Local Activities | October 8, 2015
The Maryland Renaissance Festival opened at the end of August and is open every weekend through October 25th. The Maryland Renaissance Fair is located in Anne Arundel County at 1821 Crownsville Road, just outside of Annapolis and offers a unique outdoor experience of food, entertainment, skills and demonstrations, all in a day’s trip back to the 1525 court of King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine of Aragon.
As you enter the Maryland Renaissance Festival, you are transported back in time to the fictional village of Revel Grove, England. You will see actors portraying members of the royal court including King Henry VIII and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon. These performers take part in parades throughout the fair; oversee jousting tournaments and other daily entertainment activities and interaction with the fairgoers. There are also magicians, jugglers and other performers that you can see throughout the fairgrounds.
The Maryland Renaissance Fair offers special event weekends throughout the run of the show. This year, the festival has hosted “Outlander” author, Diana Gabaldon, British vocal group, The Mediaeval Baebes, and a celebration of pirates! The Renaissance Festival in Maryland closes out with a special jousting competition on October 24th and 25th, where knights across the country can compete to see who is the best knight in the land!
There is quite a lot to see and do at the Maryland Renaissance Fair from entertainment on 8 different stages to watching daily jousting exhibitions. There are performers and artisans from all over the world displaying their skills and crafts. For the adults, there are comedy shows, acrobatic performances, sword swallowers, jesters, musicians, madrigals, living history demonstrations and much more. You can also test your strength and ability at special games of skill. Craftsmen will be demonstrating and selling their wares including handcrafted clothing, leather goods, jewelry, stained glass and blown glass. For the children, there are puppet shows, magicians, storytellers and a special children’s play area, which includes a pirate ship!
There are a variety of fair food outlets offering festival favorites one pound smoked turkey legs to cheesecake on a stick! There are deep fried vegetables, sandwiches, crepes, hot apple dumplings, ice cream and other fair food throughout the different areas of the Maryland Renaissance Festival. There are also 5 taverns and 17 stands that offer a variety of beverages from ales to herbal teas.
The Maryland Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 39th year in 2015. It is a great way to escape from the modern world and is great place to people watch! If you want to participate in the festival atmosphere by dressing up in costume, the fair offers costume rentals as well!
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