Nearby Getaways: Spend Part of Labor Day Weekend with a Knight

The New York Renaissance Festival continues with shows, activities, music, food and merchants until Sept. 23.

This 35th anniversary season of the New York Renaissance Faire in Sterling Forest continues this Labor Day weekend and runs through Sept. 23.

The Faire, located in Tuxedo off Route 17, creates an Elizabethan English village, where costumed performers immerse themselves into their roles as knights and maidens.

Besides lots of food and drink, the Faire features jousting tournaments, acrobatics, magicians, jugglers, swashbuckling pirates, a Living Chess Match and special shows.

There are games and a marketplace featuring more than 100 artisans offering the handmade crafts, jewelry and toys.

When:  Aug. 4th through Sept. 23, Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Monday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm - Open Rain or Shine 

Where: 600 Route 17A - Sterling Forest – Tuxedo, NY 10987 (Take the New York State Thruway to the Sloatsburg exit)


At the Box Office on Faire Days

  • Adult Ticket: $22.00 (ages 13 & up)
  • Child Ticket: $11.00 (ages 5-12)
  • Children under 5 years of age free

Discount Tickets available on-line at WWW.RENFAIR.COM; Group Rates available for 15 or more by calling 845-351-5174; Senior & Military discounts at the Box Office on Faire Days

Parking is free, but there is a $5 charge per vehicle charge for "preferred" parking (you don't have to walk as far).


Chris McHugh August 31, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Took the family to this last year. It was our first renaissance fair and it was amazing! Don't miss the show while you're there. Can anyone tell me how the NY Renaissance Festival compares to Medieval Times in New Jersey?
Heron August 31, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I haven't been to the Festival in New Jersey but I have been to the one in Tuxedo, and also the one at Caramoor in Katonah. My family enjoyed both very much, but the one in Tuxedo seemed more commercial, more crowded and much "splashier " whereas the Caramoor festival had much more of a "scholarly" feel, with a greater emphasis on Renaissance music.
William Demarest August 31, 2012 at 06:28 PM
My favorite elements of the NY Renaissance Faire include the artists who demonstrate their glass-blowing techniques, the Birds of Prey demonstration (really good!) and the comedy skits of the costumed performers ... if you sit in the first three rows, you can expect to be part of the show! And, it's work paying the $5 for the preferred parking to save on walking.


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