NEW ENGLAND’S OLDE ENGLAND

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Shows & Entertainment

Exciting. Interactive. Fun. Our performers travel from around the world to bring something genuinely unique to Connecticut. See for yourself why our guests return time after time to see these fantastic performances.

Please take advantage of our affordable season passes to see new shows, shops, and more as our themes change each weekend. Unless otherwise noted, we include all performances with your admission. Some performers may busk for tips. Please tip at your discretion.

Medical Demonstration by das Geld Fähnlein

WEEKS 4, 5, 6 & 7 ONLY! Soldiers are highly prone to injury and illness, which is why das Geld Fähnlein has skilled medical personnel on hand to handle emergencies as they arise. Covering everything from balancing your humours to amputating a shattered limb, the latest in medical knowledge will amaze and, likely, disturb you.

Story of Queen Elizabeth

The year is 1564. Elizabeth — Queen of England, Ireland, Wales, and France — is celebrating her yearly progress in Lebanshire, where the Lord Mayor has pulled out all the stops for entertaining Her Majesty! Jousting! Juggling! Music! Storytellers! And Fairies! Nobles and dignitaries from around the known world are here to celebrate with the Queen (and even seek her

Shakespeare Approves!

Join your friendly, neighbourhood Shakespeare as he takes you on adventures full of merriment: sword fights, mistaken identities, star-cross’d lovers, flying implements of doom, musical numbers, death by fluffy kittens, and … being pursued by a bear. The Shakespearean adventures are zany performances shaped to be fun for everyone!

Weapons Demo by das Geld Fähnlein

Sept 18 thru Oct 17! Witness the latest in military technology and technique as demonstrated by the members of das Geld Fähnlein. From swords to guns, these Landsknecht are the most feared soldiers on the 16th century battlefield. Warning: blackpowder guns will be fired.

Sheriff Bracken

Sept 18 thru Oct 17 only! Be wary when you wander the streets of Lebanshire, for Sheriff Bracken is on patrol. His interpretation of the law is versatile enough to incriminate you on wide variety of offences, be they real or imagined. Remember, your innocence is nothing more than the delusion of a wicked mind. Is not Justice Fun?

The Penniless Jacks

The Penniless Jacks are charismatic purveyors of pub music. Whether it be centuries-old shanties, boisterous drinking songs, rousing rebel tunes, or ballads of love, The Penniless Jacks will have you singing, clapping, and stamping along to their unique sound and energy.

Armored Combat Demo

Watch as the Knights of Gore don full plate armor and beat the living daylights out of each other in an unrehearsed, no holds-barred, medieval battle.

Spur of the Moment Jousting

When you hear the words “Spur of the Moment” , it evokes spontaneity, impulse and excitement; a perfect description of our Joust show! Come and see brightly attired knights on their valiant steeds battling at the joust, or showing off their skills in games involving precision and timing! Some of the challenges are rehearsed….other times, we wing it! 

Meet the Royals

Queen Elizabeth returns to Lebonshire for their yearly celebration! Join her and her Royal visitors at The Sovereign Stage at TEN and FOURTY-FIVE and pay tribute to Her Majesty.

Cooking demo

Historical Cooking Demo by das Geld Fähnlein

Sept 18 thru Oct 17! 11AM and throughout the day at the Living History Encampment. An army marches on its stomach and the women of das Geld Fähnlein are experts at keeping those stomachs full! Campfire cooking produces amazing results in the hands of these skilled camp followers.

Knights School

Education in a fun and real environment! Bring your little ones…or just yourself and learn something about the lives of knights and squires. Quest Giving – 11am and 12pm Don’t Lose your Head: Helmet Demo – 12:30pm Strike a Pose: Medieval Weapons Demo – 2:15pm For Honor and Glory: Roles of Knights and Squires Preparing for War – 3:00pm Knighting

Knighting Ceremony with Queen Elizabeth

Has your young knight or lady brought honor to his house and to her name? Have them present themselves to Queen Elizabeth at the hour of ONE BELL of the CLOCK at the Rose & Crown Stage to receive their accolades! Happens just prior to the Royal Parade but at the end of Boons & Favours. Don’t miss this great

Lady Pretensia Presents

Lady Pretensia Knobble (pronounced Noble) has convinced some of the townsfolk to help her present  “Cupid and Psyche”, “Merry Manners” and more at the Sovereign Stage.

Knightwings: Birds of Prey

Witness the beauty of these incredible birds of prey in flight. Watch them chase lures and perform for the audience.

Activities & More to do

When you’re not exploring our bustling marketplace or watching shows, we’ve got plenty of activities to keep you busy. These activities may have a fee associated with them. Our themed weekends may have additional contests and activities not shown here.

Castle Escape – Escape Room

The crazed court Jester has trapped you and your friends in the dungeon! Work as a team to solve his clues to escape within the time limit and claim your victory!

Tomato Torment

An interactive comedy show that is fun for the whole family! Hurl tomatoes at the witty insultur as he entertains you!

Throwing Games – Axes, Daggers, and Spears!

“Axes! Daggers! Spears! OH MY!” That’s the sound you’ll hear coming from our gaming glen where you can find games of chance that will not only test your mettle as a warrior, but help train you for the coming battle with her Majesty’s enemies! Throwing weapons are a fun way to hone those long dormant battle skills. Fun for ALL

Smite the Knight

Do you have what it takes to defeat one of Her Majesty’s greatest warriors? Find out in the ring! Smite the Knight is a safe “Boffer” style combat game where you square off against one of our “trained professionals” in safe, fun sword play. First one to five hits is declared the winner! Fun for kids AND adults! * Fee

Knight’s Encampment

Join this group of Knights led by Lord Jeffery and learn the rules of Chivalry, how to prepare your armor and weapons for battle, how to make chainmail and more. Find them along Lord Jeffery’s March by the Joust Field. Stop by any time. Who knows…you may learn something!

Test of Strength

Swing the hammer to ring the bell! Compete with fellow patrons in the daily “Strong man Contest” to prove that you are indeed the strongest lord in the kingdom!

Archery

Real bows and arrows and we let YOU use them! *Fee applies

Dice Knight Adventures!

Join us for an amazing interactive LARP that turns your whole faire experience into a giant game! Earn experience points and level up as a warrior, rogue or wizard. Join us on quests throughout the day. *Fee applies