Wednesday, March 8, 2023

2022 Results


The 17th Annual Renaissance Festival Awards

The Awards are sponsored by the Renaissance Festival Podcast and brought to you by the Renaissance Festival Awards Committee.

There were 345 Votes in 18 Categories. 

Categories were limited due to participation. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

2022 Festival Registration

Festivals Registered for the 18th Renaissance Festival Awards

Bluffwoods Renaissance Festival

8403 US-59

St Joseph

MO 64504


Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire

8780 East County Road 75 North

Bowling Green



Bristol Renaissance Faire

12550 120th Ave.


WI 53142

Opening Day 07/09/2022

Iowa Renaissance Festival & Gathering o' Celts

734 U Ave


 IA 52203


The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire

15501 E. Arrow Highway


CA 91706

Opening day 04/09/2022

Royal Stagg Renaissance Faire

18935 15 1/2 mile rd, Marshall, MI 49068


Sunday, December 26, 2021

2021 Festival Registration

Alabama Medieval Fantasy Festival 

4776 Fort Dale Rd. Greenville Al 36037

Opening day: September 11th, 2021

Lenth of Faire: 1 weekend

Inaugural Year: March 2016

Avalon Faire 

1076 FM 1252 W   Kilgore  TEXAS

Opening day: April 17th 

Lenth of Faire: 5 weekends

Inaugural Year: 2015

Bayonne Renaissance Festival

189 West 16th Street, Bayonne, New Jersey

Length of Festival: 1 weekend

Inaugural date of the festival: 2015

Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering

251 Eastside Highway 


Montana 59840

Opening day: Aug 21-22

Lenth of Faire: 1 weekend

Inaugural Year: 2009

Bristol Renaissance Faire

12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53142

Opening day: July 10, 2021

Lenth of Faire: 9 weekends

Inaugural Year: 1998

Camelot Days Medieval Festival

3300 N. Park Rd.  Hollywood  Florida

Opening day: November 6

Lenth of Faire: 3 weekends

Inaugural Year: 2003

Central Missouri Renaissance Festival

4274 County Rd 220, Kingdom City, MO 65262

Opening day: April 24, 25  May 1,2   and October 23,24

Lenth of Faire: 3 weekends

Inaugural Year: 2005

Kerrville Renaissance Festival

3785 TX-27  Kerrville, TX 78013

Opening day: January, 29 2021

Lenth of Faire: 2 weekends

Inaugural Year: January 27, 2017

King Richard's Faire, The New England Renaissance Festival

235 Main Street, Carver, MA 02330

Opening day: September 4, 2021

Lenth of Faire: 8 weekends

Inaugural Year: 1982


Koroneburg Renaissance Festival

14600 Baron Dr, Eastvale, CA 92880

Inaugural Year: May, 1998

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire

12835 County Landfill Road  Tavares, FL 

Opening day: November 5, 2021

Lenth of Faire: 2 weekends

Inaugural Year: 2002

Lakewood Lions Renaissance Fair

Country Club Dr  Lakewood  NJ   

Opening day: September 18, 2021

Lenth of Faire: 1 weekend

Inaugural Year: 1981

Website is unknow.

