Special Events & Theme Weekends

Boffer Wars

Calling all Sword-Fighters-in-Training! Visiting with a young hero? Take part in the Boffer Wars Adventure! Learn sword combat from the greatest fighters in the realm, and test your skills against our trained mercenaries! Continue your quest for adventure through the Shire! Find out how at the Boffer Wars Adventure Tent
Boffer Wars occur throughout the day.
Where: Sign up at the big yellow tent in the Enchanted Forest
Cost: $5 per training session/per child
Please note: All swords are foam!
Recommended ages 4 – 12

Kids’ Quest

Join the Fairies! Brave and imaginative children are invited on an interactive fantasy adventure! Help the Faerie Folk discover the magic in their home, the Enchanted Forest.  Each child receives a gift from the Fairies at the end of their quest!
30-minute Quests start at 11:30 am1:00 pm3:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Where: Sign up at the big yellow tent in the Enchanted Forest
Cost: $5 per quest/per child 
Recommended ages: 4 – 10 
ASL Friendly

August 17 & 18 — Opening Weekend!
Kids’ Weekend and Teacher Appreciation

Welcome to the 42nd season of the New York Renaissance Faire!

Kids Admitted Free!
Children 12 and under admitted free with one adult ticket purchase. No coupon necessary.

Show off your finery at the Children’s Costume Contest! Join us for more Children’s Activities throughout the Shire: Kids’ Quest, Boffer Wars, Join Robin Hood’s Merry Band, the Children’s Knighting Ceremony at the Queen’s Glade, plus rides, games and more!

Teacher Appreciation
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.

August 24 & 25
Marketplace Weekend

Receive 2 complimentary tickets for the 2019 season when you spend $200 or more August 24 or 25. Bring your receipts to the information booth to redeem this offer. Tickets must be claimed on date of visit, August 24 or 25. 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 2019 season! Voting ends 4pm Sunday, August 25.

August 31, September 1 &  2
Time Travelers’ Weekend

Get ready for three full days of time-tripping adventure, with costume contests, special events and more!

Fantasy Saturday
Immerse yourself in the magic and whimsy of Fantasy Day! Appear in your “true” form, be it dragon, wizard, superhero, or fairy.

Steampunk Sunday
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.

Barbarian Monday
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!

September 7 & 8

Heroes & Villains Weekend – $5 off for Military and First Responders

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.

September 14 & 15
Pirate Weekend

Prepare to be boarded, matey, as the Shire is overrun with privateers and buccaneers! Learn to speak and fight like a pirate all weekend!

September 21 & 22
Romance Weekend

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 Ceremony- no sign up required! Share a precious moment of your own on our legendary Kissing Bridge.

September 28 & 29
Masquerade Weekend

Discover the hidden you!

Join in the mystery, romance and pageantry of a true European tradition – the Annual Masquerade Ball! 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!

October 5 & 6
Celtic Weekend

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!

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