EntertainmentLet 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
The Scottish Court
A group of performers portraying the royal court of Her Majesty, Mary, Queen of Scots. Players reenact what it would have been like in Mary’s life throughout her reign of Scotland, Ireland, and France.
Lynx - Daredevil of Oddities
The Lynx Show is a unique blend of magic, sword swallowing and comedy. Lynx is a veteran when it comes to performing at Renaissance festivals across the country. Not only is there audience interaction and participation but a strong positive message at the end. From death defying feats of amazement to bewildering moments that just can’t be explained, The Lynx Show is sure to thrill you! So, don’t miss out and be part of the fun!
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 Scots!
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.
In a land far away… In a time long ago – Brave Knights fought for Honor, Glory, & Chivalry. Led into battle by Sir Rey Sancho, “The Giant of Aragon!” This 7 foot tall “Lord of the Ring” will command the Knights at your bidding. With a voice like thunder & a wit like lightning, he will enthrall both young & old, with a show for the ages!” Victory awaits you in the Jousting arena! Huzzah!!
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.
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!
Baksana music and dance ensemble performs colorful pieces inspired by eastern lands. Adventure, passion, and humor combine to tell stories through movements. “Baksana” is Turkish for “Hey! Over here!” which compliments their energetic and captivating presence. Swords, veils, assaya, cymbals, and lots of improvisation are used to create unique audience experiences.
Cirque du Sewer
Cirque du Sewer- the acrobat with rats and cats! As seen on ABC’s “The Gong Show”, physical performer/ rope walker Melissa and her trained animals perform stunts together that will change your ideas of what rats and cats are capable of!
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
Dram & Go has shared their unique blend of boundary defying Celtic music for four years. By embracing the new, the old, Scottish, Irish, and beyond, the band pays homage to the classics of the tradition while creating dynamic new pathways through the genre they love. In 2015 the band released their self titled debut. With their second release, Heads, Tails, and Heart, the band is poised to further push the limits of the gripping combination of pipes, fiddle, and guitar.
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 Scotland! Just watch out, if we have a warrant for your arrest, the dice will determine your fate!
From the magical realms of the Wyldewood, the Faerie Queen Tanaquil Glorianna has heard that the Queen of Scots, Mary Stewart is to be honored with a summer faire at the Vale of Dunrose.
Intrigued to see a mortal queen, she has gathered her court of Fae to come and partake of the festivities.
Come meet the Faerie Queen, Princess Aurelia, their faeries, elves, goblins, satyrs, pixies, brownies and more! The Queen likes her entertainment, and so there will be songs, dancing, and crafting, all aimed at enchanting your wee ones!
The Minstrel Darius
After studying mandolin under the tutelage of a wise master deep in the desert, the minstrel known as Darius set forth to share the gift of music. From street corners to the queen’s court, an eclectic blend of medieval, renaissance, and celtic ballads and dance music is sure to delight Lords, Ladies, and Fairies of all ages and walks of life.
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.
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!!!”
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.
The Tortuga Twins
Outrageously unpredictable and audaciously hilarious, these three “twins” are improv comedy storytellers extraordinaire—which is not an easy thing to say with a mouth full of laughter! Their special blend of stage comedy and audience participation has been labeled “Funny-Bone-Breaking Humorous.” You have been warned.
Mistress of Melody
Samantha, the Mistress of Melody is a bard in the classic sense. Telling tales in song with her Celtic harp and her voice she entertains, recalling stories both old and new. Samantha is also a member of the Irish band, Possibly Irish, whom of which she plays harp with in the summers at the Enchanted Forest in Salem, Oregon.
Master Payne's Magykes
Master Payne has been skillfully entertaining audiences in and around the Pacific Northwest with his award winning magic show for over thirty-five years.
Payne’s performances are unique, contemporary and feature many original presentations that you’ll see nowhere else.
Juniper & the Wolf
Genevieve (aka ‘Juniper & the Wolf’) is a duo of one; a musician, storyteller, bard (in the traditional sense), roaming the world to unearth & share traditional folk music from any & every country, from any & every age, aiming to ignite a world renaissance of passion, creativity & hunger for history, tradition, music & dance.”
Fakespeare featuring Patrick Hercamp (of Sound and Fury) performing the Bard’s work like you’ve never seen it before! This award winning vaudevillian comedian condenses some of Shakespeare’s best loved tragedies, energetically illustrating all the key points, characters, and iconic dramatic moments in 30 minutes or less. This show is for Shakespeare fans and total illiterates alike. There’s something for everyone to enjoy with Patrick’s “Fakespeare”, and if you’re not careful, you just might learn something
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.