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ROYAL THEATRE

HARPERS OF HOGGETOWNE

10:30, 1:00, 2:00, 5:00

The Harpers offer a bevy of Celtic harpists in musical agreement. An occasional Viola di Gamba may find its way into a flock of harpists, but the music still points heavenward.

 

MUSICA VERA CONSORT

11:00, 12:30, 3:00, 4:30

This consort is riding the new wave of Renaissance music with authentic arrangements on authentic instruments. Only founder and maestro Professor Emeritus Jack Kitts-Turner is old enough to have been there when the music was new. This is the real deal for music lovers.

 

GYPSY GUERILLA BAND

11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

GYPSY GUERILLA BAND  plays a stirring set on the hammered dulcimer & zither. Their exuberant mix of folk music styles includes old-time, renaissance, celtic, ethnic dance and even some originals. Band members think like gypsies in their range of cultural influences, and like guerrillas in their aggressive approach to traditional instruments. Their music will unify, entertain, and fire up people’s imaginations.

 

 

GYPSY CAMP

SAHNOBAR DANCE

10:30, 11:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30

This fine ensemble brings old Middle Eastern dance to ye Faire at Hoggetowne. And though the dancers have hidden cell phones, the dance moves are a thousand years old. Live music makes the show a wonderful experience of days and years gone by. Gypsy dance is an artform that brings the sensibilities of the East to the Western audience.

 

EMPTY HATS

11:00, 1:30, 3:00, 5:00

EMPTY HATS plays Celtic music unplugged…but wired. Whether a fun song or one that warms the heart, their traditional music is beloved by audiences at Medieval and Renaissance festivals all over the country.

 

GIACOMO THE JESTER

12:30

Utilizing magic, juggling, storytelling, rope walking and extremely obnoxious behavior, is GIACOMO THE JESTER a true renaissance man or just a hack of all trades?

 

OOPS! KNIFE ACT

1:00, 3:30

Look out! Here’s a comedy knife throwing show-with a twist…or is it twisted? You decide.  Giacomo the Jester and Paolo Garbanzo team up for some dangerous fun in this harrowing example of genial incompetence.

 

THE HOOP ENCHANTRESS

2:00

The Hoop Enchantress will spin, twirl, dance, and jiggle with her dazzling hoops, sometimes on FIRE

 

 

 

FOOLES’ CORNER

THE RAT CATCHER

10:30, 12:30, 2:00, 3:00

Emrys Fleet performs the hilarious Rat Extravaganza! It’s comedy that’s more than just a shift of wit, featuring Wilbur the Dancing Weasel!

 

YE OLDE FLEA CIRCUS

11:30, 1:00, 2:30, 4:30

Join Professor Chalmer’s Bodkin-Childs and his assistants for a fun-filled family comedy show with an ancient vermin shtick and a Glass Harmonium. Got worms? No problem! Got Eye Thrombosis? They have a cure! Got a need for something TOTALLY different? Along with the cures and potions, they have 6 HIGHLY TRAINED FLEAS ready to perform for your amusement!

 

ISAAC FAWLKES MAGICIAN

11:00, 1:30, 3:30, 5:30

Isaac Fawlkes is not your usual idea of magician. He combines outrageous comedy and unusual feats of magic to create a hysterical show that leaves his audiences in tears with laughter and smiling with joy.

 

THE HOOP ENCHANTRESS

5:00

The Hoop Enchantress will spin, twirl, dance, and jiggle with her dazzling hoops, sometimes on FIRE

 

TOURNAMENT FIELD

BIRDS OF THE GAUNTLET

10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30

Falcons fly free, so hide your turkey legs. Don’t tell anyone, but there is a wonderful ecological message hidden within this beautiful show of avian raptors and their kin. You’ll be astounded as these spectacular birds exhibit their free-flight skill directly over the heads of the audience.

 

JOUSTING

1:00, 5:00

Warhorse Farms and The New Riders of the Golden Age present full armoured jousting and swordplay. These knights in shining armor run full-tilt at each other on large and beautiful Percheron horses while brandishing pokey lances and swinging steel – for honor and glory and the loud cheers of their audience.

