the Carolina Renaissance Festival,
the entire 22-acre kingdom forms
the set for comic
adventures, in which you can be both
audience and part of the fun. With a
cast of over 500 costumed characters,
the festival is like a Monty Python movie
come to life.
Festival fans can leave their cares behind
and enjoy the pleasures of a simpler
time in a
storybook town where you can choose from
continuous music, dance and comedy shows,
shop for wonderful arts and crafts; plus
games, rides and a feast of exotic food
You can throw tomatoes at the insulting
fools locked in the stocks at Vegetable
Cheer for your favorite mounted knights
(or pirate) at three jousting tournaments
day. Or test your skill at games like
the Dragon Climbing Tower, the Archery
In the festival’s
vast 16th century European village,
an expected 160,000 revelers will
find shows on 10 stages of continuous
entertainment, including fan favorites
back for the
• The sharp wit of the Ded Bob Show.
• All three Tortuga Twins.
• Zilch the Torysteller.
• The dangerous balancing theatrics
of Dextre Tripp.
• The dashing swordsman Don Juan and
his zany servant Miguel.
• Birds of Prey demonstrations of
majesty in flight.
• And hundreds of minstrels, dancers,
jugglers and jesters.
Mother and Father Goose brought to
life with their costumed flock, rides
on the peoplepowered
Da Vinci’s Flying Machine,
Christopher Columbus’ Voyage
to the New World,
the Slider Joust, and the Piccolo
Pony (a rocking horse bigger than
The food is as spectacular as the
entertainment. Festival kitchens
cook up an endless feast
of Scotch eggs, potato pancakes,
bread bowl stews, steak-on-a-stake,
and the festival’s famous giant
roasted turkey legs.
For dessert, try the fresh crepes,
the cakes and cookies from the Monks
delights from the Chocolate Shoppe,
and a favorite of all renaissance
wanderers: a bag of
Festival pubs offer soft drinks, beer,
wine, champagne, ale, and Medieval Margaritas.
You can also book the Village Haven for
group parties and wedding ceremonies.
When the Carolina Renaissance Festival
was introduced to the Charlotte
area in 1994, the
shows took place on three stages
amid six acres of village attractions.
the event has grown to become one
of the largest renaissance festivals
in the country.
The Village of Fairhaven is now spread
over 22 acres with its 10 stages
entertainment, a tournament arena
for jousting, an open-air market
with 100 artisan
shops, kitchens and pubs, games
of skill and the people-powered
Have more fun than you thought
possible in a single day at the
Festival.The Carolina Renaissance
Festival is a medieval amusement
park, a 9-stage theater, a 20-acre
circus, an arts and crafts fair,
a jousting tournament and a feast
-- all rolled into one non-stop,
day-long family adventure!