GreenHill

Medieval Fantasies Company in cooperation with the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is honoured to present

The 12th Annual

Green Hill Medieval Faire

and Highland Games

To be held at the beautiful Green Hill Park,
in Roanoke County near Salem, VA.

Cancelled by Client

 

 

 

 

Period Weapons permitted, must be Peacebound. No alcohol, coolers or pets allowed.

 

Gather Ye Lords and Ladies Fair, Come with me to the Medieval Faire!! 

Framed by the forested Green Hills the field is strewn with tents both brilliant white and vibrant hues. The aromas of roasting foods rise through the air along with the sounds of laughter and music that abound upon the field.  Brave Knights strive to earn Ladies hearts by deeds of arms and with the shiny treasures found on Merchants Row.  Games to entrance and enthrall the young and the young at heart are here by the Stage where Musicians and Performers entertain the on looking crowd. 

Join us for a day filled with mirth and an evening filled with magic at the Masquerade Ball. Dress in your finest garb as you walk with Nobles, Ladies and Knights about the grounds beginning Saturday morning at 10 am and ending with the final song at the Pub Sing that evening. Return Sunday Morning, feast and make merry until the Faire concludes at 5pm. 

     

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 Faire Map
(map is not to scale)

 
Space 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.
2. Many a Fine Faerie Thing

3. Obsidian's Caldera

4. Medieval Soap

5. Teatime Teas

6. Thunder and Spice

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8. Royal Pavilion - Medieval Fantasies Company Office

9. White Stag Manor - The Royal Huntsman and Seneschal

10. D & J Concessions

11. Green Hill Stage

12. Maypole 

13. Sword Circle

14. Highland Games Registration

15. Magickal Things

16. Robb Herbst, "The Falconer of Phillpott Locke"

17. D & J Lemonade

18. Archery and Axe Throw

19. Archery Through the Ages/Roanoke YMCA Fencing

20. Something Different

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22. Stiches in Time Inc

23. Camelot Moon

24. Stationer's Shop

25.

26. Dragon Tale Tavern

27. Madam Tess, Gypsy Queen

28. Crimson Gypsy

29. Mistress Rayne Face Painting

30. The MFC Market Place

31. Royal Stage / Masquerade Ball

 

 

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 Featured Performers
  
Sir Strongbow and Dame Dianna
The Royal Huntsman and Huntress
Offering instruction in Medieval hunting, woodlore and Archery

 
Their Majesties The Blackwolfs


Madam Tess - Gypsy Queen
Fortune Teller

 
Maugorn the Stray
Wandering Minstrel and Pub Singer

Master David
Sword Swallower

Dave McMillian & Lady Sue
Travelling Musicians, Violin & Guitar
 
David Castree
Magician

Thunder and Spice
Celtic, Folk and Renaissance music 

The Falconer of Philpott Locke

Roanoke YMCA Fencing Club





Virginia Highlands Pipes & Drums 



 

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 Featured Merchants


Willow Wisp Face Painting


MFC Market Place 
Offering Wooden Swords, Shields and Handmade Children's Leather Armour

 


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), Funnel Cake, Lemonade, Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup, Cake Cone and Waffle Cone, Soda Floats (Root Beer and Orange)


Stationer's Shop

D & J Lemonade


Camelot Moon
Gifts and Collectibles For Your Castle and Kingdom  


Magickal Things
 
Stiches in Time Inc

Teatime Teas
A loose leaf tea company committed to serving the needs of the loose leaf tea lover. We strive to acquire the best loose leaf tea at a reasonable price.


Crimson Gypsy - Henna Artist

Historical Swordsmanship Class
Teaching Swordfighting and offering Foam Swords for sale
 
 
Something Different

Obsidian's Caldera


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 Living History

 

 


 

Archery of the Middle Ages

We are honoured to have a great number of talented Archers from a variety of backgrounds participating.
Archers will include The Hunters, The Yeomen, The Warriors and The Nobles.

Followed by the Royal Archery Contest - Open to one and all

 
         

  Hear Ye Hear Ye - The Royal Archery Contest shall be held each day upon the grounds of the Faire. The Tournament is open to one and all and is absolutely free. Participants shall be divided into two groups 12 and under and 13 and older. Archers must be in Medieval, Renaissance or Fantasy attire and are required to provide their own equipment however bows and arrows must meet the Standards of the Contest. Arrows must have wooden shafts with field tips and bows are limited to recurve and longbows only. No compound bows will be permitted. The winner of each group will receive a Golden Arrow to signify their ability as Master Archers.     

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 Activities - Free unless otherwise noted
      
Armour Demonstration  Knighting Ceremony Chess

The Royal Archery Contest -
Come shoot with the King & Queen!

