Oakenmist Renaissance Faire


A Renaissance Hamlet's Annual Faire

August 17, 2024  10am to 6pm

Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, Maryland

Hear ye, hear ye!  

Welcome to the hamlet of Oakenmist’s Renaissance Faire, complete with local demonstrations, performances and a marketplace from the time of yore!  

We are in a covered, air-conditioned (if need be) facility – we shall proceed raineth or shine!  If the weather be nice, some of our activities and vendors may be outdoors.

We’ll have martial (fighting) exhibitions, along with educational displays and period-appropriate denizens – Renaissance period dancing, artisan exhibitors demonstrating skills such as illumination (calligraphy), embroidery and weaving, gameplaying, metalworking, and music.

There are numerous performers scheduled, including those from distant Renaissance events, as well as those from our faire last year.

With a focus on small businesses, we are hosting more than 50 vendors of handmade medieval products, fortunetellers,  an international award-winning meadery, a bakery and many others!   A pack of  Irish Wolfhounds are also expected to attend!

Tickets go on sale at the beginning of June.  $10 per person (prior to the event), 12 and under are free – but still need a ticket.  Will we be overrun by patrons?  We think (we hope) not – we dislike that feeling of personal space invasion due to overcrowding and long lines for privvies; we abhor porta-potties.