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One-day tickets may be used once on any day of the festival. Season passes allow unlimited access to the entire festival.

Our 2021 A.D. Show Line-Up:  Coming soon!

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New Riders of the Golden Age

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Tournament Field

New Riders has been jousting since 1982. The use of Belgian, Percheron, Shire, and Clydesdale horses and full suits of period-designed tilting armor differentiates the New Riders of the Golden Age from groups and organizations presenting staged theatrical medieval jousts. The use of period equipment allows the New Riders to engage in an authentic full contact joust, and the great horses add an unmatchable sense of power and presence to the joust.  Family Friendly!

Human Combat Chess - Unique to this year's 2021 scenario: Scottish!

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Chess Field

An action packed performance using live actors as chess pieces retelling this years Scottish them of the Battle of Falkirk. Only one side will prevail, choose your side wisely!  PG-13

Washing Well Wenches

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Market Stage

Who would think women washing clothes could be hilarious? These outrageous wenches will wash away your blues while they wring laughs from the entire audience. If you are in the front row, watch out! Rated PG-13

Knightwings Birds of Prey

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Chess Field

Edu-tainment at its best! Birds from all over the globe, some you have never seen before. This traveling presentation has been astounding crowds for over 15 years. Audience interactive, birds up close and personal. Family Friendly!

Wheel of Death

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Wheel of Death Field

Death defying, daring and dangerous. Ichabod Wainwright will run, jump, flip and more atop the worlds only wooden wheel of death! A three story tall rotating contraption built to defy gravity and equilibrium. Come see Ichabod attempt the impossible! Family Friendly!

Celtic Legacy - NEW

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Castle Stage

World-class bagpipes, earthshaking drums, rockin’ guitars, and a mile-a-minute banter only barely scratches the surface of this comedic group of Celtic Lads!  Family Friendly. 

Ronin Taiko

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Tower Stage

A high energy theatrical performance group combining dramatic movement, sound, music, martial arts and fire in their stage presentations. Experience the powerful sound of Taiko drums as they roar thunderously in this exciting performance you don’t want to miss!   Family Friendly!

Dahm & Dove - NEW

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Mill Stage

Mixing the power of the bagpipes with the heart pounding beat of the drums, this family friendly experience of music will take you on a journey to the fields of Athernry. This musical display is truly the reflection of a passion and love of the oldest art forms in the world. Family Friendly.

Children's Realm

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Children's Realm Stage

Come enjoy the free activities and performances planned for the children of the realm. Children can do all kinds of activities continuously throughout the day. Plus, there will be an assortment of performances put on by the cast of the Sarasota Medieval Fair. They are sure to entertain & maybe even educate our young Guests on the history of the past. Family Friendly!

Broon

When: Nov 6 - 7, Nov 13 - 14
Where: Castle Stage

While cracking bullwhips, juggling bowling balls or eating fire Broon keeps the laughs alive with a dry wit and extemporaneous style that keeps audiences in stitches. With his variety skills and stand-up comedy style Broon presents a show filled end to end with sly humor and impressive stunts and Broon’s extensive improvisational experience guarantees no two shows will be exactly alike.  Family Friendly!

Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance

When: Nov 6 - 7
Where: Castle Stage

Special Engagement for one day only: Nov. 9th. The Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy will dance their way into your hearts for your enjoyment! Family Friendly!

Irish Dance Academy of Sarasota

When: Nov 6 - 7
Where: Castle Stage

Special Engagement for one day only: Nov. 10th.  Irish Dance Academy of Sarasota was established in 2009 by Gillian McCormack-Aeppli TCRG, who has a passion sharing her Irish heritage and passing along the gift of dance. Her students have had many noteworthy accomplishments, including Regional, National, and World recognition.   Family Friendly!

St. Nikolaus Celebration

When: Nov 27 - 28
Where: Children's Realm Stage

The festivities conclude as thoughts turn to Christmas on our Final Weekend! Visit Father Christmas in our Kid's Realm! Our young guests may just receive a free gift from St. Nick!

Giacomo the Jester

When: Nov 6 - 7, Nov 20 - 21, Nov 27 - 28
Where: Mill Stage

Magic, ropewalking and extremely obnoxious behavior. Carl Asch. Family Friendly!

Demetrius & Darin

When: Nov 20 - 21, Nov 27 - 28
Where: Mill Stage

High Energy Celtic tunes & pub songs, featuring fiddle, guitar, and vocals, that will keep your toes a'tappin'!  Family Friendly!

Empty Hats

When: Nov 20 - 21, Nov 27 - 28
Where: Castle Stage

Unplugged...but Wired. This band of talented musicians comes to our village to amaze audiences with their high energy Celtic music, both traditional and original. Family Friendly!

Blue Skye Pipes and Drums

When: Nov 6 - 7, Nov 13 - 14
Where: Tower Stage

Local performance band Blue Skye Pipes and Drums is fast becoming a favorite in the southwest Florida community, and area known for its impressive Scottish heritage. The band, named for the magical Isle of Skye, is comprised of a group of extremely talented female members who play an assortment of traditional and modern music with a decidedly highland flair! Performing on bagpipe, drum, whistle, violin and harp, these musicians are all former or active competitors and recognized award winners throughout the southwest Florida highland music community.  Family Friendly!

Dragons Head Productions

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Viking Encampment

Visit the Viking Caravan's encampment.  These Northmen (and women) have traveled the known world and offer a unique view into the daily lives of Norse textile traders.  Come learn from the warriors about Viking combat and the wool workers about cloth production.  See the games and pastimes of the Vikings. Family Friendly!

Landsknechts

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Near Jousting Field

The Landsknechts are a reenactement / entertainment troupe that studies the costumes, fighting practices, and personas of much of historic Western Europe.  Joining us from Saxony this year, the Landsknechts will be teaching historic combat techniques, and will be wandering about the festival telling stories of their exploits and conquests!  Family Friendly!

Acrobellum

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Tower Stage

Acrobellum is a fun and entertaining troupe of Acrobats, Tumblers, Dancers, and Fire Performers that mix style, movement and music to create a one of a kind performance. Family Friendly!

Geoffery Piper

When: Nov 6 - 7, Nov 13 - 14, Nov 20 - 21
Where: Mordred's Heart Tavern

A talented long time musician at renaissance festivals across the nation! Enjoy the songs, the stories, and the music of this talented minstrel! Family Friendly!


PLUS MANY MORE!
Plus special appearances each weekend, artisan and crafter demonstrations, interactive lane performances, daily festival parades, contests, AND MUCH MORE!

An important note: The shows listed above do not include every performance that you will encounter at the festival. For a complete daily listing of performances, please refer to the festival program distributed at the front entrance upon your arrival to the festival. Shows, schedules, and stage locations are subject to change without prior notice. Huzzah!