9th – 2013

9th Annual Renaissance Festival Awards

Special thanks to the following sponsors:

Renaissance Magazine

Marc Gunn’s Celtic Invasion

Ren Fest Minions

Best Renaissance Festival

  1. Bristol Renaissance Faire
  2. Scarborough Renaissance Festival
  3. Minnesota Renaissance Festival
  4. The Castle of Muskogee
  5. Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Best New Renaissance Festival (3 year or younger)

  1. BlackRock Medieval Festival
  2. San Jose Renaissance Faire
  3. Blackhawk Manor Festival
  4. Oregon Renaissance Festival of Hillsboro
  5. Ren in the Glen

Best New CD 2013

  1. Up The Ante by Musical Blades
  2. The Odyssey by Sirena
  3. That Means Two Things by Righteous Blackguards
  4. Yo Ho! by Bocca Musica
  5. Uncle Remix by Tartanic

Stage shows – Best Non-Musical group (non-comedy performance)

  1. Clan Tynker
  2. Adam Crack: Fire Whip
  3. Vixens En Guarde
  4. Circus Stella
  5. Fandazzi Fire Circus

Stage Shows – Best Musical Group (non-comedy performance)

  1. Sirena
  2. Tartanic
  3. Cu-Dubh
  4. Bounding Main
  5. VaNa MaZi

Best Comedy Musical show (comedy performance, group or solo)

  1. Musical Blades
  2. Iris and Rose
  3. Bounding Main
  4. Hey Nunnie Nunnie!
  5. Righteous Blackguards

Best Non-Musical Comedy Show (non-musical, comedy performance, group or solo)

  1. Tortuga Twins
  2. Barely Balanced
  3. Moonie the Magnificent
  4. Broon
  5. Don Juan and Miguel

Best Musical Solo Show

  1. Craig of Farrington
  2. Cast in Bronze
  3. Dan the Bard
  4. Dylan Robertson
  5. Jesse Linder

Best Non-Musical Solo Show

  1. Moonie the Magnificent
  2. Adam Crack: Fire Whip
  3. Zilch the Torysteller
  4. Broon
  5. Ded Bob Show

Best Bawdy Show (primarily Adult-Oriented, musical or non-musical)

  1. Tortuga Twins
  2. Iris and Rose
  3. Bocca Musica
  4. Christophe the Insultor
  5. Arthur Greenleaf Holmes

Best Stage Combat Troupe (on stage or in the street)

  1. Dirk and Guido: The Swordsmen
  2. Red Griffin Living Chessboard
  3. By the Sword Street Fight Cast Bristol Ren Faire
  4. Don Juan and Miguel
  5. Tortuga Twins

Best Jousting Troupe

  1. Noble Cause Productions
  2. Hanlon-Lees Action Theatre
  3. The Jousters – Steve Cowan and Matthew Mansour
  4. Heroic Knights of Old
  5. Knights of Valour

Best Dance Troupe (on street or stage)

  1. Caravan Dance and Music
  2. Masala Middle Eastern Dance Fusion
  3. Bristol Buskin Frolic
  4. Danse Macabre
  5. Country Garden Dancers

Best Children’s Show (musical or non-musical, on street or stage, group or solo)

  1. Fool Hearty
  2. Cutlass Cooking
  3. Robin Hood & Maid Marian / Patrick & JoNell Franz
  4. Hob the Troll
  5. Gypsy Geoff

Street Performances – Best Solo Performance (one person, musical, or non-musical, on the street and primarily NOT on stage)

  1. Jane the Phoole
  2. Twig the Fairy
  3. Craig of Farrington
  4. Lady Ettie
  5. Hob the Troll

Street Performances – Best Group Performance (musical or non-musical, on the street and primarily NOT stage)

  1. Scarborough Celtic Troupe
  2. Bristol Buskin Frolic
  3. Danse Macabre of Bristol
  4. Fantastikals
  5. Beefcake and Olive

Street Performance – Best Royalty (court name)

  1. Guilde of St. George – Bristol Renaissance Faire
  2. Saint Andrew’s Guild, Noble Order of Royal Scots
  3. Scottish Court of Queen Margaret of Scotland and the Isles
  4. The Castle of Muskogee
  5. Minnesota Royal Court

Best Shop Vendor

  1. Wondrous Works in Wood
  2. Pendragon Costumes
  3. Nomadic Dreams Boutique
  4. Stickbow Archery
  5. Lilly B. Haven

Best food

  1. Turkey Legs
  2. Scotch Eggs
  3. Cheese Fritters
  4. Soup in a Bread Bowl
  5. Steak on a Stake

Best Drink

  1. Mead
  2. Sassafrass
  3. Beer
  4. Water
  5. Lemonade

Best Faire Photography

  1. Michael Ulrich Photography
  2. Ivan Phillips
  3. Photography On The Run
  4. Patty Smith
  5. Ryan Haro

Best Faire Web Community

  1. PaRenFaire.net
  2. RenaissanceFestival.com Forums
  3. Friends of the Maryland Renaissance Festival
  4. At The Faire
  5. Ren Fest Dating

Hall of Fame – Renaissance Festival Legends

  1. Tortuga Twins
  2. Terry Foy
  3. Smee and Blogg