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New York Renaissance Faire

Travel back in time to an age of adventure! Join Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to a beautiful 16th century English village. Cheer your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament. Meet Robin Hood and his Merry Band. Feast on savory sweets and tempting treats. See amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more! Play a game of skill or chance. Stroll our quaint village as the music of the Renaissance surrounds you. Shop our Marketplace, featuring over 100 Artisans offering the finest in handmade wares. Where Fantasy Rules!

Updated Sunday, August 30, 2019.

Mensans Go to Ren Faire
Sat, September 28, @ noon

We'll meet up at noon, by the ticket booths. Look out for parking and free shuttle buses to the site.
For more details and a discount coupon for ticket purchases, see links below. Please contact our Mid-Hudson Mensa VP, David Schwartz, to let him know you will be there:


Admission includes all entertainment, including jousts, parades, and the on-going spectacle of hundreds of performers in street and stage performances. There are interactive living history exhibits, craft demonstrations, and activities for children. See performances on 20 stages, and over 100 craftspeople, all set within 65 acres of beautiful forest. Costumes are optional (see FAQ).

Most areas of the Faire are handicapped accessible.

Service animals only. No pets or ESAs.

Members of the military with valid ID and seniors age 62+ receive $4.00 off the full price Box Office ticket. This discount cannot be combined with other coupons or offers and is not valid for online tickets.

All costume "weapons" must be sheathed and peace-tied. Bow must be unstrung or strung with yarn or some other cord that cannot hold tension. Arrows must be untipped and peace-tied into their quiver.

No musical instruments allowed.

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