Renaissance Festivals, Shakespeare Festivals, and Jousting Tournaments
(last update 6/06)

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ALABAMA
Alabama Renaissance Faire

Oct. 28-29, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Bill Warren, PO Box 431, Florence, AL 35631, (256) 768-3031, email: bwarren@fcs.k12.al.us or David Mitchell at dmitchelljr@hotmail.com, web: www.alarenfaire.org / Site: Wilson Park, downtown Florence, AL / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 38,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Full service camping w/in 5 mi., food and lodging w/in 1-2 miles.

Ardmore Annual Renaissance Faire
April 22 - 23, 2006, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $2 / Contact: Ardmore AL/TN Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 845, Ardmore, TN 38449, (256)-423-7588, email: ardchamber@ardmore.net web: www.ardmorechamberofcommerce.com/ Site: Alabama Town Park, Ardmore, AL / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 1,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping for vendors. Permanent bathrooms on site.

Mobile Zoo Renaissance Faire
Nov. 18-19, 2006, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Steven Melei, Mobile Renaissance Faire, 3603 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32505, (850) 429-8462 or (877) 429-8462, email: GCRenFaire@aol.com, web: www.mzrf.com / Site: Moble Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds, 1035 Cody Rd, Mobile, AL / Booths: 50+ / Attendance: 3,500 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels nearby.

ALASKA
Three Barons Renaissance Faire

June 3-12, 2006, (WO) 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: $6 / Contact: Carol LaLone, Three Barons Renaissance Faire, Inc., PO Box 233617, Anchorage, AK 99523, (907) 868-8012, email: info@3barons.org, web: www.3barons.org / Site: Tozier Track / Booths: 35 / Attendance: 8,000 / Weapons: allowed for performers only.

Eagle River Renaissance Faire
July 15-16, 2006, 12 p.m - 7, until 5 on Sunday
Admission: N/A / Contact: Greta Black, P.O Box 233617, Anchorage, AK 99523-3617, phone (907) 868-8012, email: info@3barons.org, web: www.3barons.org / Site: Eagle River Town Square / Booths: N/A / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: allowed for performers only.

ARIZONA
Arizona Renaissance Festival

Feb. 10 - April 1, 2007 (WO + Pres Day), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $18 ($16 adv. tix) / Contact: Jeffrey Siegel,12601 East Highway 60, Apache Junction, AZ 85219, (520) 463-2600, email: arizonarenfest@royalfaires.com, web: www.renfestinfo.com / Site: 6 mi. E. of Apache Junction on Hwy 60 / Booths: 200 / Attendance: 265,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Off-site camping avail.; visit www.royalfaires.com for nearby accommodations.

Devonshire Renaissance Festival

Nov. 18-19, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $7 / Contact: Lauri Alexander, PO Box 35847, Phoenix, AZ 85069, (480) 833-2112, email: devonshirefaire@yahoo.com, web: www.devonshirefaire.com / Site: City Park, Phoenix, AZ, at 28th St. and Indian School / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels nearby; no camping on-site.

May in the Meadows Renaissance Faire
May 6-7, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Lauri Alexander, 1123 E 9th Drive, Mesa AZ 85204, (480) 833-2112, email: devonshirefaire@yahoo.com, web: www.mayinthemeadows.com / Site: Prescott Valley Civic Center grounds / Booths: 45 / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / On-site camping avail. for participants. Hotels nearby.

Renaissance in the Pines
June 24-25, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $9 / Contact: James Pelzer, Box 792, Williams, AZ 86046, (928) 636-6554, email: info@renaissanceinthepinesinc.com, web: www.renaissanceinthepinesinc.com / Site: Fort Tuthill County Park, Flagstaff, AZ / Booths: 60+ / Stages: 3/ Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Hotels nearby.

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Renaissance Festival - NEW!
April 28 - 29, 2007, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Banana Tree Productions 2816 Edgewood Dr., Pine Bluff, AZ 71603 (870) 536-3270, email: andrewwelch@hotmail.com, web: bananatreeprodcutions.com / Site: Blake St. at Hwy 65 in Pine Bluff / Booths: 70+ / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / On-site camping avaliable for participants. RV hookups avaliable.

NWA Renaissance Festival
October 28-29, 2006, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Donald Upton email: dupton@uark.edu / Site: Pauline Whitaker Equine Pavillion / Booths: 50+ / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / hotels nearby.

Tudor Rose Renaissance Faire - NEW!
September 15-16, 2007,
Admission: $8 / Contact: Dawn Ellis, 8112 Greer Rd., Sherwood, AR 72120, (501) 833-3130, email: info@tudorroserenfaire.com, web: www.tudorroserenfaire.com / Site: South of Little Rock, off I-530 / Booths: N/A / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: call for policy / Camping on-site, $5.


CALIFORNIA
Agoura Renaissance Pleasure Faire Reunion

March 21, 2006, 8 a.m. - Sunset
Admission: FREE / Contact: Friends of Paramount Ranch, 2116 Loma Vista Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90039, (541) 933-1525 email: paramountfriends@hotmail.com, web: www.dragondance.com/faire / Site: Paramount Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: no restrictions other than local law.

Amador Celtic Festival - NEW

October 28-29, 2006, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday til 5
Admission: $8 / Contact: Rusty Sword Productions, 9239 Starina Way, Sacramento, CA 95826, vendors contact Angela Kummer (916) 995-2676, general contact Mark Moorhead (916) 366-6932, email: rustyinfo@sbcglobal.net, web: www.rustyswordproductions.com / Site: TBA / Booths: 30-40

Ardenwood Celtic Festival
NEW
June 10, 2006, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $9.50 / Contact: Shushuana Bush, 211 Willow Ave #2, Hayward, CA 94541, (510) 588-9787 email: weehandproductions@hotmail.com, web: www.ardenwood-celtic-festival.com / Site: Ardenwood Historic Farms / Booths: 35 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: no policy stated.

Big Bear City Renaissance Faire

August 12-20, 2006, (WO) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $13 / Contact: Big Bear City Renaissance Faire, PO Box 3069, Big Bear City, CA 92314, (909) 585-7824, email: lynda@bigbearrefair.com, web: www.bigbearcityrenaissancefaire.com/ Site: 42280 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, CA / Booths: 65+ / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Hotels and motels nearby.

Calaveras Celtic Festival

March 11-12, 2006, Sat., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun. til 5 p.m.
Admission: $16 / Contact: Genevieve or Jeff Pearson, PO Box 1381, Columbia, CA 95310, (209) 588-9314, email: silvertiger@mlode.com, web: www.calaverascelticfaire.com / Site: Calaveras County Fairegrounds, Hwy 49, one mile from Angels Camp / 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.

California City Renaissance Festival
Oct. 21-23, 2005, Fri. 5 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: 21000 Hacienda, California City, CA 93505, (760) 373-5285, email: parksandrec@ccis.com, web: www.cal-city.net / Site: 10560 Hether Ave., California City, CA / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 2,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and secured / On-site camping for guilds and vendors; off-site near by in Mojavc

Cedar Springs Renaissance MayFaire
May 14 - 15, 2005, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Jerry Hughes, 6029 Gold Meadows Dr, Placerville, CA 95664 (530) 62-9903, email: mayfaire@cedarspringsonline.com, web: www.cedarspringsonline.com / Site: Placerville Fairgrounds / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping on-site for vendors and actors, hotels nearby.

