Carolina Renaissance Festival

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

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

Final Huzzah!
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Final Huzzah!

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Chomp a Turkey Leg before Turkey Day and don't miss the last chance of the year to experience your best day out in History! Donate canned foods at the Festival entrance and SAVE $15 by receiving FREE child admission ages 5-12 (children under 5 always free). Don't miss your last chance to take part in the merriment!  One canned food item is all it takes to receive the discount but please feel free to donate more. 

Costume Contest!  Win $1,000!  Stop by the iHeart Radio and 96.9 The Kat display located outside the Village gates from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for details on how to enter the contest and win.  Huzzah!

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Time Travelers Weekend!
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Time Travelers Weekend!

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You don’t need a passport to Time Travel to the 16th Century! Come as you are or dress as your favorite time traveling character inspired by movies, TV, comic books, science fiction and/or fantasy - all costume genres welcome! 

Enjoy book signings by popular local science fiction and fantasy authors!  Click here for a detailed list of authors participating in the event!

Children ages 5-12 are FREE with a donation of school supplies at the Parent Teacher Magazine and Classroom Central booth at the Festival entrance or at Park Road Books in Charlotte. (Children under 5 always free). `

Win FREE Tickets for a return visit (and other prizes too) in the Time Traveler’s costume contest! Contest begins at 2:00 PM for children and adult contest to follow immediately after at the Haven (located beyond the Edgewood Theatre).

Win $1,000!  Stop by the iHeart Radio and 99.7 The Fox display located outside the Village gates from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for details on how to enter the costume contest and win.  Huzzah!

Enjoy these special guests of the realm:

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Journey through our Time Travelers Display featuring the DeLorean Time Machine replica from Back To The Future.  A portion of optional donations  collected will be contributed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.  For more information on the DeLorean Time Machine, see here http://www.deloreantimemachine.com/

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Look closely and you might spot the Doctor roaming the village and take a picture with the Doctor Who! Tardis.

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Learn the skills needed to become a Superhero! Stop by The Haven from 11:00a - 4:00p for special training games and activities presented by the superheroes and villains of Be Your Own Hero.

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The 501st Legion have invaded the Village! Can you spot them at the Joust?! https://www.501st.com/

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Established in 2005, the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society (CAPS) is an organization of like-minded, yet diverse, individuals who are adult professionals serving as paranormal researchers and investigators. Our staff is dedicated and committed to the research, documentation, validation, history, and investigation of ghostly phenomena/paranormal activity.

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Deaf Awareness Day!

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Fluent Language Solutions and Central Piedmont Community College are proud to partner with the Carolina Renaissance Festival to provide a renaissance experience for the deaf. 

Certified sign language interpreters will perform interpreted stage performances at select stages located inside the village.  Student interpreters will also be available to offer services.  Anyone interested in deaf awareness is invited to share in this special occasion.

We are also excited to welcome unique guest performer Dack Virnig. Dack is an American Sign Language silent story teller whose mission is to entertain and engage audiences of all ages with top-notch performances filled with outstanding content and plots laden with twists and turns. Don’t miss Dack’s performances at the Royal Pavilion Stage.


The Deaf and Hard of Hearing can SAVE with discount admission.  Stop by the deaf awareness informational booth located outside the village entrance for details!

This special event day is made possible by the support of the following partners:


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Pirates' Christmas!
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Pirates' Christmas!

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ARRRRGH! It's foolish pleasures and pirate's treasures!  Special Pirate Entertainment scheduled all weekend long!  Start your Holiday shopping early and save at the Fairhaven Village Marketplace! 

Purchase $250 or more in festival arts & crafts and receive two FREE $25 Renaissance Festival Tickets valid for the remaining two weekends of this 2018 season. Offer valid for purchases made November 3 and 4, 2018 only. Must present receipts on day of purchase at the information booth located outside Festival entrance to receive tickets. One offer per person.

You can also Win Free Tickets for a Return Visit (and other prizes too) in the Pirate Costume Contest! Dress as your favorite scurrrrvy dog and win prizes in the Pirate's Costume Contest! Contest occurs at 2:00 PM for children and adult contest to follow immediately after at the Haven (located beyond the Edgewood Theatre).

