Gloucester

Medieval Fantasies Company in cooperation with
the Gloucester County Parks and Recreation Department
is honoured to present one of the finest Renaissance Faires in Virginia

The 10th Annual
Gloucester Renaissance Festival

All Hallows Eve Celebration

     

Held in the picturesque Historic District of Downtown Gloucester, VA.

October 22-23, 2016
Saturday: 10am - 6pm      Sunday: 10am - 5pm 
Free Admission

Participant Applications  Merchants Performers Living History Activities Masquerade Ball Festival Map Schedule of Events Weddings Scout Program Festival Souvenirs

 

No weapons permitted.   No alcohol or coolers allowed.

With one step you leave behind all that you have known and with the next step you enter a world where Myth and Legend are Reality. Fall leaves waft through the chill Autumn air. The scent of spices, pies and roasting meat tempts your appetite while you slake your thirst with apple cider. Dress in your finest garb and dance the night away at the Masquerade Ball.  Festivities begin Saturday morn at 10 am and does not end until the last note from the music at the Masquerade Ball.  The Festival resumes Sunday morning at 10 am and concludes at 5 pm.  Free to all that shall enter our Magical Realm. 

 

 

       

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Festival Map

Gloucester Renaissance Faire Map 

Spaces are available on a first come first served basis. To secure your space please contact us for Merchant, Performer or Living History Application/Contracts.

  1. Leather by William
  2. Sun Dame
  3. Amethyst Cauldron
  4. Camelot Moon
  5. Viking Games
  6. Demo Area
  7. Parodi's Academy of Medieval Martial Arts
  8. Black Heart Enterprises
  9. Thunder & Spice
  10. Knight Templar Encampment
  11. Haunted Graveyard - Games and Activities
  12. Flabbergast the Wizard
  13. Faery Fancy Face Painting - MFC Gyfte Shoppe
  14. White Stag Manor - Royal Huntsman
  15. Medieval Fantasies Company - Royal Pavilion
  16. D & J Concessions
  17. Masquerade Ball
  18. Historical Swordsmanship Class - Sword Circle
  19. Archery / Axe Throw

 

 

 

 

   

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Featured Performers

       
  Their Majesties The Blackwolfs    
           
  The Welsh Corgi Show 
Princess Rhiannon and Welsh Corgi Luna
 


  


Thunder and Spice
Celtic, Folk and Renaissance music 

 
Flabbergast the Wizard
Offering Magic for your amazement.
     
Parodi's Academy of Medieval Martial Arts
Performing at 11:30am & 1:30pm Saturday and 1:30pm on Sunday

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Featured Merchants


Faery Fancy -
Face Painting
MFC Gyfte Shoppe
Leatherwork by William
I strive to bring you the finest in handcrafted leather goods for the reenactor, Renaissance Fair enthusiast or LARPer.
All of the products are handmade by me using the best materials available.

Camelot Moon
Gifts and Collectibles For Your Castle
and Kingdom

 Sun Dame
Handcrafted Jewelry, Elf Ears and Crowns

Amethyst Cauldron
Candles, Sachets, Oils
Tarot and Pendulum Divination

Black Heart Enterprises
Tumbled Stones, Wind chimes, Pendants,
Crystals and Quartz Staffs
 

Historical Swordsmanship Class

Teaching Swordfighting
and offering Foam Swords for sale

 

D & J Concessions

Turkey Legs, Roasted Corn, Polish Sausage,
Italian Sausage, Steak and Cheese, Fresh Cut Fries,
Frozen Cheesecake (on a stick dipped in chocolate),
and Funnel Cake

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Living History

 
Templar Knight
Living History Encampment

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Activities
 

       
 Armour Demonstration 
2pm each day
 Knighting Ceremony
following the Armour Demonstration
    Chess  
       
       

Viking Games     

 

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 Games

   
Archery

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Masquerade Ball
Learn a variety of dances from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

All Patrons Welcome! 

Saturday 4:30pm - 5:30pm 

Bransle Maltese Bransle The Moresca Going to Jerusalem Farandole Twirly  Reel

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Let us make your Wedding Fantasies come true!

There is a $100.00 fee for the use of our Wedding Venues at any of our Events, this includes Free Admission (where applicable for up to 10 members of the Wedding Party, A Wedding Bower (decorated by the Wedding Client) and two flags of the Bride and Groom's Ancestry. There must be a signed Contract made between the Wedding Party and MFC. There may be Events where multiple Services are being conducted. Weddings are conducted at each Event in the order in which they are Contracted. No impromptu Services are allowed at any MFC Events.

