Sterling Renaissance Festival Brings Us Jousts and Turkey Legs!

jousting horses

The Sterling Renaissance Festival has been entertaining families for decades (it opened in 1976) with their hundreds of live performers, bad guys in stocks, damsels in distress, jousting knights and the infamous water dunking board.  Oh, and the famous turkey legs!

This medieval event is such a tradition, that many  families go every year.  And you are welcome to dress up in capes, gowns, robes and armor and join in the fun.

The festival runs from July 5 through August (weekends only).

What:  Sterling Renaissance Festival

Where: Sterling N.Y.  (Cayuga County, about an hour northwest of Syracuse)

When: Summer weekends from July 5


About "Big Chuck"

Hi folks, this is "Big Chuck" here. I love Upstate New York! I have written several books about the region, do a lot of public speaking around the state, am an award-winning radio broadcaster (since 1989), write a bi-monthly newspaper column and give walking tours of Cooperstown, N.Y. Yes, I do keep busy! I hope we can share some Upstate stories on this blog! If you would like to take a look at my series of Upstate New York books visit
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