Renaissance Revels Festival & Artisan Market

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily at 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM from August 25, 2012 until August 26, 2012

Location: Rome Art and Community Center (located at 308 W. Bloomfield St. in Rome, NY)

Phone: 315-336-1040



Event Description

Get ready to get Medieval! Rome Art And Community Center will be host to Renaissance Revels, a world-class Renaissance Festival and Artisan Market, Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26, 2012, from 10:00am to 5:00pm each day.

Off-site parking will be held at Berkshire Bank Main Branch parking lot on the corner of James St. and W. Dominick St. (across from Ft. Stanwix National Monument) with shuttle bus service to the festival provided by Birnie Bus Service. Additional parking locations will be announced at a later date.

Advanced sale tickets are available now at, with a savings of $2 per ticket. Advanced sale tickets are $6 to $10. Children under 2 are free. Advanced sale discounts end August 22, 2012. Tickets can be purchased at the festival for $8 to $12 and $1 off coupons can be printed from the RACC's website.

Renaissance Revels has everything the large festivals have, but held right in the heart of Central, NY! Renaissance Revels features two stages of entertainment, including Shakespearean comedies, fire eaters, period musical acts, belly dancing, magic, sword fighting, side shows, martial arts, and so much more!

The main attraction will be two live death-defying horse jousting shows each day, along with a chance to get up close to the horses and knights for questions and answers.

In addition, Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo will have a petting zoo right on site. Other attractions include a children's Medieval Challenge Maze, an interactive Tea with the King show, Old Fashion Photo Booth and Medieval Games (Cannon Ball toss, Pillow Fight, Gem Mining, Pin the Tail on the Dragon, and much more).

Strolling characters provided by the Merely Players will delight and entertain festival-goers all day long. Period food vendors, sweets, and a Beer and Wine Garden will add to the merriment. And of course, a village of Renaissance Vendors for browsing and shopping. Don't forget plenty of photo opportunities, including stockades!

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, come to our volunteer meeting on Tuesday, August 14th and 6:30pm. You may also call us at (315) 336-1040.

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