Celtic Festival
October 14, 2005, 9a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $9.50 / Contact: Shushuana Bush, 4345 Sedge St, Fremont, CA 94555, (510) 588-9787 email: weehandproductions@hotmail.com web: www.ardenwood-celtic-festival.com / Site: Ardenwood Historic Farms / Booths: 35 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: no policy

Central Coast Renaissance Festival
July 15-16, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun til 5 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Larry Gunn, 10147 Monte Cristo Dr., Kelseyville, CA 94851, (707) 277-7968, email: hisrev@mchsi.com, web: www.hisrev.org / 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 / On-site camping for participants only, some paid RV hookups.

Dunsmuir Renaissance and Celtic Festival - NEW

June 17-18, 2006, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday til 5
Admission: $8 / Contact: Rusty Sword Productions, 9239 Starina Way, Sacramento, CA 95826, vendors contact Angela Kummer (916) 995-2676, general contact Mark Moorhead (916) 366-6932, email: rustyinfo@sbcglobal.net, web: www.rustyswordproductions.com / Site: Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens / Booths: N/A / Attendance: 2,000

The Escondido Renaissance Faire and Shakespeare in the Park--Spring

April 1-9 2006, (WO) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $13 / Contact: Condit Wixon, 2219 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., #303, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 496-6036, email: goldcoastprod@msn.com, web: www.goldcoastfestivals.com / Site: Felicita Park, Escondido, CA / Booths: N/A / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping avail., motels nearby.

The Escondido Renaissance Faire and Shakespeare in the Park--Fall

October 21-29, 2006, (WO) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Condit Wixon, 2219 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., #303, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 496-6036, email: goldcoastprod@msn.com, web: www.goldcoastfestivals.com / Site: Felicita Park, Escondido, CA / Booths: 50+ / Attendance: 5,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping avail., motels nearby.

Fair Oaks Renaissance Tudor Fayre

June 25-26, 2005, 10 a.m - 6 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact: Evolving Times Prod., 10207 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628, (916) 965-8463, email: evolvingtimes@aol.com, web: www.fairoakspark.org / Site: Fair Oaks Park at Madison Ave. & Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA / Booths: 120 / Attendance: 15,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping on-site for venders only, motels w/in 5 mi.

Folsom Renaissance Faire and Tournament
Oct. 21-22, 2006, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Sarah Trobee, Folsom City Lions Park, 50 Natoma St, Folsom, CA 95630, (916) 355-7285, email: strobee@folsom.ca.us / Site: Folsom City Lions 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 11-12, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Michael Butler, PO Box 5621, Fresno, CA 93755, (559) 226-5341, email: MrVIII@aol.com / Site: 1101 E. University Ave, west lawn of Fresno City College campus, Fresno, CA / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 15,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and dorm showers avail; campgrounds and motels nearby.

Gold Coast Pirate Faire

September 23-24, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $14 / Contact: Condit Wixon, Gold Coast Productions, 2219 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 496-6036, email: goldcoastprod@msn.com, web: www.goldcoastfestivals.com / Site: Lake Casitas, Ojai, CA / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 5,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping, motels nearby.

Golden Gate Renaissance Faire

August 26-27, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. til 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact: Renaissance Productions, 116 Dorado Terr, San Francisco, CA 94112, (415) 354-1773, email: info@sffaire.com, web: www.sffaire.com / Site: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 7,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied and blades covered; no firearms.

Hanford CA Renaissance of Kings Cultural Arts Faire

Oct. 7-8, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun. til 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Bob Brown, Hanford City Recreation Dept, 315 North Douty St, Hanford, CA 93230, (559) 585-2525, email: bbrown@ci.hanford.ca.us, web: www.RenofKings.org / Site: Civic Auditorium Park (400 N. Douty St.), Hanford, CA / Booths: 85 / Attendance: 20,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Motels nearby.

Kearney Park Renaissance Faire

Nov. 11-12, 2006, 10 a.m. - dusk
Admission: $6/car / Contact:Joyce Roberts 4413 E Ashcroft, Fresno, CA 93726, (559) 392-0965, email: queensfavr@aol.com, web: www.cirga.org/faires/kearneypark/kearneyfaire.asp / Site: Kearney Park, Fresno, CA / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 4,500± / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Hotels in nearby Fresno.


Koronaburg Old World Renaissance Fesival
April 29 - June 11, 2006 (WO+ Mem. Day) Sat 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Open until 9 p.m on May 20, 27 and June 3.
Admission: $16 / seniors and children $8 / children under 6 FREE / Contact: Tom Wilson, Crossroads Prod., PO Box 1959, Corona, CA 92878, (951) 735-0101, web: www.renaissanceinfo.com, email: prince@renaissanceinfo.com / Site: Crossroads Riverview Park, Corona, CA / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Motels nearby, some public camping avail.; participant camping on-site.

Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade IX - NEW!

July 15, 2006, 7 p.m - 2 a.m
Admission: $27 - $37 / Contact: (818) 574-7055, email: loj@labyrinthmasquerade.com, web: www.labyrinthmasquerade.com / Site: Henry Fonda Theatre. 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA / Booths: N/A / Attendance: 1,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Elaborate costume event. Hotels nearby, listed on website.

Northern California Renaissance Faire

Sept. 9 - Oct. 15, 2006, (WO) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $22 / Contact: Michael Gardner, Play Faire Productions, 201-A McCray, PMB247, Hollister, CA 95023, (408) 847-FAIR, or email: Michael@norcalrenfaire.org or information@norcalrenfaire.org, web: www.norcalrenfaire.org / Site: Casa de Fruta, Hollister, CA / Booths: 145 / Attendance: 120,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / See web site for camping & hotels.

Ojai Renaissance and Pirate Faire
September 23-24, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Condit Wixon, Gold Coast Productions, 2219 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 496-6036, email: goldcoastprod@msn.com, web: www.goldcoastfestivals.com / Site: Lake Casitas, Ojai, CA / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 5,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping, motels nearby.

Ojai Renaissance and Shakespeare Festival
May 13-14, 2006, (WO) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $13 / Contact: Condit Wixon, Gold Coast Productions, 2219 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 496-6036, email: goldcoastprod@msn.com, web: www.goldcoastfestivals.com / Site: Lake Casitas, Ojai, CA / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 5,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping, motels nearby.

Palm Spring Old World Renaissance Festival
March 24-26, 2006, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri & Sun; 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sat.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Tom Wilson, Crossroads Prod., PO Box 1959, Corona, CA 92878, (951) 735-0101, email: prince@renaissanceinfo.com,web: www.renaissanceinfo.com / Site: Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs, CA / Booths: N/A / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: must be secured / Camping and motels nearby.

Queen Bess and the Pirates
May 6-7, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Admission: $6 / Contact: 4413 E Ashcroft, Fresno, CA 93726, (559) 392-0965, email: jroberts@ccdof.org / Site: Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 2,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping, motels nearby.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Spring.
April 8 - May 21, 2006 (WO ), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $25 / Contact: REC, PO Box 1550, Irwindale, CA 91706, (626) 969-4750, web: www.renfair.com / Site: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area 15501 E Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA / Booths: 250 / Attendance: 200,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping for participants only. RV, KOA campgrounds & motels nearby.

San Diego Renaissance Faire

Aug. 5-6, 2006, Sat, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun til 6 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact: Jocelyn Plazewski, 1286 University Ave #224, San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 819-8413, email: office@sdrf.com or marketing@sdrf.com, web: www.sdrf.com / Site: Balboa Park, San Diego, CA / Booths: 130+ / Attendance: 7,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Motels nearby

12th Night in San Diego

January 7, 2006, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $50 / Contact:10845 Macouba Place, San Diego, CA 92124, (858) 292-6083, email: mlhdesigns@earthlink.net, web: www.mlhdesigns.com/12thnight.html / Site: La Mesa Women's Club, 5220 Wilson St, La Mesa, CA / Booths: none / Attendance: 150 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Call for information.

