Our Stage Shows for 2023!
These Acts grace our stages EVERY weekend of the Faire!
Daniel GreenWolf: Celtic Magician
ALL NEW MAGIC! COMEDY!
POSSIBLE HOT DOOMITY DEATH!
As seen on AMC Network's "Dispatches from Elsewhere" and at Renaissance Faires for over two decades! See Irish themed Magic and Stories, Strange & Witty Comedy, and Death-Defying Feats of Fiery Doomity Goodness! Fun for all ages!
Strangelove Sideshow Spectacular
Steel your hearts and behold the Damsel of Danger, Krystal Younglove the Indestructible Lady.
Presenting classic sideshow performances to strike to your very core. Animal traps, piles of glass, beds of nails, light bulbs
Family-Friendly (For Slightly Odd Families)
Sasanach presents The Fiddler and the Fairy: Music and stories from the Emerald Isle. Sasanach (who occasionally answers to "Keith", as well as "hey you!" and "does anyone want the rest of these potatoes?") is an Englishman who fell in love with the people, places, and traditions of Ireland (and the clothing of Scotland).
At our faire he brings us a sample of music and stories that were given to humans by the people of the fae.
The Foxy Bard
The Foxy Bard is a musician and public performer who specializes in Irish, Scottish and English folk songs ranging from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. He is also available for parties.
The Harlot Queens
The Harlot Queens are a comedic musical act hailing from New England. These self-styled "Queens" may look innocent, but their songs are not! Join them as they sing about their failed attempts at love, seafaring, and various criminal enterprises. You will be in for a "royal treat!"
A Fantabulous Belly Dancing troupe with a Story to tell. Their movement will entrance you and their personalities with enchant you. Don't miss them!
Not In The Face Productions
The epic fight crew of the
Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire. For over a decade, they have been exciting audiences with their story-driven melees and brilliant battles. See them swing steel as part of the scripted show throughout the day!
Taliesin Phoenix is a bard, seanchaí, bearer of the seven colors: Storyteller. He has collected the great myths and epic poems from across the lands and through all of time brings them here to reveal the lessons, laughs and lyrics that guide the wise in every age. Join him to light the flame and see the StoryPhoenix rise from the ashes again.
The Improv Comedy Fire Show Spectacular!
See our variety performers, and maybe a few special guests, take the stage for two words that should never be combined- Improvisation and Fire!
See the absurdity live Every Saturday Night!
The Voices of MFRF
Listen to the beautiful melodies of our Shire's Soulful Sirens as they share classic folk songs, lively pub tunes and obscure classics.
The Voices have been a staple of the Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire since our first year. See for yourself why they're a faire favorite!
Watch the Expert Craftspeople of Rabenwald Metalsmything working the ancient trade of flame and metal. Experience live demonstrations throughout the day, and even purchase their creations!
He's Strange, He's Bawdy, He's Tactless... Experience his Ribald song slinging at the Pub (And more family friendly songs outside of the pub) throughout the faire day!
Listen to the brilliant folk sound of this Piratical Songstress. She has been with us since the beginning and you'll be delighted by her enchanting melodies and shanties that'll get you moving!
Catch these Amazing ACTS on Select Weekends
The one-man, audience-interactive, Shakespearean
Join Will Shakespeare as he takes you on adventures full of merriment, sword fights, mistaken identities, star-cross'd lovers, romance, shipwrecks, musical numbers, and ... being pursued by a bear! The Shakespearean adventures are a family-friendly, madcap, zany time where everyone gets involved, whether you want to jump onstage as a performer or sit back in the audience & enjoy the fun! Shakespeare Approves!
2nd Weekend Only
Minstrel Dave & The Songbird
Ren Faire performers for over 2 decades. Maria and Dave have joined forces to entertain you.
Maria has been performing at Renaissance Festivals for over 15 years with multiple groups and has been singing for almost 2 1/2 decades in several different choirs. Maria really shines on Vocals but also plays the Recorder & Tinwhistle.
Minstrel Dave has been performing at Renaissance Faires across the USA. Playing guitar, mandolin and singing Dave is so old that when he writes a new song, it's already traditional.
1st & 3rd Weekend Only
The Harmless Danger Juggling Show!
Harmless the Danger Juggler performs a show that is more fun than you can shake a baby at! Featuring equal parts outrageous silliness and dangerous stunts, it's a funny juggling show with serious consequences.
1st Weekend Only
For over twenty years, this troupe of slightly mad, but well-educated, swords-people have brought knowledge and fun to audiences across the East Coast. Learn about the history of Weaponry and see valiant battles throughout the day!
2nd & 3rd Weekend Only
Paolo Garbanzo has performed for crowds all over the US and Europe. He's been a member The Flying Karamazov Brothers, earned the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Juggling Association, and performs his shows in three languages. In 2007 he won the International Jester Competition, making him an official Jester of Muncaster Castle in England, and the first American in history to be an official Jester of an English castle.
2nd Weekend Only
Since 2014 Bad Idea Variety Show has been on the road traveling to Renaissance Faires showcasing “Better Entertainment Through Poor Life Choices”
Offering two distinctly different shows. The “Bad Idea Variety Show” is a show case of variety acts based around not so brilliant ideas for playing chubby bunny or to a round of russian roulette.
3rd Weekend Only
Live steel combat!
See medieval fighters go head to head in unscripted, real competitive bouts where you can cheer for your favorite warriors!
Don't miss these amazing warriors!
1st Weekend Only
Back for 2022! This troupe of fire slingers will light up the sky of our final weekend Saturday Night Extravaganza! They take fire dance and performance to a whole new level with unmatched creativity and fun!
3rd Saturday Night Show Only
Celtic Harps, Flutes, Recorders, Penny Whistle,
Bowed Psaltery, Guitar and beautiful vocal harmonies
will transport you to another place and time!
2nd Weekend Only
The Beauty of the Hammered Dulcimer
A Masterful musician and composer, and you can find Vince performing historical and original music on Hammered Dulcimer throughout the Americas and Europe. Whether he's performing in English, Spanish, or Italian, he believes that the audience should not be separated from the show but instead be a part of it, and he brings a bit of cultural and historical perspective to every performance.
3rd Weekend Only