Out Of The Woodworks Productions

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education

Location: 5436 Lomax Way Woodbridge VA 22193 USA

Mission: Out of the Woodwork Productions is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization that produces the Virginia Renaissance Faire annually.We pride ourselves on the quality of our educational entertainment, what we fondly call edutainment. We have found that students who attend our seminars and performances retain what they've learned and pass it on to others. By telling the story in a live interactive fashion and guiding each student through the creation of a personal "character" in our focus time period, the student begins to think and experience life as a person from that time. Suddenly, history is now and real. Social Studies is your daily interactions with your neighbor, your employer, your Sovereign. This is the magic of Out of the Woodwork's educational mission. We believe that once a student feels the magic, it can ignite the flame of curiosity for other periods in history or even different present-day cultures.There are numerous ways to partake in this mission and help history come to life.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I went to the VA Ren Faire when it was first re-opened. At that time it was a small faire struggling to get on its feet but the enthusiasm and level of knowledge of the period was impressive. Since that time it has grown in both size and professionalism. It is a pleasure to attend, both for entertainment and to learn the living history.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Enthusiastic, professional, knowledgeable and fun.

Ways to make it better...

the weather had cooperated :)

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About once a year

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My husband and I spent a day at this wonderful event and had a terrific time. The cast was outstanding and engaged the patrons, the events were as close to authentic as possible, prices didn't gouge, activities appealed to all ages, and the location was lovely with enough shade to accommodate the guests. We'll definitely go back again.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending one of their weekend faires.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their love of the Renaissance era, and their willingness to volunteer their time to share their exuberence with others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

clearly committed to this event. They were courteous and concerned with making sure the patrons had an enjoyable time.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

move forward with their plans to provide educational offerings to schools in the Virginia/Maryland area.

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One time

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