NY Capital District Renaissance Festival

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

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 food they provide. Below are our 2017 vendors!


Stop in to enjoy a taste of the farm in our charming cafe. Whenever possible, we choose locally sourced ingredients and seasonal foods to create interesting and delicious options to tease your palate.




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.



the 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.



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.


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





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.”



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.







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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!








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.


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.







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.




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.

Each person has significant and unique numbers associated with their life.  By studying these numbers and the symbols created by their patterns, Brit can help you understand your strengths, obstacles, talents, challenges, real-time path, and your life-path destination.  With this knowledge, one may engage in life with more grace, understanding and acceptance of the nuances that may have seemed challenging prior to this eye-opening numerology reading.

Yogic numerology is fun and an inquisitive way to approach your life and journey. As an empathic healer and intuitive psychic, Brit brings extensive and wide-ranged talents to Tushita Heaven.  She is also a Master level IET practitioner, author, designer of Yoga Bindis, a licensed esthetician, and she created a yoga school accredited with the Yoga Alliance and is founder of “The Steampunk Yoga.” Brit has taught thousands of yoga classes and workshops, but one of her true passions is reading numerology.

Brit will be selling Steampunk jewelry, eye ware, and Body art and The Fair.

Over twenty years ago, Emporium Custom Leathers LLC began its tenure at the New York Renaissance Fair under the name of The NERO Emporium. Since then it has been a regular fixture at the fair providing patrons with the highest quality, handmade leather armor, clothing and accessories. Over the years their product line has expanded to include various genres of costuming and mainstream items, but their dedication to traditional methods of production remains the same.







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Krebby’z Kyd’z  is back this year with whimsical gifts for people of any age.


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Teardrop Creations is back for our third year. Check out their chainmaille and other unique crafts.


PMD Designs

PMD Designs is back for a second year. Check out their unique gifts at www.DreamsbyPMDDesigns.etsy.com.





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Welcome this year to Hoops by Jem –  Play is precious. Check out her special take on one of the oldest toys – the hula hoop.

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

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

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Welcome, for a second year, Timey Wimey Leather.


For the second year in a row you can buy official New York Capital District Renaissance Festival gear. Check out our booth in the Apple Barn!

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Herbal Turtle Teas is back. Locally crafted and blended by Master Herbalist Barbara Grose.


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

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And Zen Some is not just jewelry but it is a way of life. The choices we make and the energy we give dictates our day to day happenings.

We curate the finest material to bring you pieces that not only elevate your style but that also speaks to your heart, enhancing your inner light. Handmade with love and intense knowledge of the chakras, And Zen Some brings you the best.

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A Little Enchantment 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.


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Meet Tupperware consultant Cindy Justice and see Tupperware’s latest product lines!

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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.

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Aggressive Metalworks creates hand-made weapons, scrap metal monsters, sculptures, gates, forged creations.

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The Colorful Geek – where geekiness runs wild and free.

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Aasguard Enterprises – archery & weapons practice range for young and old. Hand pillaged merchandise.

Indian Ladder Farm Brewery  PrintIndian 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!