Truckee Renaissance Faire
September 16-17, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. til 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: PO Box 1214, Truckee, CA 96160, (530) 587-9366 or (530) 582-1498, email: sandyhorn118@sbcglobal.net, web: www.truckeerenfaire.org / Site: Truckee River Reg Park / Booths: 35 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Hotels and camping nearby.

Tulare County Renaissance Festival

April 29-30, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Sun. till 5 p.m.)
Admission: $6 / Contact: Ed Jost, 711 W Myrtle Ave, Visalia, CA 93277, (559) 627-8337, email: ejost@sbcglobal.net, web: www.stmortimer.org / Site: Plaza Park, Visalia, CA / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 8,000-10,000 / Weapons: Cirga Weapons policy enforced (go to Cirga.org for details) / Limited camping on-site. Hotels nearby.

Valhalla Renaissance Faire
June 2 - 10, 2007, Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Sun. till 5 p.m.)
Admission: $15 / Contact: Renaissance Productions, 116 Dorado Terr. San Fran., CA 94112, (415) 354-1773, email: bizdev@valhallfaire.com, web: www.valhallafire.com / Site: Camp Richardson Resort, Eagles Nest campgrounds / Booths: N/A / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: call for policy / Hotels call for info


Willitis Renaissance Festival - NEW

August 5-6, 2006, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday til 5
Admission: $8 / Contact: Rusty Sword Productions, 9239 Starina Way, Sacramento, CA 95826, vendors contact Angela Kummer (916) 995-2676 (angela.reed@comcast.net), general contact Mark Moorhead (916) 366-6932 (rustyprod@sbcglobal.net) , email general: rustyinfo@sbcglobal.net, web: www.rustyswordproductions.com / Site: N/A / Booths: 30-40 / Attendance 3,000

COLORADO
Colorado Medieval Festival NEW

Colorado Medieval Festival - NEW!
June 2-4, 2006, Fri. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sat & Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: TBA / Contact: Roger Gomez, PO Box 271782, Fort Collins, CO 80527, (970) 266-1333, email: info@coloradocstle.com, web: www.coloradocastle.com / Site: Near Fort Collins, CO / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: check site for policy / Hotels nearby. Vendor camp on-site.

Colorado Renaisance Faire

June 10 - July 30, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $16.95 / Contact: Jim Paradise, 409 S. Wilcox, Ste. F, Castle Rock, CO 80104, (303) 688-6010, email: info@coloradorenaissance.com, web: www.coloradorenaissance.com / Site: Perry Park Rd., Larkspur, CO / Booths: 250 / Attendance: 200,000 / Weapons: must be secured / Campgrounds with privies, showers & limited electric avail. for participants. Camping nearby, apts. for rent within 10 mi., motels within 10 mi.

Grand Valley Renaissance Faire
August 18-20, 2006, Fri. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.,
Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $6 ($5 in advance) / Contact: Carter or Lynn Reese, PO Box 648, Clifton, CO 81520, (970) 523-7841, gvrf@earthlink.net, web: www.faires.com/gvrf/ / Site: Mesa County Fair Grounds, 2785 Hwy 50 South, Grand Junction, CO / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 3,000 /Weapons: must be peace-tied, no black fire pistols /Free on-site camping for participants. Hotels and camping nearby for patrons.

Holistic Renaissance Festival
May 13-14, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun til 5 p.m.
Admission: $2 / Contact: Fire Fighters Fund, Tracie Bennitt, PO Box 566, Divide, CO 80814, (719) 687-7375, email: the2002icequeen@yahoo.com / Site: Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E Midland Ave, Woodland Park, CO / Booths: N/A / Attendance: 750

Long Peaks Scottish/Irish Festival

Sept. 7-10, 2006, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact Dr. James Durward, PO Box 1820, Estes Park, CO 80517, (800) 903-7837, email: staff@scotfest.com, web: www.scotfest.com / Site: Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park, CO / Booths: 40+ / Attendance: 60,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping and hotels off-site.

Mancos Renaissance Faire - NEW!

July 8-9, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m - 8 p.m, Sun. 10 a.m - 4 p.m
Admission: FREE / Contact: Charlene Swansen. P.O Box 158 Mancos, CO 81328, (970) 533-7569 Fax: (970) 533-76000 email: cswansen@mancos.lib.co.us, web: www.mancosrenaissance.com / Site: Cottonwood Park, Mancos, CO / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 1,000+ / Weapons: must be peace tied / Motels and camping on and off site.

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Renaissance Faire
Sept. 23 - Oct. 15, 2006, (WO & Columbus Day) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact: Brian Harvard, PO Box 537, Putnam, CT 06260, (860) 923-0454, email: brian@ctfaire.com, web: www.ctfaire.com / Site: Woodstock Fairgrounds, Route 169, Woodstock, CT / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: must be secured and peace-tied / Motels and camping w/in 10 min.

ISD Renaissance Festival
June 10, 2006, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Lord Christopher, (203) 637-5952, email: isdrf@isdrenaissance.com, web: www.isdrenaissance.com / Site: International School of Dundee, 55 Florence Rd, Riverside, CT / Booths: 20 / Attendance: n/a / Weapons: no weapons allowed / Hotels within 5 minutes.

Southern Connecticut Renaissance Festival

July 7-23, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: see web site / Contact: Realistic ReEnactments, PO Box 835, Seymour, CT 06483, (203) 888-6204, email: parkcityrenaissancefaire.com, web: parkcityrenfaire@aol.com / Site: Warsaw Park, Pulaskik Hwy, Ansonia, CT / Booths: 50+ / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied and sheathed./ Hotels within 5 minutes.

FLORIDA
Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI
February 17 - April 1, 2007 (WO + Fri March 31st), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $15.95 / Contact: Kathy Parker, 11315 N 46th St, Tampa, FL 33617, (800) 779-4910, email: katparker@yahoo.com, web: www.renaissancefest.com / Site: Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), 11315 N 46th St, Tampa, FL / Booths: 135 / Attendance: 100,000 / Weapons: not allowed / Hotels and camping nearby.

Camelot Days

November 11-12, 2006, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Brad Hanafourde, 6971 SW 64th St, Miami, FL 33143, (305) 661-0425 or (786) 487-3494, email: info@camelotdays.com, web: www.camelotdays.com / Site: TopeekeegeeYugnee Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL, I-95 to Sheridan St, west to N Park Rd. / Booths: 40+ / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Limited on-site camping by request for performers and vendors.

Florida Keys Medieval Festival

Jan. 6-8, 2006, Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. - Sunset
Admission: $9 / Contact: Medievalfest Inc., 1107 Key Plaza #252, Key West, FL 33040, (239) 822-8510, email: medievalfest@aol.com , web: www.flkeysmedievalfest.com/ Site: mile marker 17, Lower Sugarloaf Key, FL / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping on-site for vendors; hotels nearby.

Florida Renaissance Festival

Feb. 11 - March 12, 2006 (WO & Pres Day), 10 a.m. - sunset
Admission: $20 / Contact: Bobby Rodriguez Prod., 800 NW 57th Pl, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, (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: 125 / Attendance: 100,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping on-site for vendors, hotels nearby.

