What’s New for 2017?

The Jousters
Duende
Cirque du Sewer

The New York Renaissance Faire Celebrates its 40th Season with New Stages, Shows, Activities and Delights!

2017 marks the 40th season of the New York Renaissance Faire, located in Tuxedo, New York. The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set within the Majestic Groves of the Sterling Forest.

Open Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, August 5 through October 1 from 10 AM to 7 PM. We are located at 600 Rt. 17 A, Tuxedo Park, NY.

Visitors to our Shire will be greeted by new stages, shows, games, rides, culinary delights and much more.

NEW! The Jousters are excited to bring their fully-armored, hard-hitting, and wholly unique style of jousting to the New York Renaissance Faire. This is true sport; every lance break and shield shatter achieved is done in an authentic quest for victory! 

NEW! Duende is a high-energy dance band that marries melodies from the Balkan Regions with Latin flavors and American vivacity. This accordion-heavy band, led by Amanda Kitchens, will take you on a journey of passion through the music of other cultures. Whether you are looking to free-style or dance a traditional lesnoto, Duende is the band for you.

NEW! Cirque Du Sewer — The world’s only acrobat, rat, and confused cat show! Sterling Shire welcomes Cirque du Sewer this season for unique comedy acrobatics that must be seen to be believed!

The ALL NEW Storybook Stage in the Enchanted Forest give home to the Ragged Tales of Sterling — a wild and unpredictable interactive puppet show for children.

Fans of epic adventure may follow Robin Hood, his love Maid Marian and the Merry Band of Outlaws as they wage their timeless battle against the Sheriff of Nottingham and his army of sword-wielding brutes. A dozen ALL-NEW tales unfold throughout the Shire. Pick a side! Join the Merry Band in the Top Secret Robin Hood Hide-out or enlist in the Sheriff’s Guard at his Hilltop Encampment.

For even more swashbuckling excitement, witness the ALL-NEW Battleships, See what happens when the mightiest pirates of the age clash with the fiercest pirate hunter in Her Majesty’s Service. On dry land! They form LIVING Battle Ships and settle their scores with the ancient game of Beat to Quarters! Join us at the Chessboard for rollicking, tempest-tossed, magical maritime mirth and mayhem!

NEW activities abound throughout the Shire. Study military sword and pike training at both the Landsknecht Encampment and Queen’s Grove. Hear the ancient tales of the Vikings at the ever-growing Skaldvik.

We welcome these NEW gifted artists and merchants to our ever-growing Marketplace:

The Art of Leslie Casilli Prints and Original Artwork 

Blue Ridge Tree Fairies Naturally Crafted Wooden Fairies