MD Renaissance Fest Not Moving To Eastern Shore

General manager Jules Smith, Jr. of the Maryland Renaissance Festival says the group has identified at least nine sites in six counties for possible relocation of the medieval faire from its home in Crownsville. The sites are located in Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Prince George’s and Baltimore counties. Smith said any relocation from Anne Arundel would take years, but a decision could come relatively soon because land prices are attractive. The group began searching in October for a site on which to expand its annual lineup of jousting, juggling and other forms of revelry in a reconstructed, 16th-century English village. The festival attracted about 270,000 visitors last year from late August to late October.