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MEDIA CONTACT:
Brian Harvard – General Manager
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire
(860) 478-5954 • havefun@ctfaire.com

RENAISSANCE FAIRE TO CELEBRATE DEAF AWARENESS ON OCTOBER 6

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

REGIONAL – The 20th annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire honors and brings awareness to the accomplishments and issues facing people with hearing loss during Deaf Awareness Day. On Saturday, October 6, 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 20th 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 havefun@ctfaire.com.

ABOUT THE FAIRE

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is an enchanted recreation of a 16th-century harvest festival with continuous themed entertainment including jousting, armored combat, archery, games, comedy and more. Located east of Hartford and North of New London, The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is open rain or shine every Saturday and Sunday from September 1 to October 14 (plus Labor Day and Columbus Day Monday) on the Lebanon County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Connecticut. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (7-15). Children ages 6 and under are admitted at no cost. Advance tickets are available at ctfaire.com or at the Faire’s box office on all days the Faire is open. For more information visit ctfaire.com or phone 860-478-5954.

Note: You can download high-resolution press photos for this event on our Flickr account here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/ctfaire/50780s

Faire General Manager, Brian Harvard, is available for interview and can provide further information about The Connecticut Renaissance Faire and their 20th Season. Call (860) 478-5954 or email brian@ctfaire.com.

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