Renaissance Faires of Virgina
The Minstrels bring news and goode tidings of Faires and Celebrations in the Land o' Virginia.
Gloucester Renaissance Festival
With one step you leave behind all that you have known and with the next step into a world where Myth and Legend are Reality. A place where Ladies walk hand in hand with Knights in shining armour, where Musicians sit under shaded tree and weave stories of lyrical wonder. A place where Merchants offer treasures from far away lands, and foods are offered that are both new to the eye and pleasing to the palette. Enjoy games and diversions of great merriment, while Performers entertain you with their cleverness and skill. Join us for two days of magic and wonder that will leave you wishing not to return to your mundane world. Dress in your finest garb and dance the night away at the Masquerade Ball where your Prince Charming or Lady Juliet awaits you. Festivities begin Saturday morn at 10 am with the Nobles Parade and do not end until the last note from the music of the Ball. The Festival resumes Sunday morning at 10 am and concludes at 5 pm. Free to all that shall enter our Magical Realm.
Green Hill Medieval Faire and Highland Games
Framed by the forested Green Hills the field is strewn with tents both brilliant white and vibrant hues. The aromas of roasting foods rise through the air along with the sounds of laughter and music that abound upon the field. Brave Knights strive to earn Ladies hearts by deeds of arms and with the shiny treasures found on Merchants Row. Games to entrance and enthrall the young and the young at heart are here by the Stage where Musicians and Performers entertain the on looking crowd. Join us for a day filled with mirth and an evening filled with magic at the Masquerade Ball. Dress in your finest garb as you walk with Nobles, Ladies and Knights about the grounds beginning Saturday morning at 10 am and ending with the final dance of the Ball that evening. Return Sunday Morning and join in the Grand Parade at 12 noon then feast and make merry until the Faires conclusion at 5pm.
Harvest Faire is a modern interpretation of a late 15th century European fall harvest celebration and tournament. Entertainers and a market mix with the sounds of good-natured martial competition and the smells of period cooking. Watch a craftsperson plying their trade, try your hand at games of chance and skill, and cheer for the warrior of your choice at the Field of Honors. But all is not quite as merry as it seems - beware the corrupt Sheriff who has been known to throw people in the stocks on spurious charges, and there are rumors of outlaws hiding in the village! So watch the demonstrations ...and your step! $10 Friday, $20 Saturday, $5 Sunday or $35 for the weekend ($20 in advance). Camping $8, if desired (must register in advance). Discount for preregistration. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.