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

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

Opening Weekend! Buy 1, Get 1 FREE!

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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 Wench Costume Contest! All in good, clean fun of course!  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.

Participate in the BrewFest Pub Crawl!  More details coming soon!

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Celtic Music Weekend!
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Celtic Music Weekend!

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Special guest musicians and Festival mynstrel's present a bevy of your favorite Celtic music.

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 2:00 PM at The Haven (beyond the Edgewood Theatre) 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!

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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!  

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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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!

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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! 

Journey through our Time Travelers Display featuring the DeLorean Time Machine replica from Back To The Future and Doctor Who! Tardis.  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/

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

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). 

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). `

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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. 

Can food donations benefit:

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