LIVING HISTORY ~ MERCHANTS ~ ENTERTAINMENT
Throughout our faire, there is something for everyone of every age. There is an arts and crafts area specifically for children, including a Boy Scouts of America quest, and picture taking quest. WATCH THE LIVE-ACTION SWORD,STEEL, AND ARCHERY TOURNAMENTS STROLL THROUGH ONE OF THE MANY PERIOD ENCAMPMENTS. ASK QUESTIONS, HEAR ABOUT LIFESTYLES LONG AGO. Each year, reenactors portraying a wide range of periods and countries come together at the Southampton Renaissance Faire to bring the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life. Each group sets up living history encampments, where guests can learn about life in the Old World, with demonstrations including blacksmithing, weaving, beading, sewing, and more! Over the course of the weekend, each group, led by their respective crowns, also hold live-action, sword, steel, and archery tournaments, which are always a crowd favorite. IF POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE ARE MORE YOUR STYLE, COME SIT AWHILE WITH HIS MAJESTY, THE KING AND DELIGHT IN THE ROYAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE COURT. LEARN ABOUT THE FAERIES AND ANCIENT BEASTS THAT LURK IN OLDE WORLD TALES, WITH CELTIC WANDERERS AND THEIR MYTHICAL FRIENDS. CATCH A SHOW! SINGING, DANCING, MERRIMENT, STORY TELLING
On stage and around the faire, period performers will be sure to delight onlookers. Experience a forgotten age as dancers whirl furiously around the stage, bards strum a tune on their instruments, and players enchant with a taste of medieval comedy!
TASTE THE FLAVORS!
There are food vendors available, serving up both medieval and contemporary delectables to satisfy even the pickiest palette. Try a smoked turkey leg! Yummm! NEVER A DULL MOMENT, OR SWORD! (SAFETY TIED PLEASE) OR YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF IN TROUBLE!
PET A CHICKEN! CHESS ANYONE? DID I MENTION SHOPPING?
Throughout our faire, guests will find a variety of period merchants selling medieval wares such as garb, clothing, weapons, accessories, decorations, toys and gifts.