2019 Entertainment

Weekend 1 | Weekend 2 | Weekend 3

Weekend 1 – Vikings & Shieldmaidens

Joust Evolution – Lances will shatter and swords will ring upon shield as the brave knights of Joust Evolution do battle at the 14th Annual Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow! Experience the thrill of medieval combat as knight and steed work to win the day. Cheer for your most favored Knight to win the day in an epic battle of exciting and hard-hitting entertainment for the whole family!

Free Company of The White Stag – The Free Company of the White Stag Combat Show is a unique cultural experience which combines live steel exhibition fighting, with scholarly commentary. Full speed, full contact, historically accurate.

The Mez Hypnosis Show – Using the powers of hypnosis, The Mez will probe the limits of the subconscious minds of his volunteers who willingly submit themselves to be placed under his authority and control. There is no script. No one, not even The Mez ever knows for sure what will happen next. It’s situational comedy at its best. If you have ever wanted to be hypnotized and if you are brave enough, you can volunteer to be entranced by The Mez and let him have his way with you. It’s a family-friendly show that you must see to believe.

Have Court, Will Travel – This sixteenth-century English Riding Court is portrayed by experienced reenactor’s, all dressed in the sumptuous costumes of the renaissance. An award-winning ensemble, HCWT has been seen at the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow, the Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire, the Dubuque Renaissance Faire, and Iowa Renaissance Faire, as well as at schools, colleges and libraries across the midwest. Audiences can get up close and personal with the court members by taking part in period dances, participating in question and answer sessions and even be knighted by the King!

Orkes and Trolles – Full of piratey goodness, Orckes & Trolles is a high-energy music group that performs sea chanteys and Celtic music you can sing along to in addition to their madcap antics. Entertaining at faires and festivals for over 27 years, Orckes & Trolles will be happy to see you all three weekends at the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow!

Fishbones & Scurvy – Some Drunken pirates lost at Sea, with nothing left but Fishbones and Scurvy. This group of drunken Pirates have been entertaining crowds all over the nation with their upbeat and lively tunes to the soothing ballads of the sea. Catch them this year at the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow!

The Adventures of William and Blackjack – Families throughout the Midwest love the William and Blackjack Show. Come see this storytelling bard and participate in his interactive stories. But most of all, come see the REAL star of the show, Blackjack the Dragon. Find out the true story of how William came to be friends with Midnight, his dancing stick. See if you are brave enough to sleep at Grandpa’s Castle, or face the Dragon with the One Black Eye. Sometimes we will be in for a treat when the Ogres of the Deep Dark Forest dance for us. Join William in Looking for Dragon Eggs, and finding magical pirate treasure. Catch William between shows and ask for a Magic Dragon Bubble. Children have been collecting these rare dragon artifacts for over 15 years. See you at the Faire.

Queen Titania’s Fairies – The Faerie Royal Court – Featuring Faerie Queen Titania and numerous other faeries are a group that is geared towards the young and the young at heart. They reside in their magical tree house, but you will also see them all about the village creating playful mischief. Their stage show is an interactive one where you can learn why faerie rings exist and dance with the faeries, plus the wee ones all get a small gift with which to remember the faeries. And Faerie Blessings for All who wish them.

Bawdy Buccaneers – The Bawdy Buccaneers are a local and national group of talented performers who have come together to become some of the most notable comedic stage combat groups of the past and present. The group has been together for an amazing 10 years. This highly talented group of individuals is sure to bring on a highly energetic and crowd-pleasing experience. To best describe their show; if there is a wrestling fan in you, then picture the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise getting a Stone Cold Stunner with fresh attitudes & hard-hitting Comedy.

The Knotty Bits – Featured on AMC, Internationally performing Knotty Bits delivers unique, interactive entertainment. We offer full-length comedy stage shows with daring stunts, elegant aerial champagne servers or highly visual roaming performers. We present world-renowned, custom-tailored acts for any setting with personal customer service.

Gavin the Crossroads Mystic – An experienced international performer, with an intoxicating and entertaining show full of all the dangerous deeds and mystical mayhem you can handle…and then some. Witness wonders of legerdemain, fire-eating, escapes, bizarre stunts of magic & mind-reading as Gavin the Crossroads Mystic places himself in danger for your amusement and challenges your perception of reality with mysterious entertainments from ages past!

