40th Anniversary Brings New Attractions to Sterling Renaissance Festival

FAIR HAVEN, NY – The Sterling Renaissance Festival is excited to announce the celebration of its 40th anniversary.

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“This year, Ren Fest 40 will be the biggest and most thrilling season yet,” said Doug Waterbury, owner of Sterling Renaissance Festival. “We’re debuting a brand-new, three-story venue, two new musical acts, and several highly anticipated performing acts.”

In addition to the crowd-pleasing favorites such as Live Joust, the Pub Sing, and Wench Auction, guests will enjoy two new musical acts featuring “Wolgemut,” a high-energy bagpipe performance and “Randal Piper,” a wandering minstrel who will sing guests their own personal song.

Other new acts include the “Vodca Family of Gypsy Bellydancers” and the comedic “Renaissance Man” stage show.

The Warwick Inn
The Warwick Inn

The Warwick Inn, a three-story, multi-purpose show venue, will also be unveiled this year. The Inn will offer authentic pub food and beverages, while featuring commedia-style action, plays, and stunt melee shows.

Now forty years in the making, the Sterling Renaissance Festival is one of the oldest and most successful interactive attractions of its kind.

“One of the features that distinguishes the Sterling Renaissance Festival from others is our full-time professional corps of entertainers,” says Gary Izzo, creative director. “Our actors are dedicated to bringing the sounds, sights, and tastes of the ole Warwick Village to life.”

Catch the merriment of Ren Fest 40 every weekend from July 2 through August 14.

The grounds are open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine.

In addition to the live entertainment, guests can shop the unique wares of more than 50 select artisans and savor dozens of dining options from classic, hearty turkey legs to lighter fare and snacks.

A wide variety of ales and wines are also available.

For more information, including a schedule of themed weekends, visit RenFest40.com

Plenty of free parking is available. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

The Sterling Renaissance Festival, presented by Empire Attractions, LLC, offers family-friendly fantasy, fun and adventure on over 35 acres of land.

Since 1976, the Sterling Renaissance Festival, located in Sterling, has provided unmatched entertainment for thousands of festival-goers each year.