Fantasy Faire, June 24 & 25, 2017

Fantasy-Faire

Families are encouraged to attend the raising and participate in the Spring Pole Dance at 1:30 p.m.  We ask parents to encourage younger children by holding the ribbons and dancing with them in this joyous celebration.

Fantasy Faire
Knight and Maiden
Fantasy Faire Mystic Realms

Join us for FANTASY FAIRE

A family-friendly festival of medieval folklife & fun!

 Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 10 am to 5 pm

 Strolling costumed characters, portraying historical and mythical figures, interact with each other and visitors throughout WheatonArts both days.
Enjoy a variety of live performances, storytellers, dancing, drumming and sword demonstrations. Experience the obstacle course, pirate games, and archery skills.
Four stages will host live, performances from 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Produced in partnership with Mystic Realms, Ltd.
Learn new skills!

Observe and learn orb manipulation as Merlin lets guests in on the secrets of contact juggling! See a demonstration whip cracking and then learn to crack a whip with free lessons. The renowned performers, Phoenix Swords, give authentic demonstrations of western martial arts at 12:30 and 3:30.


Meet new friends!

Meet the Pirates from Treasure Island as they run a rickety set of Pirate Games where everyone is a winner. Collect coins and turn them in for pirate prizes. (Fee)

Meet Robin Hood and his merry band who are visiting from Sherwood Forest. Practice your archery skills for a small donation to the band.

At the Court of Miracles, children can meet Esmeralda and other characters from the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and enjoy dancing and drumming techniques by individual and troupe performers. Performances at quarter past and quarter of the hour.

Storybook characters will teach your children to sing along to many well-known children’s songs.

The Misplaced Pub is a minstrel group blending traditional music with modern humor and otherwise irresponsible behavior.

Admission to Fantasy Faire is included in WheatonArts general admission and will be purchased at the gate.

Medieval Dances
storybook grove chalk on pavement

STREET PERFORMANCES

Meet the King, Queen, and Barons of the Kingdom of Wheaton as they stroll the streets.

Keep a look out for a mob of dancers to show off their Medieval Moves!  Join in the dancing if you like!

Merlin the magnificent wizard travels the faire grounds, teaching and displaying the magic of contact juggling.

The Loch Nessa and the Pied Piper will introduce fair goers to the fantastic creatures she has encountered on her journeys outside the kingdom.

Misplaced Pub keeps the pace with their songs and merriment all over the faire.

Get candy and other treats from the not-so-wicked Grymm Witches if you dare.

Keep your eyes open for the giant walking tree!

Spring Pole Raising and Spring Dance

TOURNAMENT FIELD PERFORMANCES

11:00 Whip Show

See a demonstration whip cracking and then learn to crack a whip with free lessons.

ACTS I through V

These shows tell the story of the Kingdom of Wheaton.  If you arrive late, just ask one of the costumed characters to fill you in on the details.  This year’s story is a continuation of last year’s event. Acts on the hour 12, 1, 2, 3, and 4 o’clock:

12:00 King’s Welcome

1:00 Trouble in the Kingdom

2:00 Presentation of the Champions

3:00 More Trouble

4:00 Tournament of Prosperity

fantasy Faire Parade of Charaters

Spring Pole Raising and Dance (children participate in the dance) 1:30

Springpole Dance – Come and join the traditional dance at 1:30 pm. We ask parents to encourage younger children by holding the ribbons and dancing with them in this joyous celebration.

Phoenix Swords Performances 12:30 and 3:30

These renowned performers give authentic demonstrations of western martial arts at 12:30 and 3:30.  Visitors may take introductory sword lessons ($5.00) through the day.

Society for Creative Anachronisms 11:00 to 4:00

The members of the Society For Creative Anachronism will be performing throughout the day.

Camelot

Meet the Knights of the Round Table at this location – Persons age 14 and older and in good physical health can learn the theatric touch style of weapon combat used in Mystic Realms LARPs.

Obstacle Course

Children complete the obstacle course by passing through obstacles, such as the spider’s web, the snake pit, the frog pond, and other challenges.  The best times of the day in each age group will be announced during the Tournament of Prosperity.

Pirate Games

At this location meet the Pirates from Treasure Island as they run a rickety set of games where every player is a winner. One dollar to play. Collect coins and turn them in for pirate prizes.

Sherwood

Here you can meet Robin Hood and his merry band who are visiting from Sherwood Forest. Practice your archery skills for a small donation to the band.

Robin Hood and his band of men
Face Painting at Fantasy Faire

10:30 Green Stage

What’s Iambic?

