1. Style
Send to a Friend via Email

Discuss in my forum

Wisconsin Renaissance Festivals and Faires

By

Wisconsin 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.

Interactive Map of U.S. Renaissance Festivals and Faires

Chippewa Valley Renaissance Faire

Wisconsin Renaissance Festivals and Faires
Nelson Chen
  • When: Six weeks in May and June. Check website for exact dates.
  • Where:
    2302 Nelson Rd
    Chippewa Falls, WI

On the banks of the scenic Chippewa River, enjoy the entertainment, merchants and medieval fun that this festival has to offer. Visit website for more details.

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Wisconsin Renaissance Festivals and Faires
Nelson Chen
  • When: Weekends, July through September. Check website for exact dates.
  • Where:
    12550 120th Ave.
    Kenosha, WI 53142

Our Faire is many acres of pure fun! 20 stages offer variety entertainment all day long. In addition, we dazzle you with a fully armored joust, the Queen and her glittering Court, amazing arts and crafts, delicious food, fine spirits, music, dance, parades, rides and games, and entertainers in the streets all day long. Join us for a day of play!

Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire

Wisconsin Renaissance Festivals and Faires
Nelson Chen
  • When: Weekends in June and July. See website for exact dates.
  • Where:
    5226 Monument Point Rd
    Egg Harbor, WI

The lush, tree-filled shire of Enchanted (magically transported to central Door County, WI) will be a re-creation of a 12th -16th Century European Country Market Faire with some whimsical characters from lore and legend thrown in for your entertainment pleasure.

Janesville Renaissance Faire

Virginia Renaissance Festivals and Faires
Nelson Chen
  • When: A single weekend in May, check website for exact dates.
  • Where:
    Traxler Park
    Janesville,WI

We would like to invite you to come out and have fun watching and interacting with the many performers as well as shopping at the exotic vendors during this exciting two day trip into an old world experience!

Wisconsin Renaissance Faire

Colorado Renaissance Festivals and Faires
Rain Blanken
  • When: Weekends in July and August, check website for exact dates.
  • Where:Glenwood City, WI
    See website for directions to this new location.

Port Washington Pirate Festival

Wisconsin Renaissance Festivals and Faires
Kathy Olmstead
  • When: A single weekend in June, check website for exact dates.
  • Where:222 E. Main St.
    Washington, WI

The first full weekend in June, the scenic harbor of downtown historic Port Washington, Wisconsin, provides the perfect, picturesque setting for all the mayhem & merriment of the Pirate Festival. It has become the “must attend” event for boaters, bikers, re-enactors & families alike from all over the Midwest & beyond. The event includes: Invasions, a Thieves Marketplace, a Gruel Galley, a Buccaneer Bash, fireworks, children's activities, demonstrations, educational exhibits, musicians, comedians, a parade, a pirate ship & much more. Walk the Plank!

Interactive Map of U.S. Renaissance Festivals

Map of US Renaissance Festivals
Map of US Renaissance Festivals

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.

Show us Your Renaissance Garb

Wisconsin Renaissance Festivals and Faires
Rain Blanken

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

Wisconsin Renaissance Festivals and Faires
Getty Images

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?

Wisconsin Renaissance Festivals and Faires
Rain Blanken

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.

Interactive Map of U.S. Renaissance Festivals and Faires

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.