faire, a fundraiser for the Lakewood Lions Club, is this weekend. The Knights of Valour will be entering the joust ring twice daily. Archery competitions, hand to hand combat, thrown weapons, and fencing will be demonstrated on the lower field.
Kansas Come celebrate Scotland the Brave at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival this weekend. There’ll be Best Kilt and Best Knees contests, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about, toss, and even taste Haggis. Scotch eggs (hard boiled eggs, surrounded by sausage, and fried) are two for one. Get discount tickets several ways: Wear your [...]
Iowa Final weekend for the Des Moines Renaissance Faire is this weekend. Originally scheduled for Sept 13 & 14, management wisely chose to postpone as Hurricane Ike roared through the Midwest. That means you’ve got one more chance to get out and enjoy their Romance, Wine & Royal Revelry. To save a little time and [...]
California The Gold Coast Pirate Faire, also called the Ojai Pirate Faire, begins the first weekend of its two week run at Lake Casitas in Ojai this weekend. You can get a $5 discount on tickets if you’re planning to be there the whole weekend. You don’t need coupons, just ask for the Weekend Pass [...]
California You’ll get a unique chance to see a day full of medieval equestrian contests in Frazier Park Saturday as knights take to the filed to display their skills in the Frazier Mountain Jousting Tournament. Other entertainment includes martial arts demonstrations, foot races, archery and spear throwing competitions, and a falconry demonstration.
Massachusetts There’s a special treat at King Richard’s Faire this weekend as the annual Cleavage Contest takes place at 4:00pm on the King’s Stage. You can get discount tickets a couple of ways: Save $1.50 on adult tickets via Click’nPrint* Print $1 coupons for adult admission on the website *Click’nPrint tickets for children cost $2 [...]
Kansas It’s the third weekend of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival and their celebrating a continues this weekend with a Mystic Bazaar. their Retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Enchanted Tales. Get discount tickets several ways: Buy-One-Get-One with the donation of 5 non-perishable food items Red Hat Society Weekend offers discount tickets and much more [...]
Michigan Experience the Wonders of the World at the Michigan Renaissance Festival this weekend and bring your pet along for the Pet Fest. You can get discount tickets a couple of ways: Buy-one-get-one for Albion & Traverse City this week, plus four schools Click’nPrint your discount tickets and walk right in the gate Participating Wendy’s, [...]
Ohio There’ll be Rogues & Blades abounding at the Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg this weekend, just the thing to steal a Lady’s heart. There are several ways to get discount tickets, including ClickNPrint for Season passes and discount tickets Printable $2.00 coupons from 980 WONE (scroll down about half way) Donate blood at the [...]
New York New York Renaissance Faire continues this weekend in Tuxedo with their first ever Pirate Weekend. Don your pirate garb and practice your pirate talk, then enter the costume and “Arrghh!! contests. Save time and/or money with one of these links: ClickNPrint – save time & money by buying online Passes – when you [...]
Washington Mason County Commissioners have given the Washington Faire community another setback by denying event permits to Avery Township owner, Gregg Paisley. He had planned to hold the kick-off for the Avery Renaissance and Fantasy Faire at the site the weekend of October 4 & 5, 2008 and a full event in July 2009. Read [...]
Faire a la Carte recently announced that they have been contracted to produce a one weekend Renaissance faire on November 8 & 9 in the Heartland Amphitheater at the Sac and Fox Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Susi Matthews Cannon told me, “This is an Elizabethan Renaissance Faire, featuring the Royal Court with daily Children’s knighting.” [...]
Sarasota Medieval Faire posted a MySpace bulletin last night wil final call for general cast, villagers: The last day to join the General Cast and Villagers of the Sarasota Medieval Fair is this Monday, Sept. 8th. The Combatant positions have been filled, but we are still accepting those that wish to join to make up [...]
I received the following from Rick Hight, General Manager of the Louisiana Renaissance Festival, this morning: Greetings! We had two trees that are down, but they were not near any structures. There are limbs scattered around, but nothing that can’t be cleaned up pretty quickly. We have a couple fences that blew over, but they [...]
If you’ll be visiting the Connecticut Renaissance Faire more than twice, a season’s pass will save you money. At $50 for all eleven days, it’s a steal but only for a limited time. You can only get the Seasons Pass tickets by ordering online and the sale ends September 15th.
Texas Serendipity Haven Fantasy Faire begins this weekend in Smithville. It’s time to “Dress like your favorite Fantasy/Fiction Character” and enter the costume contests for some great prizes. Tickets are reasonable and, if you’re a First Responder, you get in free with proper ID. If you wear a full costume, shoes included, they’ll give you [...]
Pennsylvania It’s a weekend full of Chivalry, Love, and Love at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival. Married couples can renew their vows at the chapel while Prince Charming teaches the gents to romance their ladies. Order your tickets online before September 12, 2008, to save $1-$2 per ticket. Coupons for discount tickets are available at area [...]
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire honors those who Serve & Protect us at the Olde World Fest Weekend with special discount tickets at the gate. Check with area sponsors–Turkey Hill, Burger King, Cloister Wash & Lube or Hess to see if they have any of the 2-for-1 adult ticket coupons You’ll also want to check for [...]
Ohio It’s Kids Free Weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg. Adult ticket options range from Season Passes to ClickNPrint discount tickets to printable $2.00 coupons from 980 WONE (scroll down about half way) Youngsters 12 and under, grab an adult and get out for a day of cakes and slides. The Royal Court [...]
California It’s opening weekend of the Northern California Renaissance Faire in Hollister at Casa deFruta as the Village of Willingtown welcomes visitors to a Celebration of Children. They’ve got a couple of options for discount tickets: All children 12 and under are FREE this weekend! Save $15 with a weekend pass if you’re going both [...]
New York New York Renaissance Faire continues this weekend in Tuxedo. No special events are planned but there’s lots of entertainment and shopping available. Save time and/or money with one of these links: ClickNPrint – save time & money by buying online Passes – when you know you’ll be going more than once Coupons – [...]
It’s time to celebrate our Irish Heritage at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. You’ll get $2 discount at the gate on tickets for wearing the green, no coupons needed. Watch Irish Dancers or the Juggling Competition. Saturday, there’ll be Sign Language Interpreters as selected shows. ClickNPrint on the web or local SuperAmerica and Walgreens all make [...]
Michigan It’s a weekend full of Wine, Romance, and Song at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. You can get discount tickets a couple of ways: Buy-one-get-one for Mt Pleasant and Bay City this week, plus four schools Click’nPrint your discount tickets and walk right in the gate Participating Wendy’s, Kroger, and Walgreens locations will sell you [...]
Maryland The Maryland Renaissance Festival brings a test of Ireland home this weekend with their Irish Celebration. There are a number of ways to save on your admission price: A printable coupon for savings from $1 – $4 2-Day Pass saves $10 and is good for any two days Fairever Passes are still availalable at [...]
Massachusetts King Richard’s Faire continues this weekend in Carver. You can get discount tickets a couple of ways: Save $1.50 on adult tickets via Click’nPrint* Print $1 coupons for adult admission on the website If you’re in the area of the King’s Stage at 4:00pm Saturday, stop by and watch the first round of the [...]
Kansas The Kansas City Renaissance Festival continues this weekend with their Retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Enchanted Tales. Get discount tickets several ways: Buy-One-Get-One with the donation of 5 non-perishable food items Save $4 at the gate with coupons from VisitKC.com Save $1-$2.50 at area Walgreen’s, Dillon’s, Gerbe’s, Baker’s, and Greater Kansas City Hy-Vee [...]
