Winners: We will list the winners of the contests here.
Contest 1 (ended Friday, September 15): The first winner is Charlyn! We’ve emailed you.
Contest 2 (ended Friday, September 22): The second winner is Jerry A! We’ve emailed you.
New contest is starting September 25 and ending September 30! The winner will win 8 tickets! Read on to enter!
Carolina Renaissance Festival is making the Charlotte area more festive and fun, for the 30th season! When is the Carolina Renaissance Festival? It is taking place Saturdays and Sundays from September 30 to November 19, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The event is rain or shine, except for VERY severe weather.
It is once again on a 250-acre farm north of Charlotte, between Concord and Huntersville, at the junction of NC-73 and Poplar Tent Road. Find directions here.
Tickets are on sale now. Purchase tickets at Carolina.RenFestInfo.com.
The Festival is open rain or shine. Ticket holders will only receive a refund if the Festival is not open on a scheduled date. However, the Festival’s online ticket provider works with FanShield ticket protection to present purchasers an option to buy, at a modest additional price, an insurance policy that guarantees a refund if the purchased tickets were to be unused, under the policy’s terms and conditions,
- $32 for adults
- $20 for children ages 5-12
- Free for children ages 4 and under
Keep reading for some special events and discounts, and to enter to win 4 tickets.
Discount and Special Event Days at Carolina Renaissance Festival
Learn about the special weekends at Carolina Renaissance Festival. More details here.
September 30 and October 1, 2023. Get 2 adult tickets for $40 (a $62 value.) You’ll need a coupon to get this deal. The coupons will arrive at the following locations on September 11:
- Jersey Mike’s Subs
- Autobell Car Wash
You’ll also find the coupon in the Charlotte Observer on September 21, September 22, September 24, September 28, September 29, and October 1, 2023.
Free child admission with paid adult admission
On the 2nd through 8th weekend (Saturdays and Sundays from October 7 to November 19), kids ages 5-12 get in for free with paid adult admission. You need a coupon for this deal. The coupons will arrive at these locations on September 11:
- Jersey Mike’s Subs
- Autobell Car Wash
You’ll also find the coupon in the Charlotte Observer on October 5, 6 and 8, 2023.
Keep reading to learn about winning free tickets.
Save $2 per ticket all season long
There will be coupons at Harris Teeter that will have a promo code to save $2 on adult or child tickets.
Halloween Daze and Spooky Knights — free child admission
On Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, 2023, enjoy free child ages 5-12 admission. No coupon needed. Come in costume and trick or treat at over 100 locations throughout the Festival Village. And don’t miss the children’s Halloween Treasure Hunt with a Treasure Chest filled with prizes.
Deaf Awareness Day — discount
On Saturday, October 28, 2023, there will be interpreted performances and discounted admission for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Certified sign language interpreters will interpret stage performances at select stages located inside the village.
Members of the deaf and hard of hearing community can save on tickets, with two offers. Ages 13 and up receive adult admission for $20 via a one-time use promotional code, and children ages 12 and under are admitted for free. Learn how to get the promotional code.
Pirates’ Christmas Weekend
On Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, 2023, there will be special pirate entertainment and a costume contest. If you spend $250 or more on at the festival the day you attend, you’ll receive a free adult ticket. If you spend $350 or more you’ll receive two free adult tickets. You can use the free ticket on any one remaining day of the 2023 season. You can also win free tickets by winning the pirate costume contest. More info.
Time Travelers’ Weekend — free child admission
On Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12, 2023, children ages 5-12 are admitted for free with a donation of school supplies. There will also be a Time Travelers’ Costume Contest where you can win free tickets for a future visit. Come as you are or dress as your favorite time traveling characters. More info.
Final Huzzah — free child admission
On Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19, 2023, kids ages 5-12 are admitted for free with can food donations at the gate. More info.
New This Year
There are some special guest performers this year, each at the festival for a limited number of performances. Learn more about each guest performer.
Flip the script on the classic Witch Trial, making the atrocious amusing. Presented by actor Chris Davis. 4 weekends only: September 30 to October 22, 2023.
Tiny Girl Big Show
Stahr Power Presents: Tiny Girl Big Show! Experience the unhinged circus world of the bubbly, hilarious pocket-sized Stahr Power. October 8 to November 5, 2023.
The Lynx Show
The Lynx Show is a unique blend of magic, sword swallowing and comedy. November 11 to 19, 2023.
Carolina Renaissance Festival Features
Carolina Renaissance Festival is one of the Charlotte area’s biggest and most popular fall events. Enjoy an open air Artisan Market, games, rides, jousting knights, falconry, feasting and more.
Three times a day knights will battle for the Queen’s honor int he shire’s tournament arena.
Shop for gifts for others or for yourself! You’ll find glass blowing, blacksmithing, cobblers, potters, candle makers, sculptors, leather workers, jewelers and more.
Falconry was known as the “sport of kings.” Find out why as you watch these majestic birds in flight.
Sea Fairy Mermaids
Catch a glimpse of living mermaids as they perform underwater!
There are fourteen stages of entertainment, including comedy, music, dance vaudeville and circus entertainment. Over 500 costumed villagers roam the streets as well!
All Day Play
Ride the world’s largest rocking house, try out Da Vinci’s Flying Machine. Sail on the Voyage to the New World. Ride a camel. Meet the animals in the Village Petting Farm. Try out archery, ride the Pirate’s Assault Catapult, or throw a tomato at a surly peasant.
Win tickets to Carolina Renaissance Festival
Here on Charlotte on the Cheap we will be giving readers FREE tickets to the Carolina Renaissance Festival. The contests will be running continuously, starting in early September. To win any of the contests you’ll need to be a subscriber to Charlotte on the Cheap’s newsletter. We send out one email with the best free and cheap events and deals, every morning. If you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up now.
The third contest is running now! One Charlotte on the Cheap reader will win eight tickets!
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We will notify the winner by email on Friday, September 30, 2023. We’ll send you eight voucher codes, which you can then redeem online for tickets on specific dates. Make sure you’re looking through your inbox and spam folder for something from CharlotteOnTheCheap.com!