Shows & Entertainment

Exciting. Interactive. Fun. Get ready for a day of laughing, playing, and making memories. Our entertainers travel from around the United States to bring something unique to Connecticut. Our list of performances will continue to grow as the show approaches.

As you wander from show to show, enjoy street performances, play games of skill, ride a pony or participate in various activities*.

If you enjoy your experience at the Faire, please invite friends and family to visit us.
It’s the greatest way you can show your appreciation.

Shows

Hoop Enchantress

May 22nd to June 6th only! Erin Jeannier, queen of hoops, invites you to feast your eyes as she spins, twirls, and dances with her many rings creating beautiful shapes and patterns.  Watch as she masterfully manipulates her hoops with some big stunts, fire, and a bit of magic.

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Erika the Harpist

Find Erika on the Gazebo Stage playing the most beautiful music you’ll ever hear. She’ll be with us every day of the 2021 season!

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Randal Piper

Many moons ago, a fully bearded baby was born. That child is now a man-child and that man-child is the Bard, Randal Piper. Blessed by the gods with a golden voice, he travels the country performing his intergalactically renowned critical hits. June 12th to June 20th only!

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The Jackdaws

All Five Weekends! The Jackdaws deliver original, contemporary, and traditional Irish Rock to audiences across the land. This trailblazing trio will excite and have you coming back for more with their driving melodies and relentlessly aggressive lyrics. More Irish than a drunken roar, and a damned sight messier, meet The

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The Sirens

May 22 & 23 only! Vibrant and fun, The Sirens will lure you in with melodious songs and keep you there with their vivacious personalities. From beautiful ballads to witty drinking songs, and all the bawdy pleasures in between, there’s a little temptation for everyone.

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Vixens En Garde

June 5&6 only! The Vixens En Garde are an all-female fight company specializing in sword-fighting & Shakespeare; dedicated to being models of feminine strength & ability.

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The Duelists

May 22nd to May 30th only! Don’t miss them! The Duelists match wit & witticism, insult & innuendo while using rapiers, swords and shields, axes, halberds, flails and more—to deliver exciting, funny and non stop swordfighting action in their hilarious show, ‘The Manly Art of the Epic Duel.

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The Harlot Queens

Sultry, singing Queens performing delightfully hilarious displays of debauchery; you’ll hear us perform some fan-favorite as well as original songs!

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Luku the Mad Skald

May 22nd to May 30th only. Hello, my friends! Jeg heter Luku! Or in English: My name is Luku! Luku the Mad Skald is a fun and entertaining show featuring a mixture of traditional songs you hear at the faire, Norse folk songs, and a bit of madness in between. Featuring

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Shows

The Knights Encampment

Visit the encampment of the noble Knights of Gore, and see how the knights prepared for battle long ago. Meet the knights and squires, learn more about their weapons and armor. Learn the techniques of sword usage at our exciting Knight School. Can you impress the Senior Knight today and

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The Dueling Fools

June 12 thru Jun 20th only! Julie and George, The Dueling Fools Join famed opera singer turned sword master Julie d’Aubigny and author of The Paradoxes of Defense, George Silver as they settle their differences the only way two sword masters can, in a duel to the death. Quick wit

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Shows

MooNiE the Magnif’Cent

May 22nd thru May 30 then RETURNING for final weekend, Jun 19-20. The MooNiE Show is an immersive silent comedy experience that brings the audience in using whistles and gestures to put everyone in stitches. Adding to the comedy is MooNiE’s mesmerizing balancing and juggling skills, creating an enjoyable family-friendly

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Shows

Aaron Bonk – Fire Whips & Swords

June 5th thru the 13th – Aaron Bonk is a 3-time International Performance Champion, 4-time Guinness World Record setting whip artist, and unique entertainer with a twisted sense of humor who risks his life to make you laugh. With stupefying acts of juggling, whip cracking, danger and craziness, he will amuse and

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Daniel Duke of Danger

June 12th thru June 20th only! For decades now Daniel has been traveling about doing a show that combines comedy, acrobatics and really bad decisions. Stop on by and bring the kids. There will be teaching moments!

