Sparta New Jersey Renaisance Festival!
The Sparta NJ Renaissance Festival is back for its 3rd year! Please spread the word and join us for an even bigger and better year! www.spartanjrenfaire.com
First Weekend Only (Sep 8-9)
Come see the King's Jousting Tournament!
THE KNIGHTS OF SUSSEX
GRAND MELEE TOURNAMENT
Second Weekend Only (Sep 15-16)
The Kingdom is holding an open tournament in honor of the one year anniversary of the Royal Wedding. The Knights of Sussex have entered the grand melee but so has a handful of warriors and sell-swords from the far reaches of the Kingdom looking to win themselves fame or glory!
VIXENS EN GARDE
Second Weekend Only (Sep 15-16)
Comedy Shakespeare performed by an all female mercenary troupe. Audience participation, gender swapping and the best parts of Shakespeare, the famous lines, the fighting and the romance!
JEANNIE ALLEN - OPERA
LIZ ALLEN - CELTIC
Second Weekend Only (Sept 15-16)
Jeannie Allen is a trained coloratura soprano and will perform word re-known opera arias including Queen of the Night from Magic Flute, Bell Song from Lakme and others.
Liz Allen is an accredited Singer/Songwriter who will be performing beautiful celtic songs and songs of fantasy.
THE CREEPY BARD
Gather round to hear as David Anthony, The Creepy Bard regales you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. You will laugh, cry, blush and wonder where you left the whiskey.
THE MINSTREL RAV'N
Second Weekend Only (Sep 15-16)
A wandering Bard, the Minstrel Rav'n travels the lands sing songs and telling stories of Pirates, Taverns and Elven Lasses...though not necessarily in that order! Pull up a chair and raise a mug in The Whistling Sword or sail the High Seas with Hana's Privateers!
KARNEVIL - BULLWHIP STUNT SHOW
Professional whip artist, Dr. J.R. Whitcomb, demonstrates a variety of bullwhip tricks and targeting maneuvers. A fan favorite, this show has been adapted to fit gaming conventions, renaissance faires, steampunk festivals, and anywhere else there is a need for, "Thrills and Excitement at 768 Miles Per Hour!"
KARNEVIL - HOUDINI ESCAPE SHOW
Harry Houdini is the single greatest escapologist the world has ever known. As a student of the Houdini method, Dr. J.R. presents this show in his honor. He will recreate many of Houdini's classic escapes supplemented with lore of both the development of the acts, and the man himself.
KARNEVIL - COMEDY/DANGER SHOW
"Roll up, roll up, fiends and fans for the most fantastical entertainment experience on the east coast! In classic format, a marvelous mixture acts of skill and daring performed live by Karnevils self made freaks. You will meet the human blockhead, a person capable of replicating a self lobotomy and live to talk about it! You will see thrilling escapes from medieval manacles and medical restraints! You will experience first hand the effects of inhumane animal traps on human flesh! All this, and more in a single show! See it once, see it twice, every showing is unique and guaranteed different from the last!"
MEAD MOUNTAIN RESONATORS
A contemporary bluegrass string duo featuring Conor Wenk (resonator, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals) and Alex Turqman (bass, banjo, guitar, harmonica and vocals). Playing a variety of traditional fiddle tunes and contemporary music in a bluegrass style, Conor and Alex embrace the virtuosic, driving, harmonically rich nature of the bluegrass genre yet push the envelope into rhythmic and modal complexity. Fellow performers are more than welcome to sit in for any familiar tunes!
Leger DeMain is a wandering magician who performs close-up magic such as card tricks, floating objects, and sleight-of-hand. His prestidigitation will entertain and amaze visitors of all ages. He will be strolling around Faire from the Tavern to the Beach both Saturday and Sunday.
VERTICAL FIXATION - ACROBATICS
Taking traditional circus style and skills out of the box and using their unique flair to bring it to life, Vertical Fixation combines their varied talents on lyra, trapeze, ropes, chains, silk and slings with acro, flow and fire arts, to create a show unlike anything you've seen before. With a penchant for the weird and wonderful, this high flying act is sure to draw you in to their bizarre fairytale and leave you entranced, amazed and cheering for more of their incredible antics
MUGGLE JUGGLE AND MORE
Join Muggle Juggle and More for Juggling fun. Marty the Muggle and Ella the Faerie present a children’s juggling show and offer free juggling lessons to everyone interested. You never know who we may pick to “volunteer” to help us out with our shenanigans, it may be you.
Ella the Faerie will be collecting wishes from children of all ages in the “Official” Faerie Wish Registry. Stop by and leave a wish with her.
Songs of old, when knights were bold, and faeries roamed the woods — when Michele Mountain plays her Celtic harp, it can be hard to tell where she stops and the music begins. Stop by to hear traditional music of the British Isles, tales both fearful and fair, and much more.
PIECES OF 8
First Weekend Only (Sept 8-9)
Travellers. Storytellers. Every single one afflicted with A.D.O.S. (Attention Deficit... OH SQUIRREL!). They are the most dysfunctional family on the shire: PIECES OF 8!! The Belle family presents their Comedy Renaissance Pub Sing, and a cartful of fun!
SASANACH - IRISH FIDDLE
The Sasanach, who also answers to Keith Engle, "hey you!", and "does anyone want the rest of these fries?" has been playing traditional Irish music for 15 years, focusing on the Sliabh Luachra style. He travels to Ireland annually to stay in touch with the music's roots, and performs at festivals throughout the northeast.
THE MAGIC OF DANIEL GREENWOLF!
The Magic of Daniel GreenWolf is a show that takes Highly Visual Magic, Theatrical Storytelling, Exhilarating Irish Music, Interactive Comedy, & Thrilling Danger and wraps it in a Celtic Theme that has been described as
"A Witty, Modern-Day Celtic Viking. Like James Joyce with a Broad Sword."
Douglas Stafford is a juggler, magician, and fire performer based out of the Philadelphia area. He specializes in bringing entertainment and laughter through the medium of a bad idea. We have all had a bad idea; and in fact we have all seen jugglers, magicians, and fire performers and wondered what would possess a person to do something like that. What would possess a man to juggle torches in front of a crowd full of people; besides a desperate need for others attention.
Lord Oakheartt, Master of the Woods, The Green Man, the walking Earth Spirit, who towers over the mortals as they scurry the land in their short lives, offers his wisdom of the ages. Is known to spend time with Tree-Herders and Ents and does enjoy the occasional Orc squashing. He speaks very little of the mortal tongue, so listen when he talks, for it will be with great wisdom that he imparts. When mortals walk through his forest they often don't see him, but rest assured, he sees you. So walk the woods only with joy in your heart and song on your tongue and add to the enchantment of the Forest
|Event Date||09-14-2019 10:00 am|