 

LIVING CHESSBOARD

12:00, 2:00, 4:00

Queen Eleanor and King Henry square off against Louis, King of France in a battle of wits and steel on a large chessboard where each square holds a living combatant. Each move necessitates a brief encounter with stage combat. Not for the faint of heart.

 

EQUESTRIAN GAMES

2:30

In days of olde when knights were bold, they practiced and practiced at their equestrian skills so as to have the advantage over other horsemen when combat was joined. But for our money, it’s the horses who star in these demonstrations.

 

ARMOURED AND RAPIER COMBAT

11:00, 12:30, 3:00, 4:30

The Society for Creative Anachronism offers demonstrations of ARMOURED & RAPIER COMBAT as in ye days of olde.

 

MEDIEVAL DANCE DEMONSTRATION

1:30

The Society for Creative Anachronism and Thieves Guilde partner up for a demonstration of medieval dances.

 

PAVILLION THEATRE

SHERWOOD TALES

10:30, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30

Mutch the Miller’s son and Clarinda lead an unruly troupe of actors in great costumes. Casting call happens at the beginning of each performance.  

TOPSY TURVY

3:00

TOPSY TURVY  is an acrobatic, family friendly variety show featuring two ragamuffin, comedic sisters. They amaze and entertain audiences with their silly humor and amazing stunts. Watch as they perform acrobatic feats, tip toe like ballerinas on high rising stilts, mesmerize with the enchanting hula hoop and poi, and try not to drop juggling balls on their heads. With the new additions of whips of whistling glory and rolla bollas of DOOM, it’s a must see show that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

MAGIC & MAYHEM

11:00, 1:30, 4:30, 5:30

Each year, the talented performers of Magic and Mayhem Productions present over 400 performances of engaging, family-friendly and theatrical comedy magic. Their popular MAGIC & MAYHEM Comedy Magic Show provides quality live entertainment that features amazing magic, hilarious comedy, and the Mystery of Illusion presented with engaging interactions appropriate for all audiences. Featuring the terrifying “Bunnies in Peril”.

 

JONGLEUR JUGGLERS

11:30, 1:00, 2:30, 5:00

The JONGLEUR JUGGLERS  juggle balls, clubs, rings, knives, torches and kids. Well they don’t actually juggle kids but they do get a lot of kids from the audience up on stage and a lot of crazy and funny things happen.

 

BLUE BOAR INN

THE NEW MINSTREL REVUE

10:30, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30

This high energy band on the verge of absolute chaos bring their unique mixture of original music and traditional favorites. Enjoy their songs of drinking, sailing and adventure with a focus on storytelling and a high level of musicianship. They are known as the C, S & N of the middle ages.

 

DAVINCI BROTHERS 

11:00, 1:00, 3:30

This high-powered audience participation shows make the audience the stars. Leonardo’s older brother predicts a Renaissance. But for now, well-rendered stories abound with the help of willing audience members and their cheering fans. Expect to laugh.

 

JUST DESSERTS 

2:00, 3:00, 5:00

These wenches are just what you deserve if you’ve been bad, I mean really bad. By contract these “ladies” are G-rated, but you can tell by the look just what they are thinking and it is more than you ever wanted to know.

 

CLOSING PUB SING

5:30

At the end of the day, all the King’s men, the Queen’s ladies, jousters, jugglers and jesters meet up with the musical acts to sing and sway at the end of the day.

 

 

MAYPOLE

MAYPOLE DANCE

10:30, 11:30, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:00

Grab a ribbon and follow along in this free activity that is suitable for the whole family. Since time out of mind, every spring has been celebrated by bright, beribboned community dances for children and their carefree parents. Everyone is invited to celebrate with Greater Hoggetowne during these rites of spring.

 

GREENWOOD MORRIS DANCERS

11:00, 1:30, 2:30, 4:30

These are olde English folk dancing olde English folk dances. The dances are literally hundreds of years old, danced as they were danced when medieval faires were still operating for real as a celebration of joy at winter’s end.