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Live Armored Combat

Swords, axes and maces, Oh My! Real weapons, real armor, real combat, real pain! See actual live combat that’s unscripted and intense. You’ve never seen anything like this, every fight is different, so ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN! Cheer them on to see which Knight will win the Day! Twice a day

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Molotov

Every day of the festival! Hold on for a wild ride as Molotov entertains the audience with comedy and shenanigans inthe form of “Stoopid Human Tricks”, including setting himself on fire and getting stabbed in the face!

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The Joust

Witness combat on horseback between two knights with lances during this historic battle of horsemanship and skill at arms.

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The Harper & The Minstrel

Two People. Over a Dozen Traditional Instruments. Beautiful Music. Period. The Harper and The Minstrel are Jay and Abby Michaels. The Harper and The Minstrel specialize in beautiful Ayres and Ballads, but are quite adept at Jigs, Reels & Dances. Their vast repertoire includes unique arrangements of Music ranging from

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Shows

The Saucy Sailor

What do you do with a drunken sailor? We hire him! Find Jeffrey Tanner stumbling the streets of the shire going from pub to pub playing his sea shanties for your amusement and delight.

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Street Magic with Master Hildebrand

Prepare to be Amazed! Astonished! Flabbergasted! Dumbfounded! And lots of other words! Master Hildebrand returns with his unique brand of pub magic. Find him wandering the lanes of the shire or maybe on stage at the pub. You never know where he’ll turn up!

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Games & Activities

* Like a modern agricultural fair, games, rides, and activities may have an additional fee to participate in.

Games

Kubb Viking Chess

Kubb is known as Viking Chess because it uses both strategy and strength to play this game.  The objective is to knock over all the Kubb blocks then the king before your opponent

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Games

Archery

Step up to the line and test your skill at archery! This is where Robin and his Merry Band practice (and you thought it was in his mom’s garage). Can you hit the bullseye?

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Games

Axe Throw

Axes are all the rage now-a-days, but we’ve been doing it for years! Come play the OG version of the latest craze!

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Games

Dagger Toss

They say a skilled thief can put three daggers on target without looking. We don’t recommend that, but can you get at least ONE to stick in?

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Games

Arrow Tag

Shoot your friends! Shoot strangers! Win the day! Arrow tag is like paintball but with bow & arrow instead of paintball markers. Fire safe “marshmallow” tipped arrows to eliminate other players. Fun for all ages!

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Games

The Duelists’ Schoole of Defence

The Duelists Schoole of Defence: a free introductory lesson in Historical Swordsmanship! Geared for kids but open to all, participants get a hands on experience in attacks, guards, and disarms with the historical longsword. May 22 thru May 30 only!

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Games

Escape Room

Do you have what it takes to escape The Sheriff’s most diabolical torment yet? Try your hand at the Escape Room and see if you have what it takes to join Robin’s merry band!

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Games

Fight the Knight

Think you can fight a knight…for the princess? to the DEATH? Well, we won’t take it that far, but you can challenge one of our knights to see if you can win the day. Great fun for kids AND adults!

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Games

Knighting Ceremony

Check your schedule to make sure you don’t miss out on the Knighting Ceremony! Brave young squires and ladies can appear before Queen Eleanor or one of our knights to be elevated to Knighthood. Applicants must be brave, honest, chivalrous and noble of deed.

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Games

Hurl Bats

Looking to take out some aggression on a wall of rough-cut lumber but Axes and Daggers are a bit too much? Try our hurl bats! Violence that anyone can enjoy!

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Games

Jacob’s Ladder

Do you have what it takes to navigate Jacob’s Ladder? Watch how it’s done, come up with your plan, and climb your way to the top without falling off. Easy, right? Think again. Great fun for all ages.

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