Holiday extravaganza

If you are looking to get unique items for the Renaissance Enthusiast in your family, then I hope you check out some of the vendors that we had for either Abbadia Mare or Silver Kingdom Renaissance Faires.

Black will be for both events, Green for Silver Kingdom and Blue for Abbadia Mare Festival.  Some of the vendors do not have websites, but have Facebook pages and you should be able to get in contact with them that way.

Amalgated Funk and FineryAmalgted Funk – jewelry, crowns, steam punk items, hats and other items.

Antika Nueva – Antika Nueva – wire jewelry, hand made soaps, salves (goo), head pieces, cloaks and other items.

Bonnie Lee’s Creations (SKF vendor): Bonnie Lees Jewelry – jewelry, small stone trees, bracelets, and other items.

Capes and Corsets (SKF vendor): Capes and Corsets – capes and corsets

Cashlin’s Creations – Facebook page for Cashlin’s Creations – jewelry, art, crafts, wands, Celtic Creations

Cornerstone Creations (SKF vendor); Facebook page for Cornerstone Creations  concrete items for your home and garden

DeepWater Dye Works – Deep Water Dye Works – yarn and fibers

Devas & Dragons Designs (Abbadia Mare vendor): jewelry with pearls and other fine gems

Emazanti Creations – Facebook page for Emazanti – garb for women and men, some chainmaile items and some jewelry

Grinning Dwarf – Grinning Dwarf – leather goods, masks, garb and more

Henna Inspired (SKF vendor): Henna Inspired – Henna

House of Hoover Designs (SKF vendor) : Rocks, gems and other items

Kimberley’s Creatures (SKF vendor) – Kimberleys Creatures – hand made paper mache dragons and eggs

Lady Lethal Chain Maile – Lady Lethal Chainmaile FB page – lady’s chainmaile

Lord Fafnir and Spawn – Fafnir and Spawn FB page – psychic tarot readings

Mary Lawrence Author (SKF vendor): Mary Lawrence Mystery books

Michael Longrider Flutes (SKF vendor): Native American Indian Flutes and other items

Moondragon Designs – Moondragon Designs – cloaks, capes, hand knitted items, jewelery, and other items

Mother’s Healing Touch – Mother’s Healing Touch FB page

Mother Earth Gourds/ Creatures Nest (SKF vendor) – gourd nests, drums and items as well as woodland babies – Mother Earth Gourds / Creatures Nest

Mystique Fashions & Accessories (SKF vendor) – Mystique Fashions FB page – garb for the ladies, mostly corsets and capes

Oignucs Incense (SKF vendor)- oils, incense and other lovely smelling items Oignucs Incense FB page

Mystical Inspirations (SKF vendor) – art, wands, jewelry and more – Mystical Inspirations

Patricia Hughes Author (Abbadia Mare Vendor) – books about pirate adventures – Patricia Hughes

Running Dog Pottery (Abbadia Mare vendor) – pottery, mugs, goblets and more – Running Dog Pottery FB page

Sach’s and Byrne (SKF vendor) – jewelry, flower roses, brooches, fans, belts and more – Sachs and Byrne

Sanctuary Bodywork (Abbadia Mare Vendor) – massages – Please e mail her if you would like her to come to your home or you can go to her office – Sanctuary Bodywork FB page

Silver Branch (Abbadia Mare vendor) – lovely fairies, gnomes, dragons and other items – Silver Branch

Tandy Leather (SKF vendor) – leather goods, learn how to make leather goods – Tandy Leather

Things that Work (SKF vendor) – yarn, fiber, oils, soaps, salves, rugs, other items for home – Things That Work

Tintagles Gate – a little bit of everything for the Renaissance Enthusiast and more – Tintagels Gate

Walt-King Sticks & More (SKF vendor) -hand made walking staffs, canes and more wooden items – Walt-King Sticks

Wolf’s Head Whatever – Chain Maille items, hand made crochet and knit items – Wolfs Head Whatever FB page

 

Okay, that’s all of the vendors for both of our events.  We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Channukkah, a blessed Yule, a lovely Kwanza or a joyous Festivus if you celebrate just the Holiday itself.

