Event Spotlight: New York Renaissance Faire

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Event Spotlight: New York Renaissance Faire

Travel back in time to an age of adventure filled with royalty, fully-armed jousting, and decadent food at the 41st annual New York Renaissance Faire, open Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday, from August 4 to September 30! Voted the #1 Renaissance Faire in the region for the past two years, this event promises an abundance of medieval merriment, including music, food, and games. New York Renaissance Faire is filled with arts and crafts, fine spirits, dancing, parades, royalty, and so much more. Read on to find out why this is one event faire-goers won’t want to miss!

Experience and Participate in Feats of Valor

All season long, attendees will enjoy a rotating cast of exceptional performances. Watch the world catch fire with Aaron Bonk, who daringly risks life and limb for your entertainment. Follow the swashbuckling adventures of Robin Hood throughout the Faire day as you help him vanquish the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham. And, new to this year, experience the unique blend of magic, sword swallowing, and comedy from the The Lynx Show, which features death-defying feats and bewildering moments.

Enjoy Human-Powered Artisans, Games, and Rides

New York Renaissance Faire is filled with every classic booth, shop, and activity you could think of! Walk the plank to load the Pirate’s Cannon, take aim at the archery station, and get an adrenaline rush with rides like the dragon swing and Bedlam Barrel. Then, support your local artisans by perusing their products, including everything from jewelry, to perfumes, to incense, to musical instruments, and beyond. Plus, if you want to get in touch with your inner occultist, check out some psychic readings from Emerald Soothsayer, The King’s Oracle, and The House of JuJu for everything from tarot cards to palm readings.

Save the Date for Special Events and Theme Weekends

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 go during the Time Travelers’ Weekend, the Romance Weekend, or for special appreciation weekends where you can show your support for teachers, the military, and first responders.

If you find yourself a bit thirsty, you’ll not only have the opportunity to spend all day in the Faire enjoying the food and sights, you’ll also be able to go on a guided tour of the Faire’s finest pubs! Meet other medieval enthusiasts as you travel to five different pubs, receiving a special beverage at each location.

Prepare your escape from the modern world, and reserve your tickets for the New York Renaissance Faire today!