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Entertainment at the Medieval Festival

Throughout the festival, you'll have the opportunity to see a variety of entertainment, including theatrical performances, musicians, dancers, puppetry, acrobatics and more.

  • The No Strings Marionette Company presents THE HOBBIT. One performance at 1:00 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    About No Strings Marionette Company: Puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson have toured America together for over sixteen years. With puppeteers in full view, the audience sees how the puppets are brought to life. These Vermont artisans lovingly hand craft the marionettes, props and scenery, whether for an original tale or an adaptation of a classic. Shows begin with an interactive song featuring audience members, and finish with demonstrations sparked by the audiences' curious questions. Learn more about the No Strings Marionette Company at

  • Procession of the King and Queen: The festival opens with revelry as the King and Queen of the Kingdom of Open Fields arrive at our village with pomp, splendor, and a parade of royal proportions! 11:00 am.

  • Dragon Mountain Kung Fu Demonstration:Sensei Aaron Hoopes captivates audiences with this demonstration by Dragon Mountain Fung Fu. Time: 12:30 pm. Learn more about Aaron Hoopes at Zen Yoga.

  • St. George and the Dragon Mummers Play performed by the Open Fields Children's Mummers in a special performance for the King and Queen at 11:20 am.

  • Maypole Dance: We invite you to join the children of Open Fields to dress the maypole in classic English fashion.

  • Doug Coughlin, Court Jester: Let Doug entertain you with juggling, clowning and more! A Hanover native, Doug Coughlin is known for his one-man variety shows of magic, juggling, clowning and original family comedy.

  • Stocks, Pillory and Catapult Demos: Don't get on the wrong side of our Sheriff or you could find yourself in the Stocks or Pillory! We'll also hold a Catapult demonstration at 3:10 pm so you can see how a real-life catapult works.

  • Benny the Dragon: Come see Benny, a most amazing dragon who is known to wander through the Kingdom of Open Fields.

  • Seven Stars Consort: Enjoy the authentic early music repetoire of the Seven Stars Consort! With music from the medieval period, to Renaissance and Baroque, this six-player consort coached by Chris Rua of Seven Stars Art Center in Sharon enchants audiences with soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders, as well as percussion and lute. Performance time: TBA.

  • Rufus, the Mud Beggar: What exactly is a mud beggar, you say? Come find out! Covered from head to toe with mud, Rufus will entertain you with his clever antics, word play, droll self-mockery, and musical talents on the recorder.

  • Face Painting, Hair Braiding and more!