Project Description

Brian Harvard – General Manager
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire
(860) 478-5954 •


New England’s Finger Dancers will interpret various shows, demonstrations for guests with hearing loss

REGIONAL – The Connecticut Renaissance Faire honors and brings awareness to the accomplishments and issues facing people with hearing loss during Deaf Awareness Day. On Saturday, October 7, New England’s Finger Dancers will travel throughout the Faire and interpret shows and demonstrations. Support our friends with hearing loss during Deaf Awareness Day at the Lebanon County Fairgrounds, 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT. As a guest, the Faire invites you to come as you are or as whom you wish to be. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

The Faire’s Deaf Awareness Day started in 2004 when a group of enthusiastic fans wanted to share the magic of Faire with their deaf and hard-of-hearing friends. Today, the special event is just one of many at Faire’s annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire. This year’s 19th annual performance features mysterious magicians, amusing minstrels, comedic tales, jousting knights, craft demonstrations, birds of prey, and a medieval marketplace, among other entertainment.

If you are an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter and want to volunteer to enhance the Faire experience for our guests with hearing loss, contact Brian Harvard at (860) 478-5954 or

ABOUT THE CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE FAIRE: The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is an enchanted recreation of what a harvest festival might have been like in during the Middle Ages. Since 1999, this family event has taken guests on a magical journey back in time to a land filled with pageantry, real jousting knights, archery and birds of prey demonstrations, continuous themed shows, shopping, dancing, live music, feasting, craft brews, games and more. This year the festival finds a new home on the Lebanon County Fairgrounds every Saturday and Sunday, PLUS Labor Day and Columbus Day from September 2 to October 9.

WHEN: Saturdays & Sundays PLUS Labor Day and Columbus Day – September 2 – October 9 • 10:30 am to 6:00 pm (Rain or Shine)

WHERE: Lebanon Lions Fairgrounds (122 Mack Rd, Lebanon, CT).

ADMISSION: Adult $15 (ages 16+); Youth (7-15) $10; Children (6 and under) are Free.



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