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 2018 vendors!

Food Vendors

NY Healthy Eats

NY Healthy Eats

NY Healthy Eats specializes in vegan and sugar and gluten-free fare and is dedicated to healthy food alternatives – on wheels.


Dragon Ice Cream

Dragon Ice Cream. Instead of fire, this dragon provides cool treats – perfect for a summer day.

ILF Yellow Rock Cafe

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

The Boar’s Den is a staple of Renaissance festivals in New York and home of boar sandwiches, meat sundaes and turkey legs.

the chuck wagonThe Chuck Wagon

The 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.

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Flavors of Lebanon

The Hungry Traveler

The Hungry Traveler 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.



Munchville – formerly Your Original Entertainment – is your stop for deep-fried Oreos popcorn and beverages.

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Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery


Cider and beer grown and created on-site.

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Herbal Turtle Teas are locally crafted and blended by Master Herbalist Barbara Grose.

Druid’s Way (Herbalist)

All Natural Herbal Remedies

Helderberg Meadeworks

Smokin’ Hoggs BBQ

Pulled Pork, Ribs,Chicken,Brisket,along with meats smoked to perfection.
True Southern coleslaw,salads,baked potatoes (sweet or Russet) and all the other fixin’s.

Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery

Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery is a farm brewery growing hops & barley right on the farm. Stop in for some food and try their brews.

Time to Jam

Locally made Jams

Van Dale Farms

Family owned farm for 150 years.


Indian Ladder Farms Baked Goods and Produce Booth


Rev. Jeanne Carey

Rev. Jeanne Carey  is a Nationally Accredited Psychic/Medium who also holds degrees in Teaching and Non-Contact Therapeutic Touch Healing.

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


Solidago Tarot

Solidago Tarot returns for your fortune-telling fun!


Keith W. Willis

Meet Keith W. Willis, author of Traitor Knight and Desperate Knight — recognized as one of five finalists in the Fantasy competition in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (



Aasguard Enterprises (Games)


Hickory Arms

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.

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Aggressive Metal Works

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Sacred Journey Ceramics

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

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.”

Hereford Joinery and Cordwainers (Leather)


Goblin Worx Leather Company

Renaissance, fantasy, and cosplay clothing, armor, and accessories.

Face Painting/Henna

Dawn Jones

Clown Magic, Face Painting, Balloon Sculpture,  Airbrush Tattoos, Temporary Tattoos, Glitter Tattoos, Henna, Stilts, Mime, Princess, Origami and  Crafts.



Beautiful Things Jewelry

Colchis Forge

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.






Treasures by Tonya

I hand make Jewelry & Tutus, for adults & children. Wands, Fairies, Circlets, Elf/Fairy Ears, Wreaths, Hair Accessories, Bow Holders & More!

Doctor Gus

Doctor Gus & Company is a collection of artists who collaborate and exhibit together at conventions around the country. We are inspired by found objects, machinery, and antiques of a bygone age. For our work, we draw upon the aesthetics of fantasy, science fiction, nature, and industry.

The project was founded by Gustav “Doctor Gus” Karlson. He has been making, designing and handcrafting Jewelry, Art, and Gadgets of all sorts full time since 2006.

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Beautiful Things Jewelry


Shimmy Sisters Jewelry

Novelty & More

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Arden’s Artistry (Hair Accessories)

Tribe Hair Lounge

Hair braiding from Ballston Spa’s newest full-service hair salon.



Charlie Moose

Handmade all-natural candles. 

Storybrook Hollow

A family owned and operated workshop that specializes in bringing a wide variety of fantasy creations to life. Everything we sell has been handmade by the shop owner or a member of the family. If we can dream it – we can create it.

Whispering Willow Wild Care

Whispering Willow Wild Care is a 501(c) (3) charitable org who cares for orphaned and injured wildlife & offers live Bird of Prey educational programs.

In Between Imports

Our ceremonial incense is hand-rolled with honey, resin and natural botanicals using a long-burning 60-year-old family recipe. This Incense truly elevates.

Leaf Filters

Leaf Filter

Cornerstone Creations

Ornamental Concrete Home & Garden Art


Salem’s Moon Magik and More

Founded in 2012 by George (aka Dad), Salem’s Moon has grown to include both of his daughters, Jess and Liz.  George and Jess are often seen at various festivals and events, while Liz works with George on creating our many handcrafted products.  Of course we can’t forget Leni, who has been with the Salem’s Moon family from the very beginning.  Leni travels with us to some of the bigger festivals, and manages our online stores.We are an eclectic group with various beliefs, and welcome all traditions, paths, and denominations!

The Tee Pee

This vintage Roadside Treasure is a “must stop” whether you’re on a day trip along Rt 20 or on a vacation in the area. Stopping at the iconic structure is sure to be a surprising experience.

The Tepee located on Historic RT 20, is halfway between the charming villages of Cherry Valley and Sharon Springs NY. The Tepee is known for its breathtaking panoramic view of The Mohawk Valley, reaching 90 miles north to the distant Adirondack Mts. Wow, what a view!

Not only is it the place to go for Minnetonka Moccasins, fine Native American-made items, drums, flutes, music and books, there is also a selection of products made in the USA as well as locally. Wow, something for everybody!

Make sure to visit Tepee Pete’s Chow Wagon (located at The Tepee). This is not your typical hotdog stand. Pete’s “nearly famous” chili(s) are a local favorite, and he has delighted his customers for the past 11 years with his delicious food and fun conversation. Wow, it’s great food!

The Tepee will be a unique experience and a memory you’ll treasure forever.

Hoops by JEM was created in 2015. I was inspired to bring Hula Hooping to the community after my daughter’s Girl Scout Bronze award. The Troop hosted a Hula Hooping night for the local Girl Scout Community. Hula Hooping is a fun way to bring people together. Many of the mother-daughter couples that attended this hooping event, have commented that they now hula hoop on a regular basis together.

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

Clothier and Costume Rental

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Knightly Endeavors 


Tatterdemalion    is a small clothing retailer from Western Massachusettes that offers original designs inspired by historical garments. They are hand-crafted by local artisans.

Teardrop Creations

Teardrop Creations Check out their chain maille and other unique crafts.

The Costumer – America’s number one stop for costumes.

Khan & Khatan Clothier specializes in high-quality Mongolian-inspired clothing for all ages.

The Scottish Store

Everything you need to express your Scottish heritage.

Fair Maiden Flowers

Flowered hair wreaths for children and adults.





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Lularoe clothing.