Ren Faires

Renaissance Faire Auditions

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Midsummer Productions (a division of Subtle Hint Productions and the Taurian Merchants Guild) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Midsummer Renaissance Faire!! This event will be held the first weekend in June of 2008! Auditions for cast and crowd-workers will be held next month at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. Anyone interested in participating in the event should email ahead to schedule an audition time with our director:
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The Banana Factory - Bethlehem, PA

Ren Rats - An online comic strip

Ren Rats is a comic strip updated three days a week online. It centers around the adventures (and misadventures) of eight Medieval re-enactors and the organization to which they belong, the Kutztown University Medieval-Renaissance Club.

7th Annual Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire

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The 7th Annual Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire will be held on March 1-2, 2008 in Pensacola FLorida at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32526, from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

ALL SCA GET IN FREE AS LONG AS

  1. IN GARB
  2. PRESENT VALID AND CURRENT SCA ID CARD AT THE TICKET BOOTH

There will be Jousting Knights, Magical Wizards, JEsters, Jugglers, Location:
Pensacola, Florida

Hungary's Year-Long Rennaisance Festival

The contemporary celebration marks 550 years since the celebrated Hungarian King Matthias brought Italian Renaissance thinkers and artists to Hungary and contributed to the development of humanist ideas in greater Europe.

"Where is the Renaissance in the Festival?"

That's the question asked by the Pirate Comedy Show in a catchy music video featuring highlights from the 2006 Nebraska Renaissance Faire.

Mobile Renaissance Faire invites SCA participation

BlackAdder has announced that SCA members are invited to attend the Mobile Renaissance Faire November 17-18, 2007 in Mobile, Alabama. SCA members in garb may attend for free with a valid membership card, and merchants are offered a discount on vending fees.

Rainn Wilson to create ren faire comedy

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that actor Rainn Wilson of The Office fame will co-write the script for a movie with fellow actor Matt Ross based on Renaissance faires.

ReenactorClassifieds.com gives web sites of living history a free boost

Tom Higgins of ReenactorClassifieds.com has announced the creation of a website to help reenactors of various living history groups to connect online. (press release)

Renaissance Store newsletter offers new articles

The editors of the Renaissance Store newsletters have added new titles to their Articles Archive, including an interview with the Tudor Tailers and suggestions for dressing for a Ren Faire.

SCA draws crowds at Cloudcroft Ren Faire

Over 5,000 braved possible rain showers recently to attend the Renaissance Faire in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, which included demos by the local SCA group and by the Kingdom of Dragonspine (Amtgard). Karl Anderson of the Alamogordo Daily News had the story.

Acadiana Medieval Faire Casting Call

The Acadiana Medieval Faire will hold an open casting call on August 12, 2007 in Lafayette, Louisiana. No prior experience is necessary.

SCA-organized ren faire raises money for charity

Children were the real winners at the recent Ocean Springs (Mississippi) Renaissance Faire, which featured many kid-friendly activities. Brad Crocker of the Mississippi Press has the story.

Renaissance Festival Awards announced

Renaissance Festival podcast has announced the winners of the 2nd annual Renaissance Festival Awards. The winners were selected by Renaissance faire fans.

"The Life and Times of Geoffrey Chaucer" workshop in Louisiana

On Saturday February 10, 2007 a free teacher workshop will be held at the Lafayette Public Library (Lafayette, Louisiana). Featured Speakers will include: SLU professor and History Department Chair Dr. William Robison, History Professor and Social Studies Education coordinator Charles Elliott, Acadiana Medieval Faire cast director Wade Heaton, and local early musician Patrick Brown.

Renaissance Faire puzzles Pennsylvania student

In an editorial for the Kutztown University Keystone, journalism student Nate Carrick ponders what makes human beings turn to fantasy as an escape after a visit to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

Wenches and Swordplay in Murphysboro, Illinois

Andrea Hahn, a reporter for the Southern Illinoisan, visited the John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro, Illinois recently for a real Renaissance faire experience including bawdy wenches, swordplay, songs and skits. The event was sponsored by the Fine and Bawdy Wenches, and included demos by the Medieval Combat Society.

