👑 Come One, Come All to the 26th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Oct. 11-13

 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye –
The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Returns for Its 26th Year at Sunset Park this October
Travel back in time when lords, ladies and ‘GOLDEN’ knights ruled the kingdom with three days of family fun

Stroll amongst villages and guilds, converse with royalty and show your true knighthood as Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the 26th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park Oct. 11-13, 2019. For more than two decades, the three-day outdoor festival has brought more than 35,000+ locals and visitors together for a weekend full of authentic medieval fun. The festival boasts more than 100 artisans craftsmen from throughout the U.S. and Canada including gold and silver smiths, stained glass designers, costume makers, wood workers, toy makers, leather workers, perfume blenders, potters, armor makers and many more.

The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $18 per day in advance for adults ($20 day of event) and $8 per day in advance for seniors ages 60 and older and children ages six to 12 ($10 day of event). Children five and younger are free. Three-day passes can be purchased in advance for $35 for adults and $18 for children ages six to 12 and seniors ages 60 and older. The Royalty Package includes three-day admission with unlimited re-entry, an event T-shirt and an 18×24 commemorative poster. Three-day passes and advance tickets are available through www.lvrenfair.com. The box office will be open at the festival starting at 9 a.m. daily during the fair.

Those interested in being in the heart of it all can camp like royalty during the festival with their special Yurt Package for $469 which includes a 14×14 pre-assembled yurt, 20×20 camping space, early arrival pass, overnight camping Thursday – Sunday, parking spot, four three-day fair passes, four festival t-shirts and four festival posters. Camp spots are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. Festival goers have the opportunity to pick their spot on Thursday, Oct. 10 between 3-7 p.m. Additional camping packages and amenity upgrades are also available starting at $199. Early bird tickets are $149 through Sunday, Sept. 1. Camping can be booked online at www.lvrenfair.com/camping.

The festival presents various shows per day along with historical re-enactments such as full-contact jousting tournaments from Imperial knights, live combat battles, no-holds-barred gladiator battles, black powder demonstrations, strolling minstrels, contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly dancers, trained parrots and pirates. Additional attractions include bow and arrow and axe target games, medieval barber and surgeon demonstrations, Princess Tea Party and storytelling, Scavenger Hunt and Renaissance guilds. Feast on a variety of food and drink offerings including traditional fare such as turkey legs, Shepard’s pie, beers, ales and more. This year’s live entertainment will feature music on various stages from Shifting Sands, Nature of Mercy, Bogtrotter’s Union, Black Rose, Tipsy McCraken and more.

Event parking will be available at Sunset Park. Overflow parking lots are located at Del Sol High School (3100 E. Patrick Lane) beginning Friday from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Cannon Junior High (5850 Euclid Street) only as needed. Free shuttle service is available to and from the festival grounds approximately every 15 minutes. Guests should refrain from parking at area businesses as they will tow unauthorized vehicles.

Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water, sunscreen, blankets and still camera. No unauthorized vending, concessions, merchandise, literature or promotions allowed. Any participants in costume must have all related props or weapons peace tied, or those items will be denied at time of entry. No carry-in food or beverages, pets, lawn chairs or weapons (with or without permit) are allowed inside the festival area. No re-entry is allowed. ATMs will be on site and located by the each entrance gate, next to the main food court and in the vendor village. Alcohol sales begin at 1 p.m. on Friday and sales will cease at 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evening and 4 p.m. on Sunday. All alcohol sales are ages 21+ with proper identification.

Those interested in the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival can call (702) 455-8200 or visit the website at www.lvrenfair.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For more information on Clark County Parks and Recreation, please visit their website or like on Facebook. Text “ROYALTY” to 94502 to download the mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.

ABOUT CLARK COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2.3 million citizens and 45.3 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 9th busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation and planning and development.

19th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Fair returns to Silver Bowl Park

Age of Chivalry Invades Location for Second Year
19th Annual Renaissance Fair Offers Weekend of Festivities Oct. 5-7

Costumed knights, fair maidens, knaves and wenches will be on hand for the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7 at Silver Bowl Park, 6800 E. Russell Road, due to the renovation of Sunset Park. Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the festival in its 19thyear with more than 50 shows per day, over 100 artisans, historical reenactments and plenty of food and drink to satisfy the masses.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Admission is $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for seniors ages 60 and older and children ages 5 to 12, ages 4 and younger are free. Three-day passes are $25 for adults and $10 for children, ages 5 to 12, and seniors, ages 60 and older. Combo packs including admission, an event T-shirt and 18×24 commemorative poster are available for Single-day or Three-day options. All tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Three-day passes are only available through Ticketmaster and can be redeemed at the event box office for a wristband Oct. 7, the first day of the fair. Advance tickets are only available through Ticketmaster; box offices will be open throughout the festival.

