150 Locust Rd

Harwinton, CT

May 22 - Jun 20

Saturdays & Sundays

Contact us at 860-478-5954 or via email at havefun@ctfaire.com

Apply to Sell at Robin Hood's Faire

Thank you for your interest in becoming a merchant at Robin Hood’s Faire. Our annual outdoor event is an enchanted recreation of a medieval spring faire as one might have been long ago. We are currently looking for artisans, crafters, and merchants to display and sell their unique handcrafted wares at our event.

If you’ve sold your product at craft fairs for years, you’ll be pleased with your results selling at a themed event. If you’re not sure what to expect, contact us. We’re happy to guide you and make your experience with us a positive one. After your first season, you’ll wish you’d joined us sooner!

General requirements to participate:

  • Merchandise: We are looking for mostly handcrafted products that fit the show’s medieval theme. Some resell items are acceptable. Reach out to us with photos of your work if you have questions. We are not looking for windows, siding, solar, or anything else that doesn’t fit our show’s theme. 
  • Period Booth: While it is preferred merchants will have a period tent or cart representing the medieval period, we make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for information.
  • Costumes: All merchants and their employees/volunteers must wear costuming appropriate for the medieval period. Halloween costumes are not proper attire. We can make recommendations on where to get costuming should you require it.

The experienced team that has successfully owned and operated the Connecticut Renaissance Faire for more than 20 years has been running Robin Hood’s Faire for more than 10. The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is the second largest Renaissance Faire in New England followed by Robin Hood’s Faire in third.

Our merchant application PDF contains current fees and sets expectations. Apply now as there is no application fee. We begin selecting merchants in early January. Sign up today.

GENERAL FAIRE STATISTICS

Our location on the Harwinton Fairgrounds puts us west of the Connecticut River in between Hartford and Litchfield. Traditionally our event grows in attendance by 10%-15% annually.

MARKETING

With more than 20 years of experience, we know how to reach the right audience. Our marketing budget not only touches traditional marketing venues but also new trends.

We welcome all well behaved dogs the following rules are mandatory:

  • Intact dogs in heat are not permitted.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times. 6 foot maximum non-retractable leash.
  • All dogs must have proof of age-appropriate vaccinations. NOTE: Many puppies are not yet old enough to have their rabies vaccination. It is the owner’s responsibility to assess the risk of bringing young puppies to an outdoor event. We will not be held responsible for any illness a puppy may contract due to their age.
  •  Dogs must be on short leashes no longer than 6 feet.

  • Warning: For people with small pets (snakes, mice, rats, ferrets, kittens, rabbits), please be advised we have a live-flight bird of prey show. Entering the Faire with a small pet means you understand and accept this risk.
  • Friendly Pets Only: Public-friendly pets are welcome at the Faire on all event days. If your pet is not properly socialized, you should leave it at home.
  • Leashes: Pets must be leashed.
  • Clean Up: Guests are expected to clean up and maintain control of their pets.
  • Types of Pets: We have seen all types of pets over the years including dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, rats, lizards, snakes, and even a goat. No horses, donkeys, mules, livestock, etc. If you aren’t sure if your pet will be allowed, please contact us before heading out.
  • Right of Refusal: The Faire reserves the right to remove/refuse-entry to any pet. If you aren’t sure if your pet will be allowed into the Faire, please contact us before heading our way at 860-478-5954.

  • Inclement Weather: Please visit our Facebook page for up-to-date closure info or phone 860-478-5954 before heading out. We strive to remain open on most rain days, but will close due to safety concerns.
  • Fairgrounds: We are an outdoor event, which means you’ll likely encounter bees and other insects as well as varying temperatures and rain. The grounds are mostly level, but some areas have steep slopes or stairs.
  • Refunds: The Faire does not offer refunds or ticket exchanges including refunds for closure due to weather, acts of god, or other reasons beyond our control.

Commercial photography is forbidden without written permission from festival management. All guests of the Faire may take photographs or video for personal use only. For the safety of our guests Faire management reserves the right to ask any individual on the premises to stop on site photography or videography at any time for any reason.  All attendees, whether paid or free admission, grant Robin Hood's Faire permission for their photograph to be used in our collateral materials. Parents or guardians of a child grant the Faire permission to use their photograph in our collateral materials.

  • Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Guests are welcome to wear family-friendly costuming to get into the fun. Costuming doesn’t have to be “Renaissance” as we’re a fantasy-based event. Come as you are or as you wish to be… Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Superheros, Villains, Stormtroopers, etc.
  • Costume Weapons: Costume weapons (swords, for example) must be peace-tied at the gate.

  • The site is wheelchair accessible with some moderate slopes in places. Sorry, we don’t have wheelchairs for rent.

Question? Contact us at 860-478-5954 or via email at havefun@ctfaire.com.

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