Let us take a trip back in time as history comes to life with entertainment all-the-day-long on multiple stages
with games, musicians, gallant knights on horseback in jousting tournies to win the Queen’s favor, the sound
of steel meeting steel, feasting, arts & crafts, and so much more. Check out some of our
Knights of the Realm
In the World Tournament Of Champions, Knights of the Realm, an international troupe of skilled horsemen, archers, and swordsmen bring the games and jousting of 16th century Europe to life. The clash of steel rings throughout the Vale as each Knight brings passion and prowess to defend the honor of their home country. Feel the ground tremble with pounding of hooves, lend your voice to cheer your favorite Knight to victory, as they vie for the favor and honor of Her Majesty, Mary Queen of Scotland and her Ladies!
Broon is a variety comedian who has toured all over the country for more than twenty years presenting a show of side splitting laughter and amazing stunts. With a strong background in improvisational theater and street performing he has developed a spontaneous and edgy style that guarantees no two shows will be exactly alike. One part stand up comic and one part side show performer Broon amazes with magic, fire eating, juggling and bullwhips all wrapped up with a sardonic wit that will leave you breathless.
MooNiE the Magnif'Cent
Adults and children alike have loved The MooNiE Show for over 20 years! An immersive silent comedy experience that brings the audience in using whistles and gestures to put everyone in stitches. Adding to the comedy is MooNiE’s mesmerizing balancing and juggling skills, creating an enjoyable family-friendly show that has something for everyone. Stick around for his final show of the day when MooNiE teams up with the edgy sarcastic Broon for the largely improvised MooNiE and BrooN Show. A perfect double act, clashing and complimenting to create the ideal recipe for painfully good comedy where no one will know what they’re going to do next, including them.
No Parchment Needed
This merry troupe of actors have traveled far and wide to entertain you, but seem to have forgotten their scripts! They may be short on parchment, but make up for it with creativity and hilarity. Help them out by offering suggestions to drive or even start each scene. Every short-form show is completely unique and sure to bring a smile to your face!
Robin Hood and Maid Marian Present!
Join Robin Hood and Maid Marian for magical storytelling! Six members of the audience star in these high-energy, interactive retellings of “St. George & the Dragon” and “The Tales of Robin Hood”! Heroes, villains, cheering, screaming, and hilarity ensues!
For years, Seattle based BOWI has been entertaining audiences with a blend of traditional Celtic music and unique energy. The BOWI sound encompasses a wide range of music including driving Jigs and Reels, exciting vocals, and beautiful ballads. An incredibly flexible and adaptive group, BOWI has performed at everything from Pubs and local faires, to private parties and weddings. Acoustic or “Plugged in”, BOWI has never failed to get the hands clapping and feet stomping.
Sound and Fury
Sound & Fury is a vaudeville-nouveau trio, who present original comic genre-parody plays. Using frequent audience participation and utter destruction of the ‘fourth-wall,’ Sound & Fury makes their works light & accessible, and non-threatening to a modern audience with limited attention spans. They have entertained over 825,000 people live in the last 17 years, and have a devoted following of fans (the Furies), who range in age from 12 to 80. Starting in 1996 they began to perform improvised sketches onstage to entertain patrons at some of the oldest and largest faires in the country. Soon after, they began touring the world, appearing in Australia, Scotland, and Canada, and they haven’t looked back, because objects in mirror are closer than they appear.
Did someone call for a celebration?! Baksana is a live music and belly dance group! Inspired by folkloric styles from North Africa, Eastern Europe and more… Full of energy, mystery, and dash of sass… this group is a delight for all-ages. Swords, cymbals, songs and smiles for miles, come have some fun with these entertainers.
Arden the Fiddler
Listen as Arden plays world fiddle music of all ilks, with an emphasis on Celtic, ballads both bawdy & brave, and Gypsy & Ukrainian folk. Arden can be found about Dunrose entertaining and providing tunes to get your toes tapping!
