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

Oct
14
to Oct 15

BrewFest Weekend!

Host a toast of fine festival ale and taste the 2017 Gambrinus Cup Homebrew competition award winning brew!  Learn about the time honored craft of beer brewing!  Sample a selection of fine micro-brewed ale and participate in a series of RenFest Beer Games.

Adventurous costumed ladies are invited to attend the Saucy Wench Costume Contest!  Ladies are encouraged to flirtatiously strut their sultry stuff to influence the judges' votes - all in good, clean fun of course!  Prizes will be awarded.  

BrewFest activities start at 12:00pm and end at 4:00pm at the New Haven (behind Edgewood Stage).

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Oct
21
to Oct 22

Celtic Music Weekend!

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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Oct
28
to Oct 29

Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights!

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.  Stop by the 107.9 The Link display outside the front gate to pick up your FREE child ticket. 

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!  The costume contest will be held at 2:00 PM for children and adults (immediately following the children). The contest is located at the Haven (beyond the Edgewood Theatre).

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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Nov
4
to Nov 5

Pirates' Christmas!

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 2017 season (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 Contests held at 2:00 PM at the Haven (located beyond the Edgewood Theatre).  Separate contests will be held for adults and children.  Prizes will be awarded.

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Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

Deaf Awareness Day!

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 as well as stop by the deaf awareness informational booth located outside the village entrance.

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


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Nov
11
to Nov 12

Time Travelers Weekend!

Heroes!  Villains!  Space travelers and more!  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 the Time Travelers Museum featuring replicas from Back To The Future, Star Wars and Doctor Who! The museum will be located at The Haven (beyond the Edgewood Theatre). 

Win Free Tickets for a return (and other prizes too) in the Time Traveler’s costume contest!  Contest starts at 2:00 PM and is located at The Haven (beyond the Edgewood Theatre).

Children ages 5-12 are FREE with a donation of school supplies at the Parent Teacher Magazine booth at the Festival entrance or at Park Road Books in Charlotte. (Children under 5 always free). School supply donation benefits Classroom Central; providing school supplies to underfunded classrooms around the region.

Enjoy book signings by popular local science fiction and fantasy authors!  

This weekend is made possible by:

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Nov
18
to Nov 19

Final Huzzah!

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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Sep
16
9:00am 9:00am

Job Faire - Day 2

Carolina Renaissance Festival Hosts Job “Faire”

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

The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold a job faire on Friday, September 15th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 

The faire 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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Sep
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Job Faire - Day 1

Carolina Renaissance Festival Hosts Job “Faire”

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

The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold a job faire on Friday, September 15th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 

The faire 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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