Love and Romance Weekend

Love and Romance Weekend - June 10 and 11

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!

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Stunts, Swords & Adventure

Jacques Ze Whipper

Jacques Ze Whipper

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!



Kiss of Steel

Kiss of Steel

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!



Round Table Jousting

Round Table Jousting

Watch the grand spectacle of the Knights of Round Table Jousting as they charge the field with amazing lance passes, fierce joust battles, and even sword and shield combat.



Knights of Crossford

Knights of Crossford

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!



Lords of Adventure

Lords of Adventure

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!



Shelli Buttons

Shelli Buttons

Adorable, sexy, fun, and feisty.... cute as a Button! Packed with Mad skills in the air and on the ground!



Adamo Ignis

Adamo Ignis

'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...



Living History & Comedy

Shakespeare Approves

Shakespeare Approves!

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.



Historic Glassworks

Historical Glassworks

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.



Archery Demo

Archery Demo with Bill Darr

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.



Marshall Laww

Lord Marshall Laww

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.



Mad Mechanials

The Mad Mechanicals

One Weekend 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.



Armchair Wizards

The Armchair Wizards

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.



Singing and Musical Entertainment

Righteous Blackguards

Righteous Blackguards

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!



Dandy Pirates

The Dandy Pirates

June 3 and 4 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.



Wandering Fiddler

The Wandering Fiddler

The streets of Crossford will be graced with the delightful music of the Wandering Fiddler, delighting young and old alike with merry tunes!



Pieces of 8

Pieces of Eight

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



Ivanhoe Brass

Ivanhoe Brass

Performing the hits of the 1600's, including such composers as King Henry VIII, Thomas Morley, Thomas Weelkes, Heinrich Issac, Orlando di Lasso and more. You can find us heralding at the front gate, the joust, the parade, the scenario and providing a grand entrance for the royalty.



Chaste Treasure

Chaste Treasure

May 27 and 28 Only! 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.



Rowan and the Rose

Rowan and the Rose

June 10 and 11 Only! "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.



Haggis Rampant

Haggis Rampant

May 27 and 28 Only! Haggis Rampant combines family dynamics with harmonizing bagpipes and a tribal drumbeat. Celts and non-Celts welcome! And the answer to that question? Boots and socks...