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1st weekend only! Main Show Come See the King's Jousting Tournament! The Kingdoms greatest jousters display and complete for your enjoyment!
THE KNIGHTS OF SUSSEX!
2nd weekend only! Main Show The Knights of Sussex will be putting on a grand sword fighting show for your enjoyment, complete with a story evolving over the course of the faire day! Second Weekend Only!
The Magic of Daniel GreenWolf is a show that takes Highly Visual Magic, Theatrical Storytelling, Exhilarating Irish Music, Interactive Comedy, & Thrilling Danger and wraps it in a Celtic Theme that has been described as "A Witty, Modern-Day Celtic Viking. Like James Joyce with a Broad Sword."
VIXENS EN GARDE
Second weekend only! Comedy Shakespeare performed by an all female mercenary troupe. Audience participation, gender swapping and the best parts of Shakespeare, the famous lines, the fighting and the romance!
THREE PINTS SHY
A raucous pub band, updating and reinvigorating the Celtic music so beloved all around the world. Stemming from the traditions of Tommy Makem and The Clancy Brothers
MUGGLE JUGGLE AND MORE
Join Muggle Juggle and More for Juggling fun. Marty the Muggle and Ella the Faerie present a children’s juggling show and offer free juggling lessons to everyone interested. You never know who we may pick to “volunteer” to help us out with our shenanigans, it may be you. Ella the Faerie will be collecting wishes from children of all ages in the “Official” Faerie Wish Registry. Stop by and leave a wish with her.
Douglas Stafford is a juggler, magician, and fire performer based out of the Philadelphia area. He specializes in bringing entertainment and laughter through the medium of a bad idea. We have all had a bad idea; and in fact we have all seen jugglers, magicians, and fire performers and wondered what would possess a person to do something like that. What would possess a man to juggle torches in front of a crowd full of people; besides a desperate need for others attention.
PIECES OF 8
Travellers. Storytellers. Every single one afflicted with A.D.O.S. (Attention Deficit... OH SQUIRREL!). They are the most dysfunctional family on the shire: PIECES OF 8!! The Belle family presents their Comedy Renaissance Pub Sing, and a cartful of fun!
Stylish and fun music sung by Renaissance peasant ladies! Bardy Pardy are the singing trio of Hannah Ward, Chelsea Carlson, & Stephanie M. Krause (as ‘Talulah Tattersby,’ ‘Ella Grimsley,’ & ‘Molly O’Flaherty’), and they are delighted to bring their brand of musical shenanigans to the Sparta New Jersey Renaissance Festival!
JEANNIE & LIZ ALLEN
First Weekend Only! Jeannie Allen is a trained coloratura soprano and will perform word re-known opera arias including Queen of the Night from Magic Flute, Bell Song from Lakme and others. Liz Allen is an accredited Singer/Songwriter who will be performing beautiful celtic songs and songs of fantasy.
CELTIC HARP Songs of old, when knights were bold, and faeries roamed the woods — when Michele Mountain plays her Celtic harp, it can be hard to tell where she stops and the music begins. Stop by to hear traditional music of the British Isles, tales both fearful and fair, and much more.
THE MINSTREL RAV'N
Second Weekend Only! A wandering Bard, the Minstrel Rav'n travels the lands sing songs and telling stories of Pirates, Taverns and Elven Lasses...though not necessarily in that order! Pull up a chair and raise a mug in The Whistling Sword or sail the High Seas with Hana's Privateers!
DRUNK AND DISORDERLY
Gather round to hear as David Anthony regales you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. You will laugh, cry, blush and wonder where you left the whiskey.
KARNEVIL - COMEDY/DANGER SHOW
"Roll up, roll up, fiends and fans for the most fantastical entertainment experience on the east coast! In classic format, a marvelous mixture acts of skill and daring performed live by Karnevils self made freaks. You will meet the human blockhead, a person capable of replicating a self lobotomy and live to talk about it! You will see thrilling escapes from medieval manacles and medical restraints! You will experience first hand the effects of inhumane animal trap
KARNEVIL - HOUDINI ESCAPE SHOW
Harry Houdini is the single greatest escapologist the world has ever known. As a student of the Houdini method, Dr. J.R. presents this show in his honor. He will recreate many of Houdini's classic escapes supplemented with lore of both the development of the acts, and the man himself.
KARNEVIL - BULLWHIP STUNT SHOW
Professional whip artist, Dr. J.R. Whitcomb, demonstrates a variety of bullwhip tricks and targeting maneuvers. A fan favorite, this show has been adapted to fit gaming conventions, renaissance faires, steampunk festivals, and anywhere else there is a need for, "Thrills and Excitement at 768 Miles Per Hour!"
Lord Oakheartt, Master of the Woods, The Green Man, the walking Earth Spirit, who towers over the mortals as they scurry the land in their short lives, offers his wisdom of the ages. Is known to spend time with Tree-Herders and Ents and does enjoy the occasional Orc squashing. He speaks very little of the mortal tongue, so listen when he talks, for it will be with great wisdom that he imparts. When mortals walk through his forest they often don't see him, but rest assured, he sees you.
As you look over the lake, you might spot a shimmer in the water. If you look closely you might just catch a glimpse of the mermaid! The mermaid named Kita loves to splash and play with any and all new friends she meets. She loves to show up at birthday parties and to read books to humans. But her most favorite thing to do of all is to talk with the humans and learn more about them. So, if you see a shimmer in the water, close your eyes and listen hard. You just might hear her song.