Special Events & Theme Weekends
There’s always something new in the air at the New York Renaissance Faire! Explore our 2018 Theme Weekends and start planning a summer of adventure!
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September 22 & 23
Discover the hidden you!
Join in the mystery, romance and pageantry of a true European tradition – the Masquerade Ball!
Immerse yourself in the mystique and elegance of the Annual Masquerade Ball, 2:30, at the Chess Board!
Guests are invited to dance and make merry to live music. Who shall you dance with?
The Masquerade will keep your secrets, until you divulge your identity!
September 29 & 30
Whether you long for the Highlands of Scotland or the green fields of Ireland, you’re invited to break out your favorite kilt, your naughtiest limericks, and your most heartfelt toasts. Enjoy Celtic music, contests, and children’s games both days!
Thank you for joining us for these theme weekends!
September 15 & 16
Celebrate your love or discover it for the first time in one of the most romantic venues in history!
Join us for our Vow Renewal — 2:30 pm at The Maypole — no sign up required.
Share a precious moment of your own on our legendary Kissing Bridge.
September 8 & 9
Mermaids! This weekend, Mermaid Pearl and Mermaid Mist are swimming upstream to the Shire to shellabrate Pirate Weekend! If your little ones have ever wanted to meet a real mermaid, come visit the Mariner’s Military Encampment for photos, songs, games, and even the gift of a mermaid’s treasure! Time: Throughout the day
August 25 & 26
Heroes & Villains Weekend and Military & First Responder Appreciation
Heroes and Villains Unite! Step out and join the Heroes or the Villains for a weekend filled with daring deeds and wicked mischief! Come dressed as your favorite Hero or Villain from any realm you choose!
Military and First Responder Appreciation
The New York Renaissance Faire celebrates our modern day Heroes! This weekend, all Active & Veteran Military, Police, Firefighters, and EMT personnel receive a $5.00 discount off full price admission at the Box Office with valid ID.
Heroes and Villains Costume Contest!
Join us for our all-ages Costume Contest at 3:30 on the Fool’s Stage! Categories include Child Hero, Child Villain, Adult Hero, and Adult Villain. Photo-Op Immediately following the Costume Contest.
Capture the Flag!
Come to the Chess Board at 2:30 for Capture the Flag! Pick your side, and help guide your Hero, or your Villain, around the board to ultimate victory!
September 1, 2 & 3
Time Travelers’ Weekend
Get ready for three full days of time-tripping adventure, with costume contests at 2 PM each day, special events and more!
Immerse yourself in the magic and whimsy of Fantasy Day! Appear in your “true” form, be it dragon, wizard, superhero, or fairy. Costume Contest 2:00 pm at the Fool’s Stage.
Time to dress in your Sunday best! Celebrate your imagination, Steampunk Style. Enjoy the elegance of the Victorian era, or the unique mechanical technology of the future. Costume Contest 2:00 pm at the Fool’s Stage.
Vikings, Barbarians and Berserkers are invading the Shire! Dress in your finest pillaging attire and cheer for your favorite clan during the annual Games of Strength and Endurance. Beware, lest you be recruited to join the Horde! Costume Contest 2:00 pm at the Fool’s Stage.
August 4 & 5
Welcome to the 41st Season of the New York Renaissance Faire! Where Fantasy Rules and Imagination takes flight! Open NINE weekends! Join us as we celebrate four glorious decades of art, music, dance & theater. Featuring extraordinary crafts, irresistible food & drink, camaraderie, creativity and joy!
August 11 & 12
Kids Admitted Free Weekend!
Children 12 and under admitted free with one adult ticket purchase. No coupon necessary.
August 18 & 19
Marketplace Weekend & Teacher Appreciation
Receive 2 complimentary tickets for the 2018 season when you spend $200 or more August 18 or 19. Bring your receipts to the information booth to redeem this offer. Tickets must be claimed on date of visit, August 18 or 19. Please note, this offer excludes admission, food, rides and games.
In honor of Marketplace Weekend, we invite the guests of the Faire to judge our Annual Marketplace Master Craftsman Competition! Our talented Artisans have entered their finest items to be on display. One artisan will be named Marketplace Master Craftsman!
Please visit the Guardians of Sterling Garden and cast your vote and be entered to win 2 tickets to return any day of the 2018 season! Voting ends 4pm Sunday, August 19.
Teacher Appreciation Weekend
Back to School is right around the corner. Join us for a little summer fun! The New York Renaissance Faire would like to show our thanks to school faculty and staff by offering a $5.00 discount off full price Box Office admission. Educators and school staff must show their ID badges at the box office to redeem offer.