Leave your cares behind! Visit the Time Machine known as the Carolina Renaissance Festival!
The Carolina Renaissance Festival is the Carolinas' premier source for entertainment! Enjoy high quality performances by the following performers:
New for the 20th Anniversary!
Special Guest Artiste Du Jours!
In honor of our 20th anniversary, Their Majesties have requested select special guest artists to perform in the Village! Don't miss these wonderful guest artists as they perform in the village for a limited time only!! Click for details!
New to the Stage!
Hannibal the Liar!
A true teller of tales and an incredibly accomplished sleight of hand magician, Hannibal dazzles audiences with a unique and delightful brand of entertainment; blending jaw-dropping magic with sidesplitting comedy and inspirational story telling! Click to Visit Hannibal's website!
New! The Celtic music of Lissakeole!
Amazing vocalists, talented musicians, and the spirit of Ireland, all wrapped up into one extraordinary package! Lissakeole (lis-sa-key-ole in Gaelic), a four-piece, Irish band from the upstate of South Carolina, performs a wide variety of Celtic music, ranging from fast-paced jigs and reels to slow, emotional ballads. This dynamic group will take you on a marvelous journey into Ireland's past and touch your soul with the struggles and triumphs of its people. Click to Visit Lissakeole's website!
Jamila Lotus performs Music, Dance, and Aerial Acrobatics on the hour starting at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.
Lord Marshall Laww!
Lord Marshall Laww is the man that peasants love to hate! He tickles funny bones with his humor and razor wit. No crime goes unpunished when the audience plays jury during Lord Marshall Laww's Peasant Trials! Love lost patrons may find their way when Lord Marshall Laww hosts his tastefully bawdy mock Wench & Stud Auctions! Click to Visit Lord Marshall Laww's website!
The Nickel Shakespeare Girls return to Fairhaven to perform their silly antics and "Shakespeare on the Spot". Stump them if you can! Click to Visit the Nickel Shakespeare Girls!
Twig the Fairy
Wildlife Revealed presents a variety of birds-of-prey, some endangered, display the unique skills that enraptured nobles long ago and made falconry the sport of kings. Visit Sky Kings Production's website.
The Hanlon-Lees Action Theatre brings alive the spectacle and pageantry of the chivalric age. Knights in shining armor perform in a 3-part display of daring deeds of bravery and skill including a realistic recreation of a joust to the death. Visit the Hanlon-Lees Action Theatre website. Watch the Jousting Video Clip
London Broil Show
Outrageously unpredictable and unstoppably hilarious, these three twins tell tales with the participation of the audience. Adults will enjoy the twists in familiar stories like Robin Hood. Visit the Tortuga Twins' website. Watch Tortuga Twins' Videos!
Bob may be “ded” but with the help of his assistant, Sluj, he’s funnier than ever! Join his audience as he tickles your funny bone, turning his audience into “bobzombies”. Visit Ded Bob's Website.
Barely Balanced Acrobats
The charming Prince of Spain and his faithful man servant have traveled to Fairhaven as ambassadors from their native land. The great swordsman and master of the whip will amaze and amuse with tales of the duo’s many adventures. Visit Don Juan & Miquel's website.
Unhurried in his movement, the mysterious Green Man travels the village. Be careful, or you might miss the man/tree as he progresses with the quiet dignity befitting the spirit of the trees.
Mother Redempta and Sister Philomenia of the Sisterhood of the Wailing Souls have come to offer counsel to the visitors to the village. In their reverently irreverent way they will have you wailing with laughter. Click here to visit the Nunnie website.
This high-energy troupe performs a variety of ethnic dance and music, influenced by India, Africa and the Middle East. Invigorating the festivities with the gypsy spirit of celebration, they captivate their audience. Visit the Jewels of the Caravan website
Zilch the Torysteller
With tales like “Rindercella and the Stwo Tugly Epsisters” or “Jomeo & Ruliet”, you’ll hang on his every word, enjoying stories told “trippingly on the tongue”. Visit Zilch's website.
The Royal Hounds of East Fairhaven
Thom Selectomy Comedy & Sword Swallowing!
Enjoy Thom's sharp wit and cutting humor with comedy fun for the family and sword swallowing antics. Visit Thom's website
The Pirate Shantyman & Bonnie Lass
ARRRGH! Not just singing pirates! Come join this dashing duo for a high-energy pirate show! Comedy, music, and fun that's great for the whole family! www.savagegrace.org/pirates/home.html
The Village Washer Wenches
The Village Washer Wenches are a high energy music and comedy act, with some dirty laundry thrown in for good measure- and as weaponry. Visit the Village Washer Wenches on Facebook!
Bobo the Busker
Mother & Father Goose
Sarah performs traditional dance tunes on the harp. Sarah can be found in the streets of Fairhaven each year. Hear for yourself at Sarah Mullen's website!
Harpist Kathleen Finnegan
Beautiful and gentle harp music that will enthrall and delight. Kathleen Finnegan brings her beautiful harp and music out to the people for everyone to experience and enjoy.
Salty chanteuse Rosie returns with veteran Shantyman Joshua Jenkins for driving shanties, ballads of piracy, and tales of high seas adventure to make you sing and shout along! Yar!
Esperanza de la Noche
The greatest recruitment officer in the entire Spanish army wants YOU for a life of adventure, glory, and finely-crafted shenanigans. Join the quest to claim all of England for Spain! For muster instructions or for more information, click here!
Returning from nautical nonsense, this balladeering buccaneer beauty entertains her audiences with concertina and seafaring melodies. You can join the maritime merriment with tambourine, maracas, jingle sticks and drums!
Bathos the Muse
As a traditional minstrel, Bathos entertains his audience with stories and songs both thoughtful and amusing.
The Painted Lady
Part living statue, part magician, all mystery featuring pure sleight of hand that will amaze, impress, and delight! Look for Gi Shiata in the lanes of Fairhaven
Lord Franko, Master Hypnotist
The Puckerbrush Players
The Irish Rogues
Scout Fun Patch Program!
Fun Patch Artwork (click to enlarge)
Scouts of all ages can earn a Carolina Renaissance Festival Fun Patch via a fun, interactive educational experience! Click here for details!