Florida Shakespeare's Stroll
November 12-13, 2005, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission: $6 / Contact: Historic Entertainment, Theresa Brewer, 13831 SW 59th St, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33183, (786) 293-6052, email: info@shakespearestroll.org web: www.shakespearestroll.org / Site: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave (Red Rd), Pinecrest, FL / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 1,500+ / Weapons: no weapons allowed /No pets allowed / Camping and hotels nearby.

Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire
March 4-5, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Steve Melei, 3603 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32505, (877) 429-8462, email: GCRenFaire@aol.com, web: www.GCRF.org and www.mzrf.net / Site: Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, Pensacola, FL / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 4,500+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels nearby.

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Jan. 27 - Feb. 4, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Linda Piper, PO Box 490, Station 30, Gainesville, FL 32602, (352) 334-5064, email: piperlr@cityofgainesville.org web: www.gvculturalaffairs.org/ Site: Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville, FL / Booths: 160 / Attendance: 51,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Merchants may camp on-site, hotel sponsors nearby.

Kiwanis/Lee County Medieval Faire

Jan. 14-22, 2006, (WO) 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Kiwanis Club of Riverdale,Terry Short, PO Box 50379, Ft Myers, FL 33905, (239) 693-8036, email: sandyanne52@aol.com, web: www.medieval-faire.com / Site: Veteran's Park, Lehigh Acres, FL / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping on-site; hotels and motels nearby.

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire

Nov. 3-5, 2006, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact: Educational Foundation of Lake County, 910 E Dixie Ave, Leesburg FL 34748, (352) 326-1265, email: cullenc@lake.k12.fl.us, web: www.lakerenfaire.com/ Site: Hickory Point Recreation Park, 27341 St Rd 19, Tavares, FL / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 12,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels/motels nearby.

Pirates in Paradise Festival

Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2006, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Julie McEnroe, PO Box 1153, Key West, FL 33041, (305) 296-9694, email: info@piratesinparadise.com, web: www.piratesinparadise.com / Site: Historic Seaport, Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, Key West, FL / Booths: 25+ / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: allowed with a permit / Camping nearby.

Sarasota Medieval Faire

November 11-19, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $18 / Contact: Croteau Productions, PO Box 152023, Cape Coral, FL 33915-2023, (800) 303-FAIR, email: info@sarasotamedievalfair.com, web: www.sarasotamedievalfair.com / Site: Lakewood Ranch's Sarasota Polo Club / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 10,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / No camping on-site. Hotels and campgrounds nearby.

GEORGIA
Georgia Renaissance Festival

April 14 - June 3, 2007 (WO + Mem. Day), 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $16.95 / Contact: Norma Pope, PO Box 986, Fairburn, GA 30213, (770) 964-8575, email: info@garenfest.com, web: www.georgiarenaissancefestival.com / Site: Exit 61 off I-85 / Booths: 150+ / Attendance: 250,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied, no axes or broadswords / Hotels nearby.

IDAHO
Moscow Renaissance Faire

May 6-7, 2006, Sat 10 a.m. - dark, Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Moscow Renaissance Faire, Box 8848, Moscow ID 83843, (208) 882-9373, email: publicity@moscowrenfair.org, web: www.moscowrenfair.org / Site: East City Park, Moscow ID / Booths: 135 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied; part of your costume / Camping off-site.

ILLINOIS
Four Kingdoms Renaissance Festival

October 7-9, 2006, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Greg Schmidt, Festivals Intl., 508 4th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428, (641) 357-5177, email: gregfest@netins.net, web: www.fourkingdoms.com / Site: Camelot KOA Campgrounds, Rock Island, IL / Booths: 45/ Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied, badde guys put in stocks. / Cabins, RV hook-ups & camping on-site. Call (888) 562-4502 for reservations.

Greylight Theatre Sthrn IL Renaissance Festival
Oct. 1-2, 2005 (WO), Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.
Admission: $6 / Contact: Don Elwell, Greylight Theatre, 1337 Walnut, Murphysboro, IL 62966, (618) 521-5543, email: mail@greylight-theatre.org, web: www.greylight-theatre.org / Site: Murphysboro, IL / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 2,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels nearby.

Illinois Renaissance Faire
September 2-4, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Illinois Renaissance Faire, PO Box 11084, Champaign, IL 61826-1084, (217) 351-3464, email: illinrenfaire@yahoo.com, web: www.illinoisrenaissancefaire.com / Site: Ellsworth Park, Oakwood Dr, Danville, IL--Take I-74 to US 150 E on Martin Luther King Dr. Turn left onto Parle St. Turn Left onto Oakwood Dr. / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping on-site w/showers for participants only. Hotels and motels nearby.

Jubilee College Olde English Faire
June 18 - 19, 2005, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $7 per car / Contact: Jim Trumminelli, 11817 Jubilee College Rd., Brimfield, IL 61517, (309) 243-9489, email: jscole@advance.net / Site: 11817 Jubilee College Road, Brimfield, IL / Booths: 115 / Attendance: 20,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping at Jubilee College State Park, motels in Peoria area.

Stronghold's Olde English Faire
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2005, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $7, banquet: $25 / Contact: Stronghold Conference Center, PO Box 199, Oregon, IL 61061, (815) 732-6111, email: info@strongholdcenter.org, web: www.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

The World of Faeries Festival - NEW!
August 5-6, 2006, Saturday 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday til 5 pm
Admission: $10 / Contact: 1672C Carlemont Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, (815) 788-1630, email: dayglo@theworldoffaeries.com. web: www.theworldoffaeries.com / Site: Vasa Park, 35W217 route 31, South Elgin, IL 60177 / Booths: 30-50 / Attendance: 400+ / Weapons not allowed. / Free parking / Camping onsite allowed, no shower facilities are avali. Fires not allowed. See website for Hotels and other camping sites.

INDIANA
Fishers Renaissance Faire
NEW!
September 30-October 1, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $6/ Contact: Fishers Renaissance Faire, Jane Gehlhausen, 1 Municipal Dr, Fishers, IN 46038, (317) 578-2123, email: FishersRenfaire@insightbb.com, web: www.fishersrenfaire.com / Site: Heritage Park in Fishers IN, I-69 and 116th St / Northeast side of Indianapolis, IN / Booths: 65 / Attendance: 15,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping available on-site for artisans and entertainers; hotels nearby.

Metea Renaissance Faire
October 7-8, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. til 5 p.m.
Admission: $7/ Contact: Allen County Parks, Bob Dispenza, 7324 Yohne Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, (260) 449-3180, email: allencountyparks@yahoo.com / Site: Metea County Park, north of Fort Wayne, IN / Booths: 15 / Attendance: 2,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied, no firearms / Camping on-site for participants; motels within 5 miles.

IOWA
Amana Colonies Renaissance Festival NEW!
Amana Colonies Renaissance Festival - NEW!
September 2-4, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: 1597 Knapp Creek Way, Amana, IA 52203, (319) 846-4411, email: irishknight@southslope.net / Site: Middle Park, Amana, IA / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 6,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied. / On-site camping for participants only. Hotels nearby.

Des Moines Renaissance Coronation Pageant

September 2-17, 2006, (WO) 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $12.50 / Contact: Greg Schmidt, Festivals Intl., 508 4th Ave. N., Clear Lake, IA 50428, (641) 357-5177, email: gregfest@netins.net, web: www.dmrenfaire.com / Site: Festival Park, 4051 Dean Ave / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 20,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied. / Camping & RV hook-ups on-site. Motels nearby.

International Horse Archery Festival

Sept. 9-11, 2006
Admission: $5 / Contact: John Garretson, 1127 Avenue B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, (515) 573-5996, web: www.intlhorsearchery.org / Site: Webster County Fairgrounds / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: traditional bows and arrows only / Camping and hotels nearby.

