Join us for Gunpowder & Treason on November 2, 3, 4, 10, & 11 2018. Celebrating 16 years of history, romance, education, and merriment!
November 2nd marks the one year Anniversary of the Gunpowder plot and Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up Parliament. To distract the King, he has been invited with his wife, Queen Anne of Denmark, to the Shire of Shrewsbury to enjoy the celebrations being provided to entertain the King, His Court, and the visiting Nobility at the annual Autumn Festival.
As conspiracies are common at Court, His Majesty’s men are attempting to ferret out other schemers. The Guards, led by Captain Malcolm Wolfe (Malcolm Paul Edward Michael Anthony Joseph Wolfe) accompanies the King and Nobility, protecting the peace, and carrying heavy objects (or people) when needed.
Save the King, Join the Adventure, and Win Prizes! Help Captain Wolfe by participating in the King’s Crusade Interactive Game, asking members of our cast for clues to solve the intrigue! Ask for more information at the House of the Three Sisters, located next to the O’Malley Stage. The sisters will explain the King’s Crusade Interactive Game and Award Prizes to those who participate, when your Crusade is completed.
Eat, Drink, & Discover!
More than 50 Artisans fill our Shire working in many different mediums. Come and walk amidst them practicing their talents and crafts in sculptures, swords, candle making, jewelry, pottery, leather work, and garb such as corsets, head covers, and kilts just to name a few!
With many faire favorites and plenty of ale you are sure to find enough flavorful fancies to feed the appetite of a King! Captivate your taste-buds with culinary creations and a host of faire favorites as you feast.
From musical anecdotes, side splitting comedy, and sword-crossed conquests – every seat is the best seat in the house! More than 100 performers in authentic 16th century costumes will welcome you.
You are sure to find something for everyone at the faire! With over 25 merchants selling unique garb, swords, and gifts that you’ll find no place else, you can take the fantasy home with you!
Fairy House Competition
Compete for prizes like tickets, t-shirts, tankards, and more! Join our Fairy House Competition and enter your very own uniquely crafted home for Shrewsbury’s most mystical creatures. The houses must have a maximum size of 16″ x 16″, 24″ high and must appear to be made entirely of natural components. Platforms or man-made support materials can be used for easier transport but they must be hidden by natural components. Grasses, leaves, moss, sticks, pebbles, shells, bark, seed pods, miniature pumpkins, pine-cones and flowers are common materials. The fairy house will become property of the Educational Foundation of Lake County and will be displayed at the faire. The deadline is Friday, October 26th at 4:00 pm and the entries can be dropped off at any United Southern Bank branch. The rules and registration forms can be found here. Every entry will receive one free ticket to the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire good any one faire day. The winning entry will receive a $150 dollar basket that contains 4 faire tickets, 4 t-shirts, 4 food tickets and 2 commemorative tankards.
Become a part of the faire as a Playtron!
Show us your garb and join us! Only 100 Playtrons will receive this special invitation. Be apart of the fun!
Rennies, we want you to be a part of the faire! Show us your garb and join us. Only 100 Playtrons will receive this special invitation. Your garb can be from the 1530’s-1630’s and can be as detailed or as simple as you see fit.
The Playtron Pass is $75 and will include:
- A 5-DAY pass for EVERY. SINGLE. FAIRE. DAY.
- A playtron exclusive leather bracelet with your own initials.
- A Lady of the Lake exclusive mug.
To apply to be a playtron post a picture in your garb on facebook, instagram, or twitter with the hastag #lakerenfaire and tag us in your posts. You’ll also need to email firstname.lastname@example.org a photo of you in your garb and a short bio on your Ren experience.
IF SELECTED: You’ll be contacted via email with a link to purchase your pass.
Our 2018 Playtrons:
I began my Renaissance experience with the Florida Renaissance Festival back in 2010. I was immediately entranced by the atmosphere and the performers. When I moved to Orlando last year, I managed to make it to Brevard, FLARF, and Central Florida this year. I like to think my consistency has attributed to performers remembering me as I see them multiple times, but it could also be willingness to volunteer for things as well. I have not been a performer at faires, but I’d like to think more as an engaging patron.
We offer discounted rates for our Lady of the Lakes Patrons!
Microtel Inn & Suites $79 a night when you call the hotel (352) 326-9002 and say you’re with the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire. 9700 US Hwy 44. Leesburg, FL 34788
Volunteer with Us!
This is a large scale non-for-profit event benefiting the Lake County Education Foundation requiring hundreds of costumed cast members, administrative and support staff, set construction, ticketing, food services, production support, and so many others! Each year we look to fill over a hundred and fifty spots with enthusiastic individuals just like you who are interested in the renaissance faire, supporting their community and educators, or both! With so many roles available, please consider being a part of the this amazing event and joining in the fun!