Final Weekend of the Renaissance Festival

Don’t miss your last chance to chomp a turkey leg before Turkey Day!  The 21st annual Carolina Renaissance Festival season ends at dusk this Sunday providing just two more days to enjoy the region’s great fall revel.  The wildly popular event has been visited by nearly 165,000 time travelers so far this season and with the grace of good weather in the forecast, Festival organizers expect the final weekend to end with a big dose of cheer. 


The Festival will be hosting a royal food drive with attendees receiving free child admission for ages 12 and under with each can food donation at the Festival entrance.  Thousands of can food items will be collected in the annual tradition that benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.


The final weekend also presents an opportunity to save big on unique holiday gifts at the Festival’s artisan marketplace with many of the craft shops offering discount pricing on a diverse selection of handmade gift items.  The marketplace features pottery, jewelry, perfume, glass blown ornaments, smoking ceramic dragons, bath & body products, medieval costumes, hand dipped and carved candles, unique musical instruments, children’s toys, a full spectrum of clothing, and much more. 


Don’t miss your last chance of the year to enjoy your best day out in history.  Huzzah!




What: The 21st annual Carolina Renaissance Festival.


Where: North of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville. The Festival is located on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85).


When: Eight consecutive weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from October 4th through November 23rd. The Festival runs from10:00 AM until 5:30 PM, rain or shine.


Advance Discount Tickets: $21 for adults, $11 for kids ages 5-12; available at Harris Teeter Stores region wide. Tickets purchased at the gate are $1 more, or print your own online at Seniors ages 60 and over and Military personnel (with valid ID) enjoy discount tickets at the gate with adults at $19 and $9 for children ages 5 – 12.  Children under 5 are always free. Parking is free courtesy of Harris Teeter.


Event Sponsors: Harris Teeter, Pepsi, & the Charlotte Observer.  Additional sponsors include: Diamond Springs, Carolinas HealthCare System, Sunbelt Rentals, Valpak, Party City, Jersey Mike’s, Chick-Fil-A, Autobell Carwash, Qdoba Mexican Grill, AAA of the Carolinas, Visit Lake Norman, and Comfort Suites of Huntersville.



Information: Online at, or call (704) 896-5544, toll free (877) 896-5544.