Iowa Renaissance Festival

May 5-7, 2006, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Greg Schmidt, Festivals Intl., 508 4th Ave. N., Clear Lake, IA 50428, (641) 357-5177, email: gregfest@netins.net, web: www.iowarenfest.com / Site: Middle Amana Park, Amana Colonies, near Iowa City, off I-80 & I-380 / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 9,500 / Weapons: must be secured and with costumed attire / Camping on-site. RV hook-ups nearby at Amana RV Park. Motels nearby.

Kingdom of Riverssance - NEW!
September 30-October 1, 2006, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun til 4p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Phil Claeys, 5600 Harbor Dr, Sioux City, IA 51111, (712) 252-1335, email: pckaeys@cableone.net / Site: Riverside Park, Sioux City, IA / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 8,000-10,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping for participants.

New World Festivals - NEW!
May 27-29, 2006, 10 a.m - 7 p.m and til 5 on the 29th.
Admission: Free with food or monetary donation / Contact: New WorldFestivals P.O. Box 2, Merrill, WI 54452, (715) 302-3150 web, www.newworldfestivals.com / Site: Iowa State Fairegrounds, Des Monies, IA / Booths: 75+ / 5 stages, full contact jousting.

Renaissance Faire of the Midlands

June 16-18, 2006, Fri. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Heidi Walz, PO Box 31134, Omaha, NE 68131, (402) 345-5401, email: hwalz@vgagroup.com, web: www.faire.org / Site: Westfair Fairgrounds, Coucil Bluffs, IA / Booths: 75 / Attendance: 20,000 / Motels w/in 10 min.

KANSAS
Bridgewater Renaissance Faire

Oct. 7, 2006, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Lady Phyllis Abbott, 8652 SE Hwy 166, Baxter Springs, KS 66713, (620) 856-4030, email: bwrenfaire@yahoo.com, web: www.bwrenfaire.us / Site: North of Baxter Springs, KS behind High School / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: Performers and participants only; must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping for vendors on-site. Camping and hotel within 3 miles.

Great Plains Renaissance Festival-Fall

September 30 - October 1, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Eagles Realm LLC, PO Box 16326, Wichita, KS 67216, (316) 253-3392, email: info@greatplainsrenfest.com, web: www.greatplainsrenfest.com / Site: Sedgwick County Park / Booths: 75 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels and camping nearby.

Great Plains Renaissance Festival-Spring

April 22-23, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Eagles Realm LLC, PO Box 16326, Wichita, KS 67216, (316) 253-3392, email: info@greatplainsrenfest.com, web: www.greatplainsrenfest.com / Site: Sedgwick County Park / Booths: 75 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and motels nearby.

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Sept. 2 - Oct. 15, 2006 (WO + Labor and Colum. Day), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $15.95 / Contact: Carrie Shoptaw, 628 N 126th St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012, (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: 165 / Attendance: 190,000 / Weapons: not allowed / Lodging brochure avail. upon request.


KENTUCKY
Highland Renaissance Festival - NEW!
June 3-July 9, 2006, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Kentucky Renaissance Faire LLC, 2150 E Leestown Rd, Midway, KY 40347, (859) 846-4530, email: gm@kyrenfaire.com , web: www.kyrenfaire.com / Site: 955 Elm St, Eminence, KY / Booths: 70-100 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied. No pole arms or modern weapons allowed. / Merchant and performers camping on-site.

Kentucky Medieval Fantasty Faire - NEW!
June 24-July 2, 2006, 10 a.m - 7 p.m
Admission: $10 / Contact: email: Monarch Enterprises, Inc., 409 Fox Harbour Drive, Lexington, KY 40517, (859) 619-8185 , email: ladyflora_kmff@yahoo.com, web: www.geocities.com/kymed / Site: Richmond Battlefield Park, Richmond, KY / Booths: 30+/ Stages: 3 / Attendence: 10,000 / Weapons: Must be peace-tied / Hotels neaby.

MSVA River Raid Renaissance Festival
June 17-18, 2006, Noon - 9 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: John Simon, Gothic Edge, 602 Main St, Covington, KY 41011, (859) 491-6800, email: gothicedge@insightbb.com / Site: Main Strasse German Village, Covington, KY / Booths: 30+ / Attendance: 25,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels nearby.

LOUISIANA
Acadiana Medieval Faire - REVIVED!

April 1 - 3, 2006, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Children under 12, $7.00 / Children under 5, Free / 10% discount for groups greater than 10 / Contact: P.O Box 91072 Lafayette, LA 70509, (866) 865-0433 info@Acadianfaire.org / web: www.acadianafaire.org / Site: 100 Roy Road, Gran Coteau, LA / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Hotels nearby

Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Nov. 4 - Dec. 10, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Alvon Brumfeld, PO Box 220, Robert, LA 70455, (985) 429-9992, email: info@LA-Renfest.com, web: www.larf.org / Site: 46468 River Rd, Hammond, LA / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 45,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping & hotels within 15 minutes of site.

MARYLAND
Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering

April 29, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact: The Celtic Festival, PO Box 209, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 (443) 404-7319, email: festival@cssm.org, web: www.cssm.org/festival2 / Site: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St Leonard, MD / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 15,000 / Weapons: call for policy / Holiday Inn in Solomons and Prince Frederick.

The Maryland Fairy Fest
NEW!
May 20-21, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $7/ Contact: vivienne_colquhoun@msn.com, (888) 607-9134, web: www.marylandfaeriefestival.org / Site: PG County Patuxent River Park, MD / Booths: 45 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: not allowed

The Maryland Renaissance Festival

Aug. 26 - Oct. 22, 2006 (WO + Labor Day), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $17 / Contact: Carolyn Spedden, Intl. Renaissance Festivals Ltd., PO Box 315, Crownsville, MD 21032, (800) 296-7304, email: cspedden@erols.com web: www.rennfest.com / Site: Crownsville Rd., Crownsville, MD / Booths: 187 / Attendance: 290,000 / Weapons: not allowed / BR 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--DATE CHANGE

Aug. 26-27, 2006, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Al Fairbrother, 35 Rosemary St, Salem ,NH 03079, (603) 458-5848, email: al@afairbrother.com, web: www.afairbrother.com/lions or www.festivalofthelion.com / Site: Brigham Hill Rd. in Grafton, MA, Ex. 11 off Rte. 90 / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 1500+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / On-site camping for participants only; hotels nearby.

Higgins Faire

June 17, 2006, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Higgins Armory Museum, Malory Truman, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester, MA 01606, (508) 853-6015 x26, email: higgins@higgins.org, web: www.higgins.org / Site: Higgins Armory Museum, 100 Barber Ave, Exit 1 of I90 to Rt 12 N., Worcester, MA / Booths: 10 / Attendance: 2,000 / Weapons: not allowed.

King Arthur Festival at Hammond Castle

July 15 - 23, 2006 (WO) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: TBA / Contact: Pastimes, 70 Revere St, Revere, MA 02151, (781) 853-0583, email: Pastimes_World@yahoo.com, web: www.pastimes1.com, or www.hammondcastle.org / Site: Hammond Castle, Gloucester, MA / Booths: 15 / Attendance: 2,200+ / Weapons: must be sheathed / Hotels and campgrounds nearby.

