KINGSTON —On the weekends of May 11 and May 18, you will be able to attend the best little faire in New England. Voted "Best in New Hampshire in 2012" by New Hampshire Magazine, the non-profit NH Renaissance Faire (NHRF) will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
NHRF is a family-friendly, educational, theatrical and fantastical event held on thirty-five beautiful acres of woods and fields in Kingston. The merchants are mainly local artisans with an emphasis on handmade items, including costumes, jewelry, pottery, herbals, and weaponry. Some may demonstrate their craft. From jousting knights to flitting fairies, May pole dancing to Beltain celebrations, musicians, magicians, belly dancers, pirates, face painting, freshly-prepared food, and so much more – NHRF truly has something for everyone.
Proceeds are donated directly to charities each year. This year's recipients are New Hampshire Food Bank, Rockingham Nutrition, and Meals on Wheels. In the past nine years, the faire has contributed a total of $31,000. Come have fun while helping provide support to friends and neighbors in need!
NHRF will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 10-11 and May 17-18, (rain or shine) at 9 Thorne Road, Kingston. Participants in the Beltain celebration, to be held on May 10 after faire hours, must also purchase a faire ticket. Ticket pricing: Adults $12.00, Kids 8-12 $8.00, Kids 4 and Under Free (cash only but an ATM is available). Veterans and seniors receive a discount. There is plenty of free parking and the site is handicap accessible. For more information, visit www.nhrenfaire.com, or find them on Facebook or Google Groups.