Shakespeare characters explain some of the finer points of his work and teach us some Shakespeare trivia!

10: 30 Red Stage

Myth’s and Muses

Creatures from myth and legend perform wonderful songs for your entertainment!

10:30 Blue Stage

Merlin’s Magic

Join Merlin as he displays the magic of contact juggling! Observe and learn orb manipulation as Merlin lets guests in on the secrets of contact juggling!

10:30 Court of Miracles

Medieval Dances

Participate and learn how to dance the way nobles and peasants did in ages past!

10:30 Story Book Grove

Storytelling

Your children’s favorite storybook characters read some of THEIR favorite tales to the audience.

Rose Trueheart

11:30 Green Stage

Fairytale Lessons

Audience participation encouraged in this informative show explaining the steps and intents behind some of the most popular dances from the Medieval as well as Renaissance Period.

11: 30 Red Stage

Armchair Wizards

The Armchair Wizards MMOLARPGS is the best Massive Multiplayer On-Stage Live-Action Role Playing Game Show in the realm. Up to 3 volunteers join our Dungeon Master of Ceremonies (There are some who call him…Tim?) parody of a game of D&D with a comically oversized 20-sided die.

11:30 Blue Stage

Misplaced Pub

Hilarious songs from the medieval pub.

11:30 Court of Miracles

Lord of Adventure

Token “Two-Man Comedy Sword Fighting Show, That You Would See at an Outdoor Festival Show” Show! These identical twin sword-fighting brothers will teach you to be an adventurer in your daily life!

11:30 Story Book Grove

Rose Trueheart

Rose Trueheart invites children and the young at heart to join her in acting out tales of adventure gone hilariously wrong! Audience members are the stars in this cheerful variety show featuring sing-alongs and improvisational storytelling. No two shows are alike!

Fantasy Faire Cast

12:30 Green Stage

Pirates!

Find out the truth (and separate the myths) of real pirates in this fun, educational show!

12:30 Red Stage

Symphony of Pain

Listen to the plights of the peasants of Wheaton. Improv comedy at it’s finest!

12:30 Blue Stage

Cello Sounds: Bach Suite

One of our esteemed performers shows us the beauty of the Cello and the music of Bach.

12:30 Court of Miracles

Magical Dances

It’s been said that “dancing is like dreaming with your feet”. The Court of Miracles has scheduled dance performances throughout the festival day. Take a break, and watch the amazing styling of our troupe and solor dancers.

12:30 Story Book Grove

Princess Press Conference

Ever wonder what your favorite princesses REALLY thinks about royal life, each other, and everything in between? Here’s your chance to ask them life’s tough questions!

Stage performance Fantasy Faire

2:30 Green Stage

Pirates!

Find out the truth (and separate the myths) of real pirates in this fun, educational show!

2:30 Red Stage

Match Game

Audience Participation is key for this performance, as contestants strive to match answers with characters they’ve met throughout the day!

2:30 Blue Stage

Myth and Muses

Creatures from myths and legends perform wonderful songs for your entertainment!

2:30 Court of Miracles

Medieval Dances

Participate and learn how to dance the way nobles and peasants did in ages past!

3:30 Story Book Grove

Rumplestiltskin’s Spell

In the absence of the Grymm Witches, Rumplestiltskin has been asked to assist the King and Queen to find out who the mysterious “Robber” is. Children and adults alike can help Rumple save the Kingdom…again.

Fantasy Faire Mystic Realms

3:30 Green Stage

Fairytale Lessons

Why do we have fairytales? What function did they serve? What lessons did they teach to children over the years? Find out in this wonderful educational talk!

3:30 Red Stages

Armchair Wizards

The Armchair Wizards MMOLARPGS is the best Massive Multiplayer On-stage Live-Action Role Playing Game Show in the realm. Up to 3 volunteers join our Dungeon Master of Ceremonies (There are some who call him…Tim?) parody of a game of D&D with a comically oversized 20-sided die.

3:30 Blue Stage

Cello Sounds: Bach Suite

One of our esteemed performers shows us the beauty of the Cello and the music of Bach.

3:30 Court of Miracles

Lords of Adventure

Token “Two-Man Comedy Sword Fighting Show, That You Would See at an Outdoor Festival Show” Show!!! These identical twin sword-fighting brothers will teach you to be an adventurer in your daily life!

3:30 Story Book Grove

Princess Press Conference

Ever wonder what your favorite princess REALLY think about royal life, each other, and everything in between? Here’s your chance to ask them life’s tough questions!

The program schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Vendors may apply here: http://bit.ly/FantasyFairAp2017

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