• 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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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/
Cakes & Ale.  Food and Drink in Tudor England
Cakes & Ale. Food and Drink in Tudor England Presented by the Mayor's cook, Mistrss Cecily Clack 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!
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 10/7 - 10/22.
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 8/26 - 10/08 at the Fortune Stage.
DeBracey Productions
DeBracey Productions New this season! The Festival welcomes DeBracey Productions to the jousting arena, where they will present exciting shows featuring amazing trick riding, thrilling combat, and jousting! Performing at 12pm, 3pm & 6pm each day.
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 8/26 - 9/24.
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.
Johnny Fox, sword swallower extraordinaire
Johnny Fox, sword swallower extraordinaire With sword swallowing, magic and a quick wit, the legendary Johnny Fox has thrilled audiences around the world. In honor of Johnny's amazing performances at the Festival, we are renaming the Royal Stage to The Royal Fox Theatre. Johnny is receiving medical treatment and improving. We will announce his performances for his 37th season with us when possible, both on our website and Facebook page. http://johnnyfox.com/
Flight of the Raptor
Flight of the Raptor Ray Pena, Sharron Montgomery. Master Falconer Ray Pena began Flight of the Raptor in 1995. The mission of his program is to instill wonder into the audiences to help them understand the vital importance of these magnificent creatures to our nature world by a demonstration of free flight and how the birds behave in their natural habitat. Photo by Simone Hall. http://www.flightoftheraptor.com/ Performing 10/14 - 10/22.
A Fool Named 'O' and
A Fool Named 'O' and "LaLa' Mark Jaster- A Fool named "O",Sabrina Mandell - "LaLa". Family-friendly physical antics and classic knock-about comedy. A Fool Named "O" has endeared himself to Festival audiences forover 20 years. "O" and his partner, "LaLa" mix classic routines and new material again this year as they have since 2005. At the Lyric Stage. www.happenstancetheater.com photo by Lisa Julia
Fractured Fairy's Tales
Fractured Fairy's Tales Michele Schultz. Laugh along with Mustardseed! She may speak Fairy but she knows how to delight and amuse you. Just don't get too comfortable in that seat, you may end up on stage in this unusual re-telling of a tale you thought you knew! Performing twice per day at the Crooked Cottage Stage from 8/26 - 9/24. photo by John Salim. http://www.taskmaskers.com/index.htm
Gabriel Q
Gabriel Q Gabriel Quirk. Gabriel Q is a puppeteer, costume and puppet builder and a variety performer. He has performed for 25 years at major Renaissance Festivals across the country. He has also performed at the Kim Tom Clown festival in Shaghai, China in 2008. For the past 10 years Gabriel has built and performed large puppets for the krewes of Orpheus and Muses for the Marti Gras parades in New Orleans. http://gabrielq.com/ Performing 9/9 - 10/22 in the pathways.