The village of Crossford, home of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire is surrounded by a magical woods. In other ways, it is a typical village in England in the 1560's. The citizens raise their families here and work their fields and live their lives. But, each year, the magic of the woods brings a hero out of history to this village to solve some problem they are involved with. They are about to make a choice that history knows is the wrong one, and the citizens of Crossford and the good Duke and Duchess of Northumberland help to set them back on their path.
In our first year, 1558, Maid Marian had agreed to marry the Sheriff of Nottingham. The citizens of Crossford put her back in the arms of her true love Robin Hood. In 1559, King Arthur was brought to Crossford to save the Round Table itself, and save it we did. Last year, 1560, D'Artagnan actually came back in time from the 1600's with his friends the Three Musketeers. He was going to forsake his fate and destiny to become a Musketeer to save his lady love. By the end of the day, he was welcomed into the ranks the Musketeers and history breathed a sigh of relief.
This year, it might go something like this...
The Duke's court begins as it always does. The citizens of Crossford and their guest wait to see what hero of legend will emerge from the woods this year. There appears on the stage an English King and a noble from the north, set to make a deal that will forever alter the course of their two nations. Suddenly, bagpipes ring out on the hill and a lone Scotsman steps forward to bring sense to his friend who has lost his way. Tensions are high as the king clearly sees this man as his enemy. It is up to the Duke and Duchess to bring things to a resolution that will not lead to the crossing of swords at his own morning court. Chess match anyone?
Join William Wallace and Robert the Bruce this year as they battle for the future of Scotland versus King Edward "Longshanks" at the 2013 New Jersey Renaissance Faire.
The New Jersey Renaissance Faire will be held at glorious Liberty Lake in Mansfield Township, NJ, Interstate 295 exit 52 A. 11 AM until 6 PM Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. Visit the website at www.njrenfaire.com for discount tickets and more details.