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Renaissance Festivals combine craft fairs, historical reenactments, performance art, food, rides, and games all into one festival. Usually set during the 16th century, renaissance festivals occur throughout the year all over the country. Renaissance festival coupons provide consumers with a variety of savings opportunities on gate admission, as well as discounts on food, shopping, and entertainment at the faire. Discounts may include group pricing, festival season passes, BOGO tickets, special student days, and dollars off savings for guests who dress in costume.


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Offered by Renaissance festivals across the country
Locations Throughout the U.S.; sometimes at fairgrounds or in wooded areas
Hours of operation Weekends and select holidays
Features Period food, drink, games, and rides, jousting tournaments, costumed characters, craft demonstrations, shopping, shows, music
Types of coupons BOGO, special discount days, season pass offers, Opening Weekend discounts, group savings
AAA discount? Visitors to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival save $3 on admission with their AAA card. Members also save $10 on Feast of Fantasy tickets. The Carolina Renaissance Festival also offers dollars off discounted tickets.[1]
AARP discount? Some festivals offer senior discounts that include dollars off admission. For example, the Bay Area Renaissance Festival offers a $4 discount for seniors age 62 and over.[2]
Military discount? Many festivals offer dollars off or free admission deals for active and retired military and their families
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Renaissance Festival Coupons and Free Offers

Each renaissance festival is unique, so discount tickets, coupons, and promotional offers will vary by festival. Typical savings opportunities include:

  • Most renaissance festivals have sections on their official website dedicated to "discount tickets" or "coupons and special offers." Discounts may include dollars off admission, or buy one, get one free deals. Some festivals may offer discount tickets or coupons through local merchants. For example:
    • The Bay Area Renaissance Festival offers discount tickets at MOSI and participating Walgreens and Circle K locations. The festival also offers printed coupons at area Subway locations.
    • The Colorado Renaissance Festival offers dollars off discount tickets at area King Soopers locations.[3]
    • The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival offers BOGO coupons at participating Wendy's locations and $3 off coupons at area Shop'n Save locations. Discount tickets for $3 off admission are also available for purchase at participating Walgreens.[4]
  • Some renaissance faires offer special discounts for military personnel and their families, police officers, fire fighters, teachers, and students. For example:
    • The Bay Area Renaissance Festival offers $5 off admission for active and retired military personnel and their children, or two free adult tickets and free child tickets on a select date at the fair each year. The festival also offers a USF student discount for $5 off the admission price.[5]
    • The Four Winds Renaissance Faire offers free admission to military personnel in uniform and $5 off admission to military personnel with valid military ID.[6]
    • The Kansas City Renaissance Festival offers civil service and military personnel $3 off admission.[7]
    • The Des Moines Renaissance Faire offers $4 off discounts for military personnel, their children age 13 and over, and their spouses.[8]
  • Group discounts are another way to save on faire admission. Discounts are typically available for 10-20 or more people, and provide dollars off savings. For example:
    • The Maryland Renaissance Festival offers discount tickets for groups of 20 or more people.[9]
    • The Four Winds Renaissance Faire offers 50 percent off discounts when 100 or more adult tickets are purchased.[6]
  • Season passes to select renaissance festivals are also available, and for one up front fee provide free admission for the faire's duration. For example:
    • The Maryland Renaissance Festival offers passes for two days, six days, nine days, or the faire's entire duration.[9]
    • The Des Moines Renaissance Faire also offers season passes for the faire's entire duration, as well as two day passes.[8]
    • Four Winds Renaissance Faire offers a season pass for the entire faire as well as weekend passes.[6]
  • The official website for numerous faires offer a free newsletter, providing subscribers with information on the festival, including special offers and discounts. For example:
    • The Great Lakes Medieval Faire offers discount tickets and information to subscribers of its eMailing List.[10]
    • The Connecticut Renaissance Faire offers subscribers of its newsletter a chance to win free tickets to the faire, as well as receive notice of discount offers before the information is released to the general public.[11]

Renaissance Festival Overview

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival provides activities, shows, period dining, and shopping

Renaissance Festival Information

Renaissance festivals take place in various U.S. states throughout the year. Many of the larger festivals last from four to eight weeks, while the smaller festivals last from three days to three weeks. Festivals usually open between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and close between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Listed below are the Best Free Stuff Guide's coupon resources for several festivals and faires across the country:

  • Texas Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place early October through November each year, weekends only, from 9:00 a.m. to dusk. The festival features themed weekends, jousting tournaments, wine tasting, and shopping.
  • Carolina Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place early October through the third weekend in November, weekends only, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The festival began in 1994, and takes visitors back to the 16th century.
  • Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place from mid August through October, weekends and Labor Day only, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The faire takes place at the Mount Hope Winery.
  • Arizona Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place from mid February through the first weekend in April each year, weekends only, from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival offers themed weekends, period food and drink, shopping, and live entertainment.
  • Sherwood Forest Faire - The faire takes place the third weekend in February through the first weekend in April, weekends only, from 10 a.m. until dusk. The faire offers on site camping for visitors.
  • Renaissance Pleasure Faire - The faire takes place the second weekend in April through the third weekend in May, weekends only, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The faire offers renaissance period food, drink, games, rides, and entertainment.
  • Free Scarborough Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place each year the first weekend in April through last weekend in May, weekends and Memorial Day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Features include jousting tournaments, 21 stages offering entertainment, and falconry demonstrations.
  • Georgia Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place the second weekend in April through the first weekend in June each year, weekends and Memorial Day, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The backdrop is the 16th century, with entertainment including music, juggling, and medieval rides.
  • Bristol Renaissance Faire - The faire takes place on Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day each year beginning in early July and ending in early September. The faire features period food, drink, games, rides, and entertainment.
  • New York Renaissance Faire - The faire takes place on Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day from early August through late September each year. The fesitval is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and takes visitors back to the 16th century for period games, rides, food, music, and crafts.
  • Northern California Renaissance Faire - The faire takes place each year from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekends only, from mid September to mid October. The faire's backdrop is the village of Willingtown, and features sword fights, music, dancing, food, and shopping.
  • Des Moines Renaissance Faire - The festival takes place each year for three weekends in September, beginning Labor Day Weekend, and offers jousting, themed weekends, and more than 50 shops.
  • King Richard's Renaissance Faire - The faire takes place on weekends, Labor Day, and Columbus Day each year from early September through mid to late October. The festival is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features rides, jugglers, fire eaters, and games.
  • Four Winds Renaissance Faire - The faire takes place Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., from early March through late April. The faire features jousting, camping, shows, vendors, and period food and drink.
  • Virginia Renaissance Faire - The faire takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends only, from mid May through amid June each year. The festival takes place on the Lake Anna Winery to the backdrop of Queen Elizabeth's reign.
  • Connecticut Renaissance Faire - The faire is open Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day each year from late September through late October. The backdrop is a middle ages old world harvest faire, and features costumed characters,craft shops, and period food and drink.
  • Sterling Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place annually, weekends only, from early July through mid to late August. The attractions takes guests back in time to an English Renaissance village featuring period food and drink and more than 100 performers and characters.
  • Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., weekends and Labor Day, from late August through September each year. Festival entertainment includes jousting, fireeating, period food and drink, and music.
  • Great Lakes Medieval Faire - The faire is open weekends only, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., from early July through mid August each year. The festival's backdrop is a 13th century village in England.
  • Maryland Renaissance Festival - The festival is open weekends each year from the last weekend in August through the third weekend in October. The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is set in a 16th century English village.
  • Oklahoma Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place each year, weekends only, from the end of April until the end of May. The festival takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and features period food and drinks, shopping, jousting tournaments, and the Birds of Prey show.
  • Four Winds Renaissance Faire - It is open weekends only from early March through late April each year. The festival features jousting, themed weekends, and period food and drink.
  • Colorado Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place each year weekends only, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from early June through late July. The backdrop is 16th century Tudor England.
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place each year on weekends and Labor Day from mid August through the end of September. The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and features period food and drink, music, shows, and dancing.
  • Kansas City Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place on weekends, Labor Day, and Columbus Day from early September through mid October each year. The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and features themed weekends, jousting, period food and drink, and more than 100 artisan booths.
  • Louisiana Renaissance Festival - The festival takes place each year, weekends only, from the first weekend in November through the first weekend in December. The festival is open from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is set to the backdrop of Queen Elizabeth the I's reign, offering more than 100 shops and 50 shows each year.
  • Bay Area Renaissance Festival - The festival is open each year weekends only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from late February through early April. Entertainment includes music, hypnotism, juggling, magic, and jousting.
  • Florida Renaissance Festival - There are two legs of this festival, one at Deerfield from early Februry to mid March, and a second in Miami from late March through mid April. Both festivals are open weekends from 10 a.m. to sunset.
  • Sarasota Medieval Faire - The faire takes place each year at the Sarasota Fairgrounds for two weekends in mid November. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features jousting, sword fighting, rides, games, food, and shopping.

Also See: October Freebies, Free Texas Renaissance Festival Coupons, Free Carolina Renaissance Festival Coupons, Free Renaissance Pleasure Faire Coupons, Free Arizona Renaissance Festival Coupons, Free Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival Coupons, Free Georgia Renaissance Festival Coupons, Free Scarborough Renaissance Festival Coupons, Free Minnesota Renaissance Festival Coupons

References

  1. http://ww1.aaa.com/travel2/sycs/memberDiscountsDetail.xhtml?office=998&location=CITY%7CUSA075364%7C%7C%7C&association=AAA&club=999&merchantId=10818&lang=en&dt=1349556656751
  2. http://www.bayarearenaissancefest.com/tickets.html
  3. http://www.coloradorenaissance.com/Ticket%20Sales%20End.html
  4. http://www.pittsburghrenfest.com/General%20Information.html
  5. http://www.bayarearenaissancefest.com/promos.html
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 http://www.fourwindsfaire.com/
  7. http://www.kcrenfest.com/generalinfo.html
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.dmrenfaire.com/tickets.shtml
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://rennfest.com/tickets/ticket-prices-and-group-sales
  10. http://www.medievalfaire.com/
  11. http://www.ctfaire.com/