Celebrating 40 years!

2016 Festival Season ~ Themed Weekends


Family Appreciation Weekend July 2nd & 3rd

Opening weekend special! 

Buy one adult ticket at regular price and get one ticket for HALF PRICE! 

or get one FREE CHILD’S TICKET for every regular price ticket purchased! 

Help us kick off a great season by joining us on opening weekend July 2nd and 3rd at a great savings.



Market Place Weekend July 9th & 10th

Guests who spend $200 or more (at our fine artisans shops ONLY inside the gate)

 Will receive 2 complimentary tickets to return to the faire this season! 

Enjoy over 100 stage and street performances, live Jousting, music, and dance;

savor the mouthwatering foods, hearty drink and delicious desserts; purvey our fine artisan’s shops;

try your luck at games of skill and chance as you wander our festival of pleasures!



Ale Fest Weekend July 16th & 17th

Come celebrate the oldest beverage in human history!

With a vast selection of different imported and domestic brews on tap, there's no reason not to join the day's festivities

and sample our fine selection of ales and beers. Tastings will be available at all Festival Pubs.

Buy a commemorative festival mug and experience the Faire "one handed".

Attend a rollicking "Pub Crawl" with festival characters to Festival Pubs and take part in the madcap antics,

contests and songs with all your favorite characters. They'll be sober, but you will be merry! Drink and drive responsibly. 



Highland Fling Weekend July 23rd & 24th

Thrill to the lilt of highland bagpipes in the hills! 

Wear your kilt and celebrate the mighty Scotts with us at the 40th Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival’s

2016 season on a special Highland Fling, July 23rd & 24th.

Hear Scottish pipe bands play on stages and in the lanes; see highland dancing;

and watch our Scottish athletes compete in a Caber Toss and Stone Put competition and demonstration. 

Share the music of the Highlands at pub sing, and hear Celtic jams on stages and

in the lanes that are sure to put a wind up your kilt.   



Pirate Invasion Weekend July 30th & 31st

Yaar! Those pirates are back again and are set to invade the 40th Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival’s 2016

season on a special piratical weekend, Pirates are invading the Shire with swashbuckling adventure, comedy, and song.  

Join our Pirate Costume Competition for kids and adults;

raise a glass of grog in the Snickleway pubs Tavern’s Pirate Revel. 

Pirate bands will rove, shanties will be sung, and very little honest work shall be done.

Have a care; lest you be captured for ransom or pressed into service on a pirate cruise.  

Don’t be lured into the wanton path of wild abandon, drink, and song,

and hang on to your mate lest they be sold at a pirate auction. 

So you say you are a pirate?  Well then, have a merry time!  



Fantasy, Fairies & the Future Weekend August 6th & 7th

Follow your Fantasy to the 40th Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival’s 2016 season,

as they present a special event as part of their seven weekends of merriment. 

Fantasy weekend takes place on August 6 & 7.

Come celebrate all things Fantastical as the town of Warwick pays tribute to myth, legend, and dreams of the future. 

Sprites and Fairies, Barbarians, mythic creatures, and travelers from other times and other worlds

are welcome to traverse the shire in a celebration of myth and science. 

So pull out those outfits that you wouldn’t dare wear anywhere else. 

Join our Adult Costume Exhibition, where adult fantasy travelers are invited to exhibit their favorite fashions

for fun and prizes, or just enjoy being someone else for a while.  




Grand Finale Weekend August 13th & 14th

While it’s true that all good things must come to an end, all of us at the Festival look at our Grande Finale

as a special time for you to experience all the richness, pageantry,

and fun that can only be found at the Sterling Renaissance Festival.

The mood will certainly be celebratory, as the villagers from 1585 will be relishing (and reveling!)

all the wonderful memories of an exceptional season while looking forward to 2017!

This is the weekend which promises to be one filled with exceptional fun,

unbridled hilarity and merriment as it is the last chance for a whole year to enjoy

a repast of many unique and varied Festival foods, gather fine hand-crafted wares from many skilled Artisans

and share a toast of your favorite ale to yet another glorious season at the Sterling Renaissance Festival.

The Grande Finale…the one you must not miss!




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