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Shakespeare and Friends Festival this weekend in Tennessee

Shakespeare and Friends Festival in Rogersville, TN this weekened Look for @RenOutfitters and say Hi!

June 4th, 2011 Posted by | Faire Fun | no comments

Special Performance by the Queen’s Madrigals at GaRF

Jon Strickland is a cast member at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. I follow him on Twitter (@JonStrickland) and this morning he posted this: This weekend at GaRF, the Queen’s Madrigals contained a certain special tune. and linked to this YouTube Video. Well done, Your Grace and Ladies!

May 31st, 2011 Posted by | Faire Fun | 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

FaireNews Calendar Updates

The calendar at FaireNews is constantly being updated with the dates, locations, and websites of costuming events all over the US and Canada. Planning a trip or just looking for something to do this weekend? Check the calendar for your dates of interest and find a festival to attend. There’s a link on the bottom […]

May 26th, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

Central Coast Renaissance Faire on Twitter now

Central Coast Renaissance Faire, July 16 & 17, 2011 in El Chorro Regional Park in San Luis Obispo, CA, is now on twitter @CCRenFaire

May 2nd, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

Denver Art Museum presents Italian Renaissance Art exhibit

Italian Renaissance Art exhibit in Denver now through July 31st at the Denver Art Museum. If you’ve ever considered an Italian Renaissance outfit, this would be a great way to study the art of the time and garner costuming ideas.

April 21st, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | one comment

Washington Midsummer RenFaire wants to make your desires come true

Washington Midsummer RenFaire wants to know what you’d like to see at this year’s Faire! Respond to @WMRenFaire and they’ll get the message

March 24th, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

Arizona Renaissance Festival new Twitter Account

Arizona Renaissance Festival hosts Amateur Belly Dance contest this Sat 3/26, 2pm @ the Royal Pavilion

March 23rd, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

Southern California RenFest Facebook Coupon

Do you use Facebook and attend Southern California Renaissance Festival? If so, jump over to the Festival’s Facebook page and like them. By doing that, you’ll have access to the coupon photo they’ve put up for their Facebook Fans. How did I find out about the coupon? I follow them on Twitter @socal_ren_faire

March 14th, 2011 Posted by | Discount Tickets Info | no comments

Pirate re-enactor group to be awarded tall ship Lady Washington

In a unique fundraising activity, Historical Seaport’s Float the Fleet: For the Next Generation contest pits groups of Pirate re-enactors against each other to see who can come up with the largest donation. The prize? … win Lady Washington as their “official ship” for one year. The winning crew will receive a dozen free sailing […]

March 11th, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

RJ Parsons, aka paparaja, donation information

This message is bouncing around the RenCircuit Twitterverse right now, being retweeted by many whose lives have been touched by RJ Parsons personally or who know the health risks living on the circuit involves: Calling all Ren Folk! Performer needs your help! Had ER brain surgery away from home and insuranceless! Performer RJ Parsons […]

March 10th, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

RenOutfitters has a reminder for us

RT @RenOutfitters: Take Care of Your Wench – || Nicely done and a good reminder for us all

March 10th, 2011 Posted by | Faire Fun | 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

It’s Never to early for Garb

Great reminder for all of us from @2RiversFairlady: I know is seems early, but now is the time to start working on your garb.

March 6th, 2011 Posted by | Proclamations | no comments

Kentucky Highland RenFest Ticket & Pass deal through Dec 31

Travis Fessler let me know that Kentucky’s Highland RenFest (@kyrenfair) has a special deal on tickets (2-for-1) and season passes (50% off) til 12/31. Check it out at

December 29th, 2010 Posted by | Discount Tickets Info | no comments

New York RenFaire 45% discount on tickets thru Jan 10, 2011

New York RenFaire (@nyrenfair) is offering 45% off on tickets purchased by Jan 10, 2011, via online ordering. Find complete details on their ticket page at

December 29th, 2010 Posted by | Discount Tickets Info | no comments

Discount alerts via Twitter

It occurred to me this morning, right after I posted the following, that some of you might not be aware that many Faires have Twitter accounts. Note to self: Check for Twitter acct before ordering from any store. Just missed getting 15% discount on shoes ordered from @shoesforcrews Twitter is a quick way to get […]

December 29th, 2010 Posted by | Faire Fun | no comments

St Francis-upon-the-hill Renaissance Faire, San Antonio, TX

Live near San Antonio, Texas, and jonesing for faire? Pencil St Francis-upon-the-hill Renaissance Faire on to your calendar for March 5, 2011, at the St. Francis Episcopal Church on Bluemel Road. Tickets are $5 for anyone over the age of 11 unless your dressed in period costumes. Then you’ll get in for only $2 each. […]

December 28th, 2010 Posted by | Discount Tickets Info, Faire Fun | one comment

There’s still time left to get…

I’m still getting newsletters offering the Holiday Ticket Discounts for faires around the country. These specials often run through the first of the year, so there’s still time if you haven’t already purchased your tickets. Take a few minutes and check the website of your favorite faire. Buy-one-get-one and discounts are a great way to […]

December 27th, 2010 Posted by | Discount Tickets Info | no comments