Virginia For the second year, the Enchantment Faire at Foamhenge will take place at Natural Bridge this weekend. Held at the site of a full size replica of Stonehenge, there’ll be games, merchants, and entertainment for young and young at heart.
Iowa The Des Moines Renaissance Faire continues this weekend with a Highlanders’ Weekend. To save a little time and money, you can buy discount tickets at area Hy-Vee stores. Kenneth Stewart, two-time West Coast Champion, will demonstrate an assortment of Highland Games, then there’ll be games of skill and chance for you to show what [...]
Sarasota Medieval Faire is still accepting merchant applications for the 2008 run, November 15-16 & 22-23. Shannon Conley, Director of Marketing at the event sent me an email last night asking for help getting the word out. You can contact Shannon at: Shannon Conley Director of Marketing Sarasota Medieval Fair, Inc. P.O. Box 152023 Cape [...]
Last week, I started a series about the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire in Tavares, Florida, with “LotL-1: What’s the purpose of this Faire?” As we go forward, find all the entries in the series using the LotL tag. Getting there and getting ready On August 23, as Hurricane Fay made its way up [...]
Pennsylvania Children’s Weekend at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival will delight the youngsters as they participate in costume contests, knighting ceremonies, and have their pictures taken with the King and Queen. Save $1 on children’s and $2 on adults’ admission by ordering discount tickets online If you’d rather purchase your tickets at the gate, pick up [...]
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire dedicates this three day weekend to families, especially the littlest members, with a Children’s Fantasy Weekend. Special events are planned throughout the weekend as the wee ones are invited to share the Queen’s birthday cake, play with the kazoo orchestra, and join in a parade. They’ve even made it easier on [...]
Ohio The Ohio Renaissance Festival opens tomorrow for the first of its eight week run. And what better way to start than with three full days of Two Adults for the Price of One. All you have to do is request “Two For One” at the box office or use that code when you buy [...]
New York It’s a three day weekend and the New York Renaissance Faire is going to make it even easier for you to be there. Monday, all adult tickets are $10 with coupon. Information about discount tickets and coupons can be found at: ClickNPrint – save time & money by buying online Passes – when [...]
Minnesota The Minnesota Renaissance Festival invites you to celebrate the three day weekend at the Royal Ale Fest. There’ll be a homebrew competition and the Minnesota State Longbow Competition in addition to all the normal entertainment and goings-on. The food drive continues, so donate for an adult discount ticket Purchase advance discount tickets online from [...]
Michigan It’s a Buccaneer Beer Fest at the Michigan Renaissance Festival There are a number of ways to save on your admission price: City and school discounts, different locations each week The food drive continues, Buy-One-Get-One tickets with a donation Purchase advance discount tickets online with ClickNPrint Purchase advance tickets at area Wendy’s, Kroger, and [...]
Maryland Magic fills the air and stages at the Maryland Renaissance Festival for three full days this weekend. You’ll want to print coupons from the website for the $1-$4 dollar savings. And if you’re a senior (62+), Monday is your day as the gates swing freely for you. That’s right, Seniors get in Free on [...]
Massachusetts King Richard’s Faire opens for their 27th year in Carver. There’s a couple of ways to save this weekend, depending on where you live: Carver residents get in free on Saturday only $3 printable coupons for discount tickets on the website Be sure to greet King Richard if you see him wandering the shire [...]
Kansas The gates to Canterbury will swing open this weekend as the Kansas City Renaissance Festival opens its seven week season with as the villagers celebrate A Royal Affair with a weekend full of romance. Discount tickets are available a couple of ways: 2 for 1 tickets with a donation of 5 cans of non-perishable [...]
Saw this on bulletin from Sarasota Medieval Faire on MySpace this week: Advance Tickets & VIKING FUN PACKAGE! Advance Tickets are finally available! The sooner you order the greater the discount, plus no waiting in line! In honor of our Nov. ’08 VIKING THEME, we are proud to present the VIKING FUN PACKAGE! VIKING FUN [...]
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival’s newsletter came out this morning with lots of information about what they’re planning for the season. One item caught my eye and I wanted to share it with any of you who are interested in applying to vend at a faire: A reminder that the final deadline for merchant applications is [...]
Des Moines Renaissance Faire opens this weekend. Discount tickets are available from local …
Wisconsin It’s the final weekend of Bristol Renaissance Faire and they’re going out with a bang. All children (12 and under) are free this weekend and adults will get discount tickets for only $15. This offer is good at the gate only and there’s no coupon required. If you’ve not been to the faire yet [...]
British Columbia, Canada The BC Renaissance Festival is this weekend at Aldor Acres Farm in Fort Langley. Tickets are available at the gate or, for discount tickets, use the link on the website to purchase in advance via Paypal. The cast and staff are working hard to make this the best season yet. Carla Sutherland, [...]
Arizona I came across a faire I’ve not seen talked about while updating the calendar last week and wanted to pass it along so that you could plan. The Tri-State Renaissance Faire is scheduled for November 21-23, 2008, in Bullhead City, Arizona. An Adrian Empire promotion, the faire is a fundraiser for the local Boys [...]
As some of you know, Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire is the closest event to home for the FaireNews crew. Held each year in November at the Hickory Point Recreation Facility outside Tavares, the Faire is the first event of the Renaissance Grapefruit Circuit, a winter season that lasts through April. This year, I [...]
Washington It’s official, there’s a new renaissance faire in Washington. Avery Township will host the Avery Renaissance Festival kick-off event on October 4 & 5, 2008. They have scheduled the official first faire for July 10-12, 2009. Details are still sketchy and an update is promised on August 25, so keep an eye on the [...]
The Maryland Faerie Festival will hold it’s first planning meeting at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. They figured most of their current planning committee will be there so it why not take advantage of it. They’re looking for new people to be involved, so if you’ve ever considered helping a festival, here’s a chance to get [...]
DakotaZ posted the following at RenaissanceFestival.com If you are looking for an opportunity to write your own paycheck and have fun doing it then you need to attend our Job Fair on August 23rd starting at 9AM SHARP. We are MIL and own over 20 shops at the Texas Renaissance Festival. These shops include: Noble [...]
Idaho This weekend, residents and visitors in Sun Valley and surrounding areas can visit the Sun Valley Renaissance Faire. The Faire, a part of the annual Shakespeare Festival, will celebrate the life and times of William Shakespeare in an environment that is family friendly and offers lots of things for the young and the young-at-heart. [...]
New York This weekend only, the Kingdom of Newgarrd presents the Rome Renaissance Festival at the Toccolana Club in Rome. Advance tickets can be purchased online via Paypal.
Pennsylvania Morelandshire will swing open the gates this weekend with Music & Dance as the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival opens in West Newton. Wendy’s Restaurants has a Buy-One-Get-One offer this weekend only Save from $1-$2 dollars with Advance Tickets bought on the website No matter how you take care of your admission, have a great time [...]
Pennsylvania It’s the third weekend of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and they’re celebrating Pyrates with a Swashbuckler Adventure Weekend. There’s a new way to get discount tickets and several of the options from last week are still available: Motorcycle riders get 50% discount tickets or their passenger free with a full price ticket Residents of [...]
Michigan Michigan Renaissance Festival’s second weekend will be dedicated to a Highland Fling. Special events include the US Canada International Highland Games and a Bagpipe Blowout. There are a number of ways to save on your admission price: City and school discounts, different locations each week The food drive continues, Buy-One-Get-One tickets with a donation [...]