King Richard's Faire - 25th Anniversary!
Sept. 2 - Oct. 22, 2006 (WO), 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $24 / Contact: Bonnie Shapiro, 140 Gideon's Point Rd., Tonka Bay, MN 55331, (952) 238-9915, email: info@kingrichardsfaire.net, web: www.kingrichardsfaire.net / Site: Rt. 58, S. Carver, MA / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 200,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / No camping on-site, oceanside lodging within 15 min.

Knightly Tourneys at the Castle

May 14-15, 2005, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Jeremy Oneail, Academy of Knightly Arts, 44 Julian St, Haverhill, MA 01832, (978) 239-2545, email: jeremy@knightlyarts.com, web: www.knightlyarts.com / Site: Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave (Rt 110), Haverhill, MA / Booths: n/a / Attendance: n/a / Weapons: tournament weapons will be provided / Camping available for vendors and competitors. Hotels nearby.

Medieval German Festival
May 21 2006, 11 a.m - 5 p.m
Admission: $8 / Contact: Phoenix Swords, 465 Boston Tpk. H5, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, (508) 963-3726 email: info@phoenixswords.com, web: www.phoenixfaire.com / Site: Springfield Turnverein, 176 Garden St., Agawam, MA / Attendance: 300-400 / Booths: 16 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels nearby.

Pioneer Valley Renaissance Faire -
NEW!!
June 11, 2006
Admission: FREE / Contact: Mike Schneider PVRF P.O Box 831 Chicopee, MA 1021, (413) 627-7396 email: tehuti_ka@yahoo.com, / Site: Amherst Town Common, Amherst, MA / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 400 / Weapons: must be peace tied / Hotels nearby.

Robin Hood Faire at Hammond Castle

July 15 - 24, 2005, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: David Stickney, Pastimes, 70 Revere St, Revere, MA 02151, (781) 853-0583, email: Pastims_World@yahoo.com, web: www.pastimes1.com, or www.hammondcastle.org / Site: Hammond Castle, Gloucester, MA / Booths: 20 / Attendance: 3,800 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Hotels and campgrounds nearby.

Silver Kingdom Renaissance Faire
June 3-4, 2006, 10 a.m - 6 p.m
Admission $10 / Contact: Herald or Inger Henning, 120 North side Rd. Charlton, MA 01507 email: court@yeoldecommons , web: www.kingdomfestival.com, Site: Ye Olde Commons, 120 Northside Rd., Charlton, MA 01507 / Booths 15-20 / Attendance 500+ / Weapons: no policy


MICHIGAN
Derbyshire Renaissance Festival

June 17 - 25, 2006 (WO) 10 a.m - 6 p.m Rain or Shine
Admission: $9 / Contact: Ren-on-the-Run Productions, P.O. Box 2566 Portage, Michigan 49081-2566, phone: (269) 382-6120, email: derbyshire@yahoo.com, web: www.derbyshirerenfaire.com/ Site: Muskegon County Fairgrounds, 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd., Ravenna, MI 49451 / Booths: 35 / Attendance: 2,000 est. / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels: w/in 10 miles.

Grand Valley State University Renaissance Festival

Oct. 7-8, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - dusk
Admission: FREE / Contact: GVRen, 008 Kirkhof Center, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401 phone: (616) 331-2345 web: www.gvren.org, email: gvren_rep@yahoo.com / Site: Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels & motels nearby.

Ishpeming Art Faire and Renaissance Festival

Aug. 5, 2006, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Cheryl Schuty, 610 Palms Ave, Ishpeming, MI 49849, (906) 486-4841, email: contact@ishpemingrenfest.com or cshuty@marquette.org, web: www.ishpemingrenfest.com / Site: Lake Bancroft Park, Ishpeming, MI / Booths: 40+ / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: participants only / Camping & hotels nearby.

MayFaire

May 22-29, 2006 (WO & Mem Day), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $9 / Contact: Ren-on-the-Run-Productions, PO Box 2566, Portage, MI, (269) 382-6120, email: mayfaireren@yahoo.com, web: www.mayfaireren.com / Site: Calhoun County Fairgrounds, 720 Fair St, Marshall, MI / Booths: 55 / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels within 5 miles.

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Aug. 19 - Oct. 1, 2006 (WO + Labor Day), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $16.95 / Contact: MIchigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442, (800) 601-4848, email: Katparker47@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: 195 / Attendance: 250,000 / Weapons: not allowed / Camping avail. off-site.

Robin on Sherwood Convention

June 24 -26, 2005, Weekend Convention
Admission: $80, incl. banquet / Contact: Christine Alexander, 2536 Dundee Dr, Warren, MI 48092 (586) 983-3706, email: ChrisRHood@aol.com, web: http://dutepp0.et.tudelft.nl/~tirza/RoS// Site: Holiday Inn, Farmington Hills MI (near Detroit) / Weapons: must be peace-tied.

Silver Leaf Renaissance Festival - NEW SITE!!
July 8 - August 6, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: 1158 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49014, (269) 343-9090, email: mnp@silverleafrenfaire.org, web: www.silverleafrenfaire.org / Site: Kimball Pines Park, Battle Creek, MI / Booths: 115 / Attendance: 35,000 / Weapons: allowed, call for policy / Camping avail. in the area, hotels w/in 5 mi.

Wassail Fest II
December 9-10, 2005, 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Admission: $60 / Contact: Historic Players Playhouse, 3321 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit MI 48207, (313) 259-3385 / Site: Historic Players Playhouse, Detroit, MI / Booths: n/a / Attendance: 180


MINNESOTA
Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Aug. 19 - Oct. 1, 2006 (WO + Labor Day), 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $16.95 / Contact: Mid-America Festivals, Stacy Bruesewitz, 1920 1244 Canterbury Rd. S., Ste 306, Shakopee, MN 55379, (952) 445-7361 or (800) 966-8215, web: www.renaissancefest.com / Site: Shakopee, MN / Booths: 325 / Attendance: 315,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping and showers for participants; camping and motels nearby.

Olde World Renaissance Faire

June 10-11, 2006, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Dale Ann Widen, 5256 Taylor Rd, Saginaw, MN 55779, (218) 729-5323, email: daleann@owrenaissancefaire.com web: www.owrenaissancefaire.com / Site: 18 miles North West of Duluth, MN in Twig / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 2,500 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Limited participant camping on-site; hotels and camping nearby.

MISSISSIPPI
Ocean Springs Renaissance Festival

May 5-7, 2006, 9a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: St John's Episcopal Church, Michele Hale, 705 Rayburn Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, (228) 872-5782, (228) 875-4211, email: st.johns@datasync.com, web: www.oceansprings-ms.com/faire.htm / Site: Gulf Hills Resort, Ocean Springs, MS / Booths: 45 / Attendance: 15,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping at Gulf Islands Nat'l Seashore Park. Call for hotel info

MISSOURI
Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire

May 20 - June 11, 2006 (WO + Mem. Day), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Doug Glenn, 425 Spencer Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376, (636) 928-4141, email: info@stlrenfaire.com, web: www.stlrenfaire.com / Site: Wentzville's Rotary Park / Booths: 90 / Attendance: 25,000 / Weapons: must be secured / On-site camping avail. for participants only; motels and camping nearby.

