The Faire uses a paperless ticketing system. Simply bring your government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) to the ticket window and everything will be waiting for you.
Take a comfy PHLASH bus directly to our front gate. We also have a free parking lot on Monument Rd (and a garage, too, if that fills up!) and continuous shuttle service from the lots to the Faire all day ($3 to Faire / free return)
May 16th and 17th, 2015, Noon-8:30pm in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. Starring "The Mountain," Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.
**There is no smoking on site but you may step outside our gates to smoke in the park and then re-enter**
Philadelphia's first Renaissance Faire happens this coming weekend, May 16th & 17th. We have two FREE parking lots nearby and a shuttle service that runs continuous service between those lots and the Faire ($3 fare to the event; FREE return service to the lots).
You can also take the Philadelphia PHLASH from any of its numerous Center City stops directly to the front gate of our Faire ($2 one way, $5 all day, FREE with SEPTA pass). If you have a SEPTA pass, you can also receive a 10% discount off of your entry price. For a full map of transit and parking options, visit the "Venue" section of our website.
We're located at 4100 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia PA, 19131 at the grounds of the Cancer Support Community. It's a bit tucked away, so be sure to use your GPS.
We have two stages of entertainment featuring fabulously talented performers. The dance of Samantha Diaz, the magic of Michael Mirth, the music of Ashagal and so much more. Just check our website for a full schedule of performances.
Optional VIP Experiences can be added to your ticket, including the chance to have a Viking Workout with Thor or even to fight with him in battle! See the "Tickets" section of our website for details.
Normal ticket price is $20 for a day, or $35 for the weekend. Ticket for those 12 and under are $15 for a day or $30 for a weekend. Babes in arms or strollers enter for free. ** There is also a $1 cash donation for the Cancer Society collected at the gate **
Our ticketing system, including VIP experiences, is paperless. You will not receive tickets in the mail or by email. Simply bring your government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc) and everything will be waiting for you at the ticket window.
If you'd like to wear a costume, you're welcome to - it adds to the atmosphere! If you don't, that's fine, too. All are welcome!
If you have any other questions, please consult the FAQ section of our website.
We look forward to a fantastic weekend with you.
~---for posterity, our original message is below--~
We have nothing against small towns, but cities, generally speaking, get the best of everything: a diverse array of world cuisine, stimulating architecture, fascinating history, and a thriving art scene (performing or otherwise). Visitors from surrounding counties (and states - not to mention the rest of the world) pour into Philadelphia to experience culture, then return home to talk about the marvels they've witnessed. Yet, there has been one cultural experience in which the reverse has happened: The Renaissance Faire.
That addictive mix of historical fact, modern convenience, and yes, turkey legs, typically sees Philadelphia residents travelling hours away to enjoy the spectacles, music, performances, tastes, and wares of the Renaissance period. We've certainly enjoyed the big faires in the tri-state area and have no plans to quit our annual pilgrimages anytime soon. But after having so much fun at these events so far from home, we thought, "This is something our city deserves."
Thus it is with great anticipation, and no small measure of pride, that we announce the inaugural season of the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire in May of 2016. Our debut will consist of three consecutive weekends and will take place in the middle of a secluded, forested area within Fairmount Park. Despite its arboreal appeal, the site is located 10-15 minutes from Center City and is convenient to public transit. The grounds belong to Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia, and aside from being the perfect setting for a Renaissance Faire, they are also capable of hosting smaller events such as weddings. Consult our website for more about how you can directly help this group with their work in providing free education and support to all cancer patients.
In fact, so keen are we to show off this amazing location to you that we're staging a "teaser" weekend on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th of this year. In less than four months, you'll be able to get a taste of what our 2016 season will look like. This Facebook event page is itself a teaser of sorts, preparing your imagination for what we have on tap this year and next.
We know that Philadelphia already has more history than almost anywhere else in America, yet we can't resist the urge to add a little bit more to it. We'll see you at the Faire, Philadelphia. Or perhaps more accurately, we'll see you at the Philadelphia Faire.
Your devoted servants,
Gil Cnaan (StoryKeeper Events)
Patrick Colleton (Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire)
Patrick Rodgers (Dancing Ferret Concerts)