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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.

2022 Shows:

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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 2022 scenario: Viking!

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Chess Field

An action packed performance using live actors as chess pieces retelling this years Viking vs. English scenario of the Battle of Assandun, 1016 A.D. Only one side will prevail, choose your side wisely!  PG-13

The Double-Edged Daredevils - NEW

When: Nov. 19-20, Nov. 26-27
Where: Tower Stage

Based out of Boston, MA, The Double-Edged Daredevils have been creating memories since 2000, with their unique brand of comedy, thrills, and daring stunts. Live the experience through all of the comedy, fire eating, human target knife throwing! Once seen, never forgotten.  Rated 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

Celtic Legacy

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. 

The Langer's Ball - NEW

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Old Mill Stage, Tower Stage, Castle Stage

The Langer’s Ball, the two-piece Irish Folk-punk band, has been writing, touring and performing for over a decade. Playing their own brand of traditional drinking songs and original material, their sound is harder-hitting and bigger than you’d expect it ever could be. With a thumping beat and a flurry of notes and harmonies, you’ll dash to refill your drink and cheer for more.  Family Friendly!

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!

Harmless Danger Juggling Show - NEW

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Old Mill Stage

The Harmless Danger Juggling Show has thrills, chills, audience participation, and more surprises than you can shake a baby at!  His juggling will have the crowd in awe, and his comedic timing will leave you gasping for air.  But, you know, in a nice way.  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!

Ronin Taiko

When: Nov. 5-6, Nov. 12-13
Where: Castle 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!

Damh and Dove

When: All Four Weekends!
Where: Mill Stage, Castle 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. 5-6, Nov. 12-13
Where: Tower 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!

Rowen the Bard - NEW

When: Nov. 26-27
Where: Old Mill Stage

Rowan Thorne, Bard of the Greenwood, brings traditional and original folk songs of the Celtic, Renaissance, and Geek variety. His tunes, ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, mostly cover worlds which 'technically don't exist' outside of our collective consciousness... but why let a little thing like reality get in the way of a good story?  Family Friendly!

Eclectic Revival - NEW

When: Nov. 26-27
Where: Castle Stage

A truly Can-eh-dian mix of music, comedy, and shenanigans. Equal parts music and comedy, Eclectic Revival have been delighting audiences across Canada at everything from Pirate Festivals to Grey Cup Festivities for over fifteen years!  Family Friendly!

St. Nikolaus Celebration

When: Nov. 26-27
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. 19-20
Where: Old Mill Stage

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

Demetrius & Darin

When: Nov. 19-20
Where: Old 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. 19-20
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!

Caia Dance Troupe - NEW

When: Nov. 12-13, Nov. 26-27
Where: Market Stage

Caia, a Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance Troupe, is local to Sarasota County.  While some of their dancing is choreographed, some will be completely improvised, using non-verbal cues - a surprise for all, including the dancers!  Come experience the pure joy dancing can offer; you may even learn a few moves while you are there if you are willing and brave enough to join in on the fun towards the end.  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!

Village Tinsmith - NEW

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

Visit the Village Tinsmith in the Children's Realm where he will 'smith' you a memory of your day at the Festival. His creations are your keepsakes.  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!

Looney Lucy

When: Nov. 19-20
Where: Lanes

Like Venus...But with arms! You'll find her on the streets...where she belongs! Family Friendly!

Geoffery Piper

When: Nov. 5-6, Nov. 12-13, Nov. 19-20
Where: Blackfriar's 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!