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Every Saturday & Sunday May 20 – July 2, 2023 — 10:30 am to 6:00 pm — 150 Locust Road in Harwinton, CT

Robin  Hood’s  Medieval  Faire®

Where Fun Saves the Day™

Shows & Entertainment

Prepare for an unparalleled extravaganza at Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire, where exceptional entertainment awaits to captivate and delight you! With a mesmerizing array of performers hailing from every corner of the country, you’ll be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience that promises action, laughter, and heartwarming fun for the whole family.

From thrilling sword fights and breathtaking acrobatics to side-splitting comedy and enchanting storytelling, our talented entertainers will keep you thoroughly entertained and eager for more. Every show is carefully crafted to provide a perfect balance of excitement, humor, and wholesome enjoyment, ensuring an unforgettable family adventure you’ll cherish for years to come.

The best part? All shows are included with your admission, so you can enjoy a full day of non-stop entertainment. ** Some of our performers may busk for tips, allowing you to show your appreciation for their hard work and exceptional talent. Please tip at your discretion to support these incredible artists in their pursuit of bringing joy and laughter to the faire. 

Schedule Last Updated June 20, 2022

Shows

Brothers Blackquill

Get ready for an unforgettable performance of laughter, creativity, and pure entertainment as you join the hilarious duo of Johnathan and Quentin in their quest to write the greatest play ever written! Armed with their trusty bag of scrolls and fueled by suggestions from the audience, the Brothers Blackquill will craft a brand new hit play right before your very eyes. But this is no ordinary play – it’s a completely improvised show where you hold all the power! You’ll have the chance to influence the story, create the characters, and even determine what happens next. With each twist and turn, you’ll be on the edge of your seat as the Brothers Blackquill use their quick wit and boundless creativity to keep you laughing and engaged from start to finish. Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of the action and witness the magic of Johnathan and Quentin’s improvised masterpiece.

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Erika the Harpist

Get ready to be mesmerized by the enchanting melodies of Erika’s traditional harp as her fingers dance across the strings with precision and grace. This is a performance you won’t want to miss, as Erika’s gentle music will capture your heart and mind from the moment she begins to play. With each note, you’ll be transported to a world of beauty and tranquility, where the stresses of the day simply melt away. Whether you’re a fan of classical music, world music, or just appreciate the beauty of live instruments, Erika’s harp performance is sure to leave you spellbound. So gather your friends, grab a drink, and settle in for an unforgettable evening of musical enchantment. Join us and experience the magic of Erika’s harp – your ears (and your soul) will thank you!

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Gregor the Minstrel

[June 24 to July 2 only]: Get ready to be transported to a world of pure musical magic as the founding member of Bedlam, Gregor the Minstrel, takes the stage! With his incredible instrumental wizardry and mastery of traditional songs, Gregor will have you dancing, singing, and feeling every emotion under the sun. From tales of love and magic to murder and betrayal, and even songs of drinking and merriment on both land and sea, Gregor’s music is the ultimate in entertainment. And with his wizardry on the Irish bouzouki, he’ll have your toes tapping and your heartstrings tugged in no time. This is not your average musical performance – it’s a journey through time, with each song telling a story that will leave you breathless. So don’t miss out on the chance to experience the musical genius of Gregor the Minstrel and get ready to be enchanted like never before!

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High Flying Fools

(May 20 – 28 only) Prepare for a wild ride with Pester and Soso! These two may seem like complete buffoons but fear not; they’ve got some tricks up their sleeves. With their trusty guidebook, “Circus for Idiots,” they’re bound to deliver the most epic and thrilling aerial performance ever seen. Prepare to be amazed as they take to the skies atop their towering rig, delivering a heart-stopping blend of gut-busting comedy, jaw-dropping displays of strength, and the exquisite beauty of aerial silks and Lyra. But that’s not all – they’ll even throw in some daring sideshow stunts to leave you on the edge of your seat. Join the fun as Pester and Soso attempt to create the most incredible aerial show the world has ever seen. It’s an unforgettable performance that will leave you cheering for more!

