The Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Pirate Invasion Weekend


It’s Pirate Weekend at the annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire, and your big chance to break out that pirate Halloween costume that’s just collecting dust. Shiver me timbers, arrr ye ready for some good old-fashioned fun


Free Kids Day: On this day, we provide complimentary admission to the Faire for all Youth (ages 7-15) when accompanied by an adult with a paid general admission.

Pirate Costume Contest: Unless they’re boarding your ship, everybody loves pirates, so dress the part and enter our pirate costume contest! Insider tip: The contest winners often talk like pirates, walk like pirates, and get into the whole pirate role. Do you have what it takes to win?


Siren Song Contest: Can you sing a mysterious note that would drive sailors to their doom? Please show us your creative song to win this contest.

Meet the Author: Each day of our show, we schedule a new up-and-coming fantasy author. Buy a book, get it signed, join their fan club, and grab a selfie to show you were there. See who the author is for a given day in the Guests Merchants section of our Shops page.

Contest Info: All contests occur on the Sovereign Stage at 4:00 pm. Unless otherwise mentioned, the Faire includes these events with your same-day admission. If you are planning to enter a contest, please arrive 10-15 minutes before starting. At the discretion of the contest host, some events may choose to limit the number of participants in a particular contest due to time restrictions.