Appalachian Renaissance Faire
OCTOBER 14 & 15 2017
Come and meet some of the delightful characters who will populate the Duchy of Appalachia, when our first Renaissance Faire takes place in October 2017! In addition to THE main event, Appalachian Renaissance Faire holds several exciting events each year to educate the area about our rich Celtic heritage within these mountain people. Click the links above to see more about each event, and check back often, as we continue to add and update our events throughout the year!
Gates open from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.
$15/day or $25/weekend
Seniors & Vets:
Children 6 through 12:
Children 5 and under:
NOTE: No Pets Allowed at Events. Service Animals Only.
Black Squall - 1. A sudden violent storm with high winds, black clouds and lightning 2. A Celtic/Pirate Duo that will bring the lightning and thunder!
Irish Road Show
The Irish Road Show is traditional 5-in-1 traveling sideshow!
Jesters For Hire
Jesters For Hire are jesters/magicians/puppeteers performing at faires, festivals, and other venues. They now feature the world's only female jester and escape artist.
Jillian is an accomplished hula hoop performance artist.
From the highlands of Scotland, and the Moor infested lands of Spain...two men met upon the high seas and decided to share their love of Celtic and Pirate music with the masses.
Martha A. Egan is an instructor of flute, piccolo, Irish flute, pennywhistle and beginning clarinet and a instrument repair tech.
Misfit Gypsies with its members Paula Nidiffer and Teresa Thompson have been a source for Middle Eastern (fusion) Dance in the Tri-Cities since 2002. Their friendship and love of dance shines through in each performance. Each member is a contributing artist and brings something unique to the dance troupe. This collective approach allows Misfit Gypsies to offer a unique and powerful dance experience like no other. Liquid movements, staccato accents and textured choreographies capture a timeless beauty that expresses both the sensuality and strength of the female form.
Matt Hughes picked up the guitar over 20 years ago and has performed in a wide variety of bands including MetalKelt, Ar Eigean Gael, Celtic Shores and more recently, Off Keel, a Celtic/Pirate band.
A native of Southwest Virginia, Sandra developed a love for traditional ballads at an early age. Influences are Joan Baez, Connie Dover, and Loreena McKennitt just to name a few. She plays Celtic Harp and guitar and sings many traditional songs including original and contemporary songs.
The Real Blarney Stoners
One warm summer evening, Steven Hebert and Jacob Sheets were told to play Celtic Music for the Drunken Masses, and so they did just that. The Real Blarney Stoners is a Celtic Folk Band with a splash of comedy mixed in. We love Music, Whiskey, and Beer but then again, who doesn't?
Tom Smiter's Bizarre Feats of Rhythm and Melody features a minstrel performing rhythms and melodies...AT THE SAME TIME! The music is ACTUALLY FROM the Renaissance and Medieval Periods! It's a fun and entertaining show you won't want to miss!
The main theme of our business is the mid-18th century (1730-1770). We also have an extensive research library, and are available for consultation in the development of historic personas.
Missy Clark has a degree in American Textile History.
We are serious re-enactors! Our products are well researched and documented when possible. We sell nothing we would not want to own ourselves. Together, we cover all aspects of the domestic history of this period.
As re-enactor sutlers, we travel up and down the Eastern United States camping in our store…cooking out back, with music at night. We’re out there, we are one of you!
Blue Mountain Clay
Offering a variety of books, trinkets, and drinks!
Burning Moon Studio
Illustrator, painter, muralist and graphic designer. I can bring your creative vision to life. No project is too big or too small.
Look to Celtic Tides for everything from Aran sweaters to artwork, from bronze to Bewley's Irish tea, from crystal to confectionery. We have installed a large Heraldic Research area for looking up your family Coat of Arms or Family Crest, with over one million names available! The Coat of Arms or Clan Crest can be laser engraved, in the store, on a variety of materials, almost while you wait. It can even be custom embroidered onto a sweat shirt, golf shirt, jacket...anything that crosses your mind! Custom printing onto tee shirts and other items is also available.
We originally started out solely as a dream and tattoo interpretation business, it was always my intention to offer other fun things too. I knit, make jewelry, faerie wings, custom costumes (specializing in Renaissance, period and cosplay costumes) and tabletop Christmas trees. I'm am now offering my services in all of those areas.
Enchanted Wood Designz
We love our work and you'll love the results. We offer custom items, furniture, engraving, personalized gifts for all occasions including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. We have models of all kinds for you to put together. We also have items for the hobbyist or crafter looking for blanks to finish or design themselves. If you see something in our shop but want a different image or font, no worries, we can do it.
Selling flower crowns, wands, faerie jars, incense, jewelry, walking canes/staffs, Scottish items (handmade) and other magical items. They will offer Tarot Reading as well.
We do custom orders, medieval, fantasy, cosplay, and period clothing. We keep several items in stock.
House of Douglas Scottish Bakery
We provide traditional scones, breads, shortbreads, cookies and cakes to Scottish and Irish festivals and Highland games. We also ship. We have everything from Scottish shortbread to meat pies. We also offer holiday gift baskets and many other great items. We provide food for over 40 Highland Games and festivals all around the country.
Jenna Prestegaard is a native of Pennsylvania who currently makes her home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her fascination with chainmaille began early- with bedtime fairy tales. Working at Renaissance Faires gave her a close-up look at chainmaille both as armor and jewelry. Earning a BA in Religious Studies gave her the opportunity to explore the role of jewelry and costume in the human experience of the Sacred. She believes the flowing, organic designs of many of her pieces reflect her deep interest in the religious experience.
Knotty Gecko Hand Crafts
Custom Paracord Bracelets, Adjustable Head Bands, Key Chains and more. All hand-tied out of colorful, durable 550 cord. A modern twist to a traditional knot.
Links By Sarah
Cleverly disguised as a high school teacher, I have been making jewelry since 2010 and teaching the craft since 2014. My passion for metalworking and design has caused me to vigorously explore my craft. I am constantly developing and refining methods for integrating metal into my designs. I am particularly interested in incorporating ancient techniques into modern pieces.
Marci's Chain Designs
I've been dabbling in chainmail since college. The first time I was able to touch a piece I thought the fabric like metal was fascinating and immediately wanted to try making some of my own. A few hundred rings later and I was hooked. 15+ years later I still enjoy the combination of creativity and engineering that chainmail requires, and love finding new and different ways to use rings to make beautiful things.
Outre - Atalanta Moonfire
All Paths of Spirituality - Wood-burning, Candles, Soaps & Bath Salts, Oils, Jewelry & Pendants, Charms, Tokens, & other Magickal Charms, Tarot Reading
I'm just your average magical being that enjoys pretty primitive decor. I love combining primitive decor with witchy, magical items to make unique, needful things for your sacred space.
As for my original art products I enjoy making a range of items, but clay is my favorite medium. I love the way I can mold it and give it life.
My childhood artistic influences were Rankin Bass, those 3D fairy tale books that were so popular in the 70s and 80s, and any 70s bohemian folk art style.
Stones and Bones Backwoods Artistry
Handcrafted woodland decor, eclectic jewelry, and magickal supplies.
Sword Circle-LLC is an educational program dedicated to preserving the authentic historic arts of medieval combat through performing; classes, lessons, demonstrations, vendor-ship/ merchandise and more.
East Tennessee Distillery and Roberson's Tennessee Mellomoon moonshine is steeped in the tradition of the Appalachian Mountains. Nestled in the hills of Piney Flats, East Tennessee Distillery produces award-winning moonshine for their customers in Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, and Ohio.
Master distiller Tiny Roberson carries on the Appalachian tradition. Initially trained to distill drinking water from the sea by the Navy, he refined his technical skills by working over 12 years as a lab technician and analyst for two very large corporations. Using this knowledge and an interest in "fine tasting shine," Tiny crafted small batches of "liquid sunshine" in his garage and shared his moonshine to an ever-growing fan base.
The Herb Lady
More than 30 exquisite potpourri blends, oils to refresh them, sachets, herbal moth repellent, and organic catnip.
Our fragrances are fresh, clean and natural. Though scent is invisible, it has the power to evoke memories, soothe and calm the mind, and touch upon the emotions. Together, our flowers and fragrances create a lovely sensory experience that we're sure you'll enjoy.
The Yorkshire Dragon
Belly dance, jewelry and pendants, swords and daggers, wood toys, hand-made leathers, incense, faire hair, and sun catchers! We take custom orders!
Viking Leathercrafts was first started in 1985 by making leather armor and accessories to pay the way to medieval recreation events in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). With practice and technique, the leather craft was honed and grew, as well as the demand for our products. 27 years later, our products are still going strong and are being worn by countless swordsmen all over the world.
WulfWards Dark Ages Leather Works
Custom leather work specializing in bags and pouches.
Additional Vendors and Entertainment
- Leather Crochet
- Just 4 U
- Kat's Eye
- Storyteller to the Sultan - Denise Thompson
- Electric Stompers Clogging Group
- Little Biscuits Petting Zoo
- Arachne the Saytr
- Mud & Pot Pie Show
- Tillie Lou's
- Candles, Clothing and Collectables
- Altimate Pirate
- Warriors Path Trade Co.
- Something Different
- Mary Annette's Poppets
- Chain Reaction Chainmail Sculptures
- Faeriefoots' Fauxtoes & Gifts
- Castle Garden Creations
- Fat Daddy Eats
- Big Bob's Pizza on a Stick
Have questions? Contact us today!
You can take advantage of discounted room rates at the Holiday Inn Johnson City for this event if you mention us (Appalachian Renaissance Faire) when calling Holiday Inn 423.262.1569.
Let them know you want to reserve your room for the Appalachian Renaissance Faire Masquerade Ball - act soon, space is limited!