Entertainment

NEW FOR FALL 2010: DIDGEMAN & SCARLETT
The didgeridoo (also known as a didjeridu or didge) is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians at least 1,500 years ago and is still in widespread usage today both in Australia and around the world. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or “drone pipe”. The Didgeman and Scarlett gets our vote for the coolest new act of 2010! Entertaining, educational and interactive is the best way we can describe it – but judge for yourself, this is one show you will not want to miss. Audience participation is key, don’t be surprised if the Didgeman has a tribe of musical perfomers on stage by the end of the show!

Featuring a wide array of authentic didgeridoos, tribal drums and the stunning stage performance of Scarlett! Appearing twice daily, don’t forget tips are appreciated if you like what you see and hear!

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE AT BLACKSTONE STAGE
SATURDAY 12:30 PM 3:00 PM
SUNDAY 12:30 PM 3:00 PM
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JOUSTEVOLUTION
Joustevolution – the perfect fusion of showmanship and the physical brutality of a full contact combat. Lances will shatter and sword will ring upon shield. May the most gallant knight win!

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE AT ROYAL JOUST ARENA
SATURDAY 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
SUNDAY 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

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ROYAL GAUNTLET FALCONRY

The Great Plains Renaissance Festival is proud to bring you Master Falconer Robert Aanonsen and the birds of The Royal Gauntlet. Historically, falconry was a popular sport and status symbol among the nobles of medieval Europe and the Middle East.  Eggs and chicks of birds of prey were quite rare and expensive, and because the process of raising and training a hawk or falcon requires a great deal of time, money, and space, it was largely restricted to the noble classes. Be sure to catch one of Master Robert’s informative and entertaining shows, you’ll simply be amazed! Huzzah!
New for 2010! The Royal Gauntlet is pleased to announce the debut of their newest feathered friend the amazing Eurasian Eagle Owl. The Eagle owl is a large and powerful bird, smaller than the Golden Eagle but larger than the Snowy Owl. At almost 3 feet tall it is easy to understand how the Eagle owl is also considered the world’s largest owl!
APPEARANCE SCHEDULE AT BLACKSTONE STAGE
SATURDAY 10:30 AM 12:30 PM 33:30 PM
SUNDAY 10:30 AM 12:30 PM 33:30 PM
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NEW FOR FALL 2010: THE HOLY GOATS
Come watch the travelling monastery of the Holy Goats, as they perform amazing acts of absolution, feats of forgiveness, and death defying deeds of drinking! Pray, Meditate, and Laugh alongside these monks of merriment as they fight the holy war against sobriety!

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE AT PIRATE SHIP STAGE
SATURDAY 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
SUNDAY 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM

THE SCALLYWAGS
This picture says a thousand words…you know these scoundrels can’t be up to any good!

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE AT THE PIRATE SHIP STAGE
SATURDAY 10:30 AM 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
SUNDAY 10:30 AM 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
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NEW FOR FALL 2010: CLAN MACPHERSON
Raiders and warriors, the Clan Macpherson hails from the Highlands of Scotland. Fear not though, the modern members of this ancient Scottish Clan are paying us a visit to share the richness and tradition of not only their own history but that of the ancient Highland way of life. You’ll be amazed at some of the very fine and rare Scottish antiques on display. Come be a Scott, even if your not! This is one group not to miss!

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CRAZY BOY COY
The world famous, the one and only Crazy Boy Coy! He’s no stranger to danger and is always sure to draw a crowd. See death defying fire eating, fire breathing, acrobatics and more!

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE AT BLACKSTONE STAGE
SATURDAY 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
SUNDAY 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
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THE SALTIRE PIPERS
Pipe Major Ian Briggs previously played with the Pipe Band of the Scots Gaurd where he played regularly for the Changing of the Gaurd Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and he has travelled the world as a member of the British Airways Pipeband as well as winning numerous prestigious awards for his pipe playing. We are greatly honored to have Pipe Major Briggs and the other lads of the Saltire Pipers join us on the fields of the Great Plains Renaissance Festival!

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE AT BLACKSTONE STAGE
SATURDAY 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
SUNDAY 12:00 AM 2:00 PM
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SMYDGYN
Our favorite singing pirates are back and better than ever! Aye maties, head on over to hear the dread songs of the sea! AARRRRGGGGG!!!!
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BYRON T BEAR
Back to the Great Plains Renaissance Festival by popular demand! Popular with young and old alike. Here’s an interesting fact Byron was actually the Old English word for bear. Byron and his handler grace our festival grounds to entertain the crowds and to educate on bear conservation. Huzzah!

