Step back in time to Abbadia Mare Festival – Year 8 Wednesday, May 2 2018 

Press Release

Gloucester, MA

May 1, 2018

PhinnVolt Enterprises

Step back in time to Abbadia Mare Festival – Year 8

On July 21st and 22nd of 2018, Hammond Castle Museum located at 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA will be having their annual Renaissance Festival where you and your families can come take a step back in time.

From 11 am to 5 pm each day, there will be plenty of entertainment including Knights in Shining Armor (Brotherhoodofthearrowandsword) , Belly Dancing, Music, wandering minstrels plus a special guest Rosalita’s Puppets and magic from Tom Foolery Silly Magician!

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Kate the Story teller – photo credit Michael Meissner

There will also be hand made crafts such as Leather from Otherworld Sundries

plus our first Steampunk Vendor Voltaire Design Studio who will have clothing and other items.  In total, there are about 20 plus hand crafters coming this season!

Tickets are $15 for adults, $11 for kids ages 5 – 11, and kids ages 4 and under are free.  Parking is only located at Stage Fort Park for an additional fee, however, free busing is provided to and from the venue.

Please note that due to the historical nature of the venue, it is not wheel chair accessible nor is it stroller friendly due to all the stairs.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com

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Sad news Tuesday, Jan 8 2019 

NEWS: Attention:
Due to Issues that have come up and we must pay attention to; Abbadia Mare Festival will be closed until further notice.
We wish to Thank all who have made this Faire for the past 8 years. We Thank the Castle for having us, We Thank OUR CREW and friends for all the help and support. All the Merchants and Performers through ought the years.
Merry Meet! Merry Part! and most importantly May We Meet Again! Any questions please ask us directly! Thank you!

Faire Seasons Greetings! Tuesday, Nov 27 2018 

2018-07-21-11-31-x7210095-em10ii-12-40mm-iso200.jpgAs the Holiday season approaches, we write this post so you can have options of all the vendors and performers that have merchandise to buy for your loved ones this year.

MERCHANTS

PERFORMERS

(Some of these performers do have CD’s available or will do private shows upon request – please reach out to them directly)

One of our photographers also has a studio in MA

Studio AC Photography – https://www.studioacphoto.com/

We’d like to wish you and your families a very happy Yule, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Festivus for the Rest of Us.  ❤ Phinn Volt Enterprises

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Getting closer to our 8th year – List of Merchants and Performers for 2018 Wednesday, May 30 2018 

We are nearing the dates of July 21st and 22nd, so we thought it would be good for us to list all the performers and merchants coming to the Castle for this season.

Merchants

Performers

7th year is upon us! Here be the listings of performers and merchants! Saturday, Jun 17 2017 

 

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Our 7th year approaches and quickly!  Our dates this season are July 15th and 16th from 11 am to 5 pm each day!  Parking is only available at Stage Fort Park which is an additional fee, however free busing to and from the venue will be provided.

Tickets are only available at the Castle when you arrive.  Ticket prices are: $15 for adults, $11 for kids ages 5 to 11 and kids ages 4 and under are free.

Here be the listing of all the performers and vendors we will have this season – we have a Castle filled to the brim!

Please be advised that due to the Historic Nature of the venue it is not wheelchair accessible nor is it stroller friendly due to all the stairs.

Here is the list of Performers:

Here is the list of merchants and demonstrators for 2017!

A map is located on our website at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com/.

Faire Fun at Hammond Castle – Press Release Sunday, May 14 2017 

PhinnVolt Enterprises

Faire Fun at Hammond Castle

May 2017 – Press Release

PhinnVolt Enterprises

Gloucester, MA

On the dates of July 15th and 16th of 2017, the 7th annual Renaissance Festival will commence at Hammond Castle at 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA.

From 11 am to 5 pm each day, you and your families will enjoy entertainment from the World Famous Jester Paolo Garbanzo along with Knights, Music, Hand made crafts and so much more!

Food and snacks such as Kettle Corn, Del’s Frozen Lemonade and Turkey Legs will all be available as well during the days.

