//Shows & Entertainment

What to See & Do at The Faire!

Forget thy cares and share a day of laughter & merriment with us. Enjoy continuous entertainment throughout the day both on-and-off stages all included with your admission. Cheer for your favorite knights as they joust and battle on the field of honor; cringe as fire eaters and sword swallowers ply their ancient art; laugh at the antics of silly jesters; be amazed with our magicians; and prepare thyself to share a day of interactive fun that will brighten your spirits and make thy day.

Also find all the fun things there are to do at the faire besides watching shows. We have games, contests, activities, and much more!

All shows are subject to change without notice. 


Paulo Garbanzo

Juggling. Knives. Danger. This show will have you cringing at every throw.


Archery Tag

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This active game is a “must play” adventure that will keep you coming back for more as you shoot opponents with safe, foam-tipped arrows.


Babes In Bodices Contest (Oct 10)


Ladies, stuff your stuff and help our judges decide who goes home with the coveted title Sexiest Babe in a Bodice (or Corset, Waist Cincher etc).


Bloggio the Minstrel

Bloggio sets the mood for any occasion with thousands of songs on the fingertips of this musical master.


Book Signing: Erin Thorne (October 3)


Massachusetts fantasy and horror author Erin Thorne joins us for a special book signing from 1-3pm on October 3.


Book Signing: Michael Bailey (October 4)

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Massachusetts fantasy author Michael Bailey joins us for a special book signing from 1-3pm on October 4.


Book Signing: R.A. Salvatore (Oct 10)


Massachusetts fantasy author R.A. Salvatore joins us for a special book signing from 1-3pm on October 10.


Book Signing: E.A. Rappaport (Oct 11)


Connecticut fantasy author E.A. Rappaport joins us for a special book signing from 1-3pm on October 11.


Book Signing: J.M. Aucoin (Oct 12)


Massachusetts fantasy author J.M. Aucoin joins us for a special book signing from 1-3pm on October 12.


Book Signing: A.L. Davroe (Oct 17)

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Connecticut fantasy author A.L. Davroe joins us for a special book signing from 1-3pm on October 17.


Book Signing: Deborah Ann Davis (October 24)


Connecticut fantasy author Deborah Ann Davis joins us for a special book signing from 1-3pm on October 24.


Brotherhood of Most Marvelous Plumbers

The Brotherhood of Most Marvelous Plumbers – it’s their business taking care of the King’s business.


Cirque du Sewer

See trained “acro-rats” jump through hoops of fire, execute obstacle courses, and thrill to Melissa on her slack rope for a unique finale.


Clash of the Cupcakes (Oct 17)


We’re inviting bakers from around New England to show their creativity. Get in the spotlight.


Fairytime at The Faire

Autumn Bittersweet? Winter Berri? Maybe Queen Bee herself? Watch for the fairies of the shire to make an appearance here, there and everywhere!


Finale in Song

Stay the whole day with us and never miss the finale in song with unique music and shows you won’t see during the faire day.

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Knight School by Knight of Gore

Explore an interactive knight encampment and learn how knights lived long ago. Free Activity.


Limeybirds (Oct 3 – 12 Only)

Listen to these 3 strong sisters of song singing tune after tune that keeps you coming back for more!


Living History Encampment

The mercenaries and women of Das Geld Fähnlein invite you stop by and learn about their daily tasks. Check in for a variety of scheduled demos.

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Loose Cannons Sword Fight Comedy Show

Two wacky Spanish Explorers set sail for comedy and adventure. “Love, exciting and new Come Aboard. We’re expecting you.”


Lords of Adventure

Choose to be a hero, or be a victim by accident! These identical twin sword-fighting brothers will teach you to release your inner hero.


Mad Maggie

Mad Maggie takes to the stage for delightful storytelling that will have you laughing for more.


Mandrake’s Mystery

Ask for a “Mandrake’s Mystery” clue sheet at our entrance and get ready for an interactive adventure throughout the faire. Free Activity.


Meet the Royal Court

Meet Queen Elizabeth and her Court, ask a question, pose for a picture, or just stop by to say “Hi!”  Don’t miss your chance to rub elbows with the royals.


Men in Kilts Contest (Oct 11)

Gentlemen put your best leg forward in this open-to-the-public contest. Win prizes provided by our sponsors and cheers from the ladies.


Paragon Jousting

Watch from the edge of your seat as knights take to the Field of Honor and attempt to unseat each other from their horses.


Pet Costume Contest – October 3


Dress your pet in a fantasy costume from the Middle Ages and see if they have what it takes to win our costume contest.


Princess Tea Time

Join the noble ladies of the realm for “tea” (cookies and juice) and fun as you play games & learn of courtly manners. Free Activity.


Royal Parade

Dance, sing, & be merry. March with us as we process through the streets of the shire or just stand on the sidelines and enjoy the show.


Secret Unicorn Hunt – FREE ACTIVITY

We’ve hidden CTRF Unicorn logos throughout the shire. Can you find them all? How about half of them? Ten? Three?!?!  Free Activity.


Shakespeare, The Bard of Avon

Join the Bard of Avon, as he takes you on adventures full of merriment, sword fights, mistaken identities, and … being pursued by a bear! 


Shelli Buttons

Get ready to cheer for aerial rockstar Shelli Buttons as she amazes audiences with her mad aerial silk skills. She’ll make you laugh. She’ll push your buttons.


Sheriff Bracken

Evil doers beware! Sheriff Bracken is on the job and patrolling the streets of the shire bringing his special brand of justice to the kingdom.

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Smee & Blogg (OCT 24 & 25 Only)

You’ll be rolling in the aisles, laughing your head off as these singing executioners make merry with music.


The Graces

Sexy singing wenches with a glorious combo of innuendo and beautiful harmonies, these lovely songstresses will have you in stitches!


The Pope & Cardinal

Join saintly (but confused) Pope Urbino and Cardinal Claudio in a series of specialty shows from their SINGALONG comedy music show.


The Renaissance Players

Join Lord Ben Dover and Lady Eileen Dover as they take you on a musical journey of the Renaissance where comedy and music meet.  


The Royal Choir

Beautiful madrigals from the medieval and Renaissance periods as performed by The Connecticut Renaissance Faire singers.


The Trouvères

Hear this high energy performance troupe that combines an audience-interactive show with songs, music, and plenty of audience participation!


Traditions of Chinese Acrobats – (Oct 3, 4 Only)

Witness amazing strength, agility, and talent as Traditions of Chinese Acrobats astounds you with a timeless art and incredible skill.


Vow Renewals with Pope Urbino (OCT 10, 11, 12)

Celebrate your journey together by having your vows renewed by Pope Urbino in this special ceremony for married couples. Free Activity.


Zoltan the Adequate (Oct 10 – 25 Only)

Amazing!? Brilliant!? No. Just Adequate. You’ll cringe as Zoltan performs stunning magic tricks combined with comedy that will have you in tears.