The 2013 Robin Hood Springtime Festival will be held in Guilford, CT on the weekends of May 18-19 and 25-26, and June 1-2.
It is our hope that our guests will share the same passion we discovered as children and be equally interested to learn about history, the performing arts, costuming, music, dance, and more. Learning aside, there are more stage-and-street shows than you can see in a day, shopping, food, games and plenty of other things to keep you busy on your mythical journey back in time.
Visit http://robinhoodsfaire.com/ for more details.
The 2013 New Hampshire Renaissance Faire will be held May 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th in Kingston, NH.
The NH Renaissance Faire is a family friendly, educational, visual, theatrical and fantastical event held in gorgeous, (and central), Kingston, NH. From historical knights to fantastical fairies, NHRF brings together education and fun for the whole family. Our merchants are mainly local artisans with an emphasis on hand made items including costumes, jewelry, pottery, herbals, weaponry, and more. Some will even demonstrate their craft live for your enjoyment.
Learn more at http://www.nhrenfaire.com/.
The Open Fields Medieval Festival will be held in Thetford, VT on May 25th:
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Open Fields will hold its Medieval Festival on the Thetford Green from 11 am to 3 pm. During this family-friendly festival, the Green comes alive with the sights and sounds of a Medieval village. A King & Queen, knights and ladies, peasants, craftsmen, shepherds, and farmers gather to celebrate the age via music, dance, games of skill and chance, food, parades, storytelling, Benny the Dragon, and feats of juggling and acrobatics. Costumes are encouraged.
Visit http://www.vtmedfest.com/ for more information.
[Tip from Mindy at Open Fields]
The Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox, MA will host a Medieval Faire on October 7th from 10am to 5pm:
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will host the 4th annual Medieval Faire on the grounds of the historic mansion in Lenox. The day’s events will include exciting displays of armored combat, equestrian demonstrations, medieval arts, crafts and clothing; strolling troubadours and musicians, as well as exhibits, food and other demonstrations. Re-enactors in armor and period costumes will take part in the action. Heading the day’s programs is Jeffrey Mann. Mann’s specialty is the study of the evolution of armor through the Middle Ages including, how it is made, and tournament combat. Mann has attained the rank of a knight and master armorer within an reenactment organization. For over 20 years, Mann, his squire and retainers have taken their interest and knowledge of medieval life to schools, nursing homes and scouting organizations, bringing the Middle Ages alive.
Visit their website to learn more: http://gildedage.org/ai1ec_event/ventfort-medieval-faire/?instance_id=38564
King Richard’s Faire returns to Carver, MA each weekend from September 1 through October 21, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day Mondays. Find out more at http://kingrichardsfaire.net/.
The Eastport Pirate Festival will be held in Eastport, ME the weekend of September 7-9. Be sure to check out the bed race! You’ll be all warmed up and ready to go for “Talk Like a Pirate Day” on September 19th. Go to http://www.eastportpiratefestival.com/ for details.
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire’s 2012 season in Hebron, CT will run the weekends of September 29-30 and October 6-8, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28. Additionally there will be evening events for “Halloween Knights” on October 6, 7, 13, 20, and 27. Visit http://www.ctfaire.com/ to learn more.
The Enfield Renaissance Festival, a fundraiser for the charity Kids First, will be held in Enfield, CT the weekend of July 28-29. Learn more at http://ctfaire.com/enfield/.
The Waterville Valley Renaissance Faire is a new event, but it’s run by the people behind the Winslowshire Festival (which is sadly no more) and the Abbadia Mare Festival. This event will be held in Waterville Valley, NH on August 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th. Learn more at http://watervillevalleyrenfaire.com/.
The Abbadia Mare Festival is a Renaissance festival being held at Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA the weekend of July 21st and 22nd. How many renfairs can claim to have their own castle? Learn more at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com/.