 

 

GATE THEATRE

BARELY BALANCED  

11:00, 1:00, 2:30, 4:30

These clever folks appear mysteriously to be both on the stage and off the wall. Come watch as Margret, Cameron, and Jimmy, or as you will come to know and love them, “Small,” “Medium,” and “Large,” balance precariously on top of each other, contort their limbs, and juggle knives as razor sharp as their wit. They’ll incorporate a cornucopia of circus props into the fun including: Chinese yoyo (of death), rolla bolla (of doom), and hula hoop (of no particular threat). They may even use one of their favorite and most unpredictable props- YOU!

 

MEDIEVAL KINEVAL

10:30, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30

A wise guy following his instincts into dangerous if not outright stupid territory.

 

SIBLING REVELRY

11:30, 1:30, 3:00

Featuring Great Scenes from Big Stories, you may star in the show or be in the chorus.

 

 

KING’S TABLE

TOPSY TURVY 

10:30, 12:30, 2:00, 4:30

Topsy Turvy is an acrobatic, family friendly variety show featuring two ragamuffin, comedic sisters. They amaze and entertain audiences with their silly humor and amazing stunts. Watch as they perform acrobatic feats, tip toe like ballerinas on high rising stilts, mesmerize with the enchanting hula hoop and poi, and try not to drop juggling balls on their heads. With the new additions of whips of whistling glory and rolla bollas of DOOM, it’s a must see show that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

PAOLO GARBANZO & HIS WHIRLING, FLAMING SHOW OF DEATH      

11:00, 2:30, 5:30

Currently juggling 5 torches on the walking globe, Paul’s usual grand finale trick involves balancing on the “Ball of Death” and catching flaming torches thrown at him by volunteers! Paul is an experienced fire eater and manipulator of many props such as flaming devil sticks, diabolo, but his best tool is his comedy timing and personality.

 

  1. GEORGE MUMMERS

1:00

Mummers plays originated as an ancient pagan custom celebrating Winter Solstice and Saturnalia, performed in pantomime and accompanied by raucous and boisterous noise so loud the words sounded like mumbling.

 

PUPPIES OF PENZANCE

11:30, 1:30, 3:30

Watch in amazement as dogs of the high seas make landfall and come ashore for laughs.

 

 

KIDS’ KINGDOM

PROFESSOR DEWITT’S PUNCH AND JUDY THEATER  

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30

Sarasota’s circus-trained Brent DeWitt presents his internationally recognized show in the British style, with classic routines and evergreen characters!

 

KING’S PAVILLION

THE KING AND QUEEN OF HOGGETOWNE

Meet King William and Queen Caroline and become a knight of the realm in this free activity for children.

 

ON THE STREET

PUNCH & JUDY

Punch and Judy is one of the world’s most famous and long running puppet shows. In this larger-than-life adaptation, they can be seen towering above the crowds as they roam the streets of Hoggetowne welcoming guests of all ages.

 

LOONEY LUCY 

Her mobile home, complete with garden, kitchenette, and dead petting zoo offers an abode to gifts from her many admirers. Whether tutoring her beloved Daffy Duke aka The Duke of Tazworth, or counseling those less gifted in fashion, her hugs are free as well as her advice.

 

LADY ETTIE   

At first, one might seem put off by the eccentric attire, but she is the most approachable character at any festival, and her fascinating gracefulness and great knowledge of etiquette keeps her audiences mesmerized.

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ROYAL THEATER

HARPER & THE MINSTREL  

10:00, 11:30, 1:00

Early Music performed on a variety of plucked, bowed & woodwind instruments including harps, flutes, recorders, dulcimers & psaltery. The Harper and The Minstel specialize in beautiful aires and ballads, but are quite adept at jigs, reels and dances.  Their vast repertoire includes unique arrangements of early music from the 13th Century Spanish Cantgas de Santa Maria to the music of English lutenist John Dowland to Ireland’s harper Turlough O’Carolan to their own enchanting compositions and much more!

 

MUSICA VERA CONSORT

10:30, 12:30

This consort is riding the new wave of Renaissance music with authentic arrangements on authentic instruments. Only founder and maestro Professor Emeritus Jack Kitts-Turner is old enough to have been there when the music was new. This is the real deal for music lovers.

 

HARPERS OF HOGGETOWNE

12:00, 2:00

The Harpers offers a bevy of Celtic harpists in musical agreement. An occasional Viola di Gamba may find its way into a flock of harpists, but the music still points heavenward.

