Entertainment Information

Welcome to the 36th Annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival! As you cross over the entry bridge, travel back in time to Covington Glen, England, in 1585. Join us to celebrate a Royal visit From Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Since her childhood visits with her Father, King Henry VIII, Covington Glen has become one of the Queen’s favorite retreats from the Responsibilities of the Crown. Join her court and stroll the streets of Covington Glen visiting purveyors of all types of wares. Be entertained by Minstrels, Jugglers, Pirates, Magicians, and Jesters. Sample foods prepared for everyone’s enjoyment. Watch a Royal Joust in the Queen's honor - She may even knight those whom she finds worthy, young or old!

Journey back in time, let the merriment begin! Welcome and well met!

The 2022 Daily Entertainment Schedule

Performers included in the 2022 festival:

Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth - Her Royal Highness Elizabeth Regina Gloriana graces us today with her annual Royal Visit to our shire. God Save The Queen!  Rated G.
The Royal Joust The Free Lancers: Pure excitement and breathtaking action as armored Knights on horseback battle for supremacy on the Tournament Field. Three shows daily.  Rated G.
Please Note: Under Tennessee Law, an equine professional is not liable for any injury to or the death of a participant in equine
activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, title 44, chapter 20.
Birds of Prey
Join Master Falconer Ash Cary for an amazing and educational birds of prey demonstration showcasing hawks, owls, and falcons. Hear about each species' adaptations, their impact on the eco-system, and why we need to protect them, as well as a bit of the history of the sport of falconry and how we train our birds.  Rated G.
Paulo Garbanzo Blending comedy and amazing juggling into a show of death-defying skill, Paolo's supremacy over the laws of physics is not to be challenged!  Rated PG.
Oops! Comedy Knife Throwing Show Paolo Garbonzo and Giacomo the Jester (of Empty Hats) join forces to hurl razor-sharp blades at each other, risking life and limb for the entertainment of their fans!  Rated PG.
Ik, the King of Trolls Meet the King of the Trolls - talk with him, listen to his tales, and if you're good he may even allow you to take a rare photo to prove that you have met with Royalty.  Rated G.
Faebles See these magical winged creatures flit about the fairy garden and festival site.  Rated G.
Story time with
Ik and the Faebles
Meet Ik, King of the Trolls, and the Faebles. Hear fairy tales told from the fairies’ point of view. Familiar and new tales told by Ik and performed by the Faebles.   Rated G.

Castle Visits Castle visits (grounds and gardens) are available from 11am to 3pm each Festival Day (weather permitting). Click on Castle Gwynn Visits for details
Axel the Sot He's back and better than ever! Straight from the Poop Deck, this seafaring minstrel is definitely Adult Comedy and NOT FOR CHILDREN. Bawdy songs, naughty jokes, toasts and stories to make you blush. Axel's first 2 shows are rated PG; Axel's last 2 are shows rated R...
Da Vinci Brothers
Comedy Opera
Bob DaVinci takes his audiences on a hilarious ride as they become players in his wacky view of art, history, inventions, culture, and opera parodies.  Rated PG.
Empty Hats Unplugged...but Wired. This band of talented musicians comes to our village to amaze audiences with their high-energy Celtic music, both traditional and original.  Rated G.
Giacomo's Ballads Giacomo of Empty Hats takes the stage by himself, to sing songs from heart. The beauty of love and romance.  Rated G.
Buckle & Swash Comedy sword-fighting show! Where Captain Red and his first mate spin tales of pirates and their misadventures on the high sea. Come join the crew and become a part of pirate history. ARRRRRR...!  Rated G.
Robin Hood Join Robin Hood and Maid Marian for magical storytelling, featuring audience members in starring roles. Heroes, villains, cheering, screaming, and hilarity ensue!  Rated G.
Rafferty the Piper The sound of the Highland Pipes will fill the air of Covington Glen as Rafferty performs his unique piping skills.  Rated G.

Isaac Fawlkes, Magician Fawlkes’ blend of comedy and magic is perfect for the entire family. His first responsibility as an entertainer is to entertain the audience and make sure everybody has a good time. And when Isaac Fawlkes takes the stage, everybody does.  Rated G.
Queen's Knighting Ceremony This free activity is a chance for children of all ages to meet and be knighted Queen Elizabeth herself.  Rated G.
The Secret Commonwealth Middle Tennessee's popular Celtic band with original and traditional music and styles of American and European Folk music.  Rated G
Demetrius and Darren Demetrius and Darren of Empty Hats put their own special spin on music, to put a song in your heart.  Rated G.
Tea with Lady Ettie Do not let her looks deceive you - Lady Ettie is the unquestioned expert in Renaissance fashion and etiquette - just ask her! Her shows will enlighten and amuse any audience.  Rated G.  Last two weekends, only
Royal Improv Comedy Buckle & Swash team up with colorful characters from around Covington Glen, to entertain you with interactive side-splitting improv comedy. One show daily.  Rated G.
The Bardbarians A ragtag band of musical mercenaries that will make you laugh AND cry as they enthusiastically butcher the songs you know and love.  Rated G.
Festival of Song Join Her Majesty and the entertainers of the Covington Glen as they celebrate the end of our festival visit with songs and laughter.  Rated G.


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