       
   Juggling Workshop
Maypole
Dance yourself dizzy winding colorful ribbons about the pole.
Lawn Chess   Stocks
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 Games

 
Archery - $1.00 for three shots Axe Throw - $1.00 for three throws

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  Green Hill Medieval Faire
Masquerade Ball

 

   
 
Branle Maltese Branle The Moresca Going to Jerusalem Farandole Twirly Reel

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

 

 

Cast Application Living History Group Application Performer Application Merchant Application
All Merchants Wares Juried
Food Merchant Application
All Merchants Wares Juried
Staff/Volunteer Application Roadie Application


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

1 - 8'x12' Medieval Pavilions  
Water Proof Canvas Shelter
7’ front slopes to 6’ back
Pavilion will be setup and ready for your use upon arrival.

$50 each per weekend
1 - 7'x8' Wedge
Water Proof Canvas Shelter
7’ height, 7'x8' interior with bell back
Pavilion will be setup and ready for your use upon arrival.
$50 per weekend
1 - 8'x12' Medieval Food Pavilion  
Water Proof Canvas Shelter
7’ height with half walls on three sides
Pavilion will be setup and ready for your use upon arrival.

$75 each per weekend
1 - Personal Pavilion
Water Proof Canvas Shelter
5' in diameter at the eaves, 7"diameter at the base, 5 ' high walls with a 8'6" peak.
Pavilion will be setup and ready for your use upon arrival.
$50 per weekend
 
 

 

Please contact Medieval Fantasies Company for further information.

Medieval Fantasies Company
3782 Churchville Ave
Churchville, VA 24421
540-337-6324
sirblackwolf@medievalfantasiesco.com
ladydawn@medievalfantasiesco.com

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Scouting Through the Ages

Scouting Programs for Faire: By attending The Green Hill Medieval Faire and Highland Games, 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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Let us make your Wedding Fantasies come true!

There is a $50.00 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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 Highland Games at Green Hill Park

 
2008 Contestants
 

Women's Division
Highland Games Athletic Competition shall be held Saturday only!
Witness incredible feats of strength and endurance by some of the best athletes around.
A total of 35 athletes will compete in seven different categories.
 

     
Caber Toss 22 lb Scottish Hammer Throw Open Stone Put
   
28lb and 56lb Weight Throw 56 lb Weight for Height Sheaf Toss


Register by emailing our Athletic Director Billy Shraderratat washrader@hotmail.comm
Fields will be limited to a total of 33 athletes...Class A, Class B and Masters.

 

 Class A  Class B
Stone Put Sheaf Toss
56lb. Weight for Distance 56lb. Weight for Height
28lb. Weight for Distance Stone Put
22lb. Hammer Throw  
LUNCH  
  LUNCH
Caber Toss 56lb. Weight for Distance
Sheaf Toss 28lb. Weight for Distance
56lb. Weight for Height Caber Toss
  22lb. Hammer Throw

 

 


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2014 Schedule of Events

 

Green Hill Stage

Dragon Tale Tavern/Royal Stage

Battle Arena Demonstrations and Presentations

Faire Grounds

Saturday,

10 am

Faire Opens

 Maugorn the Stray   Royal Progress through the Faire

10:30

 

 

 

11 am

Master David - Sword Swallower

Dave McMillian & Lady Sue
Travelling Musicians, Violin & Guitar
Roanoke YMCA Fencing Club

Juggling Workshop at Camelot Moon

 

11:30

   

Thunder and Spice - Celtic, Folk and Renaissance Music

 

 

 Maypole Dance w/ Maugorn the Stray 

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Virginia Highlands Pipes & Drums

  

 

 

 

12:30

 

Maugorn the Stray  

Roanoke YMCA Fencing Club 

Henry's Hunt Club at White Stag Manor

 

1 pm

 

Thunder and Spice - Celtic, Folk and Renaissance Music  

  

Knighting Ceremony at the Royal Pavilion 

 

1:30

 

David Castree - Magician

 

 

2 pm

  

Dave McMillian & Lady Sue
Travelling Musicians, Violin & Guitar

Archery of the Middle Ages

 

 

2:30

Master David - Sword Swallower   

 

 The Royal Archery Contest   Gypsy History at Madam Tess

 

3 pm

 

 Maugorn the Stray  

 

 

3:30

 

 David Castree - Magician

   

Maypole Dance w/ Maugorn the Stray 

4 pm

  Thunder and Spice - Celtic, Folk and Renaissance Music    Roanoke YMCA Fencing Club    

4:30

 

Masquerade Ball

 

5 pm

 

   

 

5:30

  Pub Sing       

6 pm

Faire Closes 

 

Green Hill Stage

Dragon Tale Tavern/Royal Stage

Battle Arena Demonstrations and Presentations

Faire Grounds

Sunday,

10 am

 Faire Opens Maugorn the Stray     Royal Progress through the Faire

10:30

 

 

 

11 am

      

Juggling Workshop at Camelot Moon

 

11:30

Dave McMillian & Lady Sue
Travelling Musicians, Violin & Guitar
 

 

 

