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 Guilded Thistle (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.
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!
~NEW!!~ Raptor Events
Raptor Events’ master falconer showcases the captivating art of falconry, a favored sport of the nobility of medieval Europe. Majestic birds of prey soar through the sky as they beat their wings in pursuit of their quarry. Conservation and animal education are at the core of the Raptor Events mission. After-show activities include a meet-and-greet with the falconer and his feathered assistants. As part of their company of conservation ambassadors, Raptor Events also displays a variety of reptile species, offering an engaging experience for a wide range of animal enthusiasts.
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.
House of Stirling
The House of Sterling is the local ranking noble family in the Vale of Dunrose and has invited Queen Mary and her court to enjoy a day at faire. Be sure to pay them a visit and be sent on a game of Squire Quest!
~NEW!!~ Liffey the Bard
A songstress and ne’er-do-well bringing soprano vocals and mischievous smiles to the village streets. Toss a coin to your Liffey, you’ll at least get a song out of it.
The Blue Footed Booby
Welcome to Mr. Christian’s house of ill-repute, blue gartered working girls and very very bad puns.
How many Private’s does it take have a good time? ‘Just One Buccaneer’s.’
Come get your fancy tickled for two pence, your secrets unlocked for a gold doubloon, your need for stale water quenched on the house, and remember, half priced Tuesdays include the bartenders special, Wet Willy, and a peek at the girl of the day’s left ankle. We except all forms of currency, including livestock, fine trinkets and treasures and your mother’s best garter belt.
Troupe Seven Stars
Troubadours, actors, poets, and bards. Troupe Seven Stars are creators, virtuosos and vagabonds; making their way across the lands to spread their passion for their craft during an era when the ideals of learning, art, and beauty have become paramount once more. With no food left to fill their bellies or supplies to keep the carts on the move, this raggle-taggle band of folk artists and street performers has set up camp in town until their welcome has been worn out or they have scrounged up the means to move along. Catch them performing music, dancing, Commedia dell’Arte, and more in the streets!
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.
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!
~NEW!!~ The Jackdaws
The Jackdaws deliver original, contemporary, and traditional Irish Rock to audiences across the land. This trailblazing trio will excite and have you coming back for more with their driving melodies and relentlessly aggressive lyrics. More Irish than a drunken roar, and a damned sight messier, meet The Jackdaws.
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!
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.
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)
Privateers to her Majesty, Queen Mary, through swordplay, shanties, and a robust historical display, the crew of the Emerald Rose shall both Amaze and Inform your entire family.
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.
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.
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.
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.