Fantasy rules and shenanigans abound at the 42nd annual New York Renaissance Faire, open Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday, from August 17 to October 6! Voted the #1 Renaissance Faire in the region for 2016, 2017, and 2018, the New York Renaissance Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set within the majestic groves of Sterling Forest.
This event promises world-class entertainment, an artisan marketplace with many historically-accurate demonstrations, fabulous food, people-powered rides, and so much more. Amazing acrobats, magical fairies, and swashbuckling pirates await; this is one event you won’t want to miss!
Enjoy Thrilling Entertainment
All season long, guests will enjoy a rotating cast of exceptional performances. Watch the two-person comedy circus spectacular, Acrobatrix, full of action-packed stunts like bending, flipping, and flying through the air. Cheer on The Jousters as they bring their fully-armored, hard-hitting, and wholly unique style of jousting to the Faire. Every lance break and shield shatter achieved is done in an authentic quest for victory! Young adventurers delight in children’s activities throughout the Shire. Visit the Enchanted Forest to meet the fairies, go on an interactive Kids’ Quest, learn sword combat in the Boffer Wars, join Robin Hood’s Merry Band, and meet the Queen at the Children’s Knighting Ceremony.
Shop the Artisan Marketplace, and Enjoy Human Powered Rides and Games of Skill
The New York Renaissance Faire’s Marketplace has over 100 shops, featuring the finest in handmade wares. Shop for unique items ranging from armour and weaponry to drinking horns, tapestries, jewelry, sculpture, and so much more! Enjoy savory treats and tempting sweets at one of the Faire’s many food shops. Feast on turkey legs, steak-on-a-stick, and many other specialty food items from around the world including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices. Ride the Dragon Swing and go for a spin on the Whirly Burly. Navigate your way through The Amazing Maze, take aim with Archery, and show off your muscles at the Test of Strength! Check out the full list of activities and shops you can enjoy today!
Join in the Excitement for Theme Weekends, Special Events, and the Pub Crawl
If you’re looking for an even more niche experience, plan your trip around the theme weekend of your choice. There’s something for everyone, whether you visit during Masquerade Weekend, Celtic Weekend, or Pirate Weekend. Show off your finery in a costume contest, participate in a scavenger hunt, or test your knowledge in a themed team trivia challenge! Join the Pub Crawl for a riotous brewfest with bodacious songs, jokes, and games! Visit the pubs of the Shire and sample the finest brews in the company of the Faire’s most colorful characters. Five alcoholic
beverages are included, one at each pub. A limited number of advance tickets are available online. Be sure to get your Pub Crawl tickets before you go!
Prepare your escape from the modern world, to Where Fantasy Rules, and reserve your tickets for the New York Renaissance Faire today!