New York The New York Renaissance Faire continues this weeked with with the opportunity to be King or Queen for a Day. In conjunction with the faire, the local radio stagion Fox 96.7 /103.1 FM is holding a contest to select a patron for the Royal treatment. It’s free to sign up and, even if [...]
Minnesota It’s week two of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and they’re stepping lightly with a Highland Fling. There will be enough kilts about the shire to satisfy any Scotsman’s admirers. There are numerous ways to save on your tickets for the weekend: The food drive continues, so donate for an adult discount ticket Purchase advance [...]
Maryland It’s opening weekend at the Maryland Renaissance Festival and they’ve got a wonderful season planned for you beginning with Children’s Weekend. There are a multitude of ways to save on your admission price: Children 11 and under are free this weekend, no coupons needed A printable coupon for savings from $1 – $4 2-Day [...]
Illinois The Illinois Renaissance Faire, originally scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled for 2008 due to health issues. They plan to be back next year, so keep an eye on the Renaissance, Medieval, Pirate & Fantasy Events Calendar on the right side of the page.
Washington It’s the final weekend of the Summer Village Festival at Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation and Saturday provides your final opportunity of the season to experience a medieval feast. Reservations for the feast are required and includes your admission ticket to the entire event. At 6pm, after having enjoyed a full day at faire, [...]
Wisconsin At the Bristol Renaissance Faire this weekend, you’ll be able to catch several acts that weren’t there for the earlier part of the season. Broon, Christophe the Insulter, and the Washing Well Wenches will spice up the already outstanding entertainment schedule. Discount tickets and coupons are available via the website: Print coupons for $2.50 [...]
Colorado The Ravenshire Renaissance and Pirate Faire, formerly known as the Grand Valley Renaissance and Pirate Faire, opens tomorrow–yep, a Friday opening–in Palisades. They’ve got two discount ticket options: 1 Day Family Pass – $25 (2 adults and 2 children) – $9 savings 3 Day Adult Pass – $25 – $5 savings Entertainment includes twice [...]
Laughing, the Captain scans the audience, searching for a couple of likely looking candidates for her next escapade. If any of the crowd expected singing wenches, they’ll soon find out that they have come to the wrong place, for here there be pirates. Cross the Carol Burnett Show with a vaudeville act, toss in the Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales, add Captain Emerald Shaunassey’s own special touches, and you have a unique blend. Let me introduce you to The Ladies of the Salty Kiss. [...]
Pennsylvania It’s Chivalry and Romance Weekend at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire in Manheim. The shire of Mount Hope celebrates with Renewal of Love Ceremonies, a Wooing Contest, and the always amusing Looney Lucy & Ploppy’s Men In Tights Competition. Her Majesty has extended a special invitation to the shire’s neighbors (see details below). Several discount [...]
New York It’s closing weekend at the Sterling Renaissance Festival and they’re planning a Grand Finale! It’s your last chance this year to experience the the Renaissance with the villagers of Warwickshire and they are going all out to make sure you have a great time. There are various ways to get discounts, some will [...]
New York The New York Renaissance Faire has put up a couple of coupons for discount tickets this weekend. Get 1 Free Child’s Ticket with the purchase of a Full Price Adult Ticket $2 coupon for adult tickets, at the gate only Save $3.25 on adult tickets and $1.50 on children’s tickets by using ClickNPrint
Michigan The gates to the shire of Hollygrove swing wide as the Michigan Renaissance Festival opens this weekend in Mt Holly. This Arabian Nights weekend will include both a Royal Archery competition and a Middle Eastern Dance contest. There are a number of ways to save on your admission price: City and school discounts which [...]
Connecticut I couldn’t find much information on the Griswold Veteran’s Memorial Park Renaissance Fair being held this weekend. I only caught wind of it late Thursday. It’s a free event on Saturday, August 16th, only. There’ll be crafters, artists, and entertainment. World Champion Dave Geer will demonstrate the Art of Axe Throwing. The event will [...]
Minnesota Minnesota renthusiasts are finally going to get their heart’s desire as the Minnesota Renaissance Festival swings open the gates to A Silk Road weekend. Discover the Riches of the Middle East as the Minnesota State Belly Dance Competition brings out the best dancers in the Midwest. There are numerous ways to save on your [...]
Oklahoma There’s a new faire in town … Tulsa, that is. This weekend, the first Kings Champion Medieval Faire takes place in Chandler Park. Get out and support their inaugral season and make sure to catch a show by the Ladies of the Salty Kiss. I don’t find any information about tickets or prices on [...]
California Once again, Speedway Meadow in San Francisco is the location for the Golden Gate Renaissance Festival as they celebrate Shakespeare’s Muse. They’ve included a link to a $2 coupon on the website for discount tickets. Come out to see the Knights of Avalon ride full tilt at each other in full contact jousting. If [...]
Maryland It’s a pirates life for those in the Maryland region as the first annual Rock Hall’s Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend draws scallywags to the waterfront. There are activities for the young and young-at-heart, so put on your best pirate finery and come join the fun.
New York It’s the fifth weekend of the Sterling Renaissance Festival and they’re celebrating with a Wine Lover’s Bacchanal. Pubs will offer samples of wines from across the Finger Lakes wine region and a grape stomping contest will select the Lord or Lady of Wine. If you’d rather sample your wine in a more genteel [...]
Pennsylvania The gates to the shire of Mount Hope swing wide this weekend as the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire begins their 28th season. Join Queen Elizabeth as she finds a way to welcome the Russian Tsar to the shire and keep her Ladies safe from his wandering eye and lusty advances. Pick up special coupons at [...]
New York It’s the second weekend of the New York Renaissance Faire. There are various ways to save money on tickets: ClickNPrint – save time & money by buying online Passes – when you know you’ll be going more than once Coupons – $2 off adult tickets at the box office only If you like [...]
California The Big Bear City Renaissance Faire begins this weekend for the first of its two week run. Season passes and discount tickets are available, with no coupons necessary, if you meet the qualifications. They’ve got some great entertainment lined up, including the Poxy Boggards and the Merry Wives of Windsor.
Wisconsin It’s weekend Six at the Bristol Renaissance Faire and they’re rolling out the carpet by offering Red Hat Society members $4 off discount tickets. Coupons are still available for everyone else too, just print them from the Discount Coupons page on the website. It’s your last chance to catch the Ded Bob show and [...]
Michigan The Brethren of the Great Lakes are taking over Muskegon this weekend for the Michigan Pirate Festival There’ll be music and merchants, booty and booze!!!! All good things come to pirates who seize the day! (How’s that for mixing me metaphors?)
North Carolina The Beaufort Pirate Invasion takes place this Friday and Saturday in Beaufort, North Carolina. Daytime entertainment, free to the public, includes invasions, swaggers, fights, and shipboard battles. Friday and Saturday evenings, there are adult events that have a cover charge and include a cash bar. For those of you inclined in the piraty [...]
Ohio It’s the final weekend of the Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace and they’re going out with a blast, a Barbarian Beer Blast that is! The NE Ohio Brewmaster Championship, Beer Tastings, and Home Brewing lessons are just a few of the beer centered items on the entertainment schedule. Wonderfool will again bring his [...]
New York The Catskill Mountains Renaissance Faire is this weekend in Cairo. There’ll be blacksmith and pottery demos, a special section full of kids’ activities, shopping, music, and much more. Be sure to stop by and see Blackjacks and Blarney perform! Cairo residents, they’ve got a special treat for you. If you can only go [...]
Washington It’s another medieval weekend in Carnation. Camlann’s Summer Village Festival continues for the fourth weekend offering a taste of English life in the 14th century. Minstrels, jugglers, and crafters demonstrate what you could have expected at a mid-summer festival in a small village. It’s probably too late to get reservations for the Summer Feast, [...]
