Each year the Maryland Renaissance Festival’s village of Revel Grove comes to life in the forests and glen of Crownsville, Maryland.  The countryside is transformed with more than 200 entertainers making merry amongst the 16th century shops, emporiums and eateries of King Henry VIII’s magical kingdom.  A playground of fun, frivolity and wondrous performances thrill more than 300,000 visitors each year.

     The almost continuous entertainment on all ten stages features many returning favorite performers.  Shakespeare’s Skum in its 38th year with rollicking renditions of the Bard’s most popular plays in twenty minutes; returning to thrill again, Debracey Productions Joust Troupe thunders down the field with solid lances to unhorse one another; showcasing trick riding and even a combat chariot duel; the charming and beguiling talent of A Fool Named “O” and LaLa, the mimes; the rollicking Piper Jones;  the comedy and magic of Dinty the Moor; Les S. Moore Will Steal Your Stuff pickpocketing and magic; Topsy Turvy comedic contortion and acrobatics;  Kinghtwings Birds of Prey show; Daniel GreenWolf, Celtic Magician will dazzle you with large magic illusions. Also the entire season are Paolo Garbanzo, Gwendolyn and Nobeard, and The Company of Women cast performing The Town Fop. Don’t miss the chance to mingle with nobility throughout the village including King Henry VIII and his Royal Court. Visit https://rennfest.com/stage-street-acts-royal-court-events/ for more information.

     Throughout the season the most popular renaissance acts from across the country in limited run engagements bid you to visit over and over again; Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy amazes and confuses; new to the village, Lynx presents an exciting sword swallowing show following the tradition of his mentor, the late Johnny Fox, and in the 50th year of performing nationwide the enormously popular comedy sword fighting and witty repartee Puke and Snot bedazzle with their fast-paced humor. Returning by popular demand for limited run are Hey Nunnie Nunnie, wickedly funny singing nuns; Martika’s One Woman Stunt Show, Jacques Ze Whipper, Vixens En Garde, and Barely Balanced. Add in a village full of stilt walkers, hermits, wenches, rakes and rogues for an entertainment experience not only to be seen but to be immersed amongst. Visit https://rennfest.com/stage-street-acts-royal-court-events/ for more information.

     Music abounds with Piper Jones Band, The Hooligans, Painted Trillium, and the comic O’Danny Girls all season. Partial season appearances by Wolgemut, The Rogues, The Freestylers of Piping, Wine & Alchemy, Albannach, Ally the Piper, Poehemia, The Crimson Pirates, Chaste Treasure, The Langer’s Ball, and many others. Visit https://rennfest.com/musicians-dancers/ for more information.

     For nine weekends the Maryland Renaissance Festival brings the Village of Revel Grove, a 27 acre stage, to life for the enjoyment and merriment of all those who enter it’s castle gates. The Maryland Renaissance Festival runs from 10:00 AM to 700 PM Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday from August 26th through October 22nd  for nine fun filled weekends. For more information, directions and ticketing visit www.marylandrenaissancefestival.com.