Tickets are only available at the Castle when you arrive. Ticket prices are: $15 for adults, $11 for kids ages 5 to 11 and kids ages 4 and under are free.

The only available parking is located at Stage Fort Park and that is an additional fee, however, free busing to…

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Hammond Castle gets Medieval for 6th year Tuesday, May 17 2016 

Hammond Castle Museum gets Medieval for a 6th year

Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival or Abbey by the Sea

By: Gia Volterra de Saulnier

Press Release – For Immediate Release

PhinnVolt Enterprises

North Reading, MA

May 16, 2016 – Gloucester, MA:
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Perhaps you have lived in Massachusetts and have never heard of a Castle nestled on the North Shore of Gloucester, Massachusetts called Hammond Castle Museum. Or maybe you have visited the Castle as a young child, and have not visited it since.

In May of 2016, Hammond Castle Museum once again opens it’s doors to the public for weekend hours and in July of 2016, PhinnVolt Enterprises has been honored to run the 6th annual Renaissance Festival.

July 16th and 17th from 11 am to 5 pm each day, history comes alive with Knights in shining armor from the Brotherhood of Arrow and Sword battling it out with hand to hand combat, Music from Myschyffe Managed and others. Numerous hand crafted goods from all over the New England area as well as as food and snacks for families of all ages to enjoy.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 to 11, and kids ages 4 and under are free. Parking is located at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA for an additional $15 per vehicle. There is free busing to and from the venue.

While the Museum is an amazingly beautiful venue, it is not wheelchair accessible, nor is it stroller friendly due to the numerous stairs.

For more information, please visit their website at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com.

Returning to the Past Again at Hammond Castle Tuesday, May 19 2015 

Returning To the Past Again At Hammond Castle

Fifth Year for Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival

Press Release – for immediate release

PhinnVolt Entertainment

North Reading, MA 01864

http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com

For the fifth year, PhinnVolt Enterprises has been requested to coordinate and produce what is shaping up to be the best season yet for Abbadia Mare Festival with some friends old and new.

Dirge Queen playing her guitar at Hammond Castle

Dirge Queen playing her guitar at Hammond Castle

Photo of Linda Markey aka Dirge Queen taken by Jay Michaels of The Harper and The Minstrel

Abbadia Mare Festival will have a mixture of both entertainment and educational experiences for you and your families.

There will be great food as well as great fun to help benefit Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester, which is located at 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Dates for this year will be July 18th and 19th from 11 am to 5 pm.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 – 11 and kids ages 4 and under are free.  Parking is located at Stage Fort Park which is an additional $15 to park your vehicles, however free busing to and from the venue is provided.

*Please note that this venue has a lot of stairs, so it is not wheel chair accessible nor is it stroller friendly*

For further information, please see their website at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com

Success! Another season behind us! Monday, Jul 28 2014 

Thanks to all of you who came out to support Abbadia Mare Festival and of course, Hammond Castle Museum!

We’d also like to thank the performers, the vendors, and of course our fabulous hard working volunteers!

We’ll get an update as soon as we can from the Castle, but we hope you and your families had a great time at Abbadia Mare – and here is a pic from last year!

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Vendors coming to Abbadia Mare Festival 2014! Sunday, Jul 13 2014 

Welcome back to reading this blog and part two of the vendors that will be at Abbadia Mare Festival (http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com) this season which again is coming NEXT WEEKEND July 19th and 20th from 11 am to 5 pm each day at Hammond Castle Museum (http://www.hammondcastle.org).

This season we have 17 merchants including one demonstrator this season!  Here are the listings:

Okay, that’s all of them!  Also forgot to mention that we will be having The Corr Thieves joining us, so do come to see their show!

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 – 11 and kids ages 4 and under are FREE!  Parking is an additional $15 per vehicle and is located at Stage Fort Park also in Gloucester, MA, but a free shuttle service will be provided to and from the Castle!  You can buy your tickets when you arrive at the event!

Do know that as beautiful as Hammond Castle Museum is, it is NOT WHEELCHAIR OR STROLLER FRIENDLY due to the numerous stairs at this venue!

We hope to see you and your families and yes, you too can “Storm the Castle!”  HUZZAH!

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