Time to start thinking about the upcoming Florida Faire season, that is. Auditions for several shows are scheduled in August. Florida Pirate Festival – August 9, St Petersburg. Check website for full details. For questions or additional information, please email email@example.com or call 1-866-99PIRATE. Sarasota Medieval Faire – August 16 & 17, Sarasota. Check link [...]
I first caught wind of a faire returning to New Hampshire on June 12th when a note appeared in SeacoastOnline.com’s gossip column. I contacted Denise McDonough, one of the promoters, and have talked with her a couple times since then. This past week she let me know that all their plans are in place and [...]
Michigan The 9th annual Ishpeming Renaissance Festival is this Saturday in Lake Bancroft Park, Ishpeming. The Midwest Amateur Renaissance Society and the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) will both be present to provide ambiance. Don your best garb and enter the costume contests, offering prizes for best child, male, female, couple, and wench. An array [...]
California The Willits Renaissance Faire is this weekend in Recreation Grove Park, Willits. There’ll be live music, dancing, and magic. Golden Bough will bring a lilt to the proceedings with their fine renditions of Celtic tunes. Discount tickets for Juniors (64) are offered with no coupon necessary.
New York It’s Celtic Weekend at the Sterling Renaissance Festival in upstate New York. You’ll find traditional Scottish and Irish dancing, a bag pipe band, and kilted men competing in a Caber Toss Competition and demonstration. Enjoy Festival musicians, Merry Mischief, Cantiga, Crannog, and others as they showcase their Celtic selections. And, for this weekend [...]
Michigan This is the final weekend of the Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire in Battle Creek. They’re opening the village up to all manner of scallyways for a Scurvy Dogs and Grog finale’. Come out in your best pirate garb and raise a tankard to a seafaring life. 3 Pints Gone will be to have you [...]
Oregon FaerieWorlds, probably the biggest Faerie events of the year on the West Coast, begins tomorrow and lasts through Sunday at the Secret House Winery outside Eugene, Oregon. More than 150 exhibitors offering art and merchandise are planning to be on site. The promoters have expanded the site from last year and are expecting record [...]
Wisconsin Bristol Renaissance Faire continues this weekend in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Discount programs of several varieties are available on the website. There’s a coupon that you can print and take to the ticket booth that will save $2.50 on an adult ticket. If there’s more than one of you going or you’re going for the whole [...]
Washington Once again, the gates to Somersetshire open to admit visitors to the realm of King Arthur as the Camlann Village Summer Festival continues. Visit the shire to see what a small village would have been like during Chaucer’s time (1367). In this intimate setting, you’ll find music, crafts, and theatre as well as the [...]
Colorado This is your last chance to visit the Colorado Renaissance Festival this season. It’ll be a grand closing as they celebrate King Henry’s birthday and your last chance to catch a performance by Arsene Dupin, a mime who’s comedic style is reminescent of Charlie Chaplin. King Soopers locations in the area are the spot [...]
Ohio The Romans are taking over the Great Lakes Medieval Faire in Rock Creek. There’s a Toga Contest and Grape Escape Sack Race planned for visitors of all ages. Tickets can be purchased online at a $2.00 discount but must be ordered by noon on Friday prior to attendance and picked up at the Will [...]
Maine The Maine Renaissance Faire is this weekend in Manchester, Maine. Castle Treasure and its village welcomes visitors to join them for music, shopping, and excitement. They’ve got a $1 coupon on the website, just print one for each person who’ll be attending and bring them to the gate. They’ll also offer discount tickets to [...]
Ontario, Canada The Muskoka Medieval Faire, a fundraising event held at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds, is this weekend. There’ll be jousting and ground combat tournaments as well as kid’s games and a beer tent. Proceeds benefit Community Living, South Muskoka; and the Muskoka Wildlife Center. Saturday evening, the King’s Feast offers delicious food, medieval merriment, and [...]
New York It’s that time! This weekend, Sterling Forest will again ring with the sounds of merriment as the 31st annual New York Renaissance Faire opens. There are various ways to save money on tickets: ClickNPrint – save time & money by buying online Passes – when you know you’ll be going more than once [...]
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire has released a peek at this year’s storyline. Her Majesty arrives in the Shire of Mount Hope to enjoy Her annual holiday and a wondrous festival day. At Court, She greets Her people and joviality abounds when, suddenly, an uninvited guest, Ivan IV, the Awesome Tsar of Muscovy and his Black [...]
If you were frantically scrambling to be ready for the San Diego Renaissance Faire this coming weekend, you’ve got a reprieve. In what is becoming a familiar, though unwelcome, turn of events around the country, faire management in San Diego has decided to postpone the event until 2009. We look forward to seeing the San [...]
This weekend the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wisconsin, celebrates scouting with their 9th annual Scout Days at Faire weekend. If one member of your party is dressed in their scout uniform, the entire group gets ticket discounts of $6 on adults and $3 on children. The $2.50 discount coupon is still available on the [...]
Camlann Village’s Summer Festival continues in Carnation, Washington, this weekend. Demonstrations by swords-master and archers are on the schedule. Visitors can join villagers in Freemen Training to support their knight in arms.
The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace near Rock Creek, Ohio, will welcome all manner of scallywags to the Pirate Invasion weekend. There’ll be costume contests and dinghy races and special guests Buckle and Swash, a pirate comedy sword-fighting show for the whole family. Capt Red Swash, aka Tom Zadoyko, was the subject of our [...]
It’s a Pirates’ Revel at Sterling Renaissance Festival this weekend in Sterling, New York. You’ll get a chance to win some pirate booty if you join the Dread Pirate Costume Contest. You can save $1 with discounted advance tickets at area Price Chopper and Wegmans stores. Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, and Military personnel discounts are [...]
The Hawk Creek Wildlife and Renaissance Festival continues this weekend in East Aurora, New York. Entertainment includes live battle demonstrations by the local chapter of Dagohir who explain the use of their equipment and give sword-fighting lessons.
It’s Fantasy Adventure weekend at Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire in Battle Creek, Michigan. Suspend your rational mind and let your imagination come out to play. Are you sure faeries and trolls are only the stuff of legends? Some of us already know that they’re not.
In Cooks Creek, Manitoba, the Medieval Fest will raise funds for the historic Immaculate Conception Church.
As part of the Millbridge Days Celebration this weekend in Maine, they’re holding the Millbridge Renaissance Fair with music, re-enactors, puppeteers, Vikings, and even a ghost. Shakespeare’s ghost that is, with stories about William Shakespeare’s life and work. It’s a free event with lots of things for children of all ages.
This is the final weekend of the Southern Connecticut Renaissance Festival at Warsaw Park in Ansonia. Open Friday and Saturday until 10pm and Sunday until final cannon at 6pm. A $2 discount coupon on full day adult tickets is available for printing and the discount on ticket prices for those arriving after 6pm is still [...]
It’s Mardi Gras Carnivale weekend at the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur. Select your most elaborate garb, don a mask and the persona that goes with it, and join the celebration of Life through music, dance, and laughter. If nobility is your style, then register for the costume contest. King Soopers locations in the area [...]
The Wisconsin Renaissance Festival season ended this past weekend in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. According to “Renaissance Faire wraps up season” in the Leader-Telegram, faire president Shane “McVey said he was happy with the turnout and plans to expand the fair with more buildings and crafts next season.”