We hope to see you next year!

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Merriment continues for Silver Kingdom Festival

Merriment continues at Silver Kingdom Festival

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Charlton, MA

 

When you and your families arrive to Silver Kingdom Festival this season, you can expect to see Knights from The Brotherhood of Arrow and Sword in shining armor battling it out and the Primrose Pirates firing their guns and cannons. You will also get to enjoy music, hand made crafts and food!

 

On August 20th and 21st from 10:30 am to 5 pm each day, Ye Olde Commons in Charlton, MA goes back in time for Medieval merriment.

 

Ticket prices are: $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 to 14, Seniors and Veterans (please show ID), Kids ages 4 and under will be free.

 

Tickets are available online here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2509434 and you can also buy them when you arrive at the festival.

 

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.silverkingdomfestival.com

Hammond Castle Museum gets Medieval for 6th year

Hammond Castle Museum gets Medieval for 6th year

Hammond Castle Museum gets Medieval for a 6th year

Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival or Abbey by the Sea

By: Gia Volterra de Saulnier

Press Release – For Immediate Release

PhinnVolt Enterprises

North Reading, MA

May 16, 2016 – Gloucester, MA:

 

Perhaps you have lived in Massachusetts and have never heard of a Castle nestled on the North Shore of Gloucester, Massachusetts called Hammond Castle Museum. Or maybe you have visited the Castle as a young child, and have not visited it since.

In May of 2016, Hammond Castle Museum once again opens it’s doors to the public for weekend hours and in July of 2016, PhinnVolt Enterprises has been honored to run the 6th annual Renaissance Festival.

July 16th and 17th from 11 am to 5 pm each day, history comes alive with Knights in shining armor from the Brotherhood of Arrow and Sword battling it out with hand to hand combat, Music from Myschyffe Managed and others. Numerous hand crafted goods from all over the New England area as well as as food and snacks for families of all ages to enjoy.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 to 11, and kids ages 4 and under are free. Parking is located at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA for an additional $15 per vehicle. There is free busing to and from the venue.

While the Museum is an amazingly beautiful venue, it is not wheelchair accessible, nor is it stroller friendly due to the numerous stairs.

For more information, please visit their website at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com.

We are on for both Abbadia Mare Festival and Silver Kingdom Festival!

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We are on for both Abbadia Mare Festival and Silver Kingdom Festival!

As we get ready for our season to start, we want to first say thank you for all your continued support of PhinnVolt Enterprises!  We certainly appreciate your patronage, your words of kindness and of course coming to our events!

Abbadia Mare Festival – This is our 6th annual year at Hammond Castle Museum located at 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA.  We’re going on July 16th and 17th from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 to 11.  Kids ages 4 and under are free.  Parking is an additional $15 which is located at Stage Fort Park.  There is free busing to and from the venue.  Please be aware that this venue is NOT handicapped accessible!   Due to the numerous stairs at this venue, please watch your young children and your steps!  We’ll have knights in shining armor, belly dancing, magic, music and more!  Food and snacks will also be there!  Lots of hand crafted goods as well!  The Castle does open for the faire, so you may also take a tour of the Castle while you are there!  For more information, please go to our website at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com 

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Silver Kingdom Festival – This is our 3rd year at Ye Olde Commons located at 120 Northside Ave, Charlton, MA.  We’re going on August 20th and 21st of 2016 from 10:30 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6 – 14, seniors and veterans (Please show your ID at the gate), and kids ages 5 and under are free!  Knights in shining armor, Belly Dancing, Family fun for all ages!  Lots of hand crafted goods as well as some demonstrators!  For more information, please see our website at http://www.silverkingdomfestival.com 

 

Only two weeks to go before Silver Kingdom Festival!

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Knights in shining armor battling it out before your very eyes!

Silver Knights Jousting

Jousting on real horses!

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Pirates that go BOOM on their guns and cannons!

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Singing too!

You can now buy your tickets ONLINE!!!

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1621133

Dates are August 15th and 16th from 10:30 am to 5 pm each day!

Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for kids ages 6 – 14 and Seniors ages 65 +, Group packages are also available!

Lots of hand crafted items for you to buy and great food and drinks as well!

Great family fun at an affordable price!

For more information, please see our website at http://www.silverkingdomfestival.com or you can see our event on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/events/1569524706640048/

HUZZAH!

Brotherhood of Arrow and Sword

1. What is the name of your act?
 
Master Marcus: The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword
2. Where are you located or where is your home faire?
 
Master Marcus: Our home faire is New Hampshire Renaissance Faire.
Sir Brian: Yes and the Brotherhood is located in Southern NH and southern Maine
3. What is it that you do?
 
Master Marcus: We teach about various aspects of 14th/15th century life including camp life, carpentry, Bowery, and fiber arts.
Sir Brian: We also practice and present Historical European Marital Arts and traditional Archery that we present in our shows.
4. When did you start performing at Renaissance Faires?
 
Master Marcus: Members of the group have been performing at events from 1 to 20 years.
Sir Brian: Both Master Marcus and I have been in the genre the longest of all the members. Almost 20 years.
5. What inspired you to start performing?
 
Master Marcus: We both enjoy educating the public and teaching people the realities of medieval life rather than perpetuate popular and Hollywood myths.
Sir Brian:  It’s interesting to see the looks on people’s faces, especially the kids, when they discover that real life is cooler than what Hollywood tends to portray. I also love the looks on kids faces when they see us in the armor for the first time and they realize they can talk to an actual knight.
6. What would you say to someone just starting out in this business?
 
Master Marcus: Do your homework before purchasing equipment that will ultimately not work for you. It may be the wrong time period, or the wrong quality level for your intentions. Join with an established group initially to get ideas and make contacts.
Sir Brian: We’ve seen too many instances where someone jumps into the hobby without proper guidance or refuse to listen to proper guidance and they waste a lot of money and occasionally get hurt due to purchasing the wrong equipment or not practicing with someone knowledgeable.
7. How else do you promote your act?
 
Master Marcus: Word of mouth, social media, published advertising.
8. Tell us about your home faire and why you love it so much?
 
Master Marcus: NHRF is our home faire. It has grown throughout the years and does a great deal of good for the community. This year alone they donated over $30,000.00 to NH food banks. The site is beautiful and the feel is very family friendly.
9. Do you have children if so, how do you handle that or how do you handle children at your act/booth?
 
Master Marcus: We do not commonly have children as part of our act. When they are involved they help with the camp and act as squires for the knights.
10. How do you handle thefts/thieves?
 
Master Marcus:This has never been a problem.
Sir Brian: Yeah, they tend not to mess with guys who are heavily armed and armored.
11. Do you travel from faire to faire or do you just have one faire that you are a steady at?
 
Master Marcus: We travel to some extent but only in the New England states at the moment.
Sir Brian: Given the amount of equipment and displays we are hauling to and from events, it’s too difficult and generally doesn’t pay enough to travel beyond New England.
12. What are your top 3 things you can NOT be without at Faire?
 
Master Marcus: Sleeping arrangements, respectful people to work with, and a well-organized management staff.
Sir Brian: We prefer to do events were we can set up and stay in our encampment. And the other two details can make or break an event. Not just for us, but for patrons as well.
13. Would you consider a small faire vs a larger faire and why?
 
Master Marcus: If they were in competition on the same weekend? If all else is equal payment, ease of setup/breakdown, and cost of travel are important. Otherwise the quality/friendliness and attentiveness of the faire management is very important
20. Plug your website/fan pages here:
The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword:
Master Marcus’ page:
Sir Brian’s page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sir-Brian-De-Catton/1568641876688730?fref=ts 

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Note:  Brotherhood of Arrow and Sword will be performing at Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festivalhttp://www.abbadiamarefestival.com coming July 18th and 19th of 2015 in Gloucester, MA and also at Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival Silver Kingdom Festival coming August 15th and 16th of 2015 in Charlton, MA.
This was originally blogged on my Renaissance Performers and Merchants blog