Thursday, April 4, 2019

14th Annual Renaissance Festival Awards

The Awards are sponsored by:

Renaissance Magazine
Renaissance Festival Podcast

And brought to you by the:




This year 8,039 fans of Renaissance Festivals everywhere voted for the people that bring the magic of the faire to life. There were 42 categories this year.
Nominations continued through November 15th, 2018.
Voting began on the 1st of January and ended on the 31st of January.
The Awards Committee has worked very hard to make sure these awards are fair and accurate.

Favorite Faires and Festivals

FAR WEST ( CA | NV | OR | WA )

  1. Renaissance Pleasure Faire
  2. Northern California Renaissance Faire
  3. Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
  4. Valhalla Renaissance Faire
  5. Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival

GREAT LAKES ( IL | IN | MI | OH | WI )

  1. Bristol Renaissance Faire
  2. Ohio Renaissance Festival
  3. Michigan Renaissance Festival
  4. Ren In The Glen
  5. Olde English Faire. Peoria IL IL

MIDEAST ( BC | DE | MD | NJ | NY | PA )

  1. New York Renaissance Faire
  2. Maryland Renaissance Festival
  3. Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
  4. Sterling Renaissance Festival
  5. Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

NEW ENGLAND ( CT | MA | ME | NH | VT )

  1. Connecticut Renaissance Faire (Fall)
  2. Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
  3. New Hampshire Renaissance Faire
  4. Silver Kingdom Renaissance Faire
  5. Market of the Moons Renaissance Faire Williamsburg MA

PLAINS ( IA | KS | MN | MO | ND | NE | SD )

  1. Minnesota Renaissance Festival
  2. Kansas City Renaissance Festival
  3. St. Louis Renaissance Faire Foristell MO
  4. Central Missouri Renaissance Festival
  5. Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow Des Moines, IA

ROCKY MOUNTAINS ( CO | ID | MT | UT | WY )

  1. Colorado Renaissance Festival
  2. Utah Renaissance Festival and Fantasy Faire
  3. Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire
  4. Moscow Renaissance Fair

SOUTHEAST ( AL | AR | FL | GA | KY | LA | | MS | NC | SC | TN | VA | WV )

  1. Georgia Renaissance Festival
  2. Carolina Renaissance Festival
  3. Louisiana Renaissance Festival
  4. Highland Renaissance Festival
  5. Florida Renaissance Festival (Deerfield Beach)

SOUTHWEST ( AZ | NM | OK | TX )

  1. Arizona Renaissance Festival
  2. Texas Renaissance Festival
  3. Scarborough Renaissance Festival
  4. Oklahoma Renaissance Festival
  5. Two Rivers Renaissance Faire

MEDIEVAL

  1. King Richard's Faire
  2. Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace
  3. Medieval Faire of Norman
  4. Colorado Medieval Festival
  5. Ashville Viking Festival

CELTIC & IRISH

  1. Central Kentucky Celtic Festival
  2. Celtic Festival and Highland Games
  3. Celtic Festival of Southern Maryland
  4. Elizabeth Celtic Festival
  5. Quad Cities Celtic Festival and Highland Games

HIGHLAND

  1. Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
  2. Stone Mountain Highland Games
  3. Arizona Scottish Gathering
  4. Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Games
  5. St Andrew's Highland Games

DICKENS

  1. Dickens On The Strand
  2. Great Dickens Christmas Fair
  3. Dickens of a Christmas (Ebensburg)
  4. Dickens of a Christmas (Franklin)
  5. Riverside Dickens Festival

FAERY & FANTASY

  1. World of Faeries Festival
  2. Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm
  3. Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball Los Angeles CA
  4. Festival Of Legends Apex NC
  5. Tablerock Fantasy Faire TX

PIRATE

  1. Tybee Island Pirate Fest
  2. Gasparilla Pirate Fest
  3. Middlefaire Texas Pirate Festival
  4. Michigan Pirate Festival
  5. New England Pirate Faire