In Carnation, Washington, this weekend, Camlann’s Summer Village Festival opens as the gates to Somersetshire swing wide to welcome visitors to Chaucer’s England in 1376. Rod Brock, who has attended the festival in the past, wrote a post at GreatNorthwest.info providing some insight to what you might find at the faire.
It’s your last chance to get out to the Northwest Renaissance Festival in Nine Mile Falls, Washington, as they wind down for another year. A $1 discount coupon is on the website.
Gloucester Renaissance Festival is this weekend in the Historic District of Gloucester, Virginia. It’s a free event and includes a Masquerade Ball upon Court Circle beginning at 7pm. Hither, Dither, and Yon is on the entertainment schedule.
The Green Mountain Renaissance Festival, previously scheduled for this weekend in Essex Junction, Vermont, is postponed until 2009, according to the website.
Promoters of the St Marys, Ohio, event think that an early morning rain kept attendees from turning out in greater numbers for the Pirates of St Marys Festival this past Saturday. In spite of having been moved indoors, the event had a steady crowd.
If you fancy the kilted lads, this is the weekend to head for Rock Creek, Ohio, for the Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace. Wear your best tartan for $1 discount on admission. The rains of last weekend didn’t hamper the enthusiasts who made it out and, hopefully, this weekend will bring clear skies. Purchase [...]
Sterling Renaissance Festival continues this weekend in Sterling, New York, with a Romance Rendezvous. You can save $1 with discounted advance tickets at area Price Chopper and Wegmans stores. Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, and Military personnel discounts are available with a picture ID for you and one guest. And you can get a $1 discount [...]
Sunday, the Beardslee Castle at Little Falls, New York, holds their 6th annual Medieval Faire. Arethusa, and others, will perform as you shop at the merchants.
The 21st annual Hawk Creek Wildlife and Renaissance Festival is this weekend in East Aurora, New York. The local chapter of Dagorhir will present several live battle demonstrations as well as explain the use of their equipment and give sword-fighting lessons.
Closing on a wild note, the Kentucky Highlands Renaissance Festival in Eminence, Kentucky, welcomes the Tartan Terrors to the stage as part of their Celtic Weekend. Discount tickets are still available if ordered online through the ClickNPrint link on KHRF’s homepage. Bradley Buskey, official photographer for the faire, added more pictures at Sturm Photo Gallery.
The Southern Connecticut Renaissance Festival continues this Friday at Warsaw Park in Ansonia, Connecticut. Open Friday evening and each day til 10pm. A $2 discount coupon on full day adult tickets is available for printing and the discount on ticket prices for those arriving after 6pm is still in affect. In addition to all the [...]
It’s a weekend full of Love and Romance at the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur as the weekend is dedicated to lovers both current and future. Renew your vows at the Rose Stage or possibly find the love of your life on the Singles Message Board in the Pirates Pub. King Soopers locations in the [...]
The Central Coast Renaissance Festival begins this weekend in San Luis Obispo, California. Queen Elizabeth holds court and oversees the Royal Joust twice daily. There’s a weekend pass available and a $1 discount coupon for printing.
Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was invaded by RenactorFest participants this past weekend. This weekend the festival continues with a $2.50 discount coupon available on the website. You’ll need to print it and purchase your tickets at the box office. Darren Raliegh and his handmade harp, Aoife, will offer a quite respite and romantic [...]
California The Labryinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball is this weekend at the Henry Ford Music Box Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Saturday night’s tickets are sold out but Friday’s tickets are still available on the web site. This is a participation event and costumes or formal wear are required for admission to [...]
Auditions for the 2008 Texas Renaissance Festival season are long over (they were in May). Just to keep things interesting, though, and encourage you to try out next year, they’ve added a Renaissance Idol video to the TRF Auditions page on the website. I got quite a chuckle out of it and how you will [...]
Castle Treasure and it’s village invites visitors to join them for a revel at the Maine Renaissance Faire the weekend of August 2 & 3. The Faire, located on the grounds of the Treasure Equestrian Center in Manchester, is a family friendly event and has ticket discouts for seniors and military personnel. They’ve scheduled historic [...]
Oops, sorry guys, I missed this one in yesterday’s post. The villagers of Winslow Shire welcome you to the Winslow Farm Sanctuary Renfaire is this weekend (June 28 & 29) in Norton. Wear your garb and receive half-price admission. The event is a fundraiser for the Winslow Farm Animal Sancuatry.
Richard Lowe has completed his photographic gallery for the 2008 Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern California at the Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale, California. All in all, over the six week run, he took more than 34,000 pictures. No typo there, folks, it was an extremely busy shutter on his camera this year. For those [...]
Slowly wandering the lanes, waiting for something to catch his eye—movement, color, a look of joy—the Irishman is seldom noticed. With his walking stick and pixie box, he waits until just the right moment, then raises the implement and snaps, catching a look, a pose, swirl of the skirts, before moving on to find his next opportunity. Only those interested in the same things may catch the tale tell signs of an inveterate photographer. Let me introduce you to MajikBoxMan. [...]
Received an email from Jessica, they’ve got their website up. She asked me to pass along the following: Wild Rose Renaissance Faire seeks actors for the faire to fun weekends October 4-26. Auditions will be held June 21 and 22 at the faire site 20354 Rt. 957 Columbus PA 16405 from 1-5 p.m. The Faire [...]
While searching for last Friday’s FaireFun post information, I came across something I thought some of you might find interesting. Harpist and instructor, Pamela Bruner, taught herself to play harp after becoming enamoured with the instrument at a Renaissance Festival. She learned so well that she performs and teaches now. One of the real stumbling [...]
More late breaking news If you’re in or around Pittsburgh, the Dragon Renaissance Festival is this weekend from 11am – 3pm at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. From the zoo’s website: Get Medieval with our Komodo dragon and leafy and weedy sea dragons while enjoying period music, fire breathing, storytelling, knight matches, and photo [...]
Just found information about a pirate invasion taking place in Vallejo, California this weekend. There’s a full lineup of entertainment for those attending the Northern California Pirate Festival. It’s a free event and putting on your pirate duds is encouraged.
My apologies for the tardiness of this post, there was a minor emergency in our extended family yesterday. Father’s Day is this weekend and many faires are running some sort of tribute to Fathers. Alaska Three Baron’s Renaissance Faire opened for their first weekend this past Saturday at the Tozier Dog Track in Anchorage. John [...]
I spoke with Jessica Cowan while we were at TnRF. She said the Wild Rose Renaissance Faire will happen this year and that they are working on the website. She asked me to let my readers know about upcoming auditions for the Faire and tell you that there’s a part for everyone! Auditions are scheduled [...]
It’s Sunday morning and the gates to the shire have just swung open. The cast and performers move toward their designated areas, interacting with the early arriving patrons. As the quartet reaches the stage, their loyal fans are already settling, preparing for what has become a traditional set of quiet tunes, a chance to play the softer ballads and slower melodies. Let me introduce you to Queen’s Gambit. [...]
Alaska Three Baron’s Renaissance Faire opens their gates for the next two weekends at the Tozier Dog Track in Anchorage. There’s a $1 discount coupon available for printing on the website. California The 3rd annual Big Bear Pirate Festival will take place on north shore of Big Bear Lake this weekend. There’ll be pirate battles, [...]
In mid-May, Charles Mallett created a new Yahoo group for professional and amateur woodworkers who devote some or all of their work to the Renaissance Faire market. Mr. Mallett, known officially at Faire as Master Thelonious Hieronymous Erasmus Eostrebunni, is called “Bunny” by his friends. The list, Ren Faire Beavers, is open to wood turners, [...]
