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Bristol Renaissance Faire

Saturdays and Sundays plus Labor Day, July 5, 2014 - September 1, 2014

(847) 395-7773

Hours:

Open July 5, 2014 - September 1, 2014, Sat. and Sun. only, plus Labor Day Monday
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Taking its framework from the summer day in 1574 when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth visited the English hamlet of Bristol, the Bristol Renaissance Faire is located just west of I-94’s Russell Road exit, near Kenosha. Enjoy 16th Century merriment, music, food and games.

SEVEN new entertaining acts join the lineup this year. The new acts are: Draiku –Aerial Dancers (all season), Gabriel Q (all season), Vixens En Garde (July 12/13 & 19/20), Eddie Jeff Cahill (July 19/20 & 26/27), The Merry Wives of Windsor (August 9/10 ONLY), Bugle Biggins (August 9/10 ONLY), and Steele Sisters (August 9/10 ONLY).

The Pub Crawl departs at 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm daily. Tickets are $35 for a personal escort through the Faire, the ability to skip all the lines at the bars, bawdy entertainment that is ONLY available on the Pub Crawl, the dirtiest jokes we could find and the rowdiest four drinks you've ever received! The Pub Crawl sells out quickly. Day-of tickets may be available at the RenQuest Encampment (across from Friends of Faire). We recommend online purchase before you arrive at Bristol to guarantee your spot.

Special Events (Find the most up-to-date schedule and details here.):

  • Weekend 1, July 5 & 6: Opening Weekend  -  All children 12 & younger receive free admission this weekend only.
  • Weekend 2, July 12 & 13 - Swashbuckler Weekend  
  • Weekend 3, July 19 & 20 - Steampunk Invasion - This weekend only: The return of the Absinthe Bar (near the Lord Mayor's Forum Stage), and a special visit from the Green Fairy.
  • Weekend 4, July 26 & 27 - Fantasy Costume Contest / Historical Costume Contest. Saturday - Fantasy Costumes. Sunday - Historical (Rome thru WWII) Costumes.
  • Weekend 5, August 2 & 3 - Marketplace Bonus Ticket Weekend
  • Weekend 6, August 9 & 10 - Wenches Weekend
  • Weekend 7, August 16 & 17 - Salute to Uniforms & Scouts Weekend
  • Weekend 8, August 23 & 24 - #BristolFun and Pride Day
  • Weekend 9, August 30 & 31, September 1 - Closing Weekend

Click on the Bristol Renaissance Faire logo above for more details on this season!

Tickets are $23.95 for adults and $11.50 for children, ages 5 to 12. Advance ticket discounts are available at the listed website or by calling (847) 395-7773.