Timeless. Beautiful. Charming. Now is your chance to see for yourself why guests call our old-world marketplace New England’s crown jewel of Renaissance themed arts and crafts. If you like to shop for unique wares you won’t find in any store, you’ll love what our skilled merchants have to offer. As our show approaches this list will continue to grow. Merchants who register at the last minute may not appear on this list or in our event program so be sure to keep your eyes open as you shop.

All shops subject to change without notice.

Stone Sisters

Artisan-created, hand-selected, stunning sterling silver metaphysical gemstone jewelry

Sign O’ the Times

Carved wooden signs with clever phrases

Reading by Sally

Sit with Sally and learn what the cards say about you.

Blackthorn Prints

I seek to transform and regenerate emotional and spiritual feelings into images. I lean towards finding balance, discovering conviction through my art.

Enchanted Forest

Discover what hides in the Enchanted Forest with carved stone animals, stone globes & eggs, amethyst and tone with figurines, and gemstone trees.

Myth: Live Fantasy Adventure

Become a character in the storybook world of Hyraeth – an enchanted realm filled with action, adventure, and intrigue. Stop by to learn more about the all-new Myth live roleplaying game and put yourself in the action. Your story begins here… learn more at mythlarp.com.

Sweeney Mel’s on the Hill

Sweet and Savory Pies and Scotch Eggs!

Robere’s Mini Donuts & Coffee

Coffee and Mini-Donuts on the Shady Lane

Birds of Prey on Display

See the amazing birds on display and talk to the handlers that care for them. A fascinating view into the lives of these amazing creatures.

Mandrake’s Mystery!

There’s been crime committed in the shire and it’s up to super sleuth Lady Mandrake to solve it! The problem is, she’s a bit of a scatterbrain and needs your help. Do you have what it takes to solve Mandrake’s Mystery?

Pixie Dust

A beautiful selection of affordable jewelry

Middle Earth Taters

Baked potatoes with all the fixin’s! A full meal in one handy, dandy package. Find them on the Shady Lane

Scot Shop

Kilts and Accessories for the highlander (September Only)

Ren Boots

Boots for Men and Women handmade here in the USA. If you need boots…THESE are the boots you’ve been waiting for. (September Only)

Dark Rain Design – Oct 6-8 Only!

Time Traveler’s Weekend Only!  We’re a husband-and-wife pair of artists (Sterling & the Professor) who enjoy creating the slightly off-beat and frequently whimsical (if not downright demented).

Cara Finch Fine Art

Massachusetts artist Cara Finch shows her love of nature and things other-worldly on canvas with amazing works of art.

Lost Worlds

One of a kind, hand-made fairy wings, original fantasy artwork and gift cards

Victoria Rose

Handcrafted Victorian style jewelry with a steampunk flair.

Shamrock’s Bloomin’ Onion Booth

Get a Bloomin’ Onion with all the fixings!

Donkey Rides

Mount your noble steed and ride to battle…or maybe just take a tour of the shire. Donkey rides will be available all days EXCEPT Sept 15, 22 & 23

HSE’s Smite the Knight

Do you have what it takes to beat the biggest, bravest, most brash knight at the Hitting and Stabbing Emporium? Take up arms and see if you have what it takes to smote…smitten…smith…BEAT THEM!

Axes, Daggers and Spears! Oh My!

Try your hand at throwing axes, daggers, spears and hurlbats at dangerous and threatening walls of wood! Show them who’s boss! Some of the Hitting and Stabbing Emporium’s most classic games of skill!

Archery Lanes at HSE

Fancy yourself a Katniss? Perhaps a Legolas? Maybe Crow (points for this reference) or how about Merida? This is your chance to prove it! Check out the Archery Lanes at The Hitting & Stabbing Emporium!

Sunshine’s Moonlight

Its the candle & soap lady! Handcrafted Candles, Bath and Body works, assorted hodge podge of shiny smelly witchy things.

Mel’s Magikal Meals

Amazing Handmade pies of the sweet or savory variety, bread bowl soups and stews and… SCOTCH EGGS!

The Mad Mailler

Custom Chainmaille Armor, Clothing, Jewelry, and Fun oddities. We love how chainmaille lets us share our joy with you… stop in and take a look!

Cornerstone Creations

Offering a huge array of traditional, whimsical and classic high grade concrete statuary, benches, birdbaths, stepping stones, planters, wall & fence hangings, memorial stones, birdfeedes and so much more.

Artisan of Touch

Offering therapeutic massage to those in need of relief from pain or just looking to relax.


Join us for an amazing interactive LARP that turns your whole faire experience into a giant game! Earn experience points and level up as a warrior, rogue or wizard. Join us on quests throughout the day.

Land of Awws

Hand turned wood ornaments, boxes, bud vases and more.

