2024 Season Release




            The Maryland Renaissance Festival, a tradition for the entire family, begins its 48th season August 24th and runs Saturdays and Sundays and Labor Day Monday through October 20th for nine weekends of thrills, feasting, handmade crafts, entertainment and merriment in Crownsville, near Annapolis, Maryland.

            The 27 acre Village of Revel Grove comes to life each autumn with more than 200 professional performers on ten stages, a 3,000 seat arena with armored jousting on magnificent steeds and streets filled with village characters.  Join His Most Royal Highness King Henry VIII in the forests and glades with over 140 artisans exhibiting crafts in their own renaissance shops, five taverns featuring cool libations, 42 food and beverage emporiums providing a vast array of succulent and sweet treats to sate even the most hearty of appetites.

            The almost continuous entertainment on all ten stages features many returning favorite performers:  Shakespeare’s Skum with rollicking twenty-minute renditions of the Bard’s most popular plays; A Fool Named “O” and LaLa mime show; walk with nobility through the village with King Henry and his Royal Court.  Minstrels, magicians, musicians, jugglers, daring feats of skill and artistry abound. Returning this season is the jousting troupe Debracey Productions with a field full of horses, men in armor, chariots, trick riding and thrills for all ages.  Major additional acts include Topsy Turvy, Markita’s One Woman Stunt Show; Piper Jones; The Queen of Hoops, Paolo Garbanzo; Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy amazes and confuses; the enormously popular Jacques Ze Whipper for six weekends, Vixens En Garde, and Barely Balanced acrobatic antics, and in the 51st year of their enormously popular comedy sword fighting and witty repartee Puke and Snot bedazzle with their fast paced humor. Add in a village full of stilt walkers, beggars, hermits, wenches, pick pockets, rakes and rogues for an entertainment experience not only to be seen but to be immersed amongst. Visit www.rennfest.com/ Entertainment for a full listing and their dates.

            The Maryland Renaissance Festival’s reputation of unique and predominately handmade wares by the very artists in their renaissance shops is among the best in the realm of festivals.  Metal work, wood sculpture, jewelry, furniture, clothing, footwear, ceramics, stained glass, headwear, glassblowing and many demonstrating craftsmen fill the shops and studios.

            The King’s kitchens prepare a sumptuous feast of delicious and wondrous delights to satisfy most any Lord or Lady.  One pound smoked turkey legs, steak on a stake, fresh crepes, stuffed chili peppers, gyros, succulent ribs, a fresh seafood raw bar, sweet concoctions and tender sandwiches of chicken, fish, crab, beef and pork with bountiful servings of all manner of sides add to your table. Cool, mild drinks and an array of ales, ciders and wines cleanse your pallet and refresh your constitution.

            The first three weekends, from August 20th through September 8th, the Festival reduces pricing for all without coupons or special purchasing required to offer family friendly entertainment pricing.  Tickets beginning September 14th through October 20th  are for peak season and still among the lowest of any renaissance festival in the country.  Prices, special event info and full schedules are available at www.rennfest.com.