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Offline theChuck

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New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« on: March 15, 2014, 04:03:22 PM »
I just read about a new fair called the NY Capital District Renaissance Festival. Looks like it's a one-weekend event to start, and is happening just west of Albany. Anyone know anything about it - who's running it, etc.?
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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 09:18:55 AM »
YES YES YES  PLEASE MORE.  I was born and grew up in Albany and I would love to
attend a faire there.
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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 02:33:08 PM »
Hey Chuck, long time. Keep us up to date as much as you can, but i will keeep
checking their website out also.

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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 11:48:15 AM »
The little I know about this faire is that it is brand new and being organized by a NYRF cast/staff vet who also helped in the start-up of the Oregon Renaissance Festival last year. It looks like some other NYRF cast members will also involved but I don't know to what extent. Their Facebook page has some info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-Capital-District-Renaissance-Festival/511652742284730



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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2014, 02:51:18 PM »
Looked up the address for the faire and it is well known to me.  Not far out of Albany
which makes it easy to get to.   On the way to the Altamont fair grounds.  With enough support it should do great.  I wish I could help out.
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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 09:24:49 PM »
I wonder if it'll be worth the drive for those of us from southern parts; it's roughly two hours north of NYRF.
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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2014, 08:44:03 AM »
Hell  I live in Alabama and if I have the money I will make the trip. You only get one chance to make a first ever event.
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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2014, 03:12:45 PM »
Just bought our tickets for Saturday. Anyone else going?
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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2014, 09:58:49 PM »
Anyone make it out today? We were there for the second half of the day. Overall, a good start to a fair.

Good things:
  • They brought in shows like Vixen En Garde and Three Pints Shy, who are always fun.
  • Joust was good. Not really a huge fan of over-the-top jousts like at NYRF, so this was a nice change.
  • Food tent and other signage felt professional, like one of the larger fairs.

Less good things:
  • A 12oz beer/cider was $8 (!!) and you could only drink in a designated area. Boo.
  • Layout felt a bit chaotic and disorganized.

Obviously these are all little complaints and are to be expected given that it was the first day. But it was overall a pretty good time, and I'm hoping they grow to be even bigger.
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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 01:25:09 AM »
Unfortunately, I just saw the post about this Renfest.  Does anyone know the 2015 dates yet so I can add them to my website?
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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2016, 04:38:40 PM »
Does anyone know of an off-season phone number for the faire promoters. I need some info now
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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2016, 11:58:37 AM »
I was just looking at that and saw the number 347 604 3964.

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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2016, 10:04:58 PM »
Great to see a new faire! Thanks for the post, will keep an eye out for further info.

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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2016, 12:55:56 PM »
Well it looks like, unless a miracle happens I will be unable to attend this years faire.  Somebody hoist a flagon of Ale for me to all of the faire goers.

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Re: New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2017, 10:26:01 AM »
Sadly the same will hold true this year.  I will keep trying though
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