2018 Schedule of Events

Our Faire is a continual day of mirth, merriment, and exciting entertainment

Enjoy jousting, period musicians, comedians, minstrels, jugglers, pirates, belly dancers and more!

Come see these performers (and more!) at the 2018 Grand Junction Renaissance Faire:

Celtica – Pipes rock!

The 6–piece band shows with its battle cry their musical direction: The majestic-mystic sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe elevates above the powerful rock band, the masterly played violin expends the unique style with symphonic-epic melodies. Influences of Irish Folk, Symphonic Metal, and even Gothic merge with the energetic Celtic music, full of lust of life. This sound, as international as the musicians – coming from Scotland, USA, Bulgaria and Austria- and the spectacular show guarantee a concert no one will ever forget. Mystic torches on the bagpipes and burning drumsticks, thundering against huge drums, create a cultic atmosphere, flames, shooting out of the instruments, entertain every audience worldwide… That´s why Celtica is one of the most booked acts at Celtic-, Scottish-, Steampunk- and Medieval Festivals as well as at town festivals. Celtica could conquer their fans by storm at more than 350 performances in Europe -from the legendary Wacken-Festival in the very North to South Spain, and at numerous US- and Canada- tours from New York to San Francisco, from Florida up to the Rocky Mountains, from Alaska to Hawaii. The music videos of Celtica with a blend of live show and artistic plot inspire more than 2,5 million viewers on Youtube, and still counting…

Order of Epona Jousting

We are excited to have the Knights from Order of Epona back for another year! You do not want to miss this action packed show full of jousting, sword fighting, and a little bit of shenanigans.  After the “tilt” you can speak with the knights and meet the horses.

And So Much More…

 

Washing Well Wenches

Good, clean fun; wet, dirty women. Women, bring your brother, boyfriend, husband, or other man. We will teach him how difficult laundry can be for us “ladies.”

 

 

 

 

The Lynx Show

The Lynx Show is a unique blend of magic, sword swallowing comedy. Lynx is a veteran when it comes to performing at renaissance festivals across the country. Not only is there audience interaction and participation but a strong positive message at the end. From death defying feats of amazement to bewildering moments that just can’t be explained, The Lynx Show is sure to thrill you! So, don’t miss out and be part of the fun!

 

 

Nature’s Educators

Visit Nature’s Educators interactive and educational booth and stay to watch their show about birds of prey and see some of the birds take flight!

 

 

 

 

 

Yom Al had Gyspy Band and Dance Troupe

Come enjoy this beautiful gypsy troupe as they charm you with their stories, history and beautiful dances such as Skirt, Shawl, Long Silk Fans, Snake dancing, Sword dancing, Isis Wings, cane dancing, folkloric dances, Veil dancing and Maypole dancing.

 

 

Aaron Stokes

Specializing in fusing Celtic, Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music with modern flavors, harpist Aaron Stokes is best known for his magical, energetic and sometimes haunting songs that cause the listener to be swept away from time and space as we know it and land in places never before imagined. In short, if you’r a fan of legendary songwriters such as Loreena Mckennitt, Andreas Vollenweider, Lindsey Stirling and others like them, Aaron Stokes is a must see!

 

 

The Shire of Draca-mor (SCA)

 The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) is an international organization devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century life, employing knowledge of history to enrich participants’ lives and the lives of others through events, demonstrations, and other educational venues.

Come join the SCA’s Shire of Draca-Mor for a little historical education, arts demonstrations and classes, and speculator showings of fully armored warriors in real combat.

“Our warriors participate in tournaments for individuals and teams, tactical melees involving dozens of combatants, and even large-scale wars with thousands of participants! Unlike reenactments of battles from history, our combat activities are unchoreographed and the outcome is entirely based on the skill and training of the combatants involved.”

Come see our re-creation of a Viking Long Boat and make your own Viking belt, placing your name in the runes. Suggested donation for the belt is $5.

The Highland Rogues

This swashbuckling crew specialize in re-enactment, entertainment and education of the golden age of piracy including to small weapons, gun demonstrations, skits, and a land-locked ship!

 

 

 

 

Live Action Steel Combat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shire of Draca-mor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More to be added soon!