Required for all CRF Cast Members:
Required Reading for all CRF Cast members:
Dates: Weekends in October and November
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm (it can run later earlier in the season, we go cannon to cannon)
Location: Huntersville, NC (near Charlotte, NC)
Approved garb: fewterer or court (garb must be approved by a HOEF Advisory Board member)
Breeds allowed: Afghan Hound, Borzoi, Galgo Espanol, Ibizan Hound, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Greyhound, Pharaoh Hound, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound,Whippet
Setting: 16th Century Europe (England)
HOEF’s role: HOEF is fortunate to have a permanent location to call home. This is our “main” faire and the one where HOEF was born. We must have people manning the building at all times during festival hours. The typical number that we strive for is a minimum of 3. Members are welcome to take breaks and walk around the festival but should be mindful of how long they are gone to be respectful to the members still in the building. Standing in front of the building is acceptable but please try to avoid standing in front of the vendor booths on either side of us as we do not want to block them or cause issues. Sometimes the crowd shifts us in that direction but please try to be mindful. Please remember that we should always be in character when on stage, even when walking around.
When should I arrive?: 9am
Where do I park?: CRF has cast parking. When arriving early the parking crew will direct you to it. Should you arrive later you may need to tell a parking attendant that you are cast so that they direct you to cast parking instead of patron parking.
How do I check in?: CRF has a required cast checkpoint and no matter how many times you see the festival security guard at that checkpoint they will always check for your ID so have it ready as you walk up. The festival checkpoint is located on the path close to the fence at the front of the cast parking lot. Follow that path to the festival backstage. If this is your first time and you do not yet have a pass (or if you have a temporary pass) you will need to inform the security guard and then go to the main office backstage. Once you have gotten inside the festival head to the HOEF building to let other members know that you have arrived.
Breaks: Breaks can be taken when needed, but please be sure that the building has enough members manning it and be conscientious of the amount of time that you take.
Required ID: CRF issued pass - ALWAYS have this and a second form of ID on you. Full time members have plastic passes and part-time members have paper passes. These can be acquired at the festival office, backstage. You will see the office trailer soon after you walk down the path from parking and get to the main backstage area. CRF staff may ask for ID at any time. After last cannon security will walk around and check if you hang around.
The Carolina Renaissance Festival Cast Page has required information and forms, supplemental resources and information designed to improve your character and time at the festival, as well as online workshops. Please be sure to thoroughly review the cast page and complete any required reading or documentation. These requirements are essential to being on cast at the Carolina Renaissance Festival.
The cast page is password protected. Please refer to the HOEF Cast Facebook page for message a board member for the password if you do not have it.
The workshops take place at The Cannon School in Concord. They will be listed as soon as they are available. The online workshops will be on the cast page, as always.