Better Than Nun – While it’s true the things we do may scandalize or stun, a little bit of something is Better Than Nun. Songs, jokes, and general tomfoolery as NUNS!

Puppies of Penzance Pirate Puppy Show – This brisk, energetic dog show takes audiences on a jolly trip on a pirate ship manned by pups! Always a favorite, audiences will be blown away by this merry band of mutts and will watch with bated breath to see if Poochie will really walk the plank.

Danza Mystique – Whether it is the swirl of a Gypsy skirt or the mesmerizing grace of Middle Eastern belly dance, we share our love of the Dance with audiences throughout the land! Danza Mystique is a Des Moines, Iowa based dance company specializing in family fun and entertainment! We invite you to experience the magic of Danza Mystique at The Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow 2019!

Order of Wrath – Ever wonder what happens after the horses are put away and if Knights win the day with fleet of foot and clash of sword and shield then this is the show to see. This full-contact battle of the fittest combatants from across the land has never disappointed the crowd in a heart-stopping hard-hitting show. Come see them in the South Glen vying for the chance to be victorious!

Oskipan Vikings – We are Olskipan Vikings. A viking encampment that shows a day in the life of the seafaring Vikings. We focus on education of the viking daily life. Some of the highlights of our camp are the storybooks around camp which tell of the history, life and legacy of the Vikings. We also tell stories and give the children souvenirs so they remember their time at our camp.

Knights of Avalon

Rachel Shapiro – A classically trained Harpist, Rachel will perform a wide variety of songs for your enjoyment.

NorseFyre – Norsefyre is a traveling circus troupe with an unhealthy fire obsession. Their performances are a unique blend of traditional circus aerial acrobats, jugglers, and fire spinners blended with Viking-like war-drums and weaponry. They love to incorporate sensory overload into their shows oftentimes having performers doing death-defying aerial maneuvers while acrobatic fire performers entrance you on all sides. You will be unable to catch all of the action in one sitting so feel free to come several times and watch different sections.

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Weekend 2 – Kilts & Lucky Lasses

Joust Evolution – Lances will shatter and swords will ring upon shield as the brave knights of Joust Evolution do battle at the 14th Annual Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow! Experience the thrill of medieval combat as knight and steed work to win the day. Cheer for your most favored Knight to win the day in an epic battle of exciting and hard-hitting entertainment for the whole family!

Free Company of The White Stag – The Free Company of the White Stag Combat Show is a unique cultural experience which combines live steel exhibition fighting, with scholarly commentary. Full speed, full contact, historically accurate.

The Mez Hypnosis Show – Using the powers of hypnosis, The Mez will probe the limits of the subconscious minds of his volunteers who willingly submit themselves to be placed under his authority and control. There is no script. No one, not even The Mez ever knows for sure what will happen next. It’s situational comedy at its best. If you have ever wanted to be hypnotized and if you are brave enough, you can volunteer to be entranced by The Mez and let him have his way with you. It’s a family-friendly show that you must see to believe.

Have Court, Will Travel – This sixteenth-century English Riding Court is portrayed by experienced reenactor’s, all dressed in the sumptuous costumes of the renaissance. An award-winning ensemble, HCWT has been seen at the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow, the Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire, the Dubuque Renaissance Faire, and Iowa Renaissance Faire, as well as at schools, colleges and libraries across the midwest. Audiences can get up close and personal with the court members by taking part in period dances, participating in question and answer sessions and even be knighted by the King!

McKenzie Highlanders – Bagpipe and Drum Core

Orkes and Trolles – Full of piratey goodness, Orckes & Trolles is a high-energy music group that performs sea chanteys and Celtic music you can sing along to in addition to their madcap antics. Entertaining at faires and festivals for over 27 years, Orckes & Trolles will be happy to see you all three weekends at the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow!

3 Pints Gone – 3 Pints Gone plays Celtic traditional-style folk songs and sea shanties at bars, Celtic fairs and events around the country. Their distinctive sound is full of high energy and harmony-rich arrangements.

The Adventures of William and Blackjack – Families throughout the Midwest love the William and Blackjack Show. Come see this storytelling bard and participate in his interactive stories. But most of all, come see the REAL star of the show, Blackjack the Dragon. Find out the true story of how William came to be friends with Midnight, his dancing stick. See if you are brave enough to sleep at Grandpa’s Castle, or face the Dragon with the One Black Eye. Sometimes we will be in for a treat when the Ogres of the Deep Dark Forest dance for us. Join William in Looking for Dragon Eggs, and finding magical pirate treasure. Catch William between shows and ask for a Magic Dragon Bubble. Children have been collecting these rare dragon artifacts for over 15 years. See you at the Faire.