The Washington Renaissance Faire at Gig Harbor’s Actor’s Library is not just for those participating at that faire. Resources there include guides to creating personas of seven different nationalities and articles and essays covering topics such as costuming, history, and culture. Although the site was created in 2002, and doesn’t appear to have been maintained, [...]
Memorial Day weekend is upon us and many of the faires will open their gates all three days. The FaireNews crew will be at Tennessee Renaissance Festival for our Handfasting, as well as to participate in Ménage ‘Ette Trois and the 3rd RenaissanceFestival.com RenDezvous. California Koroneburg European Old World Festival continues this weekend with a [...]
As seen at RenaissanceFestival.com in the South > Scarborough Renaissance Festival forums in a thread titled “Period Service at Scarborough on Memorial weekend”: Good Gentles, On Memorial Weekend Sunday, May 25, 2008, a service from (Henry VIII’s era) the 1549 AD Episcopal prayerbook will be conducted at Scarborough Faire at 11 AM. This service is [...]
Pre-season tickets for the Wisconsin Renaissance Faire are on sale now, including Season Passes. The Faire runs June 14 – July 13, 2008 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. A tidbit about a new show was slid in to a post on the RenaissanceFestival forum, and then a more detailed post was made on MySpace. The show [...]
Late breaking news, the location for tomorrow’s audition has been changed from St Paul to Shakopee. The following came through as a bulletin from MySpace: The May 17th auditions that were supposed to be in St. Paul have been moved to Shakopee at the Canterbury Inn. Same time 10am-2pm. Pass it along. The guidelines for [...]
Threads of Time of Peabody, Massachussets, is the merchant who made Leinad’s handfasting clothes. They arrived over the weekend and are exactly as we ordered. Thanks, Lew, he’s going to be so handsome. She also made me aware of an open house that they have scheduled, so I asked that she send along the information [...]
Whether walking the rope, singing a love song to a maiden in the lanes, or leading the band in to a resounding chorus, he brings a sense of wonder to everything he does. Always on the lookout for something new to learn, the jester has developed the talents necessary to sustain the renaissance traveler he is at heart. The quick-witted troubadour charms even the Queens of our Faire shires and they welcome him to their festivities and urge him to return safely from his travels. Let me introduce you to Giacomo the Jester. [...]
The Travel Advocate, an online magazine dedicated to help travelers take better vacations and get great deals, posted an article recommending “Five Renaissance Faires You Don’t Want to Miss.” The Colorado Renaissance Festival, Massachusetts’ King Richard’s Faire, Missouri’s Kansas City Renaissance Festival, and Florida’s Camelot Days were described as good bets for interesting adventures as [...]
The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, is planning a Family Renaissance Faire for June 28, noon until 8pm at Jack Townsend Point on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. They’ve put out a call for merchants, performers, and volunteers. Call the theatre at 907-457-7638 or e-mail Claudia Lively, production manager, for more information.
I found, as I researched today’s post, that I missed quite a few of the smaller college faires this past week. It’s spring and there may be more that I’ve not found reference to. If you know of one that I miss, please leave a comment with the information. California Auburn, California, will see Cain’s [...]
It’s almost time for the Virginia Renaissance Festival and they’ve made it possible to get a head start on planning when you’ll want to attend and what you’ll want to wear. Their themed weekends are as follows: May 17, 18 Pirate Weekend Special Guest: Pyrates Royale May 24, 25, 26 Military History Weekend May 31, [...]
When I did the Anticipation post yesterday, I missed that the Ohio State University Renaissance Faire takes place this Saturday (May 3). I’m giving you a very late heads up, if you’re in the area, don’t you miss it. From their website: The 34th annual Renaissance Faire at OSU will be held on Saturday, May [...]
TRF is calling for cast! Stacy Bakri, Performance Company Assistant Director, posted information regarding auditions on RenaissanceFestival.com yesterday. If you’ve ever wanted to be on cast at the Texas Renaissance Festival, clear your calendar for May 3 or May 10, but make the call to Entertainment Director Jeff Baldwin to schedule your slot, (800) 458-3435 [...]
Italian streams from his lips as he makes dinner plans with Giacomo and, for a moment, you wonder if you’ve been transported to one of the European festivals. Finished, he returns to your conversation, laughing easily as he turns the crab hat, a talisman against rain, repeatedly in his hands. Never still, he seems always to be scanning his surroundings for something to play with and you wonder how long it will be before he reaches in to a pouch and pulls out enough objects to form a pattern. Let me introduce you to Paolo Garbanzo. [...]
photo credit: mfshadow If you’ve ever wanted to work at faire, here’s your chance to hit the mark. The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is looking for their 2008 season staff. They posted the following on their MySpace blog today. The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is looking for people to fill a various amount of job positions. This [...]
There’s a survey circulating amoung my friends on MySpace especially designed for those of us who frequent Renaissance, Medieval, Fantasy, Pirate, and Faerie Festivals and Faires. Thought I’d share it here as a way to get to know my readers. I’m going to post the questions, then I’ll start it off by posting my answers as the first comment. I’d love to hear from you. [...]
A forum member over at RenaissanceFestival.com has been researching and planning a new faire for the Austin area of Texas. He announced this week: We executed a contract last week on 87 acres of beautiful wooded land approx 40 miles east of Austin, Texas on US Highway 290 (approx 110 miles from downtown houston). Our [...]
Renaissance in the Pines Festival, Flagstaff, Arizona, updated their website with the following on April 15th: It is with great sadness that the management of Renaissance in the Pines must cancel this years festival due to circumstances beyond our control. All the staff of RitP would like to thank our supporters, sponsors, and all those [...]
Looks like great faire weather for the whole country. Only Georgia may have a bit of rain and that only on Saturday morning like last weekend April 18 & 19 LSU Alexandria annual Renaissance Festival begins at 2 p.m. on April 18 and at 10 a.m. on April 19 on the LSU campus in Alexandria, [...]
The Escondido Renaissance Faire’s final weekend was sunny and pleasant. The pictures and articles indicate that it was a great show. They’ll be back in Felicita Park October 25 & 26 and November 1 & 2, so if you missed the spring event, get ready for the fall one. Four Winds Renaissance Faire continued with [...]
The New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, New York, has posted information about their upcoming Open Call auditions scheduled for May 2 & 3 at at Ripley-Grier Studios in New York City. Call backs are May 10th. Full details are posted on the Auditions ’08 page of the website. The Faire runs August 2 thru [...]
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival holds workshops over the summer for those who might be interested in joining their cast. Their first workshop in March included a number of newcomers and it sounds like everyone had a great time. The April 12th workshop, 9:45am until 5:00pm at the festival site, is again open to anyone who [...]
Auditions Did everyone who was interested get their appointments to audition for the Connecticut Renaissance Faire? Auditions occur on April 12 and 13 and details are on the website. Open Faires The Escondido Renaissance Faire’s second, and final, weekend will be sunny and warm. The Four Winds Renaissance Faire celebrates Renaissance Romance with patrons renewing [...]
Whether sitting on a patron’s shoulder or urging the throng toward the stage, the grace and agility of the stilt walkers amaze children and amuse adults. As their performance begins, the quips and antics of the three cause low chuckles here and there in the audience, swelling to all out laughter as the show progresses. Renaissance Festival Podcast listeners voted them the Best Non-Musical Group of 2007, an award they richly deserve for consistently experimenting and bringing new bits to their audiences. Let me introduce you to Barely Balanced. [...]
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival presents workshops throughout the summer for those who might be interested in joining their cast. There were quite a few newcomers at the March workshop and it sounds like they had a good time. The next workshop is April 12th at the festival site from 9:45am until 5:00pm. Since each workshop [...]
