Entertainment

15 STAGES OF THRILLING ACTION, COMEDY, MUSIC, AND SONG

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Action

FULL ARMOUR JOUST

Cheer for hard hits and thrilling action during our full armor jousts.

Schedule

12:30 – Arena of Champions

3:00 – Arena of Champions

5:30 – Arena of Champions

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THE DARING HORSEMAN

Schedule

2:30 – Arena of Champions

5:00 – Arena of Champions

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WHEEL OF DEATH

Death-defying, daring, dangerous, and dynamic, Ichabod Wainwright will amaze and amuse you.

Schedule

12:00 – Upson Downs Maypole

2:00 – Upson Downs Maypole

4:00 – Upson Downs Maypole

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BIRDS OF PREY – MIDWEST FALCONRY

Midwest Falconry will be presenting their free-flying birds of Prey show. Complete with Hawks, Falcons, Owls, and Vultures from all over the world. Come see all of these animal ambassadors and learn about their long history through the Renaissance Period

Schedule

1:30 – Arena of Champions

4:00 – Arena of Champions

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THE SWORDSMEN

Dirk and Guido will teach you the art of being a gentleman while using their sharp rapiers and even sharper wit. Children of all ages will enjoy their comedic swordplay.

Schedule

11:00 – Swordsmen Theatre, Sep 18 – Oct 31

12:15 – Swordsmen Theatre, Sep 18 – Oct 31

1:45 – Swordsmen Theatre, Sep 18 – Oct 31

3:15 – Swordsmen Theatre, Sep 18 – Oct 31

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JUDAS & MAGNOLIA: DARING ESCAPES

Dr. Judas Lynch and Ms. Magnolia Strange are a husband and wife team of escape artists and circus performers. Judas and Magnolia have performed some of the world’s best known and most dangerous escape stunts such as being locked inside burning boxes, chained underwater, and straitjacketed while dangling upside down over spikes.

Schedule

12:15 – Shipwreck Stage

1:00 – Shipwreck Stage

2:30 – Shipwreck Stage

4:00 – Shipwreck Stage

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CINCINNATI BARBARIAN

An armored combat group based in the Cincinnati area. Real fights with real armor, real weapon, and real combat!

Schedule

12:00 – Chess Field

3:30 – Chess Field

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CARNIVALE

When a group of Turkish sailors accidentally takes Sir Francis Drake hostage chaos ensues in this action-packed stunt show.

Schedule

12:00 – Shipwreck Stage

1:30 – Shipwreck Stage

3:00 – Shipwreck Stage

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Comedy

MOONIE THE MAGNIF’CENT

An immersive silent comedy experience using whistles and gestures, MooNie brings the audience in and puts everyone in stitches. Add to the comedy, MooNiE’s mesmerizing balancing and juggling skills will create an enjoyable family-friendly show.

Schedule

11:30 – Swordsmen Theatre

1:00 – Swordsmen Theatre

2:30 – Swordsmen Theatre

4:00 – Swordsmen Theatre

5:30 – St. Peter’s Church

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AXEL THE SOT

Heard on Doctor Demento! It’s Axel the Sot, the “ORIGINAL” drunken sailor, back from sea and ready to party on the Poop Deck! Join him on the new Shipwrecked Stage for his Drunken Music and Comedy Show twice daily.

Schedule

11:00 – Tipsy Cauldron

2:30 – Tipsy Cauldron

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WASHING WELL WENCHES

Fun-filled show for all ages, these wenches are just a little bit bawdy, a whole lotta brazen, and they love to pull you into their show!

Schedule

11:30 – Washer Well

1:30 – Washer Well

3:30 – Washer Well

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THE SIRENS

The Shady Lady Theatre Company presents The Sirens. Enjoy tantalizing tidbits of saucy songs and spicy comedy. These beauties are rated PG until the Naughty Bawdy Pub Show where anything goes!

