Entertainment

15 STAGES OF THRILLING ACTION, COMEDY, MUSIC, AND SONG

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Entertainment Categories

Action | Comedy | Acrobats | Music | Characters | Animals


Action

FULL ARMOUR JOUST

The Knights of Valour deliver hard hits and thrilling action in three jousts each day.

Schedule

12:30 – Arena of Champions

3:00 – Arena of Champions

5:00 – Arena of Champions

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PIRATE COMEDY STUNT SHOW

Swashbuckling sailors climbing the rigging and swinging from the Crow’s Nest. It’s a comedy of errors as the pirates invade the village on their latest treasure hunt.

Schedule

11:15 – Shipwreck Stage

1:30 – Shipwreck Stage

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THE SWORDSMEN

Dirk and Guido will teach you the art of being a gentleman while using their sharp rapiers and even sharper wit. Children of ages will enjoy their comedic swordplay. (The Swordsmen do not perform Family & Friends Weekend, August 31 – September 2.)

Schedule

11:00 – Swordsmen Theatre

12:15 – Swordsmen Theatre

1:45 – Swordsmen Theatre

3:15 – Swordsmen Theatre

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Comedy

MOONIE THE MAGNIF’CENT

An immersive silent comedy experience using whistles and gestures, MooNiE brings the audience in and puts everyone in stitches. Add to the comedy, MooNiE’s mesmerizing balancing and juggling skills will create an enjoyable family-friendly show. (Moonie the Magnif’Cent does not perform Family & Friends Weekend, August 31 – September 2.)

Schedule

11:30 – Swordsmen Theatre

1:00 – Swordsmen Theatre

2:30 – Swordsmen Theatre

4:00 – Swordsmen Theatre

5:00 – St. Peter’s Church

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AXEL THE SOT

Heard on Doctor Demento! It’s Axel the Sot, the “ORIGINAL” drunken sailor, back from sea and ready to party on the Poop Deck! Join him on the new Shipwrecked Stage for his Drunken Music and Comedy Show twice daily.

Schedule

11:30 – Lorelei Biergarten

1:00 – Shipwreck Stage

3:30 – Shipwreck Stage

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WASHING WELL WENCHES

Fun-filled show for all ages, these wenches are just a little bit bawdy, a whole lotta brazen, and they love to pull you into their show!

Schedule

11:30 – Washer Well

1:30 – Washer Well

4:00 – Washer Well

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THE SIRENS

The Shady Lady Theatre Company presents The Sirens. Enjoy tantalizing tidbits of saucy songs and spicy comedy. These beauties are rated PG until the Naughty Bawdy Pub Show where anything goes!

Schedule

1:00 – 3 Fools Pub

3:00 – 3 Fools Pub

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RICK & JAN SHOW

Rick and Jan are a husband and wife comedy variety show with a trained pig! (That’s right, I said trained pig!)

Schedule

12:15 – Reveler’s Stage

3:30 – Reveler’s Stage

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CHRISTOPHE THE INSULTOR

Christophe the Insultor is back! Hire this silver-tongued vulgarian to roast your friends or, if you have no friends, laugh your lonely *** off watching him roast strangers. Smart people: revel in the schadenfreude! Vulgar people: delight at the filth! Dumb people: laugh because everyone else is laughing! Rated “R” for “Really don’t bring your kids here.”

Schedule

12:00 – The Dirty Duchess

1:30 – The Dirty Duchess

3:00 – The Dirty Duchess

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MUDDE SHOW!

Theatre in the Ground presents classic literary tales in the shire’s only Olympic-sized Muditorium. Get your front row seat for BeowulfDante’s Inferno, the muddiest show of them all, The Viking Show, and new this year, Jerkules.

Schedule

11:30 – Mud Pit

1:00 – Mud Pit

2:30 – Mud Pit

4:00 – Mud Pit

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THE DA VINCI BROS COMEDY OPERAS

The Da Vinci Brothers Comedy Opera, featuring Leonardo da Vinci’s brother. . .Bob. A dynamic, original, and VERY funny collection of comedies, that invites the audience to become the orchestra, and the sound effects. Four different shows! Sensational family fun!

Schedule

11:45 – Shipwreck Stage

2:00 – Shipwreck Stage

4:00 – Shipwreck Stage

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CIRQUA LAPIN

Comedy and magic from Dave and Miss Felix combine wit and humor with illusions for all ages… Was that a chicken?

Schedule

1:00 – Washer Well

2:30 – Washer Well

4:30 – Washer Well

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Acrobats, Juggling, & Circuses

CIRCA BRAVA

Don’t miss this jaw-dropping, elegant cirque-style aerial spectacle.

Schedule

11:30 – Pub View Stage

1:00 – Pub View Stage

2:45 – Pub View Stage

4:30 – Pub View Stage

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PICKLED BROS CIRCUS

Vaudevillian style variety show, fun for all ages. Fire-eating, sword swallowing, bed of nails, bullwhip artistry, juggling and many other amazing feats of skill.

Schedule

12:00 – Pub View Stage

1:45 – Pub View Stage

3:30 – Pub View Stage

5:00 – Pub View Stage

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THE HIGH FLYING FOOLS

Pester & Soso may be a couple of idiots but don’t worry they have some help! With their “Circus for Idiots” instruction manual, they are sure to put on the Greatest Aerial Show Ever….We Think.  High atop our aerial rig this hilarious aerial show combines comedy, feats of strength, the grace and beauty of aerial silks & lyra and even some sideshow into one awesome crowd pleasing performance.