Midgard Horn Emporium

Drinking horns in different sizes. What better way for the warrior in you to quaff a large amount of craft beer? I can’t think of any…

There Was A Star Danced

The Pickle Place

Chase away the heat of the day with a crisp, cool pickle from The Pickle Place. Taste the crunch.

Mother Earth Gourds / The Creature’s Nest

Mother Earth Gourds hand carves and paints a variety of gourds for home decoration and functional accessories. Stop in an say hello.

Mike’s Vending

Italian Sausage w/ onions & peppers, hot dogs, steak on a stick, steak & cheese, chicken tenders, french fries, fried dough, fried Oreos

Knightly Endeavors

Knightly Endeavors is a specialty garment company with a strong streak of renaissance clothing.

Fun Tymes Jewelry

Fun, Fashionable jewelry at affordable prices.

Emazanti Creations Gentlemen’s Clothier

Gentlemen’s shirts, tunics, vests, trousers and leggings and accessories created by Emazanti.

K2 Steam

K2 Steam specializes in handmade woven tiaras accented with crystals that let your inner royalty shine and potion bottles that will have you always ready for battle. #CTFAIRE

Medieval Maiden Soaps

Medieval Maiden Soaps makes natural bar soaps, lip balms and bath bombs made with quality ingredients at an affordable price. #CTFAIRE

Whipperwil Archery

Handcrafted bows, arrows, and knives made by Master Archer, Bill Darr. #CTFAIRE

The Vineyard at Borgo Mediaevale

Stop by and try a sample of organic Muscadine Grape Cider crafted by the talented folks from the Vineyard at Borgo Mediaevale. We love the taste and think you will, too. #CTFAIRE

Tintagel’s Gate Swords

Thanks to Tintagel’s gate, you can enhance your collection of swords and knives from various movies and books. Stop in and check out their amazing selection. #CTFAIRE

The Shady Emporium

Accent your attire or decorate your home with hand painted shade on a stick from the Shady Emporium. #CTFAIRE

Faire Pubs with Craft Beer

Stop by any of our Faire Pubs and try a variety of ice cold craft brews made locally in Connecticut by the Thimble Island Brewing Company. If you like craft beer, you’re going to love this. #CTFAIRE 

Faire Gift Shop

Show your love for the Faire in our Faire Gift Shop with the latest Faire memorabilia to commemorate your visit. #CTFAIRE

Mythical Journeys Adventurers Guild

In a world filled with monsters, magic, and mayhem a calls goes out for heroes who can restore balance to the land. Get more information on Mythical Journeys and discover how you can play an adventurer in a live fantasy game setting in Connecticut. #CTFAIRE

Sachs & Byrne

If you’re in need of a feathered rose, a poison ring, or jewelry that doubles as a pouch, you’re in luck at Sachs & Byrne.

Ruth’s Royal Rags & Bags

Discover handmade pouches shawls, snoods, Afghans, fingerless gloves at Ruth’s Royal Rags & Bags.

Dragon Ice Cream Stand

If the Ice Cream Dragon is nowhere to be found, look for his Ice Cream Lair for freshly made ice cream floats and other frozen treats.

Tintagel’s Magic Shop

Tintagel’s Magic Shop is home to wood-carved magic wands, polished minerals, and anything an aspiring caster might need. Stop by for a spell and see what they have in store for you.


Princessories are purveyors of Austrian crystal jewelry, sterling silver, and fine English pewter. Sometimes referred to as “Shiny things.”

Oignucs Incense

You’ll often find the sweet smell of Oignucs Incense wafting through the Faire enticing you to visit. And you should. Follow your nose to a variety of hand-crafted incense cones and sticks as well as  a variety of wood and brass holders. 

Majestic Kettle Corn

Oh so sweet with just a hint of salt – it’s what makes Majestic Kettle Corn so incredibly irresistible. Get yours made fresh and bring a bag home for snacking.

Kafe’ Merhaba

Experience a taste sensation from the far East that will keep you coming back for more at Kafe’ Merhaba. Turkish coffee, Iced Siamese, baklava, grape leaves, hummus plates and assorted specialty beverages. Stay the day so you can try them all. All items 100% Vegetarian!.

Fairey Crown Cottage

Fairey Crown Cottage has handcrafted flowered crowns with the fantasy look you’ve been searching for.

Pearl Odyssey

Delve into the depths of our portable sea and discover a pearl of your own at Pearl Odyssey! Hand crafted pearl treasures from the sea make unforgettable gifts.

Tintagel’s Forge

Watch our resident blacksmith forge a variety of items on-demand throughout the day at Tintagel’s Forge, learn a few things about this amazing craft, and maybe get something during your visit.

