Renaissance Festivals in the Summer

Take your medieval and Renaissance costumes out! Sharpen your Renaissance swords and rapiers. Put on your armor and prepare for a host of thrilling Ren Faires.  If you are still looking for the perfect costume for a Ren Faire Museum Replicas has everything you are searching for. 

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Bristol Renaissance FaireSource: https://renfair.com/bristol/special-events/

 The Bristol Renaissance Faire was founded in 1972. Held in Kenosha, WI, it offers a range of wonderful activities. Visitors can meet famous historical figures like Queen Elizabeth or Robin of Sherwood in person and enjoy the performances of skilled swordfighters and jesters. If you are more of a shopper, head to the Bristol Fair Marketplace where craftsmen sell excellent jewelry, pottery, tapestries, and pewter, among other fantastic items.

Date: July 4 – September 3, 2018

Days: Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day

New York Renaissance Faire

New York Renaissance Faire

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This fair was first held in 1977 and is one of the most popular in America.  This fair is located in Tuxedo Park, NY, where it offers the complete experience of Elizabethan England.  With 16th-century arts & crafts, food, games, rides, music, and dance. Children and adults can enjoy a variety of performances from skilled artisans, such as aerial acrobatics, knife throwing, jousting, and storytelling.

Date: August 4 – September 30, 2018

Days: Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

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The Minnesota Renaissance Festival started in 1971 and it is the oldest and largest Renaissance festival in the country. This fair takes place in Shakopee, MN, and it has a 16th-century fantasy world feel.  This fair attracts a staggering 300,000 people each year. The festival features 800 unique types of entertainment: knights and actors in full armor, and food and medieval craft booths, making it ideal for people of all ages.

Date: August 18 – September 30, 2018

Days: Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Maryland Renaissance Festival

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The Maryland Renaissance Festival started in 1977 and is located in Crownsville, MD; it is the second largest of its kind in the country with over 280,000 guests and 1,300 participants each year. The 25-acre English village has something for everyone. There are 42 food and beverage stalls offering smoked turkey legs, meat pie, peasant bread, and many other savory delights. Furthermore, there are 140 craft and specialty shops and a jousting arena of 3,000 seats. 

Date: August 25 – October 21, 2018

Days: Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day

 

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