Head out to the Connecticut Renaissance Faire for a unique and fun family outing. The Faire is open now and runs every weekend through October 27-28th and Columbus Day Monday. Regular hours are 11am-6pm with the Halloween Knights (included in your admission!) running from 6-9pm. This includes great Halloween Fun including safe trick or treating, costume contests and a zombie dance. If you so desire, dress up as a knight or fair maiden and get into the medieval spirit. Feast on turkey legs while watching armored knights jousting on horseback. The best part is that you can WIN FREE TICKETS right here. If you’ve never been to a Renaissance Faire, see their site for a great itinerary for families with young kids.
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire recreates a medieval English village at festival time, and their guests of honor are none other than King Arthur and Queen Guinevere themselves. Meet the royal couple, sing and dance along to period music, check out a variety of handmade wares in the medieval marketplace, test your skill as a warrior at the Hitting & Stabbing Emporium or in a safe and friendly contest of arms. In addition, the Connecticut Renaissance Faire is hosting a number of special events and theme weekends, including its popular “Halloween Knights” beginning tonight featuring safe trick-or-treating with our merchants and a nighttime flaming joust
One of our moderators went to the Faire last weekend and describes it as a great day-trip from Lower Fairfield County if you have children who will be able to sit for 10-20 minutes to enjoy any of the hundreds of shows they have going on. They should be at least 3 or 4 years old to enjoy and participate but those 6+ would surely enjoy it more. Absolutely get them dressed up into anything – princess, pirate, knight, soldier – even Batman will do just to feel like part of the fun. Food prices here are reasonable (turkey leg $8/soda or water $2) BUT the lines for the food stalls are over 20-30 minutes long. For anything – french fries or chicken. So, be prepared with snacks in your bag while waiting. While there are hundreds of shows, the main part of the fair is all of the shop vendors lining the streets selling everything from scented oils to local honey, medieval clothing to jewelry. Bring Money. Also, go with the expectation that while this Faire is the only of it’s kind in our area and is a great asset, understand that it is not in the same league as the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
Modern Term Renaissance Speak
Hello “Good Day!” or “Well met!”
Good bye “Fare the well!” or “God save thee!”
Please “I pray thee”
Thank you “Grammercy”
Young woman “Wench”
When in doubt of a word simply make one up by adding “eth” to a modern word such as “runneth yonder” or “filleth my cup” and add a “thee” here and there. Have fun with your words and enjoy your day at the Renaissance Faire.
Enter the drawing for a TWO free adult Tickets to the faire ($32 value!) Kids 6 and under are free and children 7-15 are only $10 (even less with their newsletter coupons or by bringing a canned good)
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Visit www.ctfaire.com for further details and a full schedule of events.