Maryland Renaissance Festival
16th-century English festival, 10 stages, 5,000-seat jousting arena, 140 food and craft shops; weekends only.
The Maryland Renaissance Festival is a recreation of a 16th century English village. Our village is named Revel Grove, and is set on a beautiful 25-acre wooded site with 85 acres of free parking. The village consists of craft and food booths, five pubs, ten major stages, a Jousting Arena and lots of games.
Every day is a Festival Day in Revel Grove, in honor of a visit by Henry VIII and his Royal Court. As such, the village will have entertainment, crafts, food, and frivolity fit for a king!
The gates open at 10:00 am, but you’ll want to start the day with the King’s Welcome outside the front gate at 9:45am. Once inside the gates, you may want to check your program for a listing of all the shows, but part of the fun of our Renaissance Festival is taking your time to stroll through the lanes and let the experience unfold before you.
Free Activities for the Wee Lads and Lassies
The Maryland Renaissance Festival is pleased to provide a variety of entertainment especially for your children. Visit our Customer Service Pavilion on arrival to receive the daily “Children’s Program” which will list activities and shows suitable for younger (under 10) children.
Our ponies are located near the Fortune Stage.
Children’s Knighting Ceremony:
11:30 & 1pm at the Royal Pavilion. Due to the King’s hectic schedule, he is only available to perform knightings for 1/2 hour.
Children’s Theatre & Sing Alongs
Each year the festival produces a short theatrical piece for younger children. This year we present “The Elephant’s Child”, which is based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. And for the wee lads and lasses who like to sing – join Maudie and Mother Goose in an old-fashioned sing-along. Both shows are at the Gatehouse Stage.
Located near Royal Stage. Children and adults can learn to juggle free. Parents take note – you must accompany and stay with your child while they are at the juggling school. To properly teach juggling, children should be of an age where they can grasp the concept – and 3 tennis balls.
Children’s Play Area:
A children’s Play Area is located near the climbing wall at the end of Mary’s Dale Way. Children must be accompanied b