This year, Lexington Field, The Mahones and Killian’s Angels will headline the fair’s main stages.

Lexington Field hails from the birthplace of Irish American Folk Punk – San Diego. The band has played hundreds of shows since it was formed in 2007, sharing the state with the Young Dubliners, The Tossers, The Mahones, Seven Nations, VooDoo Glow Skulls, Cash’d Out and Buck-O-Nine. In 2010, the band released the five-song EP The Streets of Dover and recently put out a new, all-original, full-length album, Old Dirt Road. The band consists of Beau Gray, vocals and guitar; Cami Smith, violin; Bryan Hane, lead guitar; Casey Jones, bass; and Vincent West, drums.

The Mahones feature Finny McConnell, guitar and vocals; Dom “The Bomb” Whelan, drums and vocals; Katie “Kaboom!” McConnell, accordion and vocals; Sean Winter, mandolin, banjo and vocals and Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso, bass and vocals. The band formed 23 years ago at the Irish Pub in Kingston in Ontario, Canada and was the brainchild of Dublin-born Finny McConnell, who wanted to put together a band that could merge Irish music and punk rock. Its song, “Paint the Town Red 2010” was heard in the final fight scene of the award-winning film “The Fighter,” and The Mahones co-wrote and recorded the title track for the Hollywood Pictures movie “Celtic Pride.” The Mahones’ two CDs “The Black Irish Album” and “Whiskey Devils – A Tribute to The Mahones” were released in 2011, and they join the Renaissance Festival on its 2012 tour.

Killian’s Angels have been a local favorite for years and includes Beth Mullaney, Dolly Coulter, Ginger Bruner, Lisa Viscuglia, Nan Fortier, Vita Corimbi and Sharon Lynn. Through the years, Killian’s Angels has recorded two CDs and is currently working on its third. The band’s original arrangement “Celtic High Step” is featured in the New York City pub scene in the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto IV.” The band was listed as a Must See Band in Pauline Frommer’s 2008 Las Vegas Travel Guide, and Killian’s Angels won National Radio Honors in 2006 for its original version of the “Jeopardy” theme song. Unpredictable and energetic shows have kept Las Vegans of all ages coming to hear them play for more than a decade.

Along with main stage performances, several smaller stages will feature entertainment with costumed performers presenting more than 50 shows per day along with historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments, medieval pageantry and more than 100 artisans – including blacksmiths, stained glass designers, jewelers, wood workers, toy makers, perfume blenders, stone carvers and sword, dagger and armor craftsman – to demonstrate and sell their wares. Authentic food, from fish and chips to an English feast, also will be available as well as beer and ales for adults with proper identification.

Along with concerts all weekend, the fair will host a royal parade with kings, queens, warriors and peasants on Saturday and Sunday. The festival also offers full-contact jousting tournaments; no-holds-barred gladiator battles; black powder demonstrations, strolling minstrels, contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly dancers, trained parrots and pirates. Additional attractions include bow and arrow and axe target games, medieval barber and surgeon demonstrations and Renaissance guilds. In the 16th Century Village, German, Italian, Ottoman Turk, French, Celtic, Polish and British military encampments meet on the Field of Honor for battle.

The Boars Head Feaste brings the feeling of the Renaissance alive with a six-course feast complete with live entertainment. Patrons will be entertained by the serving wenches and boisterous, often immature and suggestive, tavern knaves while they dine on fresh herb chicken, ribs, smoked sausages, steamed vegetables, baked rolls and sweet desserts. Cost is $25 per seated guest (in addition to fair admission). Feasting times are scheduled for 6 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5; 2, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 2 p.m. Oct. 7.  Reservations are suggested and can be made online at www.lvrenfair.com.

No carry-in food or beverages, pets, lawn chairs or weapons are allowed inside the festival area. Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water. No unauthorized vending, concessions, merchandise, literature or promotions allowed. Any participants in costume must have all related props or weapons peace tied, or those items will be denied at time of entry. No re-entry is allowed.

Event sponsors include Clark County Parks and Recreation, Miller Lite, Las Vegas Review-Journal, My LVTV and The CW Las Vegas. Those interested in the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival can call (702)455-8200 or visit the web site at www.lvrenfair.com. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting http://tinyurl.com/4dfw8ea.

