Endless Entertainment!

The Carolina Renaissance Festival is one of the most interactive entertainment shows ever created with wonderful amusements and antics on going all around you!  Enjoy non-stop entertainment presented on 11 stages every event day.  There is comedy, music, dancing, circus performers, jousting knights on horseback, and much more!  Sit back and relax or become a part of the action as you are surrounded by over 500 costumed characters roaming the festival village! Click To Read More!

The Artisan Marketplace!

Carolina Renaissance Festival: PotterMix foolish pleasures with artisan treasures!  The village marketplace has over 100 elaborately adorned shops.  Find hand made items such as blown glass, premium leather goods, & jewelry.  Watch an artisan create a masterpiece right before your eyes! Click To Read More!

BrewFest Weekend!

October 18th & 19th!

Host a toast of fine festival ale and taste the 2014 Gambrinus Cup Homebrew competition award winning brew!  Learn about the time honored craft of beer brewing!  Sample a selection of fine micro-brewed ale and participate in a series of RenFest Beer Games.

Adventurous costumed ladies are invited to attend the Saucy Wench Costume Contest held at The Haven (left of the Joust) at 2:00pm! Ladies are encouraged to flirtatiously strut their sultry stuff to influence the judges' votes - all in good, clean fun of course!  Prizes will be awarded. 

BrewFest activities start at 12pm and end at 3:30pm. Click to learn more about the Gambrinus Cup Homebrew Competition!

About The Festival!

Introduced in 1994, the Carolina Renaissance Festival has grown to be one of the largest Renaissance fairs nationwide.  The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, an 11-stage theater, a 22-acre village marketplace, an interactive circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament & a feast - all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure! Click to learn more!

Now Offering...

Wheelchair, wagon, and stroller rentals!

Strollers, wheelchairs and wagons are now available to rent on a first-come, first serve basis at the costume rental shop located just inside the Festival gates. Service courtesy of Belrose Costume Rental.

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Buy Tickets!

Easy & Convenient! Avoid Box Office Lines! No Added Fees! Click Here to Get Started! (Student Day tickets can be ordered by clicking here).

Area Information

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Fun Patch Program!

Children of all ages can earn a Carolina Renaissance Festival Fun Patch via a fun, interactive educational experience! Great for Scouts, Youth Groups, and more! Click here for details!

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