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Knighting Ceremony with Queen Eleanor

Is your child ready to bring honor to your family name? Then mark your calendars for the hour of ONE BELL of the CLOCK at the Village Stage, where they will have the chance to present themselves to Queen Eleanor and receive their well-deserved accolades! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that your child won’t want to miss. The ceremony takes place just before the Royal Parade, but after the Boons & Favors show, so be sure to arrive on time. And not only will your child be honored in front of the Queen and the entire village, but it’s also a fantastic photo opportunity that you’ll treasure for years to come. So encourage your child to bring their best and show off all the hard work they’ve done. It’s time to make your family proud – don’t miss this unforgettable moment!

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Lady Ophelia’s Dance

Are you ready to step back in time and experience the joy and tradition of dance? Then don’t miss this incredible interactive performance, where you’ll have the chance to watch, dance, and even flirt the old-fashioned way! Get ready to be swept up in the history and magic of dance as you frolic and twirl to the beat of the music. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just looking to have some fun, this is an experience you won’t want to miss. So put on your dancing shoes, let your inhibitions go, and get ready to be a part of something truly special. Join us for an unforgettable session of dance and delight – we can’t wait to see you there!

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Linwe the Belly Dancer

[May 20 to May 28 only]: Prepare to be dazzled by the mesmerizing performances of Linwe – a passionate belly dancer who brings a creative and upbeat energy to the dance stage! With her incredible veil and swordwork skills, Linwe will transport you to another time with every move she makes. But that’s not all – every show is a unique and unforgettable experience, full of surprises and delights that will leave you longing for more. Whether you’re a longtime fan of belly dance or a newcomer to this captivating art form, Linwe’s performances are an absolute must-see. So don’t miss your chance to witness this talented performer in action and get ready to be swept away by the magic of belly dance!

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Live Armored Combat

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled experience like no other as you witness the ultimate test of strength and skill in an unscripted battle featuring real weapons, real armor, and real pain. This is no mere reenactment – this is the real deal, as brave knights face off against each other in an epic struggle for supremacy. With every fight being completely unique, you never know what to expect as you cheer on your favorite warriors and witness the raw power and intensity of plate armor combat. This is not a performance for the faint of heart – it’s a must-see for anyone who craves the thrill of intense battle and the glory of victory. So don’t miss out on the chance to witness these incredible battles and prepare to be amazed!

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Luku the Mad Skald

[May 20 to May 28 only]: Experience the contagious energy of Luku the Mad Skald as he takes the stage with a mesmerizing blend of traditional songs, Norse folk tunes, and a hint of madness. Prepare to be swept away by his unstoppable charisma, leaving you singing and drumming along with the crowd. Don’t miss the chance to witness this unforgettable performance, as Luku the Mad Skald is sure to leave a lasting impression with his unique and unforgettable style.

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Mike OJ – Street Magician

[June 17 thru July 2 only]: Experience the wonder and amazement of Mike OJ’s incredible street magic! You won’t believe your eyes as he makes cards disappear and reappear right before you, and performs other feats of prestidigitation that will leave you in awe. Don’t miss the chance to witness the magical prowess of this master magician as he dazzles and delights fairgoers throughout the shire!

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Molotov

(June 10 – 18 only) Get ready for a heart-stopping performance that will leave you gasping for breath! Molotov, the ultimate daredevil, is here to entertain you with his death-defying antics and sidesplitting humor. Hold on tight as Molotov presents his epic “Stoopid Human Tricks” – a thrilling display of jaw-dropping stunts that will have you on the edge of your seat. Watch in awe as he sets himself on fire, only to emerge unscathed and victorious. And just when you thought it couldn’t get crazier, he takes it up a notch by getting stabbed in the face! This is no ordinary performance, folks. Molotov is the real deal – a true master of danger and comedy. His fiery personality and death-defying stunts will have you laughing, cheering, and begging for more.So buckle up and get ready for the wildest ride of your life. This is Molotov at his finest, and he’s prepared to take you on a wild journey of laughter, danger, and pure entertainment!

