The New Riders of the Golden Age from War Horse Farm in Sarasota, Florida, have been jousting professionally since 1982 and have appeared at Renaissance Festivals, state and county fairs and other events all over the USA and Canada.The use of Belgian, Percheron, Shire, and Clydesdale horses and full suits of period-designed 16th century tilting armor differentiates the New Riders of the Golden Age from groups and organizations presenting staged theatrical medieval jousts. The use of period equipment allows the New Riders to engage in an authentic full contact joust, and the great horses add an unmatchable sense of power and presence to the joust. Over twenty years of developing equipment, refining technique, and performing live at large outdoor venues have polished a unique presentation and confirmed repeatedly that audiences do appreciate the real thing.
This funny and absolutely quirky show is fun for the whole family. A not-to-miss performance! Catch Gabriel
Q in the lanes with a wide variety of puppets and stilt characters!
The Canadian Raptor Conservancy performs live, Free-Flight Demonstrations across Canada at select events throughout the year. Our show will feature birds that are trained for free flight, and we will highlight unique qualities of appearance and flight styles. As each bird is flying, the handler/interpreter gives an educational commentary about each one.
Men in Tights is a comedic duo who specialize in the retelling of classics, using the audience to help them recreate these fractured classics. Enjoy a show featuring a well known tale from Shakespeare or another source – guaranteed fun for whole family!
Brilliant? Amazing? No, just adequate! Come see feats of
bizarre geek magic and stunts of sheer stupidity! Watch and
cringe as Zoltan plays with fire, swallows a four-foot balloon,
and more. With over a thousand live performances under his
belt, Zoltan will fool, delude you about how you were fooled,
deceive you about that delusion, and then bamboozled you
about the deception. Surely, a curiosity to be reckoned with.
Captain Thom Bedlam is landlocked, bored, and bursting
with thomfoolery. It’s a wild array of magical mayhem, the
sharing of vastly inaccurate knowledge and gregarious, if
ineffective, lessons on piracy. Of all the lying, cheating,
unscrupulous scoundrels you’ll ever meet, you’ll like him
the best. Not so much memorable as he is hilariously traumatizing.
Western Medieval Martial Arts Group
Fiore Longsword, Fiore Spear, Fiore Dagger, Fiore Grappling. Sword and Buckler.
See how accurate the Trebuchet Crew can be – will the targets in the field be hit by a melon? Come cheer the crew on, and find out what this medieval weapon can do!
Pirates have invaded a portion of the village!
See the 17th century 3lb cannon and get a demonstration on how to fire it. Be wary of the younger members of the audience as the swarthy crew is always looking for new members to do the work!
Vikings of Vinland - Are a non-profit, Recreation group of individuals that educate the public on Viking life and culture. Demonstrations on Shield making, Rune Stone Carving, weaponry, food, and the daily life of a Viking. Guests can come by our area and carve runes in their own little piece of wood to take home, learn the fundamentals on how to construct a shield, and look at all the weapons that vikings used!
The Society for Creative Anachonism is a worldwide group recreating history through fighting, fencing, arts and sciences and more! Join us in these current Midlde Ages! (Photo Credit Alex Sears)
Wolvercote has a friendly invasion of fairies! While you may find the special fairy garden, faries themselves are elusive beings, and only children (and kids at heart) can see these magical beings!
Join Tianna the Story Princess for some quiet time listening to familiar fairy tales.
Black Murray: Songs of love, folly, roguery, and murder--
not necessarily in that order.
The Gemsmen, North America's only gemshorn quartet, perform a shockingly wide range of instrumental & vocal musical styles, specialising in Medieval, Renaissance, & The Unlikely. Our unique quartet also continues to gain considerable notoriety with "Star Wars Cantina Band" & "Gem of Thrones" on YouTube. Dean Burry, Ken Hall, Hall Train (builder of our instruments), & Trevor Rines are delighted to be back for a third year at the wonderful Oxford Renaissance Festival. Be sure to like The Gemsmen on Facebook, to keep abreast of our escapades & upcoming performances.
Based out of London, ON, we be a rambunctious group o' pirate musicians! Our main focus be shanties, jigs and reels, traditional irish music and on the right occasion a few naughtycal songs as well. You could be finding us terrorizing downtown London, or invading your favorite local pub. Or any port town near Port Rowan from our good ship "The Buccaneer" From weddings to children's parties we have you covered for yer pirate musical entertainment. Huzzah!
an Egyptian style dance troupe that is based in the Woodstock Area, performing for the last 10 years. They have a unique style that blends ancient Egyptian moves with modern elements. On Saturday, they are pleased to be joined by Revolve Bellydance!
We are a five piece band from Woodstock, ON. We play a
mixture of traditional and contemporary music in several
genres, and have a particular speciality for Celtic music. All of
our band members have backgrounds on multiple instruments,
allowing us to adapt our instrumentation to fit each song, providing
a dynamic experience with a good variety of flavour in
our sound. Our band name, HAMRD, is an acronym of the
names of our members, which are Hillary, Adam, Matthew,
Ron and Dawn.