This Year's Story Line
Revel Grove, Oxfordshire, England
The year is 1536. King Henry VIII joyfully awaits the signal so he can be betrothed to Jane Seymour, who will be his third wife. What's the hold up? Well, first he has to wait for the execution of his second wife, Anne Boleyn. (Yikes.)
The courtiers, like a wake of vultures, are jockeying for positions in Court, among the soon-to-be Queen's household, and for the riches left behind of those condemned with Anne Boleyn. Out with the Boleyns, in with the Seymours and their allies!
Orchestrating the proceedings is the King's powerful principal secretary, Thomas Cromwell. A man at the peak of his powers. For now.
In the village, Sir Richard Mondes, Mayor of Revel Grove, and his wife, the Baroness Marney, await the arrival of Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence. He hopes to make a very lucrative trade deal. What the Mayor wasn't expecting was the arrival of his mother and brother, Audrey and Monty Mondes. Not exactly the noble people one had been led to expect!
All of the villagers of Revel Grove are on hand to welcome the King, court, and our gracious guests to a fabulous day of feasting, some intrigue, and much merriment!
The Maryland Renaissance Festival
For more than forty-two seasons the Maryland Renaissance Festival has provided a unique outdoor entertainment experience to patrons from all over the world.
“. . .we always enjoy ourselves and it’s worth flying 1500 miles!”
-Gareth J., Dorset, UK
The festival is more than a crafts show, more than an entertainment venue. For many people it has been a family tradition that now spans a generation. Patrons who visited the festival as a child now return to introduce their kids to the unforgettable world of the Maryland Renaissance Festival.
Enter the gates of Revel Grove and leave the hectic pace of the twenty-first century behind. Slow down. Leisurely stroll our beautiful wooded paths. Quaff an ale and relax in one of our pubs. Shop for unique, handcrafted gifts. Let the kids play in our free children’s area – complete with a beautiful pirate ship. You won’t find any video games here! No mind-numbing computer-generated special effects. The magic, pageantry, songs, and laughter are all real.
The Maryland Renaissance Festival. The magic is here. Don’t miss it!