This Year's Story Line
Revel Grove, Oxfordshire, England
The year is 1532. King Henry VIII has separated from his wife, Queen Katherine, and is determined to secure a divorce and marry Lady Anne Boleyn.
The King, Anne Boleyn, members of the Boleyn and Howard family, as well as friends in the royal court visit the village of Revel Grove as part of their annual summer progress and the village's Harvest Festival. This year they are in a joyous mood, as they are making their way to Dover, to then sail to Calais where France's King Francis I will meet Anne Boleyn. This recognition by Francis will show support of the relationship, and prove to the world that Anne is worthy of being Queen.
The King and Anne are in high spirits, as they feel the future is bright and they will shortly be able to wed.
Mayor Richard Mondes, his wife the Baroness Marney, and all of the villagers of Revel Grove are on hand to welcome the King, court, and all of 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!