Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, Aug. 6 – Oct. 2, 2016 • 10am – 7pm
600 Rt. 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY • Ph: 845.351.5171 

Entertainment of the Shire

Closing Weekend Guests 

Crimson Pirates
Queen Elizabeth knows that she can depend upon her pirate friends to lift her spirits with rousing renditions of salty sea tunes. Oct 1 & 2.

Avon Faire
This 3 part harmonious female trio delights your ears and eyes with United Kingdom and Irish traditional, Renaissance, and pop songs influenced by days gone by! Sunday only.

Harper and the Minstrel
Specializing in beautiful ayres and ballads, Jay and Abby Michaels offer historically inspired performances of Medieval, Renaissance and Celtic Music sung and played on a variety of traditional plucked, bowed, hammered and woodwind instruments

The Joust
RoundTable Productions
Our Jousts recreates the thrill of a true historic tournament. Witness knights in shining armor wielding weapons of war atop mighty warhorses for thine entertainment! Cheer for thy champion amid the pomp and pageantry of a martial competition that has fired imaginations for more than five hundred years! All Season.

Put yourself in the middle of the action with VIP Seating at the Roselawn Tournament Joust Field! Enjoy the Royal Treatment with covered seating, a bottle of water and an exclusive souvenir. Tickets are $5 per person/per Joust! Seating is limited to 300 people per joust and may be purchased at the Information Booth in the Village Green. Joust tournaments are scheduled for 2:30 pm and 6 pm. VIP seating opens 30 minutes before each show.

NEW! Aaron Bonk
Aaron Bonk is a unique entertainer with a twisted sense of humor who risks his life to make you laugh. His refreshingly original Fire Whip Sword Show is a seriously ridiculous blend of amazing artistry, extraordinary skill and crazy personality. Machetes, whips, axes and fire–the hottest show in all the ‘Shire!
All season.

Acrobatrix is a two person comedy circus spectacular! Bending, flipping and flying through the air — the show is action packed from start to finish. Stahr is a quirky contortionist and Thunder is a witty acrobat. They are the perfect couple, but there are only two things that can ruin this relationship: he’s one and she’s the other.
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Arsene Dupin
Internationally –Renowned Artiste of Mime, Magic, Comedy & Juggling, Arsene Dupin has delighted audiences world-wide with his Amazing Illusions and Ingenious Comedy! Recognized As One of the Greatest Performers in the World! Winning the Hearts and Inspiring the Laughter of the Audience within Moments. Aug 13 – Oct 2

Hey Nunnie Nunnie!
A comic nun duo with hilarious antics and silly songs of inspiration designed to make you laugh so loud you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven! Aug 6 – Sept 25.

Ded Bob!
(Rated PG-13)
“Dedly” Humor! Bob and his faithful dummy Sluj use unsuspecting audience members to assist in Mischievous & Outrageous Comedy! The hardest working cadaver in show business is back with all matters bawdy and profane. Corpse comedy and audience interaction at their finest! Aug 6 – Sept 25.

Combat Chess
The greatest combatants in Sterling Shire cross blades, trade blows and strain sinew, all for Her Majesty’s entertainment, and thine, in these rollicking contests of strategy and skill! Presented by the NYRF Fight Guild. Twice daily.

The Fairies are back in Sterlingshire! These gentle spirits of nature bestow fairy blessings upon all.
Discover the Faire Fairy Folk around the village or discover them in the Enchanted Forest on Forest Walk.

Shakespeare Approves!
Join Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, as he takes you on adventures full of merriment, sword fights, mistaken identities, star-cross’d lovers, romance, shipwrecks, musical numbers, and … being pursued by a bear! The Shakespearean adventures are a family-friendly, madcap, zany time where everyone gets involved, whether you want to jump onstage as a performer or sit back in the audience & enjoy the fun! Where there’s a Will, there’s a Play! Aug 13 – Sept 11, Sept 24 – Oct 2.

