11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
June 10-11 2023

Join us for a weekend of music, magic, and wonder at the 8th annual New York Capital District Renaissance Festival. The two-day event, set in the bucolic fields and orchards of Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont, NY, has a little bit of fun for everyone.

Photo – Frank Tirrell

Shop more than 60 artisan vendors offering everything from custom-made jewelry to pottery, weaponry, and Renaissance garb!

Photo: Frank Tirrell

Catch befuddling feats of magical skill, fierce sword-fighting acts, musical performances, and of course, the Royal Joust!

Photo Credit – Frank Tirrell

There’s plenty for children, too. Sing songs with The Charmings — princesses from yore — come dressed for a knighting ceremony and a separate costume contest, or just spend some time in the sun playing in the Kid’s Kingdom – a land of peace and imagination.

Enjoy craft beer and cider? Add a pub crawl to your experience and be entertained by charming and hilarious guides as you sample different brews from Indian Ladder Cidery and Brewery in a hand-made collectible mug.

The crawl walks you through the brewing process whose ingredients are all grown and brewed less than a mile from where they are poured.

Don’t forget to eat! There are so many options for great food during your visit. Enjoy turkey legs smoked for 12 hours by a pit master, try expertly crafted Lebanese cuisine, find out what a Texas Tornado Chip is, pair it with a barbecue sandwich, burger, or hotdog, or interesting deep-fried veggies and a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade for an unforgettable day!

Can I bring a dog? – Yes! Can I buy tickets at the door? Yes!
Get answers to other frequently asked questions here!

Welcome to the home of The New York Capital District Renaissance Festival!

This two-day event features dozens of artisans, great food, fantastic performances, and of course the Queen’s Royal Joust!

Set in the fields of Indian Ladder Farms against the backdrop of the bucolic Helderberg Escarpment, the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival is a summer-time must-do activity!

Watch our video for some highlights from the festival!