7th – 2011

7th Annual Renaissance Festival Awards of 2011

Special thanks to the following sponsors:

Renaissance Magazine

Marc Gunn’s Celtic Invasion

Ren Fest Minions

1)  Bristol Renaissance Faire
2)  Texas Renaissance Festival
3)  Sterling Renaissance Festival
4)  Scarbrough Renaissance Festival
5)  Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Best New Renaissance Festival: (3 years or younger)

1) Sherwood Forest Faire
2) Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
3) Chippewa Valley Renaissance Festival
4) New Jersey Renaissance Faire
5) Connecticut Renaissance Faire Spring Robin Hood Faire

Best New CD Released in 2011:

1)  Circa Paleo – Roseland and Tideland
2)  Bocca Musica – The Lusty Wench
3)  Bounding Main – Kraken Up
4)  The Interpreters – And We’re Back
5)  Merry Wives of Windsor – Bottoms Up!!

Best Music Group:

1)  Tartanic
2)  Circa Paleo
3)  Empty Hats
4)  The Jolly Rogers
5)  Poxy Boggards

Best Music Solo Act:

1) Cast In Bronze
2) Sarah Marie Mullen
3) Owain Phyfe
4) Craig of Farrington
5) Abby Green

Best Non-Musical Group:

1) The Tortuga Twins
2) Barely Balanced
3) Don Juan and Miguel
4) MooNiE and Broon
5) London Broil Show

Best Non-Musical Solo Act:

1) Moonie the magnificent
2) Adam “Crack” Winrich: Fire Whip Show
3) Zilch The Torysteller
4) Ded Bob Show
5) Daniel GreenWolf

Best Comedy Musical Act:

(different from Best Music Group, primarily comedic music)

11) Hey, Nunnie, Nunnie!
2) iris-n-rose
3) Bocca Musica
4) The Village Idiots
5) Axel the Sot

Best Non-Musical Comedy Act:

(different from Best Non-Musical Group, primarily comedic entertainer)

1) Tortuga Twins
2) Moonie the Magnificent
3) Don Juan and Miguel
4) Ded Bob Show
5) Barely Balanced

Best Bawdy Act:

(Adult-Oriented musical or non-musical)

1) Tortuga Twins
2) Iris and Rose
3) Christope the Insultor
4) The Village Washer Wenches
5) Sound and Fury

Best Street Solo Act:

(A person, musical or non-musical on the streets and NOT on stage)

1) Twig The Fairy
2) Jane the Phoole
3) Gabriel Q
4) Hob The Troll
5) Looney Lucy

Best Street Group Performance:

(musical or non-musical, on the streets and NOT on stage)

1) The Sea Sirens
2) Thoren Grymm’s Pub Crawl
3) Fantastikals
4) Scarborough Celtic Troupe
5) Nickel Shakespeare Girls

Best Street Cast:

(Name of Renaissance Festival)

1) Bristol Renaissance Festival
2) Scarborough Renaissance Festival
3) Sterling Renaissance Festival
4) Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival
5) Minnesota Renaissance festival

Best Stage Combat Group:

1) Don Juan and Miguel
2) Fight School
3) Bawdily Harm Bawdily Harm
4) Hack and Slash
5) The Duelists

Best Jousting Troupe:

1) Noble Cause Productions
2) Hanlon-Lees Action Theatre
3) Knights of Mayhem
4) Paragon Jousting
5) Freelancers

Best Dance Troupe:

1) Masala Gypsy Dancers
2) Tribal de Luna
3) Country Garden Dancers
4) Gypsy Dance Theatre
5) Shunyata Bellydance

Best Children’s Act or Performance:

(musical or non-musical, on stage)

1) Foolhearty
2) Robin Hood/St. George and the Dragon
3) Alleyn Apprentice Players
4) Zilch the Torysteller
5) Noobler the Tinker Gnome

Best Opening Gate Show:

(A Renaissance Festival)

1) Scarborough Renaissance Festival
2) Bristol Renaissance Festival
3) Maryland Renaissance Festival
4) Minnesota Renaissance Festival
5) Texas Renaissance Festival

Best Royalty:

(Court name)

1) Scarborough Renaissance Festival Royal court
2) Bristol Renaissance Faire, Guild of St. George
3) Minnesota’s Royal Court
4) Sterling Renaissance Festival Royal Court
5) Pennsylvania‘s Royal Court

Best Shop Vendor:

1) Nomadic Dreams Boutique
2) Moresca Clothing
3) Revs Armour Werx
4) Lusty Leather
5) Pendragon

Best Food:

1) Turkey legs
2) Steak on a Stick
3) Scotch Eggs
4) Bread bowls
5) Cheese Fritters

Best Drink:

1)  Beer
2)  Wine
3)  Mead
4)  Tea
5) Soda

Best Faire Photography:

1)  Photography on the Run – Paul Stout
2)  Michael Ulrich Photography
3)  Kevin Hedgecock
4)  Gar Travis Photography
5)  Majikboxman

Best Faire Web Community:

1)  renaissancefestival.com
2)  PaRenFaire.net
3)  Sherwood Forest faire Facebook page
4)  MRFFriends
5)  Renaissance Enthusiasts on Facebook

Best Renaissance Festival Magazine:

1)  Renaissance Magazine
2)  Faerie Magazine
3)  Uproots
4)  The Buck and Mug
5)  Pyrates Way

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