This didn’t get added to the Looking Forward post yesterday, but I wouldn’t want anyone to miss the chance to audition. Our thanks again to the Renaissance Faires blog for posting the original information: The 2008 Fishers Renaissance Faire is seeking volunteers to perform in living chess matches at the Fishers Renaissance Faire on Oct. [...]
The University of Oklahoma Medieval Faire, also known as the Norman Medieval Faire, is this weekend only and offers some great entertainment and over 200 artisans. It looks like there’s great weather on tap for the event. The University Film and Video Studies program, in conjunction with the Medieval Faire, is presenting a Medieval Film [...]
The sharp cries of the hunting cast overhead silence the watching crowd as the falconer, swinging a lure at the end of a line, explains what is happening. With a sudden change to the angle of the wings, one of the Harris’ hawks begins the rapid descent known as a stoop, catches the target in mid-air, and lands, mantling the prize quickly. The falconer waits a moment, allowing the hawk to break in, before calling it to the gauntlet and rewarding it with a tidbit. Moving to the edge of the field, she fists the hawk to the perch and attaches the jesses to the anklet before turning to call the other members of the cast in. The vast array of knowledge and skill needed to not only care for, but also teach about, these and other wonderful birds takes a special person. Let me introduce you to Karen “Kitty” Tolson Carroll. [...]
Dinner Impossible will air Medieval Mayhem again beginning April 2. In that episode, Robert Irvine cooks for the King and court at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. The schedule and recipes can be found at the website. Upper Canada Medieval Festival, June 13-15 in Morrisburg, Ontario is calling for vendors. Scarborough Renaissance Festival held its annual [...]
Theme Weekends have been set for the Virginia Renaissance Faire. They’ll have the website updated soon but wanted to get the information out for those of you planning invasions. May 17-18th: Pirate Weekend, Special Guest: Pyrates Royale May 24-25-26th: Military History Weekend May 31-June 1: Romance Weekend June 7-8: Midsummer Night’s Dream June 14-15: Celtic Heritage, [...]
There’s a small faire being discussed on the RenaissanceFestival.com forums in New Ulm, Minnesota, but no website for it. An email sent to the college brought the following reply: faire hosted by the students Martin Luther College on May 3rd at German Park in New Ulm Minnesota. The faire starts at ten and runs until about 5. After [...]
There are lots of things happening this weekend. You’ll see many a first greeting or parting hug as performers audition for upcoming casts and Faires open or close the gates for the season. Auditions: The Shakespeare and Friends Renaissance Faire auditions occur on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 6:00pm on the Eastern Tennessee State University [...]
Gregor’s Crossing coordinator, Chelle Cartier, posted a notice at RenaissanceFestival.com over the weekend which included the following information regarding auditions: Anyone else interested in being part of the faire at this point we are looking at buskers to fill in areas or anyone interested in volunteering as street performers. Meg (Tartan Terrors) will be handling our auditions [...]
Two faire coordinators posted to RenaissanceFestival.com late yesterday evening (March 23), calling for vendors. Chelle Cartier, coordinator for two faires in Canada (Gregor’s Crossing in Chatham, Ontario (May 29-June 1, 2008) and a new one in Kingston, Ontario) posted that they are looking for vendors. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org The Woden Thor Medieval Festival and [...]
Auditions for the 2008 interactive improvisational troupe of the Sterling Renaissance Festival will take place as follows: SYRACUSE: Thursday, March 27th from 7 PM to 10 PM at: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY; Room 243. Open call, sign-up starts at 7 PM and ends at 9 PM. Call back same day. PHILADELPHIA: Sunday, [...]
Renaissance Faires reported the King Richard’s Faire audition schedule on March 18. Auditions will be held Saturday, April 12th atThe Perishable Theatre 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI AND Sunday, April 13h at Boston Center for the Arts 527 Tremont Street –Arts Resource Room, Boston, MA For Appointments & More Information Please Call: (952) 238-9915 Or [...]
I’ll admit to a touch … ok, really a giant amount … of wanderlust. So learning that there will be a Medieval Fayre in Perth, Australia, just set me to figuring how I could get there. Looks like it won’t be this year, it conflicts with closing weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival which [...]
Arizona Renaissance Festival, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, and Four Winds Renaissance Faire continue this weekend with Easter celebrations predominating. The Mount Hope Winery and Estate’s Swashbuckler Pyrate Feast (Friday & Saturday nights from April 4 – April 19) tickets are on sale. The advantage to buying advance tickets before March 27th is that they’re giving [...]
Kentucky’s Highland Renaissance Festival rescheduled open auditions for March 29 at the site. More details can be found in the Kentucky Forum thread “Auditions Take Three.” The Great Lakes Medieval Faire, which runs July 5 through August 10, announced their themed weekend schedule. Looks like fun for all. Kergan’s Renaissance Guild, a group of friends located in Northern [...]
Four Winds Renaissance Faire will host a Masque Ball on Saturday, March 29. Stay after-hours for the excitement of a real Masque Ball featuring a delicious feast, music and dancing from 9:00 pm to midnight. In honor of jesters and makers of mirth, dress in your most festive attire, don a colorful mask, and celebrate a weekend [...]
A new faire will debut in Dubuque, Iowa on May 31st. The Dubuque Renaissance Faire, a fundraiser for the Dubuque Museum of Art, will be a one weekend event held at the Storybook Hill Children’s Zoo. Performers wishing to audition OR merchants interested in vending should email the producer, Lynne Melssen **VENDOR APPLICATION are available at the website’s Merchant [...]
Auditions & Job Fairs: Geulph Faery Festival in Ontario, Canada, will hold open auditions on Monday, March 17th. Workshops: Multi Guild Workshop Weekends are two-day events held in Central California, (Ventura County) two to three times a year. Reenactment groups from all over come together to forge new relationships, provide great hands on education, and [...]
Moving quickly through the lanes, the slight form wrapped in tattered clothing always seems on a mission of some importance. On her way to offer her services as a fashion consultant to a courtier or for a quick tryst with her latest conquest, she comes to a quick stop at a wave or word from a passer-by. As she turns toward you, the quick grin and cloverleaf affixed to her nose erase any doubt that you might have found the wrong bag lady. Let me introduce you to Looney Lucy. [...]
Working at Faire: Good luck to all those that interviewed or auditioned for Midsummer Renaissance Festival (Pennsylvania) and Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Texas) this past weekend, I hope your dreams come true. For those in Kentucky, I’ll let you know as soon as I see an update on the audition schedule for the Kentucky Renaissance Festival. [...]
The Alabama Renaissance Faire has announced its 2008 Poster Contest and is offering a $500 prize. See details on the contest.
Porter and Stout had an outstanding turnout Thursday, Feb 28th, at the Claddagh Irish Pub for the recording of their new Live CD. Both musicians commented on how much they appreciated their fans. Those who were able to attend Owain Phyfe’s appearance at Down Under Wines on the 28th say that it was nice and [...]
Known as a lover of cats, producer of podcasts, writer of filk (parody fan fiction songs), and one half of the Brobdingnagian Bards, he always has numerous projects in the works. One part musician, one part entrepreneur, full time busy guy, he juggles performing with a vast online presence specializing in free MP3 downloads. Let me introduce you to Marc Gunn. [...]
Bay Area Renaissance Festival (BARF) We had a great time this weekend at BARF in Tampa, Florida. There was general first day confusion at the ticket booths causing some frustration to the patrons Saturday. Hopefully that will be resolved as the season progresses. Opening the ticket booth after opening cannon was not impressive. Everyone coming [...]
