2016 Festival Weekend Events - Celebrating Our 31st Year!
May 7 - 8: Opening with our Family and Community Appreciation Weekend
Bring the family and celebrate the opening of our 2016 festival and our 31st Year!
With the purchase of two regularly-priced adult tickets, two grandparents and all children age 12 and under will receive free admission, this weekend only. This discount is only available at our Festival Ticket Office on May 7th and 8th, and cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8th but we are celebrating and honoring our Moms all weekend long. And in their honor, the first 400 mothers through the gate this weekend will receive a specially-crafted rose. Plan the day with Mom at the festival with our unique marketplace, family entertainment, games and man-powered rides, delectable treats, free arts and crafts area for the children, and free tours of the castle first floor and grounds from 11am-3pm (weather permitting). Bring your camera and make it a day or a weekend that Mom will always remember.
May 14 - 15: Artisan and Crafts Weekend
Travel through our marketplace for treasures and unique handcrafted items from around the globe. See demonstrations of talented artisans crafting their wares. Check out the Artisans & Activities for a full list of all our shops and stands.
During the Renaissance era, it was customary and necessary to wear a headpiece - for protection, displays of virtue, or social status, head covering or hair adornments were a part of everyday life. Come thee to the festival adorned in your most favorite of headwear or hair adornments (or visit an artisan booth for a unique find) and participate in the Hair Adornment Contest on Sunday, May 15th. Contest time and location will be posted at our Information/Tshirt booth (first tent as you enter the festival).
May 21 - 22: Pirate Invasion Weekend
Huzzah! The hills are swarming with rascals and rogues as a crew of scuvry pirates invade our shire of Covington Glen. See the swashbuckling and sword-brandishing of pirates galore. Children Rascals and Pirates aged 12 and under can participate in the Children's Pirate Costume Contest on both May 21st and May 22nd. Contest location and time will be posted at our Information/T-Shirt Booth (the first tent as you enter the festival).
May 28 - 29 - 30: Celtic Weekend
Join us as we add a Celtic flair to the Faire. Enjoy fun games and contests as we honor those early Britons. Men, wear your kilts! Wee bairns, lads and lasses, get ready to "Count the Freckles" in the Children's Area. Listen and hum along as Celtic melodies echo through our forest glen.