 

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival announces performers and additional event details

Age of Chivalry’ Brings Festival to New Location, Announces Performers 

18th Annual Renaissance Fair Entertains Oct. 7-9

 

Due to the renovation of Sunset Park, the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival will move to Silver Bowl Park, located at 6800 E. Russell Road, to celebrate its 18th year. The location may be different, but the favorite costumed knights, knaves, fine ladies and wenches will be the same when Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the festival Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Admission is $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for seniors and children ages 5 to 12, ages 4 and younger are free. Three-day passes are $25 for adults and $10 for children, ages 5 to 12, and seniors, ages 55 and older. VIP Passes are available for $50 per person, which includes a three-day pass, an event T-shirt, event poster, access to a private VIP parking lot close to the entrance, plus discounted beverages at the Miller VIP booth (must be 21+). All tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Three-day or VIP passes are only available through Ticketmaster in advance and can be redeemed at the event box office for a wristband Oct. 7, the first day of the fair.

Tempest, Wicked Tinkers, Lexington Field and Mullaney will headline the main Royale Miller stage at the festival this year.

The Wicked Tinkers have been entertaining with heart-pounding bagpipes, irresistible drumbeats and haunting melodies since 1995. Adding to the band’s unique sound is the Australian didgeridoo and Bronze Age Irish horn mixed with a pairing of bass drum and bagpipes. Although the band is steeped in Irish and Scottish tradition, its rock n’ roll mentality brings the traditional music into the modern age. The band consists of Aaron Shaw, bagpipes, trumps and vocals; Warren Patrick Casey, tapan/bass drum and bodhran; Keith Jones, snares and percussion and CJ Henderson, didgeridoo, Bronze Age horn.

Tempest has been bringing Celtic rock to the stage for 23 years, and there is no sign of slowing down. Since its start in the San Francisco Bay area in 1988, the band has released 15 CDs and played more than 2,000 gigs. Founding member and lead singer Lief Sorbye of Norway joins California fiddler Michael Mullen, Irish-American bassist Brian Fox, American guitarist Gregory Jones and Cuban-born percussionist Adolfo Lazo for a sound Tempest has made its own. The band is a mainstay at American Celtic festivals and continues to be a favorite around the world. It has been featured at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Denmark’s Skagen Festival, Britain’s Cropredy Festival and The Winnepeg Folk Festival in Cananda.

Lexington Field hails from the birthplace of Irish American Folk Punk – San Diego. The band has played hundreds of shows since it was formed in 2007, sharing the stage with fellow Celtic rockers Young Dubliners, The Tossers, The Mahones and Seven Nations to name a few. In 2010, the band released the five-song EP The Streets of Dover and recently put out a new, all-original, full-length album, Old Dirt Road. The band consists of Beau Gray, vocals and guitar; Cami Smith, violin; Bryan Hane, lead guitar; Casey Jones, bass; and Vincent West, drums.

Local group Mullaney rounds out the main stage lineup with a high-energy, multi-layered music featuring a stage full of instruments including vocals, violin, mandolin, tin whistle, guitar, bodhran, percussion, Irish tenor banjo and more. With an acoustic feel and an “organic” neo-traditional style, the music of Mullaney varies from freshly arranged traditional tunes to original songs and Celtic favorites spanning centuries. The band features Beth Mullaney, vocals, mandolin, guitar, Irish tenor banjo, harmonic, bodhran and spoons; Willy Wainwright, violin and vocals; Nannette Fortier, percussion, tin whistle, guitar and melodica; and Anne Donohue, vocals and guitar.

Along with main stage performances, several smaller stages will feature entertainment with costumed performers presenting more than 50 shows per day along with historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments, medieval pageantry and more than 100 artisans – including blacksmiths, stained glass designers, jewelers, wood workers, toy makers, perfume blenders, stone carvers and sword, dagger and armor craftsman – to demonstrate and sell their wares. Authentic food, from fish and chips to an English feast, also will be available as well as beer and ales for adults with proper identification.

Along with concerts all weekend, the fair will host a royal parade with kings, queens, warriors and peasants on Saturday and Sunday. The festival also offers camel rides, horse rides, plus intense full-contact jousting tournaments; no-holds-barred gladiator battles; black powder demonstrations, strolling minstrels, contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly dancers, trained parrots and pirates. Additional attractions include bow and arrow and axe target games, medieval barber and surgeon demonstrations and Renaissance guilds. In the 16th Century Village, German, Italian, Ottoman Turk, French, Celtic, Polish and British military encampments meet on the Field of Honor for battle.

No carry-in food or beverages, pets, lawn chairs or weapons are allowed inside the festival area. Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water. No unauthorized vending, concessions, merchandise, literature or promotions allowed. Any participants in costume must have all related props or weapons peace tied, or those items will be denied at time of entry. No re-entry is allowed.

Event sponsors include Clark County Parks and Recreation, Miller Lite, City Life, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, My LVTV and The CW Las Vegas. Those interested in the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival can call (702) 455-8200 or visit the website at lvrenfair.com. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting http://tinyurl.com/4dfw8ea.      

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 40 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.