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The king hath decreed that Byron may wander the festival at will. Here’s a tip – Byron is known to be very fond of the beekeper’s honey booth!

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MOTHER NATURE
Standing 8 feet tall, Mother Nature towers above all!

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Mother Nature cannot be contained – you’ll find her throughout the faire!
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RAGING SEA
Raging Sea’s music embodies a spirit that isn’t often seen in the urban streets where it is played, yet seems to lurk in all of us. You could know nothing of the land it hails from, and yet feel as though you belonged there yourself. It speaks and sings of timeless themes; of love and loss; of hope and heart; of fire and water, and feelings close even to modern souls. This music brings the light of the past into our future, and makes it ours. ragingsea
DOLPHIN’S BARN
Featuring the talents of Devery Coretville (formally of the legendary Claddagh Ring) in an exciting new Irish/Celtic Band! df
LOOKING GLASS PLAYERS
Medieval puppetry at it’s finest! The Looking Glass Players will be performing an authentic renaissance style puppet show several times each day. This year’s featured attraction – The Princess and the Pea. Oh yes, best watch out for Chanticleer the troll!

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Look for the wandering magic puppet stage and as always keep an eye out for trolls!

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ANTIBUS THE MAGICIAN
Fire breathing, magic and slight of hand with the right touch of humor thrown in! You’ll be amazed!!!

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE
SATURDAY 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 4:30 PM
SUNDAY 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 4:30 PM
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AMIRA DANCE PRODUCTION
These lovely and talented ladies have been with us since our very first year but still find new and exciting ways to delight and thrill the patrons of the Great Plains Renaissance Festival with their middle eastern dance performances! Sharing the joy of dance since 1974

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE AT AMIRA’S CANVAS CASBAH
SATURDAY 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 4:00 AM
SUNDAY 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 4:00 AM
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SIR WILLIAM PAULET
Chief Herald, Knight of the Realm and the self proclaimed King of Hospitality – it just wouldn’t be the Great Plains Renaissance Festival without our favorite ambassador of good will and cheer greeting our patrons as they enter the festival grounds. Here’s a tip – if your visiting us for the very first time be sure to say hello to Sir William – you are sure to get the royal treatment! Hip, hip Huzzah!
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THE SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM
The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. The SCA “Known World” consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

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SATURDAY 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
SUNDAY 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
MEDIEVAL DANCE AT SCA DELL
SATURDAY 11:30 AM 1:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM
SUNDAY 11:30 AM 1:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM
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CHIVALRY FOR CHILDREN
Chivalry for Children is a program to inspire, encourage, and guide children and young adults to seek within themselves the qualities of Chivalry which they possess; and teaches them how to develop exhibit those virtues, and to use them in their interactions with others. Go to their website for more info!

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ACADAME DE DUELLO
The Acadam’e de Duello is a renaissance fencing club dedicated to the teaching of Renaissance Fencing as used from 1450 to 1750 AD based in Wichita, Kansas. “What is renaissance fencing?” Simply put, the European martial art of rapier fighting. The rapier was an effective, lightweight civilian weapon worn by nobles and scoundrels alike. The fighting style used by Acadam’e de Duello fighting is more effective than the Hollywood versions…”

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE
SATURDAY Various times throughout the day
SUNDAY Various times throughout the day
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ROYAL PARADE
SATURDAY 3:00 PM
SUNDAY 3:00 PM
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THORGRIM THE VIKING
This viking can’t teach you how to train a dragon but we bet he can show you how to gnaw down a turkey leg or two!

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NEW FOR 2010: SAHARA WIND & PRAIRIE FIRE
A whisper of the Near East sets fire to the great plains! These talented ladies are a welcome addition to our 2010 Great Plains Renaissance Festival, Huzzah! shpf1

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THE PIRATE SHIP “SEAWOLVES”
Yo ho maties, ever wonder what it would be like to roam the high seas in search of adventure and treasure. Well come aboard! The Seawolves will give you first hand look at the workings of real pirate ship, complete tour below includes the captains quarters, crew quarters and the brig!

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