Schedule

1:00 – 3 Fools Pub

3:30 – 3 Fools Pub

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JOHNNY PHOENIX

Schedule

12:30 – Revelers Stage, Oct 9 – Oct 31

2:30 – Revelers Stage, Oct 9 – Oct 31

5:00 – Revelers Stage, Oct 9 – Oct 31

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CHRISTOPHE THE INSULTOR

Christophe the Insultor is back! Hire this silver-tongued vulgarian to roast your friends or, if you have no friends, laugh your lonely *** off watching him roast strangers. Smart people: revel in the schadenfreude! Vulgar people: delight at the filth! Dumb people: laugh because everyone else is laughing! Rated “R” for “Really don’t bring your kids here.”

Schedule

12:00 – Insultatorium

1:30 – Insultatorium

3:00 – Insultatorium

4:30 – Insultatorium

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MUDDE SHOW!

Theatre in the Ground presents classic literary tales in the shire’s only Olympic-sized Muditorium. Get your front row seat for BeowulfDante’s Inferno, the muddiest show of them all, The Viking Show, and new this year, Jerkules.

Schedule

11:30 – Muditorium

1:00 – Muditorium

2:30 – Muditorium

4:00 – Muditorium

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CIRQUE LAPIN

Comedy and magic from Dave and Miss Felix combine wit and humor with illusions for all ages… Was that a chicken?

Schedule

1:00 – Washer Well

2:30 – Washer Well

4:30 – Washer Well

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THE DANCING PIG

Rick and Jan are a husband and wife comedy variety show with a trained pig! (That’s right, I said trained pig!)

Schedule

12:30 – Reveler’s Stage, Sep 4 – Sep 26

2:30 – Reveler’s Stage, Sep 4 – Sep 26

3:30 – Reveler’s Stage, Sep 4 – Sep 26

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JACAMO THE JESTER

Schedule

4:00 – Revelers Stage

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Acrobats, Juggling, & Circuses

CIRCA BRAVA

Don’t miss this jaw-dropping, elegant cirque-style aerial spectacle.

Schedule

11:30 – Pub View Stage

1:00 – Pub View Stage

2:45 – Pub View Stage

4:30 – Pub View Stage

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PB&J CIRCUS

Vaudevillian style variety show, fun for all ages. Fire-eating, sword swallowing, bed of nails, bullwhip artistry, juggling and many other amazing feats of skill.

Schedule

12:00 – Pub View Stage

1:45 – Pub View Stage

3:30 – Pub View Stage

5:00 – Pub View Stage

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THE HIGH FLYING FOOLS

Pester & Soso may be a couple of idiots but don’t worry they have some help! With their “Circus for Idiots” instruction manual, they are sure to put on the Greatest Aerial Show Ever….We Think.  High atop our aerial rig this hilarious aerial show combines comedy, feats of strength, the grace and beauty of aerial silks & lyra and even some sideshow into one awesome crowd pleasing performance.

Schedule

11:30 – Dragons Lair

1:00 – Dragons Lair

2:30 – Dragons Lair

4:00 – Dragons Lair

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THE KAMIKAZE FIREFLIES

The Kamikaze Fireflies offer an exciting mix of comedy and circus. Children of all ages will enjoy their many tricks never seen anywhere else including juggling, hula hoops, German wheel, and whip cracking.

Schedule

12:15 – Kamikaze Fireflies Stage

1:45 – Kamikaze Fireflies Stage

3:15 – Kamikaze Fireflies Stage

4:45 – Kamikaze Fireflies Stage

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OOPS! COMEDY KNIFE THROWING

A show full of laughs and amazing feats for all ages.

Schedule

11:15 – Reveler’s Stage

1:15 – Reveler’s Stage

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STUART SISKANOVICH

Master of Manipulation, King of Chrono-ocular digitation. A performer at Renaissance Festivals and events with over 20 years of experience.

Schedule

11:00 – Pub View Stage

12: 30 – Pub View Stage

2:15 – Pub View Stage

4:00 – Pub View Stage

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Music & Dance

ALBANNACH

Albannach is Scots-Gaelic for “Scottish” or “Scotsman”. That’s exactly what Albannach is – born and bred in Scotland, their purpose in life is to share their intriguing culture, history, and heritage with you by means of their music.

Schedule

12:30 – Reveler’s Stage, Oct 2 and 3

2:30 – Reveler’s Stage, Oct 2 and 3

5:00 – Reveler’s Stage, Oct 2 and 3

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PIRATE’S CREED

Pirates Creed will bring you a high-energy show indeed mates! They will keep your hands clapping and your feet stomping as they perform classic and original pirate tunes.