 
 

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Now seeking Performers, Merchants and Living History Groups as well as
Staff (Roadies, Knights) for the 2016 season.

For detailed information, guidelines and specification please see the MFC Handbook.

 

Selection of Performers, Merchants, Living History and other participants is based upon the following criteria: Period Tentage, Ability to fit within the theme and atmosphere of the Event, Type of Merchandise, Performance or Service offered, Prior participation and good standing with MFC, Completion of Application/Contract received with full payment of Merchant fee. Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis with returning Participants, who are of good standing, being given first refusal. 

Staff Application   Living History Application Performer Application Merchant Application
All Merchants Wares Juried
Roadie Application

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Period Tents/Pavilions available for Event Rental
Contact damedagrny@medievalfantasiesco.com for more information.

 
 4 - 12'x12' Medieval Pavilion
Water Proof Canvas Shelter, 7 height
Pavilion will be setup and ready for your use upon arrival.
$75 per weekend
2 - 16'x16' Medieval Pavilion
Water Proof Canvas Shelter 7 height
Pavilion will be setup and ready for your use upon arrival.
White PVC Walls provided for after hours
or inclement weather.

$100 per weekend
 

Please contact Medieval Fantasies Company for further information.

Medieval Fantasies Company
 PO Box 13
Churchville, VA 24421
540-294-1846

sirblackwolf@medievalfantasiesco.com
ladydawn@medievalfantasiesco.com

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Scouting Through the Ages

Scouting Programs for Faire: By attending The Gloucester Renaissance Festival, Scouts of all Ages are given the opportunities to complete the following Badge/Patch activities.

Brownies Junior Girl Scouts Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors All Scouts (Boys or Girls)

Renaissance Times Try-It

 

Medieval Maidens Try-It

Renaissance Times Badge

 

Medieval Maidens Badge

 

Making Medieval Magic Badge

Renaissance Times IP

 

Medieval Maidens IP

 

Renaissance Times IP

Medieval Merriment Patch


For additional informaiton on
Scouting Programs

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2016 Schedule of Events

  Court Circle                                                                                                                         Carriage Green

Saturday, October 22, 2016

10:00am

Thunder & Spice  Royal Progress through the Faire

10:30am

 

11:00am

   

11:30am

                        Parodi's Academy of Medieval Martial Arts  

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  Flabbergast the Wizard

12:30pm

Thunder & Spice 

 

1:00pm

1:30pm

                        Parodi's Academy of Medieval Martial Arts

2:00pm

                              Knighting Ceremony at the Royal Pavilion 

2:30pm

Thunder & Spice 

3:00pm

                                           Welsh Corgi Show at the Royal Pavilion 

3:30pm

 

 Flabbergast the Wizard 

4:00pm

  Masquerade Ball

4:30pm

 

5:00 pm

 

 
 
6:00pm                                                                                                    Faire Closes

 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

10:00am

Thunder & Spice   Royal Progress through the Faire

10:30am

11:00am

   

11:30am

 

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   Flabbergast the Wizard

12:30pm

Thunder & Spice 

 

1:00pm

1:30pm

                              Parodi's Academy of Medieval Martial Arts

2:00pm

                                      Knighting Ceremony at the Royal Pavilion 

2:30pm

                                          Welsh Corgi Show at the Royal Pavilion 

3:00pm

Thunder & Spice 

 

3:30pm

 Flabbergast the Wizard 

4:00pm

   

4:30pm

 

 

5:00 pm

                                                                                                  Faire Closes

Festival Closes at 6pm on Saturday, 5pm on Sunday

 

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Directions

Make your best way to Rt 17
In Gloucester VA turn East onto BR 17 MAIN ST
Continue East to COURT CIRCLE & CARRIAGE LN

 Map of 6509 Main St Gloucester, VA 23061-6103, US

Accommodations

Hampton Inn Gloucester
Comfort Inn
6639 Forest Hill Ave.
Gloucester, VA, US, 23061
Phone: (804) 695-1900
Inn at Warner Hall
A Virginia B&B
4750 Warner Hall Road
Gloucester, Virginia 23061
Local: 804.695.9565
Toll-Free: 800.331.2720
Email: info@warnerhall.com
Hampton Inn Gloucester
6638 Forest Hill Ave
Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061
804-693-9393

 

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Event Sponsors
Help support this Event! Contact Sir Blackwolf for Sponsorship opportunities!

     
 
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Medieval Fantasies Company
PO Box 13
Churchville, VA 24421
540-294-1846

sirblackwolf@medievalfantasiesco.com
ladydawn@medievalfantasiesco.com

                

* Images are for promotional purpose only.  Specific vendors, performers or arrangement may vary.