It is the summer of 1576 and the hot crowded city of London has prompted the nobles to visit the wide open spaces of England’s hills and fields. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, is on progress through the countryside. The Queen’s entourage has stopped in the quaint little Shire of Shelby for some much needed relaxation. The local villagers, wanting to welcome their beloved Queen, have chosen to hold a festival in her honor. They have persuaded only the finest in local and foreign merchants to make camp and sell their wares. Join us in the Queen’s entertainment and revelry as we celebrate Her Majesty’s visit. Shout Huzzah as the jousters enter into combat, join musicians in a merry song, test yourself with games of skill and chance, find familiar and exotic foods, join the nobles in courtly dance, pillage with the pirates, laugh at our fools, be amazed by our magicians and, most importantly, let fun abound in The Shire of Shelby!