Bristol Renaissance Faire

Sat. Jul 7, 2018 at 10:00am - Mon. Sep 3, 2018 at 7:00pm CDT
All Ages
$0.00 - $150.00
All Ages
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$0.00 - $150.00
All Ages
Event Description

Voted “Best Renaissance Faire” for the seventh consecutive year in 2017, the Bristol Renaissance Faire will open Saturday, July 7, for nine weekends through Labor Day Monday. This summer’s 31th annual Bristol Renaissance Faire promises the same perennially popular compliment of 16th Century merriment, music, food and games that have earned top national honors from subscribers of Renaissance Magazine and the Renaissance Festival Podcast, along with some unexpected twists.



Hilarious Acrobats, Daring Sword Fights... and a Rat!


The sixteen Bristol entertainment stages feature nonstop music, feats of daring stunts and an eclectic assortment of comedic performers who invite their audiences to become part of the act. Joining Faire favorites, including Dirk and Guido, the comedic sword-fighting duo known as “The Swordsmen,” ropewalker, juggler and foolish mortal MooNiE the Magnif’Cent, Guinness World Record-holding fire whip artist Adam Crack, the Barely Balanced acrobatic comedy troupe, and the Sturdy BeggarsTM Mud Show®, are Cirque du Sewer, the trained rat and confused cat show, Jamila Lotus Dance Carnivale, and the crowd-favorite gut-busting antics of the Washing Well Wenches.


One-of-a-Kind Wares


Bristol’s Marketplace offers a depth of unique shopping experiences that can’t be found anywhere outside the country’s top Renaissance faires.  Nearly 200 artisans and crafters display wares ranging from stage-combat-approved swords and handmade chain maille to Scottish kilts, handcrafted leather masks, tapestry wall hangings, sterling silver jewelry, rare-edition books, hand-caned brooms, bamboo flutes, even Steampunk adornments and even jester socks. Often, patrons have the chance to watch potters, glass blowers, bowyers, blacksmiths and other working artisans create their wares on-site.


Expanding upon the interactive nature of the Bristol Marketplace, Queen’s College transports crafters and history buffs alike into an immersive environment where they can learn a rotating variety of 16th Century arts from basket-weaving and candle-making to chain-maille construction.


Live Action Role Play with RenQuest™


Bristol’s ever-evolving live action fantasy-play game, RenQuest, is one of the most highly anticipated events of the Faire season. RenQuest provides guests the opportunity to stop watching the story and live it. The interactive theatrical gaming experience offers players an unprecedented opportunity to become a hero or villain and change the fate of the city by completing quests, honing skills and defeating monstrous enemies. The game spans the entire 30-acre Faire site and employs 45 non-playing characters dedicated to enriching the fantasy experience.


Kids’ Quest provides the Faire’s younger patrons, ages 4 to 11, the opportunity to embark on their own age-appropriate adventures helping Pinocchio become a real boy and fixing mistakes in other fairy tale stories. Guests can begin Kids’ Quest at any time before 4 p.m. each day. Parents must accompany children on the quest.

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Tickets
Reserve Tickets
Adult + More Details $15.00
Child - Age 5-12 + More Details $10.00
Child - 4 & younger + More Details Free
Season Pass + More Details $150.00
Friends of Faire - Jester Level + More Details $60.00
Friends of Faire - Noble Level + More Details $120.00
RenQuest Player Pass + More Details $95.00
Venue Details
Bristol Renaissance Faire 12550 120th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53142