Faire Fun at Hammond Castle – Press Release

Faire Fun at Hammond Castle

May 2017 – Press Release

PhinnVolt Enterprises

Gloucester, MA

On the dates of July 15th and 16th of 2017, the 7th annual Renaissance Festival will commence at Hammond Castle at 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA.

From 11 am to 5 pm each day, you and your families will enjoy entertainment from the World Famous Jester Paolo Garbanzo along with Knights, Music, Hand made crafts and so much more!

Food and snacks such as Kettle Corn, Del’s Frozen Lemonade and Turkey Legs will all be available as well during the days.

Tickets are only available at the Castle when you arrive. Ticket prices are: $15 for adults, $11 for kids ages 5 to 11 and kids ages 4 and under are free.

The only available parking is located at Stage Fort Park and that is an additional fee, however, free busing to and from the venue will be provided.

Please note that due to the Historical Nature of the Venue, it is not wheelchair accessible (nor is it stroller friendly) due to all the stairs.

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

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Photo credit – Michael Meissner – July 19, 2015

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.

HUZZAH!

Press Release for Abbadia Mare Festival – Renaissance Festival returns to Hammond Castle for 4th year!

Gloucester, MA, May 18, 2014:

Knights in shining armor, musicians and bards roaming, hand crafted wares and goods from the medieval period along with demonstrators who will show you and your families how things were made all are coming back to Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester, MA for one weekend in July!

 

This year’s Festival will occur on July 19th and 20th from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are: $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 to 11 years of age, and kids ages 4 and under will be free to attend.  Parking will be located at Stage Fort Park, also in Gloucester, MA that is an additional $15 to park vehicles, but free busing to and from the Castle will be provided.

 

The festival producers, Richard and Gia Saulnier (aka The Phinn’s) are excited about coming back for a fourth year and looking forward to a few changes that are expected for the 2014 season.

 

Family friendly fun with a Human Chess Match each day and amazing food and drinks will also be there for the weekend.

 

Please note that Hammond Castle does have a lot of stairs and is not recommended for those in wheelchairs or for little ones in strollers.

 

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

Hammond Castle Front towers

Hammond Castle Front towers

Abbadia Mare Festival has been confirmed!

Yep, you read that right!  PhinnVolt Enterprises is now going to be doing THREE events this season!

In order:

 

  1. Black Swan Inn Renaissance Festival :  354 West Main Street, Tilton, NH coming June 28th and 29th of 2014.  Come to this Historic Victorian Inn and also take a step back in time to see Knights, Maidens, Minstrels and Pirates!  Hours will be from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 – 12 and kids ages 4 and under are free.  We are still looking for vendors!  Website coming soon!  We will be having Turkey Legs! 🙂
  2. Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival : 80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA (parking will be located at Stage Fort Park ONLY for an additional $15 per vehicle), coming July 19th and 20th of 2014.  This is a benefit for the amazingly beautiful Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester!  Come storm the Castle with us!  Hours will be 11 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 – 11 and kids ages 4 and under are FREE.  Website is http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com This is NOT a wheelchair friendly nor is it a Stroller friendly venue due to the numerous crooked stairs at this venue.  2011-07-23_Abbey_by_the_Sea_Ren-Fest_IMG_6675_1280x960
  3. Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival:  120 Northside Road, Charlton, MA coming August 16th and 17th of 2014.  Hours will be from 1o:30 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 -12 and kids ages 4 and under will be Free.  We will be having LIVE JOUSTING (so excited) and Turkey legs!  From every full priced adult ticket, $2 will be donated to The Wounded Warriors Foundation.  We are still looking for vendors for this event as well!  For more information, see our website at http://www.silverkingdomfestival.com

All in all, this will be a very busy season for us and we hope to see you at one of our events!  More information will be posted hopefully shortly!