Posted on April 23rd, 2012 2 comments
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.
Posted on July 5th, 2011 1 comment
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
Posted on June 3rd, 2011 No comments
Get all your Renaissance Festival news from the ArmorHelmet on Twitter! Follow along for updates on upcoming Festivals and Faires throughout the United States. The ArmorHelmet shares a plethora of medieval information including where to find great Renaissance costumes at great prices and the hottest places to show off your new armor. Save time searching the Internet and just follow the ArmorHelmet! Create an online community with other Medieval enthusiasts. Help each other find the best festivals and tweet your Renaissance knowledge amongst friends. Follow the ArmorHelmet for easy to find deals, information and the chance to create a community of Renaissance and medieval fun!
Posted on May 10th, 2011 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)
Posted on January 6th, 2011 No comments
The new decade will bring many new and old Renaissance Fairs throughout the world. Patrons will dress up in Renaissance armor, peasant dresses and peace tie their weapons. Vendors will crowd fields and fairgrounds with medieval food and drinks. Renaissance fairs across the globe are being plotted and planned to offer their visitors the most authentic Renaissance experience.
As a patron, your main duty is to enjoy yourself. The entertainment and activities is never-ending at the fair. Many people decide to dress the Renaissance part with ornate and unique costumes. Sandals and open-toed shoes are not recommended as most fairs are held in fields and on dirty fairgrounds. Medieval language is often heard floating around the fairs, so make sure you catch up on your thys and thous.
Entertainment and amusement abounds at Renaissance festivals. Street performers mingle amongst the crowds showing off their individual talents. Jugglers, musicians, magicians and many others compete for an audience of curious fairgoers. In addition to the street performers, artisans offer entertainment by creating their goods and then selling what they’ve made at the fair. Pottery, weaving, painting and even blacksmithing are popular artistic endeavors at the fairs. Battle tournaments, such as jousting, are also popular events at the fairs. Shakespearean-like plays are often performed as well. Basically, all entertaining aspects of medieval life are put on display at Renaissance Fairs.
The employees of fairs go into character from the first day of the festival until the last stand is taken down on the last day. They dress and act the part of a medieval lady or lad. Most fairs have a royal court and then peasants to follow the king and queen’s orders. The employees take their parts seriously and never break character.
Food and drinks are two of the most important aspects of Renaissance Fairs. Beer flows like the moat around a medieval castle. Turkey legs are one of the more popular food types. There is nothing like barring your teeth into a hunk of turkey meat to celebrate another successful fair endeavor. Pig roasts are also popular food spectacles. Lots of meaty, hearty foods are sold and consumed. Patrons are not left hungry for more while eating at a Renaissance Fair.
To close out the fair, most festivals hold a parade or closing festival to celebrate another successful year. The fair’s employees mingle with the crowd, allowing patrons to thank them for their entertainment and service as well as allowing the employees a time to say farewell to the friends they have made. This closing event depicts just how much the people who work the fairs love being a part of them and how much dedication they put into their performances every year.
Florida’s Key Biscayne Festival begins January 15 and runs through January 23. This festival is one of the first in the United States for the 2011 season! Get your Renaissance gown and armor ready for another fun and successful Festival season!