 

GYPSY CAMP

GIACOMO THE JESTER 

10:00

Utilizing magic, juggling, storytelling, rope walking and extremely obnoxious behavior, is Giacomo the Jester a true renaissance man or just a hack of all trades?

 

OOPS! KNIFE ACT

11:30, 2:30

Look out! Here’s a comedy knife throwing show-with a twist…or is it twisted? You decide. Giacomo the Jester and Paolo Garbanzo team up for some dangerous fun in this harrowing example of genial incompetence.

 

EMPTY HATS

1:00

Empty Hats plays Celtic music unplugged…but wired. Whether a fun song or one that warms the heart, their traditional music is beloved by audiences at Medieval and Renaissance festivals all over the country.

 

EXCALIBUR CONSORT

10:30, 12:00, 2:00

Traveling from the village of the son of Jack this young ensemble rocks in a medieval mode. Big fun!

 

FOOLES’ CORNER

THE RAT CATCHER

10:00, 11:30, 1:00

The Rat Catcher Emrys Fleet performs the hilarious Rat Extravaganza! It’s comedy that’s more than just a shift of wit, featuring Wilbur the Dancing Weasel!

 

ISAAC FAWLKES MAGICIAN

10:30, 12:30, 2:00

Isaac Fawlkes is not your usual idea of magician. He combines outrageous comedy and unusual feats of magic to create a hysterical show that leaves his audiences in tears with laughter and smiling with joy.

 

TOURNAMENT FIELD

BIRDS OF THE GAUNTLET

10:00, 12:30

Falcons fly free, so hide your turkey legs. Don’t tell anyone, but there is a wonderful ecological message hidden within this beautiful show of avian raptors and their kin. You’ll be astounded as these spectacular birds exhibit their free-flight skill directly over the heads of the audience.

 

ARMOUR DEMONSRATION

10:30

Presented by Riders of the Golden Age on the Joust Field.

 

ARMOURED AND RAPIER COMBAT

11:30, 1:00, 2:00

The Society for Creative Anachronism offers demonstrations of armoured and rapier combat as in ye days of olde.

 

MEDIEVAL DANCE DEMONSTRATION

12:30

The Society for Creative Anachronism and Thieves Guilde partner up for a demonstration of medieval dances.

 

LIVING CHESSBOARD

11:00, 1:30

A young (and not yet king) Arthur squares off against the children of King Uther in a battle of wits and steel on a large chessboard where each square holds a living combatant. The winner gets the throne and bragging rights. Each move necessitates a brief encounter with stage combat. Not for the faint of heart.

 

JOUSTING

12:00, 2:30

Warhorse Farms and The New Riders of the Golden Age present full armoured jousting and swordplay. These knights in shining armor run full-tilt at each other on large and beautiful Percheron horses while brandishing pokey lances and swinging steel – for honor and glory and the loud cheers of their audience.

 

PAVILLION THEATRE

MAGIC & MAYHEM

10:00, 11:30, 1:00

Each year, the talented performers of Magic and Mayhem Productions present over 400 performances of engaging, family-friendly and theatrical comedy magic. Their popular Magic and Mayhem Comedy Magic Show provides quality live entertainment that features amazing magic, hilarious comedy, and th eMistery of Illusion presented with engaging interatctions appropriate for all audiences. Featuring the terrifying “Bunnies in Peril”.

 

TOPSY TURVY

10:30, 12:30, 2:30

Topsy Turvy is an acrobatic, family friendly variety show featuring two ragamuffin, comedic sisters. They amaze and entertain audiences with their silly humor and amazing stunts. Watch as they perform acrobatic feats, tip toe like ballerinas on high rising stilts, mesmerize with the enchanting hula hoop and poi, and try not to drop juggling balls on their heads. With the new additions of whips of whistling glory and rolla bollas of DOOM, it’s a must see show that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

JONGLEUR JUGGLERS

12:00, 2:00

The Jongleur Jugglers juggle balls, clubs, rings, knives, torches and kids. Well they don’t actually juggle kids but they do get a lot of kids from the audience up on stage and a lot of crazy and funny things happen.

