Entertainment Awards

 

Page in progress. If you have received an award, please contact me on Facebook with your name, year, and award name so that you can be added.

 

Cracked Cup (started in 1978)

Given to the outstanding Rookie entertainer of the year

  • 1978 – 1991 – ?
  • 1992 – Corvis Elrod
  • 1993 – 1997 – ?
  • 1998 – Jessica Lerbs
  • 1999 – ?
  • 2000 – Mark Lazarchic
  • 2001 – 2003 – ?
  • 2004 – Jason Braddock
  • 2005 – William Bradshaw
  • 2006 – Penn Bowen
  • 2007 – Jeff Neppl
  • 2008 – Jim Stone
  • 2009 – Brad Scarp
  • 2010 – 2011 – ?
  • 2012 – Bud the fairy?
  • 2013 – Peter Tornquist
  • 2014 – Breanna Cecile
  • 2015 – Christof Rochel
  • 2016 – Kelli Grant
  • 2017 – KT Mueller
  • 2018 – Samantha Lorenz
  • 2019 – Don Espe

Late Bloomer (started in 1985)

Given to the most improved veteran entertainer

  • 1985 – John Elsner – Beau Monde
  • 1986 – Katheryn Wilson -Queen Mum
  • 1987 – Jaqueline Smith – Lady Bella Hapsburg
  • 1988 – D’Lis Schmidt – Duchess of Diddle
  • 1989 – Marcus Volimas – Reynard Reynard
  • 1990 – Joseph Manussier -Sir Guy of Gisborne
  • 1991 – Vin Parker/Michael Ritchie
  • 1992 – John Neitz – Sir Edward Whimsleton
  • 1993 – Corvus Elrod
  • 1994 – 1997 – ?
  • 1998 – Michael Heck
  • 1999 – Julia Fuller
  • 2000 – 2005 – ?
  • 2006 – Guinevere Lazarchic
  • 2007 – David Pipho
  • 2008 – 2012 – ?
  • 2013 – Mike Heck
  • 2014 – Seamus O’Kirwan
  • 2015 – Missy Cutler Iverson
  • 2016 – Dana Baird
  • 2017 – Peter Buckholtz
  • 2018 – Chris Ackert
  • 2019 – Ester Swanson

 


Street Performance of the Year (started in 2012?)

Given to the best solo/duo street character

  • 2012 – Kathy Gefeller (Twig)
  • 2013 – 2015 – ?
  • 2016 – Michael Bloom & Erik Knower (Sheriff & Sir Guy)
  • 2017 – Neal Skoy (Pluto
  • 2018 – Mal Mohn
  • 2019 – Sarah Baker

 


Bottomless Hat

Given to the best new act (stage, street or music) of the festival season

  • 1993 – Feathers & Lead
  • 1994 – ?
  • 1995 – Tatterdemalions
  • 1996 – ?
  • 1997 – Rogue Mystic
  • 1998 – 2000 – ?
  • 2001 – Shakespeare’s Love Child
  • 2002 – Drunk & Disorderly
  • 2003 – 2012 – ?
  • 2013 – Pros and Cons
  • 2014 – SkyVault
  • 2015 – Ted Femrite & Kyle Dekker (Knight & Squire)
  • 2016 – Salsa Sterling (Kazamir)
  • 2017 – Sisters Twa
  • 2018 – Gargoyles
  • 2019 – The Raptor Show

Everybody’s a Ham

Given to the best entertainment by a someone who is not part of the entertainment staff

  • 1998 – Mark Lazarchic
  • 1999 – Wine booth girl
  • 2000 – ?
  • 2001 – Jim Stone
  • 2002 – 2015 – ?
  • 2016 – Marc McLoyd (salad & wrap booth)
  • 2017 – Schwarma Lady
  • 2018 – Normal Alston (Cabriolet
  • 2019 – Crepe, Bacon, Ice Cream Booth

Excellence in Entertainment (started in 2003)
Awarded to one stage and one musical act. These performers exhibit the qualities of professionalism both on and off stage, continuous growth as performers and a sense community spirit.

Music
(list of recipients provided by Anita Kelling)

  • 2003- Ian Mac Farlane – Jeff Callander
  • 2004- Reve du Faun – Elizabeth Hall, Anita Kelling, John Gladman, Jay Koelsch
  • 2005- Robin and Lark – Liz and Laura Euller
  • 2006- Allen-A-Dale – Gerald Saetveit
  • 2007- Bedlam – John Sjogren, Joe Smith, Mark Sterling, Paul Regge (w/ Bosco and Tara)
  • 2008 – 2012 – ?
  • 2013 – Four Pints Shy
  • 2014 – Randy Everson
  • 2015 – Court Revelers
  • 2016 – Naughty Bawdy Brigade
  • 2017 – Kathy Ulmen Johnson
  • 2018 – The Dregs
  • 2019 – Langer’s Ball

Stage

  • 2003 – 2013 – ?
  • 2014 – Fandazzi Fire Circus
  • 2015 – Robin Hood
  • 2016 – Wise Fools
  • 2017 – Toil & Tumble
  • 2018 – Vilification Tennis
  • 2019 – Zilch the Torysteller

Group

  • 2003 – 2012 – ?
  • 2013 – I, Arroganti
  • 2014 – The High Court
  • 2015 – The Viking Encampment
  • 2016 – The Groundlings
  • 2017 – The Puppet Troupe
  • 2018 – The Royal Navy
  • 2019 – The Riddle Booth

Unicorn Award (started in 1981)
Recipients have participated as entertainers a minimum of 10 years. Given to those people whose talent and love of performing personify the magic of Festival. Who, with their special gifts continue to ensure the artistic quality of the festival year in, year out, and all year ‘round.

See separate section The Unicorn Award for list of recipients


Lee Walker Award (started in 2003)
(note: some of the years may be inaccurate, per Tim Wick who generously provided the list. If you are a recipient and listed incorrectly, please contact me through Facebook so I can update your information. Thank you.)

  • 2003 – Gary Parker
  • 2004 – Terry Foy
  • 2005 – Tim Wick
  • 2006 – D’Lis Schmidt
  • 2007 – Brian Murphy
  • 2008 – George Herman
  • 2009 – Gerry Saetveit
  • 2010 – Bill Peltzman, Sr.
  • 2011 – Erin Kasper
  • 2012 – Butch Roy
  • 2013 – Carr Hagerman
  • 2014 – Walter Napiorkowski
  • 2015 – Jim Cunningham
  • 2016 – Nan Miller
  • 2017 – Johnny Behr
  • 2018 – Lloyd Brant & Rosie Cole
  • 2019 – Joe Kudalis (posthumously) & Mark Sieve