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Connecticut Renaissance Faire 2024

A world of magical merriment in Lebanon, Connecticut

Dates: August 31–October 14, 2024

Connecticut Renaissance Faire is a great occasion to travel back in time and immerse in a magical world of knights, pirates, minstrels, and Vikings. The 16th-century-themed harvest festival is held in Lebanon, Connecticut, during the weekends from late August to mid-September, plus Labor Day and Indigenous People’s Day.

Events and Activities

In 2024, the festival celebrates its 26th anniversary and invites to feast on juicy turkey legs and craft beers, enjoy hilarious comedy, and thrilling acrobatics on 12 stages. Each weekend will be dedicated to a particular theme: Royal Family & Market Weekend (Aug 31, Sep 1, 2), Pirate & Viking Invasion Weekend (September 7, 8), Roses & Romance Weekend (September 14, 15), Wizard Weekend (September 21, 22), Dragons & Adventure Weekend (September 28, 29), Time Travelers Weekend (October 5, 6), and All Hallows Weekend (October 12, 13, 14). Visitors can absorb the magic and wonder of the Faire, as it transforms every weekend with captivating themes, enchanting shows, and exclusive merchants

Talented performers from around the world demonstrate their unique skills during a variety of shows. The highlights include the Knighting Ceremony with King Henry and Queen Anne on the Sovereign Stage, the Armored Combat Demo by the Knights of Gore in full plate armor, and Warriors of Elysium, who engage in full-contact martial arts. The public can also enjoy Spur of the Moment Jousting, where the extravagantly dressed knights charge into battle on their valiant horses.. The little ones can participate in Knight School and learn about the lives of knights and squires with fun and engaging activities.

Tickets and Parking

Visitors can buy tickets online or at the entrance: adult admission (ages 16+)—$16, youth (ages 7-15)—$10, and free entry for children (ages 6 and under). With General, Youth, and Child admission guests can visit about ten unique stages, a fussy Medieval Marketplace, a jousting field, live birds of prey, with themed weekend activities included for holders of season passes. You can also visit the fair with your pet by paying $5 ticket and service dogs are free. Parking at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is absolutely free. The festival ground is wheelchair-friendly.


Held since 1999, Connecticut Renaissance Faire boasts the largest Medieval Marketplace in New England and plenty of entertainment: comedy, thrilling acrobatics, and various performances on 12 stages. The festival's motto—Feast like a king, shop like a queen, laugh like a fool—perfectly describes what awaits you at this event.

Festival Renaissance Marketplace

The Renaissance Marketplace is a true jewel of the Faire, with dozens of merchants offering their one-of-a-kind treasures and wares: leather goods, handcrafted pewter jewelry, drinking horns, handmade soap, and much more. Food includes savory pies, giant turkey legs, pierogi and sausage, Turkish coffee, and baklava. Adults can also indulge in craft beer or local cider from the Half-Pint Pub.

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