NY Capital District Renaissance Festival

Join us for a step back in time at Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont NY

Eat and Shop the Festival

Armor, toys, clothes and more! There’s plenty of shopping at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival

A big part of the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival are the unique vendors and the quality souvenirs, services, and the food they provide. Below are our 2017 vendors!

Food Vendors



Dragon Ice Cream. Instead of fire, this dragon provides cool treats – perfect for a summer day. Dragon Ice Cream is a fourth-year vendor at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival.

flavors of lebanon

  Flavors of Lebanon, fine Greek and Lebanese foods served from a food truck serving the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY and Downtown Schenectady. This is Flavor of Lebanon’s second year at the festival.

Stop in to enjoy a taste of the farm in this charming cafe. Whenever possible, they choose locally sourced ingredients and seasonal foods to create interesting and delicious options to tease your palate. Try the cider donuts, you won’t be disappointed.

The Boar’s Den is a staple of Renaissance festivals in New York and home of boar sandwiches, meat sundaes and turkey legs. This is Boar’s Den’s fourth year at the NYCDRF!

the chuck wagonThe Chuck Wagon offers a carefully crafted menu that will suit any palette! Bring your friends and family to The Chuck Wagon to experience delicious food in a friendly and welcoming outdoor atmosphere. Dishes are all freshly made. This is Chuck Wagon’s second year at the festival.

The Hungry Traveler is a new addition to the festival. The H.T. is a Delmar, N.Y. based food truck bringing you good eats while you’re on the run. They specialize in mouth-watering sandwiches and an amazing Michigan hot dog sauce.

Your Original Entertainment- Popcorn, lemonade, deep fried Oreos.

Van Dale Farms

Van Dale Farms is a first-year vendor at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival. Van Dale Farms offers a variety of products made right at their family-owned farm in Central Bridge New York.

Smoking Hongs

We provide authentic Southern slow-cooked pork, chicken and beef for all of your fundraisers, holiday parties,football parties,corporate events, graduation parties, weddings, or any occasion that demands GREAT food.

Smokin’ Hoggs BBQ


    In 1810, a French Huguenot emigre named Jean Jaques purchased land in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley and began planting grapes. By 1837, Mr. Jaques needed more land, so he purchased a plot in the quiet village of Washingtonville, NY, and planted another vineyard. By 1839, his first underground cellars were dug and Mr. Jaques fermented his first wine vintage. Those cellars, the oldest and largest in America, are still in use today at Brotherhood Winery. This is Brotherhood’s second year at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival.


Helderberg Meadworks – Locally made meade

Herbal Turtle Teas
Herbal Turtle Teas is back for a third year. Locally crafted and blended by Master Herbalist Barbara Grose.


Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery and Cidery is a farm brewery growing hops & barley for our many collaboration brews available in the ILF tasting room & our craft ciders are available from Albany to NYC!



Welcome back for a fourth year to Solidago Tarot. Have fun learning what the future holds for you!

Rev. Jeanne Carey returns for her second year at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival. Rev. Carey is a Nationally Accredited Psychic/Medium who also holds degrees in Teaching and Non-Contact Theraputic Touch Healing.

Over the last 30 plus years, she has lectured and conducted Workshops and Seminars throughout the East Coast, Montana, Wyoming and California.

Steampunk Yoga and is a new vendor this year:

Yogic numerology is a universal and holistic approach to using your birth date to connect you numerically to your true essence, allowing one to see themselves more clearly.  Brit’s unique approach to numerology readings awakens the soul, the 10 bodies and the chakras.


Traitor Knight     Meet Keith W. Willis, author of Traitor Knight — recognized as one of five finalists in the Fantasy competition in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (http://www.indiebookawards.com). This is Willis’ second year at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival.

hoops by jem

Hoops by Jem:  play is precious. Check out Jem’s special take on one of the oldest toys – the hula hoop.

belly dancer

Shimmy Gypsies- Space eggs, bath fizzies, scarves, etc.

uncharded wild
Uncharted Wild- Reptiles

Whispering Willow Wild Care- Owls


IMG_3279Aasguard Enterprises, a third-year vendor, selling turns on the archery & weapons practice range for young and old. Hand pillaged merchandise.


Aggressive Metalworks

Aggressive Metalworks- Metal sculptures

A first-year vendor, Hickory Arms crafts custom hickory wooden practice swords for Eastern (bokken) and Western (waster) martial arts. We also design and make a variety of historical and fantasy-inspired wooden swords, such as Spartan swords and elvish knives; and our Hero Academy collection, which includes swords and other collectibles scaled down for kids.


Sacred Journey CeramicsSacred Journey Ceramics celebrates its second year at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival. Come and see the artwork of Sacred Journey Ceramics. Each piece is created and fired as part of a journey – one with beautiful results.




Made By Hand Leather returns for a third year! Artisan Caleb Hand says this on his Etsy page: “Years ago, I used to make leather armor for playing LARPs, and after making myself a few suits, arm guards, pouches, etc. I got out of the hobby. In the Spring of 2013, my love of leather crafting was rekindled and I’ve really jumped in now. I enjoy working with customers to craft just what they want.”

Legendary Leathercrafts is a first-year vendor. All items are handmade using high-quality leather.  The leatherworkers use a variety of other materials to add to the beauty and unique quality of each creation. Everything crafted is an original design.


Timey-Wimey Leatherworks- Fandom leather goods

Face Painting/Henna


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No costume? No problem. You’ll slip right into character after a visit to our resident makeup artist Body Art by Christina . Princesses, monsters, fairies or animals, Christina can do almost anything!



Teardrop Creations

Teardrop Creations is back for a fourth year. Check out their chain maille and other unique crafts.

Colchis Forge is a first-year vendor at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival. Artist Alice Taylor Gear is driven by a passion for history and transcendental expression in art, Colchis Forge creates whimsical and timeless “wire wrap” designs in jewelry, sculpture, wearable art and unique historical and fantasy garb accessories.

Novelty & More

Dara Gallery
Dara Gallery returns with handmade masks that are haunting and beautiful to wear or display.


Buy official New York Capital District Renaissance Festival gear. Check out our booth in the Apple Barn!

Fair Maiden Flowers- Hand-made hair wreaths


A little Enchantment

A Little Enchantment, a second-year vendor, is based in the small town of Saugerties. Polymer clay is used to hand sculpt one of a kind fairy and angel dolls. There are an array of different necklaces and earrings ornaments and other gifts. The one of a kind dolls are hand painted are meticulously attired in handmade garments and presented beautifully. Prices vary but there are gifts available for any pot of gold.

Greetings from the Tee Pee!  – This Rt. 20 destination is returning and bringing its unique gift items to you.

didley deets

Diddleydeets Scents- Goat Milk Soap, Essential Oils,Shea Butter, Perfume, Bath SaltsSalt Crystals, Incense, Soap Stone Diffusers, Diffuser OilsReed Oils, Incense Holders, Tarot Cards, Pendulums, Smudge Sticks, Crystal BallsAmulets, M & Pestles.

Queen Bee
Queen Bee Soap Company – Honey and honey related products. like soaps and body butters.

The Druid’s Way- Soaps, bentonite healing products

BathfitterPremium quality acrylic tubs and walls are custom made to ensure a perfect watertight fit and are installed right over your existing tub and wall in as little as one day.


Clothier and Costume Rental

The official costumer of the festival, you can rent costumes on the day of the event, or schedule a custom costume ahead of time.

Knightly Endeavors is a new vendor at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival and specializes in Renaissance festival garb for all ages.

Khan & Khatan Clothier, a new vendor at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival, specializes in high-quality Mongolian-inspired clothing for all ages.


Lularoe- Amy Kerr & Sarah Kerr-Mace

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Corsets By Casta Diva products have ventured all over the country participating in shows such as: Renaissance faires, anime conventions, tattoo shows, Celtic festivals, and much more. Corsets By Casta Diva crafts its products according to each customer’s specifications. The result is a one-of-a-kind, durable, and stylish product.