Gypsy Geoff
A showman who is devoted to expanding upon the wonderment of children, Geoff Marsh: juggler, physical comedian, international champion street performer and variety entertainer is both mesmerizing and enchanting. Come witness and be part of the master of mayhem and manipulation. The flurry of fire that is Geoff Marsh Fire Circus Show! Aug 6, 7, & Aug 20 – Sept 25.
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Marshall Laww’s Kangaroo Court!
No charges, no matter how trumped up, go unpunished when the audience plays jury in this hilarious mockery of Renaissance Justice fit for the whole family! Aug 6 – Sept 25.
Marshall Laww’s Cock & Bull Show!
Lascivious Limericks, Salacious Stories and the Rent-a-Peasant Auction! Match wits with the sharp-tongued Laww in this tastefully bawdy, highly interactive show. adult humour/clean language. Aug 6 – Sept 25.

Sky Kings Falconry
Sky Kings Falconry presents an amazing free flying falconry and birds of prey demonstration. This awe inspiring show takes place ABOVE the audience featuring hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures! Feel the gust of wind rustle your hair while you experience flight, from stage to perch, in this 5000 year old “Sport of Kings”. Take part and witness the beauty of each bird, discover their history and special skills. You will learn about these majestic raptors up close in an exciting and family friendly presentation. Sky Kings is brought to you by Wildlife Revealed, a 501-c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the education and preservation of our planet’s wildlife. All Season.

Washing Well Wenches
The Washing Well Wenches take up residence in the Shire of Sterling to earn a living by cleaning laundry… or by marrying a wealthy man. This naughty and tempestuous twoseome will win your hearts with a rollicking, laugh-filled, one of a kind show! All Season.

Stewart & Arnold Knife Throwing
Blades and jokes fly as this father & son duo risk their lives for your amusement! Celebrating more than 30 years performing together! All Season.

Phillip Hole, The Singing Gravedigger
Rick Nestler. Phillip Hole sings songs of love… and death, the sea…and death, and drinking… and death. All Season.

Vixens En Garde
Three smokin’ hot swordswomen swashbuckle their way through Shakespeare using daring swordplay, witty repartee, and a naughty sense of humor—all in an interactive fast- paced show that will keep you on the edge of your seat! All Season.

Iron Hill Vagabonds
Iron Hill Vagabonds is an acoustic music duo performing a mix of traditional and original instrumental pieces and songs. This material includes Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional American, English and Irish songs from many eras, Renaissance Faire, Celtic, Folk, and Bluegrass standards, as well as original songs and instrumental compositions in many styles. Sept 10 – Oct 2.

The Royal Pipers
This group, composed of the popular pipers Larry Cole, Christa Patton, and Peter Walker, perform pavannes and other precious pieces for your particular pleasure! All Season.

The Legend of Robin Hood
Heroes, like swords, are forged in fire. The villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and his thuggish Guards rule the highways and byways of Sterling Shire with an iron fist. Are you prepared to help Robin Hood, his beloved Maid Marian and the Merry Band of heroic Outlaws put an end to the Sheriff’s tyranny once and for all? Follow the ALL-NEW swashbuckling adventures of Robin Hood throughout the Faire day, especially at our Combat Chess Matches and the Final Showdown prior to the Royal joust.

Jamila Lotus Dance Carnivale
The Jamila Lotus Bellydance Carnivale performs fast-paced original choreography, traditional Middle Eastern bellydance, and feats of balance and daring, featuring a dynamic live band! All Season.

The Tortuga Twins
The internationally renowned Tortuga Twins (all three of them) bring their outrageous style of comedy to the New York Renaissance Faire for the first full season. Beware! They have been called “Asthma-attack-inducingly funny.”

Blackenshear – Comedy & Magic
Bret Blackshear returns to the NYRF! Comedy and amazing magic are what you can expect at a Blackenshear show delivered in his dry laid back style. Entertaining and engaging for audiences of all ages, this seasoned performer and consummate entertainer will win you over with his award winning comedy act! All Season.

Brother Donald the Storyteller
Donald Heller. A Master Storyteller. Located in the Enchanted Forest, surrounded by the magic of the Fae, Brother Donald tells curiously intriguing stories in a captivating style one must experience! Delightfully engaging, a pleasure to see and hear! All Season.

Gi Shiata (Deception Theater)
Sleight of hand artist Bret Blackshear creates interactive mysteries with cards, rings, coins, thimbles, and rope. Watch him and you will say simply “wow”. Performing throughout the village. All Season

Jeremiah Wiggins
Jeremiah Wiggins close up magician, storyteller, and human ambassador to the faerie realm. While Jeremiah seems to be a human fantasy jukebox his true agenda is educating folk in the needs of the little people and getting himself elected again. He is recognizable by his very large mushroom, the soapbox upon which he stands. If you don’t believe in faeries before you have met Wiggins you most likely will after. This multidimensional traveller has been performing at Renaissance and faerie festivals for over twenty years. August 27 – Sept 25.

Joust Spectacular
Swords and shields! Flags and drums! The entire village of Sterling turns out in martial array to welcome Queen Elizabeth and her Court to the Royal Joust. All Season.

Maypole/Peasant Dance
Come be a part of the magic as shire residents (and a few from the Greenwood!) dance the Maypole! Fun for adults and children. All Season.

The Raven
The Raven is a black feathered bird man that flies on top of a ball using Kung Fu fans for wings. He swoops down and invites his audience into his world of “eggstroardinary” magic. Joshua Safford has been playing the Raven at Renaissance festivals for almost two decades mesmerizing folk with an unusual blend of close up magic, clowning, and circus skills. August 27 – Sept 25.

The Dread Crew of Oddwood
The Dread Crew of Oddwood is a pirate themed band that blends Heavy Metal, Celtic Rock, and Folk Punk with a unique acoustic instrumentation to proclaim a new genre: Heavy Mahogany. Embarking from San Diego in 2008, this bloodthirsty horde has accumulated a commendable cult following in the musical underground of Southern California, and is rapidly gaining infamy throughout the far corners of the world. Sept 10 – 18.

Eddie Jeff Cahill

Eddie Jeff brings dignity and pride to the ancient craft of the traveling singer-poet-storyteller. Aug 6 – Sept 25.

The Freestylers of Piping

Bagpipes are so much more than amazing grace! Feast your ears on the creative improvisations that flow through the familiar tunes of The Freestylers of Piping and you’ll never think of pipes the same way again. August 20 – Oct 2.


Kathleen Finnegan
Kathleen brings music of the past alive with the magic of the Irish harp. In ancient tradition music had the power to bring joy, sorrow, and peace, all of which Kathleen delights to share. Experience beloved music of the Celtic, ancient, and classical traditions, some familiar and some that is new again. Aug 6 – Sept 25.

Lady Prudence, Court Composer
With Songs for All Occasions, Lady Prudence will sing a song to suit any mood, be it love, loss, food, drink, monsters, or a dance tune, with the help of harp, whistle, and shaker! Find her by the Kissing Bridge and you may earn her favour, or even join the band! Aug 6 – 28, Sept. 3 – 25.

Fiddler’s Tales
This solo artist with international flair serenades with Scottish, Irish, English and Russian folk songs. She infuses vivacity and sheer joy in her love of music.

St. Marks Consort

Rosemary Birardi & Bob LePre play period recorder and percussion, leading the accompaniment for Court Dance, Pastoral Dance, Maypole and the Joust. All season.

Vince Conaway, Dulcimer
Hammered Dulcimer Player: Performing original, traditional, and historical music on hammered dulcimer, coupling the passion of Celtic music with the stateliness of ancient forms. All Season.