Faire Shows2021-09-20T23:30:00+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. You can see our list of Cast Credits for the Crown Players here.

2021 SCHEDULE

Zoltan the Adequate

Oct 9-11 Only! Zoltan returns to CTRF for only a single guest weekend this year! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder why you keep subjecting yourself to this bizarre form of punishment.  Zoltan guarantees 100% adequacy in all he does, and he’ll make you laugh while he’s doing it. Magic and stupidity, three times a day.”

Cu Dubh

 Sept 18-19 only! Cu Dubh returns to CTRF for one weekend only! Original Dark Heavy Metal Bagpipe and War Drum compositions for the Celtic / Viking warrior in all of us. Don’t miss this heart stomping, head pounding musical explosion!

The Sirens

Oct 9-17 only! Vibrant and fun, The Sirens will lure you in with melodious songs and keep you there with their vivacious personalities. From beautiful ballads to witty drinking songs, and all the bawdy pleasures in between, there’s a little temptation for everyone.

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! 

The Graces

Sept 25-26 Only! 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!

Shakespeare Approves!

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!

Adamo Ignis

Sept 11-12 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!

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 Crimson Pirates

Sept 4th to 12th only! Since the year of our Lord 1996, the intrepid crew of the Crimson Tide has been commandeering stages across the country to entertain sea dogs and landlubbers alike with an expansive repertoire of maritime, Celtic and folk music, featuring everything from standard Irish, English and Scottish tunes to Stan Rogers to the Animaniacs! Come join our crew of Crimson, crooning corsairs and remember to say “Ahoy!” when you do! http://www.crimsonpirates.com

Misfits of Avalon

All Weekends EXCEPT Sept 18-19 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 Sisters Pendragon

Jenny Austen Pendragon and Mary Helley Pendragon are storytellers who make stories jump off the page. Find them in the street and join in the fun, or spectate as they create stories for your amusement and edification! Help Jenny to win hearts, or join Mary in a quest for fierce monsters! Everything’s fair in love and… battle?

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.

The Saucy Sailor

What do you do with a drunken sailor? We hire him! Find Jeffrey Tanner stumbling the streets of the shire going from pub to pub playing his sea shanties for your amusement and delight. Find Jeffrey in our all new Pirate’s Cove this fall!

Knights School

Education in a fun and real environment! Bring your little ones…or just yourself and learn something about the lives of knights and squires. Quest Giving – 11am and 12pm Don’t Lose your Head: Helmet Demo – 12:30pm Strike a Pose: Medieval Weapons Demo – 2:15pm For Honor and Glory: Roles of Knights and Squires Preparing for War – 3:00pm Knighting Ceremony – 4:30pm. Every day at the Knights Encampment on Lord Jeffery’s March behind The Chamberpot Pub

Erika the Harpist

SEPT 18-19 Only! Erika Lieberman is a Celtic harpist who plays traditional folk music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and more, as well as original compositions and arrangements of modern pieces from film, television and video games.

Karnevil

OCT 9 thru 17 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.

Story of Queen Elizabeth

The year is 1564. Elizabeth — Queen of England, Ireland, Wales, and France — is celebrating her yearly progress in Lebanshire, where the Lord Mayor has pulled out all the stops for entertaining Her Majesty! Jousting! Juggling! Music! Storytellers! And Fairies!

Nobles and dignitaries from around the known world are here to celebrate with the Queen (and even seek her favour) — including her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who is here to ask her cousin, Bess, to name her as heir to the English Throne!

What will happen? How will this day end?

Join us for a glorious return to the Renaissance for our triumphant 2021 season!

L.I.A.R.S. – Ladies of Integrity, Aristocracy, Repute and Society

Oct 2-3 Only! Ladies Modesty, Temperance, Charity, Constance, and Serenity find their delight in bringing song to every corner of the world they visit! Most often in the form of their lovely harmonies, rousing renditions of sea chanties, and merrily sung traditional folk music.

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.

Wit & Steele

Sept 25-26 only! Come see Master Timothy T. Wit and Captain Napoleon Steele fight, argue, and even try to kill each other – all for the sake of your entertainment. Wit and Steel is an action comedy show for all ages, for scoundrels and privateers alike.

Sheriff Bracken

Sept 18 thru Oct 17 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?

Mike OJ – Magician

Sept 25-25 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!

Boom Boom Shake

Oct 16-17 Only! With middle eastern roots, Boom Boom Shake will dazzle with world percussion beats and inspire with unforgettable guitar and violin melodies. Bellydancers fascinate with fiery veil dances and mesmerize with movement. Bring your dancing shoes, because you won’t be able to resist the groove!

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.

Knight’s Encampment

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. Stop by any time. Who knows…you may learn something!

Throwing Games – Axes, Daggers, and Spears!

“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

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

Mandrake’s Mystery returns but with a twist! Find The Fairy Hollow to find out more… 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 Revels and Farewell at FIVE and THIRTY at The Chamber Pot Stage to see if you’ve found the right answer & receive a special commendation!

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