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


Hammond Castle Front towers

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 

Silver Kingdom Color A JPG

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!


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

Silver Knights Jousting

Jousting on real horses!


Pirates that go BOOM on their guns and cannons!

skf finale

Singing too!

You can now buy your tickets ONLINE!!!


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/


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:


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

Silver Kingdom Returns

Silver Kingdom Returns

Silver Kingdom Festival in Charlton, MA


PhinnVolt Enterprises

North Reading, MA 01864


Charlton, MA–   Silver Kingdom Festival returns to Ye Olde Commons at 120 Northside Avenue in Charlton for a second year coming this August 15th and 16th of 2015.

The word is out that PhinnVolt Enterprises was able to turn Silver Kingdom around even with all the challenges that they faced last year.

This year Silver Kingdom Festival will have Jousting with the Silver Knights Team, Hand to Hand armored combat, Belly Dancing, Pirates with Cannons, Family fun, great food, crafts of many kinds as well as demonstrations and more await you and your families this season.

Hours will be from 10:30 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 65 +), children ages 6 – 14, Kids ages 5 and under are free.  Group tickets are also available for groups of 6 or more for $13 a ticket.  Tickets are now available online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1621133

For more information, please see their website at http://www.silverkingdomfestival.com

Upcoming this year for 2015!

As the snow melts slowly away, we realized we only have 5 months before we go into our season for the summer so here we go with our season for 2015!

First up is our event at Hammond Castle called “Abbadia Mare Festivalhttp://www.abbadiamarefestival.com  which will be going on July 18th and 19th of 2015 from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  This is our fifth year that we get to storm Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA.  The address of the venue is 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 – 11, and kids ages 4 and under are free.  Parking is located at Stage Fort Park, which is an additional $15 per vehicle, but free busing is provided to and from the venue.

*Please note that this venue has a LOT of stairs, this is NOT a wheelchair friendly venue, nor is it stroller friendly.*

Hammond Castle Front towers

Hammond Castle Front towers

We know that there are a few changes coming and we’ll be putting the press release out very soon, but we are currently still looking for vendors.  If you are a Renaissance themed vendor, then please send us an email to abbadiamarefestival@gmail.com with what it is you sell along with pictures and a website.

Next up for us is our second year as the new management for “Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival” http://www.silverkingdomefestival.com

Silver Knights go jousting

Silver Knights go jousting

Which is going to be August 15th and 16th of 2015 from 10:30 am to 5 pm each day.  This is located at 120 Northside Road, Charlton, MA which has free parking!  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 – 12, and kids ages 4 and under are FREE.

We are looking for more vendors for this event!  If you are interested, please send us an e mail to infoskrf@gmail.com with what it is you sell and a website.


PhinnVolt Enterprises Season for 2015

Thank you all who attended either Abbadia Mare Festival or Silver Kingdom Festival, we certainly appreciate your support!

We can now make the announcement for our season for 2015!

We just got word yesterday that we will be going again for Abbadia Mare Festival at Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA next July of 2015 which will occur July 18th and 19th of 2015 from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  The website is currently being updated at this time, but we are looking for vendors.  Space IS limited!  To get an application, please send an e mail to abbadiamarefestival@gmail.com

Silver Kingdom Festival Silver Knights Joustingwent really well last year (for our first year running it) and we’ll be going again next August!

Dates for next year will be August 15th and 16th from 10:30 to 5 pm each day.  We are currently looking for vendors.  If you are interested, please send us an e mail to infoskrf@gmail.com

Kate the Story Teller at Abbadia

Silver Kingdom Festival – confirmed vendors and demonstrators

As we count down the days to Silver Kingdom Festival this coming weekend, this post is featuring all the vendors that are coming to this Festival!  All of the vendors are also listed on our website as well!  http://www.silverkingdomfestival.com  – we have a LOT of vendors coming to this event!  Do know that we do NOT have an ATM on site – but most of these vendors will accept credit cards!



Right, that’s all of them – sorry for the long post!  Hope to see you and your families this weekend!