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Portland Pirate Festival is looking for artisans

Portland Pirate Festival is looking for artisans to demo old-world crafts & skills. Merchants also. Contact

June 2nd, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info, Proclamations | no comments

Ganoksin Project digitizes antique metalsmithing books

The Ganoksin Project plans to digitize and make available 40 antique metalsmithing books. The PDF format ebooks will be fully searchable and cover such topics as chasing, repousse, engraving, niello making, Japanese chiseling, soldering, construction, patination and metal coloring, silversmithing and more. There are many recipes for alloys and metal surface treatments. Check out the […]

May 29th, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

Sarasota Medieval Fair accepting merchant applications

Sarasota Medieval Fair is still considering craft vendors for the 2011 Festival. Applications are due by September 14th but availability is limited and is based on a FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE BASIS. This year’s event runs weekends Nov 12-20, 2011. Download the 2011 Sarasota Medieval Faire merchant application form (PDF link) and get it in soon. via […]

May 15th, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

Midsummer Night’s Eve Festival Jun 25 in Georgia

There’s a Midsummer Night’s Eve Festival being planned for June 25th, 3pm-midnight, in The Village at Indian Springs. The Village is located next to Indian Springs State Park, in Flovilla, Georgia. Performers, musicians, and merchants are encouraged to apply via the online applications on the website. Select the appropriate link from the Participants drop down […]

May 9th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info, Proclamations | 5 comments

Enchanted Lakes Faire deadline…

Enchanted Lakes Faire has a May 15th deadline to receive your Vendor/Performer applications (PDF application). The event, sometimes referred to as the Angola Renaissance Faire, runs June 17, 18, and 19 at Buck Lake Ranch in Angola, Indiana. Send an email to Enchanted Lakes Info for any questions you may have. via @AngolaRenFaire

May 6th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info | no comments

Big Bear RenFaire back on for Aug 13 & 14

Big Bear Renaissance Faire will happen this year on Aug 13 & 14. The show was cancelled earlier in 2011 due to the washout of Highway 330. With the announcement of the advanced schedule to reopen the road, the show goes on! In a press release issued by Lynda McGinnis yesterday: 10th Annual Big Bear […]

May 6th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info | no comments

Sarasota Medieval Faire craft spaces filling quickly

Specific crafts categories are filling quickly at Florida’s Sarasota Medieval Faire as spaces are limited. Request your application (via email) from the vendor coordinator and get it back to them soon. Info gleaned from Sarasota Medieval Faire’s Twitter feed @SRQMedievalFair

April 24th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info | no comments

Scottish Renaissance Festival seeking merchants

The Scottish Renaissance Festival has grown again. The Santa Cruz, California, event takes place the weekend of Jun 18-19 and this year they’ve added more booth space in the Highland Games area. Merchants are encouraged to fill out the 2011 Booth Application (PDF) and get it in to the show promoters by May 1st. All […]

April 20th, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

Colorado RenFest is accepting applications

Colorado Renaissance Festival is currently accepting applications for Craft Shop Space and NEW Employee. See the 2011 Applications page for details

April 5th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info | no comments

Booth For Sale at Pittsburgh RenFaire

Booth For Sale at Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

March 16th, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

Good reviews of

I’m seeing good reviews of in messages from West Coast Faire merchants. If you need to process credit cards at Faire or other venues, check it out. I mentioned SquareUP on Twitter and got comments there from people who love it, including this one from Travis Fessler. RT @TravisFessler I’m not exactly a merchant, […]

March 10th, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | 2 comments

Colorado Medieval Faire calls for merchants

Merchant registration for Colorado Medieval Faire (June 17-19 in Evans, CO) now available online (via @MedievalWorldUS)

March 4th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info | no comments

RT @SRQMedievalFair: Now accep…

RT @SRQMedievalFair: Now accepting 2011 Vendor applications. You can contact our coordinator at

February 6th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info | no comments

Utah Midsummer RenFaire looking for merchants & performers

Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire, July 13-16, 2011 in Cedar City, Utah is looking for merchants and performers. We’ve included direct links to the PDF applications for merchants and performers. If you’ve got an opening in your schedule for that time period, get your applications in.

January 14th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info | no comments

Abbey Tournament seeks merchants & performers

Fancy a trip downunder? The Abbey Medieval Tournament, north of Brisbane Australia, returns in 2011 for their 21st season. The event is typically held in July; check comments occasionally for the specific 2011 dates. @AbbeyTournament posted a message to Twitter that they are looking for medieval style (not themed) products and street performers. If you’re […]

January 4th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info | 2 comments

Minnesota Renaissance Festival looking for new Artisans

Minnesota Renaissance Festival (@MNRenaissance) is accepting applications for new Artisans for their 2011 season. If you are interested email for details. There’s a link to the 2011 Crafter Application on their homepage but it’s not working as I post this (1/5 4:30pmEST). The Minnesota Renaissance Festival 2011 season runs August 20th – October 2nd […]

January 4th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info, Proclamations | no comments

Maryland Renaissance Festival 2011 dates posted

@mdrenfest announced that they’ve updated the official Maryland Renaissance Festival website to show their 2011 dates. Maryland RenFest, near Annapolis Maryland, will run weekends August 27 through October 23 as well as Labor Day. Their deadline for new artisan applications is January 31, 2011. Get details and a link to the PDF form on their […]

January 4th, 2011 Posted by | Auditions & Job Info, Proclamations | no comments

Louisiana Renaissance Festival updates

The Louisiana Renaissance Festival Newsletter included several items that I thought you might be interested in. If you’ll need tickets, they’ve got their online advance ticket ordering system setup and ready to go. They’re offering Friends of Faire Memberships, Season Passes and regular tickets for the 2008 season at an early bird savings of 15% […]

June 2nd, 2008 Posted by | Discount Tickets Info, Proclamations | no comments