New York Renaissance Faire Fun

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Last week, we went to the New York Renaissance Faire for some historical fun and silliness.  We also got to see a Mike the Knight show while we were there, which delighted many children in the audience.

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My son loved all the pirates he saw everywhere, and of course had to check out all the food stalls.  He had to have one of the giant turkey legs that the Ren Faire is famous for, and while eating, chatted with two of the costumed period players who didn’t know what a plastic knife was, nor a napkin.  He even ate a piece of the napkin, much to my son’s delight, lol.

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Mike the knight did two shows, and the one we went to see was packed.  The kids were shouting and yelling for their favorite knight.  There was also a jousting match with “real” knights on horseback, matching skills and trying to please the “Queen” and win her favor.  At the end, the kids all got to line up and get knighted by the queen and her courtiers.

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Mike the Knight will be making a special trip from his kingdom of Glendragon to visit his fans at New York Renaissance Faire on August 18, in time to celebrate the Faire’s 36th Anniversary season. The young knight-in-training will be at the Faire for a special performance, meet and greets, Mike the Knight storytelling and giveaways, and more throughout the day.

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Mike the Knight, a new CG-animated preschool series that invites viewers into a fantastical world of castles, quests, dragons and trolls, centers on Mike, a young knight in training with a bright future ahead of him.  The son of the King and Queen of Glendragon, he is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a brave and noble knight.  Co-produced by HIT Entertainment and Nelvana, the series currently airs on Nick Jr.

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Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, 600 Route 17—Sterling Forest—Tuxedo Park, NY, the New York Renaissance Faire will be open rain or shine, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday  August 3rd through September 22nd 10am to 7pm. Tickets are $22.00 for adults and $11.00 for children.  Advance ticket discounts are available at

For further information regarding Mike the Knight visit or for New York Renaissance Faire visit  Follow Mike the Knight on Facebook at and Twitter @MikeTheKnightUS.


  1. So jealous! I wish we had a renaissance faire close to us. Looks like you guys had a blast.

  2. Susan Lanier-Graham says

    Believe it or not, in another world about 10 years ago, I spent a summer in New York working at the Renaissance Faire there in New York. It was so much fun and kids have a great time. Even if you don’t do the turkey legs, there’s so much for families. Face painting was high on the list for little girls and wooden swords for the boys. 🙂

  3. Sarah BB @ East9thStreet says

    Those giant turkey legs scare me but your son dove right into it! How cool to be knighted by the queen.

  4. Looks like so much fun! Oh, my Mother use to get turkey legs each time we went to Disney!

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