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Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire 2024

One of the largest theatrical events in Washington

Dates: July 19–August 18, 2024 (weekends)

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire takes place over weekends in July and August at Sky Meadows Park in Snohomish, Washington. Thousands of visitors are drawn to the fair by great food, music, jousting, games, and performances. You can observe how noble knights challenge each other for Queen and Country, have a drink at the Ale House Wenches, watch magicians and the puppet show, as well as dance with the fairies. Camping is also available close to the fairgrounds.

Highlights of the Faire

The highlights of The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire include world-class fencing demonstrations, country dancing, live music, questing, workshops, and hundreds of costumed characters like pirates, merchants, the Mad Hatter, and more. Knights of the Realm presents an amazing jousting show, World Tournament Of Champions, featuring experienced archers and swordsmen, recreating 16th-century competitions.

Plenty of horseman artistry and stunt riding awaits all guests at several equestrian shows, which include the mastery of mounted archery and riding, which brings the bond between a human and a warhorse to a whole new level. The captivating art of falconry, medieval circus, bards, Celtic music, and performances, blending comedy and theater arts, are also included in the program.

Weekend themes

Special theme weekends start with ‘A Magical Midsummer Celebration,’ the official opening of the new season at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire in the Village of Merriwick. "A Pirate's Plunder: A High Seas Adventure“ is a weekend of nautical pirate fun activities like a treasure hunt and much more. “Warriors of the Wild: Swords & Shields“ is another special weekend theme, honoring the valorous Vikings and the bold Barbarians, the storied warriors of yore. Finally, the "Mystical Realms" Weekend is dedicated to all magical creatures, from mighty dragons to wise wizards and other wonderous characters.

The Artisan Marketplace

The Artisan Marketplace is a unique space with something for every taste. Dozens of vendors offer one-of-a-kind jewelry, weapons, apparel, leatherwork, shoes, toys, hats, garlands, and more. Activities at the Marketplace include Cleric Games, tarot card reading, an Escape Room, face-painting, and a Living Canvas. Plenty of Reneissance-themed and simply delicious foods will delight your tastebuds, from tacos, hotdogs, and pretzels to meat pies and BBQ.

The Merriwick Pub Crawl at the fair is a must-do experience for ale and mead fans. The pub crawl takes place twice daily, at 11 am and 3 pm, starting at Hammered Troll Inn and ending at The Red Dragon Inn during the Joust. Guests can sit in the pub and watch the Joust, benefiting from reserved seating!


Camping at the Faire is an excellent idea! Guests have to check in with the Camping Coordinator on Friday before each weekend, from 11 am to 11 pm, or on Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm at the Towne Gate. Quiet time at the campsite is from 10 pm to 6 am. Evening Entertainment at the Red Dragon Inn and the Arena is included with the camping fee.

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on all weekends. General Admission to the Faire is $39.95 per day. Parking is free of charge.

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin