Special Events & Theme Weekends

Special Events and Theme Weekends add an extra layer of fun for our guests. Every weekend celebrates the joy and spirit of the Renaissance, and on the following weekends, we infuse an exciting twist.

Theme Weekends 2024

Pirate Weekend

August 17 & 18, 2024

Yar! Hoist the mainsails, drop ye anchor, and don your best dress, ye scallywags, for pirates and sailors of all sorts are taking over this weekend! Whether you love to sing sea shanties, have perfected your pirate talk, or just love the beauty of sailing upon the open ocean – this is a weekend for all things nautical, piratical, and fun!

Costume Contest
Swagger on deck and join the crew in your seafaring finery! Prizes include two tickets to return to the Faire through September 22, 2024 and gift certificates for the Renaissance Collection Souvenir Booth. Check the stage schedule for locations and times.

Pirate Crew Photo Gathering
Bring your finest pirate attire and your cameras for this season’s pirate gathering and group photos!

Pirate Trivia
Are ye a landlubber or a true pirate? Test your knowledge of all things piratical at our NEW Team Trivia game!
Winners receive a gift certificate for the Renaissance Collection Souvenir Booth.

Kids’ Pirate Games and Joke Contest
Join the Chess Masters for swashbuckling fun at the Chess Board! Why does it take a Pirate so long to learn the alphabet? Because he spends years at C! If you can do better than THAT, try your luck at our Pirate Joke Contest! Recommended for ages 2-12.
Check the stage schedule for times.

Marketplace Weekend

August 24 & 25, 2024

Spend $500 in our Marketplace and receive two tickets to return to the Faire through September 22, 2024. Bring your receipts to the Information Booth to redeem this offer. All receipts must be for purchases made on the same day, either August 24 or 25, 2024. Tickets must be claimed on the date of your visit, August 24 or 25. Please note that this offer excludes admission, food, beverages, rides, and games.

Time Traveler Weekend

August 31, September 1 & 2, 2024

We invite all our guests to dress up in their finest time-traveling attire! Celebrate your favorite era with characters of any genre, be it fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, cosplay, and more. No matter which century you portray, we’re looking forward to celebrating a leap back (or forward) in time! It is, after all, a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey… stuff.

Costume Contest
Dust off your time machine, and join us with your finest time-traveling attire! Prizes include two tickets to return to the Faire through September 22, 2024, and gift certificates for the Renaissance Collection Souvenir Booth. Check the stage schedule for locations and times.

Time Travelers’ Trivia
Test your knowledge of real or fictional characters from all eras of history!
Winners receive a gift certificate for the Renaissance Collection Souvenir Booth.

Kids’ Games
Join the Chess Masters for fun at the Chess Board! Recommended for ages 2-12. Check the stage schedule for times.

Are you hosting any other theme weekends?

No. We are only hosting three Theme Weekends for the 2024 season: Pirate, Marketplace, and Time Traveler Weekend. We look forward to the return of other theme weekends (such as Scout Weekend) in future seasons. Thank you for your continued support.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Event: VIP Joust Seating

VIP Joust Seating

Put yourself in the middle of the action with VIP Seating at the Roselawn Tournament Joust Field! Enjoy the Royal Treatment with covered seating, a pickle, a pennant, and a non-alcoholic beverage! Tickets are $20 per person/per Joust. Seating is limited to 300 people per show.

Tickets for the 12:00 p.m. VIP Joust seating will be available at the Information Booth only on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets for the 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. VIP Joust seating may be purchased in advance online by selecting your date and time here or in person at the Information Booth. Important: all online tickets must be redeemed at the Faire’s Information Booth at least 30 minutes prior to the Joust start time to ensure you receive your beverage, pickle, and pennant. If the event is not sold out, tickets will also be available at the VIP Joust seating area.

(Tickets available July 28. Click Here to reserve your seat!) 

VIP Joust tickets are non-refundable.

Special Event: Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl

The New York Renaissance Faire’s legendary Pub Crawl is back! Join the loud and lusty Pub Crawl Crew who guide you along the village streets to several fine taverns and public houses joking and singing all the way. Try not to spill as you jiggle and giggle at the most bodacious songs, jokes, stories, and riddles the shire has to offer. It’s the most fun to be had this side of 1599! You will receive one alcoholic drink at each Pub Crawl stop for a total of four along with a bottle of water at the conclusion of your Crawl.

The Pub Crawl departs at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. – FOUR times daily and costs $65 to party with us.

Tickets for the 11:00 a.m. crawl will be available for purchase at the Information Booth only on the day of the crawl on a first-come basis.

Tickets for the 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Pub Crawls are available online only and must be redeemed at the Information Booth between 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. to receive your wristband. You MUST check in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled Pub Crawl to receive your wristband. No wristband means no Pub Crawl. If you are late, you will not receive all 4 drinks. No refunds.

PUB CRAWL TICKETS ON SALE JULY 28. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.

You may only Crawl once per day!

The Pub Crawl sells out quickly and does not include admission to The New York Renaissance Faire. You will need an admission ticket and a Pub Crawl ticket if you wish to drink with us.

Must be 21 to participate (IDs will be checked for everyone). Children are not permitted on the Pub Crawl (including children in strollers). Please drink responsibly, we like return customers!

Important Traffic Note: Congestion on the local roadways and lines into the parking areas can be quite long. Please factor this in so that you can make it on time as Pub Crawl tickets are non-refundable. If you are late for your scheduled Pub Crawl, please understand that you will not receive all four drinks as the Crawl will already be in progress.

New York Renaissance Faire Reviews

This faire has a gorgeous permanent site with lakes and lovely landscaping. The shows are entertaining and there is a wide variety of goods for sale from armor to garb to finely crafted jewelry and decorations. The food and drink are also wonderful. I highly recommend seeking out the Skaldvik Viking Village on-site, it’s a great setup where you can learn a bit and even play games, Kub in particular is great fun. – Laura Clark

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