Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day,
Aug. 4 – Sept. 30, 2018 • 10am – 7pm
600 Rt. 17A, Tuxedo, NY • Ph: 845.351.5171
Our mission is to provide a safe and inviting experience for family entertainment. To ensure all of our guests enjoy their time at the New York Renaissance Faire, we require every visitor comply with our Code of Conduct, found here.
What are the dates and hours?
We are open Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday, August 4 through September 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
How much are the tickets for admission?
Box Office ticket prices are $29.95 for Adults. $13.00 for Children. Children 4 and under are always free! For more information on ticket prices, click here.
What does the admission price include?
Admission includes all entertainment, including jousts, parades, and the on-going spectacle of hundreds of performers in street and stage performances. There are interactive living history exhibits, craft demonstrations, and activities for children.
Do I have to buy tickets at the gate?
No! Tickets are also available online via ShowClix. Click here for all ticket information. We recommend purchasing tickets online to avoid Box Office lines!
I purchased tickets through ShowClix and can’t find the confirmation email / need to reprint.
Do not worry! ShowClix has recorded your transaction and you will get your tickets. Please contact to their customer care team by phone or email.
Phone: 888-718-4253 opt. 1.
Customer Care is available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST.
Do I have to purchase tickets for a specific date?
No. Advance tickets are good any one Faire day for the season.
Are there discount coupons available?
Yes! Our box office coupon is available here, and in some local newspapers.
Do you offer a military discount? A senior discount?
Yes! Members of the military with valid ID and seniors age 62+ receive $4.00 off the full price Box Office ticket. This discount cannot be combined with other coupons or offers and is not valid for online tickets.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes! The Box Office accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) to purchase admission tickets. Most craftspeople in our Marketplace also accept credit cards, but each creates their own policy. Most food, and all beverage stands, are cash only. ATMs are available at the Faire.
Where are the ATMs?
ATMs are located just inside the Front Gate, on Spende Penny Lane near the Hawker’s Crossing Pub, and beside the food booth adjacent to the Chessboard. An ATM is also located outside of the park by the restrooms in Parking Lot 2.
How many people are required for group rate tickets?
Group Rate tickets are for groups of 15 or more guests. They must be purchased by credit card via telephone only, Monday-Friday, beginning in July. 845-351-5171. See group rate ticket info here.
What is a Renaissance Faire?
A Renaissance Faire is a recreation of a 16th century village filled with performers, crafts, games, and food that gives guests the illusion of stepping back in time. The 41st Annual New York Renaissance Faire features more than 125 performances on 20 stages, and over 100 craftspeople, all set within 65 acres of beautiful forest.
How long does it take to see everything?
We recommend arriving as close to our 10:00 AM opening as possible. Plan to spend at least 5 hours to see most of the performances and have a chance to do some shopping. However, the Faire is open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily for guests to enjoy a full day!
What if there is bad weather?
The Faire is open rain or shine. No refunds or rain checks are offered. The Entertainment Schedule may vary based on weather conditions.
How long does it take to get there from New York City?
We are approximately 45 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.
How much is parking?
NYRF offers both preferred parking close to the front gate for $10 per vehicle (cash only) and free parking further from the gate. There is a complimentary shuttle bus to the gate from the free parking lots. Handicapped parking is available in all lots. Please note there is a limited number of spaces for large SUVs and Trucks in preferred parking.
Is there public transportation available?
Yes! We have direct bus transportation provided by Shortline from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan to the Faire. They offer either a round-trip bus-only ticket to the Faire OR a Day Trip Package which includes a round-trip bus ticket plus Faire admission and a Faire Program. Please contact Shortline for further details: 1-800-631-8405 or shortlinebus.com.
What are your policies on pets and service animals?
For your animal’s safety, pets are not permitted. Service animals are welcome. Service animals are defined in section III-4.2300 of the Title III Technical Assistance Manual to include any guide dog, signal dog (e.g., a “hearing dog”), or other animal individually trained to do work or provide assistance to an individual with a disability.
We do not permit Emotional Support Animals, sometimes referred to ESAs.
If I leave the Faire, can I come back during the same day?
Yes, but you must receive a hand stamp on your way out, and show it to the front gate personnel for re-entry to the Faire.
Do you have a lost & found?
Yes, check the Information Booth to see if your item was returned, or contact the Main Office during the week at 845-351-5171.
Do you host weddings or private parties?
No. We do not have facilities for weddings, birthdays, corporate or private parties.
Are there hotels near the Faire?
Are the shows included in the admission price?
Yes! All 125-plus performances are included in the ticket price.
Are there VIP seating opportunities at any of your shows?
Yes. You can purchase VIP covered seating right on the edge of the action at our Roselawn Tournament Jousting Field. Click here for more details.
What is a joust?
A joust is a form of competition between two knights on horseback, in which they gallop toward each other carrying long poles called lances. They use the lances to try to knock each other off of their horses. Often the unhorsed knight will continue the fight with his (or her!) sword.
