Renaissance Festivals, Shakespeare Festivals, and Jousting Tournaments
(last update 8/22/01)

Links to most faires with web sites are now provided in the links area.

 

ALABAMA
Alabama Renaissance Faire

Oct. 27-28, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 12 - 6
Admission: FREE / Contact:Bill Warren, POBox 431, Florence, AL 35631, (256) 768-3031, web: www.geocities.com/alabamarenfaire / email: bwarren@fcs.k12.al.us / Site: Wilson Park, Florence, AL / Booths: 100 / Attendance:38,000 / Weapons: allowed / Full service camping w/in 1 mi., motels nearby.


SouthEast Renaissance Faire
April 7-8, 2001 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Ron Hubbard, 1211 28th St S., Birmingham, AL 35205, (800) 421-8564, email: SwrdsFsts@aol.com, web: www.horsepens40.com / Site: Steele, AL, 36 mi. from Birmingham, on top of Chandler Mountain / Booths: 50+ / Attendance: 12,000 / On-site camping for all, RV hookups, Y2K ready.

ALASKA
Three Barons Renaissance Faire
June 2 - 10, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 12 - 7
Admission: $7 / Contact: Carol LaLone, Three Barons Renaissance Faire, Inc. PO Box 233617, Anchorage AK (907) 868-8012, email: the3barons@aol.com, web: http://3barons.ak.net/ / Site: Valley of the Moon Park, Hilltop ski area / Booths: 60

ARIZONA
Arizona Renaissance Festival
Feb. 2 - March 24, 2002 (WO + Pres Day), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $15 ($14 advance tix) / Contact: Jeffrey Siegel,12601 East Highway 60, Apache Junction, AZ 85219 (520) 463-2700, email: arizonarenfest@royalfaires.com, web: www.royalfaires.com / Site: 6 mi. E. of Apache Junction on Hwy 60 / Booths: 175 / Attendance: 235,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping, portable toilets, showers & pay phones avail. for participants only, hotels nearby.

Devonshire Renaissance Festival
Nov. 17-18, 2001 Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $3 / Contact: Art Molina, Los Olivos Senior Center, 2802 E. Devonshire, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 256-3130 / Site: Los Olivos Park, Phoenix, AZ / Booths: 35 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Overnight camping avail., BR allowed, hotels w/in 10 min.

London Bridge Renaissance Faire
Oct. 27-28, 2001 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Tom Wilson, Crossroads Productions, P.O. Box 1959, Corona, CA 92878 (909) 943-5949 or (800) 320-4REN, web: www.renaissanceinfo.com, email: renmail@renaissanceinfo.com / Site: London Bridge Beach Park, Lake Havasu, AZ / Booths: 65 / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping and otels nearby.

Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games
November 2-3, 2001 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Ora Beth Cesarini, PO Box 40665, Tucson, AZ 85717, (520) 888-1058 email: dlandoll@aol.com web: tucson.com/TCFA / Site: Illito Downs, 402 N. First St, Tucson, AZ / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed

CALIFORNIA
Calaveras Celtic Festival
March 15-17, 2002, Sat., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun. til 5 p.m.
Admission: $16 / Contact: Genevieve or Jeff Pearson, (209) 536-1792 or 532-8375, email: silvertiger@mlode.com, web: www.calaverascelticfaire.com / Site: Calvareas County Fairegrounds, Hwy 49, one mile from Calaveras / Booths: 45+ / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / On-site camping avail. for participants; camping and hotels w/in 5 mi.

Camarillo Celtic Festival
March 31, 2001, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: KeltoidAM@aol.com / Site: Constitution Park Camarillo / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 7,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed

Central Coast Renaissance Festival
July 21-22, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Larry Gunn, 4921 Springwood Cir., Cordelia, CA 94585 (800) 688-1477 / Site: El Chorro Regional Park, on Hwy 1 between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 8,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping facil., limited restrooms and showers. Campgrounds and motels nearby.

Day of St. Francis Renaissance Fayre
October 6 - 8, 2001 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Matt Heck (760) 757-3250 / Site: Mission San Luis Rey Parrish, Oceanside, CA / Booths: 10 / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Hotels w/in 2 mi; camping w/in 5 mi.

The Escondido Renaissance Faire and Shakespeare in the Park
November 3 - 4, 2001, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Condit Wixon, 2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd., #351, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 496-6036, email: goaldcoastprod@msn.com, web: www.goldcoastfestivals.com / Site: Lake Casitas, Ojai California / Booths: 35+ / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Motels nearby

European Renaissance Festival
April 13 - May 27, 2002 (WO+Mem. Day) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Tom Wilson, Crossroads Productions, P.O. Box 95, Riverside, CA 92502-0095 (909) 943-5949 or (800) 320-4REN, web: www.renaissanceinfo.com, email: renmail@renaissanceinfo.com / Site: Crossroads Riverview Park, west of Corona, CA / Booths: 60+ / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: must be secured / Call for participant camping info., motels nearby and ltd. camping for RVs avail.

Fair Oaks Renaissance Tudor Fayre
June 23-24, 2001 10 a.m ­ 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District, 4150 Temescal St.,Fair Oaks, CA 95628, (916) 966-1036 web:www.fairoakspark.org / Site: Fair Oaks Park at Madison Ave. Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA / Booths: 75 / Attendance: 17,000 / Weapons: allowed / Camping on-site for venders only, motels w/in 5 mi.

Folsom Renaissance Faire and Tournament
October 20-21, 2001 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission:$9 / Contact: Sandy Hilton, Folsom Parks &Rec, 50 Natoma St., Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 355-7285 / Site: Folsom City Park / Booths: 70 / Attendance: 8,000 / Weapons: allowed w/ restrictions / On-site camping for participants, motels w/in 5 mi.

Fresno City College Renaissance Faire
March 9-10, 2002 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $4 / Contact: Michael Butler, P.O. Box 5621, Fresno, CA 93755, (559) 226-5341 email: MrVIII@aol.com / Site: 1101 E. University Ave, west lawn of FresnoCity College campus, Fresno, CA / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 15,000 / Camping and dorm showers avail. Campgrounds and motels nearby.

Gold Coast Pirate Faire
September 22 - 23, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Condit Wixon, 2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd., #351, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 496-6036, email: goaldcoastprod@msn.com, web: www.goldcoastfestivals.com / Site: Lake Casitas, Ojai California / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Campground and motels nearby

Hanford CA Renaissance of Kings Cultural Arts Faire
September 6 - 7, 2001 Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun til 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Dolores Terrell, 330 S. Bush Ave., Fresno, CA 93727-4007 (559) 251-9257, web: www.RenOfKings.org / Site: Civic Auditorium Park (400 N. Douty St.), Hanford, CA / Booths: 80+ / Attendance: 18,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace tied; combat must be pre-approved / On-site camping avail. in buildings w/AC and indoor restrooms for auth. participants only. (showers w/in walking distance), RV camping at Kings County Fair Grounds, motels nearby. Lodgings list avail.

Laguna del Sol Renaissance Faire
Sept. 15-16, 2001 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $20 / Contact: Steve Moyer, 8683 Rawhide Lane Box 1, Wilton, CA 95693, (530) 346-2200, email: ldsrenfaire@hotmail.com / Site: Laguna del Sol Resort, Wilton, CA / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: only historical weapons allowed / Camping on-site available.

Long Beach Renaissance Arts Festival
August 25-26, 2001 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Ginny Swisher, 2116 E. Force St., Long Beach, CA 90814 (562) 438-9903 / Site: Special Events Park at the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA / Booths: 65 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / No running water or electric on-site. Discounted hotels/motels nearby.

Ojai Renaissance and Shakespeare Festival
April 6 - 7, 2002 Sat: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun til 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Richard Wixon, Gold Coast Productions, 2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (805) 496-6036, email: goldcoastprod@msn.com, web: www.goldcoastfestivals.com / Site: Lake Casitas, Ojai, CA / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 5,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / RV hookups avail., camping on-site w/ privies, hotels nearby.

Palm Springs Renaissance Festival
March 22 - 24, 2002 Fri & Sun 10 - 5, Sat 10 - 9 p.m.
Admission:$9 / Contact: Tom Wilson, Crossroads Producions, POBox 1959, Corona, CA 92878, (800) 320-4REN, email: renamail@renaissanceinfo.com, web: www.renaissanceinfo.com / Site: Palm Springs, CA / So. Californias only night-time Renaissance Festival / Booths: 65 / Attendance: 9,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Hotels/Motels nearby.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Spring
April 27 - June 16, 2002 (WO+Mem. Day) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $17.50 / Contact: Renaissance Entertainment Corp, PO Box 9188, San Bernardino, CA 92427 (909) 880-6211 (for tix, call 800-52-FAIRE), web: www.recfair.com / Site: Glen Helen Regional Park, San Bernardino, CA / Booths: 250 / Attendance: 200,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping for participants only. RV, KOA campgrounds & motels nearby.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Fall
August 25 - October 14, 2001 (WO+Labor Day) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $17.50 / Contact: Renaissance Entertainment Corp, PO Box 9188, San Bernardino, CA 92427 (909) 880-6211 (for tix, call 800-52-FAIRE), web: www.renfair.com / Site: Nut Tree, Vacaville, CA / Booths: 250 / Attendance: 200,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping for participants only. RV, KOA campgrounds & motels nearby.

San Diego Seaside Renaissance Faire and Enlightenment Festival
May 12-20, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $13 / Contact: (760) 722-8687, web: www.SanDiegoRenaissance.com / Site: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA / Booths: 200 / Attendance: 50,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Participant camping & RV hookups on-site for participants, campgrnds nearby, hotels w/in 10 mi.

Santa Barbara Renaissance Faire
July 14 - 29, 2001 (WO) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact: As You Like It Productions, (415) 897-4555, web: www.Liveoakfaire.com / Site: Live Oak Camp, Santa Barbara, CA / Booths: 90+ / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping on-site, campgrnds w/in 1 mi, hotels w/in 10 mi.

St. Paul Newman Center Renaissance Festival
October 27-28, 2001 10 a.m - 5 p.m. (Sun. til 4 p.m.)
Admission: FREE / Contact: Judy Clifford, 1572 E. Barstow, Fresno, CA 93710, (559) 434-4363, email: on@csufnewman, web: www.csufnewman.com / Site: Barstow Frontage Rd., NW. of CA State Fresno / Booths: 125 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Motels nearby. No on-site camping.

Tulare County Renaissance Festival
April 27-28, 2002 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun till 5
Admission: $5 / Contact: Ed Jost, Guild of St. Mortimer, 3738 S. Mooney PMB 148, Visalia, CA 93277 (559) 627-8337, email: mbaejost@aol.com, web: www.stmortimer.org/ / Site: Plaza Park, Visalia, CA / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 6,000 / Participant camping available. Motels & campgrounds nearby

Valhalla Renaissance Festival
June 1-9, 2002 (WO) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun till 5
Admission: $10 / Contact: Steve Bailey, Tahoe Tallac Assoc., 3839 Oak Glen Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (530) 542-4166, email: tta@sierra.net, web: www.valhalla-tallac.com / Site: Richardson's Resort, S. Lake Tahoe, CA / Booths: 130 / Attendance: 20,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping w/ showers & toilets for participants, campgrounds & motels nearby.


COLORADO
A Return to Camelot (formerly Grand River Renaissance & Fantasy Festival)

June 16-17, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact Mary Commons, Grand Junction Jaycees c/o Camelot, PO Box Grand Junction, CO 81502 (970) 241-3954, web: www.faires.com/camelot/ / Site: Mesa County Fair Grounds, S. of Grand Jct. on Hwy 50 across from City Market / Booths: 50/Attendance: 3000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied at gate by security / Camping for participants only, showers & RV hookups on-site. Hotels & camping w/in 5 min.

Colorado Renaissance Faire
June 9 - July 29, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $14.95 / Contact: Jim Paradise, 409 S. Wilcox, Ste F, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 688-6010, web: www.coloradorenaissance.com / Site: Larkspur, CO / Booths: 250 / Attendance: 200,000 / Weapons: must be secured / Campgrounds with privies, showers & electric in booths avail. Camping nearby, apts. for rent within 10 mi., motels within 10 mi.

Grand Valley Renaissance Faire
September 7-9, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $5 ($4 in advance) / Contact Carter & Lynn Reese, 3212 Mesa Ave., Clifton, CO 81520 (970) 523-7841 / Site: Intermountain Veterans Memorial Park, 2785 Hwy 50 south, Grand Junction, CO / Booths: 50 /Attendance: 3000 / Camping, showers and RV hookups available for participants only. Motels nearby

Long Peaks Scottish/Irish Festival
September 6-9, 2001, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact Dr. James Durward, PO Box 1820, Estes Park, CO 80517, (800) 903-7837, web: www.scotfest.com / Site: Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park, CO / Booths: 40+/Attendance: 70,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping and hotel info avail. at (800) 44-ESTES.


CONNECTICUT
Olde World Renaissance Festival
September 29- October 14, 2001, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Dan Desilets, 390 Woodstock Ave., Putnam, CT 06260, (860) 928-0600, email: producer@mythicaljourneys.com web: www.oldeworldfaire.com / Site: Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, CT / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 3000 / Weapons: must be secured and peace-tied / motels and camping w/in 10 min.


FLORIDA
A Midwinter's Medieval Festival
April 6 - 7, 2002, Sat: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun til 6
Admission: $5 / Contact: Lee Figlesthaler (813) 948-6806 / Site: Lake Como Nudist Resort, Lutz, FL / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 400 / Weapons: allowed / Camping on site.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
March 12 - April 15, 2001 (WO+April 6 & 13) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $11.95 / Contact: Mid-America Festivals, Lynn Knight, 1244 Canterbury Rd. S., Ste 306, Shakopee, MN 55379-8944 (612) 445-7361 / Site: 400 Central Park Dr., behind Largo Library, Largo, FL / Booths: 125 / Attendance: 90,000 / Weapons: not allowed / Pay phones avail., campgrounds and motels nearby.

Cape Coral Medieval Faire
November 2-4, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Jeremy Croteau, the Weld Shop, 1013 SE 9th Terr., Cape Coral, FL 33990 (941) 458-3184 / Site: Jaycee Park, Cape Coral, FL / Booths: 75 / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Vendor camping on-site, hotels w/in 20 minutes.

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Feb. 2-10, 2002 (WO) 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Admission: $7 / Contact: Linda Piper, P.O. Box 490, Station 30, Gainesville, FL 32602 (352) 334-5064 email: piperlr@ci.gainesville.fl.us web: www.state.fl.us/gvl/arts_culture/Medieval.HTML / Site: Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville, FL / Booths: 150 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Campgrounds and discounted hotels nearby.

The Italian Renaissance Festival at Vizcaya
March 14-17, 2002 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Bill Sims, 1122 NE 91st Street, Miami Shores, FL 33138 (305) 250-9133 x3, email: Italyfest@aol.com / Site: Vizcaya on the James Deering Estate on Biscayne Bay, 3201 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 23,500 / Weapons: not allowed / Campsites within 20 mi., Inns w/ special rates within 10 min., hotels w/in 5 mi.

Florida Keys Renaissance Faire
January 13-15, 2001 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $7 / Contact: Rose Stayduhar, P.O. Box 504306, Marathon, FL 33050 (305) 743-4386, email: RosieQED@aol.com / Site: Marathon at Mile Marker 56 / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 6,000 / Call Marathon Chamber of Commerce for lodging info. 1-800-2-Marathon.

Florida Renaissance Festival South
Feb. 2 - March 3, 2002 (WO+Pres Day), 10 a.m. - sunset
Admission: $15 / Contact: Bobby Rodriguez Productions, 801 NW 57th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-2826, (800) 3-RENFEST or (954) 776-1642, email: info@ren-fest.com, web: www.ren-fest.com / Site: Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach, FL / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 80,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed & peace-tied / Camping on-site for vendors, hotels nearby.

Florida Renaissance Festival North
March 23 - April 7, 2002 (WO), 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $14 / Contact: Bobby Rodriguez Productions, 801 NW 57th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-2826, (800) 3-RENFEST or (954) 776-1642, email: info@renfest.com, web: www.ren-fest.com / Site: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, just off I-10 and I-75 intersection / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed & peace-tied / On-site tent camping w/ hot showers, RV hookups, and flush toilets avail., hotels in Live Oak and Lake City.

Medieval Fair
March 1-4, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $11.95 / Contact: Mid-America Festivals, Bonnie Jacobson, 1244 Canterbury Rd. S., Ste 306, Shakopee, MN 55379-8944 (612) 445-7361 / Site: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL / Booths: 175 / Attendance: 45,000 / No BR, no on-site camping. Motels & campgrounds nearby.

Redland Renaissance Faire
January 19-21, 2001, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Admission: N/A / Contact: Lauren Gould, 17621 SW 61 Ct., SW,Ranches (orig. Ft. Lauderdale), FL 33331, (954) 680-0180, shrabofarm@aol.com / Site: Redland Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave, Homestead, FL 33301 / Booths: 35 / Attendance: 15,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Rustic on-site camping, motels, hotels, and KOA nearby.


GEORGIA
Georgia Renaissance Festival

April 20 - June 2, 2002 (WO + Mem. Day), 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $14.95 / Contact: Norma Pope, P.O. Box 986, Fairburn, GA 30213 (770) 964-8575 web: www.georgiarenaissancefestival.com / Site: 2 mi. west of 185, Exit 12 / Booths: 150+ / Attendance: 200,000+ / Weapons: not allowed / Hotels nearby.

IDAHO
Somerville Manor's Medieval Faire
July 19-20, 2001, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact:Somerville Manor, 8890 Maughan Rd., Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246 (208) 776-5429, email: somervillemanor@usa.net / Site: Somerville Manor, 2 mi. west of Lava Hot Springs, ID, 9 mi. from Ex. 47 on I-15 / Booths: 8 / Attendance: N/A / Camping and hotels within 2 miles


ILLINOIS
Jubilee College Olde English Faire

June 16-17, 2001 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 per car / Contact: Jim Trumminelli, 11817 Jubilee College Rd., Brimfield, IL 61517 (309) 243-9489 / Site: 11817 Jubilee College Road, Brimfield, IL / Booths: 90 / Attendance: 16,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping at Jubilee College State Park, motels in Peoria area.

Southern Illinois Renaissance Festival
Sept. 15-23, 2001 (WO) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Sun. 11 a.m.)
Admission: $8 / Contact: Aries Entertainment Group, Mark Blackmon, PO Box 379, Hamel, IL 62046-0379, (217) 272-4424, email: sirfest@aol.com / Site: Cougar park, Edwardsville, IL, 15 min. E. of St. Louis, MO / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 8,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping w/ flush toilets & hot showers free for participants, tent/RV camping first come, first serve; hotels w/in 5 min.

Stronghold's Olde English Faire
October 6-7, 2001 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Oct. 5: English Banquet, $25 advance reservation)
Admission: $7 / Contact: Stronghold Conference Center, Joy Butler-Mrkvicka, PO Box 199, Oregon, IL 61061 (815) 732-6111 web: www.strongholdcenter.org, email: info@strongholdcenter.org / Site: Stronghold Conference Center, Illinois Rt 2 N. in Oregon, IL / Booths: 20+ / Attendance: 8,000 / Weapons: must be secured / Campgrnds nearby, hotels w/in 25 mi.


IOWA
Iowa Renaissance Festival + Harvest Faire

Sept. 1-3, 2001, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Greg Schmidt, Festivals Intl., 508 4th Ave. N., Clear Lake, IA 50428 (515) 357-5177 / Site: Middle Amana Park, Amana Colonies, near Iowa City, off I-80 / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be secured and with costumed attire / RV campground nearby, motels and hotels within 3 mi.

Renaissance Faire of the Midlands
June 14-16, 2002 Fri 6-9, Sat. 11-9, Sun 11-7
Admission: $10 (discount tix avail) / Contact: Mindy Bush, PO Box 31134, Omaha, NE 68131-0134 (402) 345-5401, email: mbush@vgagroup.com, web: www.faire.org / Site: Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA / Booths: 75 / Attendance: 20,000 / Dorms avail. for performers/vendors, motels w/in 10 min.

Renaissance of Faire NEW!
June 24 - 25, 2002
Admission: $TBD / Contact: Josh Swallow, 3721 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50311, (515) 279-1499, email: JCIIHotAir@webtv.net / Site: Newtown, IA / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: Period weapons only, must be peace-tied / Camping on-site.

Salisbury Faire
May 18-19, 2002 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun. til 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Salisbury House Foundation, 4025 Tonawanda Dr., Des Moines, IA 50312, (515) 274-1777, email: salhouse@dwx.com, web: www.salisburyhouse.org / Site: Water Works Park, Des Moines, IA / Booths: 100± / Attendance: 20,000 / Weapons: not allowed / No camping avail., many hotels nearby.

Waterloo Renaissance Festival
June 3, 2001 12 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Doc Grauberger, Waterloo Community Playhouse, 225 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA 50701, (319) 291-4324 Ex. 3426, email: serfboard@hotmail.com / Site: Exchange Park, across from Municipal Stadium in N. central Waterloo, IA / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 15,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / hotels & camping w/in 5 min.

Wybreg Village Renaissance Festival
October 6-21, 2001 (WO) 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Brock Wommack, Pres., Renaissance Foundation, PO Box 40, Bonaparte, IA 52620, (888) 243-4340, email: pegasus@netins.net, web: www.renfound.org / Site: Bonaparte, IA / Booths: 65 / Attendance: 8,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed or peace-tied / Participant on-site camping avail., motels w/in 5-30 min.


KANSAS
Bridgewater Renaissance Faire
October 13, 2001, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $3 / Cherokee County Arts Association Faire Committee, email: bridgewaterrenfaire@go.to, web: http://go.to/bridgewaterrenfaire / Site: wooded glen east of Baxter Springs High School, off HWY 69A, north of Baxter Springs, KS / Booths: 25+ / Stages: 2+ / Attendance: 6,000 / Weapons: costumed participants & entertainers only - must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping & hotels within 3 miles.

Great Plains Renaissance Festival
September 28-October 7, 2001, (WO) 10a.m. - 6p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Richard Cathey, PO Box 16326, Wichita, KS 67216, (316) 262-1066, web: www.eaglesrealm.8k.com / Site: Kansas Coliseum / Booths: 100 / Stages 3 /Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping available w/ flush toilets and hot showers, motels nearby

Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Sept. 1 - Oct. 14, 2001 (WO + Labor Day, Colum. Day) 10 a.m. ­ 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $13.95 / Contact: Carrie Shoptaw, 207 Westport Rd., Ste 206, Kansas City, MO 64111 (800) 373-0357, email: renfest@kcrenfest.com, web: www.kcrenfest.com / Site: 628 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS, 15 min. west of downtown Kansas City, off I-70 / Booths: 162 / Attendance: 190,000 / Weapons: not allowed / Camping/showers for participants only, hotels & camping nearby.

Newman University Renaissance Faire
Last weekend in April 2001. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun until 5 p.m.
Admission: $3 / Contact: Mike Casey, Newman University, 3100 McCormick, Wichita, KS 67213 (316) 942-4291, web: www.newmanu.edu / Site: K42 & McCormick / Booths: 85 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: must be peace-bound / No on-site camping avail. Motels nearby.

KENTUCKY
Ravenhearst, A Medieval Fantasy

June 16 - July 1, 2001 (WO) 10 a.m. ­ 6 p.m.
Admission: $9.95 / Contact: Dixie Rosamond, PO Box 54715, Lexington, KY 40505, (859) 536-7151, email: butterflydid@mindspring.com / Site: Kentucky Horse park Campgrounds, Exit 120 off of I-75, near Lexington, KY / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 2001 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Primiteive camping on-site for patrons and participants w/RV hookups, hotels w/in 5 mi.

LOUISIANA
Acadiana Renaissance Festival
March 30-31, 2002, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 ($2 off in costume) / Contact: Cathy Handley, Contribution Solutions, PO Box 664, Maurice, LA 7055, (337) 298-4886, email: AcadianaRenFest@excite.com / Site: Acadian Vilage, off Ridge Road, Lafayette, LA / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 2,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied, No firearms / hook-ups on site and nearby, motels nearby

Louisana Renaissance Festival
Nov. 3 - Dec. 9, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $8.50 / Contact: Alvon Brumfeld, 4520 S. Sherwood Forest, Ste. 104, PMB 271, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, (877) 665-3057, email: info@la-renfest.com, web: www.la-renfest.com / Site: Hwy. 1064, one mile from Hwy 190 in Hammond, LA / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 35,000 / Weapons: must be peace-bound / Camping for participants on-site, campgrnds nearby, motels w/in 20 min.


MAINE
Maine Renaissance Faire

July 28 - August 25, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Valerie Shute, Cloak & Dagger, 12 Lewiston Rd., New Gloucester, ME 04260 (207) 926-5693, web: www.mainefaire.com / Site: Rte 202, Lebanon, ME / Booths: 20 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be peace-bound / Motels and camping nearby.


MARYLAND
Hastings Battle and Medieval Faire

October 13-14, 2001 11 a.m. 5 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Joe Carpenter, Markland Ltd., PO Box 715, Greenbelt, MD 20768 (856) 779-1262, email: eogwulf@hotmail.com / Site: Marietta Masion, Glendale, MD / Booths: 25 / Attendance:1,500+ / Camping on-site avail. for participants.

The Maryland Renaissance Festival
Aug. 25 - Oct. 21, 2001 (WO + Labor Day), 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $14.95 / Contact: Carolyn Spedden, International Renaissance Festivals Ltd., P.O. Box 315, Crownsville, MD 21032, (800) 296-7304, web: www.rennfest.com / Site: Crownsville Rd., Crownsville, MD / Booths: 130 / Attendance: 260,000 / Weapons: not allowed / R avail., Campground w/ toilets, showers, electric & water avail. w/ $75 leaning deposit & $10 surcharge per person. Hotels nearby.


MASSACHUSETTS
The Festival of the Lion Renaissance Faire

August 25-26 2001, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $7 / Contact: Al Fairbrother, 67 Hempstead Rd, Sandown, NH 03873, (603) 887-4034, email: renaissance@afairbrother.com / Site: Brigham Hill Rd. in Grafton, MA, Ex. 11A off Rte 90. / Booths:25 / Attendance:600+ / Weapons: must be sheathed / On-site camping for participants only; hotels nearby.

Higgins Faire
May 4, 2002 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $6 / Contact: Higgins Armory Museum, Malory Truman, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester, MA 01606 (508) 853-6015, email: higgins@higgins.org, web: www.higgins.org / Site: Higgins Armory Museum, 100 Barber Ave, Exit 1 off I90 to Rt 12 N., Worcester, MA / Booths: N/A / Attendance: 2,000 / Weapons: not allowed

King Arthur Festival at Hammond Castle
April 12-22, 2001, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: John Pettibone, 80 Hesperus Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930, (978) 283-2080, email: ryry@mediaone.net, web: www.hammondcastle.org / Site: Hammond Castle, Gloucester, MA / Booths: 8 / Attendance: N/A / Hotels and campgrounds nearby

King Richard's Faire
Sept. 1 - Oct. 21, 2001 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $20 / Contact: Bonnie Shapiro, King's Faire, Inc., PO Box 419, Rt. 58, Carver, MA 02330, (508) 866-5391, www.kingrichardsfaire.net / Site: Rt. 58, S. Carver, MA / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 200,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Showers and privies on-site. Campgrounds and motels nearby, houses for rent within 15 min.

Robin Hood Faire at Hammond Castle
July 14-15, 2001, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: John Pettibone, 80 Hesperus Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930, (978) 283-2080, email: ryry@mediaone.net, web: www.hammondcastle.org / Site: Hammond Castle, Gloucester, MA / Booths: 12 / Attendance: 2,200 / Hotels and campgrounds nearby

MICHIGAN
Michigan Renaissance Festival
Aug. 18 - Sept. 30, 2001 (WO +Labor Day), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $14.95 / Contact: Mishka Dudash, 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442, (800) 601-4848, email: renfestmi@aol.com, web: www.michrenfest.com / Site: Exit 106 (Grand Blanc) on I-75 and head S. on Dixie Hwy; located bet. Pontiac and Flint, MI / Booths: 190 / Attendance: 249,000 / Weapons: not allowed / Campgrounds on-site for participants; patron camping avail. nearby, hotel packages avail.

Silver Leaf Renaissance Festival
July 14- 29, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Box 2346, Portage, MI 49081 (616) 343-9090 / Site: River Oaks Park, I-94 Exit 85 / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping avail. in the area, hotels w/in 5 mi.


MINNESOTA
Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Aug. 18 - Sept. 30, 2001 (WO + Labor Day), 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $14.95 / Contact: Mid-America Festivals, Bonnie Jacobson, 1920 1244 Canterbury Rd. S., Ste 306, Shakopee, MN 55379-8944, (612) 445-7361 or (800) 966-8215 / Site: Shakopee, MN / Booths: 325 / Attendance: 315,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping and showers for participants only, camping and motels nearby.


MISSOURI
Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire
May 11-27, 2002 (WO + Mem. Day) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Doug Glenn, PO Box 148, Wentzville, MO 63385, (636) 916-1643, email: cyrano@paris.com, web: www.stlrenfaire.com / Site: Wentzville's Rotary Park / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 13,000 / Weapons: must be secured / On-site camping avail. for participants only; motels and camping nearby.

Hamlet of Mid-Missouri Renaissance Festival
June 15-16, 2002 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Melissa Alexander, 18999 Hwy., CC, Houstonia, MO 65333, (660) 568-3586 or Stacy Robb, 722 Locust, Sweet Springs, MO 65351 (660) 335-6690, email: melissa@iland.net or celticfire@sweetsprings.net, web: http://ladymelissamacleod.homestead.com/hamletofmidmo.html / Site: Slater City Park, MO / Booths: 75 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / On-site camping avail. for participants only; motels and camping nearby.

Missouri Renaissance Faire
June 2-10, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission:$7.95 / Maggie Colburn, POBox 628, Mansfield, MO 65704, (417) 924-2222, email: mansfieldhouse@yahoo.com, web: www.themansfieldhouse.com / Site: One hr E. of Springfield, off Hwy 60, on Hwy. A / Booths: 23 / Attendance:N/A / Weapons: must be sheathed and visible, no guns / RV hookups avail for $20/night; motel, B&B, and camping and cabins nearby.


NEVADA
Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival

October 12-14, 2001 Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (free concert 6-10:30 p.m.), Sat. & Sun. 10a.m. - 5p.m.
Admission: $7 / Contact: Fred McElhaney, Clark County Park & Rec, 2601 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89120 (702) 455-8289, email: fim@co.clark.nv.us / Site: Sunset Regional Park, Las Vegas / Booths: 300 / Attendance: 52,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Free camping on-site for participants, park w/in 1 mi. of the Las Vegas strip.

Genoa Renaissance Faire NEW!
July 27 - 28, 2002, Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. til 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Martha Williams, 2242 Main St. Genoa, NV 89411, (775) 782-4951, email: antiplus@nanosecond.com / Site: 12 miles E of Lake Tahoe in Genoa, NV / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 2,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping on-site, NO fires allowed, hotels nearby.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Piscataqua Faire
October 6-7, 2001, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 11a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $6 / Contact: George Hosker, (603) 436-2848, web: www.artfest.org / Site: Pierce Island Park, Portsmouth, NH / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 18,000 / Weapons: Not Allowed / hotels & camping nearby


NEW JERSEY
Family Harvest & Medieval Faire

Oct. 6-7, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Mr. Chris Lance, Paladin Music Entertainment, Inc., PO Box 179, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444, (973) 632-0693, email: PaladinMusic@yahoo.com, web: www.ThePaladin.com / Site: Four Sisters Winery, Route 519, Belvidere, NJ / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / call or email for list of nearby campsites, motels, and bed & breakfast.

Lakewood Lions Charity Renaissance Faire NEW!
September 15 - 16, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $3.50 / Contact: Gordon Frank, P.O. Box 1446 Lakewood, NJ 08701, (732) 905-1065, web: http://community.nj.com/cc/lakewoodlions / Site: Pine Park Country Club Road, Lakewood, NJ / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 8,000 / Weapons: period weapons must be sheathed and peace-tied.

New Jersey Renaissance Kingdom
May 26 - July 1, 2001 (WO + Mem. Day), 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Noreen Dunn, Dun-Ley Productions, P.O. Box 5683, Somerset, NJ 08875-5683 (732) 356-1497 email: dun-ley@njkingdom.com; web: www.NJKingdom.com / Site: 345 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ (Ex. 10 off Rte. 287) / Booths: 40+ / Attendance: 20,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / No on-site camping; discounted motels and camping nearby.

NEW MEXICO
College of Santa Fe Renaissance Faire
April 27-28, 2002, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: donations accepted / Contact: Lacy Boggs, 1600 St. Michaels Dr., #35, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 473-6208, email: sboggs@csf.edu, web: www.geocities.com/Paris/Arc/8101 / Site: College of Santa Fe, NM / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 900 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Motels w/in 5 min.

Dona Ana Arts Council Renaissance Craft Faire
Nov. 3-4, 2001 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $3 donation / Contact: Judith Finch, Dona Ana Arts Council, 224 N. Campo, Las Cruces, NM 88001 (505) 523-6403, email: jafinch@zianet.com / Site: Young Park, Las Cruces, NM / Booths: 160 / Attendance: 50,000 / Weapons: allowed only for demos / Camping, motels nearby.

Farmington Renaissance Faire
October 20-21, 2001 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Mort Lord, PO Box 5425, Farmington, NM, (505) 327-0076, email: MortL@TEArts.org / Site: Rocky Reach Landing, off Browning Pkwy, in Farmington, NM / Booths: 30+ / Attendance: 1,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Motels and RV camping in town

Silver City Renaissance Faire
Sept. 16 - 17, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Anna Ravensong, PO Box 1758 Silver City, NM 88062 (505) 534-2216, email: ravensong@gilanet.com web: www.gilanet.com/renfaire / Site: Gaugh Park, Silver City, NM / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 2,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied and sheathed / Camping & motels w/in 3 miles.


NEW YORK
Huntington Renaissance Faire

May 26-27, 2001, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat, 1-6 p.m. Sun
Admission: $8 / Contact: Unitarian Universalists, 109 Brown's Rd., Huntington, NY 11743 (516) 427-9547 / Site: The Castle, Brown's Rd. in Huntington Village, NY / Booths: 70 / Attendance: 6,000 / Weapons: not allowed

The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
September 23, 2001 noon - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Rose, c/o WHIDC, 57 Wadsworth Ave., New York, NY 10033 (212) 795-1600 email songbird@uptownwench.com / Site: Fort Tryon Park, around Manhattan's Cloisters / Booths: 150 / Attendance: 40,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Hotels in Ft. Lee, in NJ or in NYC

New York Renaissance Faire
July 28 - Sept. 16, 2001 (WO+Labor Day), 10 a..m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $16.50 / Contact: Kevin Dunn, REC, 600 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo, NY 10987 (914) 351-5171, web: www.renfair.com / Site: Sterling Forest, Rt. 17A, Tuxedo, NY / Booths: 150 / Attendance: 150,000+ / Weapons: must be secured / Participant camping for fee, w/ showers, flush toilets. Motels & B&Bs w/in 15 min.

Renaissance Faire at St. Bonaventure NEW!
September 22 - 23, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $7 / Contact: Suzanne English (716) 375-2500, web: www.sbu/edu/specialevents/renninfo.html / Site: Exite 24 off the Southern Tier Expressway / Booths: N/A / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: No Weapons Allowed / Participant camping on-site, hotels nearby.

Sands Point Medieval Faire NEW!
September 15 - 23, 2001 (WO), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $6 / Contact: (516) 571-7900 / Site: Sands Point Preserve, Port Washington, NY 11050

Sterling Renaissance Festival
July 7 - August 19, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $16.99 / Contact: Kelli Raymond, 115385 Farden Rd., Sterling, NY 13156, (315) 947-5782, email: office@sterlingfestival.com, web: www.sterlingfestival.com / Site: near Lake Ontario, one hour NW of Syracuse in Sterling, NY / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 100,000 / Weapons: not allowed / Limited camping w/ showers, flush toilets, limited electric, campgrounds & motels w/in 15 min.


NORTH CAROLINA
Carolina Renaissance Festival

Oct 6 - Nov 18, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $13; $12 adv / Contact: Jeffrey Siegel, PO Box 165, Davidson, NC 28036, (704) 896-5555, web: www.royalfaires.com / Site: Junction of Poplar Tent Rd. and Hwy 73 in Huntersville, NC / Booths: 85 / Attendance: 125,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping on-site w/ phones and port. toilets for participants only; motels and campgrounds nearby.

Elizabethan Renaissance Faire
August 18, 2002, 10a.m. - 5p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Carlton Wood, (252) 473-3761, email info@thelostcolony.com / Roanoke Island Festival Park, Ft. Raleigh National Festival Park, Manteo, NC / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: not allowed / B&B and hotels w/in 5 mi.

North Carolina Renaissance Faire
April 6-7, 2002 (WO) 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Donna Varner, NC Ren Fest., Inc. PO Box 61280, Raleigh, NC 27661 (919) 755-8004, email: FairQueen1@aol.com, web: http://ncrenfaire.com / N. Carolina State Fairgrounds, Heritage Village, Raleigh, NC / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 15,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping w/ showers avail, first come first serve; hotels & motels w/in 5 min.

OHIO
Baycrafters Renaissance Fayre

Sept. 1-3, 2001 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $6 / Contact: Sally Irwin Price, 28795 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140 (440) 871-6543, email: bayprice@aol.com / Site: Huntington Metro Parks, 13 mi west of Cleveland, OH on Lake Erie / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 35,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied.

Great Lakes Medieval Faire
June 30 - August 5, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $13.95 / Contact: Brook Collin-Hall, PO Box 376 Rock Creek, OH 44084, (888) MEDIEVAL, email: glmf@knownet.net, web: www.medievalfaire.com / Site: 7 miles south of I90 on St. Rt. 534, near Geneva, OH / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 40,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Off-site camping avail. for participants only, hotels and motels w/in 5 mi.

Medieval Fantasy Faire
June 29-July 28, 2002 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Dana, Turner Enterprise Inc. (TEI), 1313 Tiffin St., Fremont, OH 43420, (419) 334-7774, email:tei@nwonline.net / Site: on the banks of the Sandusky River in Fremont, OH, 10 min. from Ohio Tpk Ex. 91 / Booths: 50+ / Attendance: 10,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping off-site, motels nearby.

Medieval and Renaissance Faire at Ohio State Univ.
May 5, 2001, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission:FREE / Contact: CMRF, 408 E. 14th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 (619) 292-2324, email: cmrf@osu.edu, web: www.osu.edu/students/cmrf/ / Site: South Oval at OSU campus, 3 mi. from Columbus, OH / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 8,500 / Motels nearby

Ohio Renaissance Festival
Aug. 25 - Oct. 21, 2001 (WO + Labor Day), 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $13.95 / Contact: Robin Moon, PO Box 68, Harveysburg, OH 45032-0068 (513) 897-7000 , email: info@renfestival.com, web: www.renfestival.com / Site: State Rte. 73, Harveysburg, OH / Booths: 130+ / Attendance: 185,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed/ BR avail., Camping, Hotel/Motel available nearby

Ravenwood Castle Spring Faire
May 19-20, 2001 11 a.m. ­ 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Sue Maxwell, Ravenwood Castle, 65666 Bethel Rd., New Plymouth, OH 45654, (740) 596-2606, email: ravenwood@ohiohills.com, web: www.ravenwoodcastle.com / Site: Ravenwood Castle in the Hocking Hills Region of SE Ohio / Booths: 15 / Attendance: 1,000 / Guests of Ravenwood Castle can take part in a medieval feast on the eve. of May 19-20; free camping for vendors.

Southeastern Ohio Renaissance Faire
Sept. 22-23, 2001, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Nevertheless Productions, Joshua Brockwell, 505 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, OH 43725 (740) 435-9338, email: neverthelessprod@hotmail.com / Site: Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, OH / Booths: 20+ / Attendance: 3000 / Weapons: allowed / Camping info not avail.


OKLAHOMA
Caerleon Medieval Faire NEW!
October 19 - November 3, 2002
Admission: $6.95 / Contact: James or Jeri Mobley, (405) 635-9813 / Site: TBA / Booths: 100 / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: Must be peace-tied, NO firearms / Lodging within 10 miles.

Oklahoma Renaissance Faire at the Castle at Muskogee, OK
May 4-19, 2002 (WO) 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $11.95 / Contact: The Castle, 3400 Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee, OK 74401 (918) 687-3625, Tix: (918) 687-3625, email: thecastle@thecastle.org, web: www.thecastle.org / Site: 3400 Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee, OK / Booths: 70 / Attendance: 60,000 / Weapons: Sheathed and peace-tied / Camping w/ showers avail., hotels and motels w/in 5 min.

Norman Medieval Faire
April 5-7 2002 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., til 6 p.m. Sun
Admission: FREE / Contact: Linda Linn, Univ. of OK, 1700 Asp., Norman, OK 73072, (405) 288-2536, email: llinn@cce.occe.ou.edu, web: www.occe.ou.edu/medievalfair / Site: Brandt Park Duck Pond, E. Lindsey St., Norman, OK / Booths: 200 / Attendance: 150,000 / Weapons: must be secured / No camping on-site, RV facilities avail., hotels nearby.

King Arthur Faire
Oct.6-14, 2001 (WO) 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: David Timmons, PO Box 311, Davenport, OK 74026, (918) 277-4072, email: wnp@brightok.net / Site: Stroud Lake, Stroud, OK / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 1,800 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping on-site, RV facil. nearby, hotels w/in 5 mi.


OREGON
Glastonbury Faire

May 12-13, 2001 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission $6 / Contact: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, PO Box 1315, Newport, OR 97365, (541) 265-ARTS, web: www.coastarts.org / Site: South Beach State Park, 5580 S. Coast Hwy, Newport, OR / Booths: 30+ / Attendance: 1,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied by gate security / Camping and RV avail. for participants w/water, elect., phones, hot showers; other accomm nearby; check out www.newportnet.com for references.

Historic Celtic Lughnasadh Games and Fair
August 5, 2001 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission $7 / Contact: Heather Thompson Pres. An Ceangal Mara Foundation, 1145 Lincoln St., Eugene, OR 97401, (541) 686-6136 / email: celtic@efn.org / web: www.celtic.net/acm / Site: Buford Park, Mr. Pisgah, Eugene, OR /Booths: 21 / Attendance: 500 / Weapons: must be sheathed, combat must be pre-approved / Overnight for participants only, RV, campgrounds and motels nearby

The Oregon Dayes of Olde Renaissance Festival
August 25-26, 2001 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission $6.50 (parking $2) / Contact: Deanna, 5485 Maclean Rd. SE, Salem, OR 97301, (503) 371-7375, web: www.pbdesigners.com/dayesofolde / Site: Cascade Gateway Park, Salem, OR / Booths: 40+ / Attendance: 2,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed / BR avail for participants, KOA campground 1/4 mi away, hotels nearby.

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire
September 8-9, 2001 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission:$8 / Contact: The Shrew, P.O. Box 604, Philomath, OR 97370 (541) 929-4897 email: shrew@peak.org web: www.peak.org/shrewsbury / Site: Philomath Rodeo Grounds, Philomath, OR / Booths: 125 / Attendance: 15,000 / Weapons: must be secured / Free on-site camping for participants; motels and camping w/in 20 min.


PENNSYLVANIA
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

August 18 - Sept. 23, 2001 (WO), 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $11.95 / Contact: Lori Hughes, PO Box 1670, Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 872-1670 email: info@pgh-renfest.com, web: www.pgh-renfest.com / Site: Ex. 24A off of I-70 Rte 31 East at 2100 Mt. Pleasant Rd in W. Newton, PA / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 60,000 / Weapons: No / No on-site camping, campgrounds/motels nearby.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Aug. 18 - Oct. 21, 2001 (WO), 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $19.95 / Contact: Barbara Lacek, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, P.O. Box 685, Cornwall, PA 17016 (717) 665-7021, email: royalspk@parenaissancefaire.com, web: www.parenaissancefaire.com / Site: 83 Mansion House Rd., Manheim, PA / Booths:70 / Attendance: 200,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / No on-site camping. Hotels & campgrounds nearby.

SOUTH DAKOTA
Living History Faire

Jan 26-27, 2002, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $2 / Contact: Bill Crasper, 1910 W. Kemp Ave, Watertown, SD 57201, (605) 692-9391, email: beowulf@brookings.net, web: www.osioc.net/nlight/history.html / Site: Watertown Expo Bldg, Watertown, SD / Booths: 25+ / Attendance: 300+ / Weapons: must be sheathed

TENNESSEE
Drachenburg Renaissance Faire NEW!
October 6 - 28, 2001, 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Tina Plunk, 495 Campbell Hollow Road, Bethpage, TN, 37022, (615) 841-3498, web: www.drachenburg.8m.net / Site: US Hwt 31E, look for signs / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 4,500 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied, no firearms / Camping and hotels nearby.

Tennessee Renaissance Festival
May 5-28, 2001 (WO+Mem. Day), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $13+ tax / Contact: The Freemans, 2124 New Castle Rd., Arrington, TN 37014, (615) 395-9950 / Site: Gwyn Castle near Triune, TN, 30 mi. S. of Nashville / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 35,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / No on-site camping; state park and motels w/in 30 min.

West Tennessee Medieval and Fantasy Faire
October 6-7, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Charles and Liz Camp, 3124 Lynn St., Union City, TN 38261, (901) 884-2977, email: camp5@usit.net / Site: Graham Park, Union City, TN / Booths: 50 / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Primitive on-site camping for vendors; motels w/in 10 mi.


TEXAS
Excalibur Fantasy Faire

March 9 ­ 31, 2002 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 ($6 in costume) / Contact: 6132 Jeanette Martin, 1007 Main, Bastnop, TX 78602 (512) 303-3801, www.excaliburfaire.com / Site: Rocky Hill Ranch on FM-153, just N. of Smithville, TX / Booths: 70 / Attendance: 4,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / On-site camping, hotels nearby

Four Winds Renaissance Faire
March 16 - April 21, 2002 (WO), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Dustin Stephens, Four Winds, P.O. Box 1467, Whitehouse, TX 75791 (903) 842-2932 fourwinds@etgs.com / Site: Vizcaya Ranch near Tyler, TX / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 35,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / RV and tent camping with electric, water, & shower, hotels nearby

Hawkwood Medieval Fantasy Faire
September 1 - October 14, 2001 (WO, + Labor Day), 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. 11-7
Admission: $12 ($6 after 6 p.m.) / Contact: Geoffrey Gilmore, P.O. Box 3222, Grapevine, TX 76099 (800) 782-3629, web: www.hawkwood.org / Site: 20 mi. N. of Ft. Worth, TX / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 15,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping w/ water and showers, for participants, free camping for patrons, hotels nearby.

Ingleside Renaissance Faire
December 8-9, 2001 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun till dusk
Admission: FREE / Contact: Stephanie Greytok, Ingleside Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 686, Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-2906, web: www.InglesideTXChamber.org, email: ingchamber@interconnect.net / Site: Live Oak Park, off South FM 1069, on Port Ave. and Sherry / Booths: 20 / Attendance: 2,500 / Weapons: not allowed / Motels and B&B nearby

Scarborough Faire, The Renaissance Festival
April 13 - June 2, 2002 (WO + Mem Day), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $15.99 / Contact: Southwest Festivals, Inc., Coy Sevier, PO Box 538, Waxahachie, TX 75168 (972) 938-3247, email: gm@scarboroughrenfest.com, web: www.scarboroughrenfest.com / Site: 2511 FM66, Waxahachie, TX / Booths: 200 / Attendance: 200,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Participant on-site camping avail., motels w/in 3 mi.

Texas Renaissance Festival
Oct. 6 - Nov. 18, 2001 (WO) 9 a.m. - dusk
Admission: $20 / Contact: Orvis Melvin, 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX 77363, (800) 458-3435, web: www.texrenfest.com / Site: Plantersville, TX / Booths: 330+ / Stages: 22+ / Attendance:300,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping for participants w/ flush toilets and hot showers; cmpgrds/motels nearby.


UTAH
Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire

July 10-13, 2002 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., 10 - 6 Sat.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Jack & Beverly Tripp, P.O. Box 1443, Cedar City, UT 84721 (435) 586-1124 or Rick Bryant (435) 586-3711 (after 7 p.m.), email: bryant@color-country.net, web: www.UMRF.net / Site: City Park, Cedar City, UT / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and carried by those 21 years or older / Motels nearby, camping across the street.


VERMONT
Killington Renaissance Festival NEW!
August 17 - 19, 2001
Admission: $9 / Contact: Marie Gilmond, (800) 337-1928, email: info@killingtonchamber.com, web: www.killingtonchamber.com/renn.html / Site: Pico ski area / Booths 25 / Attendance: 2,500 / Weapons: Period weapons w/ costume / B&B nearby.

Vermont Renaissance Festival
June 2-10, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Admission: $10, children $5 / Contact: Ann Weinstein, 89A Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101, (802) 463-3783, email: ann@vtrenfest.com, web: www.vtrenfest.com / Site: Ft. Dummer State Park, Brattleboro, VT / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 1700 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels just off-site. For listings, see www.brattleboro.com

VIRGINIA
Potomac Celtic Festival
June 8 & 9, 2002
Admission: TBD / Contact: Bernard Argent, P.O. Box 11160, Burke, VA 22009 (703) 777-0099, email: prez@pobox.com, web: www.PotomacCelticFest.org / Site: Morven Park Equestrian Center, Leesburg, VA / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 20,000 / Weapons: Not allowed / Lodging info on website.

Radford Highlanders Festival
Oct. 12, 2002
Admission: FREE / Contact: Kitty Irwin, P.O. Box 6916, Radford, VA 24142, (540) 831-5324, web: www.radford.edu/festival / Site: Moffett Field, RU Campus / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: Not allowed / Lodging info on website.


WASHINGTON
Camlann Medieval Faire
July 14-Aug. 26, 2001 (WO), 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Roger Shell, Camlann Medieval Assoc., 10320 Kelly Rd. NE., Carnation, WA 98014, (425) 788-8624, web: www.angelfire.com/wa/camlann/ / Site: 10320 Kelly Rd. NE., Carnation, WA / Booths: 20 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping avail. off-site, inns nearby.

Greenspire Medieval Arts Festival
Sept. 8-9, 2001, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sun. till 6
Admission: $3 / Contact: Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA, (206) 732-8359, web: www.blessed-sacrament.org/greenspire / Site: Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA / Booths: N/A / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: N/A / Camping/hotel info.

Kent Canterbury Faire
August 18-19, 2001 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (`til 6 p.m. Sun)
Admission: $1 / Kent Parks and Rec., 220 4th Ave S., Kent, WA 98032 (253) 859-5050 / Site: Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park, 742 E. Titus St. / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: not allowed / Limited camping avail. on-site. KOA campground in town, + many motels. Note: this faire is a mix of modern and period activities.

Northwest Renaissance Festival
June 16 - July 22, 2001 (WO) 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $9.50 / Contact: Tienne Rogers, 6493 Hwy 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026 (509) 276-9169 or 487-2041 email: NorWstRF@aol.com, web: www.angelfire.com/wa/NWRenaissanceFest / Site: 20 min. NW of Spokane, WA / Booths: 30+ / Attendance: 6,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping avail. for participants; campgrnds w/in 5 min.

Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire in Gig Harbor
August 4-12, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission:$8 / Contact: Ronald Cleveland, 12016 134th Ave. KPN, Gig Harbor, WA 98329, (800) 359-5948, email: bryonm@earthlink.net, web: www.gigharborrenfaire.com / Site:TBA / Booths: 90 / Attendance: 15,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Booth residency avail., hotels nearby; camping on-site for $20 adult, families $40.

Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire
June 30 - July 1, 2001 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $7 / Contact: Ye Merrie Greenwood Players, (509) 783-7727, web: www.wizkeep.com/gwp / Site: Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping and motels nearby



WISCONSIN
Bristol Renaissance Faire
June 30 - August 26, 2001 (WO), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $16.50 / Contact: Shawn Johnson, Renaissance Entertainment Corp., 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53142-7337 (847) 395-7773 X221, web: www.renfair.com / Site: 12520 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI / Booths: 180 / Attendance: 150,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied and sheathed / No pets, camping, pay phones, showers, privies for participants only. Camping and motels nearby.

Festival of Fantasy
June 2, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission:FREE / Contact: Edward Kilroy, Villagers of the Realm, N7650 US Highway 12, Wlkhorn, WI 53121, (414) 406-7375, email: villagersoftherealm@hotmail.com / Site:Riverside Park, Mill Street, off State Rt. 36 / Booths: 10 / Attendance: 100+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied no firearms

Poor Man's Pennsic
August 4, 2001, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Tabitha Salzman, 1025 Smith St., Stevens Point, WI 54481 (715) 344-7339, email: tabz @tznet.com/falconskeep / Site: Northwood Cty Park, just outside Marshfield, WI / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels and motels w/in 10 mi; camping avail.




OUTSIDE THE U.S.

AUSTRALIA
Balingup Medieval Carnival

August 18, 2001, 12 p.m - 6 p.m.
Admission: $5 AUS / Contact: Roz Benson, PO Box 89, Balingup WA 6253 Australia, 61-8-97641668 / Site: Balingup Village Green, South West Highway / Attendance: N/A / Booths: 60

Brisbane Medieval Fayre
June 8-9, 2002, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. till 4
Admission:$8 (2-day passes available) AUS / Contact: Terry, Maria, or Megan, +61 7 3831 4933, email: madilayn@yahoo.com, web: www.brisbanemedievalfayre.com / Site: Musgrave Park, West End, Brisbane / Booths: 60+ / Attendance: 20,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping on-site (no showers), hotels nearby

CANADA
Ontario Renaissance Festival
July 21 - Sept. 23, 2001 (WO + Labor Day), 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $16.95 (Can. funds) / Contact: International Renaissance Festivals, Ltd., PO Box 486, Milton, ON L9T 4Z1 CANADA (800) 734-3779 / Site: Off Hwy 401, Trafalgar Rd. Exit / Booths: 55 / Attendance: 40,000 / Weapons: not permitted / Primitive campgrounds on-site, public camping nearby.

Royal Medieval Faire
September 15, 2001, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $5 CAN / Contact: City of Waterloo, 100 Regina St. S., Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8 CANADA, (519) 884-5858 or (519) 747-8788, email: info@royalmedievalfaire.org, web: www.royalmedievalfaire.org / Site: Waterloo Park W., Waterloo, Ontario / Booths: 30+ / Attendance: 3,500+ / Weapons: not permitted / Hotels w/in 5 min.

ENGLAND
Dunstable Tudor Festival
Nov. 24, 2001, 9 a.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Jean Yates, South Bedfordshire District Council, High Street North, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. LV6ILF, +40-1582-474026 / Site: Town of Dunstable - Rt. M1 / Attendance: 1,000


JOUSTING TOURNAMENTS

UNITED STATES
Tournament of the Lake

June 9-10, 2001
Contact:American Jousting Alliance, (661) 245-4000 / Site: Lake Tahoe, CA / Sponsor: Valhalla Renaissance Festival

US/International Jousting Championships
September 6-9, 2001
Contact:American Jousting Alliance, (661) 245-4000 / Site: Estes Park, CO / Sponsor: Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival

Desert Rose Jousting Tournament
October 13-14, 2001
Contact:American Jousting Alliance, (661) 245-4000 / Site: Las Vegas, NV / Sponsor: Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival


SHAKESPEARE FESTIVALS

 

Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Jan 16, ­ Sept. 2, 2001
Tix Price: $21-30 / 2001 Plays: A Midsummer Nights, Julius Caesar, King John, and more! / Contact: 1 Festival Dr., Montgomery, AL 36117, (334) 271-5353 or (800) 841-4273, web: www.asf.net

California Shakespeare Festival
May 30 - Oct. 7, 2001
Tix Price: $42-$146 / 2001 Plays: Romeo & Juliet, Twlfth Night, Cymbeline, and more! / Contact: The Bruns Amanda Theatre, Gateway Blvd., Orinda, CA (510) 548-9666, web: www.calshakes.org

Georgia Shakespeare Festival
June 15 - Nov. 4, 2001
Tix Price: Single: $52-$88; Group: $17 - $23.50 / 2001 Plays: Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale, and more! / Contact: 4484 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 0319, (404) 264-0020 or (404) 504-3400, email: boxoffice@gashakespeare.org web: www.gashakespeare.org

Idaho Shakespeare Festival
June 7 - September 29, 2001
Tix Price: Single $15-$32 / P.O. Box 9365, Boise, ID 83707, (208) 429-9908, web: www.idahoshakespeare.org

Illinois Shakespeare Festival
June 20 - August 5, 2001
Tix Price: Single $11-$27.50, All 3 shows from $36 / 2001 Plays: Othello, Coriolanus, and more / Contact: Box Office Campus Box 5700, Normal, ILL 61790-5700, (309) 438-2535, email: shake@ilstu.edu, web: www.arts.ilstu.edu/shakespeare

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
July 21 - August 26, 2001
Tix Price: $18-28 / 2001 Plays: The Comedy of Errors, The Gentlemen of Verona / Contact: 969 Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV 89451. (800) 747-4697, email: shakespearefirstfolio@att.net, web: www.laketahoeshakespeare.com

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Tix Price: $14-$52 / 2001 Plays: The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, 3 Sisters, and many more! / Contact: PO Box 158, Ashland, OR 97520, (541) 4221, web: www.orshakes.org

 


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