Open Saturdays & Sundays, October 3rd - November 22nd, 2015
* UPDATE * REVISED * UPDATE *
Opening WEEKEND Postponed!
The Festival opening has been postponed to Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11th. The Festival typically opens rain or shine. The postponement is a result of unique weather conditions and NC State of Emergency declaration.
History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot! Huzzah! Click to learn more.
Jousting Knights on Horseback!
Clashing armor, thundering hooves, and dramatic theater unfold as Fairhaven's bravest knights battle for their Majesties' honor three times daily in the tournament arena! Click here to learn more.
Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages. Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments! The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement. You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows! Click here to learn more!
Shop the Artisan Marketplace!
Glass blowing, blacksmithing, cobblers, potters, candle makers, sculpting, leather work, jewelry and much more! The Artisan Marketplace features over 100 vendors displaying a variety of unique, hand-made wares. It’s a shopper’s paradise! With the holiday season just around the corner, The Carolina Renaissance Festival is the perfect place to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. Click here to learn more!
Games & Rides!
The Village is full of games of skill and one-of-a-kind people-powered rides for the entire family! Ride the World's Largest Rocking Horse, take a spin on Da Vinci's Flying Machine, or sail the high seas on the Voyage to the New World. Take a ride on a camel or visit the petting farm! Throw a tomato at a surly peasant at Vegetable Justice or try your hand at archery! Fly high into the sky on the Pirate's Assault Catapult. Click here to learn more.
Student Education Days!
Immerse your students in renaissance history! The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a cornucopia of sights, sounds and experiences, bringing to life the ambiance of an early European village celebration. The Festival opens on three special weekdays to accommodate students and teachers who wish to enjoy a very distinctive field trip opportunity. Click here to learn more!
Feast like Royalty!
Dish up a roaring good time with fyne Festival food! Eat your way through the Village as endless concessionaires offer a wide assortment of confections, premium meats on sticks, stews, and much more! Wash it all down with a craft brewed ale or Pepsi! Click here to learn more!
Fun for the Whole Family!
Fairies, Pirates, Knights, Nobles and more! Escape to the Carolina Renaissance Festival for a fun-filled family adventure!