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Carolina Renaissance Festival

Huzzah! And welcome, to the wondrous world of the North Carolina Renaissance Festival! Prepare to join me on a journey filled with jesters, knights, and turkey legs the size of your head. The renaissance festival is one of my favorite immersive experiences. In this guide, we’ll unravel the secrets of this immersive experience, from how to get there to how to prepare for your journey back in time.

Location Info:

Hark, noble travelers, for the journey to the Carolina Renaissance Festival in village Huntersville, North Carolina shall test your mettle and navigation skills. Prepare thyself and print driving directions. (DO NOT RELY ON GPS MAPS)

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Tickets to the north carolina renaissance festival


Buy tickets online in advance! I cannot stress this enough!

        • Humble Peasant” pass that grants you entry and access to the spectacle.
            • Adult (13+): $32.00
            • Kids (5-12): $20.00
            • Kids (0-4): Free
        • “Lord/Lady of the Realm” Obtaineth thy season pass to the Carolina Renaissance Festival, and be granted countless days of merriment, jousts, and splendid revelry!
            • Adult (13+): $199.00
            • Kids (5-12): Not available
        • Pub Crawl: Granteth thee entry to the hallowed grounds of the Festival and the revelry of the Pub Crawl, where merriment and ale floweth freely.
            • $85.00/person
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Enchant Thy Senses at the North Carolina Renaissance Festival:

Gather ’round, fair denizens, and partake in the enchantment that unfolds at the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Behold a kaleidoscope of delights that shall bewitch thy senses! Entertainment awaits, dear souls, so venture forth and immerse thyself in these wondrous attractions!

        • The Angels: Heroines in Disguise!: Prepare to be regaled with songs of diverse fandoms
        • The Washing Well Wenches: They cometh, drenched and full of mirth, in search of thy laundry! Verily, they bringeth “good, clean fun” and damsels adorned in wet and soiled attire! These Wenches, a blend of vaudevillian antics and comedic sketches, doth provide a veritable feast of amusement, leaving no soul untouched by their interactive theatrics.
        • Jousting: Witness the thrilling spectacle of noble knights engaging in glorious combat upon their trusty steeds at the Carolina Renaissance Festival’s grand jousting tournaments, where bravery, skill, and a touch of showmanship combine to create an unforgettable spectacle of chivalry and excitement.
        • Fireflicker the Dragon: a fearsome and fiery dragon who roams the grounds of the Carolina Renaissance Festival, captivating hearts with his mesmerizing presence and igniting the imaginations of all who dare to behold his scaly splendor. (River’s favorite thing at the Carolina Renaissance Festival!)
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Dress to Impress:

Summon forth your most exquisite garments, be they corsets or armor, and unleash your inner noble or renegade upon the mirthful masses. Fear not if your medieval wardrobe be lacking, for amidst the motley array of costumes and whimsical interpretations of history, you shall find your place. Let it be known that authenticity be a subjective pursuit, and in this realm, the more imagination, the merrier thy revelry shall be!

Unpredictable weather

Unpredictable Weather:

Let us regale in the tale of outdoor festivals, where the current topic of conversation inevitably turns to the skies above. Brace thyself for the unpredictable dance of the elements, where thine wardrobe choices and intricate hairstyles shall be tested. Prepare for the embrace of sunburns and the companionship of muddy boots upon thy feet.

But fret not, valiant knight, for foresight and preparedness shall be thy armor. Packeth thine extra sunscreen and embrace with open arms the moist surprises that lie in wait, for in this realm of mirth and revelry, even the whims of nature cannot dampen our spirits!

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North Carolina Renaissance Festival



When is the North Carolina Renaissance festival?

Saturdays and Sundays through September 30 – November 19. The renaissance festival hours are from 9:30am to 5:30pm


Where is the renaissance festival held in North Carolina?

Do NOT rely upon GPS navigation. Click to view / print driving directions.


How many people attend the Charlotte Renaissance festival?

The Carolina Renaissance Festival draws around 200,000 eager patrons, solidifying its lofty status at the center as one of America’s most attended and celebrated Renaissance festivals.


Is the Carolina Renaissance Festival pet friendly?

Pets are not allowed at the festival; however, service animals are allowed.

Too far from the Carolina Renaissance Festival?

Don’t let that stop you! There are renaissance festivals everywhere to be enjoyed. Find a renaissance faire near you with The Ren List!

What is your favorite part about the Renaissance Festival? Comment your answer below!