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Music by Jeremy Graeff

(June 3 to July 2) Get ready to be swept away on a musical journey with the one and only Jeremy Graeff! This musical mastermind will take you on a spellbinding adventure, traversing the vast expanse of the mighty Atlantic to the sultry shores of the Mediterranean. With his enchanting melodies and captivating ballads, Jeremy Graeff is the ultimate purveyor of musical magic. Each note he strikes will transport you to a world of wonder and leave you utterly entranced.

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Mythic Madness

(June 3rd thru June 11th only!) Get ready to witness an epic battle of magic and martial prowess! The one and only Minerva, the fearsome sorceress, is here to demonstrate her unrivaled mastery of the arcane arts. And she’s brought along her trusty (though unwilling) assistant, Mythos, a fae familiar bound to her human form. Together, these two mighty beings will present a thrilling and hilarious show that’s not to be missed. But don’t be fooled – this is no ordinary swords and sorcery spectacle. Oh no, Minerva and Mythos have far more nefarious plans in store. Watch as they unleash their weapons of wood, steel, and magic in a fight for power and revenge. This disastrous duo will have you on the edge of your seat as they go head-to-head in a battle that will determine the world’s fate. Join the fun and witness the ultimate showdown between good and evil. This show is fun for humans of all ages and magical creatures of every persuasion. Don’t miss your chance to witness Minerva and Mythos in action!

Shows

Supernova the Strongwoman

[June 24 to July 2 Only] Get ready to witness the ultimate display of strength, agility, and entertainment as Supernova takes center stage! With the power to bend steel, smash stone, and defy expectations, this world-class force of nature will leave you breathless and begging for more. From daredevil acrobatics to superhuman feats of strength, Supernova will captivate audiences of all ages with her electrifying performance. But that’s not all – her family-friendly comedy will have you in stitches as you witness her unique blend of humor and jaw-dropping athleticism. Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of the action and experience the thrills of Supernova in Nottingham! Visit https://circusstrongwoman.com to secure your tickets today!

Shows

The Crown Players Present…

Get ready for a day of non-stop entertainment and excitement! Our in-house acting troupe is here to bring the magic of the Faire to life with a series of must-see shows. You will feel their creative presence throughout the grounds, from entering the gates to the final farewell. Head to the Greenwood Stage for the epic “Royal Greeting,” where The Sheriff of Nottingham welcomes Queen Eleanor, Prince John, and their entourage to the Faire. And that’s just the beginning – witness Robin of Loxley’s first encounter with John Little in “Let The Better Man Pass,” and cheer as good triumphs over evil in “A Taxing Situation.” Over on the Crown Players Stage, they’ll treat you to various shows, including “Musical Tidings,” where the talented gentles of the shire share their musical gifts, and “Magical Melodies,” a mind-bending combination of science, magic, and music. Don’t miss Prince John and his cohorts delivering “GREEDings to Ye,” Robin and his gang teaching their oath, and “The Meeting of the Mindful Maidens” with Lady Marian and her companions. And that’s not all – before the Parade, attend “The Queen’s Boons and Favours,” where Queen Eleanor accepts gifts and offers hope to the gentle people. And for young ones who dream of being a knight, don’t miss the “Knighting Ceremony”! But wait, there’s more – keep an eye out for The Crown Players as they roam the paths and roadways throughout the day. You never know when they’ll pop up with another surprise performance! Take advantage of the action-packed day of shows with our talented acting troupe. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you have to see!

Shows

The Harper & The Minstrel

Experience the exhilarating sounds of centuries-old music with the dynamic duo of Jay and Abby Michaels! With their mastery of over a dozen traditional instruments, they’ll take you on a journey through time with heart-stirring ayres, energetic ballads, lively jigs, and foot-tapping reels. From the haunting melodies of Medieval Spain to the intricate tunes of Elizabethan England and beyond, their vast repertoire includes some of the most beloved songs of history. Don’t miss this incredible musical performance!

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The Jackdaws

Prepare to have your mind blown by the electrifying sound of this trailblazing trio! With their innovative blend of original compositions, contemporary hits, and traditional Irish rock, you won’t be able to resist the infectious energy of their driving melodies and relentlessly aggressive lyrics. Once you see them in action, you’ll be hooked for life.

