PRINCESS THEATRE - Raising the Curtain

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Get Outdoors at the 6th Annual Tennessee Medieval Faire

Travel back in time to 1199 and Live the Age of Chivalry with Robin Hood at the 6th annual Tennessee Medieval Faire.  This outdoor interactive family-friendly special event will spring to life on October 2 and run for three consecutive weekends in Harriman.

The Sheriff of Nottingham is throwing a grand Faire to impress the evil Prince John and to win the innocent Lady Marian’s heart,” said Lars Paulson, general manager.  “The Sheriff has also invited Robin Hood and his merry friends to the festivities to lure them in for capture.  But who will be the mouse and who will be the cheese?  Come and see!” 

Patrons are encouraged to come with a sense of play and adventure.  Patrons can enter the costume contest to win a prize; share their talents onstage to join Robin Hood; give suggestions in the improv show; compete in yard games in the Medieval Olympics, and learn to sword fight with Pirates of Bretagne.  Other activities include getting knighted; folk dancing; speed courting; petting goats; getting photos taken with woodland fairies; and playing corn hole, the stocks, giant chess, and steel drum. 

Throughout the day, there will be professional stage entertainment in the eight-acre medieval village.  On the Field of Honour will be The Royal Joust by Debracy Productions and Human Combat Chess by the interactive street characters.  On the five other stages will be comedy stunt shows by The Flaming Ginger, Lords of Adventure (Oct 2-3) and Two Noisy Knights (Oct 9-10, 16-17).  Patrons will feel transported by Celtic music from The CrossJacks, Kris Colt, Thunder and Spice (Oct 2-3, 9-10), and Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers (Oct 16-17).  For the young and young at heart, there will be puppet shows, fairy tales, and Sherwood School.  Entertainment schedules will be posted online and will be available at the entrance on show days.

Adding to the festivities will be a variety of juried craft vendors, selling period costumes, accessories, and unique gifts.  Food will be available for purchase, including turkey legs, wraps, salads, and sandwiches.  Hot and cold beverages will also be available (including beer for adults 21+ years of age with a valid photo ID).

The Tennessee Medieval Faire will be open rain or shine.  The dates are October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17.  Hours are 11am-6pm ET.  The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN.  Free field parking is provided.  Admission tickets may be purchased with cash or credit on festival days at the ticket house.  Admission prices include all taxes and fees and are $19 for ages 13+, $9 for ages 5 to 12; and free for ages 4 and under.  There will be no ATM onsite, so patrons are encouraged to bring cash for purchases, tips, and convenience.  For public safety, all are requested to follow CDC guidelines regarding Covid.  

The festival is sponsored by Roane Tourism, Roane County News, Baymont Inn and Suites, and the Roane County School Board; with assistance from the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College.  For more information, please visit, and like and follow the Tennessee Medieval Faire on Facebook.

Live the Age of Chivalry!

Friday, August 20, 2021

"World Turning" - A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac Reschedules For October 22!

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band reschedules their "World Turning" tour for the Princess on October 22nd! See bottom of flyer for ticket details. Click!

Friday, June 11, 2021

It's The Return Of Live Music To The Princess Stage!

The Princess Theatre Foundation and Earl Duff Subaru are proud to announce the return of live music performances at the Princess! 

We begin with 1964 - The Tribute on July 31st, and The Tams on August 13th! See flyers below for more information!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Watch Dr. Eric Littleton's 2020 Christmas Concert!

 This program was recorded live at the Princess Theatre on Saturday, December 5th.  An edited version will be posted in the coming days.


Monday, November 30, 2020

Dr. Eric Littleton Announces This Year's Christmas Program

Unfortunately, Dr. Littleton will not have a "live" performance this Christmas Season, but, his show will be streamed live this coming December 5th at 7PM!

There will more information coming about how and where you can watch, but most likely on the Friends of the Princess Theatre Facebook page, the Princess Facebook page, the Princess blog site, and Channel 15 from Roane State Community College.  More information as I obtain it!

Watch Dr. Littleton's recorded message at this link.

After the initial streaming, the program, with more edited material, will be available from the same locations.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

John Condrone Dies After Long Battle With COVID!

A special supporter of the Princess Theatre, John Condrone, has lost his battle with COVID-19!  He began his fight back in mid-September, and shortly thereafter, his conditioned worsened and was put on life support.  He died at Blount Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.

John Condrone, emceed all of our past annual Multi-County Talent Shows at Princess, and loved to come to the Princess stage to help encourage our budding local talent.  

John was an Award-Winning Dove & Grammy Nominated Songwriter, Performer & Author with over 300 songs in radio, film & TV. He has had song cuts with SONY, Disney, Lamon Records, and many others. His #1’s include Kimberly Simon's "If You Stole My Heart" (which was a Top Twenty CMT video), “Bubba Claus”, “If The Heart Is Right”, “But Then” and “Since I Found You”.

He will be missed!

Here are some of my favorite photos of John on the Princess stage...

Friday, August 7, 2020

Tennessee Medieval Faire Cancelled Due to Pandemic

The award-winning Tennessee Medieval Faire has been cancelled for 2020 due to the global pandemic.  The rescheduled show dates were to be October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 in Harriman, TN.

With the Covid-19 on the rise in Tennessee, the state guidelines were very clear to discourage large community events to keep people safe.  It was a difficult decision for us to cancel the show because we have been working for months on it, and people look forward to our events each year.  But ultimately, our decision was based on safety,” said Barrie Paulson, VP-Manager and Entertainment Director.

The festival producers, Lars and Barrie Paulson of Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, hope to continue hosting their annual Tennessee Medieval Faire and Tennessee Pirate Fest in the spring and fall of 2021.  These events are family-friendly outdoor interactive costumed themed festivals with the slogans “Live the Age of Chivalry” and “Get Yer Pirate On.”  The festivals have numerous professional stage shows, street characters, crafts, food, games and activities.

The Paulson’s would like to thank the participants, patrons, and community members for their support.  In 2019, the Tennessee Medieval Faire received an Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Annual Festival by the Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council.  In 2020, the Tennessee Medieval Faire received the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Festival in Roane County by readers of the Roane County News.

For festival updates, please visit their website or like and follow them on Facebook and

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac Coming October 17th!

The Fleetwood Mac tribute show 
has been rescheduled to Oct. 17.
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