Are there shows suitable for children?
Yes! We have a variety of shows that are especially good for children. Kids can also be made a knight or lady of the realm at the Queen’s Knighting Ceremony, join Robin Hood’s Band, experience the magic of the Fairies in the Enchanted Forest and participate in the Maypole Dances! Check the stage schedules for exact performance dates & show times.
Are there other forms of entertainment besides shows?
Yes! You can shop among our crafts vendors, have your fortune told by one of our psychics, enjoy human-powered rides or try your hand at clever games of skill. These do have an extra charge.
Can I push a stroller around?
Yes! Much of our site has paved roads and nearly all of it is accessible with strollers.
Are there diaper changing facilities?
Yes! Our Royal Flush Privies feature diaper changing facilities in both the mens and ladies rooms and at the Parking Lot #2 restrooms.
Is there food my children will like?
Yes! We have pizza, turkey legs, chicken fingers, burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches , french fries, fried cheese, and pickles to name a few. We also have a large assortment of offerings for the sweet tooth. Our complete menu is available here.
Can I come in costume?
Yes! Many of our visitors come in costumes ranging from simple to elaborate. It’s a great way to add extra fun to your day.
Do I have to come in costume?
No, comfortable clothes are recommended. Many of our guests come in costume, and we feel that the whole experience is heightened and more fun when you come dressed to play.
How should we dress?
The Faire is an outdoor event. We suggest you dress for the day’s weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone dressed in a manner deemed as offensive by Faire management. No clothing with written obscenities, violent or sexual images, excessively revealing or transparent fabrics, or offensive symbols. Shirts and shoes are required.
If I wear a costume do I get in free?
Can I rent a costume when I get there?
Yes! The Belrose Costume Rental shop rents costumes by the day. This shop is located inside the Faire, near the Information Booth. The best choices are available early in the day, so plan to arrive as close to our 10:00 AM opening as possible. Child sized costumes range in price from $8 – $25 (Average price is $15.) Adult sized costumes range in price from $18 – $65 (Average price is $39.)
Wagon Rentals are also available at the Belrose for $20 for the day
Visit www.thebelrose.com for more information.
Can I bring my costume weapon?
Yes! All weapons must be sheathed and peace-tied. This means they are sheathed in such a manner as to make them unable to draw. You may bring a bow and arrows, however the bow must be unstrung or strung with yarn or some other cord that cannot hold tension. Arrows must be untipped and peace-tied into their quiver. Our Security personnel will check all weapons at the gate and offer assistance if needed.
Are there restrictions on costumes?
While we encourage creativity and permit costumes from all eras and fantasy realms, we must maintain an environment suitable for guests of all ages. Shirts and shoes are required at all times.
May I bring my musical instrument?
No. Due to an unfortunate number of people who have brought instruments and attempted to busk in our streets, you may not bring in any instrument.
Is the Faire wheelchair accessible?
Most areas of the Faire are handicapped accessible. A large percentage of the Faire has paved paths, with the remainder hard compacted gravel. We also have wheelchair accessible portable restroom facilities.
Can I rent a wheelchair there?
Yes. There are a limited number of wheelchairs available to borrow from the main office. They are first-come first-served. No reservations are taken.
Do you have motorized wheelchairs or scooters?
Sadly, we do not have any motorized chairs or scooters at this time.
I am on a restricted diet. What do I do about food?
The Faire offers a wide variety of food including vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. Our complete menu can be found here. If you are on a very special diet, you are welcome to return to your vehicle to eat. Please ensure that you receive a hand stamp on your way out so you can rejoin the fun!
I require a regular treatment which I will need to return to my car for. Will I be able to get back into the Faire?
Yes! Be sure to have your hand stamped on your way out and returning will be no problem.
Do you have medical staff available in case of emergencies?
Yes! Our emergency medical services are provided by RPS/Tuxedo Ambulance Corp. There is an ambulance stationed at First Aid throughout the day.
Are service animals allowed?
Yes! Service animals under the ADA are happily welcomed at the Faire.
What kind of food do you sell?
We have a wide variety of food ranging from simple to exotic. Roasted Turkey Legs might be considered the “don’t leave without trying one” Renaissance food. We’ve also expanded our menu to include vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options! Click here to see our complete menu.
What kind of beverages to you serve?
We serve a variety of Pepsi products, iced tea, lemonade and bottled water. Our specialty drinks and alcoholic selection can be found here.
What form of ID do I need to purchase alcohol?
We accept official state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards, Military IDs and passports. A valid ID must include photo and date of birth.
What is mead?
Mead is the oldest form of alcoholic beverage known to man. It is simply fermented honey made in a similar brewing process as beer.
Can I bring my own food or drink into the Faire?
No outside food or drink is permitted into the Faire. The Faire offers a wide variety of food including vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. Our complete menu can be found here. If you cannot eat any of our food options, you are welcome to return to your vehicle to eat. Please ensure that you receive a hand stamp on your way out so you can rejoin the fun!