| Aug 23, 2014
| 11:14 AM
With a burst of cannon fire and cheers of "Hip! Hip! Huzzah!" on Saturday morning, the denizens of the wooded hamlet of Revel Grove welcomed King Henry VIII for his 30th annual visit.
But it's unclear how much longer the king will be traveling to...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:28 PM
As the Maryland Renaissance Festival prepares to open for its 2014 season on Saturday in Crownsville, hearings are looming on the festival's proposal for a future move to Lothian.
The festival is seeking zoning approval to move to a farm in Lothian....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:15 AM
James Gummer is no ordinary drummer.
Not only does he perform in an all- percussion show called the Drum Runners, he also will be playing for the jousts and the chess game at this year's Maryland Renaissance Festival, opening Saturday and running...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:30 AM
The Maryland Renaissance Festival organizers have appealed a zoning decision that prevents the festival from moving to a new site in southern Anne Arundel County.
Earlier this month, the county's administrative hearing officer denied requests from the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:14 PM
An Anne Arundel County hearing officer has denied zoning approvals requested by the Maryland Renaissance Festival to move from Crownsville to Lothian.
Festival organizers had sought approval for a zoning exception required for such festivals, and also...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Anne Arundel Republican county executive candidates Laura Neuman and Steve Schuh traded barbs in a debate this week in Annapolis.
Neuman, who was appointed county executive to replace John R. Leopold last year, and Schuh, a two-term state delegate,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:18 PM
The Maryland Renaissance Festival is seeking a zoning approval to move to a new property in southern Anne Arundel County.
The festival and property owner Michael Booth will appear before a county hearing officer on Thursday to make the case for a...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:57 PM
One by one, they came to the microphone and made their case: The Maryland Renaissance Festival is fun, but it doesn't belong in a rural community.
The festival annually attracts to Crownsville about 300,000 visitors who gobble smoked turkey legs, guzzle...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Anne Arundel County Police are warning drivers to expect heavy traffic on Saturday, especially in Annapolis and Crownsville.
A number of events are expected to draw thousands to the area on Saturday, including the U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis, the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:42 PM
When some folks want to take a trip back in time, they read a book. Jonathan Yoke, a 25-year-old engineer, straps on a pair of tights and becomes Alfonso d'Este Duca di Ferrara.
As an actor in the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival, Yoke will...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:57 PM
A combination of feather-covered body armor, 5-foot wings and a sharp helmet make for a wardrobe more suited to a Roman soldier than a football fan. But for Pasadena resident Roderick Allman, 39, the suit allows him to become "Ravenous Maximus" on the...