Category: Festivals

Robin Hood Springtime Festival 2014

The 2014 Robin Hood Springtime Festival will be held in Guilford, CT on the weekends of May 24-26, May 31-June 1, and June 7-8.

The Robin Hood Springtime Festival is an enchanted recreation of an old world harvest fair as one might have been in the Middle Ages. Costumed performers wander the streets interacting with guests, craft shops line the streets selling unique wares and eight stages run continuous entertainment throughout the day. The Faire is a great place to share the day with your family and friends.

Visit http://robinhoodsfaire.com/ for more details.

Open Fields Medieval Festival 2014

The Open Fields Medieval Festival will be held in Thetford, VT on May 24th:

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, Open Fields will hold its Medieval Festival on the Thetford Green from 11 am to 4 pm. During this family-friendly festival, the Green comes alive with the sights and sounds of a Medieval village. A King & Queen, knights and ladies, peasants, craftsmen, shepherds, and farmers gather to celebrate the age via music, dance, games of skill and chance, food, parades, storytelling, Benny the Dragon, and feats of juggling and acrobatics. Costumes are encouraged.

Visit http://www.vtmedfest.com/ for more information.

Free Comic Book Day 2014

Free Comic Book Day is May 3rd this year! Be sure to check in with your local comic book shop to learn about any special events they may have! You can learn more about this event at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/.

Pi Day!

Friday March 14th is Pi Day! 3.14! Celebrate your love of math and have some 𝜋! Apple 𝜋, pizza 𝜋, shoofly 𝜋, whatever you like.

Silver Kingdom Renaissance Faire 2014

The 2014 Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival will be held at the Ye Olde Commons campground in Charlton, MA August 16th and 17th. See http://www.silverkingdomfestival.com/ to learn more.

Black Swan Inn Renaissance Festival 2014

The Black Swan Inn Renaissance Festival will be held in Tilton, NH June 28th and 29th. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/BlackSwanInnRenFest/info.

Abbadia Mare Festival 2014

The Abbadia Mare Festival is a Renaissance festival being held at Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA the weekend of July 19th and 20th. How many renaissance fairs can claim to have their own castle? Learn more at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com/.

Beantown Brawl Quidditch Tournament 2014

Harry Potter fans can come watch a regional live-action quidditch tournament featuring teams from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Canada. The games take place February 15th-16th in Tewksbury, MA. The details have mysteriously manifested themselves at https://www.facebook.com/events/1393550957557245/.

Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret

The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, CT is hosting the “Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret,” a steampunk festival to raise funds for the museum, on January 4th, 2014. There will be panel discussions, performances, and vendors:

On Jan. 4, 2014, some of the best-known authors, performers and presenters in the rapidly growing Steampunk genre will gather at the Carousel Museum for an all-ages day of classes, a High Tea and an evening of performances for ages 18 and up. The regular museum exhibits will also be open, plus a variety of vendors to delight and tempt you with their creations. In addition to offering education and fun, the day will raise funds help repair the Museum’s roof.

Steampunk is a new trend with old roots. What if modern technology had been invented in the Victorian age and was powered by steam? What if the works of Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne were fact instead of fiction? Like Steampunk itself, this event combines Victoriana, fantasy, brass gadgetry, and fun.

Presenters include author Mark P. Donnelly, recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for his teaching of bartitsu, the martial art mentioned in Sherlock Holmes stories. Also appearing will be author Thomas Willeford, creator of the brass and leather gadgetry seen in TV shows like Castle and Oddities, “The Victorian Lady” Kandie Carle, magician Daniel Greenwolf, and many others. Classes include everything from flower language, etiquette and dance to bartitsu, DIY gadgetry, and spiritualism. The High Tea at 4 p.m. will feature delicacies from around the Victorian world, teas and other beverages and period parlor games. The evening show features: White Elephant Burlesque Society; Daniel Greenwolf; Desert Moon Dancers; bands Frenchy and the Punk and Them Damn Hamiltons; and a special surprise group.

Period dress or costumes are not required but are highly encouraged.

Learn more at http://www.brassringct.com/.

The Fright Before Christmas

If you like a little horror mixed in with your winter celebrations, visit “The Fright Before Christmas”, a haunted house filled with twisted holiday cheer:

One night only! December 14th Fright Kingdom reopens its doors and brings to you the Fright Before Christmas! Evil Krampus has twisted the Christmas of Bloodmere Manor and infested it with Cannibal Elves, Rabid Reindeer, Crazed Carolers and Merry Mayhem!

This happy holiday party will take place December 14th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm in Nashua, NH. See http://www.frightb4xmas.com/ to learn more.

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