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Maryland Renaissance Festival

The Maryland Renaissance Festival is a recreation of a 16th century English village. Our village is named Revel Grove, and is set on a beautiful 25-acre wooded site with 85 acres of free parking. The village consists of craft and food booths, five pubs, ten major stages, a Jousting Arena and lots of games.

Every day is a Festival Day in Revel Grove, in honor of a visit by Henry VIII and his Royal Court. As such, the village will have entertainment, crafts, food, and frivolity fit for a king!

The gates open at 10:00 am, but you'll want to start the day with the King's Welcome outside the front gate at 9:45am. Once inside the gates, you may want to check your program for a listing of all the shows, but part of the fun of our Renaissance Festival is taking your time to stroll through the lanes and let the experience unfold before you.

Pause for a moment to listen to a musician. Watch a demonstration of glass blowing. Quench your thirst with a mug of ale and whet your appetite with a gigantic turkey leg. Pick up the latest gossip from the fishmonger. Thrill to the combat joust and then browse through the wares at one of the many fine craft booths. There's too much to do in a single day!

Performers from across the North America entertain on the Festival's many stages while the streets and woods are filled with characters to amuse and delight. Watch authentic jousting in full armor, listen to music and choral groups, thrill at jugglers, magicians, and comely wenches. Our streets and stages are filled with nonstop entertainment for all ages.

Shops, displaying the finest crafts and works of art, invite you to see their wares. Stained glass, sculptures, original jewelry, pottery, wood-butchery, leather-work, inlay, clothing, glass-blowing, original prints, and soft sculpture are but some of the artistry displayed.

Enjoy the shops and shows while sampling the feast of foods the Festival has to offer. Favorites include succulent Steak-on-a-Stake, massive smoked turkey legs, cool Italian ices, tasty meat pies, sweet desserts, barbequed pork pockets, Knave sandwiches, and fried cheeses. Quench you thirst with ales, mead, soft drinks, lemonade, iced tea, and assorted wines. Games of chance and skill are at every turn of the Festival. Free pony rides, a free children's activities area, a maze, and archery are only some of the offerings for fun for all ages.

The Maryland Renaissance Festival is a perfect family outing, in easy reach from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. We are in operation from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Come early, for a full day of fun awaits!

Because the Maryland Renaissance Festival is located just minutes away from historic Annapolis, visitors from all across the United States will find that the Maryland Renaissance Festival can be part of a wonderful vacation adventure. Spend a day or two at the Festival, then visit Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington. Don't miss the chance to experience the wonderful Maryland seafood and hospitality.

 

Tickets:  You can order at www.rennfest.com or purchase onsite.  Tickets are $17.00 for adults, $8.00 for kids.  They frequently have sell outs so it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance.

Costumes:  Costumes are welcome, but Muggle clothing is perfectly acceptable.  I have seen everything from furries to Renaissance royalty to steampunk to barbarians at this faire.  If you are wondering if you will feel comfortable wearing it... yes, you will. 

 

Meetup: Carpools arranged in the comments below, otherwise call/text Andrea at (540) 383-5914.

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  • JoelWB

    Lots of fun! It was great to meet new faces! Thanks Andrea for organizing this and driving!

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Stephanie

    It was such fun!

    2 · September 15, 2013

  • Andrea N.

    Great seeing everyone! I will upload pics here once my computer cooperates.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Would love to go! Can I catch a ride from Bridgewater or nearby.

    1 · September 14, 2013

    • Stephanie

      Sounds good! That is the one by 81, right? I've never done the Park and Ride. Is there a fee or a check in? Or, do you just park and ride? :)

      September 14, 2013

    • Stephanie

      Actually, I'm pretty close to the Park and Ride. Just a few minutes down the road. Would you mind stopping my house? I'll send directions by a meet up e-mail. Thanks!

      September 14, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I got a ticket.

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Elizabeth S.

    Have fun at Ren Fest you guys!!

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • Andrea N.

    There are also several people from the Silverdain group who will be going up separately. They have mentioned that they will be hanging out around the wine garden and the Dragon Inn if any of us wanted to meet up with them.

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Andrea N.

    Got my ticket!

    1 · September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Between changing jobs and everything else I am unfortunately not going to be able to make it. Next year though next year.

    1 · September 8, 2013

    • Andrea N.

      Congratulations on your new job! That's very exciting.

      September 9, 2013

  • Andrea N.

    In my car, which can hold 4, I have myself and Chris so far. Any other takers?

    September 8, 2013

    • JoelWB

      Looks like four at the moment, but sometimes these Meetups have people RSVP at last moment.

      On side note, I got my ticket!

      1 · September 8, 2013

    • Andrea N.

      Awesome guys! Yes, if anyone would like to meet at my house you are more than welcome to. Let's say 7:00 ish? Then we can just swing by Harrisonburg and pick up Chris so he doesn't have to backtrack.

      1 · September 9, 2013

  • JoelWB

    I am hoping to see homemade physical logic puzzles(I collect them), and it looks like some will be there!
    From the vendor page:
    Kadon Enterprises, Inc. - Kate Jones - Ye Olde Gamery
    :)

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I used to live really close to this Ren Fair, and I've gone many seasons in the past. The setting is awesome!

    2 · September 9, 2013

  • Mack C

    scheduled to work that weekend.

    August 27, 2013

  • Stacey H.

    Are the tickets usually available just a week before the scheduled event?

    1 · August 26, 2013

    • Andrea N.

      They should be. The sell outs I have observed usually happened the day before or the day of.

      August 26, 2013

  • JoelWB

    It looks like the url is:
    http://www.rennfest.com

    July 28, 2013

    • Andrea N.

      Good catch, thank you. I will edit the description.

      July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm already ready for another one. I had a few people suggest this one to me as well.

    1 · June 2, 2013

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