2014 marks a mile stone for the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire as our tenth year! Celebrate with us May 10th ,11th, 17th, and 18th from 10:00AM to 5:00PM and see why so many people call NHRF their “home faire”!
NHRF is a Non-profit which donates proceeds to various charities each year. For 2014 our charities are the New Hampshire Food Bank and Rockingham Meals on Wheels.
Musicians, dancers, live steel combat, storytellers and more await you! With over 15 different entertainment groups we’ve got singing pirates, dueling knights, dancing gypsies, mischievous thieves and much more. Six different stages and arenas will have shows throughout the day, plus our wandering entertainers will be roaming the faire. Or visit our encampments (including our new Gypsy camp) and peak into the camp life of our knights, pirates and gypsies. Last year was our first year with jousting, and we’re very happy to say that it was such a success it will be here again this year!
To see a full listing of our acts visit the Entertainment page and the Schedule page on our website.
An abundance of goods will be available this year, thanks to over 55 different merchants joining us! We’ve increased the amount of food vendors carrying a wide variety of meals from the classic turkey leg and hamburgers and hot dogs to falafel and baklava. We even have a handful of vegetarian and vegan offerings available this year. For non-edible goods there is something for everyone. Browse a variety of handmade jewelry, bath goods such as soaps and scrubs, leather creations, herbal concoctions, period and fantasy clothing, home goods such as statues and pottery, weapons and armor, and more. We’ve chosen our merchants with an emphasis on local and hand made, so purchases support artists in the New England community. There are also a variety of services available such as henna and fortune telling.
Be sure to visit the Shopping page to see our full list of merchants.
In addition to entertainers and merchants, we have a variety of activities happening throughout the faire. Visit the Children’s Glen for fun games for all ages, or try your hand at our archery range. Take part in the traditional Maypole, watch a live crafting demonstration, take a bellydance lesson, or see weapons and armor up close at the encampments. Bid on goods donated from our vendors (and a few other gracious souls!) and modeled by our strapping lads and lovely wenches at our charity Wench and Lad Auction. Or join us after gate’s close on May 10th for a Beltane celebration to welcome summer.
For more information visit our Activities page and the Schedule page.
$12.00 for adults
$8.00 for kids
$2.00 off for active military or veterans with IDs
Children 4 and under are free!
We hope to see you at the faire!
PRESS & MEDIA
As seen in:
– In New Hampshire Magazine May 2014 issue (pdf link here)
– WMUR has a great video of our 2013 faire. You can see it here
– Check out last year’s promotional video with a brief chat about the faire and showing some set up, followed by a video showing various sights throughout the day.
A special thank you to Candid Candy Photography for our lovely photos!