Special Events & Theme Weekends 2015

Pub Crawl photo: Deborah GrosmarkEvery Faire Day - PUB CRAWL

Hosted by The Brewmaster    
Join us for a riotous brewfest with bawdy songs, jokes and drinking games as you explore the pubs of Sterling Shire and sample the finest beers in the company of one of the Shire’s most colorful characters. Receive five drinks including a microbrew at our newly reopened Peacock Pavilion!
SIGN UP at the Information Booth - $35 per person

Tour lasts approx. 75-90 minutes. Limited space available
Two Pub Crawls scheduled per day: 11:15am & 3:00pm

Meet at Matty Groves to begin the festivities!
Participants will also receive a commemorative pin.
Must be 21+ and have your valid Driver’s License/State ID to participate.

photo: Deborah Grosmark


Wine Tasting by Ron FraryEvery Faire Day - Wine Tasting

SIGN UP at the Information Booth - $20 per person
Limited space available
Two Wine Tastings scheduled per day: 1:00pm & 4:00pm

Must be 21+ and have your valid Driver’s License/State ID to participate.


Weekend 1, August 1 & 2, 2015

Opening Weekend

Welcome to the New York Renaissance Faire where fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight; where worlds coexist and dreams come to life! One Adult Ticket for $20!  Print this coupon and present it at the Box Office!


Children by Svetlana GrinbergWeekend 2, August 8 & 9, 2015

Child Free Admission

All children age 12 and younger are free. No purchase necessary. No coupon necessary.

Children's Costume Parade and Contest:

Let your child's creativity shine as they march through the faire grounds then show off their attire!


Photo By Svetlana Grinberg


Artisan by Adam SchererWeekend 3, August 15 & 16, 2015

Marketplace Weekend

Guests who spend $200 or more will receive 2 complimentary tickets to return to the faire this season!

Market Place Master Craftsman:

In honor of Market Place Weekend, we invite the guests of the shire to be the judges for our second annual Market Place Master Craftsman Competition.


Knight/Dame in Shining Armor:
Robin Hood is our hero! Who's yours? Is there someone in your life who is a hero in the community? Do they inspire you to be a better person? Tell us about them! We want to know who in our community is a local hero. To nominate your Knight/Dame in Shining Armor, fill out our form by following this link: http://goo.gl/forms/opSnzy7nsa Winners will be chosen and knighted by the Queen herself*
* The nominated must be able to attend Marketplace Weekend
* All submissions must be made by July 19th 2015 at Midnight EST
* All winners will be notified via email by July 27th 2015 with additional details.
* Winners will be selected at the discretion of the NYRF Management


Photo By: Adam Scherer


Romance Weekend by Michael SchmidtWeekend 4, August 22 & 23, 2015

Romance Weekend

Vow Renewal:

Love is in the Faire! Renew your vows with that special someone in a romantic ceremony led by the Lord Mayor!

Poetry Slam:

Take hold of your inner muse and enter into our Romantic Poetry Slam.


Photo By: Michael Schmidt


Kilts by Rich ParkerWeekend 5, August 29 & 30, 2015

Celtic Highland Games Weekend

Whether you long for the highlands of Scotland or the green fields of Ireland, you're invited to break out your favorite kilt and join us for a weekend filled with Celtic Music, Games and events!

Best Knees in a Kilt Contest:

Grab your Kilts and get ready to compete! Do you have the nicest knees and the swankiest kilt in all the land? Now is your chance to prove it.


Photo By: Rich Parker


Time Travelers by Pedro EstevezWeekend 6, September 5, 6 & 7, 2015

Time Traveler Weekend

Guests of all Eras and Ages are welcome to join in the fun this Labor Day Weekend featuring contests, prizes and more! You never know who you will meet!

Saturday: Fantasy

Sunday: Steampunk

Monday: Barbarians



 Photo By: Pedro Estevez


Pirate Child by Eva WhorleyWeekend 7, September 12 & 13, 2015

Pirate Weekend

Ahoy, Mateys! A hearty welcome back to the Dread Crew of Oddwood as we embark upon a swashbuckling adventure!

Pirate Parade and Contest:

Join us for our Pirates Parade, where Pirates young and old, big and small, can show off their pirate attire walking through the shire.

Meet The Mermaid:

Swimming from the depths of the ocean in not an easy feat! Mermaid Cordelia has traveled far and wide to meet the children of Sterling Shire!  Don't miss this magical opportunity to meet a real live mermaid!



Photo By: Eva Whorley


Weekend 8, September 19 & 20, 2015

Masquerade Ball Weekend

Join us on Her Majesty's  Chessboard for a gala ball, held twice daily. Come dressed in your most mysterious finery and dance to the exotic music of VaNaMaZi!


Weekend 9, September 26 & 27, 2015

OktoberFest Weekend

Keg and Barrel Festival! Celebrating Craft Beers throughout the day, from the finest local breweries.


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