Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions? We have answers! We are busy planning a great event so we can’t get to emails and calls as quickly as we would like, so here is the fastest way to get your questions answered:
Is Canterbury Village Medieval Faire Indoors or Outdoors?
Canterbury Village Medieval Faire is an outdoor walk-thru event.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available on this website.
I can't find my tickets. what Do I Do?
You can go to and log in using the email and password you created at checkout. From there you can resend the ticket email email address on file or to a different email address.
Will credit cards be accepted?
You bet! We will accept all major credit cards. Note: There will be a small convenience fee per credit card charge so we recommend bringing cash!
Where do I park?
There is plenty of parking onsite. Parking is $5 and will be charged at the time of your ticket purchase, either online or at the gate.
What if it rains?
The show goes on, rain or shine!
Will there be food there?
Absolutely food will be available to purchase.
Would I want to attend BOTH weekends?
Yes! There are so many events, acts and shows we have over 30 different entertainers for you to enjoy so it would be nearly impossible to take in everything in a single Weekend.
Is the faire friendly for children?
Absolutely! Our Cast and Acts consists of many families who join with the purpose of spending more quality time together.
Do I need to dress in renaissance clothes?
No but the Canterbury Medieval Faire is a great chance to dress up and have some fun. You can dress up as a Medieval Peasant, Knight, a Renaissance Noble, a Viking Warrior, a Pirate Captain, you will have so much fun immersing yourself and interacting with other patrons and cast.
Is it ok to tip the actors?
Yes. Feel free to tip generously to show your appreciation, besides If you have enjoyed a show, it is customary to tip the entertainers.
I love the faire and would love to be involved. I do I get involved?
If you are interested in joining the cast please contact us – send us a message on our Facebook Page or email us through our website. No prior experience at renfaires or in theatre is required; however, is greatly benaficial. We encourage families to join together and spend some quality time together. You must be 16 years or older to join without a parent or adult guardian.
I have an act and would like to perform at the faire or I am an Artisan/ Vendor. Who do I contact?
If you are a renaissance faire performer and would like to either volunteer or be hired by the faire or if you are a Artisan/Vendor, please contact us via the website or through a Private Message on our Facebook Page . We are always looking for new and interesting entertainment and merchants that are appropriate to the period.
Is the event handicapped accessible?
We’ve done a lot to make sure that everything has handicapped access, from the clear pathways to the restrooms. However, keep in mind that the faire is held on a field, so comfortable footwear is recommended. The grounds might be uneven, be careful while strolling.
I am in the military. Do my guests also et in free?
Active military personnel and veterans receive free admission. No advance registration is required for that individual, but their guests must purchase advance tickets online.
What does my ticket get me?
A ticket gets you admission to the Canterbury Medieval Faire. All of the shows and entertainment are included with your admission.
If I bring a large group of patrons, can we get a discount?
Please contact us directly and we will see what can be done.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Sorry, no. There are state laws that regulate outside food and drinks from entering licensed festival areas. We will provide plenty of opportunities to try great food and drink while you’re here!
What else do I need to know before attending?
No entrance for anyone showing signs of intoxication – NO EXCEPTIONS! All bags & backpacks are subject to search No outside beverages or food permitted.
My costume has a cool weapon. Can I bring it?
Probably yes. Period weapons are allowed as long as they can be peace-tied. As guests enter the festival their weapons will be inspected for a peace-tie. Any unsecured weapon will be peace-tied by staff using heavy duty tie-wraps. Weapons that cannot be secured or are deemed inappropriate will not be allowed in the festival. Under no circumstances are real firearms (black powder or modern) allowed. Bows are fine, but please leave your real arrows at home. The same goes for purchased weapons which also need to be either peace tied or remain in their package.
What does "peace-tied" mean?
Peace-tying a weapon keeps it from being used. As an example, a sword must be sheathed and the hilt of the sword must be peace-tied to the sheath so that it cannot be drawn. Arrows in a quiver must be peace-tied together and the bow unstrung. It is a simple process that helps ensure the safety of the guests.
Can I bring my Pet?
Yes, however only dogs are welcome – you must review and fully comply with the The Olde World Canterbury Village’s Dog Policy. No other pets other than dogs will be permitted on the grounds.
How Long is the Medieval Faire open each day?
Canterbury Medieval Faire is a weekend event open on Saturday’s and Sunday’s: Event dates/times: Saturday and Sunday 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (5:00 p.m. last ticketed entry time) NOTE: Canterbury Medieval Faire exhibits, and activities close at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Are stroller and wagons permitted?
Yes, both strollers and wagons are permitted.
Do I need to print my tickets out?
No. You can show your tickets right from your device. You can print them if you would like. Both are accepted.
I love the faire and would love to make a donation or sponsor an event at the faire. Who do I contact?
Contact Faire Organizers by sending them a private message through their Facebook Page. We do not have any limits on donations and/or sponsorships.
Can I give out pamphlets, coins, information about my organization?
This faire (including the parking lot) is a no solicitation venue. Please do not distribute any pamphlets, coins etc. about your organization (including religious and/or political organizations). If you are a politician running for office, please do not hand out election information. If you are another Renaissance or Medieval Faire please contact us to make specific arrangements.
Still have questions?
If you have really read all of the FAQs and STILL have questions (come on, how could you?!) you can inquire at
Are Shoes and Shirts Mandatory?
No shirts. No shoes, No service / No Entry!
Does Canterbury Village allow smoking on their campus?
Canterbury Village is a non smoking facility
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