12 n

  Thunder and Spice - Celtic, Folk and Renaissance Music  

 

 Maypole Dance w/ Maugorn the Stray
12:30  Master David - Sword Swallower

 Maugorn the Stray 

 

Henry's Hunt Club at White Stag Manor

 

1 pm

  

 David Castree - Magician 

 

Knighting Ceremony at the Royal Pavilion  

 

1:30

 

Thunder and Spice - Celtic, Folk and Renaissance Music

 

 

2 pm

 

Dave McMillian & Lady Sue
Travelling Musicians, Violin & Guitar

Archery of the Middle Ages

 

Maypole Dance w/ Maugorn the Stray and Hill & Vale   

2:30

Master David - Sword Swallower

 Maugorn the Stray   

The Royal Archery Contest Gypsy History at Madam Tess

 

3 pm

Virginia Highlands Pipes & Drums David Castree - Magician    

 

3:30

 

Masquerade Ball

     

4 pm

   

 

4:30

   Pub Sing

 

5 pm

Faire Closes




Festival opens at 10am Saturday & Sunday 

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

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Medieval faire in Roanoke County caters to devoteess

Costumes and thick accents were part of what made the Green Hill Medieval Faire a special event.

Jeff Sturgeon jeff.sturgeon@roanoke.com 381-1661    Photos by ERIC BRADY | The Roanoke Times

Aubrey Hays plays the part of a woodland fairy Sunday as she gives fairy dust to 18-month-old Elyssa Hostetter during the Green Hill Medieval Faire at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County.


Damee Dagrnyy, also know as Mia Pugh, and Sirr Blackwolff, also know as Chris Pugh, were the medievall faire’ssking and queen. Here they give a demonstration on different types of bows and arrows from the Middle Ages..

Kimberly Eakin of Roanoke and her two children had just arrived at the Green Hill Medieval Faire on Sunday when a voice cried out.

"Have you received your gift from the king and queen yet?"

There, under a tent, sat Chris Pugh portraying Sir Blackwolf and his wife, Mia Pugh portraying Dame Dagrny. He was in black, she in a colorful dress. They were smiling, but the boisterous overture startled the youngsters.

Nathan, 5, inched closer to his mommy's leg.

"We don't bite - hard," the knight said.

Knights in armor, queens and fair maidens in sparkling dresses and peasants in tunics - in the form of characters in garb who were speaking in accent - transformed part of Green Hill Park in Roanoke County just outside of Salem into a pretend medieval village this weekend. By mid Sunday afternoon, 1,300 people had had a brush with the Middle Ages, the 1,000 often-chaotic years of European history before 1500.

The weekend was a joint production of Roanoke County's Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism and Medieval Fantasies Co. of Churchville, which stages period festivals.

The little boy and his sister, Mariah, swallowed fear and collected a "dragon scale" stone and a necklace, respectively, for stepping into the throne room of the knight and dame who were playing the king and queen for the event.

The kids returned to the same tent an hour later and courageously knelt on a small red pillow to be knighted with a sword.

Eakin said she attends the festival, now 8 years old, every year she can make it. "The actors are great entertainment," she said. "Obviously, they're not doing it for the money. They're doing it out of total love for the period."

Speaking in English accents as thick as the fog that settled for a time on nearby Fort Lewis Mountain, the characters did magic tricks, played music and made merry. One merchant selling miniature knives and swords, tapestries, incense and juggling sticks, who goes by David of Richmond, said sales under his tent were decent.

Virginia Highlands Pipes and Drums, a bagpipe band from Roanoke, played songs while wearing red and black kilts.




Directions

Roanoke County's Green Hill Park
2501 Parkside Drive
Salem, VA

Make your best way to I-81, exit at MM 137 toward VA-619 / SALEM
Turn South onto VA-112 S / WILDWOOD RD
Turn RIGHT onto US-11 / US-460 / W MAIN ST
Turn LEFT onto DIUGUIDS LN
DIUGUIDS LN becomes HARBORWOOD RD
Turn RIGHT onto PARKSIDE RD

 Map of 2501 Parkside Rd Salem, VA 24153, US

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Accommodations

Quality Inn
151 Wildwood Rd
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-387-1600
Official site: www.comfortinn.com

La Quinta
140 Sheraton Dr
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-562-2717
Official site: www.lq.com

Hampton Inn
1886 Electric Rd
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-776-6500
Official site: www.hamptoninnsalem.com

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

 
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Green Hill Medieval Faire and Highland Games Souvenirs

T Shirts

Heavyweight 6.1-ounce, 100% cotton. Natural Color with Forest Green Imprint.
Available in S, M, L, XL, XXL or XXXL

Front Left Chest Imprint  Back Imprint 10 x12
Select Your Desired Size

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Medieval Fantasies Company
3782 Churchville Ave
Churchville, VA 24421
540-337-6324
sirblackwolf@medievalfantasiesco.com
ladydawn@medievalfantasiesco.com

                 

 

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