The Maryland Renaissance Festival is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified performers will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age or ability.

2024 Contracting is complete. Applications for the 2025 season can be sent at any time, but it is preferred they are sent after November 1, 2024 and no later than January 11, 2025. Thank you.


Stage and Street Act

To be considered as a Stage Act or Street Act for the 2025 Maryland Renaissance Festival, please send the following information via an EPK (electronic press kit)

  • If including a highlight video, please make sure to also send at least 5 continuous minutes of an act where we can hear your patter.
  • Please note: FIRE is not allowed to be used by performers at the festival. So, no fire eating or fire juggling.
  • The use of pre-recorded music or sound effects is not allowed at the festival.
  • your resume, references, and any PR (Public Relations) materials you may have
  • your salary request per day (no hat passing). In general, Stage acts perform 4 twenty-five minute stage shows per day. Street performers are scheduled for 4-5 hours of street work with breaks. This is open to negotiation. 
  • your availability. The MD Festival runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday from August 23 until October 19, 2025. Full or partial contracts are available. If you are interested in a partial contract, please specify the best weekends for you.
  • When applying as a duo or group, it is expected that the performers in the video will be performing at the Festival. No substitutions are allowed without the approval of Artistic Director of MDRF.
  • Act merchandise (t-shirts, cds, stickers, etc...) must be approved by the Artistic Director of MDRF prior to performance. Acts may only do one 15 second pitch for merchandise per show. (This is a show, not an infomercial to sell merchandise.) 
  • All stage and street acts are required to carry general liability insurance. 
  • All performers must be fully vaccinated against Covid to perform at MDRF.

For serious consideration for the 2025 season, all materials should be received by January 11th, 2025. 

Proposals that do not include a salary request and availability information will not be considered seriously. Note: We are always willing to negotiate.

Please email to:

Carolyn Spedden, Artistic Director


Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis.