2024 WEEKEND THEMES
Weekend 1: Highland Fling
Hark! Gather ’round for the grand “Highland Fling,” marking the auspicious commencement of the Oregon Renaissance Faire’s festivities. Don thy finest kilts, skirts, and tartans, and join us in a jubilant ode to the noble Celtic heritage and the valor of the Scots.
In the Vale of Dunrose, we shall regale Her Royal Majesty and her esteemed Court with a weekend of unparalleled merriment. Partake in a sumptuous banquet of traditional Celtic fare, sweet confections, and hearty ales, fit for kings and queens alike.
Venture forth into our bustling Marketplace, a veritable cornucopia of craftsmen’s wares and trinkets, offering treasures to delight every gentle lass and brave lad, for purses large and small. Marvel at a spectacle of entertainments most wondrous – brave knights engaging in jousts of honor, skilled performers swallowing swords, and a myriad of high-spirited shenanigans. Follow the enchanting strains of Highland pipes to where Mary, Queen of Scots, graces our humble shire with her presence, elevating our Celtic revels to the highest of honors in the realm.
Pray, join us in this grand celebration, and be part of a tale that shall be told for ages to come!
Weekend 2: Enchanted Kingdoms of Legend & Lore
Welcome, brave souls and fair folk, to the “Enchanted Kingdoms of Legend & Lore,” the wonderous second weekend of the Oregon Renaissance Faire. As Mary, Queen of Scots, and her Royal Court grace our charming Vale of Dunrose, we delve into the pages of storybooks and legends.
In days of yore, a wise and beautiful Queen ruled our lands, her heart enchanted by the fairytales and lore of old. Inspired, she beckons forth a weekend where the very air shimmers with magic, and the veil betwixt our world and the realm of myths grows thin.
This is the time when the mundane and the miraculous converge. Creatures of legend roam our streets: Faeries with gossamer wings, wise wizards, elusive elves, mighty dragons, and curious goblins. Every corner of Dunrose is aglow with the fantastical and the extraordinary!
Don thy most whimsical garb or attire as your cherished fairytale persona. Be ready to embark on a grand adventure of wonderment and revelry, for in our shire, every path leads to enchantment, every glance reveals a story, and every moment is steeped in the magic of yore.
So come, be part of our magical Second Weekend, where legends breathe life, and the mystical veil lifts to reveal a celebration of otherworldly magnificence!
Weekend 3: Raiders of the Realm, A Weekend of Warriors
Sound the horns and raise the banners! The Vale of Dunrose is abuzz with anticipation for the season’s grand finale; “Raiders of the Realm: A Weekend of Warriors”. This spirited weekend is a tribute to the bold and the brave, from the high seas to the rugged Northlands.
Pirates, privateers, and swashbucklers will embark upon Dunrose, initiating a lively invasion filled with merriment and adventure. The air will resound with the melodies of sea shanties, the ring of swordplay, and the laughter of those embracing the pirate life. Dress in your most daring pirate attire and partake in a jubilee of feasting, jesting, and nautical revelry – but the adventure does not stop with the sea raiders!
From the icy reaches of the North, Vikings and Barbarians make their mighty presence known in Dunrose. Join in the Viking feast, gnaw on hearty turkey legs, quaff mead from horns, and pillage through our splendid Marketplace, laden with artisanal treasures. Wear your rugged leathers and furs, brandish face paint, and sport epic braids, embodying the fierce spirit of the Northmen.
Join us in this spirited culmination of our season, “Raiders of the Realm: A Weekend of Warriors.” Here, in the presence of our esteemed Queen, celebrate the valor and camaraderie of raiders from land and sea in a finale that promises to be as grand as it is unforgettable.