Press Release for Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival Thursday, May 26 2011 


Contact: PhinnVolt Enterprises

Name: Gia Volterra de Saulnier

Bringing back the Renaissance Festival to Hammond Castle

Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival

By: Gia Volterra de Saulnier

Gloucester, MA –If you have never seen a Medieval Castle up close, you don’t need to go far to visit one if you live in the area of Massachusetts.  You can just go and visit The Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester, MA.  Plus if you love History and Festivals, this will be an extraordinary opportunity to do so.

PhinnVolt Enterprise’s Director Richard Saulnier and his wife Gia are thrilled about helping promote such a historic landmark, “We are just so delighted that Hammond Castle has given us this incredible opportunity.” Gia Saulnier stated.  “With the achievement of Winslowshire, the Castle seems to be the natural next step for us to take.”  Her husband Richard agrees “While we were creating this new festival, we were flooded with the buzz from the Community, along with vendors and performers who are really excited about coming back to Hammond Castle.”

There are over 20 vendors coming to this event, including: Silvermane , Mei Mei’s of Lexington , The Stone Lady and much more. There are also 12 performers confirmed which includes: The Neville Companye  doing hand to hand combat in shining armor, Misfits of Avalon , The Harper and the Minstrel are a few mentioned. There will also be fabulous food from Nourish Lexington,, along with scrumptious brownies from Cucina Dolce and Kettle corn from The Kettle Master.

The two day event will be from July 23rd and 24th of 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  Admission is $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for kids ages 5 – 13 and kids under 4 will be free.  Parking will be located at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester for a fee of $15 will be charged per car to park and that a free shuttle bus will be taking visitors to the Faire at the castle.  People may not park at the castle or on Hesperus Avenue as they will be ticketed and towed, and that the Museum and PhinnVolt Enterprises are not responsible to pay their fines and towing fees.

For more information about the event, please go to the website at


Mehndi Spirit – Beautiful Henna Sunday, May 22 2011 

Mehndi is the Hindi word describing the process of painting patterns on the body with Henna paste.  Mehndi Spirit is owned and operated by Meghan Girouard who has been doing Henna for over 10 years. has much more information on it about what she does and has a gallery of some of her work.

Mehndi Spirit also has a wonderful friendly vibe that once you sit down at her tent, you forget that you are getting henna on your arm, feet or hands (or she’ll do some parts of your body too, but in places people can see ;)).

She also has a facebook fan page at!/pages/Mehndi-Spirit/312375304899 so if you are on Facebook, do check it out!

We are excited to have Mehdi Spirit at Abbadia Mare Festival which is coming up in a few short months!

Come get Mortified with The Mortis Family Wednesday, May 11 2011 

Abbadia Mare Festival has learned of a new improvisational/acting troupe called The Mortis Family facebook page is

& Riktor’s blog is here :

This is a group of four people that act out as The Mortis Family “When Papa Mortis died and left a secret embalming process to his four children – Riktor, Alegra, Pallar and Liefer to this business”

They go around with caskets and get into arguments (silly ones of course) about the best way to embalm their customers.

We think this will bring a fun feel to our performers that we have listed.


Also, would like to mention that I was featured on

Look for our upcoming ad in The Boston Phoenix Summer Guide Issue coming soon!