Bristol Renaissance Faire

Saturdays and Sundays plus Labor Day, July 7- September 3, 2018

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.

2018 is the 31st season of the Bristol Renaissance Faire.

Each weekend's themes/specials:

Opening Weekend, July 7 & 8: Kids Admitted Free. Join Lord Mayor Arthur Trewilliger Brimm and his sister, Hattie, as they Open Wide the Gates to the 2018 Bristol season! Children age 12 & younger are admitted free when accompanied by paying adult. Coupon not required for child tickets. Limit 6 children per adult.

Weekend 2, July 14 & 15: Swashbuckler Weekend. Yar! Hoist the mainsails and dress as your inner pirate! Meet at the newly refinished Three Sheets to the Wind Tavern & Stage for a Pirate Photo Shoot.

Weekend 3, July 21 & 22: 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 any day in 2018! (Limit 2 tickets per adult customer. Excludes Box Office, games, rides, food, and beverage purchases.)

Weekend 4, July 28 & 29: RennCon™. Trying to decide whether to hit the faire or the con this weekend? Now you no longer have to choose! Join us on RennCon™ for our celebration of cosplay in all its forms. Attend a panel, take in the scenery, and enjoy some very special surprises! Whether you draw your inspiration from the sci-fi scene, anime, comics, television, fairy tales, or anywhere else… we invite you to mingle with our 16th-century townsfolk in the biggest costume party in Wisconsin. Special Costume Contests for adults and children, cosplay photo meet-ups, and a concert on Saturday night!

Weekend 5, August 4 & 5: NEW – Monsters & Magic. Check listed website for details as the dates approach.

Weekend 6, August 11 & 12: 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! Steampunk Costume Contest on Saturday, Epic Accessory Contest on Sunday! 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 7, August 18 & 19: NEW – Heroes & Villains. Wear your colors with pride! Step out and join the Heroes or the Villains for a weekend filled with daring deeds and wicked mischief!

Weekend 8, August 25 & 26: Salute to Military & 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. Save $5.95 off adult single-day admission. No coupon needed. (We’d love to see your affiliated T-shirts!)

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 (including family and friends) – no coupon needed.

Adult Tickets (age 13+) $20.00 (Regularly $25.95)

Child Tickets (age 5-12) $8.50 – limit 6 children per paying adult. (Regularly $11.50)

Stop at Guest Services to pick up a Scouts Weekend Passport filled with activities. Complete the printed number of activities to gain access to purchase a special Bristol Renaissance Faire patch! $5 per patch, $3 per rocker year patch.

Weekend 9, September 1, 2 & 3: Closing Weekend & Labor Day. It is the final weekend, but you have THREE DAYS to experience the magic of the Bristol Renaissance Faire’s 2018 season! Join us for a final HUZZAH!