Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

Join us and escape the modern world November 1-3, 9, & 10 2019!


The year is 1606 and marks the first anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot during which Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes came very close to succeeding in their plans to blow up the King and every member of Parliament! Shaken and looking for a distraction the King and his Court have decided to make their way to the country, along with the royal Guards, led by Captain Malcolm Wolfe.

Greeting his Majesty are foreign Ambassadors with talks of Treaties and rumors of another Assassination Plot. Most unexpected and terrifying, is the arrival of the King’s cousin, Lady Arabella Stuart. Lady Arabella, considered the rightful successor to the throne by some, has made her own progress with designs on marriage to William Seymour, Duke of Somerset. Growing concerned that the marriage proposal is a prelude in an attempt to seize the Crown, the King will be challenged to stop the dangerous match before it puts his reign in jeopardy.

Join the Adventure:

Save the King! Help Captain Wolfe by participating in the King's Crusade Interactive Game, asking members of our cast for clues to solve the intrigue! Ask for more information at the House of the Three Sisters, located next to the O’Malley Stage. The sisters will explain the King's Crusade Interactive Game and Award Prizes to those who participate, when your Crusade is completed.

Why we do what we do.

Fact: our fun and fantasy in the forest serves a purpose. Every dollar raised from this event goes to the teachers and students in Lake County Public Schools. Our culinary students cook every turkey leg and our drama students prepare to greet our patrons for 4 months. There are over 13,000 volunteer hours dedicated to the magic. The event has over a 2 million dollar economic impact on our county. It is fantasy and fun that creates futures for many less fortunate. Please make this the year you come!

Should you not be able to join the revelry we ask that you would still contribute. Please consider making a donation to the Lake County Educational Foundation today for the students and teachers of Lake County. 


Join the Revelry!


Join our Fairy House Competition and enter your very own uniquely crafted home for Shrewsbury's most mystical creatures.


Become a Playtron and receive a special 5-DAY invitation for every day of the faire. Learn more now and join the fun!


More than 50 Artisans fill our Shire working in many different mediums. Come and walk amidst them practicing their talents and crafts in sculptures, swords, candle making, jewelry, pottery, leather work, and garb such as corsets, head covers, and kilts just to name a few!


Captivate your taste-buds with culinary creations and a host of faire favorites as you feast like King James himself!


From musical anecdotes to side splitting comedy to sword-crossed conquests - every seat is the best seat in the house!


With merchants selling unique wears that you'll find no place else, you can take the fantasy home with you!

LODGING & Directions


The entrance road to the Faire is located just down the street from Lake Idamere Park, Tavares, FL off of Route 448.

The best address to put into your GPS device is: 12835 County Landfill Rd. Tavares, FL 32778

Please note: GPS takes you 2 blocks south of the intersection you turn on for access.  Signage will point you to our hidden shire!

From US Hwy 441 take SR 19 S in Tavares, 4 miles

From N Florida Turnpike exit 285, left on US 27 S one block. Left to SR 19 N 6 miles. Turn right at the Mission Inn at the light and continue on SR 19 for 3 miles.

From US 27 take CR 48 E to Howey In the Hills , 7 miles. Left to SR 19 at the Mission Inn at the light. Continue on SR 19 for 3 miles.


Lady of the Lakes Lodging Partners (Make sure to reserve under Renaissance Room Block)

Comfort Inn1380
E. Burleigh Blvd.
Tavares, FL 32778
Group # 3842643
November 1-2-3, 2019 $112.50 reservation deadline 10/5/19
November 8-9-10, 2019 $144.00 reservation deadline 10/12/19
Microtel Inn & Suites
9700 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
November 8-9-10, 2019 $89.00 reservation deadline 10/15/19


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Special Discount Days:

Education Day, November 1st, 9:30am-3pm: A special discount to our Lake County students. All student tickets are $5, Teachers are free.

Senior Day, November 3th: Seniors 62 and older are invited to attend the fair at a special discounted ticket rate of $8 for the day.

Veterans Day, November 10th: We honor our veterans and active military with a discounted ticket rate at $8 with a valid military ID.

These special discount days can be purchased at the gate on the day of the event ONLY. No exceptions.


Children 3 and under are free. Child's tickets are for children 4-12. Group rates are available for groups of 15+. Service animals welcomed! For everyone's safety, pets will be turned away.