New York Renaissance Faire
Journey back to a vibrant age of romance, adventure and magic to the court of Queen Elizabeth I at the New York Renaissance Faire. Brimming with sights, sounds and tastes, the day is sure to have something for everyone. This year's faire is bigger than ever, with the addition of a new stage and dozens more performers. Take in the excitement and pageantry of the Joust Spectacular (a big hit last year!) and welcome Queen Elizabeth and her court to the Royal Joust, then try your hand at archery or axe throwing. Watch amazing displays of acrobatics, fire eating and stilt walking, or listen to beautiful period music from harpists and pipers as the peasants dance around the maypole. Afterward, feast on the famous roasted turkey legs and a goblet of mead. With Kid'sQuest! children embark on an interactive fantasy adventure with fairies and pirates. Then they can meet Robin Hood, receive a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth or learn sword fighting. Finish this activity-filled day with a pub crawl, human chess match or tour of the artisans' marketplace.