Faire Shows2020-07-21T20:31:02+00:00

Faire Shows

Exciting. Interactive. Fun. Our performers travel from around the United States and Canada to bring something truly unique to Connecticut.  See for yourself why our guests return time after time to see these amazing performances. As our show approaches, our entertainment list will continue to grow.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are included with your admission.



Sept 19 to Oct 4 only! Roll up, roll up fiends and fans for a whip cracking, glass smashing, spike hammering good time! Step right up and gaze in amazement as the Karnevil crew astounds, amuses, confounds and confuses like no other danger act in the known world can! Featuring supervillain extraordinaire and king of the bullwhip Dr. J.R. Whitcomb as well as the pain-proof woman Lady Gypsy, Karnevil is guaranteed to satisfy all your adrenaline needs.

Adamo Ignis

Sept 5-13 Only! Fire eating and breathing, fire dancing, danger, and more await you with Adamo Ignis! Latin for ‘to love flame’, this show will have you leaping out of your seat as she leaps into your heart!

Swamp Monster

Sept 5-7 & Oct 17-18 Only! Recoil in horror as this terrifying Swamp Monster makes his way from the murky waters to walk among us in the shire. He’s really not all that bad, though…especially when you point a camera at him! Find him stalking the grounds on opening and closing weekends only.


Sept 5-Oct 4 only! Leah and Etienne are a duo unlike any other. Quirky contortionist plus charismatic juggler equals a show that will bring the house down. Surprises and thrills delight the audience with over-the-top feats of strength, agility and absurdity.

Opal Raven Cirque

Oct 17-18 Only! Slithering Serpents, Dancing Swords, and Mesmerizing Fire, Opal Raven will bring a spark of excitement to your day in her one woman show straight from the misty mountains of Western Massachusetts. Whether looking to be enchanted, entertained, thrilled, Opal has something in her bag of tricks for you. You can also follow Opal Raven Cirque HERE

The Graces

A high energy musical comedy act, featuring sexy wenches armed with beautiful harmonies, sharp wit, and heavy innuendo. A unique treat sure to delight! Your hosts at The Chamber Pot Stage…AKA Grace-Land!

Luku the Mad Skald

Oct 3-18 only! Hello, my friends! Jeg heter Luku! Or in English: My name is Luku! Luku the Mad Skald is a fun and entertaining show featuring a mixture of traditional songs you hear at the faire, Norse folk songs, and a bit of madness in between. Featuring plenty of crowd interaction and fun, Luku is sure to get people hyped and singing and drumming along. When Luku The Mad Skald is around: Quirky and fun is the name of the game!

The Lords of Adventure

Jack Bold & Roger Awesome are the Lords of Adventure. These identical twin brothers perform their token “two-man comedy sword fighting show that you would see at an outdoor festival show” show. They will delight you with comedy sword fighting and life lessons that are fun for the whole family.

Zoltan the Adequate

Oct 10-18 Only! Zoltan returns to CTRF for only two special guest weekends this year! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder why you keep subjecting yourself to this bizarre form of punishment! Have you ever gone a single day without meeting someone who was incompetent – that is, less than adequate? As a driver, cashier, co-worker, or lover? Zoltan guarantees 100% adequacy in all he does, and he’ll make you laugh while he’s doing it. Don’t miss Zoltan’s adequate form of so-so magic and stunts performed on stage 3 times a day!

The Bawdy Buccaneers

The Bawdy Buccaneers Where comedy and music meet!  Arrr you ready for a good time! Join Captain Lance D. Boyle & First Mate Truly Scrumptious as they take you on a piratical musical comedy journey.  Sing along to Pirates favorite tunes and perhaps learn some new songs as well.  This melodic musical duo encourages audience participation by mixing comedy and music, a Piratical/Renaissance Sonny & Cher if you will.  They will put a smile on your face and you’ll be humming a song all day long.  Two Family Shows as well as One Bawdy Show.

Bawdy Show Description: This show is rated PG-13, bawdy pub songs that will take you to the edge of Rrrrrrr.

The Jackdaws

Sept 5-Oct 4 Only! The Jackdaws deliver original, contemporary, and traditional Irish Rock to audiences across the land. This trailblazing trio will excite and have you coming back for more with their driving melodies and relentlessly aggressive lyrics. More Irish than a drunken roar, and a damned sight messier, meet The Jackdaws.

Spur of the Moment Jousting

When you hear the words “Spur of the Moment” , it evokes spontaneity, impulse and excitement; a perfect description of our Joust show! Come and see brightly attired knights on their valiant steeds battling at the joust, or showing off their skills in games involving precision and timing! Some of the challenges are rehearsed….other times, we wing it! 

Mike OJ – Magician

Sept 5-7 & Sept 26-27 only! Come friends and fans to enjoy the chaotic and fun magic of Michael OJ ! Come for a performance of fun, laughs, and magic. Mike will bewilder and dazzle you and make you “Believe in the Magic of the World” once more. Come see Cards! Coins! Bottles! Extreme Danger! And Daring Escapes! Appropriate for all ages!

Sheriff Bracken

Sept 26 thru Oct 18 only! Be wary when you wander the streets of Lebanshire, for Sheriff Bracken is on patrol. His interpretation of the law is versatile enough to incriminate you on wide variety of offences, be they real or imagined. Remember, your innocence is nothing more than the delusion of a wicked mind. Is not Justice Fun?

Other Things to See & Do

When you’re not exploring our bustling marketplace or watching shows, we’ve got plenty of activities to keep you busy.  These activities may have a fee.

Smite the Knight

Do you have what it takes to defeat one of Her Majesty’s greatest warriors? Find out in the ring! Smite the Knight is a safe “Boffer” style combat game where you square off against one of our “trained professionals” in safe, fun sword play. First one to five hits is declared the winner! Fun for kids AND adults! * Fee applies

HSE’s Throwing Games

“Axes! Daggers! Spears! OH MY!” That’s the sound you’ll hear coming from our gaming glen where you can find games of chance that will not only test your mettle as a warrior, but help train you for the coming battle with her Majesty’s enemies! Throwing weapons are a fun way to hone those long dormant battle skills. Fun for ALL ages! * Fee applies

Knight School

Join this group of Knights led by Lord Jeffery and learn the rules of Chivalry, how to prepare your armor and weapons for battle, how to make chainmail and more. Find them along Lord Jeffery’s March by the Joust Field

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