Started in 2005 by Shannon Mccracken-Barber, the New Hampshire Renaissance faire has raised over $14,000 for local charities including the New Hampshire Food Bank, the NH SPCA, the Blue Ocean Society of Portsmouth, the Manchester Animal Shelter and the HUB Family Resource Center, Toys for Tots, Healthy Kids and others.

In 2011 the faire’s creator handed management of the faire over to a group of dedicated NHRF volunteers and merchants who formed the Three Maples Renaissance Faire Corporation. A non-profit who’s goals are…