Entertainment abounds at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire!. Our unique, interactive street cast will greet you from the moment you cross our gate into Crossford, and entertain you all throughout your faire day! We also have 10 stages throughout the Shire, with over 25 amazing and talented acts to delight and awe you!
Interested in being an Entertainer for our faire? Contact our Entertainment Director, for more information!
Weekend 3 is our Love and Romance Weekend!
Roses! Wooing by noble Knights and Vikings! Secret notes! The hand of the Viking princess Brunhilda on the line by her father, King Budhli! While Crossford is caught up in the whirlwind of Cupid's tricks, there are also amazing acts across our 10 stages to be seen!
A show so funny it will “crack” you up! Dashing danger, whips, comedy, magic and a hand drawn mustache! Jacques the Whipper will delight all ages!
What do you get when you mix swords, comedy, a little bit of wooing, and family? You get the family act that is Kiss of Steel!
June 4, 5, 11 and 12 Only! Paul "Garbanzo" Hudert, the official Jester of Muncaster Castle, is back for Weeks 2 and 3! He's the first American in history to be an offical Jester of an English castle!
Watch the grand spectacle of the Knights of Noble Cause theatrical joust troupe as they charge the field with amazing lance passes, fierce joust battles, and even sword and shield combat.
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!
Adorable, sexy, fun, and feisty.... cute as a Button! Packed with Mad skills in the air and on the ground!
'Adamo Ignis' is latin for 'to fall in love with flame'. Exactly what you'll be doing when you see the literally hot stunts in this group's show! The passion of dance, the danger of fire, and of course many other stunts and tricks will leave you in love with more than just the flame...
It takes more than fancy titles and shiny armor to be a Knight! Visit the Knights of Crossford encampment to view historical armor and weapons of "knights" throughout time, as well as witness stage & martial fight shows performed by the Knights!
William Shakespeare, The Bard of Avon! A living historical performance, a one-man, audience-interactive, comedic, entertainment experience. The audience comes on stage into the literary action - the Bard himself comes to life before your very eyes.
Watch Master Glassblower Jason Klein as he demonstrates the art of the glassblower from various historical periods. Jason's work has been featured in such movies as the Hobbit, Pirates of the Caribbean and he is known as one of the premiere glass blowers in the country.
Come see the wonders of the bow in action! See demonstrations of the shooting and history of archery by Master Archer Bill Darr. See different weapons from the Renaissance such as the English longbow, European flat bow, and the crossbow.
Lord Marshall Laww, the man that peasants love to hate, has been tickling funny bones with his scatological humor and razor wit since 1986. Each show is an interactive collaboration between the devilishly clever Lord and his unpredictable partner, the audience.
June 4 and 5 Only! Faerie Ring Theater is a two-person, comedic story-telling in the style of Abbott and Costello. Join them for their kids show, all ages show, and adult show at our Wine Garden stage!
May 28, 29, and June 11, 12 Only! It’s like Shakespeare, only entertaining! This zany acting troupe takes the famous plays of William Shakespeare and…tweaks them. Rubber chickens give new life to the Bard’s classics.
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?) for a 30-minute-long parody of a game of D&D with a comically oversized 20-sided die.
Welcome one and all to The Witch Show, where Sigrith the Soothsayer will regale you with the unfortunate fate of those accused of witchcraft. Zany, joyous and unpredictable as the weather, Sigrith will demonstrate for you the true power of her kind by predicting her audience's future with stunning accuracy...nearly all the time! It's the most fun you've ever had talking about torture!
The Righteous Blackguards invite you to get righteous with them! Their music is a raucous blend of pub songs, folk, Celtic, maybe some top 40, plus heavy doses of swashbuckling flair and fiendish humor. This band of merry men will entertain, make you blush, and probably bust a gut!
June 4 and 5 Only! For years this comedic singing duo delighted crowds in Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, New York and more with slightly inappropriate songs of love gone wrong and acts of piracy that got them in no end of trouble with the royals and local authorities.
A solo artist with international flair, NeidFyre serenades with Celtic, Russian folk, Klezmer & more recently Swedish music. NeidFyre plays traditional tunes on fiddle, sings with a genuine passion. She infuses vivacity and sheer joy in her love of music.
Take one part gypsy, two splashes of puns, a HUGE dash of A.D.O.S. (Attention Deficit... OH SQUIRELL!), and the strangest family dynamics ever encountered and you get: PIECES OF 8!! The Belle family brings a cartful of dysfuntional entertainment, and can't wait to bring you into the fold
The Knaves - Gentlemen, scholars... not here, a group of knaves from the heart of the village of Crossford who love to sing for you. Come delight in their songs and stories from merry olde England.
The Iron Hill Vagabonds are a traditional Irish Folk duo performing a vast acoustic mix of both classic and original songs. While billed as traditional Irish folk music, the Iron Hill Vagabonds have delighted audiences with a wonderful array of jovial banter, haunting vocalization, and charming instrumental arrangements.
Otherwise known as "Pretty Women Who Sing For Tips!" Beautiful ladies born and bred at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire. Beautiful songs and harmonies, try not to fall in love if you can.
On the streets May 29! The Sea Dogs are a New Jersey-based band and pirate/privateer re-enactment group, performing sea shanties and songs of the sea for land lubbers and salty dogs of all ages.
"Rowan & The Rose" is the musical duo of Arthur Rowan and Kelly Morris. They offer a mix of traditional celtic music, historical tunes, and original songs in the genre of Geek Folk. The two performers blend their voices in harmony with the aid of guitar, Irish whistle, drums, and the occasional hurdy-gurdy.
May 28 and 29 only! The sounds of ancient thundering war drums and skirling bagpipes like you’ve never heard before. Tribal warrior music at its best, the warrior music lives on through a new generation.
June 4 and 5 Only! The Trouvères is a high energy performance troupe which combines an audience-interactive show with songs, music, and plenty of audience participation! Celtic, Traditional, Ren Fest, Mid-Eastern, and other styles are blended with innovative instrumentation and powerful vocals to create a unique music and performance experience that will appeal to all ages.
May 28 and 29 Only! These playful fairies enjoy longs walks through a moonlit forest, flying off into the sunset, and playing Celtic music for you!
June 4 and 5 Only! The Bloom Consort performs a cappella music of the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The repertoire includes Madrigals, Motets, Lute Songs and Chansons in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Latin. The mood ranges from serious to silly, with an occasional surprise.