Directions to the Faire
Important Parking Information
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If you are traveling north via the New York State Thruway, please be aware that RT.17N at Exit 15A is one lane through the Town of Sloatsburg. To avoid possible significant delays in arriving at the Faire, please consider the NYS Thruway Exit 16 in Harriman and RT. 17S as an alternate route.
Additionally, Benjamin Meadow Road via Bramertown Road/Orange Turnpike will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. If your GPS directs you this way, please disregard it. For best access to the Faire, please follow the posted signs on Rt. 17 and 17A to our parking lots.
When you’re within half a mile of the Faire, turn on your hazard lights to indicate that you wish to park in the preferred parking lot and you will be directed accordingly. Preferred parking is $20 cash. The attendant will collect this fee and then you will be directed to your spot. Our preferred parking lots open at 7:00 a.m. Note that these lots fill quickly, so we encourage you to arrive before 10:30 a.m. for availability.
Please note there are a limited number of spaces for large SUVs and trucks in Preferred Parking.
Parking Lot Location Information
Free Parking (Lots 3 & 4) is available on the right side of 17A west as you approach the Faire from Rt.17. Free parking opens at 7:30 a.m., with complimentary shuttle service drop-off across from the Front Gate offered approximately every 15 minutes (beginning at 8:30 a.m.). A walking path is also available from the free lots to the front gate.
Preferred Parking (Lots 1 and 2) are also on the right as you approach the Faire from Rt. 17A west, approximately .5 mile past the free lots. A short, paved walking path connects Lot 1 to Lot 2. For your safety, please use the walking paths and do not walk on the shoulder of 17A.
Accessible Parking is available in Lots 2, 3, and 4. Dedicated accessible parking is Lot 2. If Lot 2 is full, mini-shuttles are available from Lots 3 and 4, with room for mobility assistance equipment in the cargo area of the vehicles. A full-size shuttle bus is also available, but many of our guests find the mini-shuttle option more physically accessible and better suited to the transport of wheelchairs or walking assistance devices.
Shortline/CoachUSA offers Round-Trip Bus Service
- Round-Trip Bus-Only Ticket – Adult $35.50, Child (Ages 0-11) $17.55
- Day Trip Package including Round-Trip Bus Ticket plus Faire Admission
- Adult – $72.50
- Child (Ages 0-11) – $32.75
Contact Shortline/CoachUSA directly to order bus tickets, times, and further details.
Call: 1-800-631-8405 OR visit their website at: https://web.coachusa.com/shortline/booking.asp?action=ProductBooking&productId=3167&=1www.coachusa.com
You must purchase this day trip ticket online in advance and then exchange your receipt for a printed ticket at the Port Authority window before boarding your bus to the Faire.
The Shortline bus departs the NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd St & 8th Ave) 4th Floor at 10 a.m.
Guests begin lining up outside the Front Gate at 6:30 p.m. for the return bus, which departs the Faire promptly at 6:45 p.m. to get back to NYC at approximately 8 p.m.
*(Prices and pick-up times determined by Shortline/CoachUSA.)
New York Renaissance Faire Reviews
Awesome shows! There were homemade crafted items, designer leather outfitters, fair memorabilia, and delicious fresh-made food selections! Most attendees wore period costumes, and their enthusiastic attitude was infectious! There were plenty of costumes for purchase, as well as crowns, barrettes, and buttons. We highly recommend this as a fun, family-oriented venue. You can join in on the fun or simply enjoy as a spectator. *** Wear good walking shoes or hiking boots. A typical visit is 3 to 4 hours, mostly walking and standing. There are bleacher seats for shows, however, they fill up fast. Plenty of tables and seats in the main food court area. Lots of tree-lined pathways and plenty of shaded areas to enjoy the shows! – Megan Keane
We had a great time there this year. Lots of fun activities for adults and kids. We will be back next year! 🙂 – Yi Zhang
Great fun and supporting the arts. Between the magicians, musicians, singers, acrobatics, actors, glassmakers, clothing designers, cobblers, animal handlers… there are so many people working to make this place special. A very immersive experience. You can have fun in plain clothes or dressing up. There are special themes each weekend so depending on when you go you’ll get a different experience each time. – Allison S.