Tis the Year of our Lord, 1606 and King James I is on the throne. King James is the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, great-great-grandson to Henry VII, and cousin to Queen Elizabeth I. Already the King of the Scots, King James becomes the monarch of England and Ireland following Queen Elizabeth’s death in 1603.
The Faire features over 70 performers – including jugglers, knights in armor, jousting, fire-eaters, pirates, dancers, villagers, historical characters and a variety of musicians. Over 60 artisans fill the village, working in mediums such as pottery, leather work, blacksmithing, sculpture, candle making, just to name a few. The crafts and entertainment combine with thematic games and foods to create a glimpse of marketplace celebrations and life in the 16th century.