Putting the Stomp back in Trad! The Stomptowners is a rare experience blending dynamic traditional Irish music with voice and hot Irish dance. This four piece puts together Uilleann Pipes, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, breathtaking vocals and driven foot percussion. Tradition comes to life with the all energy today’s audience craves, The Stomptowners truly bring something for everyone.
Piccolo Puppet Players
The Piccolo Puppet Players presents The Punch & Judy Show! Done in the traditional British style. Prepare for lots of color, laughter and audience interaction. Mr. Punch is a light hearted anti-hero who gets himself in and out of trouble by the use of his wits. He meets many colorful characters throughout the show: Judy, his wife; the Baby; Joey the clown; the Constable, who never fails to misapprehend Mr.Punch, the Crocodile who swallows his stick and many others! Join us at the Bairns Puppet Theater!
Dram & Go
Founded early in 2014, Dram & Go features a fresh take on traditional Celtic music. With piper Micah Babinski (lowland pipes, smallpipes, mandolin), Rachel Bowen (fiddle), and Anton Emery (guitar, banjo, Irish flute), Dram & Go has been busy harnessing the raw foot-stomping energy found at the intersection of Scottish piping, old-time fiddle, Irish Sessions, and bluegrass.
Wytchwood Players is a family based performance group that has been ongoing since 2001 bringing fairy tale characters to life. Come join WitchyPoonella and Puss N’Boots as they share daring stories for the young and old and romp thru the faire green causing mischief and mayhem amongst the townsfolk in the Vale of Dunrose.
An unruly crew of the most viscous Jailers tasked by the Crown to lock up the accused in the towns and villages throughout England! Just watch out, if we have a warrant for your arrest, the dice will determine your fate!
News of jolly festivities and the visit from the Her Royal Majesty Mary, Queen of Scotland have intrigued Royalty of another kind. The Fae Queens Aurelia and Morgana have decided to cross the boundaries between this land and the next to visit the Vale of Dunrose. With the two fae courts in tow, the Seelie and Unseelie Queens have come to see what mortal delights the little village have in store for them. Come see what amusements these immortals have to offer this Faire!
The Minstrel Darius
Bringing an eclectic blend of celtic, middle-eastern, and renaissance dance music on the soprano lute, The Minstrel Darius inspires all ages to dance!
Faires and other historical reenactment events since 1995. The beautiful music they made together was a true reflection of their love for each other through the years. Sometimes soft and sweet, sometimes romantic and often fun and energetic their music has brought a full spectrum of feelings to crowds throughout the Northwest. Cheryl continues their tradition of bringing music and love to all who listen after losing the love of her life in 2015. Her smile reflects the joy in her heart as we cherish the memory of our dear friend Marty.
The Village Greene
The villagers of Dunrose! Representing the common folk from renaissance period; the farmers and artisans that keep the village fed and clothed, the servants in noble households, soldiers and mercenaries that keep us safe, and players and musicians that entertain. Stop by to play a game and see how peasants live!
In renaissance Europe, there’s always a war happening somewhere. Hawkwood’s Troope makes that war their business! Demonstrating advanced historical fighting techniques in several styles and offering the chance to learn how to swing your sword like a mercenary! An ongoing project combining resources from several Oregon and Washington schools of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) to educate the public about the realities of warfare in the middle ages and renaissance and how much fun historical martial arts can be! But watch out, you may just be recruited into the Troope!
Brotherhood of Oceanic Mercenaries (BOOM)
Plundering will be Had! Cutlasses will Clash! Jigs will be Danced and Shanties will be Sung! This fun- loving band of scallywags from the “Emerald Rose” will raise your spirits in song and thrill your senses with suspense and intrigue; charmin’ their way into your good graces all the while. “So batten down yer hatches, stow yer wenches and …Prepare to be Boarded!!!”
Biddy on the Bench (1st Weekend Only)
Playing and singing traditional tunes on traditional instruments, “Biddy on the Bench” brings fresh energy to the vibrant genre of old-world folk.
Earl the Bard
A Professional Noise Maker specializing in song and tale told to the accompaniment of the Hurdy Gurdy in the style of the wandering minstrels of old.