DIRECTIONS

GPS: 122 Mack Rd, Lebanon, CT 06249

  • 40 minutes South East of Hartford.
  • 20 minutes North West of Norwich.
  • Simply take Mack Rd on the
    Norwich-Hartford Turnpike
    and in 0.6 miles the destination
    will be on your right.

FAQ

FROM HARTFORD

  • Take I-84 E to exit 55 for Route 2 E
  • Merge onto CT-2 E toward Norwich/New London/I-84 E
  • Take exit 13 for CT-66 E
  • Turn left onto CT-66 E
  • Continue to follow CT-66 E
  • Turn right onto CT-85 S
  • Turn left onto CT-207 E
  • Continue to follow CT-207 E
  • Turn left onto Mack Rd
    The Fairgrounds will be on your left

FROM NEW HAVEN

  • Take I-91 N to exit 25 for CT-3 N
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for CT-2 E/Norwich and merge onto CT-2 E
  • Take exit 13 for CT-66 E
  • Turn left onto CT-66 E
  • Continue to follow CT-66 E
  • Turn right onto CT-85 S
  • Turn left onto CT-207 E
  • Continue to follow CT-207 E
  • Turn left onto Mack Rd
    The Fairgrounds will be on your left

FROM NEW LONDON

  • Take I-395 N to exit 81W for CT-2 W/CT-32 W toward Hartford
  • Merge onto CT-2 W/CT-32 N
  • Take exit 25 for CT-32 N
  • Turn right onto CT-32 N
  • Slight left onto CT-87 N
  • Continue to follow CT-87 N
  • Continue left on CT-87 N at the intersection of CT-289
  • Turn left onto Mack Rd
    The Fairgrounds will be on your left

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is an enchanted recreation of an old world harvest fair as one might have been in the Middle Ages. Costumed performers wander the streets interacting with guests, craft shops line the streets selling unique wares and eight stages run continuous entertainment throughout the day. The Faire is a great place to share the day with your family and friends.

We encourage you to stay the whole day with us, watch as many shows as you can, play games, get a bite to eat, shop, and have fun! Take it easy – there’s no rush. And if you are feeling so inclined, come back and visit us again before the season is over.

Our Faire has two major performances each year: The Robin Hood Festival in Spencer, Massachusetts and The Connecticut Renaissance Faire in North Haven, Connecticut. Throughout the country there are over 170 Renaissance Faires and Festivals. We run the second and third largest Renaissance Faires in New England.

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is open rain or shine unless the weather becomes so serious we choose to close for safety concerns. You can escape inclement weather in any of our tented craft shops, food tents, and in some instance buildings. Some performances may be delayed or cancelled due to dangerous performing conditions.

Please note: It is our goal to keep the faire open all days so severe-weather closures are typically announced shortly before our actually opening time so we can gauge the day. If the weather is looking awry please call ahead at (860) 478-5954 or watch our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ctfaire. Closures will also be announced via our newsletter, Facebook fan page, and/or on our website.

Yes, however commercial photography without express written permission from Faire Management is forbidden (this includes the sale of photos for editorial use). Photographic permission for personal use is granted. All guests of the Faire (whether paid or free) grant permission for their photograph to be used in our collateral materials.

No. Pets are not allowed on site EXCEPT for our “Bring Your Pet Weekend”. See our Themed Weekends Page for details. ADA approved service animals are always welcome. The ADA defines a service animal as “any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability”.

Yes. You can purchase tickets at our entry gate on all festival days. Advance tickets purchased through our website are good for any day of our current performance.

Yes. We have kids too and know what you’re looking for: pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, pickles, ice cream, chocolates, sweets and more.

Yes. You are welcome to wear a family-friendly costume to enhance to your fun. Your costume doesn’t have to be for a particular period in time.

Yes. You may wear a sword or dagger with your costume as long as that weapon is peace-tied and all edges covered. This means the weapon must be in a sheath and tied in such a manner that it can’t be drawn. Our security personnel will check your weapon at the gate and peace-tie any weapons as needed. Weapons that cannot be peace-tied will be refused at the gate and security reserves the right to refuse any weapon. Our security team will monitor weapons on the grounds and may confiscate any weapon or escort a patron from site without refund for removing a peace-tie. The Faire reserves the right to refuse any weapon.

Yes. Our festival runs on level ground and is mostly grassy.

Yes. Just show our parking attendants your permit and they’ll park you as close to the entrance as possible.