Market Place Weekend - July 10th & 11th
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 17th & 18th
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 responsibly.
Pirate Invasion Weekend - July 24th and 25th
Yaar! Those pirates are back again and are set to invade the 2019 Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival during our 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 Pub’s Tavern 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!
Highland Fling Weekend - July 31st & August 1st
Thrill to the lilt of highland bagpipes in the hills!
Wear your kilt and celebrate the mighty Scots with us at the Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival’s 2019 season on a special Highland Fling.
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.
Fantasy, Fairies & the Future Weekend - August 7th & 8th
Follow your Fantasy! 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 14th & 15th
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 towners from 1585 will be relishing and merrymaking! This weekend promises to be one filled with exceptional fun, unbridled hilarity and amusement. 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.