Virginia Renaissance Faires, SCA, and LARP Events

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How can I find a Ren faire or SCA event in Virginia?

By checking our list of Renaissance faires, LARP, and SCA events in Virginia. We break down the events by type. This way you can more easily find what you are looking for. In addition, we list upcoming events and recurring yearly events. Make sure to check back regularly for future events. We will update this page regularly as events pass and more info for other events becomes available.

Faires

Event Name

Location

Date

Link

Virginia Renaissance FaireLake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 2255105-11-2024 – 06-09-2024 (Weekends only)https://varf.org/
Harvest FaireFranklin-Southampton County Fair, 25374 New Market Rd, Courtland VA09-07-2024 – 09-08-2024https://www.facebook.com/HarvestFaire
Virginia Scottish GamesGreat Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd, The Plains, VA 2019808-31-2024 – 09-01-2024https://www.vascottishgames.org/
Radford Highlanders FestivalRadford University, Radford, VA10-12-2024https://www.radford.edu/content/festival/home.html
Richmond Highland GamesDorey Park and Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Rd, Henrico, VA 2323111-04-2023 – 11-05-2023https://www.richmondhighlandgames.com/

LARP

Event Name

Location

Date

Link

Dystopia Rising Virginia March Event1267 4-H Camp Rd, Appomattox, VA 2452203-29-2024 – 03-31-2024https://www.dystopiarisingvirginia.com/events/january-2024-new-years-revelations-8fmcz

Reenactments

Event Type

Event Name

Location

Date

Link

Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)Atlantia Defending the GateAmerican Legion Post 320, 8456 Brock Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 2255303-23-2024https://atlantia.sca.org/event/?event_id=1caf0e2b
Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)Atlantia Stierbach InvestitureNottoway Park, 9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA, 2218103-30-2024https://atlantia.sca.org/event/?event_id=58b1fd66
Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)Atlantia Ruby JoustHanover Vegetable Farm, 13580 Ashland Rd, Ashland, VA 2300505-24-2024 – 05-27-2024https://atlantia.sca.org/event/?event_id=16513043

Other

Event Name

Location

Date

Link

Galaxy Con RichmondGreater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St, Richmond VA, 2321903-15-2024 – 03-17-2024https://galaxycon.com/pages/richmond
Tidewater ComiconVirginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, VA05-18-2024 – 05-19-2024https://www.tidewatercomicon.com/

What info can I find about SCA, faires, and other events?

We list the event name, its location, the date or dates that it is occurring, and a link to recently updated info. The event names and other info is based on what is listed freely online by the organizers and associations. Please keep in mind that while we try to provide the most recent info, event details can change. Medieval Collectibles is not responsible if the info has changed or is no longer available. In addition, we are not responsible for or affiliated with any of these events unless otherwise stated.

What happens at an SCA event?

Firstly, SCA stands for Society for Creative Anachronism. This organization consists of many smaller groups. These groups focus on historical reenactments. They can cover various aesthetics, from Vikings to Renaissance and more. While the exact rules vary from group to group, they strive for as much historical accuracy as possible.

Many SCA events will be battles. The most famous SCA event is Pennsic. Other events focus on the artistic and scientific aspects of reenacting. In fact, many groups will have events dedicated to these topics. Make sure to reach out to your local groups to find out all their rules and activities.

What can I do at a Renaissance Faire in Virginia?

When it comes to a Ren faire, there are so many things to do. Most Ren faires and festivals will have booths for food and shopping. Generally, these foods will often have a medieval theme. Also, there is usually live music or other kinds of entertainment at a Ren faire. For example, there could be a joust, musicians, and more. There may also likewise be shows and performers. Part of the fun of a Ren faire includes dressing up in costume. You can look medieval or have a fantasy outfit. You could also dress up as a pirate. Most of all, make sure to have fun!

What happens at a LARP event?

Most LARP events, or Live-Action Role-Playing, will feature people dressed up as their character, often their own creation. Many LARP events are battles where people will fight with foam weapons. While the rules differ from group to group, the basic rule to any LARP battle is having fun while keeping safe in the process.

What if I don’t see a Ren faire or LARP event near me in Virginia?

Don’t forget to look at nearby states like West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky! They may have events close to you as well. Please keep in mind that we list events by the state or province. Many events are close to state or national borders. In addition, SCA and LARP organizations will often have events that are intended for people from further away. You can contact local SCA or LARP groups to find out if there are other events that you could attend. Of course, you can always check out events across the United States and Canada.

What if I don’t see a Renaissance faire, LARP, or SCA event that I know is happening?

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