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New York Renaissance Faire 2024

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Dates: August 17-October 6, 2024 (weekends and Labor Day)

New York Renaissance Faire
New York Renaissance Faire
New York Renaissance Faire
New York Renaissance Faire
New York Renaissance Faire

New York Renaissance Faire is a journey back in time to the majesty of Elizabethan England. From August 17 to October 6, 2024 (weekends and Labor Day), this annual celebration marks its 46th anniversary amidst the grandeur of Sterling Forest, within about one hour drive from Manhattan.

The attendees will step into a world of adventure, where imagination reigns supreme. Join Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, as she graces a picturesque 16th-century English village with her presence. Witness thrilling joust tournaments, meet the legendary Robin Hood and his Merry Band, indulge in delectable treats, and encounter fantastical creatures like fairies and pirates. With over 100 artisans offering handmade goods in the marketplace, the fair truly transports visitors to a realm where fantasy rules.

Entertainment and family fun

The village marketplace offers everything from glassblowing to leatherworking, from pottery throwing to psychic readings. A plethora of performances, spanning 17 different areas and every street in between, await the visitors. From daredevil acrobats to soulful musicians, from side-splitting comedians to full-contact jousts, the fair offers entertainment for every age and interest. Throughout the season, special events and themed weekends add an extra layer of excitement. The organizers encourage you to check out the Entertainment Stage Schedule, which is updated every Wednesday evening before each weekend.

Families will delight in an array of activities tailored to all ages. From storytelling at the Storybook Stage to human-powered rides and games of skill at the Gaming Glen, there's something suitable for all ages.

Food and beverages

With a diverse selection of food options, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices, even the pickiest eaters will be satisfied. The guests can treat themselves to gourmet cakes and pastries at The Village Bakery, or enjoy mini donuts and loaded grilled cheese at Dave's Mini Donuts. Others can cool off with ice cream sundaes from The Sundae Queen, or grab a bite from King Arthur's Round Table and Lady Guinevere's Goodies. The beverage options include soft drinks, water, and a variety of alcoholic beverages, including beers on tap and hot drinks, like coffee, tea, or spiced mead.

Tickets and parking

Tickets for the New York Renaissance Faire are available at the box office, with prices ranging from $48 for adults to free admission for children under 4. Seniors and military personnel can purchase tickets for $43, and a season pass is available for $275. Due to potential congestion on local roads and in parking areas, attendees are urged to arrive early as tickets are non-refundable. Taking the bus to the fair can save up to $5 on admission. Preferred parking is offered for $20 cash, while general parking is free. Accessible parking is provided in lots 2, 3, and 4, with dedicated spaces in lot 2, and mini-shuttles are available for mobility assistance equipment. For ticket inquiries, contact ShowClix Customer Care, and for weekend assistance, visit their support page.

Let your imagination run wild and immerse yourself in the magic of the New York Renaissance Faire!

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