Faire Shows2019-08-26T23:49:32+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.

Misfits of Avalon

EVERY OTHER WEEKEND (Weeks 2, 4 & 6) The Misfits of Avalon have been delighting lovers of Celtic music at Renaissance Faires and traditional music festivals all over New England for more than a decade. The group consists of Brian Weiland on the hammered dulcimer and mandolin and Max Cohen on guitar, and for select shows will feature the astonishingly brilliant young wizard of the violin Aiden Weiland.

The Penniless Jacks

The Penniless Jacks are charismatic purveyors of pub music. Whether it be centuries-old shanties, boisterous drinking songs, rousing rebel tunes, or ballads of love, The Penniless Jacks will have you singing, clapping, and stamping along to their unique sound and energy.

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! 

Shakespeare Approves!

WEEKS 4, 5, 6 & 7 ONLY! Join your friendly, neighbourhood Shakespeare as he takes you on adventures full of merriment: sword fights, mistaken identities, star-cross’d lovers, flying implements of doom, musical numbers, death by fluffy kittens, and … being pursued by a bear. The Shakespearean adventures are zany performances shaped to be fun for everyone!

Princess Story Time

Tales and songs of adventure, heroes, dragons, and so much more! Princess Isadora and Adelaide will regale you with stories of life at court and that time THEY saved the kingdom & rescued the knight in distress. Yep, it really happened.

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!

The Lost Boys

FINAL WEEKEND ONLY! The Lost Boys are a troupe of high energy performers who have joined forces to bring the world a unique blend of original music, and traditional folk tunes, along with contemporary and classic rock n’ roll parodies with a renaissance flair. Reported to have invented rock and roll in the year 1599, the boys have entertained audiences at Renaissance Festivals, theaters, and rock and roll clubs across the country. It’s Spinal Tap meets Shakespeare In Love, and fans of music with comedy and comedy with music will surely enjoy this musical insanity. Accept no substitutes: the Lost Boys!

Royal Flush

Every time you come to the faire and use the privy, you put food on their plate and smiles on their faces. The Royal Plumbers are here to serve, make you laugh, and wet your britches. Come see the Number One-Number Two show in all of Lebanshire!

Sheriff Bracken

WEEKS 4 thru 7 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?

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.

Scenario: Another Rendezvous

Queen Elizabeth has invited King Henry III and his court to visit once again during the Connecticut Renaissance Faire in our village of Lebanshire. However, the Bishop Charles de Bourbon is still upset over the cold and unusual reception during their last visit. So, he has brought along an expert swordsman to stack the deck for this year’s “friendly competition”. Fortunately for the villagers of Lebanshire we find that the English are more than up to the task.

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.

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

Mandrake’s Mystery

Every weekend at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire there is a new mystery to solve! Has something gone missing? Is someone not where they are supposed to be? Whodunit? Collect the puzzle from the greeters at the gate when you enter, and spend the day wandering the Faire looking for clues. Perform challenges and answer riddles to eliminate suspects. Attend the final show of the day to see if you’ve found the right answer & receive a special commendation!

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

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