Queen Titania’s Fairies – The Faerie Royal Court – Featuring Faerie Queen Titania and numerous other faeries are a group that is geared towards the young and the young at heart. They reside in their magical tree house, but you will also see them all about the village creating playful mischief. Their stage show is an interactive one where you can learn why faerie rings exist and dance with the faeries, plus the wee ones all get a small gift with which to remember the faeries. And Faerie Blessings for All who wish them.

Better Than Nun – While it’s true the things we do may scandalize or stun, a little bit of something is Better Than Nun. Songs, jokes, and general tomfoolery as NUNS!

Gavin the Crossroads Mystic – An experienced international performer, with an intoxicating and entertaining show full of all the dangerous deeds and mystical mayhem you can handle…and then some. Witness wonders of legerdemain, fire-eating, escapes, bizarre stunts of magic & mind-reading as Gavin the Crossroads Mystic places himself in danger for your amusement and challenges your perception of reality with mysterious entertainments from ages past!

Puppies of Penzance – This brisk, energetic dog show takes audiences on a jolly trip on a pirate ship manned by pups! Always a favorite, audiences will be blown away by this merry band of mutts and will watch with bated breath to see if Poochie will really walk the plank.

Danza Mystique – Whether it is the swirl of a Gypsy skirt or the mesmerizing grace of Middle Eastern belly dance, we share our love of the Dance with audiences throughout the land! Danza Mystique is a Des Moines, Iowa based dance company specializing in family fun and entertainment! We invite you to experience the magic of Danza Mystique at The Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow 2019!

Bawdy Buccaneers – The Bawdy Buccaneers are a local and national group of talented performers who have come together to become some of the most notable comedic stage combat groups of the past and present. The group has been together for an amazing 10 years. This highly talented group of individuals is sure to bring on a highly energetic and crowd-pleasing experience. To best describe their show; if there is a wrestling fan in you, then picture the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise getting a Stone Cold Stunner with fresh attitudes & hard-hitting Comedy.

The Knotty Bits – Featured on AMC, Internationally performing Knotty Bits delivers unique, interactive entertainment. We offer full-length comedy stage shows with daring stunts, elegant aerial champagne servers or highly visual roaming performers. We present world-renowned, custom-tailored acts for any setting with personal customer service.

Order of Wrath – Ever wonder what happens after the horses are put away and if Knights win the day with fleet of foot and clash of sword and shield then this is the show to see. This full-contact battle of the fittest combatants from across the land has never disappointed the crowd in a heart-stopping hard-hitting show. Come see them in the South Glen vying for the chance to be victorious!

Oskipan Vikings – We are Olskipan Vikings. A viking encampment that shows a day in the life of the seafaring Vikings. We focus on education of the viking daily life. Some of the highlights of our camp are the storybooks around camp which tell of the history, life and legacy of the Vikings. We also tell stories and give the children souvenirs so they remember their time at our camp.

Knights of Avalon

Rachel Shapiro – A classically trained Harpist, Rachel will perform a wide variety of songs for your enjoyment.

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Weekend 3 – Pirates & Wenches

Joust Evolution – Lances will shatter and swords will ring upon shield as the brave knights of Joust Evolution do battle at the 14th Annual Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow! Experience the thrill of medieval combat as knight and steed work to win the day. Cheer for your most favored Knight to win the day in an epic battle of exciting and hard-hitting entertainment for the whole family!

Free Company of The White Stag – The Free Company of the White Stag Combat Show is a unique cultural experience which combines live steel exhibition fighting, with scholarly commentary. Full speed, full contact, historically accurate.

Have Court, Will Travel – This sixteenth-century English Riding Court is portrayed by experienced reenactor’s, all dressed in the sumptuous costumes of the renaissance. An award-winning ensemble, HCWT has been seen at the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow, the Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire, the Dubuque Renaissance Faire, and Iowa Renaissance Faire, as well as at schools, colleges and libraries across the midwest. Audiences can get up close and personal with the court members by taking part in period dances, participating in question and answer sessions and even be knighted by the King!

