Bristol Renaissance Faire

Saturdays and Sundays plus Labor Day, July 8, 2017 - September 4, 2017

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Jousting knight at Bristol Renaissance Faire
Knighting Ceremony at Bristol Renaissance Faire
Bristol Marketplace at Bristol Renaissance Faire
Jousting knight at Bristol Renaissance Faire
an entertaining show at Bristol Renaissance Faire

Taking its framework from the summer day in 1574 when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth visited the English city of Bristol, the Bristol Renaissance Faire is open for nine weekends. Located just west of I-94’s Russell Road exit, near Kenosha, Wis. Open rain or shine.

2017 is the 30th season of the Bristol Renaissance Faire.

See the website for the most updated and complete information. Theme weekends (as of 6/30/17):

  • WEEKEND 1, JULY 8 & 9: OPENING WEEKEND. Join Lord Mayor Arthur Trewilliger Brimm and his sister, Hattie, as they Open Wide the Gates to the 2017, 30th anniversary Bristol season!
  • WEEKEND 2, JULY 15 & 16: SALUTE TO UNIFORMS & SCOUTS WEEKEND. Salute to Uniforms: Special Discount at the Box Office for Active and Veteran Military, Police, Fire Department, and EMT personnel with valid ID. Scouts Weekend: ANY SCOUT (Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Spiral Scout) is welcome to participate. Leaders and scouts IN uniform receive a discount for their entire party – no coupon needed.
  • WEEKEND 3, JULY 22 & 23: MARKETPLACE BONUS TICKET WEEKEND. Shop the wares of more than 175 merchants and artisans, spend $250 in a day, and then present your receipts at the Guest Services Gazebo to receive two complimentary tickets valid through August 27th, 2017!  (Limit 2 tickets per adult customer. Excludes Box Office, games, rides, food, and beverage purchases.)
  • WEEKEND 4, JULY 29 & 30: NEW! RENNCON™. Join us on RennCon™, for our first ever celebration of cosplay in all its forms. Attend a panel, take in the scenery, and enjoy some very special surprises! Also featuring a Masquerade Costume Contest and Children (12 & younger) Costume Contest.
  • WEEKEND 5, AUGUST 5 & 6: STEAMPUNK INVASION. We invite all our guests to dress up in your finest time-traveling attire. No matter which century you portray, we’re looking forward to celebrating a leap back (or forward) in time with you! There will be costume contests.
  • WEEKEND 6, AUGUST 12 & 13: CELTIC WEEKEND. Hey Danny Boy! Break out the pipe and drum this weekend! There will be a Celtic Coloring Contest – for Adults 21+.
  • WEEKEND 7, AUGUST 19 & 20. FANTASY WEEKEND. We are such stuff as dreams are made of! Come all things fantastic! Frolic at the Faire! There will be costume contests.
  • WEEKEND 8, AUGUST 26 & 27: SWASHBUCKLER WEEKEND. Yar! Hoist the mainsails and dress as your inner pirate!
  • WEEKEND 9, SEPTEMBER 2, 3 & 4: CLOSING WEEKEND & LABOR DAY. It is the final weekend, but you have THREE DAYS to experience the magic of the Bristol Renaissance Faire’s 2017, 30th anniversary season!