Louisiana Renaissance Festival

46468 River Road  Hammond  Louisiana

Opening day: November 6, 2021

Lenth of Faire: 6 weekends

Inaugural Year: November 4, 2000

Medieval Mayhem Renaissance Faire

660 N 9th PL, Show Low AZ

Opening day: Canceled for 2021

Lenth of Faire: 1 weekend

Inaugural Year: July 12, 2008

Mythical & Medieval Fest 

3833 Socastee Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29578

Opening day: November 13th

Lenth of Faire: 1 weekend

Inaugural Year: 2014

New Jersey Renaissance Faire

1195 Florence-Columbus Rd.   Bordentown, NJ

Opening day: May 29th

Lenth of Faire: 2 weekends

Inaugural Year: September of 2010

Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow 

4051 Dean Ave   Des Moines   Iowa

Opening day: September 4th 

Lenth of Faire: 3 weekends

Inaugural Year: 2005

Renaissance Festival of Nebraska

11001 S 48th St  Papillion NE 68133

Opening day: May 1-2 & 8-9, 2021

Lenth of Faire: 2 weekends

Inaugural Year: 2008

Tennessee Medieval Faire

550 Fiske Rd, Harriman, TN 37748

Opening day: Oct 2-3, 9-10, 16-17

Lenth of Faire: 3 weekends

Inaugural Year: 42140

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road  Fairburn, GA 30213

Opening day: May 1, 2021

Lenth of Faire: 7 weekends

Inaugural Year: 1986

The London Bridge Renaissance Faire

1799 McCulloch Blvd. S  Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406

Opening day: April 2nd-4th

Lenth of Faire: 1 weekend

Inaugural Year: 1/1/2016

The New York Capital District Renaissance Festival

Indian Ladder Farms  Altamont, New York

Opening day: August 14th

Lenth of Faire: 1 weekend

Inaugural Year: June 14 2014

Vermont Renaissance Faire

80 Weeks Hill Rd  Stowe  Vermont

Opening day: June 26

Lenth of Faire: 1 weekend

Inaugural Year: 2016

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

19401 Sumner-Buckley Highway  Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Opening day: August 7, 2021

Lenth of Faire: 3 weekends

Inaugural Year: August 2010

West Virginia Renaissance Festival

23439 Midland Trail E  Lewisburg, WV 24901

Opening day: June 5, 2021

Lenth of Faire: 4 weekends

Inaugural Year: 6-9-2018

Saturday, December 25, 2021

2021 Performer Registration

Registered Festivals     Registered Merchants

Registered Performers

2 Noisy Knights

Story Telling Comedy On Stage, Sassy Sea Creatures in the Lanes

3 Pints Gone

Adam Crack

Fire Whip Show 

Alexander Silver Traveling Bard

Celtic Storyteller telling traditional and original stories for both young and old. Reminding people that magic does exist and opening the windows to see the realms where it does.  

Apryl Knight

Music from many times and many lands on WAY too many instruments!

Arthur Greenleaf Holmes

Scandalous. Licentious. Madly impolitic...and wildly inappropriate.  Arthur Greenleaf Holmes recites his irresponsible oeuvre in a show that is by turns lyrical, indecent, and surprisingly illuminating.

Bardy Pardy

Bardy Pardy are a singing trio (Hannah Ward, Chelsea Carlson, & Stephanie M. Krause), and they are delighted to bring their brand of lower-class musical shenanigans to the faire.  If you are looking for some stylish and fun music sung by dirty peasants, then you are invited to the party... the Bardy Pardy!

Bell Book and Canto

Bell Book and Canto have been delighting audiences for years with their vast array of musical styles, gorgeous harmonies, and improvised comedy. 

Black Lips Bonny

Traveler, Storyteller, and, most importantly, definitely Not a Highwayman.

Black Oak Shillelagh

Black Oak Shillelagh - a Celtic Pub Band with a Twist!
Irish and Scottish pub music and more.
Guitar, fiddle, whistle, and bodhran, and fine vocals, with a Celtic flair.

Bocca Musica

We perform everything from pirate tunes, sea shanties, and Celtic songs, to traditional, original, and bawdy music. The more you drink, the better we sound!

Bounding Main

Bounding Main - “Beautiful Harmonies with a Maritime Flair!” Their shows are filled with spirit, humor, and harmony; their arrangements of traditional maritime music bring the listener into the world of fellowship, adventure, and romance.

Bristol Buskin' Frolic

The Bristol Buskin Frolic, BBF for short, is the life of the party on the streets of Bristol! Variety through and through, we sing, dance, joke, and juggle about the city!

Celtic Mayhem

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

Chaste Treasure

Truly a treasure, but questionably chaste, the ladies of Chaste Treasure delight their audiences across the country with tight harmonies, witty banter, and sassy double entendre.

Cheeks & Phoenix

One Scot/Irish pirate and one shield maiden making celtic and nautical music.

Clan Tynker Circus

Clan Tynker is a troupe of brothers and sisters who perform a stunning array of talents in a fanciful Vaudeville style of Circus. Their all-ages show presents an amazing menagerie of entertainment from around the world

Duchess of Yorkshire Pudding

The Duchess comes from a land far away, raised in Lemon Drop Village before she lived in Yorkshire Pudding. She transformed the whole kingdom into a happy place and even tamed a dragon. She will regale you with her tales and keep you entertained with stories and songs.


Einini is a musical duo that shares its love of folk music from around the world. We take our name from the traditional Irish Lullaby which is translated means Little Birds.

Fandazzi Fire Circus

Fandazzi Fire is a dynamic, family-friendly performance company committed to the entertainment of all audience members regardless of background or age. We present to our fans a highly energized display of fire, music, and dance known to consistently break the bounds of what is possible on stage. 

Gwyneth Whistlewood

A Mad Musician playing Feral Flutes to create Wild and Untamed Music.

Gypsy Rox

Gypsy Rox is a violin and guitar-based duo/trio, often featuring double fiddles playing music from all over - Gypsy, Celtic, Middle Eastern, Russian - with a touch of original tunes thrown in. We always have fun!

Haggis Rampant

Bagpipes, drums, and banter. It's a family show because we're related!

Hips of Destruction

Hips of Destruction is a Menhat dance troupe that also uses dangerous props such as swords and fire.

Kazimir the Hungry

Kazimir the Hungry is a Twin Cities-based performer with decades of experience performing feats of danger, including Sword Swallowing, Fire Eating and Breathing, Glass Eating, Bed of Nails, and more!

Knotty Nauticals

Pirate Comedy Variety Show featuring Fire Eating, Rope Walking, and the fan-favorite Naughty Show!


From the Highlands of Scotland and the Moor-infested plains of Spain, two men met upon the high seas and decided to share their love of Celtic and Pirate music with the masses...