Schedule

12:15 – Dragons Lair

1:45 – Dragons Lair

3:15 – Dragons Lair

4:45 – Dragons Lair

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STUART SISKANOVICH

Juggling Master

Schedule

11:00 – Pub View Stage

12: 30 – Pub View Stage

2:15 – Pub View Stage

4:00 – Pub View Stage

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THE KAMIKAZE FIREFLIES

The Kamikaze Fireflies offer an exciting mix of comedy and circus. Children of all ages will enjoy their many tricks never seen anywhere else including juggling, hula hoops, german wheel, and whip cracking.

Schedule

12:15 – Kamikaze Fireflies Stage

1:45 – Kamikaze Fireflies Stage

3:15 – Kamikaze Fireflies Stage

4:45 – Kamikaze Fireflies Stage

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OOPS! COMEDY KNIFE THROWING

A show full of laughs and amazing feats for all ages.

Schedule

11:00 – Reveler’s Stage

1:15 – Reveler’s Stage

4:45 – Reveler’s Stage

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RICK STRATTON, HYPNOTIST

Showcasing the power of the human mind in a comedic way, Rick Stratton has created a show that is both funny and empowering.

Schedule

2:45 – Reveler’s Stage

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KNOTTY NAUTICALS

High energy, interactive, piratical comedic-variety show! Fire-eating, rope walking, music and more!

Schedule

11:30 – Reveler’s Stage

2:00 – Reveler’s Stage

4:15 – Reveler’s Stage

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Music & Dancing

BAND OF PIRATES

Joining us in September, this crew is here to entertain with their self-described style of Grog Rock. Fun piratical music for all to enjoy!

Schedule

12:00 – 3 Fools Pub

2:00 – 3 Fools Pub

4:00 – 3 Fools Pub

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WENCHES A’WAILING

Enjoy beautiful music from these lovely ladies but they’re not above singing a few tunes to bring a blush to your cheek!

Schedule

1:00 – Aleing Knight Pub

2:30 – Aleing Knight Pub

4:30 – Aleing Knight Pub

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FRIAR FINNEGAN

Bawdy, Bodacious, Bothersome, Brown Bohemian Brethren…Thou may call him Friar BBBBBB. Sing along with the Friar’s fun songs in the village pubs or listen in the streets.

Schedule

12:00 – Lorelei Beirgarten

1:30 – Lorelei Beirgarten

3:30 – Lorelei Beirgarten

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FATHER SON AND FRIENDS

Father, son, and a handful of friends share loud, rowdy drinking songs, mixed with bagpipes, whistles and all sorts of ornery.

Schedule

12:00 – Aleing Knight Pub

2:00 – Aleing Knight Pub

4:00 – Aleing Knight Pub

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ROGUES OF RAFFERTY

Rowdy songs, drinking songs, rollicking songs, songs, songs, songs, and lots of laughs.

Schedule

12:30 – 3 Fools Pub

2:30 – 3 Fools Pub

4:30 – 3 Fools Pub

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LADS ON THE LASH

This trailblazing duo will excite and have you coming back for more with their driving melodies and relentlessly aggressive lyrics.

Schedule

11:30 – 3 Fools Pub

1:30 – 3 Fools Pub

3:30 – 3 Fools Pub

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GLASNOTS

Listen to the hauntingly romantic music of the Glass Harmonica

RAMBLING RHYTHMS

Watch in wonder as rambling rhythms are created with dancing and drumming.

Schedule

1:30 – Aleing Knight Pub

3:00 – Aleing Knight Pub

5:00 – 3 Fools Pub

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HARPER & THE MINSTREL

Authentic Medieval and Renaissance music sung and played on over a dozen traditional instruments including harps, wooden flutes, recorders, dulcimers, psaltery, baroque guitar and viola da gamba.

Schedule

1:00 – Lorelei Biergarten

3:00 – Lorelei Biergarten

4:30 – Lorelei Biergarten

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MADE UP MAYHEM

Made Up Mayhem, previously known as Our Two Pence, is a home-grown improv comedy group from members of the Ohio Renaissance Festival Street Cast.

Schedule

12:30 – Lorelei Beirgarten

2:00 – Lorelei Beirgarten

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Costumed Characters & Street Performances

SPARK THE FAIRY

Visit with Spark in the lanes, get sparkling fairy hair, and have a dance to the music of her Dragon’s Egg drum.

THEATRE OF FOOLS

Inspired by Shakespeare’s cock-combed fool, Theatre of Fools brings you on a hysterical joyride of absurd theatrics.

DYLAN ROBERTSON

Funny, charming, and always singing with a smile, find Dylan on the streets with his guitar ready to sing you a song on the spot.

EBENEEZER GRUMPYPANTS

Ebeneezer Grumpypants is visiting from Scotland and is here to teach the Humans visiting Willy Nilly about the world of the Fae and how mischievous the Faerie folk can be through stories, verse, and personal life experiences.  And he wants you to remember: Faeries are food, not friends!

Animals

MIAMI VALLEY FALCONRY

Miami Valley Falconry will be presenting a live Birds of Prey show. They will be bringing the whole team with them to the fair including a goshawk and Harris Hawks. Many topics on old world falconry including hunting techniques, birds used and what particular birds meant for your social status will be covered.

Located between the Joust Field and St. Peter’s Church.

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