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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Press Release! Renaissance Festival returns to Hammond Castle for 4th year! Sunday, May 18 2014 

Gloucester, MA, May 18, 2014:

Knights in shining armor, musicians and bards roaming, hand crafted wares and goods from the medieval period along with demonstrators who will show you and your families how things were made all are coming back to Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester, MA for one weekend in July!

 

This year’s Festival will occur on July 19th and 20th from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are: $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 to 11 years of age, and kids ages 4 and under will be free to attend.  Parking will be located at Stage Fort Park, also in Gloucester, MA that is an additional $15 to park vehicles, but free busing to and from the Castle will be provided.

 

The festival producers, Richard and Gia Saulnier (aka The Phinn’s) are excited about coming back for a fourth year and looking forward to a few changes that are expected for the 2014 season.

 

Family friendly fun with a Human Chess Match each day and amazing food and drinks will also be there for the weekend.

 

Please note that Hammond Castle does have a lot of stairs and is not recommended for those in wheelchairs or for little ones in strollers.

 

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

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Vendors for the 2013 season Friday, May 24 2013 

Medieval Magic happening in Gloucester Sunday, May 19 2013 

PhinnVolt Enterprises

http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com

abbadiamarefestival@gmail.com

 

Press Release

Medieval Magic happening in Gloucester

Gloucester, MA   –

A third season for Hammond Castle Renaissance Festival approaches this July 27th and 28th of 2013.  Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival will be going on the last weekend of July from 11 am to 5 pm per day.

There will be Knights in shining armor battling it out, silly magic shows, belly dancing, music, storytelling as well as a Human Chess Match each day.  What makes this event extraordinary is Hammond Castle itself has a breath taking view of the Hesperus which adds to the medieval magic.

The price of admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 5 – 12, and children ages 4 and under will be free.  Parking will be located at Stage Fort Park for an additional $15 per vehicle, however free busing will be provided to and from the event.

Please note that Hammond Castle is not wheelchair accessible.

For more information on this event, please see their website at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com

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We have our first Green Light from the City of Gloucester! Friday, May 3 2013 

Yesterday, Bumbly Phinn (the director), myself (co-director/marketing girl), John Pettibone (curator of Hammond Castle), as well as Linda and Jay who work at Hammond Castle were asked to attend a City Meeting in Gloucester to meet with their new “Special Event” committee.

 

It took a while (okay, almost an hour) to have us discuss our event (Abbadia Mare Festival at Hammond Castle) – but I was asked to go up to the table with John P.  When it was my turn to talk, I discussed what the event would be (and I used the old 7 second approach) – A Renaissance Festival that is located on Hammond Castle grounds that will be going on July 27th and 28th from 11 am to 5 pm, that we would have Knights in shining armor battling it out (that are fully insured), Belly dancers (I brought that directly to the attention of the Police Chief – who by the way, the cop that was there last year decided on coming back both days due to our lovely ladies that did belly dancing…) Music, Magic and more.

We got the GREEN LIGHT!!! 

Now we just have one more meeting to go, with the licensing board and then we should be good to GO!   Huzzah!!!

We do have one minor glitch issue that we now need to find a Gloucester, MA Food vendor!  IF that is YOU or you know of someone that might be interested, please have them contact us as soon as possible!

Huzzah!!!

 

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While we are waiting, here are some vendors that are coming this season Tuesday, Feb 26 2013 

While we are patiently waiting on July to come around (and let me tell you, if you live in the New England area this time of year, we can’t wait for the summertime!) – and also to hear back about the parking situation (trust me, we are working diligently on that!) – here are some vendors that are going to be at Abbadia Mare Festival this season for our Third Year!

More should be coming hopefully soon 😀  As soon as we get word about the parking you will be ALL in the loop!

HUZZAH!!!

As of tomorrow – 2 weekends to GO! Last Update! Friday, Jul 6 2012 

This will be the final update for this blog as we only have two more weeks to go before Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival to benefit Hammond Castle (http://www.hammondcastle.org) located in Gloucester, MA at 80 Hesperus Avenue.

We certainly hope that you and your friends and family come out to enjoy much merriment that is sure to happen for this event!

Remember, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 – 12, and kids under 4 are Free! Parking is an additional $15 per vehicle and that is located at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA.

Tours of Hammond Castle will also be available during the Festival.

