• 2018 FESTIVAL DATES

    August 25 , 26 September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
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2018 Special Event Weekend & Special Guest Performers -

Every weekend is special at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, but on select weekends during our season we add a special theme to the dates for additional merriment.  Details on the special events will be updated throughout the year.

American Sign Language Interpretation Days:  
Saturday, September 8th & Sunday, October 7th.  On these days selected stage shows will be interpreted in ASL. 

 

August 25th & 26th: Children's Weekend
Kids 15 and under, with an accompanying adult ticket purchased,are admitted free.
Free children do not need a ticket for August 25 & 26
 
Monday, September 3rd: Seniors Day.  All seniors 62+ are admitted free. 

September 8th & 9th: Romance Weekend
Saturday, September 8th - Singles Party!  Singles 21+ are invited to mix and mingle in a low pressure casual party.  Time, location on site & details: TBA
Sunday, September 9th:  Renewal of Vows Ceremony.  Couples are invited to renew their commitment vows to each other in this short, lovely ceremony.  No reservations will be needed. Time & location of ceremony TBA.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION DAY:
On Saturday, September 8th selected stage shows will be interpreted in ASL.  A full list of interpreted shows will be available online by Thursday, September 6th on our entertainment schedule page.  Pick up a hard copy at Customer Service when you arrive on the 8th. 
 
September 15th & 16th: Celtic Celebration! 
Bagpipes and more!
 
September 22nd & 23rd: Special Guests - The Mediaeval Baebes2017 baebes off center
The UK classical chart topping vocal ensemble returns to the Blackfriar Stage at the Festival for a weekend of memorable performances.  The Baebes can currently be heard providing the vocals for the Emmy nominated title track to the hit tv series, Victoria. 
 
  September 29th & 30th:Pirate Weekend! 
Argghh - dress in your pirate best to add to the spirit of the day. Stuffed parrots on shoulder, optional.
 
October 6th & 7th:  Shakespeare Celebration.  
Help us celebrate the legacy of the greatest playwright of the English language!

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION DAY:
On Sunday, October 7th selected stage shows will be interpreted in ASL.  A full list of interpreted shows will be available online by Thursday, October 4th on our entertainment schedule page.  Pick up a hard copy at Customer Service when you arrive on the 7th. 

Previous years special guests have included (from left to right) Best selling author of the Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon, UK chart topping vocal ensemble The Mediaeval Baebes, and the U.S. Naval Academy Pipes & Drums.