Check Out Our 2021 Entertainment Lineup!

***Jousters*** Knights of the Realm

In the World Tournament Of Champions, Knights of the Realm, an international troupe of skilled horsemen, archers, and swordsmen bring the games and jousting of 16th century Europe to life. The clash of steel rings throughout Merriwick as each Knight brings passion and prowess to defend the honor of their home country. Feel the ground tremble with pounding of hooves, lend your voice to cheer your favorite Knight to victory, as they vie for the favor and honor of Her Majesty, Queen Bess!

***NEW This Season*** Sirena (1st Weekend Only)

Travel back to the time of mythical gods, shipwrecked lovers, and the ethereal women whom all sailors both fear and adore: the Sirens. Straight from the depths of the sea, Leucosia, Legeia, and Raidne bring you a show filled with drumming, dancing, and all-original music. Their songs will hypnotize you and their stories will touch your hearts, but hold on to your souls, or you might find you’ve lost them to the hands of the Sirens.

***NEW This Season*** Raptor Events

Raptor Events’ master falconer showcases the captivating art of falconry, a favored sport of the nobility of medieval Europe. Majestic birds of prey soar through the sky as they beat their wings in pursuit of their quarry. Conservation and animal education are at the core of the Raptor Events mission. After-show activities include a meet-and-greet with the falconer and his feathered assistants. As part of their company of conservation ambassadors, Raptor Events also displays a variety of reptile species, offering an engaging experience for a wide range of animal enthusiasts.

Manis O’Tool

Witness the ‘Manis O’Tool and his Imperial Tibetan yak show’! Please note that on the very rare occasion that his incredibly trained yak, Clark, goes missing right before the big show, Manus will be forced to improvise – fortunately he’s got hilarious stories, jokes, some audience participation and maybe even a dangerous stunt or two that he can pull out of his sleeve in a pinch… Enjoy the show, and if needed, please keep an eye out for Clark.

Broon

Broon is a variety comedian who has toured all over the country for more than twenty years presenting a show of side splitting laughter and amazing stunts. With a strong background in improvisational theater and street performing he has developed a spontaneous and edgy style that guarantees no two shows will be exactly alike. One part stand up comic and one part side show performer Broon amazes with magic, fire eating, juggling and bullwhips all wrapped up with a sardonic wit that will leave you breathless.

Baksana

Baksana music and dance ensemble performs colorful pieces inspired by eastern lands. Adventure, passion, and humor combine to tell stories through movements. “Baksana” is Turkish for “Hey! Over here!” which compliments their energetic and captivating presence. Swords, veils, assaya, cymbals, and lots of improvisation are used to create unique audience experiences.

The Tortuga Twins

Outrageously unpredictable and audaciously hilarious, these three “twins” are improv comedy storytellers extraordinaire—which is not an easy thing to say with a mouth full of laughter! Their special blend of stage comedy and audience participation has been labeled “Funny-Bone-Breaking Humorous.” You have been warned.

Heavy Hammer (2nd & 3rd Saturdays only)

Heavy Hammer is a non-traditional Celtic drumming band. Hailing from Buckley, Washington, Heavy Hammer plays traditional pipe music with their own spin. Rowdy and rocking bagpipe and drums! 2nd & 3rd Saturdays only! The 14th & 21st!

Robin Hood & Maid Marian Present!

Join Robin Hood and Maid Marian for magical storytelling! Six members of the audience star in these high-energy, interactive re-tellings of “St. George & the Dragon” and “The Tales of Robin Hood”! Heroes, villains, cheering, screaming, and hilarity ensues!

Earl the Bard

Earl the Bard wanders the land telling stories and playing music wherever he goes. His trusty Hurdy Gurdy evokes the magical feel of ancient music and lore, and can beguile even stubborn feet to dancing with its enchanting and ethereal sound. With a smile and a song, Earl the Bard charms guests of all ages by interacting directly with passersby as they explore the wonders of the festival.

The Minstrel Darius

After studying mandolin under the tutelage of a wise master deep in the desert, the minstrel known as Darius set forth to share the gift of music. From street corners to the queen’s court, an eclectic blend of medieval, renaissance, and celtic ballads and dance music is sure to delight Lords, Ladies, and Fairies of all ages and walks of life.

