WEEKEND 1 - 2017

In keeping with the theme of the first weekend, Roses and Romance, the first 100 ladies to enter the festival grounds on May 6 and 7 will receive a miniature fairy bouquet. Affection, passion, and the romantic intrigues of the royal court will lace together these two days filled with love and thoughts of fancy. Laugh and partake at The Betrothal Game, a witty twist to the TV game show The Dating Game. If thou likest it, then thou shouldst have put thine ring upon it. Love notes and secret admirers are sure to be found throughout the land!

Spring hath come and the Queen makes Her annual progress and visit to the fertile fields and groves of Crownsbury. The birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and love is in the air. It appears everyone is falling in love, except for the Queen. What an opportunity for Lord Dudley to maketh his move! Mayhap this be the year when the Queen, longing for love, will say yes to Dudley’s marriage proposal. However, after so many rejections by Her Majesty, Dudley feels the need to keep his options open. Lettice, Lady Essex, the Queen’s cousin, has shown an interest in Lord Dudley but what would the Queen say? Dudley has been one of the Queen’s favourites since childhood.

Lettice has recently been seen dressing and acting like the Queen during progress to the annual spring festival. Is this an attempt to woo Dudley? Or does she fancy herself an equal to her cousin, the Queen? A dangerous game to play for sure.

What about Sir Walter Raleigh and his new love, Lady Elizabeth Throckmorton? Lady Throckmorton is one of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting and Raleigh is one of the Queen’s court favourites. What would happen if the Queen were to find out that they have been keeping their love affair hidden from Her?

Will the Queen notice Dudley’s and Raleigh’s divided attention? Will it make Her jealous? Will she demand more of everyone’s attention to keep Her court occupied?

Where there’s love there’s pain... verily, ‘tis true in Her Majesty’s Court during the Roses and Romance weekend, May 6 & 7 at the Renaissance Festival of Nebraska