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RENNFEST is HERE!!!!

The Renaissance Festival Maryland is a spectacular event you don’t want to miss!  The Renaissance Festival Maryland begins on  August 26th and runs Saturdays/Sundays and Labor Day Monday through October 22nd for Nine Weekends of thrills, feasting, handmade crafts, entertainment, and merriment in Crownsville, Maryland.

The 27-acre Village of Revel Grove hosts more than 200 performers on ten stages, a 3,000-seat arena with over 140 artisans exhibiting crafts in their own renaissance shops, 5 taverns, 42 food and beverage emporiums.
Renaissance Festival Gladiator and Horse

RENAISSANCE REVELRY

Enchanting entertainment await all who enter.  Daring Knights in combat, flitting fairies, mystical tales and more at this years festival.

Bards | Chariots | Pirates |  Jugglers | Men in Armor | Minstrels | Magicians | Musicians | Stilt Walkers | Mimes | Fortune Teller | Archers | Clowns | Horses | Puppeteer | Sword Swallowing | Stunt Artist | Acrobats | Daredevils | Theatre | Dancers | Hypnotist

The Entertainers

Stage Performance Schedule

2024 Guest Artists & Visiting Authors

    VISITING AUTHORS

24 August

  • Chriss Bury – Children’s Storybooks
  • David Donaldson – Children’s Fantasy Adventure
  • Andrew Hiller – Children’s Storybooks and Young Adult Fantasy

25 August

  • September 1

    September 2

    • Manuscript Requiem In The Lair
  • Ross Dubois & Erica Diponzio – Oberon Ocarinas
  • Renee Ash – Poison Ivy Designs
  • Alessandra Pisano – Alessandra Pisano Illustrations

VISITING AUTHORS

September 7

  • Daniel M. Ford – Epic Fantasy
  • Kathy MacMillan – Young Adult Fantasy and Children’s ASL
  • Edward Swing – Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction

September 8

  • K.M. Hogenson – High Epic Fantasy
  • Azshure Raine – Romantic Fantasy
  • Lewissa Quinn Haigh & Geoffrey Haigh – Threads of Time : Lords
  • Lauren Muney – Silhouettes By Hand
  • Dice Knights Adventures

VISITING AUTHORS

October 5

  • Golden Angel – Steamy Romance
  • Jen DeLuca – Renfest RomCom
  • Molly Likovich – Gothic Romance

October 6

  • Kel Carpenter – Paranormal Romance
  • Kathy MacMillan – Young Adult Fantasy and Children’s ASL
  • Angela Mitchell, Chesapeake Mermaid – Children’s Educational Storybooks

Food At The Faire

Magical Weekends

Children’s Weekend:  August 26th and 27th – One child aged 7-15 is admitted free with each adult ticket purchased.  Children 6 and under are always free!

Romance WeekendSaturday, September 2nd Singles Party. Singles 21+ are welcomed to attend a no-pressure. Meet & Mingle near Blackfriars Stage & the Dragon Inn from 1:00pm-5:00pm.  Please note: The Party will be cancelled if weather is not agreeable! 

Sunday, September 3rd: Renewal of Vows.  Partners can renew their commitment to each other at a special Renewal of Vows ceremony at the Blackfriars Theatre. The ceremony is approximately 15 minutes in length.

FREE Seniors DayLabor Day Monday, Sept. 4thSeniors 62+  

Celtic Celebration: September 9th & 10th –  A celebration of Celtic music!

Pirate Adventure Weekend: September 16th & 17th: Pirate music and mayhem!

Myth & Magic Weekend: September 23rd & 24th – Celebrate the myths and legends of the British Isles and special magic performances!

Shakespeare Weekend: September 30th & October 1st. Celebrating the Bard!

ASL Interpretation: Saturday, September 9th and Sunday October 8th –  Please visit the Guest Services Pavilion for a complete list of ASL shows.

FESTIVAL THEMED DAYS​

Children’s Weekend:  August 24th & 25th – One child aged 7 through 15 is admitted free with each adult ticket purchased.  Children 6 and under are always free!

Seniors Day, Labor Day Monday, September 2nd- All seniors 62+ are admitted free. Seniors do not need a ticket. You may arrive and proceed directly to the gate. 

Myth & Magic Weekend: September 7th & 8th – Celebrate the myths and legends of the British Isles and special magic performances!

Pirate Adventure Weekend: September 14th & 15th– Pirate music and mayhem! Dress to impress in your piratical best!

Celtic Celebration: September 21st & 22nd –Join festival favorites and special guests as we focus on a celebration of Celtic music!

Shakespeare Weekend: September 28th & 29th- Celebrating the Bard!

Additional information on the Renaissance Festival can be found below.