White Hart Renaissance Faire -
NEW!
June 24 - July 9, 2006 (WO) Sat: 9 a.m - 7 p.m Sun: 9 a.m - 6 p.m
Admission: $10 / Contact: Historic Arts Presentations 5651 Hwy F, Hartville, MO 65667 email: historic-arts@mindspring.com, web: www.historic-arts.com/ Site: 5651 Hwy. F; Hartville, MO 65667/ Booths: 30-50 / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping for participants, off-site motels in Marshfield, MO

MONTANA
Florence, Montana Renaissance Faire

July 23, 2005, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Lisa Allen, email: tickets@florence-mt-renfaire.com, web: www.florence-mt-renfaire.com / Site: Florence Fair Grounds, on Hwy. 93 just south of Missoula, in Florence, MT

NEBRASKA
Nebraska Renaissance Faire & Med Pageant

May 27-29, 2006, Sat 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Greg Schmidt, Festivals Intl., 508 4th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428, (641) 357-5177, email: gregfest@netins.net, web: www.nebfaire.com / Site: 17272 Giles Rd. Giles Castle, SW Omaha NE / Booths: 45 / Attendance: 7,500 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Motels and RV camps nearby.

NEVADA
Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival

Oct. 13-15, 2006, Fri. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.,
Sat. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Clark County Park & Rec, 2601 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89120, (702) 455-8200, email: salibab@co.clark.NV.US web: www.lvrenfair.com / Site: Sunset Regional Park, Las Vegas, NV / Booths: 200+ / Attendance: 40,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Free on-site camping for participants (space limited); park w/in 1 mi. of the Las Vegas strip.

Genoa Renaissance Faire

July 29-30, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. til 5 p.m.
Admission: $6 / Contact: Martha Williams, 2242 Main St. Genoa, NV 89411, (775) 782-4951, email: antiplus@gbis.com, web: www.genoaevents.com / Site: 12 miles E. of Lake Tahoe in Genoa, NV / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping and hotels nearby.


NEW HAMPSHIRE
The New Hampshire Renaissance Faire

October 28-29, 2006, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $9 / Contact: Shannon M-B, Gypsy-Rose, 20 Gray Ave, Farmington, NH 03835, (603) 755-9587, email: che4u@gypsyroses.org, admin@nhrenfaire.com web: www.nhrenfaire.com / Site: Shire of the Three Maples, Kingston, NH / Booths: 15 / Attendance: 500 / Weapons: must be peace-tied


NEW JERSEY
Lakewood Lions Charity Renaissance Faire
Sept. 16-17, 2006, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Don Alemany, PO Box 1446 Lakewood, NJ 08701, (732) 367-7288, email: dbroker@aol.com, web: 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 / On-site camping for merchants; motels nearby.

Mystic Realms Fantasy Festival

May 13-14, 2006, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Mystic Realms, PO Box 267, Pitman, NJ 08071, (973) 579-5599, email: fantasy.faire@gmail.com, web: www.mysticrealms.com / Site: BSA Camp Pine Hill / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 1,500 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels nearby.

New Jersey Family Medieval Festival
Oct. 22 - 23, 2005, Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact: Chris Lance, Paladin Music Ent., Inc., PO Box 243, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, (973) 632-0693, email: PaladinMusic@yahoo.com, web: www.ThePaladin.com/festivals.html / Site: Concert Field, Waterloo Village, 525 Waterloo Rd / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / No camping on-site.

New Jersey Renaissance Kingdom
June 3-25, 2006 (WO), 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $14 / Contact: Noreen Dunn, Dun-Ley Productions, 28 Fordum Suite 2A, Somerset, NJ 08875, (732) 271-1119, email: dunn-ley@njkingdom.com; web: www.NJKingdom.com / Site: South Mountain Reservation, Tulip Springs Section-Cherry Ln, South Orange, NJ / Booths: 40+ / Attendance: 20,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels and camping nearby.

That Medieval Thing's Spring Festival

April 8, 2006, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Free / Contact: Arthur Parisi, (973) 408-7012, email: medfest@drew.edu, web: http://groups.drew.edu/medfest / Site: Drew University, Madison, NJ / Booths: 5 / Attendance: 200 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels nearby.

West Windsor Lions Renaissance Faire
May 20-21, 2006, Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun til 5 p.m.
Adults: $6 / Contact: Ed DiPolvere, West Windsor Lions Club of NJ, PO Box 295, Princeton Junct, NJ 08550, (609) 586-2684 / Site: Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ / web: www.eastkingdom.org/ Booths: 60+ / Attendance:7,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and securely peace-tied / Hotels nearby.


NEW MEXICO
Dona Ana Arts Council Renaissance Craft Faire

Nov. 5-6, 2005, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: David Edwards, Dona Ana Arts Council, PO Box 1721, Las Cruces, NM 88004, (505) 523-6403, email: info@daarts.org, web: www.daarts.org / Site: Young Park, Las Cruces, NM / Booths: 170 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping, motels nearby.

Farmington Renaissance Faire
Oct. 21-22, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun. 11a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Farmington Museum, Richard Welch, 3041 E Main St, Farmington, NM 87402, (505) 599-1174, email: rwelch@fmtn.org, or mmcalexander@fmtn.org web: www.farmingtonmuseum.org/renaissancefaire.htm / Site: Rocky Reach Landing, off Browning Pkwy, in Farmington, NM / Booths: 50+ / Attendance: 7,500 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / For lodging info, call Convention & Visitor's Bureau at (800) 448-1240.


NEW YORK
Beardslee Castle's Medieval Faire - NEW!
July 23, 2006, 11a.m - 6p.m
Admission: $5 / Contact: Lords and Fools Medieval Productions 337 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, NY 12302 (518) 265-1675 email: faire@lordsandfools.com, web: www.lordsandfools.com / Site: Little Falls, NY / Booths: 20 / Attendance: 200 / Weapons: sheathed / camping and hotels available locally.

The Brass Ring Thing VI Renaissance Faire
June 3, 2006, 11 a.m - 7 p.m
Admission: N/A / Contact: The Herschell Carrousel factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 693-1885, email: info@carrouselmuseum.org, web: www.carrouselmuseum.org / Site: The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum / Booths: N/A / Attendance: N/A

Hawk Creek Wildlife & Art Festival- Renaissance Style
July 29-30, 2006, 11a.m - 4p.m
Admission: $12 / Contact: P.O Box 662 East Aurora, NY 14052, phone: (716) 652-8646, email: info@hawkcreek.org, web: www.hawkcreek.org / Site: 655 Luther Rd. East Aurora, NY 14052 / Booths: 20 / Attendance: 10,000 / off-site camping and hotels

The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

October 8, 2006, noon - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Eileen Merle-Rao (IWG #57), 57 Wadsworth Ave., New York, NY 10033, (212) 795-1600, email: Songbird@uptownwench.com, web: http://members.aol.com/whidc, or www.UptownWench.com / Site: Fort Tryon Park, around Manhattan's Cloisters / Booths: 170 / Attendance: 50,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Hotels in Ft. Lee, in NJ or in NYC.

New York Renaissance Faire

Aug. 5 - Sept. 24, 2006 (WO+Labor Day), 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Admission: $19 / Contact: Joe Gargiulo, REC, 600 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo, NY 10987, (845) 351-5171, email: joeg@recfair.com web: www.renfair.com / Site: Sterling Forest, Rt. 17A, Tuxedo, NY / Booths: 150 / Attendance: 150,000+ / Weapons: must be secured / Motels & B&Bs w/in 15 min.

Northern Catskill Mountains Renaissance Faire

Aug. 12-13, 2006, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Cairo Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 515, Cairo, NY 12413, (518) 622-3939, email: cairochamber515@verizon.net, web: www.caironychamber.com / Site: Angelo Canna Park, Cairo, NY / Booths: tba / Attendance: new faire / Weapons: must be secured and peace-tied / For local lodging, visit www.caironychamber.com

Sterling Renaissance Festival

July 1 - Aug. 13, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $19.99/ Contact: Marilyn Goldthwait, Sterling Renaissnace Festival, 15385 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 / Hotels nearby.


