Carolina Renaissance Festival

Saturdays & Sundays, Sept 30 - Nov 19, 2017

16445 Poplar Tent Rd Huntersville, NC, 28078

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, FREE Parking, Open Rain or Shine, No Pets Please

Open Saturdays & Sundays, October 3rd - November 22nd, 2015

The Carolina Renaissance Festival is
Your Source for Premier Live Entertainment!

  • Over 500 Costumed Characters!
  • 12 Stages of Music, Comedy, and Circus Entertainments!
  • Knights on Horseback Jousting Thrice Daily!
  • Faire Games & Peasant Powered Rides!
  • Vegetable Justice Tomato Tossing!
  • Artisan Demonstrations!
  • Over 100 vendors in the Village Aristsan Marketplace!

(Schedule & Map Updated September of Each Year)

Festival entertainment features the following performers:

NEW FOR 2017!

The CRAIC Show!

The CRAIC Show is a high energy & wildly entertaining band that brings a sound that is unlike any other!

Irishman Daniel leads this group with roguish vocals, rhythmic mandolin, and intense bagpipes. These pipes are paired up with enchanting Lady Lydia playing harmonizing violin.  The energy & enthusiasm of Cockney mate, Dylan, on percussion is delightfully contagious. Anchoring the band with strong vocals & heavy bass drum is the Nordic beauty, Tonya.  Watching the group switch and interchange instruments throughout the show is something to see, songs are often started on pipes and ended with the entire group on percussions.

Ever-changing and constantly blending styles, The CRAIC Show is always bringing a fresh, high energy blend of World Medieval Music!  Visit for videos, photos, music and more!

Recent Addition!
Rick the Hypnotist!

Yes! Hypnosis IS real! And with Rick The Hypnotist it’s pretty darned funny too! Want to ride a rocket ship to the moon? How about winning a million-dollar fishing tournament? Or temporarily forgetting your name? You’re never quite sure what will happen in this uproariously funny hypnosis show! Certified hypnotherapist Rick Stratton takes his volunteers on a journey they’ll never forget!

Recent Addition!
Renaissance Vaudeville with
Snorkel the Dancing Pig!

Comedy, Juggling, and a Trained Pig!  What more could you want!? Rick and Jan wow the crowds with their machete and fire juggling while Snorkel The Pig steals the show with his dancing, bowling, and hoop-jumping prowess. Be sure to attend the Meet & Greet with Snorkel after the show!

Don't Miss!
Bret Blackshear! Comedy & Magic!

He's back!  Bret Blackshear (formerly Blackenshear the Curious) returns to the stage with a solid comedy show featuring magic, comedy, and audience participation!  Suitable for all ages fun!  Bring your spouse, bring your date, bring your mom, bring everybody!  Only three shows daily so make your plan and be sure to catch his act!

Recent Addition!  
The Washing Well Wenches!

They're wet! They're wacky! And they want your laundry! The Washing Well Wenches bring us "good, clean fun and wet, dirty women"! 

Recent Addition!
Roses of the Realm - Music, Comedy & Belly Dance!

Why settle for a single rose when you can have a bouquet??  The beautiful Roses of the Realm belly dancers are accompanied by the live music of the Secondhand Gypsies and the hilarious comedic mayhem of Johnny Kabob - all in one amazing show!  Click here to visit the Roses of the Realm online.

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