Notice to Dog Owners: You must bring a current proof of rabies vaccination for admission.

Pet & Marketplace Weekend

Open up a whole new world for your pet when you attend our PET & MARKETPLACE weekend. This is your pet’s chance to shine in daily contests and your chance to earn tickets to come back!

How Marketplace Weekend Works

Spend $200 at the Faire in a day (or over the weekend) and then turn in at least $200* in receipts at our info booth (near the front gate) before the weekend ends and receive a complimentary ticket to return this season.

Be sure to get your official Marketplace Weekend receipt with each purchase.

* Restrictions: Admission, food, drinks, and games do not count toward the $200 minimum requirement. You must obtain a special Marketplace Receipt from the merchant at the time of purchase. You can turn receipts in at our Information Booth at any point during Faire hours. You must turn in your receipts before the end of the weekend.

SATURDAY

Neighbor Appreciation Day: Lebanon Residents are admitted FREE courtesy of our sponsors when they present proof of residency. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license or state-issued ID bearing a Lebanon address, or a household bill (electric, gas, water, etc.) bearing a Lebanon address. Youth (7-15) are admitted at no cost when accompanying a parent or guardian from Lebanon.  Children (6 and under) are always free.

Meet the Author: Our “Meet the Author” event is just one more reason you need a season pass as we host a different fantasy author each and every day of our show. This is your chance to:

  • Get to know the author and let them know what you enjoy most about their book(s).
  • Buy a book and have it signed. You are also welcome to bring a book you’ve already purchased.
  • Snap a selfie if there is time. Be sure to hashtag it with #ctfaire on Facebook so they can see it later.
  • Cosplay a character from their book – we encourage it!

Pet Costume Contest: Wizards. Princesses. Knights. Dragons. Fairies. Who doesn’t love to dress up their pet in cool costumes? Get your extended family member involved in the fun by dressing them up in a fantasy costume and joining us for our costume contest.

Contest Info: Unless otherwise specified, entry into all contests at the Special Events Stage are included with your same-day admission to the Faire. If you are planning to enter a contest, please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start. At the discretion of the contest host, some events may choose to limit the number of participants in a particular contest due to time restrictions.

SUNDAY

Meet the Author: Our “Meet the Author” event is just one more reason you need a season pass as we host a different fantasy author each and every day of our show. This is your chance to:

  • Get to know the author and let them know what you enjoy most about their book(s).
  • Buy a book and have it signed. You are also welcome to bring a book you’ve already purchased.
  • Snap a selfie if there is time. Be sure to hashtag it with #ctfaire on Facebook so they can see it later.
  • Cosplay a character from their book – we encourage it!

Contest: Pet Trick Contest: Does your pet have a trick that makes them stand out from the crowd? Are they able to do something that will WOW the audience as they look on? If so, this is your chance to shine and maybe win some prizes.

Contest Info: Unless otherwise specified, entry into all contests at the Special Events Stage are included with your same-day admission to the Faire. If you are planning to enter a contest, please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start. At the discretion of the contest host, some events may choose to limit the number of participants in a particular contest due to time restrictions.

MONDAY (Labor Day)

Owner & Pet Lookalike Contest: We’re looking for pets and owners that look the most alike. Match your costumes. Cut your hair the same way. Whatever it takes. The owner and pet that look most alike win!