Entertainment for All Ages!

Celtic Mayhem

Giacomo the Jester

Celtic Mayhem

Martyn Wylde, Ty Billings, and Jack Stamates of Celtic Mayhem

 With their remarkable three part vocal harmony, a variety of acoustic instruments and a sense of musical whimsy. the music of Celtic Mayhem has delighted audiences all over the world.  

Axel the Sot

Giacomo the Jester

Celtic Mayhem

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Heard on Doctor Demento It’s Axel the Sot, the “ORIGINAL” Drunken Sailor, back from sea and ready to party on the Poop Deck! Join Axel for his Music/Comedy Show featuring Bawdy Songs, Naughty Jokes, Toasts, Limericks and more! A longtime veteran of the stage, Axel the Sot brings a boatload  of fun to the party. Don't miss his show.

Giacomo the Jester

Giacomo the Jester

DaVinci Bros. Comedy Opera

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Whether throwing knives, singing a love song to a maiden in the lanes, or leading the band in to a resounding chorus, he brings a sense of wonder to everything he does, bringing joy to audiences all over the country.  Let us introduce you to Giacomo the Jester. 

DaVinci Bros. Comedy Opera

Lucy and Giacomo Sing the Blues

DaVinci Bros. Comedy Opera

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 Join our event host, Bob Da Vinci, brother of Leonardo, as he delights audiences with interactive re-imaginings of Don Chipotle, The Bubba of Seville, or Go Figaro!  A high energy, hysterical romp, perfect for the entire family! 

Lady Ettie

Lucy and Giacomo Sing the Blues

Lucy and Giacomo Sing the Blues

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 Many years ago in a small hamlet outside of a very large town, a character appeared. She wandered about daily, smiling and chatting to all who had a moment. Her name is Lady Ettie, and she will delight children of all ages with her stories, humor, and maybe a puppet friend or two! 

Lucy and Giacomo Sing the Blues

Lucy and Giacomo Sing the Blues

Lucy and Giacomo Sing the Blues

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When these two get together, merriment ensues!  Join perennial favorites Looney Luct and Giacomo the Jester as they combine their talents to bring you joy!

Klasse Akte

Demetrius and Darin

Klasse Akte

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 Presented by the Mayor's cook, Mistress Cecily Clack, this show features different receipts (recipes) from the 16th century and earlier. This humorous but educational take on period dishes and eating & drinking habits will tantalize even the most discerning palates! 


Empty Hats

Demetrius and Darin

Klasse Akte

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 Empty Hats is an enthusiastic, passionate, and charming band that surprises and delights fans from ages 3 to 93 with their acoustic blend of traditional and original celtic music. These merry musicians travel all over the country performing at Renaissance Faires, Pubs, Concert Halls, and more. From playing a rollicking tune for Henry VIII to serenading the hosts of NBC’s Today Show, the music of Empty Hats has spanned centuries. 

Demetrius and Darin

Demetrius and Darin

Demetrius and Darin

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  Join these two accomplished musicians for some high energy Celtic tunes & pub songs, featuring fiddle, guitar, and vocals, that will keep your toes a'tappin'!  Family Friendly! 

Looney Lucy

Looney Lucy

Demetrius and Darin

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A sometimes bawdy but always friendly "bag lady' of sorts, that will make you laugh, smile, and maybe blush!  Find her performing with Empty Hats, Giacomo the Jester, or wandering the lanes!

But wait, there's more!

The Inquisitive Corvids

Razor With and Sheep to Chemise

Razor With and Sheep to Chemise

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Combining Norse mythology, Raven facts, and a unique sense of "human", the Inqisitive Corvids roam the faire, collecting interesting bits of information and facts to jot in their notebooks.  If the information is interesting enough, these curious creatures will gift a trinket that can be a wonderful keepsake!

Razor With and Sheep to Chemise

Razor With and Sheep to Chemise

Razor With and Sheep to Chemise

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You won't want to miss these delightful shows!  Razor Wit, happening only once each day, will entertain and educate you in all things hygienic!  Sheep to Chemise takes you through the process, start to finish -- from shearing to sewing--of how fabric and garments were made. Sounds interesting, and it's fun, too!

Royal Falconer- Raptors of the Renaissance

Royal Falconer- Raptors of the Renaissance

Royal Falconer- Raptors of the Renaissance

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Bird in the Hand Conservancy brings us a variety of birds of prey, including owls, hawks, and falcons.  Join us for demonstrations and discussions about falconry in the renaissance and through history, human/bird interaction, and present day conservation.

See the birds up close, during the shows, and walking through the festival all day!

Theatre of Fools

Royal Falconer- Raptors of the Renaissance

Royal Falconer- Raptors of the Renaissance

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 Dressed as a colorful, larger than life chicken, this clucking clown will entertain everyone with slight of hand, magic and a little bit of mayhem.  This is a show for everyone in the family. 

All Day Demonstrations

Barony of Black Diamond SCA

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The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international non-profit volunteer educational organization. The SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, culture, and employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants through events, demonstrations, and other educational presentations and activities.

Members of the SCA study and take part in a variety of activities, including combat, archery, equestrian activities, costuming, cooking, metalwork, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, fiber arts, and much more. Stop by the encampment to watch combat, dance, and more as history unfolds before your eyes!

The Society has nineteen kingdoms, which cover the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, South Africa, and Australia. The kingdom for this event is the Kingdom of Atlantia, which has 17 baronies within it. The Barony of Black Diamond is the main barony being represented at this event.

Even more Merriment!

Equestrian Demonstrations

Equestrian Demonstrations

Equestrian Demonstrations

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Join the SCA Calvary as they compete in games of skill from horseback!  See the jousting tournament, and try your hand at lancing a ring from the back of a "hobby horse".  

Axe Throwing

Equestrian Demonstrations

Equestrian Demonstrations

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Try your hand at wielding an axe!  Let the experts show you how to throw and axe and stick the landing!

Fun for All Ages!

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Hands on Fun!

Kids Craft Area and Storytelling

There is plenty to keep children of all ages occupied in between shows!  Stop by to hear a story, play an oversized game of tic-tac-toe, or join in a giant tug-o-war, and more!  Our kids area has fun crafts and things to do for kids of all ages!Ride a Unicorn or visit one of the kid friendly crafters to purchase a wooden sword and shield, make your own candle and more!