~ MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT ~
With pirates boasting and spinning tales, brave knights jousting for the favour of the Queen, with tinkers, and gypsies dancing, and minstrels stroll through village lanes for your pleasure. Villagers and performers of every type will surround you with varied and entertaining sights to amuse and please our audience. Watch the Maypole dance, or perhaps the Mummers winding their way through the town to save us from the danger of plague. See the Queen’s falconers practice their ancient science and meet the Master Falconer and his beautiful hawks.
Visit our demonstrations of skilled craftsmen. Follow the progress of the Queen and her court of fair ladies and noble lords. Sit at one of our stages with continuous performances throughout the day. Jesters and storytellers, magicians and fooles.
You are sure to find something to make this one of the best ways to spend a summer day or weekend!
Our Entertainment in 2018
Bound By Fire
We are a Dancing Gypsy Group! We Spin, Dance, and set ourselves AFLAME!!!
Poi refers to both a style of performance art and the equipment used for engaging in poi performance. As a performance art, poi involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns.
Bruce The Bruce – (2nd & 3rd Weekends)
The Bruce is a street performer and traditional Celtic musician based in Oklahoma, who entertains patrons at Renaissance Faires all over the Central US
Swords & Roses – (1st Weekend Only)
Today the company consists of 10 women who run 2 and 3 person shows throughout the St. Louis and surrounding area. High energy, funny, and engaging. Everything we do has our audience in mind, and our job is to make sure you have a great time.
External Combustion Orchestra (1st Weekend)
We are a band in the Kansas City area performing almost entirely original music. Creepy, angry, sappy, rockin music. Music that will get you swaying, and then make you stop and think, “Wait, did they just say…?”
Orville Cornelius McCobb – (1st Weekend)
Five Rings Fencing
Founded by Coach Mark Wickersham in 1997, Five Rings Fencing started at the Kansas City Renaissance Faire, where Coach Wickersham was determined to use historical fencing to get modern sport fencing better known in the area
The Deadly Dames
Live steel combat and jousting are only part of the expert horsemanship you will experience with this group of reenactment veterans.
Ozark Mountain Gypsies- (2nd & 3rd )
“While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance.”-Hans Bo
Alexander Silver- (1st Weekend Only)
Traveling bard and collector of stories. I have found that there is a great joy in a story well told or well listened to.
The Plague Doctor,
A plague doctor was a special medical physician who saw those who had the plague. They were specifically hired by towns that had many plague victims in times of plague epidemics. Since the city was paying their salary they treated everyone, the rich and the poor.
Raven Wing Gypsies
A group of traveling nomadic tribesmen and women, we entertain in the village of Hartsgrove during the WhiteHart Renaissance Festival. Singing, dancing, and putting the rhythm into any song is a small part of what we do
Red Moon Studio – (2nd Weekend Only)
We are an Improvisational Tribal Style and Tribal Fusion bellydance group out of Springfield,MO. Formerly known as Red Moon Tribe. We are the big sisters of the super troupe-Gypsy Sol..
Na’ava Sands- (3rd Weekend Only)
Na’ava Sands Oriental Dance – Professional Bellydance. Specializing in zill, cane, veil, sword, and more!
Royal Gauntlet – (2nd Weekend Only)
The Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey rescues sick or injured animals and rehabilitates them to the best of their ability. They are licensed professionals who have been traveling the Midwest educating patrons at renaissance faires and gatherings about the wonders of these exquisite birds for many years. They remind everyone that it takes special permits to do what they do and any donation toward their cause will be appreciated.
Ezra N Dilly – (3rd Weekend Only)
This notable duo has been entertaining the Ozarks and surrounding area with their classic and comedic talents for many years. When Ezra and Dilly are near, you always know it by the sound of a huge crowd singing and laughing.
Judas & Magnolia – (2nd & 3rd Weekend)
Where to find the daring escape artist Dr. Judas Lynch and his kooky assistant Ms. Magnolia Strange? When not on tour or at festival, they’ll be in and around the St. Louis area with their variety of tricks
Thistle Green – (2nd & 3rd Weekend)
Danny “Thistle Green” McMillen delights audiences with Irish & Scottish ballads.
Dimitri the Mage- (2nd Weekend)
For over 20 years I have had the pure pleasure of performing magic for countless family and childhood celebrations, renaissance festivals, and even the International Special Olympics. The absolute look of wonder on the kid’s faces was the best compensation I could ever ask for.
The Dublin Harpers – (1st Weekend Only)
A combination of traditional Celtic music, interwoven harmonies, and driving rhythms, the Dublin Harpers take the harp and bodhran to a whole new level!
The Shamrock Irish Dancers – (2nd Weekend )
The Shamrock Irish Dancers are a group of performers and students specializing in traditional and modern Irish dance. We have classes for beginner as well as advanced dancers.
We are proud to be a performance-based group. The dancers enjoy performing for festivals and events across the state, as well as local elementary schools, nursing homes, children and youth groups, holiday fairs, and at many other public venues!
Come enjoy the comedy and antics of our new puppeteers at their newly renovated stage in the Children’s Realm. A jolly time is sure to be had by all both young and old.