PET WEEKEND – SEPTEMBER 2, 3, 4

Open up a whole new world for your pet when you attend The Connecticut Renaissance Faire’s “Pet & Marketplace” weekend. Participate in daily contests with your pet to win prizes or just shop our medieval marketplace for a thoughtful gift to commemorate the day.

Turn in $200* in receipts at our gift shop before the weekend ends and receive a complimentary ticket to return this season.

PET ADMISSION $5

Payments made at the Faire entrance.

SATURDAY

Meet the Author

Meet the Author: Amber Boccetti

Our “Meet the Author” event is just one more reason you need a season pass as we host a different fantasy author each and every day of our show. This is your chance to:

  • Get to know the author and let them know what you enjoy most about their book(s).
  • Buy a book and have it signed. You are also welcome to bring a book you’ve already purchased.
  • Snap a selfie if there is time. Be sure to hashtag it with #ctfaire on Facebook so they can see it later.
  • Cosplay a character from their book – we encourage it!

Learn more about the authors on our Meet the Author Page.

Contest: Pet Costume Contest

Wizards. Princesses. Knights. Dragons. Fairies. Who doesn’t love to dress up their pet in cool costumes? Get your extended family member involved in the fun by dressing them up in a fantasy costume and joining us for our costume contest.

Contest Info: Unless otherwise specified, entry into all contests at the Special Events Stage are included with your same-day admission to the Faire. If you are planning to enter a contest, please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start. At the discretion of the contest host, some events may choose to limit the number of participants in a particular contest due to time restrictions.

Neighbor Appreciation Day

Lebanon Residents are admitted FREE courtesy of our sponsors when they present proof of residency. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license or state-issued ID bearing a Lebanon address, or a household bill (electric, gas, water, etc.) bearing a Lebanon address. Youth (7-15) are admitted at no cost when accompanying a parent or guardian from Lebanon.  Children (6 and under) are always free.

Special Thanks to our sponsors for enabling us to offer this specially discounted admission.

Special Event: Merchant Bazaar

Spend $200 at the Faire in a day (or over the weekend) and then turn in at least $200* in receipts at our gift shop before the weekend ends and receive a pair of complimentary ticket to return this season. Be sure to get your official Marketplace Weekend receipt with each purchase.

* Restrictions: Admission, food, drinks, and games do not count toward the $200 minimum requirement.

SUNDAY

Meet the Author: Suzanne Cordatos

Our “Meet the Author” event is just one more reason you need a season pass as we host a different fantasy author each and every day of our show. This is your chance to:

  • Get to know the author and let them know what you enjoy most about their book(s).
  • Buy a book and have it signed. You are also welcome to bring a book you’ve already purchased.
  • Snap a selfie if there is time. Be sure to hashtag it with #ctfaire on Facebook so they can see it later.
  • Cosplay a character from their book – we encourage it!

Learn more about the authors on our Meet the Author Page.

Meet the Author: Carol Weakland

Our “Meet the Author” event is just one more reason you need a season pass as we host a different fantasy author each and every day of our show. This is your chance to:

  • Get to know the author and let them know what you enjoy most about their book(s).
  • Buy a book and have it signed. You are also welcome to bring a book you’ve already purchased.
  • Snap a selfie if there is time. Be sure to hashtag it with #ctfaire on Facebook so they can see it later.
  • Cosplay a character from their book – we encourage it!

Learn more about the authors on our Meet the Author Page.

Contest: Pet Trick Contest

Does your pet have a trick that makes them stand out from the crowd? Are they able to do something that will WOW the audience as they look on? If so, this is your chance to shine and maybe win some prizes.

Contest Info: Unless otherwise specified, entry into all contests at the Special Events Stage are included with your same-day admission to the Faire. If you are planning to enter a contest, please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start. At the discretion of the contest host, some events may choose to limit the number of participants in a particular contest due to time restrictions.

Special Event: Merchant Bazaar

Spend $200 at the Faire in a day (or over the weekend) and then turn in at least $200* in receipts at our gift shop before the weekend ends and receive a pair of complimentary ticket to return this season. Be sure to get your official Marketplace Weekend receipt with each purchase.

* Restrictions: Admission, food, drinks, and games do not count toward the $200 minimum requirement.

MONDAY

Contest: Pet Costume Contest 2

Wizards. Princesses. Knights. Dragons. Fairies. Who doesn’t love to dress up their pet in cool costumes? Get your extended family member involved in the fun by dressing them up in a fantasy costume and joining us for our costume contest.

Contest Info: Unless otherwise specified, entry into all contests at the Special Events Stage are included with your same-day admission to the Faire. If you are planning to enter a contest, please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start. At the discretion of the contest host, some events may choose to limit the number of participants in a particular contest due to time restrictions.

Special Event: Merchant Bazaar

Spend $200 at the Faire in a day (or over the weekend) and then turn in at least $200* in receipts at our gift shop before the weekend ends and receive a pair of complimentary ticket to return this season. Be sure to get your official Marketplace Weekend receipt with each purchase.

* Restrictions: Admission, food, drinks, and games do not count toward the $200 minimum requirement.