Shows

The Joust

Get ready to be transported to a time of chivalry and valor with Spur of the Moment Jousting’s thrilling performance. Feel the ground shake as knights charge towards each other, lances aimed to shatter on impact. Watch in awe as swords clash and sparks fly during this epic battle of horsemanship and skill at arms. Don’t miss your chance to cheer for your favorite knight and witness the intensity and bravery of jousting.

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The Knights Encampment

Step back in time and witness the chivalrous Knights of Gore as they prepare for battle! Meet the brave knights and squires and discover the secrets of their awe-inspiring weapons and armor. Take part in their thrilling Knight School and learn the art of sword usage. Impress the senior Knight with your newfound skills and earn the ultimate honor – an honorary knighthood! Don’t miss this chance to experience the excitement and bravery of the Knights of Gore.

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The Sirens of Circe

Get ready to be seduced by the enchanting music of The Sirens of Circe! These fierce and vibrant performers will captivate you with their melodic voices and lively personalities. From soulful ballads to witty drinking songs and everything in between, they offer a little bit of temptation for everyone. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience filled with bawdy pleasures and irresistible tunes.

Activities & More to do

When you’re not exploring our bustling marketplace or watching shows, we’ve got plenty of activities to keep you busy. These activities may have a fee associated with them. Our themed weekends may have additional contests and activities not shown here.

Double Dog Rescue

Attention, dog lovers and kind-hearted souls! Have you been longing to meet your perfect canine companion? Look no further than the Double Dog Rescue booth at Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire, where wagging tails and puppy dog eyes await to steal your heart! Whether you’re ready to adopt, foster, or simply support this noble cause, there’s a place for you in our dog-loving community. Drop by our booth every day of the spring faire and prepare to fall in love with the adorable, friendly, and loving dogs who are eager to find their forever homes. Our dedicated volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the process, helping you find the pooch that’s just right for you and your family. Not quite ready to commit? That’s okay! Double Dog Rescue also offers fostering opportunities, allowing you to provide a temporary home for a deserving pup while they await their forever family. By opening your heart and home to a foster dog, you’re making a world of difference in their life. If you’d like to support the cause from afar, donations are always welcome and deeply appreciated. Your generosity helps us continue our mission to save and improve the lives of countless dogs in need. Together, we can make a real difference for these lovable canines. Can’t wait to see who’s ready to join your home? Visit https://doubledogrescue.org/adopt to browse a list of adoptable dogs and learn more about their unique personalities and stories. You never know – you might just find your new best friend! So, come one, come all to the Double Dog Rescue booth at the spring faire! Let’s save ALL the doggies and bring joy, love, and companionship into the lives of these deserving pups and their future families. Join us in our mission and share the

Dice Knight Adventures

Join us for an amazing interactive LARP that turns your whole faire experience into a giant game! Earn experience points and level up as a warrior, rogue or wizard. Join us on quests throughout the day. *Fee applies. Learn more.

Off With Your Head

Don the knightly suits of old! Arm thyself with the mighty pugil stick! Test thy metal against friend and foe alike. Take thine opponents head and thou shall be named victor! There can be only one!

The Maze

Hail, brave adventurers and seekers of fun! Are you ready for a hilariously thrilling escapade? Embark on an unforgettable journey as you navigate the twists and turns of our mysterious Maze, where you’ll hunt for lost treasure and tickle your funny bone along the way! Step inside this bewildering labyrinth and prepare to be delightfully disoriented. With every turn, you’ll challenge your sense of direction and maybe have to call out for help. Who knew getting lost could be this much fun?

Archery

Hear ye, hear ye, noble adventurers and skilled marksmen! Gather round for a legendary experience at Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire, where you can follow in the footsteps of the famed outlaw and his Merry Band. Take your place at the archery range and prepare to test your prowess with the bow – an opportunity not to be missed! Step up to the line and feel the thrill of history come alive as you stand where Robin Hood and his loyal companions honed their skills. Forget the myths of practicing in thy humble garage; this is the real deal, where legends were forged and heroes made. So, seize this extraordinary chance to immerse yourself in the world of Robin Hood and his Merry Band at the Medieval Faire. Embrace the challenge of archery and strive for the elusive bullseye. Will you be the one to claim the title of the next legendary archer? Step up to the line and find out!