The Vendors for this season will be:

  1. Antika Nueva – http://www.antikanueva.com
  2. Ironwood Artisans – http://www.ironwoodartisans.com
  3. WolfsHead Whatever – http://www.etsy.com/shop/wolfsheadwhatever
  4. BlackSwann Masques – http://www.blackswannmasques.com
  5. Parrish Relics – http://www.parrishrelics.com
  6. PupDog Pottery/DeepWater Dye Works – http://www.pupdogpottery.com/category/notes-from-the-wheel-mistress/ and http://deepwaterdyeworks.com/?page_id=2
  7. Esme’s Heart Pockets – http://www.esmesheartpockets.com/esmesheartpockets.com/Home.html
  8. Cucina Aurora – http://dawnthekitchenwitch.com/
  9. The Stone Lady – http://thestonelady.net/
  10. Poetic Earth – http://www.poeticearthjournals.com/
  11. Cornerstone Creations – http://stores.ebay.com/Petes-Cornerstone-Creations
  12. MoonDragon Designs – http://www.moondragondesigns.com/store/
  13. Bonnie Weaver – demonstrations of hand woven material on a real wooden loom
  14. Silvermane/Tintagels Gate – http://www.silvermane.com/acatalog/index2.html
  15. Emazanti Creations – hand made Renaissance garb/attire for men and women
  16. Diamonds and Dinosaurs – gems
  17. Resa Nelson – author – http://www.resanelson.com/ 
  18. Lady Feyline Fantastickal Faces – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lady-Feylines-Fantastickal-Faces/104348576263708?v=wall
  19. Lady Lethal Chain Mail – http://www.ladylethalchainmail.com/default.html

Don’t forget we’ll also have plenty of entertainment from Knights in shining armor, Belly Dancers, music, magic and so much more!

Huzzah to our second year – Hope to see you there!

What you can expect this season for 2012 Friday, Apr 13 2012 

Merriment, excitement and more?  Oh yes, that is in store if you and your family come visit Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival scheduled this July of 2012.  So without further ado, let’s introduce the vendors and performers we’ll have for this season – shall we?

Vendors for 2012

  1. Antika Nueva – http://www.antikanueva.com – sells hand made soaps, goos that help with a lot of different ailments, jewelery, head pieces and so much more!
  2. IronWood Artisans – http://www.ironwoodartisans.com/ – sells handmade wooden toys, games, jewelry, musical instruments and housewares
  3. WolfsHead Whatever – Chain Maille, shawls and banners along with jewelry
  4. The Stone Lady – http://thestonelady.net/ – will be doing readings by stones in the library
  5. (NEW) Esme’s Heart Pockets – http://www.esmesheartpockets.com/esmesheartpockets.com/Home.html – kilt pins and Heart Pockets
  6. (NEW) Emazanti Creati0ns – Excellent Garb for all ages
  7. Cornerstone Creations – http://stores.ebay.com/Petes-Cornerstone-Creations – concrete items for your garden or home (with gnomes no less ;))
  8. PupDog Pottery and DeepWater Dye Works – hand made pottery and hand made yarn go hand in hand – fiber is also available
  9. Resa Nelson – Author of DragonSlayer’s Sword http://www.resanelson.com/ – she just finished The Iron Maiden (book 2 of DragonSlayers Sword)
  10. (NEW) Earth Bound Journals –http://earthboundjournals.com/ – Leather journals and bags
  11. (NEW) BlackSwann Masques – http://www.blackswannmasques.com/ – amazingly beautiful handcrafted leather masques and more
  12. Parrish Relics – http://www.parrishrelics.com/ – handcrafted jewelry made for the Stars (yeah, like famous people!)
  13. MoonDragon Designs – http://www.moondragondesigns.com/store/ – handcrafted jewelry, mittens, cloaks and other items
  14. Nourish Lexington – http://www.nourishlexington.com/ – yummy food – including barbequed ribs and wings!

(More to be listed soon)

Performers for 2012

  1. Rufus – our roaming Mud beggar – he loves to “stalk” people with his celery sticks
  2. Neville Companye – http://www.rainasmind.com/neville/index.shtml – Knights in shining armor battling it out for honor
  3. Story Telling by Kate (of Antika Nueva)
  4. Misfits of Avalon – http://www.misfitsofavalon.com – these are very talented musicians that include 2  incredibly talented kids (age 12 and 8) – with sounds that will just give you goose bumps (in a good way)
  5. (NEW) Days Of Knights – http://www.daysofknights.net/From their website: Days of Knights is a New Jersey-based organization providing educational entertainment for children and their families.