Schedule

12:30 – 3 Fools Pub

3:00 – 3 Fools Pub

5:30 – 3 Fools Pub

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WENCHES A’WAILING

Enjoy beautiful music from these lovely ladies but they’re not above singing a few tunes to bring a blush to your cheek!

Schedule

1:00 – Aleing Knight Pub

2:30 – Aleing Knight Pub

4:30 – Aleing Knight Pub

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FRIAR FINNEGAN

Bawdy, Bodacious, Bothersome, Brown Bohemian Brethren…Thou may call him Friar BBBBBB. Sing along with the Friar’s fun songs in the village pubs or listen in the streets.

Schedule

12:30 – Tipsy Cauldron

3:00 – Tipsy Cauldron

4:30 – Tipsy Cauldron

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FATHER SON AND FRIENDS

Father, son, and a handful of friends share loud, rowdy drinking songs, mixed with bagpipes, whistles and all sorts of ornery.

Schedule

12:00 – Aleing Knight Pub

2:00 – Aleing Knight Pub

4:00 – Aleing Knight Pub

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VALKYRIK

Valkyrik is a high-energy, fantasy music act built on themes of war and battle from the Norse/Viking

Schedule

12:30 – Shipwreck Stage, Oct 2 – Oct 31

2:00 – Shipwreck Stage, Oct 2 – Oct 31

3:30 – Shipwreck Stage, Oct 2 – Oct 31

5:00 – Shipwreck Stage, Oct 2 – Oct 31

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LADY VICTORIA

Internationally Touring Hammered Dulcimer Performer

Schedule

12:00 – Tipsy Cauldron

3:30 – Tipsy Cauldron

5:00 – Tipsy Cauldron

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CELTIC MAYHEM

Performing “rockin’ Irish music” at Renaissance, Celtic, Pirate, and Medieval faires throughout the United States.

Schedule

12:00 – 3 Fools Pub

2:00 – 3 Fools Pub

5:00 – 3 Fools Pub

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LADS ON THE LASH

Combining audience participation stunts and comedic bits with original and traditional music Lads on the Lash entertains audiences at renaissance festivals and other venues all across America.

Schedule

11:00 – 3 Fools Pub

1:30 – 3 Fools Pub

4:00 – 3 Fools Pub

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RAMBLING RHYTHMS

Watch in wonder as rambling rhythms are created with dancing and drumming.

Schedule

1:30 – Aleing Knight Pub

3:30 – Aleing Knight Pub

5:00 – 3 Fools Pub

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HARPER & THE MINSTREL

Authentic Medieval and Renaissance music sung and played on over a dozen traditional instruments including harps, wooden flutes, recorders, dulcimers, psaltery, baroque guitar and viola da gamba.

Schedule

11:00 – St. Peter’s Church

1:30 – St. Peter’s Church

3:00 – St. Peter’s Church

5:00 – St. Peter’s Church

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ROGUES OF RAFFERTY

Rowdy songs, drinking songs, rollicking songs, songs, songs, songs, and lots of laughs.

Schedule

11:30 – 3 Fools Pub

2:30 – 3 Fools Pub

4:30 – 3 Fools Pub

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THE JACKDAWS

Bar Fight Music

Schedule

12:00 Reveler’s Stage, Oct 9 – Oct 31

2:00 Reveler’s Stage, Oct 9 – Oct 31

3:30 Reveler’s Stage, Oct 9 – Oct 31

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THE WHISKEY WITCHES OF WILLY NILLY

Come enjoy the musical harmony of the Whiskey Witches of Willy Nilly.

Schedule

11:30 – Tipsy Cauldron

4:00 – Tipsy Cauldron

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ROBERT THE BARRRD

Performs solo songs Olde and New as Robert the Barrrd! and Robert the Dread Pirate. The enigmatic former Captain and Chart Man of the infamous Band of Pirates, portrayer of villains most dastardly, and heroes most cunning.

Schedule

11:30 – Rose and Crown Gazebo

1:00 – Rose and Crown Gazebo

2:30 – Rose and Crown Gazebo

4:00 – Rose and Crown Gazebo

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