The Best are Back and the New will Amaze!! With More Music, Magic, and Merriment than Ever Before!
“I had never before experienced the sound of the Carillon and was quite astounded at the beauty of the acoustics and the finesse with which you played. I’ve been to many classical performances by world-class artists, but none have entranced me so much as your act on that day. I want to thank you for keeping alive the spirit of this magnificent instrument, and I will look forward to attending future performances from you.” ~Kris
Joust : The Knights of Noble Cause Productions
Come experience the thrill of Chivalrous Knights and Brave Steeds engaging daily in Three Exciting Jousting Competitions! Featuring the Finest in Equestrian Skills and Combat Jousting, these Noble Knights prove that “Chivalry Lives!” and Heroes walk among us. Visit the Noble Cause Productions website www.noblecauseproductions.com
Endangered Cat Show
Exciting, Educational, Exotic and Enthralling! The Big Cats (and some small ones too), will Thrill audiences with their power and majesty! The Great Cats World Park/Center for Endangered Cats is Proud to present their “Ambassadors to the Wild” in an Exciting and Educational show featuring the dynamic Athletic Abilities of these Amazing Felines, as well awareness for these Rare and Endangered Species. Expect to see species such as the Black Panther; the Amur Leopard, the Caracal and the Lynx up close and personal! These cats are not trained animal actors, but have a creative bond with their human partners to bring you an experience of wonder and excitement you will never forget!
Puke & Snot
Mastering the Art of the “Quick-witted Barb,” along with expert swordsmanship, these two Gentlemen have provided audiences with their side-splitting humor for years! Their Original Brand of “Mock-Shakespearian Vaudeville” will have you cheering for more Mayhem and Vegetables! Audience Participation provides for the most outrageous moments of comedy that you will never forget! Visit Puke & Snot’s website www.magaga.com
Washing Well Wenches
“Wet Dirty Women, Good Clean Fun!” These two Wacky Wenches prove that a Good Scrubbing and lots of Belly Laughs are good for the soul! Winnie and Myrtle provide Rollicking Laughter, Hysterical Comedy and of course, Clean Clothes! Doing laundry has never been so much Fun! Visit the Washing Well Wenches’ website www.washingwellwenches.com
Johnny Fox! Sword Swallower Extraordinaire!
Johnny has performed around the world since being with us in the mid-nineties, delighting audiences with his astonishing and seemingly impossible feats of Sword swallowing, Magic, Outrageous Acts of Daring, and his own special brand of Comedy. With Johnny, “Anything is Possible” and if you think not, just wait and you will be Amazed! Something New and Exciting happens in every show! www.johnnyfox.com
Arsene of Paris
Internationally –Renowned Artiste’ of Mime, Comedy & Juggling, Arsene has delighted audiences world-wide with his Amazing Illusions and Ingenious Comedy! Regarded as one of the “Greatest Performers In The World,” you will find you have never laughed harder, nor been in more danger of losing your shoes! Visit Arsene’s website www.arsenedupin.com
Cast In Bronze
Be enchanted by the Magical, Musical Experience of The Carillon! This Rare Medieval Instrument, made entirely of 4 Tons of Bells, each unique in design and note, will stir your soul with the haunting beauty of passionate music. Unlike anything you have ever heard or experienced before, the “Spirit” of the music is portrayed by Frank DellaPenna, a Nationally Recognized Performer unrivaled in his ability to create “Musical Magic.” Come listen for the experience of a lifetime! Visit Cast In Bronze’s website www.castinbronze.com
NEW! Hey Nunnie Nunnie
FIRST THREE WEEKENDS ONLY! Don’t miss out! Mother Redempta and Sister Philomena Claire grace the Festival stage once again with their comedic acts! These “Silly Sisters of Sin” are pure hysterics with their jokes, songs and interactions with audience members!
Great Balls of Fire
Wilsome Fire, a Fire-Eater, Fire-Blower, a Magician of Fire Manipulation, will leave you Breathless as you watch his amazing skills and Incredible Fire Displays! You have never seen Fire like this and he’s funny too! (website not available at this time)
“Bagpipes & Drums = Renaissance Rock ‘n Roll!” Celtic Music has never been performed like this before! High-Spirited, Musically Savvy, Foot Stomping’ and Outrageously Energetic Music to get your heart pumping! These guys on Bagpipes, a variety of Drums, plus Guitar will have you Dancing in the Aisles and Cheering for More! A fast-paced up-beat show combining Amazing Music, a few Props, some Comedy and Incredible Energy will make you forever a part of this Celtic Legacy!
NEW! The Vodca Family
Joining the stages for the Festival’s 37th Anniversary is the talented music and dance group, the Vodca Family! Specializing in many forms of original dance, music, comedy and improvisation, this group is sure to delight audiences!
Hypnotist Rick Stratton
The Amazing Art of Hypnosis will have you spellbound! Witness first-hand the Incredible Power of The Mind! Be amazed as you watch Rick Stratton use phenomenal mind-bending techniques, totally harmless of course, on volunteers for the audience. Hilarious antics and side-splitting comedy are the result during Every show! Visit Rick Stratton’s website www.hypnorickshow.com
The Great Rondini
The Great Rondini is an Exciting and Engaging Escape Artist ! He brings a New Flair to the Ancient Art of Escape, combining Amazing Skill, Humor and Audience Participation to create an unforgettable experience! Will he make it out this time ? Come See and Cheer him on as he continues to defy the odds, and the physical limits of the human body! www.facebook.com/rondinialexander
NEW! Ye Klass Klowne
A Spectacular Stupefying show that is sure to Dazzle and Delight! Balancing, Juggling and a Fire Show, Ye Klass Klowne is a circus performed whose goal is to spread Happiness, Joy and Laughter to the world one city at a time!
NEW! The CRAIC Show
“Craic” – pronounced /krk/KRAK is a Gaelic word, the closest English translation being “fun.” This group of musicians is exactly that, bringing lively entertainment to our stages! A “FUN” addition to our acts, be sure to catch them and enjoy their unique and original music!
NEW! Barnacle and Scuttlebutt
The comedy duo Barnacle and Scuttlebutt, the Silly Sailors, join our stage acts for the full run of show this year! It’s an entertaining improvisational stage show of comedy, storytelling and audience participation! No two shows are alike! Come and see them or they’ll “have you swab the deck!”
Twig the Fairy
Enchanting, Gentle-Spirited, Musical, Delightful, Twig the Fairy brings back childhood dreams of magic and fairydust. She will invite you to dance, to smile, to laugh, and most of all, to have fun! Twig will touch your heart with her graceful and wonderful presence.
The King’s Piper Extraordinaire
Master Piper Ben Holmes has been performing his Glorious Music for our audiences for over 20 years! His lively original renditions of traditional songs will have you dancing in the lanes! He is respected both Internationally and Nationally for his amazing skill and powerful performances. Visit Ben Holmes website www.bagpipe.org
NEW! “Art Comes to Life with StatueViva, the Living Statue”
“The Living Statue” creates a unique performance based on Improvisation and audience participation. A LIVELY SHOW with European flair bound to bring Laughter, Fun and something for everyone.
NEW! Jolly Goodfellow as Rumpel!
World renown jester, originally from Australia who has entertained around the globe! The original “Fool” character in the Beatles’ “Love” show with Cirque du Soleil! Roaming the streets of our Larkspurshire, be sure not to miss him!
ALSO…Naughty, Bawdy, Singing Tavern Wenches.
The Pirates Pub… singing, dancing and plenty of grub and ale…