Labor Day weekend at the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow has come and gone and what a weekend it was! The Vikings truly invaded and brought a with them rich cultural knowledge and stunning battle demonstrations. As we move into second weekend the Vikings will still be around but now it is the Scots turn to take the spot light! Be sure to join us for opening gate starting at 10 am on both Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th to be introduced to the Scotish Lads and Lasses who will be entertaining you this weekend.
If you didn’t manage to make it out to the Faire during the first weekend let us catch you up a bit. This wonderful video of the opening gate show was taken by the Free Company of the White Stag. You can still find the Free Company, Olskipan Village, and the Sons of Valhalla in their encampments this weekend plus the Free Company has a show this weekend as well!
As we go into second weekend with Kilts on the brain we are reminded that the week in between is so much shorter than normal. With only 4 days the team has had to skimp on their Faire recovery day and are working hard to make sure everything is ready for the invasion of the Scots. Easily fixed issues that were reported on our feedback form are being addressed. Things that broke being fixed, signs repainted with changes, and the performance grid reevaluated based on feedback. So, a big thank you to everyone who filled out a feedback form for first weekend, and if you haven’t already please do so. Your thoughts and suggestions are taken very seriously.
With that being said, we are ready for the weekend and the is so much for you to see and do. Performers new for this week are:
3 Pints Gone – 3 Pints Gone plays Celtic traditional-style folk songs and sea shanties at bars, Celtic fairs and events around the country. Their distinctive sound is full of high energy and harmony-rich arrangements.
Musical Blade – This weekends visiting pirate group was a HUGE hit last year and we are so glad to have them back! Since the turn of the century, this fearless band of misfit rogues has been terrorizing and delighting the Midwest with a unique blend of hilarity and harmonies. The Musical Blades have spent the last 15 years bringing soaring vocals and vibrant, energetic performances to countless Renaissance festivals and clubs in 12 states across the country’s midsection.
White Rose Players – The White Rose Players will thrill you with live stage combat in the thoroughfares and combat workshops on the English Castle Main Stage. They appeared last weekend in the lanes but this weekend they offer a stage show where they will offer instruction in quarterstaff fighting. https://brockshustheatre.com
We are so excited for the second weekend at Sleepy Hollow and can’t wait to see you all at the Faire!
-The Sleepy Hollow Team