Leprechaun Pirates

Best Pub Band In The Land!

Luku the Mad Skald

 Luku the Mad Skald is a mixture of traditional songs, drinking songs, Norse folk songs, and a bit of mischief and madness in between.  Quirky and fun is the name of the game!

Marc Gunn


Marc Gunn plays Sci F'Irish music. He fuses his love of science fiction, fantasy, and comedy with his Scots-Irish heritage. You will laugh and smile at songs inspired by Firefly to hobbits, dragons to cats, to traditional Irish drinking songs. He's topped the charts on iTunes and Amazon and won numerous awards. He is a leading innovator on his musical weapon of choice, the autoharp.

Ménage À Moi Comedy

Bawdy and classy, Ménage à Moi is an adult content show that delivers without being offensive or vulgar.   Through a combination of vaudevillian audience engagement and traditional stand-up, the audience is consistently laughing, blushing, and singing along.  

MooNiE the Magnif’Cent

Juggler, Ropewalker, FooLisH MorTaL!

Musical Blades

For over 20 years on the high seas, Musical Blades have delighted and excited audiences with their own blend of traditional, original, nautical music with a side dish of comedy!

Myschyffe Managed

An NH-based Cappella group specializing in Renaissance period madrigals but known for performing Queen for the Queen. ;)

Pirated Inc.

This rowdy group of pirates bring music & comedy to the stage for everyone to enjoy, from Traditional to original music these guys take no prisoners with their own brand of high energy tunes & hilariously dirty songs.

Nazario Chickpeazio


Pictus has been thrilling audiences all over the country with their unique take on primal drums & bagpipes. You can feel the thunder of the war drums and hear the call of the great Highland bagpipes and let the music lift your spirits, stir your soul and speak to the voice of your ancestors.

Pirouette the Magical Dancer

Pirouette the Magical Dancer is a ballerina in a music box who comes to life to dance and delight children of all ages and inspire everyone to be brave and believe in themselves. 

Shakespeare Approves!

Award-winning, family-friendly, audience-interactive, improvisational comedy Shakespeare show!

Spark the Fairy

Spark the Fairy has been touring the country performing at numerous Renaissance & Fairy festivals since 2015. She encourages others to believe in themselves, to share love and acceptance for all, as well as renew the wonder and magic each person carries within. 


Tartanic takes its audiences on an unparalleled sonic experience with both traditional and not-so-traditional music, dance, and comedy.   

The CRAIC Show

A wildly entertaining musical show consisting of Medieval Bagpipes, Renaissance Harmonium, Classical Violin, and massive percussions. These then blend with male and female vocals which sing story-like songs that all enjoy.

The Gwendolyn Show

An interactive comedy show – part storytelling, part audience participation, all hilarious! 

The Harper and The Minstrel

Historically Inspired, Passionate Performances of Medieval, Renaissance

and Celtic Music sung and played on a variety of Traditional Plucked, Bowed, Hammered and Woodwind Instruments including: Harps, Recorders, Viola da Gamba, Dulcimer, Baroque Guitar, Wooden Flutes, Rebec and Psaltery

The King’s Busketeers

The King’s Busketeers started out as three friends from King Richard’s Faire who loved Celtic music! Our high octane acoustic playing has enlivened more than just Ren Faires since then! Thanks to all our supportive friends from the Faire scene who kept encouraging us even through the Plague! 

The Langer’s Ball

Irish Folk Punk from the frozen Midwest

The Lynx Show

The Lynx Show is a unique blend of magic, sword swallowing, and comedy. From death-defying feats of amazement to bewildering moments that just can’t be explained, this performance is sure to thrill you. Don’t miss out and be part of the fun!

The Minstrel Rav’n

The Minstrel Rav’n-Telling Songs and Singing Stories..of Pirates Taverns and Elven Lasses

The Pride of Ireland

Singing songs that are Irish, and songs that wish they were, combined with toasts, jokes, stories, and more.  The Pride of Ireland brings the traditional craic of the Emerald Isle to festivals all over the country. 

The Skald's Circle

We tell stories of various folklore, myths, tales, and more from around the world! Our goal is to keep these tales alive in the modern age, and we perform at various conventions, festivals, and we also host our own Podcast Channel! 

The Wacky Chickens by Theatre of Fools

Lloyd Brant started performing as a mime in the 1970s - transformed into a red-nosed clown in 1980 - began working with Rosie Cole in 1984. The Wacky Chickens were hatched at the turn of the 21st century.

Tinker MacLea

Irish/Scottish songwriter and comedian

Toil & Tumble

Lovely humans! Stupid stunts.   Toil & Tumble is a two-person acrobatic comedy show. It's a rom-com that’ll have you head over heels! 

Vince Conaway

Vince Conaway is a musician and composer who can be found performing on hammered dulcimer throughout the Americas and Europe with music ranging through original, medieval, and renaissance repertoires