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/.

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.

Great News! We are ON for the Fourth year! Sunday, Feb 23 2014 

Can you all yell HUZZAH!!!??!!!  Yeah!  We just got back from our meeting yesterday with Hammond Castle Museum http://www.hammondcastle.org and although we will need to make a few changes, we are ON for a FOURTH year!!!

Dates will be July 19th and 20th of 2014 at Hammond Castle Museum (and if you haven’t gone yet, it’s actually a real Castle!) We started in 2010 and we’ve gotten so much support from the Renaissance community as well as the Castle staff!

We’ve just made the announcement and we’ll be updating the website very shortly so stay tuned!

I can tell you all that tickets will be:

$15 for adults (ages 12 and up)

$10 for kids (ages 5 – 11)

Kids ages 4 and under will be FREE!

More information will be announced hopefully soon!  HUZZAH!!! bell tower

 

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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NEWS!!! Change of Date due to parking situation in Gloucester! Wednesday, Mar 27 2013 

NEWS!!!  The date of the event for Abbadia Mare Renaissance Festival has changed due to the parking situation in Gloucester!  We are now going to go on for July 27th and 28th of 2013!  The hours are still the same from 11 am to 5 pm each day with tickets at $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 – 10 and kids ages 4 and under are FREE!!!  Parking will be located at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester for an additional $15 per vehicle but there is FREE busing provided!

We have asked all of our vendors and performers that were coming to our event, and we’ve had a good response so far! Most of the vendors that signed up already will be there the 27th and 28th of July!  We’ve had a good response with the performers as well so you will be well entertained!

We thank all of our supporters, fans, and friends for your understanding of our situation and hope you can attend our Faire!  HUZZAH!

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!!!

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