The Shakespeare Renaissance Festival
American Shakespeare State Park
Sunday October 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Renaissance Festival is coming to town! Shakespeare Park will be transported back in time on Sunday October 24 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m..
The grounds will be filled with professional performers in period garb creating a captivating day of costumed family fun. This Renaissance Festival will add a Harvest and Halloween twist to your traditional faire. Two performance stages with rotating schedules, a dining area, a separate music performance area in the pine grove, and a field full of games will all be there for a full day of enjoyment! This is an all day event with so much to see and hear.
Pumpkin rolling contests! Paint a pumpkin for the creatives! Try the trebuchet! Kids activities all day! Ring toss. Corn Hole. And if you’re totally tuckered out, have a seat in Pine Grove and enjoy Storytime with The Fool!
See The Knights of Gore duke it out in a massive melee of metal clashing and crashing chaos. If you’ve got the gumption you can Fight a Knight if you like! Not In The Face will be there too with a scripted demonstration of medieval sword fighting too!
For those more interested in magic than mayhem, check out Daniel Greenwolf – Celtic Magician – voted one of the Top Five Solo Variety Acts in the United States by the Renaissance Festival Podcast & Renaissance Magazine for Five Years In A Row!
Live music will be performed by The Renaissance Players. They have performed throughout New England, VA, and FL for more than 23 years at Renaissance Festivals and Pirate Festivals. Their musical selections range from the 14th to 17th century. Their hand sewn and designed High Court garb will drop your jaws – utterly unique with one of a kind fabric, trims and gems!
Local favorite Elana Zabari will add to the mix with her powerful voice and performance.
Two-time winner (2018, 2019) of the Renaissance Festival Awards Favorite Child-Friendly Act Shakespeare Approves! This one-man interactive show takes classic plays, boils them down to 25-minutes, and then throws in absurd, screwball comedy to make you forget about the sometimes-intimidating Elizabethan English. Take Prospero & Caliban, throw them together with Gilligan & the Skipper, and you get The Tempest: A 3-Hour Tour. Or one of the darkest, most villainous murderers in a show with adorable household pets & you have Macbeth: Death by Fluffy Kittens.
Hot food will be onsite so come hungry! We will have the picnic tables all set for you within sight of the main stage for your enjoyment.
A full schedule of events and performances will be posted on www.shakespearerenfest.com as well as more information on each professional act. Make sure this becomes an annual event by purchasing your tickets online or at the gate. Adults $15, Youth $10, 6 and under are Free! Food, games and goodies from a variety of vendors are available for purchase too!
Join us on the grounds of The American Shakespeare State Park at 1850 Elm Street.
King, Queen or pauper come step back in time and join the fun! Jester, Jouster, or just lookin for a day out, you are welcome to be a part of New England’s last Renaissance Festival of the season!
We have roaring roster of live performers, games, and vendors! Expect a raucous day of fun with a beautiful view of the Housatonic River and the Long Island Sound. Take a short walk and you can see the same view that European settlers saw when they came to shore in 1639!
Connecticut’s newest Renaissance Festival! Step back in time and enjoy live performance, fantastic food, a variety of vendors, and games galore.
Party like it’s 1639!!
Shakespearean adventures and zany performances, fun for everyone!
The Knights of Gore!They are an unscripted full contact full armored fighting group who uses steel weapons to thrill a crowd. Be on your best behavior or we may release them ON the crowd!
Shakespeare Approves! Two-time winner (2018, 2019) of the Renaissance Festival Awards Favorite Child-Friendly Act! Shakespearean adventures and zany performances, fun for everyone!
Daniel Greenwolf, Celtic Magician
Not In The Face, a scripted demonstration of medieval sword fighting.