The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a full day of entertainment and pageantry as history comes alive with hundreds of costumed characters re-creating a 16th Century European Marketplace. It's a 25-acre village nestled in the forest and meadows, complete with castles, cottages, kitchens and pubs, filled with activities. You'll find music, comedy and theater, food and drink, fine hand-made arts and crafts, artisan demonstrations, games and rides. This fall, the 25th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival will open every Saturday and Sunday, from September 29 through November 18, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., rain or shine.
Located just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85, parking is FREE (courtesy of Harris Teeter).
2018 Tickets Prices: Advanced discount tickets are $24.00 for adults, $14.00 for kids ages 5-12, available at Harris Teeter Stores region wide or when printed online by clicking here. Children under 5 are always free. Tickets purchased at the gate are $1.00 more. Senior discount tickets (60 and over) and Adult Military discount tickets (Military/Dependent I.D. required) are $22.00 at the Festival box office. Child dependents of Military personnel are $12.00 at the Festival box office. and includes All entertainment shows, including the Tournament Jousting. You may choose to purchase arts and craft items, food and beverages, or rides and games. No outside food and drink is permitted through the Festival Main Gate.