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Colorado Renaissance Festivals and Faires

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Colorado renaissance festivals and faires are a great place to show off your handmade medieval garb and accessories. These are listed by date they occur. Dates are not exact because they change every year, check the official festival websites for exact dates, times and admission rates.

Mancos Renaissance Faire

Mancos Renaissance Faire
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  • When: One Weekend in June
  • Where:
    Cottonwood Park
    Spruce Street
    Mancos, CO

The faire is free to the public. there is usually one stage and a host of over 30 vendors.

Colorado Medieval Festival

Colorado Medieval Festival
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  • When: A Single Weekend in June
  • Where:
    Monfort Park
    4701 W 24th St
    Greeley, CO

An exciting 3-day event devoted to Knowledge through Re-Creation of the Middle Ages. Delight in the antics of street performers, see live demonstrations of crafters creating works in much the same manner as done during the period, feast on culinary mixtures from the period, appease your ears with wonderful sounds from national and local talent, all while perusing region's most creative period crafters and medieval merchandise. While visiting, be sure to use the specially struck coin of the realm!

Colorado Renaissance Festival

Colorado Renaissance Festival
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  • When: Weekends in June and August
  • Where:
    650 W. Perry Park Ave.
    Larkspur, CO 80118

Enjoy the classical creativity and craftsmanship of over 200 skilled artisans exhibiting in a wide variety of mediums including fine art, glassblowing, pottery, jewelry, wood working, blacksmithing, leather working and more.

Ravenshire (Formerly Grand Valley) Renaissance and Pirate Faire

Grand Valley Renaissance and Pirate Faire
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  • When: One Weekend in August
  • Where:
    312 9 Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO

Our faire is unique - a blend of the Renaissance in the year 1550 and Pirates of the 18th Century! Visitors are invited to join us in period attire; you may want to look at our participants' Costume Guide for ideas. Weapons may be worn if appropriate to your character, but must be kept sheathed and peace-tied at all times. No firearms - real or pretend - please.

Interactive Map of U.S. Renaissance Festivals

Map of US Renaissance Festivals
Map of US Renaissance Festivals

<p>Find renaissance festivals in your state or in the neighboring states, or plan a weekend of costume fun on a medieval vacation across the country. This map of U.S. renaissance festivals will help you in your quest.</p>

Show us Your Renaissance Garb

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We want to see what you wore and what you plan to wear to the next renaissance faire. Tell us... was it handmade? Who made it? Did you add your own touches to an existing piece bought at a renaissance faire? We already know ren folk aren't shy, so it's time to upload ye olde photos!

What to Wear to a Renaissance Faire

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There are people from all walks of life who attend renaissance festivals, and that calls for a lot of crazy costuming. Find out what is generally appropriate and learn how to create some of your own renaissance festival 'garb'.

Do You have Something to Say about Ren Faires?

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Do you regularly visit ren fests or have a festival that I should post? Have you sewn together a difficult renaissance festival costume or accessories? Ever bought a costume that was outrageously expensive? Have a bad experience you want to dish on?

Tell us about it. Ask questions on where to get gowns, how to sew bodices. The forum awaits thee.

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