Win $1,000!  Stop by the iHeart Radio and Channel 96.1 display located outside the Village gates from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for details on how to enter the Costume Contest and win.  Huzzah!

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Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights!
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights!

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Already the Carolinas' largest costume party, the Carolina Renaissance Festival becomes the place to celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy FREE Child Admission with no coupon required for all children 12 and under.  

Children and parents alike enjoy the fun and safe trick or treating experience with free treats to be found at over 100 locations throughout the Festival Village.  And don't miss the children's Halloween Treasure Hunt with Treasure Chest filled with prizes!  Stop by the 107.9 The Link display outside the front gate to pick up your treat bags and treasure maps provided free to children each day, while supplies last.

Win Free Tickets for a Return Visit (and other prizes too)!  Children and adults are also encouraged to show off their Halloween costumes and enter the Halloween Costume Contest!  All costumes are welcome! Contest occurs at 2:00 PM at The Haven (beyond the Edgewood Theatre) Huzzah!

In addition, a full day of regular Festival entertainment is complimented by the Knights of the Living Dead zombie jousting challenge happening three times daily throughout Halloween weekend.  And don't forget, the Festival is a great place to buy your Halloween costume or costume accessories! 

This weekend is made possible by:

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Celtic Music Weekend!
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Celtic Music Weekend!

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WIN TICKETS for a return visit and much more! Hunky Highlanders and non-kilt wearing Men are encouraged to show their stuff in the Men of Skills Competition! Contests include a Test of Strength, a Test of Confidence, and a Test of Skill. All in good fun! Prizes will be awarded. Contest occurs at 2:30 PM at The Haven (beyond the Edgewood Theatre) Huzzah!

Special guest musicians and Festival mynstrel's present a bevy of your favorite Celtic music!  Don't miss CRAIC and The Reelin Rogues! (see below)

Costume Contest!  Win $1,000!  Stop by the iHeart Radio display located outside the Village gates from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for details on how to enter the contest and win.  Huzzah!

 The CRAIC Show! ( pronounced CRACK ) This Celtic rock steampunk, barbarian blended band of minstrels features roguish vocals, a rhythmic mandolin, a harmonizing violin, intense percussion and blaring bagpipes. The CRAIC Show is fresh, high energy olde world music!

The CRAIC Show! ( pronounced CRACK ) This Celtic rock steampunk, barbarian blended band of minstrels features roguish vocals, a rhythmic mandolin, a harmonizing violin, intense percussion and blaring bagpipes. The CRAIC Show is fresh, high energy olde world music!

  The Reelin’ Rogues is a high-energy Celtic music group consisting of Zach Dean with soaring lead vocals and acoustic guitar and Giuliana Marie on her driving bodhrán and vocals. The Reelin’ Rogues bring a fresh take to traditional Celtic music by melding vocals that will capture your ears and spirit with unique arrangements inspired by their love of old school punk rock and traditional folk music.

The Reelin’ Rogues is a high-energy Celtic music group consisting of Zach Dean with soaring lead vocals and acoustic guitar and Giuliana Marie on her driving bodhrán and vocals. The Reelin’ Rogues bring a fresh take to traditional Celtic music by melding vocals that will capture your ears and spirit with unique arrangements inspired by their love of old school punk rock and traditional folk music.

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BrewFest Weekend!
Oct
13
to Oct 14

BrewFest Weekend!

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Hoist a toast of fine festival ale!  Taste the 2018 Gambrinus Cup award winning homebrew!  Learn the time honored craft of beer brewing!  Sample a selection of fine micro-brewed ale!  Play a series of RenFest Beer Games!

Adventurous costumed ladies are invited to flirtatiously strut their stuff in the Saucy Maiden Costume Contest! All in good, clean fun of course! Stop by New Haven just past Edgewood Stage at 3pm to enter! Prizes will be awarded. 

BrewFest activities start at 12:00pm at the New Haven (behind Edgewood Stage).  Sampling sales end at 3:15, sampling last call is 3:30, and activities end at 4:00 PM.

Costume Contest!  Win $1,000!  Stop by the iHeart Radio display located outside the Village gates from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for details on how to enter the contest and win.  Huzzah! 

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Kids FREE Weekend!
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Kids FREE Weekend!

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SAVE $15 with FREE child admission ages 5-12 (under 5 always free).  Coupon required.  Click here for coupon information.


