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For two years, the fearsome captain of the Queen Anne’s Revenge hunted the Atlantic. Merchant crews would often surrender without a fight upon just seeing his flag. And now, the dreaded pirate has his eyes set on a new prize in Crossford...

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What Is A Renaissance Faire?

A Renaissance Faire is a unique and magical phenomenon, than one truly has to experience to understand. To the uninitiated, they can be both a truly wondrous and quite confusing experience! Why does everyone talk so funny? Who is bowing to who? What's with those giant turkey legs?!

To help you understand what's going on, we have created a Renaissance Faire Newbie Guide! This short and informative guide will give you the run-down on what a Renaissance Faire is in leyman's terms, as well as some of the terms and phrases you will hear at the faire.

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Acting, Stage Combat, and Martial Arts Classes Enrolling Now

Did you ever want to be a sword fighter? Have you ever wanted to learn the skills of acting for the stage? Now is your chance! The directing staff of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire is offering classes in Staged Combat, Acting, as well as a Self-Defense and Martial Arts class. Our next sessions are enrolling now!

8-Week Class Sessions are only $125. For details or to enroll, email us at NJRenFaireCastle@gmail.com.

Broadsword Staged Combat by John Williams

Learn the basics of Staged Combat with the Broadsword, as taught by John A. Williams, this year’s Blackbeard (a.k.a. Jack Bold of the Lords of Adventure).
Date and Time: Tuesdays from 7:30 - 8:30 PM, starting April 14, 2015.
Location: The Fountain of Life Center in Burlington, NJ.

Acting for the Stage by Phillip Leipf

Become adept at the subtle art of Acting On Stage with our Artistic Director, Philip Leipf.
Date and Time: Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:30 PM, starting April 16, 2015.
Location: The Open Arts Stage in Bordentown, NJ..

Jeet Kune Do by TJ Miller

TJ Miller of Action Reality Martial Arts (a.k.a. Roger Awesome of the Lords of Adventure) will instruct you in Bruce Lee’s “Way of the Intercepting Fist.
Date and Time: Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, classes on-going.
Location: The Fountain of Life Center in Burlington, NJ.

Laugh Out Loud With Wise Kraken!

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire's new Comedy Improv Troupe, Wise Kraken, will be performing monthly at the Open Arts Stage in Bordentown NJ. If you enjoy improv comedy in the style of the "Whose Line Is It Anyway" TV series, then come out and laugh along with our wise crackin' cast of characters. You can buy tickets at the door, or go ahead and purchase them ahead of time online. Just click on the "Improv Tickets" link above under "Ticket Sales"!

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Holiday Sale on NEW VIP Passes

The Duke's Nobility VIP Season Passes Now Available

The Duke’s Nobility VIP Passes are now available for the 2015 New Jersey Renaissance Faire season!
As a member of the Nobility, VIPs get access to:

All six public days of the 2015 New Jersey Renaissance Faire
A commemorative Duke’s Nobility VIP Pin
Special seating area the Swain Joust Field
Access to the Duke’s Court VIP area on site to mingle with other Nobility
VIP Access to a Meet-and-Greet Picnic with the Cast before opening weekend

Purchase Your VIP Passes Today!

Buy Your Daily Faire Passes Now!

Not interested in being a part of the Nobility? You can still purchase Single Day Faire Passes! Sales for Adult (ages 13+) and Child (ages 5-12) Passes are now available for purchase online. Children under the age of 5 are always FREE among the Shire!

Purchase Single Day Passes

Join Our Village of Merchants and Artisans

We are taking applications for Merchants, Vendors, and Artisans for our 2015 Season. Check out our Vendors page for more information on merchant rules, registration information, and applications.

Vendor Information

Entertain Our Guests in 2015

Calling all Singers, Dancers, Performers, Magicians and Entertainers! Are you interested in performing at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire? Contact our Entertainment Director for more information!

Entertain Us

EDU-Tainment Brings History And Fantasy To Life

The magic of Crossford blossoms under the imagination of young minds! Come to our special School Day festivals on May 28 and May 29 for unique EDU-tainment. Or make a wish and let the magic of Crossford come to you!

Education & Outreach Programs

Raise A Toast To The Company In Our Wine Garden

Daily wine tastings will be available in our Crossford Wine Garden, courtesy of

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