The 22nd annual season opens in the fall Saturdays and Sundays, from Oct. 3 – Nov. 22nd, 2015.
The Carolina Renaissance Festival was introduced in 1994 with six acres of exhibits, attractions and entertainment. The event has grown into a 25 acre theme park filled with charming cottages and castles, kitchens and pubs, and a most unusual collection of people powered rides and games of skill — all nestled in 325 acres of pristine woodlands just north of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Carolina event has grown to be one of the largest of the Renaissance fairs nationwide. Tree lined lanes are filled with over 100 purveyors of crafts and food, and non-stop music and comedy shows are presented on 12 stages every event day.
Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages. Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments! The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement. You can choose to play or sit back and enjoy the shows!
History comes alive with non-stop, daylong entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!
Glass blowing, blacksmithing, cobblers, potters, candle makers, sculpting, leatherwork, jewelry and much more! The Artisan Marketplace features over 100 vendors displaying a variety of unique, hand-made wares. It’s a shopper’s paradise! With the holiday season just around the corner, The Carolina Renaissance Festival is the perfect place to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.
The Village is full of games of skill and one-of-a-kind people-powered rides for the entire family! Ride the World’s Largest Rocking Horse, take a spin on Da Vinci’s Flying Machine, or sail the high seas on the Voyage to the New World. Take a ride on a camel or visit the petting farm! Throw a tomato at a surly peasant at Vegetable Justice or try your hand at archery! Fly high into the sky on the Pirate’s Assault Catapult.
Dish up a roaring good time with fyne Festival food! Eat your way through the Village as endless concessionaires offer a wide assortment of confections, premium meats on sticks, stews, and much more! Wash it all down with a craft brewed ale or Pepsi!
You can experience the clashing of armor and the thundering of hooves daily with full combat jousts at the King’s Tournament Arena.
This is one of the most interactive entertainment shows ever created with wonderful amusements and antics ongoing all around you! You can sit back and watch, or you can become a part of the action, surrounded by over 500 costumed characters roaming the festival village. The village lanes are full of peasants singing sea-faring songs and street entertainers surprising you with tall tales and tricks, each with a role to play.