The Knotty Bits – Featured on AMC, Internationally performing Knotty Bits delivers unique, interactive entertainment. We offer full-length comedy stage shows with daring stunts, elegant aerial champagne servers or highly visual roaming performers. We present world-renowned, custom-tailored acts for any setting with personal customer service.

Orkes and Trolles – Full of piratey goodness, Orckes & Trolles is a high-energy music group that performs sea chanteys and Celtic music you can sing along to in addition to their madcap antics. Entertaining at faires and festivals for over 27 years, Orckes & Trolles will be happy to see you all three weekends at the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow!

Fishbones & Scurvy – Some Drunken pirates lost at Sea, with nothing left but Fishbones and Scurvy. This group of drunken Pirates have been entertaining crowds all over the nation with their upbeat and lively tunes to the soothing ballads of the sea. Catch them this year at the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow!

The Adventures of William and Blackjack – Families throughout the Midwest love the William and Blackjack Show. Come see this storytelling bard and participate in his interactive stories. But most of all, come see the REAL star of the show, Blackjack the Dragon. Find out the true story of how William came to be friends with Midnight, his dancing stick. See if you are brave enough to sleep at Grandpa’s Castle, or face the Dragon with the One Black Eye. Sometimes we will be in for a treat when the Ogres of the Deep Dark Forest dance for us. Join William in Looking for Dragon Eggs, and finding magical pirate treasure. Catch William between shows and ask for a Magic Dragon Bubble. Children have been collecting these rare dragon artifacts for over 15 years. See you at the Faire.

Punch and Judy

Bawdy Buccaneers – The Bawdy Buccaneers are a local and national group of talented performers who have come together to become some of the most notable comedic stage combat groups of the past and present. The group has been together for an amazing 10 years. This highly talented group of individuals is sure to bring on a highly energetic and crowd-pleasing experience. To best describe their show; if there is a wrestling fan in you, then picture the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise getting a Stone Cold Stunner with fresh attitudes & hard-hitting Comedy.

The ScallyWags – The ScallyWags are located in central Kansas and have been performing their acts of comedy and entertainment at Renaissance Festivals, private functions, Pirate Fests, weddings, conventions and more for well over a decade. They are one of the longest-running Pirate Acts in the U.S. If you like comedy and audience participation then this is the show to see. They will leave you in stitches with their Piratey shenanigans.

Better Than Nun – While it’s true the things we do may scandalize or stun, a little bit of something is Better Than Nun. Songs, jokes, and general tomfoolery as NUNS!

Gavin the Crossroads Mystic – An experienced international performer, with an intoxicating and entertaining show full of all the dangerous deeds and mystical mayhem you can handle…and then some. Witness wonders of legerdemain, fire-eating, escapes, bizarre stunts of magic & mind-reading as Gavin the Crossroads Mystic places himself in danger for your amusement and challenges your perception of reality with mysterious entertainments from ages past!

Queen Titania’s Fairies – The Faerie Royal Court – Featuring Faerie Queen Titania and numerous other faeries are a group that is geared towards the young and the young at heart. They reside in their magical tree house, but you will also see them all about the village creating playful mischief. Their stage show is an interactive one where you can learn why faerie rings exist and dance with the faeries, plus the wee ones all get a small gift with which to remember the faeries. And Faerie Blessings for All who wish them.

Danza Mystique – Whether it is the swirl of a Gypsy skirt or the mesmerizing grace of Middle Eastern belly dance, we share our love of the Dance with audiences throughout the land! Danza Mystique is a Des Moines, Iowa based dance company specializing in family fun and entertainment! We invite you to experience the magic of Danza Mystique at The Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow 2019!

Order of Wrath – Ever wonder what happens after the horses are put away and if Knights win the day with fleet of foot and clash of sword and shield then this is the show to see. This full-contact battle of the fittest combatants from across the land has never disappointed the crowd in a heart-stopping hard-hitting show. Come see them in the South Glen vying for the chance to be victorious!

Oskipan Vikings – We are Olskipan Vikings. A viking encampment that shows a day in the life of the seafaring Vikings. We focus on education of the viking daily life. Some of the highlights of our camp are the storybooks around camp which tell of the history, life and legacy of the Vikings. We also tell stories and give the children souvenirs so they remember their time at our camp.

Knights of Avalon

Rachel Shapiro – A classically trained Harpist, Rachel will perform a wide variety of songs for your enjoyment.

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