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    The Maryland Renaissance Festival thanks all of our wonderful patrons, vendors, performers, and employees for a making our 40th season a memorable one. We hope everyone has a peaceful winter, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Revel Grove on August 26th, 2017.
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Stage Acts, Street Acts & Royal Court Events

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Aerial Silk Fantasy
Aerial Silk Fantasy Aerial Silk fantasy will dazzle and delight you with amazing aerial work high above the audiences at the Globe Theatre! https://www.facebook.com/Aerial-Silk-Fantasy-165092683574752/
Archery Demonstration
Archery Demonstration James Frank, director See a demonstration of the English longbow - the weapon that changed the history of Britain. This informative demonstration will also include the use of bows handmade in our village Militia tent. Performed in the Jousting Field. http://www.period-productions.com/
William Shakespeare's As You Like It
William Shakespeare's As You Like It Edited and directed by Randy Dalmas. The Festival presents one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Discover some of Shakespeare's most memorable characters, including Jacques who states: 'All the world's a stage And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts...'
Blades of Death
Blades of Death New this season! Ichabod Wainwright (Wheel of Death) and his partner Samantha (Sirena) join forces to present a show of comedy and death-defying skills! Performing 8/27 - 9/25 on the Market Stage.
The Bloody Drama (comedy show)
The Bloody Drama (comedy show) They are back for two weekends of fun! Don't miss these fantastically funny improvisational comedians! And you may be invited to be part of the show. Performing at the Fortune Stage on 8/27 - 9/5.
Conundrum, street puzzler
Conundrum, street puzzler Todd Brown. Conundrum will confound you with amazing tricks and puzzles. Encounter his magic in the pathways.
The Danger Committee
The Danger Committee Jason "Other One" LeMay, Mick "Bald Guy" Lunzer, Caleb "Reynaldo" McEwan. Their unique blend of the hilarious and the dangerous while performing unbelievable feats of skill has made The Danger Committee one of the most talked about acts in the country. www.thedangercommittee.com Performing at the Blackfriars from 10/8 - 10/23.
Dangerslash
Dangerslash DangerSlash Comedy Show" Spencer "Slash" Humm of "Hack and Slash" returns to the Festival in his solo variety show! Bullwhips, balancing, crazy stunts and gratuitous absurdity abound. Come laugh with Slash! https://www.facebook.com/SpencerHummComedy/ Performing 8/27,28; 9/3,4,5,17,18,24,25; 10/1,2 on Blackfriars stage.
Dario El Gaucho
Dario El Gaucho New this season! Dario was born in the Pampas of Argentina, moved to the United States in 1986 became a US Citizen in 1998. He has performed in many venues which include, Disney World, Sea World, Theme Parks, Circus, Night clubs, Hotels and Casinos. And, he is currently working on Cruise ships around the world. Based in Miami, Dario has toured throughout Europe, South America, Japan and the United States. Performing 8/27 - 9/18 at the Fortune Stage.
Dinty the Moor
Dinty the Moor Brian Wendell Morton. Dinty, “the most honest man in the village”, will amuse and amaze you with daring feats of dishonesty, culminating in a two-man fight to the Death! Or, something very close to it! See Dinty at the Lyric Stage and Boars Head Tavern. http://www.liesofbrian.com/
Escuela Estafa
Escuela Estafa See Diego Natividad de la Estafa show you three historic real-world street swindles and why you shouldn't risk your hard-earned money playing them. "Fast & Loose," "The Shell Game" and the Three Card Monte are demonstrated, along with the one and only lesson to be learned: "Don't Play These Games For Money!
Fables, Fantasies, and Fortunes!
Fables, Fantasies, and Fortunes! Cosmo (Charles F. Murray) will delight you with his unfortunate fortunes and silly predictions. See him in both the pathways an onstage. Stage shows include comedy, music, and audience interaction. Performing 8/27 - 9/25.
Feasting with the Fermors
Feasting with the Fermors Presented by Mistress Anne Fermor and Alewife Caoimhe McDonagh, this show features different receipts (recipes) from the 16th century and earlier each weekend. This humorous but educational take on period dishes and eating habits will tantalize even the most discerning palates. In addition to the dishes presented, the alewife will have suggested drink pairings for each!
Fight Corps: The Village Militia
Fight Corps: The Village Militia Fight Corps, directed by Tom Plott. Fight Choreogrpahers: James Frank, Geoff Thompson. Fight Captains: Mike Martin, Casey Severn. Fight Corps members are actors/stage combatants who play members of the village militia. See them perform stage combat in the pathways, at our human Chess Game, and their own stage show at the Globe Theatre.
Fight School
Fight School Rapier Wit-Blunt Comedy-Dangerous Laughter! James Frank, Geoff Thompson, Casey Severn, Mike Martin. The Fight School boys are back for one special weekend - Sept. 17 & 18 - with a show full of comedy, stage combat, and fascinating historical information on weapons and the art of fighting.
Johnny Fox, swordswallower extraordinaire & Johnny Fox's JADOO
Johnny Fox, swordswallower extraordinaire & Johnny Fox's JADOO With sword swallowing, magic and a quick wit, the legendary Johnny Fox has thrilled audiences around the world. And once per day don't miss Johnny's thrilling show, JADOO! At the Royal Stage. http://johnnyfox.com/