Lakewood Ren-Faire XLIX

Hosted by Barony of Carillion - Lakewood, NJ

Event date: September 18th, 2020 - September 20th, 2020

Event Last Modified: March 7th, 2020

Event details

Greetings to the Kingdom!  This year is the 39th year that the Lakewood Lion's Club and the Barony of Carillion will be having their annual Lakewood Renaissance Faire.  Please come and join us for the celebration!  The day is free for SCA, Markland, and Lucern members.  All you need is your membership card, a newsletter label, or to answer some easy questions.  (See the ***note*** at the end)

As this is being penned we have planned a fencing demonstration, a heavy weapons demonstration, as well as an archery demonstration.  These demonstrations may break into tournaments at a moment's notice.  There is a professional jousting team to entertain, as well as jugglers, singers and other sundry entertainments.  This is a public demo during the day, so pomp and heraldic displays are lauded.

There is plenty of room to add other items to the list of activities if you wish to run something that is not on the schedule already.  Contact the autocrat to see what can be done.  Does your heart sing at the thought of hound coursing? We have an area for you to run your pups.  Are the youth fighting activities more your style? Bring your equipment and your marshals and we will set up a list area for you.  Carillion has no warranted youth marshal.  We can not provide one.

Camping will be available on Saturday night for $1.00.  The Camping coordinator is Baron Corcran mac Diarmata (MKA:  Myq La Sala).  You must register with him on site to get your wristband and site rules.  Anyone on site after 10PM that does not have a wristband will be required to leave.  Anyone who fails to follow the camp rules will be required to leave.

MERCHANTS:  You must contact the autocrat before August 1, 2020 in order to vend at the faire.  As in the past there is a fee for vending at this faire.  Please be aware that some vended items have reached their capacity for the size of the customer base and we are not accepting new vendors for those items at this time.  (E.G.- knives, figurines, jewelry, face-painting/henna.)

***NOTE***:  The SCA does not run the entrance gate.  Some members of the Lion's club are more adamant about “proof” that you are in the SCA than others.  Please, if you do not have a membership card or Pikestaff label available, be prepared to answer questions at the gate such as; ‘Who is the current King & Queen?', ‘Who is the Baroness of Carillion?', or ‘Who is the Seneschal of the East Kingdom?'.  Being in garb is not always a given indication of participation in the SCA at this demo.  Many members of the general public come to this Faire dressed in costumes.

Site Opens: 2PM on Friday for merchants & staff ONLY.  For all others the site opens at 7AM Saturday.
Site Closes: Dusk on Sunday

Event Location

Pine Park
500 Country Club Drive
off County Line Road (Route 526)
Lakewood, NJ  08701
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NOTE:  There has been significant construction on the Parkway & exits may be changed.
From the North:  Take your best route to the Garden State Parkway southbound.  Take Exit 91 and stay to the right on the exit ramp, towards Brick/Lakewood.  Continue straight through the first light, and at the second light, turn right onto Route 526 west (Lanes Mill Road).  **Continue on this road to Route 9 (Exxon Station and Diner on corners), cross over (it becomes West County Line Road at this point) and ***after approx.  1 mile you will see a golf course on your left, get into the left lane.  Take the first left and follow the chain link fence to the first gate.  Turn right into the gate and follow the road to the site.

From the South:  Best route to the Garden State Parkway northbound.  Take Exit 90 and make the u-turn at the first light.  Follow to the third traffic light, and make a left onto Route 526 (Lanes Mill Road).  Continue from **above.

From East/West or NJ Turnpike:  Best route to Interstate I-195 to Route 9 South (Exit 28).  Continue for approx.  4 miles into Lakewood and turn right onto Route 526 (West County Line Road) at the Exxon station (if you pass the cemetery on the left you have gone too far).  Continue from *** above.

Registration Fees

Site :  There is no day fee for the event, however you may be asked to prove that you are a member of the SCA.

The camping fee is $1.00 per person payable on site.

Merchants - Contact the autocrat before August 1st.  There is a fee for vending at this demo.

There is no feast.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-NJ Inc., Barony of Carillion

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Baroness Mary Theophania Hunn (Mary L.  Jacobson) 130 Bay Avenue, Forked River, NJ 08731 (609)693-5176.  Call at any time, but if you get the machine you MUST leave a message.  E-Mail:

Send Reservations to:

Lakewood Ren-Faire, 130 Bay Avenue, Forked River, NJ 08731

Other Contact Information:

Camping coordinator:
Lord Corcran mac Diarmata
Myq La Sala