Favorite Vendors

Apparel

  1. Damsel In This Dress
  2. Moresca Clothing And Costume
  3. Crimson Chain

Artisans

  1. Twisted Spiders
  2. Emperor's Needle
  3. Boars Head Leather

Astrology, Tarot, Palm, and Psychic

  1. IDivinations
  2. Celtic Moon Fortunes
  3. Celestial Thyme

Craftsman

  1. Fellowship Foundry
  2. Ableman Glasswork
  3. Angel Sword

Food & Drink Merchants

  1. Peacock tea room
  2. The Clove & Hive Honey
  3. Auntie Arwen's Spices

Jewelry

  1. Pendragon Jewelry
  2. Uncommon Adornments
  3. Twisted Spider

Photography

  1. Living Faerie Photography
  2. Ron Tencati Photography

Pub

     Tied for 1st. Polish Pub
     Tied for 1st. Blue Boar Inn
     Dragonfire Meadery

Favorite Performers

Jousting Troupes

  1. The Jousters
  2. Noble Cause
  3. Warhorse Productions
  4. Ultimate Joust
  5. Kights of Valour

Comedy Performers

  1. Washing Well Wenches
  2. Musical Blades
  3. Tortuga Twins
  4. Shakespeare Approves
  5. Alex Stompoly

Bawdy Performers

  1. Tortuga Twins
  2. Iris & Rose
  3. Musical Blades
  4. Arthur Greenleaf Holmes
  5. Friar Finnagen

Physical Performers

  1. Barely Balanced
  2. Circque Du Sewer
  3. Adam Crack
  4. Aaron bonk
  5. Acrobatix

Children Geared Performers

  1. Shakespeare Approves
  2. Moonie
  3. Spark The Fairy
  4. Juniper the Fairy
  5. Noble Cause Productions

Musical Small Stage Act

  1. Hey Nunnie Nunnie
  2. Pictus
  3. Iris & Rose
  4. 2 Merry Men
  5. Chaste Treasure

Historically Accurate Demonstrations

  1. Sky Kings Falconry
  2. Ulfhedinn Viking Entertainment
  3. Trayn'd Bande of Bristol
  4. Birds of the Gauntlet
  5. Falcon's Court

Combat / Sword

  1. Don Juan & Miguel
  2. Dirk & Guido the Swordsmen
  3. Vixens En Garde
  4. The Jousters
  5. Noble Cause Productions

Dance

  1. Danse Macabre
  2. Vodca Family
  3. Roses of the Realm
  4. Gaelic Gambol
  5. Hips of Destruction

Bagpipe and Drum

  1. Tartanic
  2. Craic Show
  3. Pictus
  4. Celtic Legacy
  5. Freestylers of Piping

Solo Lane Act

  1. Juniper the Fairy
  2. Shakespeare Approves
  3. Spark The Fairy
  4. Vince Conaway
  5. Sir Frances Drake

Group Lane Act

  1. Vodca Family
  2. By the Sword
  3. Gaelic Gambol
  4. Frosty Locks
  5. STREETspeare

Musical Solo Stage Act

  1. Friar Finnagen
  2. Shakespeare Approves
  3. Creepy Bard
  4. Sarah Marie Mullen
  5. Craig of Farrington

Musical Group Stage Act

  1. Craic Show
  2. Musical Blades
  3. Crimson Pirates
  4. Merry Wives of Windsor
  5. Jolly Rogers

Story Tellers

  1. Zilch the Torysteller
  2. Shakespeare Approves
  3. Moonie
  4. Broon
  5. Gwendolyn Show

Fight Corps

  1. Ulfhedinn Viking Entertainment
  2. Medieval Jugging League

Up and Coming

  1. Songs of the Nightingale
  2. Ulfhedinn Viking Entertainment
  3. Gwendolyn Show
  4. Lads on the Lash
  5. Minstrel Rav'n

Top 20 CD's

Original Music of 2018

Coming Soon.