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[CANCELLED] Wrightstown Village Renaissance Faire [DEMO] Event date: September 15th, 2017 - September 17th, 2017
Hosted by Shire of Buckland Cross - Newtown, PA
Event Last Modified: August 31st, 2017
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Good Day to all our shire members, friends, and neighbors,

We write to inform that we must step away this year from involvement with the Wrightstown Village Renaissance Faire.  We have been involved for over a decade.  The officers of Buckland Cross have voted it necessary, in this brief step away, to re-examine our relationship with the event and to properly resolve policy conflicts which newly exist between the Middletown Grange and the Society.
Please know that we are extremely grateful to all those who offered to volunteer this year.  Please also know that It is our sincere hope that these policy conflicts can be resolved to the satisfaction of all concerned so that our participation in what has always been a wonderful event for us may resume next year.

The Faire itself will go on, and if you wish to support the Library (the beneficiary) and many vendors who are friends, please do visit as a patron!

Yours in Service,
Buckland Cross

From the organizer's site: 
The Village Renaissance Faire is a recreation of a 12th through 16th century village named Penn's Park.

The Village consists of eleven stages and various sets:  Merchant Squares, Living History Pavilions, Food Courts, Gaming area, Multi-cultural enclaves, Craft Corners, and Kid's Kingdom.

One weekend every year the fairgrounds are transformed into the ultimate family festival with stories, intrigues, history, crafts, varied entertainment, and interactive play.  The Village has all the entertainment, crafts, food, and history befitting the interest and entertainment of everyone, from peasantry to nobility, youth to seniors.

The Living History Pavilion provides the opportunity to watch the mending of armor, henna tattoos, the illumination of manuscripts, hand-to-hand combat and archery, among other demonstrations.  It will be difficult to decide what to do (or what to do first) as performers fill multiple stages and sets begin every half-hour.

From the Shire of Buckland Cross Event Stewards:
The local SCA and Markland groups provide much of the Living History Pavilion, and we invite all to join us.  We align with each year's theme as best we can, this year the theme is again Arthurian. 

Please provide your name to the Event Stewards if you are coming - we need to provide a list of name's to the mundane gate for you to receive free entry.  Else your fee will support the local library, the beneficiary of the funds raised at this event.

Camping is available but the site is primitive.  There are no showers.  Food must be brought or bought from a vendor.  We generally do a potluck and have a raised firepit for the evenings.

More details to come!
Site Opens: Friday, 6pm for those camping and setting up.  Saturday 9am for those daytripping.
Site Closes: Sunday, 7pm

Event Website: http://villagefaire.org/

Event Location
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds
557 Penns Park Rd
Newtown, PA  18940
Google Map

From I-95 (15 minutes):  Take exit 49, Newtown/Yardley, North/East towards Newtown.  (this will be a left for those traveling on I 95 North and a right for those coming from I 95 South, from NJ).  Continue along this four lane artery for several miles.  After passing Tyler State Park and Bucks County Community College, both on your left, continue on what has now become a country road (Swamp Road).  Go through your first stop sign.  At your second intersection, Route 232/Second Street Pike (there is a stone octagonal school on your left).  Turn right, onto Route 232/Second Street Pike.  Go 1 mile.  Turn right at Ralphie's Pub (on your right) onto Penns Park Road.  The Faire is 1 mile up and on your right.

From PA Turnpike (20 minutes):  Take Exit 27, Willow Grove.  Stay to your right after you pay the toll.  You will briefly merge onto Route 611.  Take a sharp right at your first light, Mill Road.  Follow this road through 2 lights until you reach a "T" intersection on County Line Road.  Turn left.  At your next light, take a right onto Jacksonville Road, RT 332.  Continue through 2 lights.  This road also comes to a "T".  Turn right onto Almshouse Road (also 332).  At the second light after the turn, go left on 2nd Street Pike, also marked Rt 232.  Proceed North for 4 miles.  Turn right at Ralphie's Pub onto Penns Park Road.  The Faire is 1 mile up on your right.

From New Hope (10 minutes):  Go south on River Road through the Main Street of New Hope.  Tell yourself that New Hope is there EVERY weekend and you can go back another another time.  Pass the Christmas Shop on your left, (marked by a large Nutcracker figure), a large parking area on your right, and a small bridge over the Delaware Canal.  There will be a road on your right at the base of a big hill.  This is Route 232.  Go right onto Route 232, Windy Bush Rd.  Proceed for about 6 miles.  The Road will appear to come to a "Y".  At this point bear (do not turn) to your left and follow the Faire signs.  Continue to your first light.  Go left at the light onto Rt 413 South, and continue 1 mile.  You will pass Carousel Village on your right.  Take the next right onto Penns Park Road (there is a small store on the corner).  The Faire is 1/4 mile up Penns Park Rd on your left.

From Northern Bucks:  Take 611 South towards Doylestown.  Then follow Doylestown directions below.

From Doylestown (10-15 minutes):  Go left onto 413 South.  Continue through Buckingham and Pineville and into Wrightstown.  Continue straight through the 5 Point lighted Intersection of 232 and 413.  Continue 1 mile South on Route 413.  You will pass Carousel Village on your right.  Take the next right onto Penns Park Road (there is a small store on the corner).  The Faire is 1/4 of a mile up Penns Park Rd on your left.

Registration Fees
Registration: Free for those who pre-register and participate in the SCA-sponsored activities. 

For the public:
$10 Adults

$5 Students

Children under 5 FREE

Feast: None.  Potluck for dinner.

Make Checks Payable to: NOT APPLICABLE

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lord Morwill MacShane, Frank Hetherington, Blueknightfjh@yahoo.com, 267-391-6538

Lady Violante Valeriano, Tara Spiecker, taraspiecker@gmail.com, 215-429-0879

Send Reservations to:
Send names to the Autocrat by Sep.  2, 2017

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