IGNITION Fire Troupe (All 3 Saturdays)

Fire breathing, Fire Eating & Fleshing, Fire Poi, Fire Whips, Fire Fans, Fire Batons, Fire Crowns, Fire Dart, Fire Hoops, Devil Sticks on Fire, Hand Candles, Fire Wands, Fire Sword, Fire Dancers, Fire, Fire, Fire!

***NEW This Season*** The Distressing Damsel

Tera “SUPERNOVA” Zarra is a professional strongwoman, hand-balancer, and aerialist. She has performed for Nike, Google, Intel, Yelp, Game of Thrones, Red Dead Redemption II, and thousands of national and international venues.
Join Supernova as she bends steel, smashes stone, and demolishes expectations. Thrill as this world-class force of nature brings her daredevil acrobatics, superhuman strength, and family-friendly comedy to Merriwick!

***NEW This Season*** Chaste Treasure

Truly a treasure, but questionably chaste, Chaste Treasure is sure to delight all of your senses. This talented trio will entertain you with their tight harmonies, sassy shenanigans, and double entendre.

Liffey the Bard

A songstress and ne’er-do-well bringing soprano vocals and mischievous smiles to the village streets. Toss a coin to your Liffey, you’ll at least get a song out of it.

The Scuppermonkeys

The Scuppermonkeys are a Seattle-based Irish pub band with a pirate habit! We perform traditional tunes and drinking songs, Irish rebel and folk music, roaring sea shanties, stirring ballads, and much, much more, all with a healthy helping of swashbuckling! Featuring strong vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhrán, fiddle, Irish whistle, and more, The Scuppermonkeys’ sound is characterized by foot-stomping rhythm and melodies you just can’t help but sing along to!

Piccolo Puppet Players

The Piccolo Puppet Players presents The Punch & Judy Show! Done in the traditional British style. Prepare for lots of color, laughter and audience interaction. Mr. Punch is a light hearted anti-hero who gets himself in and out of trouble by the use of his wits. He meets many colorful characters throughout the show: Judy, his wife; the Baby; Joey the clown; the Constable, who never fails to misapprehend Mr.Punch, the Crocodile who swallows his stick and many others! Join us at the Oakwood Puppet Pavillion!

Mistress of Melody

Samantha, the Mistress of Melody is a bard in the classic sense. Telling tales in song with her Celtic harp and her voice she entertains, recalling stories both old and new. Samantha is also a member of the Irish band, Possibly Irish, whom of which she plays harp with in the summers at the Enchanted Forest in Salem, Oregon.

BOWI

Kickin’ Celtic Music – For years, Seattle based BOWI has been entertaining audiences with a blend of traditional Celtic music and unique energy. The BOWI sound encompasses a wide range of music including driving Jigs and Reels, exciting vocals, and beautiful ballads. An incredibly flexible and adaptive group, BOWI has performed at everything from Pubs and local faires, to private parties and weddings. Acoustic or “Plugged in”, BOWI has never failed to get the hands clapping and feet stomping.

Clergy of Errors

Monastic, uproarious, and all around charming, these three monks have traveled from afar to baptize you in their comedy of the cloth. With years of improvisational experience mixed with a devotion to delight, audiences can expect a truly unique and individual show. So hold onto your sacraments and prepare yourself to come as a sinner and leave as a winner with the Clergy of Errors.

Arden the Fiddler

Listen as Arden plays world fiddle music of all ilks, with an emphasis on Celtic, ballads both bawdy & brave, and Gypsy & Ukrainian folk. Arden can be found about Merriwick entertaining and providing tunes to get your toes tapping!

Rey Sancho (Joust MC)

In a land far away… In a time long ago – Brave Knights fought for Honor, Glory, & Chivalry. Led into battle by Sir Rey Sancho, “The Giant of Aragon!” This 7 foot tall “Lord of the Ring” will command the Knights at your bidding. With a voice like thunder & a wit like lightning, he will enthrall both young & old, with a show for the ages!” Victory awaits you in the Jousting arena! Huzzah!!