2012 Highland Renaissance Festival Daily Performers

Once Upon a Dragon Time (with Dragon Bob)


Discover what life was like for children during the Renaissance.  The toys, games, and entertainment they enjoyed as presented through puppet shows, displays, and participation.


Join “Dragon” Bob Barker and his cute, lovable ‘friends’ in the kid’s area and throughout the village.


Dueling Fools:


The Dueling Fools (Rocco Bonetti and Sir George Silver) are the two greatest swordsmen of their time, and are ready to fight to the death for your entertainment. They bring dynamic and spirited swordplay matched with wicked wit and comedic charm.   No faire day is complete without experiencing all the swashing swordsmanship, amazing antics, and silly shenanigans that the fools have to offer.


Reynardine (Donal Hinley):


As a modern day songwriter and troubadour, Reynardine (Donal Hinely) has wandered the lanes and worked the stages of music festivals and Renaissance fairs for over 20 years, playing a distinctive repertoire of traditional and original tunes. A New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2007, he has showcased his own brand of Americana music at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas and has opened shows for artists as diverse as Chris Knight, Pierre Bensusan, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


Iris and Rose:


Bawdy ballads and dirty ditties – good for grown ups and not for kiddies.  Comedic musical styling by actual sisters which are not exactly vaudeville, but more like “Bawd-ville”.  Great fun for every non-traditional social situation.


Pickled Brothers Circus:


Travis, Susan and Erik are the Pickled Brothers Circus. With stunts like juggling, sword swallowing, fire-eating, and a bed of nails, they’ve been entertaining people all over the world for over 10 years. Seen on such shows as The Tonight Show and Guinness World Records, they now bring their award-winning, record-breaking show to the Highland Renaissance Festival.


Buds & Suds:

Washer Wench Show


Robbin Marks Magic


Robbin Marks Magic has been entertaining audiences with their unique blend of comedy and magic for five years.  Dave, our resident magician, and Miss Felix, his lovely assistant, have performed at venues all over the Midwest, from castles to cabarets. They have opened for Ford Theatre Reunion and The Extraordinary Contraptions. Live animals and audience participation make the show a delight for all ages.


Drunk ‘n Sailor:


Drunk & Sailor rock the boat with rousing drinking songs and sea chanteys performed in a highly interactive format.  Lucky audience members might find even themselves pulled onstage to be part of the crew!


Iron Hill Vagabonds:


Iron Hill Vagabonds is an acoustic music duo performing a mix of traditional and original instrumental pieces and songs.  They have delighted audiences wherever they have gone with their energetic performances and memorable vocal and instrumental arrangements.


Minstrel Woode:


Rowan  brings a mix of Celtic & Scottish music to the village.  Check the schedule for showtimes.  Also watch for him on the lanes throughout the village.


Nuttin’ But Mud:


Nuttin’ But Mud has been entertaining visitors to Briarwood for the last 6 years.  Their blend of comedy and mud keeps audiences wondering what will happen next.  You can find them on the mud pit stage (3-shows daily) as well as wandering the lanes.  Make sure you sit in the front row for “free souvenirs.”…


Rusty Mudd:


While in town, Rusty enjoys amusing the townsfolk and himself by wandering the streets playing upon his flute and whistles, and occasionally singing ballads of love, travel, adventure, and more.  Rusty will also host the “Childrens Orchestra” daily in the kids area.


RoundTable Productions is proud to offer this unique and very special medieval armored joust. Step back in time and witness an event fit for kings, queens and commoners alike. The Royal Joust is a special event that accurately captures the feeling of a true historic joust, your guests will witness knights in shinning armor, ladies in majestic gowns, the grandeur of colorful warhorses, all the pomp and pageantry of the medieval event that has thrilled people’s imagination for five hundred years.