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Please join WSOC-TV's Steve Udelson, Saturday (10/6) onsite for a very special Steve’s Coats for Kids collection day! Bring any sized new or gently used coat donation and receive a FREE child admission! Every coat makes a difference!


Costume Contest!  Win $1,000!  Stop by the iHeart Radio and 106.5 The End display located outside the Village gates from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for details on how to enter the contest and win.  Huzzah!

 

 

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Opening Weekend!  Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Adults!
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Opening Weekend! Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Adults!

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HEAR YE!  HEAR YE!  It is time to celebrate!  The gates of Fairhaven have opened!  Kick off the 25th annual season with ROYAL SAVINGS!  Adults receive two adult tickets for the price of one at the Festival Box Office. A Two for One coupon is required. Click here for coupon location information.

Costume Contest!  Win $1,000!  Stop by the iHeart Radio and 102.9 The Lake display located outside the Village gates from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for details on how to enter the contest and win.  Huzzah!

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RenFest Job Fair - Day 4
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

RenFest Job Fair - Day 4

Carolina Renaissance Festival Hosts Job Fair

Autumn is around the corner and with it comes the Carolina Renaissance Festival.  Pirates, Nobles, Mermaids and Knights - it takes a lot of work to organize the region’s largest costume party! 

The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold a job fair on Saturday, September 8th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 

The fair will be held at the Festival grounds located just north of Charlotte, between Concord and Huntersville, at 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. 

The Festival hires 350 seasonal employees on an annual basis.  Employees will have the opportunity hawk turkey legs and ale, sell admission tickets, greet guests, and more.  Applicants should be able to produce documents showing they are able to work in the United States, if hired.  Resumes are appreciated but not required for most positions. Questions about the job faire can be directed to crfjobs@renfestinfo.com

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RenFest Job Fair - Day 3
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

RenFest Job Fair - Day 3

Carolina Renaissance Festival Hosts Job Fair

Autumn is around the corner and with it comes the Carolina Renaissance Festival.  Pirates, Nobles, Mermaids and Knights - it takes a lot of work to organize the region’s largest costume party! 

The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold a job fair on Friday, September 7th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 

The fair will be held at the Festival grounds located just north of Charlotte, between Concord and Huntersville, at 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. 

The Festival hires 350 seasonal employees on an annual basis.  Employees will have the opportunity hawk turkey legs and ale, sell admission tickets, greet guests, and more.  Applicants should be able to produce documents showing they are able to work in the United States, if hired.  Resumes are appreciated but not required for most positions. Questions about the job faire can be directed to crfjobs@renfestinfo.com

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RenFest Job Fair - Day 2
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

RenFest Job Fair - Day 2

Carolina Renaissance Festival Hosts Job Fair

Autumn is around the corner and with it comes the Carolina Renaissance Festival.  Pirates, Nobles, Mermaids and Knights - it takes a lot of work to organize the region’s largest costume party! 

The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold a job fair on Saturday, August 25th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 

The fair will be held at the Festival grounds located just north of Charlotte, between Concord and Huntersville, at 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. 

The Festival hires 350 seasonal employees on an annual basis.  Employees will have the opportunity hawk turkey legs and ale, sell admission tickets, greet guests, and more.  Applicants should be able to produce documents showing they are able to work in the United States, if hired.  Resumes are appreciated but not required for most positions. Questions about the job faire can be directed to crfjobs@renfestinfo.com

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RenFest Job Fair - Day 1
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

RenFest Job Fair - Day 1

Carolina Renaissance Festival Hosts Job Fair

Autumn is around the corner and with it comes the Carolina Renaissance Festival.  Pirates, Nobles, Mermaids and Knights - it takes a village!  Come work at the region’s largest costume party! 

The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold a job fair on Friday, August 24 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

The fair will be held at the Festival grounds located just north of Charlotte, between Concord and Huntersville, at 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. 

The Festival hires 350 seasonal employees on an annual basis.  Employees will have the opportunity hawk turkey legs and ale, sell admission tickets, greet guests, and more.  Applicants should be able to produce documents showing they are able to work in the United States, if hired.  Resumes are appreciated but not required for most positions. Questions about the job fair can be directed to crfjobs@renfestinfo.com

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