From jousts and dueling vixens to traditional dancing lessons and there is a lot to see at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival.

2016 NYCDRF Schedule2




Royal Jousts, Games performed by Roundtable Productions – The featured event of the festival, join us as the ground rumbles under the hooves of massive horses as wood and metal crash together. Who will win the Queen’s favor?

Lords of Adventure – The Lords of Adventure: Jack Bold, Roger Awesome, Nick Nice, Randy Smooth, Arthur Daring, Alex Quick, Will Passion. Choose to be a hero, or be a victim by accident!!!

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Lord Marshall Laww, the man that peasants love to hate! Will you find yourself on the right side of the Laww or the left side?


Douglas Stafford – Fire, juggling, comedy and magic.

The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told – Described as Pirates of the Caribbean meets Whose Line is it Anyway?– The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told will give you swashbuckling adventure.

Vixens En Garde – If the joust doesn’t satisfy your need for action, Vixens En Garde will. A mix of comedy and sword fighting action, the vixens don’t fail to excite.

Viking Warrior Encampment

The Society for Creative Anachronism Encampment – Authentic combat, dance and craft demonstrations every half hour!

Shimmy Sisters – Ancient and alluring belly dancing performance.



Peasant Dancing at the Maypole with the Maypole Mistress and Three Pints Shy. (Photo Frank Tirrell)

Morgan Eagle Falconry’s educational programs highlighting the sport of falconry and the birds used in the sport. With a display of live Raptors


Ella’s Fairy Wishes & Muggle Juggle Lessons – Tell Ella your fairy wish for the wish registry and learn to juggle with a muggle!


Balloon Ben, The Jester – Bends balloons to your will in the da Vinci Future Barn.

Costume Contest – Join us for a chance to win great prizes in our daily costume contest!

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Where’s Waldorf? – Kids, find Waldorf to win prizes – stop by the information booth near the upper gate to learn how to play.

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Captain’s Quest Treasure Hunt – Follow the clues to the treasure!

Vow Renewal Ceremony (Sunday only)


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The Holograms Hoop Troupe Lesson.


Whispering Willow Wild – Owls

Photo Ops – See Dr. Who’s TARDIS, a Dalek & sit on the throne for a selfie!

Musical Acts

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Three Pints Shy – Three Pints Shy are going to rock it 16th Century Celtic-style this summer!

The Charmings – Musical stylings fit for a princess.

The Creepy Bard – Rousing music, creepy lyrics