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.


Indian Ladder Farm BreweryIndian 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!




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.


   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!


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.


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.


Cooley’s Ice Cream Truck is a new vendor this year. The truck has been serving the Warren County and Washington County area of Upstate New York since 2004.  The independent and locally owned Cooley’s has been a staple at community functions, holiday celebrations and the side streets of the area.

Known by the unmistakable bright yellow truck, Cooley’s carries more than just ice cream novelties and buys all products fresh and locally.

New for 2017, Cooley’s is offering a soft serve concession trailer. The trailer will offer your traditional soft serve cones, sundaes, frappes, milkshakes and fresh snow cones. This trailer is perfect for street events, festivals, large family gathers, and corporate events.


MadeByHandLeatherMade By Hand Leather rturns 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.




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.

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.

Teardrop Creations

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

hoops by jem

Hoops by Jem  returns for a second year. Play is precious. Check out Jem’s special take on one of the oldest toys – the hula hoop.


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

Dara Gallery

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




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.


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

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

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

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.


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

Sarina Belly Dance is a new vendor/performer at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival. Saria is based in Ballston Spa NY. She specializes in Tribal Fusion Belly dance performances and enjoys teaching at Yoga Bliss on the Blvd in Schenectady.

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.




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.







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.

Clothier Lularoe Amy Kerr & Sarah Kerr-Mace are a first-year vendor at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival.

Hand Candy Mittens is a first-year vendor at the New York Capital District Renaissance Festival. HandCandy Mittens is a cottage industry based in Mannsville, NY. We make mittens, hats and scarves from recycled sweaters in an effort to help reduce, reuse and recycle! Stay warm, look cool, and be green!

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.