Entertainment

ALL THE FESTIVAL’S A STAGE

                 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 36th 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”, the mime; the stunning suspended artistry of Aerial Silk Fantasy; enjoy the the rousing music of Cu Dubh and Piper Jones; Jim Mackenzie: Comedian with Mad Skills joins us for the full run;  the comedy and magic of Dinty the Moor; Less S. Moore Will Steal Your Stuff pickpocketing and magic; Sirena with their hypnotic sea inspired music and dance; Topsy Turvy comedic contortion and acrobatics; and, the thrillingly dangerous Wheel of Death. Don’t miss the chance to mingle with nobility throughout the village including King Henry VIII and his Royal Court.

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; the Danger Committee thrills with knife throwing and whip snappery; London Broil cooks up rare juggling well done; and in the 47th year of performing nationwide the enormously popular comedy sword fighting and witty repartee Puke and Snot bedazzle with their fast paced humor. Hugely popular favorites appearing at various times also include Barely Balanced comedy and acrobatics; Vixens En Garde, three women with swords and comedic story telling. Returning by popular demand for limited run are Hey Nunnie Nunnie, wickedly funny singing nuns; and new to the village this year enjoy the comedy and tricks of Michelle & Her Magic Poodles, fan favorites Gwendolyn and NoBeard the Pirate join forces for a brand new show of comedy and combat: Shakespeare’s Death Scenes. 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.

                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 29th through October 25th for nine fun filled weekends. For more information, directions and ticketing visit www.marylandrenaissancefestival.com.  

LET MERRIMENT ABOUND

WITH ENTERTAINMENT, FEASTING AND CRAFTS FOR ALL!