NHRF inclement weather notice

For today only, Sunday May 14th, 2017 ALL tickets are just $5.00! 
Free Parking is available on 180 Main Street, Kingston, NH. 
The paid lot is also available on 71 Marshall Road, Kingston, NH.
(Please see the Parking and Directions section of the website for more details) 

Due to inclement weather there will be a limited performer list for today, May 14th, 2017.

NHRF 2014 Recap & Survey

After an amazing two weekends of faire, the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire 2014 is sadly over. The crowds have left, the tents taken down, and the grounds are (mostly) back to normal. But some wonderful memories were made this year, and we wanted to take a moment to look back on this year’s faire with you all through the eyes of some of our awesome photographers.

But first! We need your feedback! Every year we work to improve the faire, and to do that we need your help. Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey and let us know what NHRF 2014 was like for your this year.
Click here to take the Patrons Survey

For all our wonderful staff, don’t think we’ve forgotten you! We have surveys for you as well. Without you this faire wouldn’t exist, so let us know what you think!
Volunteers Survey
Merchants Survey
Performers & Plot Survey

Thank you to all the photographers who came and shared their photos with us. Photos below by:
– James Pates
Jennifer Marie Photography
Kevin Hayes
– Marc Mitchell
The Masquerade
Naomi Walters
Steven Kosherman

Free eBook from Resa Nelson!

On the dates of the faire (May 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th) Resa will be offering one of her eBooks as a free download on Amazon.com! Click here to get the book! This offer is ONLY good on the days of the faire. You can also see Resa Nelson at the faire and check out her books in person.

Astrid, The Dragonslayer’s Blacksmith: a mini novel

Astrid constantly worries about her place in the village of Guell. She loves being the apprentice of Guell’s blacksmith, Temple. But Temple bought her from a childseller many years ago, which means Astrid has no blood kin in Guell. If anything should happen to Temple she’s likely to lose her home, her work, and her sweetheart, DiStephan, the dragonslayer’s son.

One day Astrid’s worst fear comes true when Temple and DiStephan fail to return from a short journey to a nearby village. A teenage boy named Finehurst arrives in Guell, claiming to be Temple’s nephew and rightful heir – and insisting that he saw Temple and DiStephan killed by a dragon. The villagers are divided in their opinion of Finehurst, but Astrid is soon thrown out of her own home, desperate to find a way to regain it. Before the dragonslayer goes in search of his missing son DiStephan and Astrid’s mentor Temple, he sets forth a challenge for Finehurst and Astrid to prove their blacksmithing skills by forging a dagger. Normally, Astrid would be confident, but the village’s iron supplies are so low that she doesn’t know how she can possibly make a dagger that can prove her worth.

Astrid, The Dragonslayer’s Blacksmith is an all new mini novel that takes place in Resa Nelson’s Dragonslayer world (the 4-book series includes The Dragonslayer’s Sword, The Iron Maiden, The Stone of Darkness, and The Dragon’s Egg). Appropriate for adults and teens, ages 14 and up.

Visit Resa Nelson’s website at www.resanelson.com. Follow her on Twitter @ResaNelson.

NHRF Tickets When you Subscribe…

Thanks to our friends at The Telegraph you can get 4 tickets to the faire with a subscription. Read this for more info. Hurry, supplies are limited and time is running out!

Also, please be advised that this year the Wench & Lad Auction times will be flexible. On Saturday the 10th the auction will be at 3:00PM at the Jousting Field. This time may change on Sunday the 11th, so check at the ticket booth or ask a Security personnel. Come and bid on an assortment of items from our vendors (and a few other charitable souls) from homemade bath goods and jewelry to books and weapons. Every penny will go to Rockingham Meals on Wheels!

We hope to see you at the faire!