Entertainment

Bess and Marley

Welcome England’s next two-woman Troubador sensation!

Crazy Boy Coy

Come watch Coy juggle and make people laugh, not necessarily in that order!

Drunk and Sailor

Phillip is usually the drunk, and Capt Amos is usually the sailor. Sometimes they’re both drunk, and sometimes they’re both sailors. Every once in a great while, they are both drunk and both sailors.

Guardians of the Black Forest

Guardians of the Black Forest will transport you back to the Middle Ages with their interactive living history encampment. Try your hand at leatherworking, touch and compare pelts from the tanner, and feel the heat radiating from the live steel forge. Learn about the history of women and brewing, the art of heraldry, traditional fletching, and medieval astronomy. Engage with medics and cooks as they keep the camp running, get a picture in the Captain’s throne, try on their suits of armor and helms, hold real steel weapons, and receive a sword-fighting lesson from one of our master fighters. There is even a quest for the young knights to complete! After exploring our camp, root for your favorite fighter in our interactive, non-choreographed, live-steel show. Fighters of all styles and weapons face off after the audience has chosen who they want to see fight, so be sure to cheer loudly for your choice!

two fighters swing at eachother with swords as the crowd looks on.

Knotty Bits

A fast-paced, up close, comedic pirate circus- with the high flying Cap’n Sylver Fyre and her crew of madcap risk-taking miscreants!

Naughty Bawdy Brigade

The Naughty Bawdy Brigade is a trio of female performers who entertain Midwestern Renaissance fairgoers with their uncouth humor and songs. Not for the faint of heart, they specialize in original & historical songs, colorful limericks, and questionable jokes.

Order of Wrath

Are you looking for medieval fighting? Men and women wearing historically accurate armor weighing anywhere from 60-80lbs will beat each other up in tournament form with medieval weapons! It is a dangerous sport, and injuries do occur, but that’s why we have armor! Watch the battle! You won’t believe how hard we hit with swords and axes.

Pictus

Pictus has been thrilling audiences all over the country with their unique take on primal drums & bagpipes. You can feel the thunder of the war drums and hear the call of the great Highland bagpipes and let the music lift your spirits, stir your soul and speak to the voice of your ancestors.

Pirate School

A fast-paced, up close, comedic pirate circus- with the high flying, Cap’n Sylver Fyre and her crew of risk-taking Join Capʼn Tetanus and First Mate Kitty on the comedic and entertaining adventure that is Pirate Skool! An interactive PG show for children and families that encourages audience participation with chanting, games, and more!

The Scotts Play Golf

Married life can be a challenge, but so can the game of Golf. See how Angus and Marie use one to help navigate the other in Scotts Play Golf.

Theatre of Fools

Welcome to the Theatre of Fools. The founders, Lloyd Brant and Rosie Cole have toured their unique brand of absurd theatrics all over the USA and across the globe. Their work is a fusion of theater, magic, and the delight of the circus arts.

Coy the Merman

“Coy the Merman is quite a catch, literally, he’s The Catch of the Day! Kids make sure you visit Coy to see what treasures he brought up from the seafloor with him! And Adults, if you’re brave, ask him why we call him such a catch. This not-so coy merman will have you blushing (or possibly laughing) with his pick-up game.”