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Shakespeare at play at Winslowshire Festival


Duncan Inches has been performing as the great bard himself, William Shakespeare for many different festivals and faires all over the Country and we’ve been fortunate to have him perform with us since the very beginning of Winslowshire Festival.

Duncan has a knack of getting the character of William Shakespeare so well, that you almost feel like you are talking to the great bard himself.  He will let you ask questions and he’ll answer them as Shakespeare also.  He also performs for libraries, schools and other lecture series.

He also is a character actor that you may have seen in some movies like; McLintock (yeah, the one with John Wayne) and others.

We love having Shakespeare come to our festival, and he really loves Winslowshire – he tells me he loves this festival as it’s very intimate and friendly, and the animals add another element to it. 

We hope you can come to Winslowshire and meet Shakespeare.  Maybe he’ll answer your questions too!  Don’t forget the festival is coming up this June 25th and 26th from 11 am to 5 pm.


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Winslowshire – A Renaissance Festival to benefit Winslow Farm


Contact: Phinn Volt Enterprises

Name: Gia Volterra de Saulnier

e mail: infownslowshire@gmail.com


Winslowshire – A Renaissance Festival to benefit Winslow Farm

By: Gia Volterra de Saulnier

Norton, MA – Imagine a place that seems to be a step back in time with maidens, knights in shining armor, fairies, pirates and more who are all part of a Renaissance Festival called Winslowshire Festival for the Animals.

Winslowshire Festival was created in 2008 as a fundraiser for Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, a “Stay for life” animal sanctuary that helps abused animals and offers a tranquil setting. 

Phinn Volt Enterprise’s Director Richard Saulnier has been pleasantly surprised at the continued support for this coming year.  “I’m ecstatic that we’ve been able to continue this long with 40 vendors and 20 performers that seem to want to keep coming back!”  His wife Gia agrees, “We couldn’t be more pleased that Winslowshire seems to be like a little vacation even for vendors and performers alike.  We’ve really strived to make this a very family friendly event so that all ages can have a great time while supporting a fantastic cause.”

In fact, Winslowshire has some previous vendors and performers returning from earlier seasons and some new vendors as well including; pottery from PupDog Pottery (http://www.pupdogpottery.com) , T York Stained Glass (http://www.etsy.com/shop/LdyIsis) , Parrish Relics (http://www.parrishrelics.com) and Ironwood Artisans (http://www.ironwoodartisans.com) just to name a few.

The two day event will be from June 25th and 26th of 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  Admission is $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for kids ages 5 – 13 and kids under 4 will be free. 

Specials include: Two day pass for $18.00, Come dressed in Renaissance Attire for $2.00 off and a Veterans’ Discount of $2.00 (must show military ID).  Specials may not be combined.

For more information about the event, please go to the website at http://www.winslowshire.com

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Thank you all for your support!

Well, Winslowshire Festival was a grand success thanks to all of you who have supported us!  The Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary www.winslowfarm.com) made roughly $11,500.00 (not including expenses)!  That will help them support all the animals that live on the farm.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers that helped set vendors up, helped breakdown vendors and helped vendors in general.  This was duly noted not just amongst us (the directors) but also with our vendors who gave us rave reviews for our customer service on our fan page.

We also would like to thank all of our new vendors and of course all of the vendors who have supported us for the past two years to be part of our family, we hope that you did well, and very shortly I will start blogging one vendor/performer at each post during the year to keep the blog fresh and updated as well as to inform the people that could not attend.

Where would we be without all the fabulously fantastic talent we had?  We would like to give a BIG shout out to Samurai Taiko/Samurai Academy http://www.samuraiacademy.org/4FF56208-BD92-409C-BE9E-41CB2D1B9B5E.html performing and volunteering their time to show us how the Taiko Drumming is all about, it was a true honor to have them there.

We would also like to thank Del’s Lemonade for donating $0.50 for every cup of Del’s Lemonade went to The Magical Moon Foundation http://www.themagicalmoonfoundation.org/home.html which helps children with cancer.  We’d also like to thank all the people that have sent us pictures, videos and more, keep them coming!

Limited Tee Shirts have been made, to get yours, please e mail us or leave a comment and we’ll send you the information!

HUZZAH and Thank you for your support of Winslowshire Festival for the Animals – Third Year!

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Sneak Peaks for Winslowshire 2010

Ah sneak peaks…kind of like a preview from the movies right?  I think I can keep you still in suspense up until the event, but I think I can give you a few things that have been confirmed for this coming June!

June 26th and 27th are our dates for this year from 11 am to 5 pm per day.  Tickets this year will be $12.00 for adults, and $7.00 for kids.  We’ll have discounts too, such as: $2.00 Off for Veterans that bring a Military ID, $2.00 Off if you come dressed in Renaissance Attire or $2.00 Off if you bring a 5 pound bag of dry pet food (any brand is fine) *just know that we can not combine discounts.

So far, Artist Andy Volpe http://www.andyvolpe.com/index.html and Author Resa Nelson http://www.resanelson.com/ is confirmed.  We also know that Antika Nueva will be there http://www.antikanueva.com and Shaine the Blacksmith http://www.forgedknives.net/ is really excited and happy to be coming back…I actually heard he sold out of all of his stock last year!  (Including his last metal hand made stake…).

More confirmed vendors have sent in their things, but I don’t want to give it all away…heh heh…oh but our friend The Bonnie Weaver will be there doing live demonstrations again on how to weave with her loom.

We have some  performers lined up too!  Such as our friend the Dirge Queen, Lady Fair, The Three Graces (oh yes, they did confirm they are coming!), Guy Todd, and Paul Calvo http://www.paulcalvo.com/ is coming!  We also know that Diabolis in Musica http://www.diabolisinmusica.com/index.html has also confirmed for this year.

We also have confirmed that The Neville Companye  http://www.rainasmind.com/neville/index.shtml is coming back to fight it out again this year!  So exciting!

Well, I don’t want to give it all away, but I hope I’ve given you a sample of what we’ll have going on this year, and hope that you make your plans now to come to Winslowshire Festival for the Animals – Third Year!

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Feeling the Flamenco

Since Winslowshire is over for the 2009 season, I thought a good way to keep it updated was to blog about the performers and vendors that participated.

However, Paul Calvo http://www.paulcalvo.com did not get to perform.  He has felt so badly about not being able to be there, but really he was there in spirit, so I felt a blog post would be a great way to introduce you to him and his Flamenco Guitar!

This is straight from his website:

     “In 2004, Paul moved to Spain, where he became fully introduced for the first time to a lifelong musical curiosity of his: Flamenco. It was in El Palo, a barrio of Malaga in southern Spain, that his vecinos and fellow guitarists named him “Pablo ‘El Calvo’.” There, he caught the Flamenco bug and began his journey into the world of Flamenco with local musicians and dancers. He has carried an undying passion for this unique and powerful musical form ever since.”

We got a chance to first hear Paul play at the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire (http://www.nhrenfaire.com) and we thought he was entertaining, interactive and most of all really talented.

Being a musician, I think you become a little bit critical of others music and performance, but especially when you are putting on a Renaissance Faire.  You want it to come off as authentic as possible, and Paul Calvo does that.

However, he is still recovering from his terrible motorcycle accident from a few weeks ago, and I just had a chance to chat with him today, and he’s doing much better, and his hand(s) are healing so fast, that he has a wedding gig coming up in September!

My Spanish isn’t so great, but I can say this! Viva la Flamenco!


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