    Through a unique fusion of medieval history and storytelling, we deliver an engaging, interactive, hands-on experience that inspires young learners. Stories were a major form of entertainment throughout history, and they act as our link back to Medieval Europe — back to the days of kings and castles, sword-fights and jousts, adventure and romance, chivalry and honor.

  6. The Harper and The Minstrel (only Saturday) – http://www.theharperandtheminstrel.com/ – very soothing Celtic and Older music.
  7. Tom Foolery – http://www.fooltales.com/Fooltales/main.html?src=%2FFooltales%2Findex.html#1,0 – Silly Magician
  8. Guy Todd – our roaming Harpist
  9. Dirge Queen – singing Dirges and other songs
  10. Granny Gruesome’s Gleeful Tales – http://www.reverbnation.com/grannygruesomesgleefultales# – singing zombie Grandmother – but not so scary 😀
  11. Gypsy Assasins – Belly Dancing Divas
  12. Faire Maid Fiddler – our very own roaming fiddler

Whew, that’s all for now folks!  Stay tuned for more updates!

Have yourself an Abbadia Mare Holiday! Part ONE Friday, Dec 9 2011 

If you came to our little festival, then you know that we were cramped with many different vendors – We’d ask that you check them out this Holiday season and buy something local.  Since we had so many vendors and this post is getting really rather long, I’ll post more next week (I promise) for more vendors – and then I’ll do the final post for the Holidays on all the amazing performers we had.

Antika Nuevahttp://www.antikanueva.com/ has some great wire jewelry, hand made soaps and this stuff called “goo” – I tell you, that stuff is just amazing! You can go to Etsy (r) and buy stuff from her store online.

CornerStone Creations http://stores.ebay.com/Petes-Cornerstone-Creations has some great concrete benches/gnomes/wall art and so much more for your home or garden.

Aetas Designs http://aetasdesigns.com/aetas/    has fabric and can make you any historically designed garment – she’s also got fabulous trim too

Lost Art Chains http://www.lostartchains.com/  has some great chain maille and other items

Art Gecko Tattoos http://www.artgeckotattoos.com/   has some great gift certificates available for those who are interested in body art (or tattoos) 🙂

Cucina Aurora http://www.cucinaaurora.com/ who has unbelievably yummy infused olive oils and dips – plus she just came out with a NEW cookbook!  Yeah!  Great for those cooks or the chef in your family!

MoonDragon Designs http://www.moondragondesigns.com/store/index.php has some cool wire jewelry and some home made capes – great lady too!

Parrish Relics http://www.parrishrelics.com/ makes jewelry for the Stars!  No really – like famous people!  Check it out!  She hand makes everything and it looks just amazing.

Oh and yes, a small tease…I have news….but I can’t share yet….heh heh heh

Less than a month to go! Thank you so far for your support! Friday, Jun 17 2011 

We now have less than a month to go before Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival I think even the gargoyles are getting excited!

Over 20 vendors with hand crafted goods such as pottery, clothing, leather, toys, jewelry and so much more!  Fabulous food from Nourish Lexington (http://www.nourishlexington.com) , Cucina Dolce and Kettle Master kettle corn!  Del’s Lemonade (frozen lemonade) will be there to quench your thirst!

There will be 12 performers to entertain you and your families (of all ages) which does include a Human Chess Match!  Come watch the Neville Companye http://www.rainasmind.com/neville/index.shtml battle it out and mark your hero with a ribbon!

We’d also like to thank The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine (http://www.boston.com), 96.9 Boston Talks http://www.969bostontalks.com/community.aspx, The Boston Phoenix Summer Guide http://thephoenix.com/Boston/Events/Search/?dt=2011-07-23&cat=Fairs+and+Festivals for upgrading our ad and so many more to count!

We’d also like to thank all of our hard working staff/crew/volunteers who will be there to help you if you need assistance!

Remember that all parking is located at Stage Fort Park for an additional amount of $15 per car and that Hammond Castle (http://www.hammondcastle.org) is a museum that benefits from this event!  Also note that Hammond Castle is not handicapped accessible, we also recommend leaving the baby strollers at home.

Hope to see you and your families at Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival!  Huzzah!

 

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