Knighting Ceremony

Attention all young squires and ladies! Don’t miss the chance to become a Knight at our special Knighthood Ceremony! Show your bravery, honesty, chivalry, and nobility of deed to Queen Eleanor or one of our knights, and be elevated to the highest order of knighthood. This is your chance to be a hero and protect the realm!

Knight School

Join Knight School and become a valiant knight or a noble squire! Learn the ancient techniques of sword fighting and the art of chivalry. With fun activities and games, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a medieval knight. Don’t miss out on this thrilling adventure!

Fight the Knight

Take up the ultimate challenge and put your bravery to the test! Try your hand at dueling one of our skilled knights in a friendly fight to see who will come out on top. Who knows, you may even win the heart of the princess. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating experience that’s sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike!

Hurl Bats

Step right up, folks, and get ready for a whirlwind of excitement with our fantastic hurl bats! The perfect way to unleash your inner warrior, hurl bats offer all the adrenaline-pumping fun without the intimidating edge of axes and daggers. Discover a thrilling new pastime as you hurl these specially designed bats at a rugged wall of rough-cut lumber, making your mark with a satisfying thud. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, hurl bats are a delight for most ages and all skill levels.

Axe Throw

Step right up and behold the medieval art of axe throwing, a true testament to skill and bravado, and an exhilarating must-try experience at the Faire! Immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of yesteryears, where knights and warriors once honed their abilities in this noble practice. Test your mettle against fellow adventurers in friendly competitions to see who can land their axe in the bullseye with the most accuracy and flair. Revel in the camaraderie and cheer as you and your friends take turns, challenging each other’s prowess in this ancient and awe-inspiring sport. So, gather your courage and prepare for an unforgettable experience at the Faire. Axe throwing awaits, and you won’t want to miss the chance to conquer this time-honored tradition!

Dagger Toss

Greetings, rogue adventurers and daring spirits! Are you prepared to put your cunning skills and razor-sharp reflexes to the test? It’s time to step into the shadows and take on a challenge worthy of your exceptional talents: Dagger throwing. Legend has it that the most skilled thieves of yore could land three daggers on target without even casting a glance. While we don’t encourage such reckless abandon, we invite you to prove your mettle by getting at least ONE dagger to stick with precision and finesse. Engage in friendly rivalries with your fellow adventurers, demonstrating your prowess and earning the awe and admiration of all who bear witness. So, don your cloak, summon your daring spirit, and take up the dagger-throwing challenge that awaits you. Prove that you have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of the legendary rogue adventurers who came before you. Will you emerge victorious, your name etched in the annals of dagger-throwing history? Only time will tell.

Test of Strength

Step right up, valiant contenders and daring souls, and prepare to showcase your might at the ultimate challenge – the Test of Strength! Are you confident in your brawn, courage, and determination? It’s time to put those claims to the test and see if you have what it takes to ring the bell of victory! As you approach our colossal Test of Strength station, feel the anticipation and excitement bubbling within you. A towering pillar stands before you, crowned with a resounding bell, just waiting for the triumphant clang that signals your success. Will you be the one to make it sing? Seize the mighty hammer and harness your inner Hercules as you strike the platform with all your might. Watch the puck soar upwards, fueled by the sheer force of your blow, as it races towards the bell. Can you hit it hard enough to make the bell ring, earning the admiration and awe of onlookers and fellow competitors alike? Are you big? Strong? Tough? Brave? Think you can ring the bell? We bet you can’t. Give it a try at the Test of Strength!

Tomato Torment

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, prepare for an uproarious, laughter-filled experience like no other! Introducing the Insult Comedy Tomato Toss – Tomato Torment – where you get to pelt juicy tomatoes at a cheeky comic whose sole purpose is to entertain and challenge you with their wittiest insults. Step right up and witness a truly unique spectacle as our daring comic – with their head peeking through a hole – dishes out humorous jabs, teasing and jesting to get you riled up. It’s all in good fun, and it’s your chance to let loose and Make Salad Fun Again!