Found on the RenaissanceFestival.com Texas Renaissance Festival forum this morning: 2008 DG Loki Challenge The 2008 Drunken Gnome Loki Challenge Contest Will Be Held Saturday Night Opening Weekend Of TRF 2008 In The Drunken Gnome Camp. The Yahoo Group For The Contest Has Been Set Back Up … We will update all the databases and [...]
The bow flew across the strings producing a bouncy tune as the crowd milled about in the room reserved for vendors catering to fairegoers 18 and older. The stage, high and small at the end of the room on the edge of traffic flow, had almost no audience area but that did not faze the fiddler in the least. She played for herself as much as for the crowd, her concentration fierce but her smile quick when she glanced up and caught someone’s eye. When she began to sing people stopped to listen and, at the appropriate moment, she pulled a kilted lad in for a bit of audience participation. The lyrics to “Angus”—a song about the making and showing of a bridegroom’s kilt—and antics of the two produced much laughter from the growing crowd, movement through the room stopping. This was not the first time I had seen her play under adverse conditions and win the crowd over. Let me introduce you to NeidFyre. [...]
Faires this weekend in Florida and Arizona are expecting sunny weather in the mid to high 70s. Please stay hydrated and wear your sunscreen. Don’t forget your lips. These thoughts are on my mind because so far this year I’ve had a touch of bodice burn, a sunburn induced blistered lip, and a friend with [...]
Rat pucking had just ended and we turned to wander the lanes of faire in the late afternoon. The sounds of the whips cracking drew my attention to the roped off area where two men were “playing” at a serious game. Six-foot bullwhips cracked then took to the air like gyrating snakes as the opponents tossed them back and forth, each trying to catch and crack first. I watched, mesmerized, as the younger played with the whip, wrapping it around his body, coiling and writhing, only to be caught and cracked, then tossed again. In the background, a man sat astride a quarter horse watching and encouraging the demonstrators, occasionally adding his whip to the combinations. Stepping to the side, I caught a glimpse of tall blacks in the staging area with several women working them. A sidesaddle, obviously made for a Lady to ride, encircled the taller of the two. Let me introduce you to the Sidesaddle Encampment with Dark Horse Aside. [...]
We’re home from WickedFaire safe and sound. Our flight was a piece of cake, Continental getting us there and back in spite of snow at Newark Liberty as we waited to board. Once again Kayak.com gave us the best selection and helped us get the best price. I’ll review WickedFaire as part of tomorrow’s post but wanted [...]
*chuckling* Didn’t get the post ready before it was time to head out, so I’m sitting in the Orlando Airport writing this update. Feb 8-10 - Re-enactor Fest 4- Chicago, Illinois – This is an event for any serious re-enactor spanning from the days of the Roman Empire through WWII. It’s a good thing the whole thing is being [...]
The white rose attached to his garb alerted the children that he held a clue in the quest. When they asked, he agreed but named as his price a riddle or joke. The youngsters ranged in age from three to ten and their mothers played along. An older child tried the old, “Are you smart? Spell it” joke and he chuckled, said “I T,” and took their clue sheets to cross out several lines. Standing, he took the ferret marionette, looped the line around his staff, and made it dance a jig for them, then sent them on their way. Let me introduce you to Emrys Fleet, The Rat Catcher. [...]
January 30, 2008 The Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival announced two new shows for their 2008 season. The Dark Knights Joust and Fratelli, both productions of Cavallo Equestrian Arts of Davenport, Florida, have videos on the Festival’s home page. Check them out, looks like a couple of great shows! The Food Network’s “Dinner Impossible – Medieval [...]
I’m gonna’ cheat just a bit and start this week’s Looking Forward with Friday, though Feb 1st was covered last week too. February 1-3 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will once again open the gates for visitors to come in to the shire. Saturday and Sunday are predicted to be nice but Weather.com has thunderstorms set for Friday before noon. [...]
The final chess match of the day would start in ten minutes and the crowd was beginning to grow. Bleachers behind the opposing sides began to fill. The callers and announcers stood on stage to the third side and, on the fourth, bales of hay became seating for a third faction of the audience. As the time drew nearer, members of The Thieves’ Guild moved on to the field and took up positions in front of each bleacher. The white and black side audiences were encouraged to cheer for the fighters assigned to their side. In front of the hay bales stood a young girl, assigned the task of getting the “grey” side involved in the game. Little did she know what the event held in store. Let me introduce you to Spade. [...]
FaireNews.com was onsite this past weekend for the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville, Florida. Light rain kept the crowds small on Saturday but Sunday’s bright clear weather resulted in a good turnout. Parking was a bit of a challenge, the ground having been left slick by the rain and early comers relegated to the furthest parking areas. [...]
Missed in Thursday’s upcoming events: Scarlet’s Mid-Winter Renaissance Festival Date: January 26 & 27, 2008 Times: 10-6:00 on Saturday with a Masked Ball at 9:00; 10-6:00 on Sunday. Location: At the Historic Farmer’s Market and Event’s Center! 311 S. Klein Ave Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73108
Softly, the harp and flute played in the lanes of the Kiwanis-Lee County Medieval Faire, a lilting voice beginning when the flute stopped. I followed the sounds and spied the couple sitting in a shady area between two merchants. Both were dressed in green, he blond, she a brunette, and they played and sang to those strolling through the faire. Let me introduce you to The Harper and The Minstrel. [...]
Despite winds that flattened some tents during the week, everything was back in order and the Kiwanis/Lee County Medieval Faire went on as scheduled on January 19 & 20. A casting call was held for the Kentucky Renaissance Festival. Good luck to all those who made it out to audition in the freezing weather. Check their forums if you’re interested in what’s going on [...]
The Kiwanis/Lee County Medieval Faire opened this past weekend, the first faire of the 2008 season. The street cast and performers interacted easily with the patrons; merchants provided a good variety of wares. Patrons found the standard faire foods available and we were delighted to spot the The Rolling Galley. For those of you unfamiliar with Jodi’s operation, she [...]
It’s finally here, the first weekend of the 2008 Faire Season. Ok, for those lucky enough to live in the South anyway. January 12 & 13, 2008 Kiwanis/Lee County Medieval Faire (aka Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire) in Lakes Park, Ft Myers, Florida Rehearsals continue in other parts of the country and there will be some [...]
“I always thought the minstrel would be that guy who would appear out of the blue as they were walking along, blow them away with what he did for them, and then disappear back in to the street. That was always what I really wanted to do with it.” That’s exactly the way I first encountered him in August 2001 at the Ohio Renaissance Festival (ORF). He’s come and gone like that many times in the years since and each time he leaves me with a smile. Let me introduce you to Craig of Farrington. [...]
The first gates of the 2008 Faire season will swing open the following weekend (Jan 12 to be exact) at the Kiwanis-Lee County Medieval Faire in the Lakes Park, Ft Myers, Florida. We will venture forth from the Shadow’s Hold and hope to see some of you there. Bob Da Vinci is on the schedule [...]
For eighteen years, he’s brought his own flair for opera and improv to faires and festivals east of the Mississippi. His specialty is audience participation and I mean the whole audience. After drawing four to the stage, he’ll cajole the rest in to providing the orchestra and sound effects. The scene is set, the “actors” coached, and the curtains rise. What results is a hilarious rendering of an operatic comedy come to life. Actually, it’s one of three comedies: “Makin-A Meatballs, the Opera,” “Go Figaro,” and the newly introduced “Bubba of Seville.” Let me introduce you to Bob DaVinci, aka Ken Silkie. [...]
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