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/.
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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!

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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ONE MONTH TO GO!!! Last update before the Faire! Thursday, Jun 27 2013 

Huzzah!!! The countdown IS here!  Few small updates:

So we now have 18 vendors, plenty of performers, and even Bumbly Phinn and I (as Mother Abbess Phinn) will be performing!  You can even be part of our Human Chess Match!

We encourage you to tell your friends and your families about our event, and hope that you can come to see the Castle!  The dates this year will be July 27th and 28th from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 – 12 and kids ages 4 and under will be FREE!  Parking is located at Stage Fort Park and is an additional $15 to park your vehicle, but there is free busing to and from the event!  For more information about our event, see http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com

This is a benefit for Hammond Castle Museum which is an amazing historic venue in itself and really a site not to be missed!  For more information about the Castle, see their website at http://www.hammondcastle.org

We hope to see YOU there!!!

38 days to go! Countdown time and a few updates! Thursday, Jun 20 2013 

Wow, this came up so quickly!  Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival is coming SOON – 38 Days!  Countdown time is HERE!  We are just so overwhelmed with the support from all of our fans, old and new!

Few updates to share:

What’s Cookin’? – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whats-Cookin/199438023475973 is our new food vendor!  They are local to Gloucester, MA and we welcome them with open arms (without swords even!)

B.O.N.E.S. – akahttps://www.facebook.com/ShantyBONES – is a bunch of pirates that be singing sea shanties mates!  They be there or be square!

Resa Nelson – https://www.resanelson.com will be there with her books – 4 in the series!  She will be signing books too!

 

That’s all the updates we have for now, but stay tuned – a lot can happen within 38 days!  We hope you get to storm the castle with us!

Our website for further information is http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com HUZZAH!!!

 

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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After today – less than a month to go! Updates! Thursday, May 31 2012 

So, finally we have some updates, and we’re planning on meeting with The City of Gloucester after June 15th to discuss this event.

In the meantime, we can tell you the few updates that we have:

For vendors:

  • Mehndi Spirithttp://mehndispirit.webs.com/ that does an amazing job with hand painted Henna (all natural)
  • Dell’s Lemonade- frozen lemonade & watermelon drinks – need I say more?
  • Kettle Master – Kettle Corn – fresh and HOT!

For performers we’re adding a returning group:

Diabolis in Musica  : This group has medieval type instruments and takes Rock and Roll to a Medieval level…yeah…they are fun!

More details will be coming very shortly so stay tuned!  We’ll also have the press release ready to go once the City gives us the green light (which we are hoping does happen).

 

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!

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