Culcairn Medieval Fayre and Medieval Feast

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An Invitation to join in the fun at the 2nd annual Culcairn Medieval Fayre and Medieval Feast. (Held at Culcairn, NSW - on the Victorian Border)

The Fayre starts at 10 am and goes through 'til 4 - ish. There will be stilt walkers, stalls, Bordescros will be doing A&S and Fighting displays, bellydancers, Morris dancers, other medieval groups. Then there is a break until dinner time (time to take down stalls etc). The Location:
Culcairn, New South Wales

Renaissance Store Offers Articles Archive

The Renaissance Store (AKA Chivalry Sports) has created an archive page of articles from past electronic newsletters covering such topics as games, recipes, courtly love, children, and the renaissance community's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Metea Renaissance Faire Brings Fun to Fort Wayne

“At a Renaissance festival, the stage spills over into the lanes – much like interaction with characters at Disneyland – and you become part of the show. Without that interaction, a renfest would just be a craft and food show with people in funny clothing talking in bad accents,” said Allen Huffman, software engineer and ren faire enthusiast. Steve Penhollow covered the story for the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Journal Gazette.

Lords & Ladies, Welcome Aboard the Floating Ren Faire!

For those who want the Middle Ages with all the comforts of a cruise: Mirth & Merriment Aboard The Carnival Miracle!

King and Queen of the Acadiana Medieval Faire Announced

The Acadiana Medieval Faire (Lafayette, Louisiana) is pleased to announce the selection of its King and Queen for the 2007 season. Portraying 14th century English monarch Edward III will be Wade Heaton. Dionne Charlet will be portraying his wife, Queen Phillippa.

Gode Cookery Named "Premier Caterer" for the Alabama Rennaissance Fair

Master Hogge (formerly known as Huen) has announced that Gode Cookery has been named "Premiere Caterer" for the Alabama Rennaissance Fair and will present a Viking feast in Florence, Alabama a week before the Fair opens.

Acadiana Medieval Faire Casting Call

A casting call has been posted for the Second Annual Acadiana Medieval Faire in Lafayette, LA. The audition will take place Sunday August 20, 2006 at the Lafayette Public Library.

"The Faire Life" Comes to Video

A new documentary about Renaissance Faires and the people who love them is in production. A trailer for The Faire Life may be viewed online.

Outlands Mancos Faire Combines SCA & Ren Faire

Thomas Munro of the Durango (Colorado) Herald visited Mancos Renaissance Faire, which while "full of the delightfully 'olde' fashioned, is also determinedly in the present. Refusing to take itself too seriously, it emphasizes good fun over self-important historical accuracy."

Outlands Ren Faire Helps Raise Money for Library

Josh HuseBy of the Cortez (Colorado) Journal stopped by the Mancos Renaissance Faire, a two-day event in Cottonwood Park, which showcased the talents of local reenactors and helped to raise money for the community's new library building.

Athena's Grove

Athena's Grove, Inc., provides gorgeous trims that will make your garb dazzling. They have Celtic, European and Middle Eastern styles and many other beautiful designs. They also carry many Pagan and new age items including Amy Brown pendants and earrings and tarot decks. Mention that you saw them listed on SCAtoday.net, and they offer a discount.

Medieval reenactors and renn faire raise funds for charity in Mississippi

Representatives from the SCA joined renaissance faire performers and other reenactment groups to perform for the public in southern Missippi, raising funds for several charitable programs.

Mixed Verdict in Colorado Renaissance Faire Case

A Colorado judge ruled recently that the Colorado Renaissance Festival could continue to operate in the town of Larkspur, but must pay the town US$96,000 for water consumption.

Researchers Debate Fate of 14th Century Ship

Archaeologists in Stockholm, Sweden are debating the best method to handle a 14th century ship discovered buried in the mud of a bay in central Stockholm. Parts of the ship may be too delicate to remove.