HEAR YE! HEAR YE! It is time to celebrate! The gates of Fairhaven have opened! Kick off the 24th 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.
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).
Special guest musicians and Festival mynstrel's honor key individuals instrumental in driving the region's rich Celtic Music. Click here to learn more.
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 3:00 PM at The Haven (beyond the Edgewood Theatre) Huzzah!
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 3:00 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:
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 $200 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 3:00 PM at the Haven (located beyond the Edgewood Theatre). Separate contests will be held for adults and children. Prizes will be awarded.
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 3:00 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).
Enjoy book signings by popular local science fiction and fantasy authors! Click here for additional details!
This weekend is made possible by:
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: