New York Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park, NY

New York Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park, NY

New York Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park, NY
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Cindy K
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Like so many other reviewers my family and I waited more than an hour and a half to travel two miles for parking. Given how many years this company has operated the faire at this location there was no excuse for the mismanagement and disorganization. I hadn't been to the NY Res-Faire in many years, and was terribly disappointed in how utterly commercial it has become. No outside food or beverage is permitted so, after spending $175 for five tickets and $20 for parking (unbelievable!), we dropped another $150 on lunch and drinks. Only one performer in the jousting show was mic'd so we couldn't hear it, the disgusting outhouses had no toilet paper in them, and there was no soap in the sinks. Crowded, expensive and commercial. Worst day of the summer. What a waste of money. We won't go back.
Written 18 September 2022
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Resort20879425597
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Warning. This Renaissance Faire wants to cover up the bad reviews from last year on Google by deleting their previous page and making a new one filled with new positive reviews. They also like to turn off comments on social media pages to silence negative critique.

I have attended this Faire for a few years and it used to be one of my favorite Ren Faires. 2023 was a nightmare. This Faire has been ruined by corporate greed that seeks to benefit off of how popular ren faires are on TikTok by overselling tickets to a dangerous degree.

Online it says to arrive early due to traffic. We got to the location 2 hours before the gates opened and still had to wait in a line of cars for 2 hours to park. Once we finally got into the Faire, we spent an hour on line for food, half an hour for drinks, an hour for a bathroom. We weren't able to get into a majority of the shops because of crowds and lines waiting to get in. We didn't get to experience much while we were there, and while normally I would spend around 2k on items from vendors, I left there with nothing. Lines would be so long that they spilled onto walkways, making it dangerous and almost impossible for disability access. We will never return.
Written 7 April 2024
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Journey61017490913
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
i WAS a fan of NYRF but because of the incompetence of the parking staff and the long lines in the faire i will find somewhere else to spend my money. After all these years you would figure they would streamline the parking and food lines but i guess they did no think it was needed,also with raising the price of tickets and not improving in any way. The performers were great but not worth the hassle.
Written 19 September 2023
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John A
wappingers falls33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Wow, what has happened to the Faire? We have attend this Faire for over 20 years and are astonished by the negative changes. It now is $54 for a single ticket for the same shows( which is tolerable) but a single adult beverages is $12 in a what is almost a bathroom mouth wash cup. Food is barely above McDonald's at 3 times the cost. The roaming smokers also drag down the environment. The atmosphere no longer gives you a feel of Renaissance. This is so sad.Do not waste your money.
Written 14 February 2024
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Lauren D
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
Drove an hour to get there for 10am then tried for 3 hours to get a parking spot. Was told to go to preferred lot 1 then when you get there they say it’s closed with no further direction on where to go. Your only option is try attempt a dangerous u turn and drive bumper to bumper traffic to go back the 1/4 mile to another parking lot which would probably take another hour to do.

They have no remorse for the fact that people were there and couldn’t park. They refuse to refund the tickets.
Written 29 September 2021
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Aaron B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Should just know what you are getting yourself into when you go...takes 1hr- 2hr to park and just get in. All the toilets are stinky and gross. Lots of people smoking vapes in non smoking sections. Lots of drinking for obnoxious people. Limited seating for all the food vendors. Long lines for everything. Good if this is your thing but just beware. Way way too crowded and no one manages it.
Written 19 September 2022
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David Balaban
New York City, NY5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
It really sucks, I can’t get there, got tickets ahead of time and still been stuck in traffic for over 1hr and I’m only 2 miles away, it’s such a lack of planning and basic infrastructure that you won’t be able to enjoy, don’t waste your day trying to get there. How do you plan an event like that and just let this happen, absolutely ridiculous
Written 25 September 2021
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Briann M
Suffern, NY26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
Many of the shows were good: the Fire Whip Sword Show, Acrobatrix, Sky Kings Falconry. But the Magikhana Show with Arsene Dupin was infuriating. IF HE TRIES TO TAKE ANYTHING FROM YOU, DO NOT LET HIM! Arsene took my shoe and I let him because I didn’t expect him to do what he did next. Arsene preceded to THROW MY SHOE behind the stage and into the dirt. His assistant retrieved my shoe and gave it to Arsene to give back to me. Arsene then proceeded to THROW THE SHOE AGAIN on the sunblock net over the audience. When the show ended I had to retrieve my shoe myself with a pole that someone (not someone from the show, but some random Good Samaritan) found for me to use. No one from the show helped to get my shoe back nor did he apologize.
Written 1 September 2019
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NoSleepFromBrooklyn
New York City, NY826 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Well this experience turned my opinion around about Ren Faires. I'm now a fan. Brooklyn my 4 year old daughter, her dad and I made the 45 minute drive from upper NYC to Tuxedo, NY.

This faire is a 65 acre fully built out Elizabethan Village. It feels just like being on a working movie set. This 16th Century celebration of yesteryear is buzzing with energy from the music, hundreds of costumed performers, festive foods, jousting tournaments, magicians, over 100 shops selling mostly handmade wares and man powered rides. To top it off, most of the attendees dress up too. If you get moved to do so while there, they even offer rental costumes for the day.

Our first stop, around 3:00, was at the Queen's Glade, where Brooklyn participated in a Children's Knighting Ceremony. A couple knights led a cute ceremony teaching the kids about knighthood and their job to protect. She received a certificate of Knighthood for her extraordinary courage, honor and truthfulness and was named Lady Brooklyn. I really hope she doesn't expect us to start calling her this around the house.

The Enchanted Forest was our next stop where Brooklyn settled in and fell in love with the fairies. Since Fairies don't talk Brooklyn quickly found a way to communicate with them, mimicking facial expressions and making gestures to each other. Some fairies even gave away treasures like buttons and pixie dust which I suspect she will cherish for a very long time. The Enchanted Forest also turns into Kidsquest several times a day. During a 30 minute interactive adventure kids work together to help the fairies save their enchanted homes while parents stay nearby.

We also rode several man powered, hand crafted unique rides, all operated my costumed workers. As much fun as these were, I think the highlight was the games. They offered everything from juggling to knife throwing. Our sweet spot was archery. Brooklyn and her dad played several rounds, both eventually hitting the bullseye! I was seriously impressed!

We refueled with sausage on a stick, pizza and dragon chips, all available from a row of charming restaurant stalls. They pretty much offer a smorgasbord of foods including vegetarian and gluten free options, all mostly greasy fair food and delicious.

Our next stop was unforgettable. We went to Teatro Del Sol to see an act by the Gypsy Geoff, a juggler, fire manipulator and man of many trades. Brooklyn ended up getting on stage to do some tricks with him. He had her hold sticks in each hand while she spun a plate and a metal bin, then he played them like drums. As a finale he surprised her by pouring a pitcher of water in the spinning metal bin, a shower she welcomed from the 90 degree heat and even took a bow at the end.

The Royal Joust at the new Roselawn Jousting Tournament field started at 6:00 so we made our way over to this free event. This new arena is really nice and offers a lot of great seating with perfect views including a new VIP section.

Around 7:00 the the Faire started closing down for the day. Brooklyn, being her 4 year old self asked if she lead the way out. Just then a performer joined stride with us and said, "I'll lead!" He kindly asked Brooklyn her name and if she likes to make wishes. Then he placed a pebble in her hand and asked her to squeeze her hands as tight as she could and make a wish. She of course wished for a unicorn. Then he took his staff, touched her hands with it and told her to open her hands...well thanks god there was no unicorn, but a crystal marble! It was such an awesome spontaneous experience, a perfect representation of the vibe of a Renaissance Faire.

We slowly made our way towards the exit and noticed all the performers were doing the same. They started gathering along the hills and paths all along our route. A band started playing live renaissance style music and it seemed like no one was ready to leave. Then, as if planned, performers and attendees all started dancing together, celebrating a wonder
Tips:

There is free parking about 1/4 mile from the faire and free shuttle busses.
There is $10 parking closer to the faire but the lot gets full quickly.
You can get a stamp if you leave the park and intend to return the same day only.
Outside food is not allowed, but you can return to your car for a picnic if you would prefer your own food.
Many shows are not appropriate for kids. All of these are indicated
The grounds are very stroller friendly.
Wagons are available to rent if you don't bring a stroller but realize you should have.
Pets are not allowed.
Adults $25; Seniors (62+) $20; Military with ID $20; Ages 5-12 $12; Ages 4 and under are free. Check website for discounts and promotions.
There is direct bus transportation provided by Shortline from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan to the Faire. Please contact Shortline for further details: 1-800-631-8405 or shortlinebus.com.
Written 12 August 2016
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Jemlnlx
Bronx, NY5,457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
What a great time. I have always been interested in the medieval stuff, but haven't had too many opportunities to attend these faire. I was browsing Living Social and saw a deal for the faire. After clicking on the official website, I knew I had to check it out. I was surprised to see the admission prices were kind of steep, considering the amount of things that you actually have to pay for while there. The ticket prices were originally $24/person, but the living social deal had $24 for 2 adults. I used a coupon code and got it for just over $20 for the both of us. Our little one is 4 and all children up to 4 years old is free. We decided to go on August 1st, the opening day. We drove up from the Bronx, which took us just about an hour with a little backup at the Tappan Zee Bridge. I believe, right on 87 there was a sign directing you to the Faire. From 87, we took 17 and then 17A I believe. Lots of signs from the drive from 87 to the faire with directions and advertisements about the faire. We were directed to park in parking lot 3, which was massive. Parking is free by the way. After parking, we had the option of taking the shuttle bus to the faire, or walking through the "woods" along a path (10 minute walk) to the entrance, which we did. I noticed that there was parking closer to the entrance of the faire. It was kind of like a VIP parking for convenience to those who want to be close to the entrance, but cost $10. The ticket booths in front offer the tickets, but if you have vouchers (living social), you go a bit further up and are given ticket, like little measly carnival tickets. There is also a guy selling maps off to the side for $1. At the entrance, were some folks all dressed up in character playing music. We were greeted by the ticket checker who was very nice. As soon as you enter, there is the souvenir shop to the right. Some really nice stuff, but pricey as expected (a nice goblet with "NY Renaissance Faire 2015" was about $24). Though there did have sort of a clearance section where they sold 2014 stuff for about half of the price of the 2015 ones. As you make your way through the faire, there are tons of shops. Lots of food options...chocolate dipped stuff, turkey legs, soda and beer. The prices were as expected for a faire...$8-10 for turkey legs/burger, $7.50 for 16oz beer (draught in plastic cup), $3 water, $4 soda and $5 smoothies. Though there was a section called "beer-tasting" where there were many samples of beer being had, I just didn't know the price. Lots of shops selling body stuff, armories, jewelry, statues, etc... There are also little rides and activities such as archery, where you get a bow and 9 arrows for $5 to shoot from about 20 feet away at a target, a little maze for $2/person, and some swinging rides $3-$4 per person (all manual, nothing mechanical). I saw there was a basketball game (not sure how medieval that was) and axe throwing?!..I think or at least that is what I read. As for whats included besides the many characters dressed up, are the shows. There are a few shows. We caught little glimpses of about 2-3 shows and all seemed very funny and entertaining. They even drew members of the crowd in to get involved. We were able to catch the entire jousting show which I really enjoyed. It was very much like Medieval Times, where there are 4 corners surrounding a castle and 4 knights, where each corners cheers for their knight. There is trash talking, cheering and booing. I mean, no one is winning a Tony for their performance, but it was entertaining. After the show, the horses go to the edged so the people can pet them. After a long day, we finally headed back to the car. We spent a total of about 3-4 hours there. If it wasn't such a hot day, we would have stayed longer. Talking to some of the shop/game keepers, I was told that the opening weekend is usually the least crowded. The second weekend, is free for all kids, so it gets crazy. I was also told that is gets crowded later on, into September, since in August, many people are away on vacation and whatnot. My suggestion to get the most out of the ticket is to get a discount from living social, or even Walgreens (I think its $5 off from there) and to plan ahead to see all of the shows. Seeing all 4 shows, including jousting, would be well worth the ticket. Keep in mind that if you plan to eat and buy things, especially if you are a sizable family, you will spend a lot of money. There are ATMs there though. Lots of bathroom as well. I would definitely go again next year and take my own advice about the shows. I just wanted to give credit to all the wonderful people involved with the faire. They kept in character and were extremely helpful and kind throughout the day. I would imagine standing in the hot sun dressed head to toe in clothing and dealing with people all day isn't the easiest thing to do, but were met with greetings and smiles all day from moment we entered the parking lot to the moment we exited.
Written 5 August 2015
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