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  • The New Hampshire Renaissance Faire Springs into Action for those in Need

    Posted on April 23rd, 2012 admin 2 comments

     

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    For two weekends only the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire will be hosting a wonderful medieval fantasy getaway for the whole family. Experience what life was like during the Middle Ages as Knights and Ladies roam about the mystic lands of Three Maples Farm in Kingston NH. Enjoy live entertainment from theatre, music and dance. Be a part of a human chess match and other competitive games that are perfect for anyone of all ages. Watch brave Knights battle it out in a live reenactment performance! Not only will this faire be filled with fun and excitement, but is also donating money to the New Hampshire Food Bank with some proceeds that will be made at the event. If you would like to help this fair reach its goal by raising enough money to help feed the hungry, all you have to do is attend and enjoy your stay. Tickets for the event are $12.00 for Adults and $8.00 for Kids ages 5-12. Children 4 and under will be free. Here is a link to their website for more information: http://www.nhrenfaire.com

    To Help MedievalCostumesandGifts.com will be having a “Knights-Must-Have” sale so you can save on some medieval attire for the faire. Simply go to our online store and enter promotional code “Fair12” at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order!*

    If you would like to know more information about us or about this specific Renaissance Faire please take some time to read this Press Release.

     

    *Promotional code starts May 1st at 12:00 AM and Ends May 31st at 11:59 PM EST. This code cannot be combined with any other offer and is good for one per person, excludes additional costs such as shipping and tax.

  • The New Renaissance Faire of the Month, Abbadia Mare Festival

    Posted on July 5th, 2011 admin 1 comment

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    If you enjoy attending Renaissance Festivals, be sure to check out some of the new fairs as well, for example the upcoming Abbadia Mare Festival, a renaissance festival at the amazingly beautiful Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA on July 23rd and 24th of 2011 at 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930. This Renaissance Festival will be going from 11 am to 5 pm per day. We are filled to the brim already with over 10 performers and vendors are constantly applying for their spot in the Festival. If you enjoy some epic battles, this festival is planning to conduct a “Human Chess Match”, so you will not want to miss that!

     

    The tickets for this event will be $12 for adults and $7 for kids (kids under 4 will be free). More information is located on our website at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com. Parking will be located at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA for an additional $15 per car.  No parking will be available at the Castle itself.  There will be free busing to and from the event.

     

    You will not want to miss out on this new festival, so for a limited time only Medieval Costumes and Gifts will help you save on armor and other costume needs for the fair. Just use Promo Code* RenFest11 and you will instantly save 25% on you purchase!

     
     

    *Promotional Offer expires July 25th

     

  • Winslowshire Festival for the Animals

    Posted on May 10th, 2011 admin 1 comment

    Need to find a renaissance fair that is fun for the whole family, especially for the kids? Well The Winslowshire Festival for the Animals is back, this fair really needs our help, with over 300 to 350 abused and abandoned animals, the Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary takes care of these animals, providing them with food, shelter and love.

    The Festival started in 2008 with 16 vendors and 10 performers and won 3rd place best new Renaissance Festival from Renaissance Festival Music Podcast.

    it than grew in 2009 with 45 vendors and 20 performers and won 2nd place best New Renaissance Festival from Renaissance Festival Music Podcast.

    Than finally last year of 2010 they also had 45 vendors and 20 performers and as a small renaissance festival that is only one weekend they still have momentum by having over 1000 fans on their Facebook page.

    This coming June will be from 11 am to 5 pm per day and the tickets are just $12 for adults and $7 for kids with some special discounts that are located on our website at www.winslowshire.com – also be sure to take a gander on their blog for more information in regards to that festival at www.winslowshire.wordpress.com

    Support this fair by simply attending and having fun, all the money and proceeds help benefit the Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary. Winslowshire Festival for the Animals is going to be on June 25th and 26th of 2011 at 37 Eddy Street, Norton, MA 02766.

    (Photos belong to Winslowshire Festival for the Animals)

  • Top 10 Reasons to Attend a Renaissance Fair for 2011

    Posted on March 30th, 2011 admin No comments


    Renaissance Fairs across the United States are in full swing for the 2011 season. Medieval enthusiasts are dusting off leather armor breastplates and freshening up peasant dresses. Arizona and Florida started the year strong with their popular festivals. Now it’s time for the rest of the country to follow suit.

    If you are on the fence about attending a local festival, perhaps this list of featured attractions will sway you in the direction of Scotch Eggs and Minstrel performances.

    1. Family Friendly Event –Renaissance Fairs welcome kids of all ages. Rides and performances are offered to entertain any and all age groups. From face painting to carnival rides to the beer garden, these festivals do their best to keep everybody happy. Compared to spending a day at an amusement park, Renaissance Festivals are often much cheaper for a family fun day. Save money and have fun!

    2. Stage Theater Performances – A great treat when visiting Renaissance Festivals is being able to see trained actors play medieval and Shakespearean plays for little cost. Most of the time the stage performances are a part of general admission into the faire.

    3. Artisan Crafts and Demonstrations – Renaissance Festivals offer a chance for attendees to see how everyday items were made in medieval times. Most Ren Fairs include a blacksmith, jewelry makers, pottery sculptors, basket weavers and other artisans of the time. Buy their goods and be assured that you have a one-of-a-kind item!

    4. Food! – Renaissance Faires are known for their food. Finger foods, even things that normally would not be considered finger food, are the hot commodity. Scotch Eggs and giant turkey legs are a couple popular delicacies. Wash them down with a mug of (root) beer and your day is complete!

    5. Dress the Renaissance Part – For a few hours, patrons can dress and act as if they were living during the Renaissance time. Throw out as many “Huzzahs” and “Ye Oldes” as you can. Check your local Festival’s themes. Many have pet-themed days where they encourage pets and their owners to dress up in medieval costumes.

    6. Street Performers Hit the Grounds – Not only will patrons see trained actors on stages, but also performers who volunteer their efforts. Musicians and magicians entertain the masses while wondering around the fairgrounds. The performers who mingle amongst the patrons often hassle and joke with the crowds. Their insults and mockery should be taken lightly as they are only there to entertain. Throw some lighthearted insults back and you may make a friend for life.

    7. Jousting Tournaments and Knight Battles – Watch as knights fight for the King and Queen’s favor during battles of whit and might. Jousting tournaments add exceptional amounts of entertainment to the festivals. These battles of the fittest have kept crowds entertained for years.

    8. Medieval Museums – Add a little education into your day at the Renaissance Faire! Some festivals feature museums which display pieces of everyday life from the Renaissance period. Items are offered for sale so patrons can take a bit of the Renaissance life back home with them.

    9. Rides and Games – Renaissance Festivals offer the chance for people to ride elephants and test their ax-throwing abilities. Games and rides found at Renaissance Faires are not typical of most carnivals as they are usually not electric powered. Test your accuracy with a bow and arrow or a tomato. Renaissance Festivals offer a fresh change to the clanging and singing of usual fair rides and attractions.

    10. Lasting Memories – Whether you have attended one Renaissance Festival in your lifetime or many, chances are the memory has lasted. These faires are unique and wonderfully entertaining. The people who work them truly love what they are doing. Their main priority is to make sure all patrons are having fun.

    Find your local Renaissance Faire and be ready to have a blast. If you feel like dressing up, check out http://medievalcostumesandgifts.com for all of your costume needs. Check for updates from the Armor Helmet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/armorhelmet. Share the fun you had with us and other Renaissance Fans when you find MedievalCostumesandGifts on Facebook!
     

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