 

 

 

BLUE BOAR INN

YE OLDE FLEA CIRCUS

10:00, 11:30, 12:30

Join Professor Chalmer’s Bodkin-Childs and his assistants for a fun-filled family comedy show with an ancient vermin shtick and a Glass Harmonium. Got worms? No problem! Got Eye Thrombosis? They have a cure! Got a need for something TOTALLY different? Along with the cures and potions, they have 6 HIGHLY TRAINED FLEAS ready to perform for your amusement!

 

JONGLEUR JUGGLERS

10:30, 1:00

The Jongleur Jugglers juggle balls, clubs, rings, knives, torches and kids. Well they don’t actually juggle kids but they do get a lot of kids from the audience up on stage and a lot of crazy and funny things happen.

 

GYPSY GUERILLA BAND

12:00, 2:00

Gypsy Guerrilla Band plays a stirring set on the hammered dulcimer & zither. Their exuberant mix of folk music styles includes old-time, renaissance, celtic, ethnic dance and even some originals. Band members think like gypsies in their range of cultural influences, and like guerrillas in their aggressive approach to traditional instruments. Their music will unify, entertain, and fire up people’s imaginations.

 

MAYPOLE

MAYPOLE DANCE

10:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:30

Grab a ribbon and follow along in this free activity that is suitable for the whole family. Since time out of mind, the spring has been celebrated by bright, beribboned community dances for children and their carefree parents. Everyone is invited to celebrate with Greater Hoggetowne during these rites of spring.

 

GREENWOOD MORRIS DANCERS

10:30, 12:30

These are olde English folk dancing olde English folk dances. The dances are literally hundreds of years old, danced as they were danced when medieval faires were still operating for real as a celebration of joy at winter’s end.

 

GATE THEATRE

YE CLASS JESTER

10:30, 12:00, 2:00

Here’s a wise guy following his instincts and disrupting the entire peasant class. Come and see why he was eventually kicked out of the lower class and why he now is a Prince of Clowns. His feats of balance and strength are rivaled only by his derring-do and silliness.

 

KING’S TABLE (FOOD COURT STAGE)

PAOLO GARBANZO & HIS WHIRLING, FLAMING SHOW OF DEATH

10:30, 1:00

Currently juggling 5 torches on the walking globe, Paul’s usual grand finale trick involves balancing on the “Ball of Death” and catching flaming torches thrown at him by volunteers! Paul is an experienced fire eater and manipulator of many props such as flaming devil sticks, diabolo, but his best tool is his comedy timing and personality.

 

 

NEAR THE TOURNAMENT FIELD

WAR OF THE ROSES SOLDIERS’ ENCAMPMENT

This encampment offers a glimpse of military life in 1471 during the “War of the Roses”. Come and see a slice of everyday life in a soldier’s encampment.  Try on armour, see medieval herbalism, cookery and talk to the soldiers.

 

SOCIETY OF CREATIVE ANACHRONISM (SCA) CRAFT VILLAGE

With live demonstrations of basket weaving, blacksmithing and more, they offer a fun history lesson on life in the medieval times.

 

HISTORY ALIVE

This encampment portrays Teutonic Knights of the Haliburton Order.

 

KIDS’ KINGDOM

PROFESSOR DEWITT’S PUNCH AND JUDY THEATER  

 

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30

Sarasota’s circus-trained Brent DeWitt presents his internationally recognized show in the British style, with classic routines and evergreen characters!

 

KING’S PAVILLION

THE KING AND QUEEN OF HOGGETOWNE

Meet King William and Queen Caroline and become a knight of the realm in this free activity for children.

 

ON THE STREET

PUNCH & JUDY

Punch and Judy is one of the world’s most famous and long running puppet shows. In this larger-than-life adaptation, they can be seen towering above the crowds as they roam the streets of Hoggetowne welcoming guests of all ages.

 

LOONEY LUCY 

Her mobile home, complete with garden, kitchenette, and dead petting zoo offers an abode to gifts from her many admirers. Whether tutoring her beloved Daffy Duke aka The Duke of Tazworth, or counseling those less gifted in fashion, her hugs are free as well as her advice.

 

LADY ETTIE 

At first, one might seem put off by the eccentric attire, but she is the most approachable character at any festival, and her fascinating gracefulness and great knowledge of etiquette keeps her audiences mesmerized.

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