Here are some tips to help you make the most of your day at Kingdom Faire.
1. What To Bring/Wear
We are open rain or shine. While there is shade, this is an outdoor festival and as such things like sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are encouraged. Bring cash as some vendors may only take cash, however most do accept major credit cards. An ATM is on site should you need additional cash. Shoes, you will do a lot of walking and good sturdy shoes are a must; avoid open toed footwear. Dress comfortably, but if you are feeling creative, we highly encourage you to come in a costume!
2. When to Arrive
If you wish to catch the opening gate scenes, you will want to arrive by 9:30am. However, there are a variety of acts and sights to see throughout the day.
3. How to get to Faire
The Faire Site is ONLY accesible via Shuttle
By Car: The faire is in the town of Putnam Valley, NY. Parking and drop off for the faire is located at the Jefferson Valley Mall, 600 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. A free shuttle will transport you from the parking lot to the faire site. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the day. ADA shuttles will also be operating. The shuttle ride is ~10 minutes and masks are strongly encouraged.
By Train from NYC: Take Metro-North’s Hudson River Line from Grand Central Terminal (or 125th Street) to Peekskill station. Free shuttles will run between the train station and the faire site. Masks are strongly encouraged on shuttles.
We offer a variety of ticket options and discounts. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, as you will pay more at the gate and online day of. Tickets may be printed in advance but if you have a smartphone you may present your QR Code or Apple Wallet pass.
Children 4 and under are free, but you will be asked to indicate how many will be attending when purchasing tickets.
5. Plan Ahead
There are a lot of things to do and see and it may not be possible to see it all in one day. The schedule and map of the faire is available here. We encourage you to research the shows and plan out your day, while leaving some open time to wander and explore.
6. Family Friendly
We have worked hard to create an event that the entire family can enjoy. There is a dedicated children’s area, and we have events, shows, and activities especially for children throughout the day, including mermaid performers, storytelling shows, face painting, costume contests, stage magic, juggling, games, and more.
Many acts, including Circus Siren Pod, Polly Pirates, Lords of Adventure, Two Stoopid Pirates, and The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told, will particularly appeal to kids. Older children will also enjoy the music and action of our original theatrical production, The Pirate Queen, along with many other acts.