Do I need to dress in renaissance clothes?
No but the Michigan 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 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. Please note that we do have an adult only Mead Hall sponsored by the Black Dragon Meadery which has some more adult style entertainment (you must be 21 to enter the area).
Can I bring my own food?
No outside food or beverages will be allowed on the faire grounds.
What does a ticket get me?
A ticket gets you admission to the Michigan Medieval Faire for a single day. All of the shows and entertainment are included with your admission. Challenge games, Escape Room, and such will have their individual charges associated with them.
Would I want to attend both days?
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 day.
What if it rains?
The show goes on, rain or shine!
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. There is handicapped parking right by the front entrance. However, keep in mind that the faire is held on a field.
Can I bring a pet?
Yes, however only dogs are welcome – you must review and fully comply with the The Olde World Canterbury Village’s Dog Policy (Dog Policy Link) and register your Dog prior to entering Canterbury complex. No other pets other than dogs will be permitted on the grounds
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.
Is it OK to tip the actors?
Yes. The actors are paid horribly, if at all. Feel free to tip generously to show your appreciation, besides If you have enjoyed a show, it is customary to tip the entertainers.
If I bring a large group of patrons, can we get a discount?
Absolutely. If you have a group bigger than 25 please contact us!
I love the faire and would like to get involved. How 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. 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. If you are interested in being a general volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Chairman. Boy or Girl scout troops are welcome!
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.
I have an act and I 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. We are always looking for new and interesting entertainment and merchants that are appropriate to the period.
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 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org . We do not have any limits on donations and/or sponsorships. Every little bit helps us bring the finest in entertainment to you. We have tried our best to keep the prices down to make it affordable to everyone and as a result really don’t bring in enough money to consider expanding the faire to 2 weekends or more.