The Tiki Hut

So sweet. So cool. So delicious. You need to stop by the Tiki Hut to try their fresh pineapple or strawberry smoothies made with fresh ingredients on the spot.

Hitting and Stabbing Emporium

Looking for a challenge? The Hitting and Stabbing Emporium is where it’s at. Archery, Archery Tag, Axe Throwing, Dagger Toss, Spear Throw, Smite the Knight and more. Ask them about their daily archery contest and axe throwing competition to win some incredible prizes. See for yourself why this area is so popular.

Fairie Tailor

You’ll feel like a noble when you adorn yourself with a hand-painted cloak from Fairie Tailor. Wrap yourself up in velvet and be the envy of all. 


Romance is in the Faire and there may be no better way to show it than to present someone special that perfect rose that says, “you’re beautiful to me.” Roses can also be delivered with a personal note or even anonymously.

Gypsy Hair

Hair braiding, hair falls, and felted hats all hand made the Gypsy Hair way.

Larry & Leenie’s Lusty Leather

The detail and beauty of the leatherworks at Lusty Leather are awe-inspiring. These masters of their craft handcraft hard leather pouches, custom-designed bodices, quivers, leather maps, knife bracers, and other quality creations.

We Keep You in Stitches

Discover a host of fantasy creatures handcrafted by We Keep You in Stitches. Gargoyles, unicorns, imps, elves, hobbits, mermaids, beanbag dragons and more wait to be swept away to their forever home.

Paisley Peacock Body Art

Prettify yourself with henna body art from Paisley Peacock Body Art and leave the faire with beautiful art you wear. Take your henna to the next level with their unique glitter enhancements that will make people say WOW!

Festival Fotos

You friends know it. Your mother tells you all the time. You rule! Now its time to prove it by commemorating your awesomeness with a royal portrait from Festival Fotos. They’ll dress you in your royal attire – crown and all – and place you in front of a castle where you belong.

Dragon Ice Cream Cart

I scream. You scream. We all scream when it comes to dragons and ice cream. Dragon Ice Cream is your Faire stop for a treasure trove of assorted ice cream flavors for our guests on the go. On pet weekend, the dragon has special doggie ice cream treats for your furry friend. Don’t let your pet miss out!

Face Candy Facepainting

Want to look regal? Like a pirate? Like a princess? Whatever you decide, have your face adorned with face painting by Face Candy. It’s your chance to get more involved in the fun if you decided not to wear a costume or a great way to accent your already fashionable ensemble.

Emazanti Creations

Amazing creations of clothing and beaded accessories handcrafted by Emma’s Auntie.

Auntie Arwen’s Spices

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice is what you’ll find at Auntie Arwen’s Spices. Spices have long been used to make anything taste better so spice up your meals with a wide selection of unique flavors from Auntie Arwen’s Spices. Once you try them you’ll be back for more.

Horns by Lew

Whether you’re a willful sprite, mischievous elf, or just someone who likes to have fun, Horns by Lew has the perfect adornment for your head. Stop by and use the mirror to see how good you look in these handcrafted horns made by Lew.

Archery Tag

Grab your bow and archer’s helmet and get ready to see who the best archer really is. Is it you?

Warlord’s Crusade

Handcrafted leather armor, bracers, and belts for the ready adventurer.

Pegasus Chain Maille

Inspiration abounds at Pegasus! Stomp by for fresh classics in chain maille jewelry, apparel and accessories for men and women. Artfully designed and traditionally handwrought by a muse-ridden metalsmith. For more information visit pegasuschainmaille.com.

Rose Star Emporium

If you share a passion for purple or just enjoy handcrafted jewelry this is the place for you.

Mischief and Mirth Studios

Handcrafted leathers masks just in time for a unique Halloween costume.

Dragon’s Nest Designs

An assortment of handcrafted pewter jewelry, necklaces, pendants, rings, and more.

Shamrock BBQ

Sink your teeth into Shamrock’s succulent barbecued meats.

Pulled Pork, Brisquet,  Baby Back Ribs,  BBQ Chicken,  Dragon’s Balls (meatballs wrapped in bacon),  Mac’n’Cheese w/ pulled pork, Corn Bread, Soda/water

Adventure Tomes

Handcrafted leather-bound tomes for the adventurer in all of us.

Fairy Hop Gift Shop

For those who like fairies you’re going to fall in love at the Fairy Hop Gift Shop. It’s a must-see paradise for those with a love for fairy collectibles.

Black Swan Armory

Quality wooden swords & shields with a variety of handcrafted designs to match your style. Perfect for the little ones.

The Giant’s Turkey Legs

Treat yourself to the food of king’s – a turkey leg from The Giant’s Turkey Legs. Don’t forget to ask about the Turkey Sundae! It’s another great taste you’ll love.