This Year's Story Line
Revel Grove, Oxfordshire, England
The year is 1534. King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in 1533 and they welcomed a baby daughter, Elizabeth.
Sadly, the Queen's most recent pregnancy has ended in a miscarriage. While disappointed, Henry is still confident Anne will give him a son. The King is on the annual royal progress, and he and the courtiers visit the village of Revel Grove to enjoy the Harvest Festival. The King seems in high spirits, as his eye has once again wandered. He is smitten with a lady known to history only as 'the Imperial lady'.
Factions in the court unfriendly to the Queen and the Boleyn family have noticed that Anne has not joined the King on this visit. Are there finally cracks in the royal marriage? Could enemies to the queen use this to their advantage? Intrigue abounds!
In the village, Mayor Richard Mondes has become Sir Richard Mondes, which thrills his social climbing heart! His wife the Baroness Marney, has given birth to twins, Edward and Katherine. Life is definitely good for the mayor and his family.
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 and fun!
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!