NORTH CAROLINA
Carolina Renaissance Festival

Oct. 7 - Nov. 19, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $17; $16 adv / Contact: Matt Siegel, PO Box 165, Davidson, NC 28036, (704) 896-5555, email: carolinarenfest@royalfaires.com, or matt@royalfaires.com, web: www.renfestinfo.com / Site: Huntersville, NC, Hwy 77 to exit 25 east (NC 73) 5 miles or Hwy 85 to exit 55 west (Poplar Tent Rd) 5 miles / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 150,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping on-site. Visit our web site for motels and campgrounds nearby.

Elizabethan Tymes: A Country Faire

April 28-29, 2006, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: call for info. / Contact: Billie Boyd, One Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954, (252) 475-1500, email rifp.information@ncmail.net, web: www.roanokeisland.com / Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo, NC / Booths: 6 / Attendance: 500 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels w/in 5 mi.

Foothills Highland Games

November 4, 2006, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact: Scottish Highland Games, PO Box 1939, Hendersonville, NC 28793, (828) 693-8526, email: foothillshg@bellsouth.net web: www.scotsfoothillshg.org / Site: Jackson Park, Hendersonville, NC / Booths: 30+ / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: only celtic swords / Motels nearby.

North Carolina Renaissance Faire

April 1-9, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Donna Varner-Sheaves, Historical Enrichment Society, PO Box 61280, Raleigh, NC 27661, (919) 755-8004, email: donna@ncrenfaire.com, web: www.ncrenfaire.com, or www.ncrenfaire.org / North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Heritage Village, Raleigh, NC / Booths: 120 / Attendance: 25,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied, no black powder weapons or pole arms / Camping w/ showers avail, first come first serve; hotels & motels listed on web site.

OHIO
Ashville Medieval and Viking Festival

April 29-30, 2006, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE (Canned food donation) / Contact: Ed or Nancy Vallette, 79 Scioto St, Ashville, OH 43103, (740) 983-9390, email: vikingfestival@gmail.com, web: www.ashvillevikingfest.com / Site: Ashville Village Park, Walnut St, Ashville, OH / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 3,500 / Weapons: must be peace-tied. / Camping for participants and motels nearby.

Baycrafters Renaissance Fayre
September 3-5, 2005, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8/ Contact: Sally Irwin Price, 28795 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140 (440) 871-6543, email: info@baycrafters.com, web: www.baycrafters.com / Site: Huntington Reservation of Cleveland Metro Parks, 13 mi west of Cleveland, OH, on Lake Erie / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 15,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied. / Camping and hotels within 10 miles.

Great Lakes Medieval Faire

July 8 - Aug. 13, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $16.95 / Contact: Cindy Hotchkiss, Operations Manager, PO Box 376 Rock Creek, OH 44084, (888) MEDIEVAL (633-4382), (440) 474-4280, email: questions@medievalfaire.com, web: www.medievalfaire.com / Site: 7 miles south of I90 on St. Rt. 534, near Geneva, OH / Booths: 125 / Attendance: 100,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Off-site camping avail.; hotels and motels w/in 5 mi.

Medieval May Faire

May 20-21, 2006, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 per car / Contact: Sue Maxwell, Ravenwood Castle, 65666 Bethel Rd., New Plymouth, OH 45654, (800) 477-1541, (740) 596-2606, email: ravenwood@hocking.net, web: www.ravenwoodcastle. com / Site: Ravenwood Castle in the Hocking Hills Region of SE Ohio / Booths: 20 / Attendance: 500 / Weapons: none / Camping for participants only; lodging nearby at 800-hocking.

Medieval and Renaissance Faire at Ohio State University

May 6, 2006, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Council for the Medieval and Renaissance Faire, PO Box 3614, Columbus, OH 43210, email: wolfspeaker621@yahoo.com, web: http://cmrf.org.ohio-state.edu / Site: South Oval at Ohio State University / Booths: N/A / Attendance: N/A

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Sept. 2 - Oct. 22, 2006 (WO + Labor Day), 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $16.99 / Contact: Cheryl Bales, PO Box 68, Harveysburg, OH 45032, (513) 897-7000 , email: info@renfestival.com, web: www.renfestival.com / Site: State Rte. 73, Harveysburg, OH between I-71 & I-75 / Booths: 135+ / Attendance: 175,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Check web site for lodging info.

Southeastern Ohio Renaissance Faire
October 7 - 8, 2006, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Nevertheless Productions, Joshua Brockwell, 123 1/2 North 6th St, Cambridge, OH 43725, (740) 435-3271, email: neverthelessprod@hotmail.com / Site: Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, OH / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 2,000+ / Weapons: allowed / On-site camping for participants; AmeriHost Inn offers faire discounts.


OKLAHOMA
Norman Medieval Faire

March 31- April 2, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Linda Linn, Univ. of OK, Medieval Faire, 1700 Asp., Norman, OK 73072, (405) 288-2536, email: llinn@ou.edu, web: www.medievalfair.org / Site: Reaves Park / Booths: 200 / Attendance: 250,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / No camping on-site; hotels nearby.

Oklahoma Renaissance Faire at the Castle at Muskogee, OK
First 4 weekends in May, 2007 (WO), 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $12.95 ($10.95 adv.) / Contact: Karen Cunningham, The Castle, 3400 Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee, OK 74401, (918) 687-3625, Tix: (918) 687-3625, email: thecastle@thecastle.org, web: www.okcastle.com / Site: 3400 Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee, OK / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 70,000 / Weapons must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping for participants only; hotels nearby.

Scarlet's Mid-Winter Renaissance Festival
January 28-29, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m. -6 p.m., Sun til 5 p.m., Masked Ball on Sat 8 p.m. until midnight
Admission: $8 (Call for wkend & Ball prices) / Contact: Robert Mullens, 1306 Taurus Dr, Edmond, OK 73003, (405) 476-1718, email: foxmoon@foxmoonproductions.com, web: www.scarletfest.com / Site: Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds, Hobbies, Arts, & Crafts building / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 2,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels available at http://foxmoonproductions.com/festsponsors.htm.

OREGON
Faire by the Sea-Brookings/Harbor Renaissance Fest
July 9, 2005, 12 p.m. til dusk
Admission: $4 / Contact: Upper Crust Designs, Hayley Farr, PO Box 23, Brookings, OR 97415, (541) 412-7906 / Site: Azalea Park, Azalea Park Rd, Brookings OR / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 600+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Beautiful oceanside lodging and motels within minutes.

Faerieworlds Festival (Faerie & Celtic Music and Art)

July 29-30, 2006, noon - 10 p.m.
Admission: $40 weekend pass or $22 per day / Contact: Kelly or Emilio Miller-Lopez, PO Box 51177, Eugene, OR 97405, (514) 687-0945, email: info@faerieworlds.com, web: www.faerieworlds.com / Site: Secret House Winery, Veneta, OR / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: not allowed

Historic Bhealltain Celtic Reunion Festival
April 23, 2005, Sat. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission $10 / Contact: Heather Thompson Pres. An Ceangal Mara Foundation, 27 West Fifth Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, (541) 686-6136, email: celtic@efn.org, web: www.efn.org/~celtic/bealltain.html / Site: Iris Hill Vineyard, Eugene, OR / Booths: 20+ / Attendance: 1,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping for participants; hotels within 5 miles; off-site camping within 10 miles.

Historic Celtic Lughnasadh Games and Fair
July 30 - 31, 2005, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission $8 / Contact: Heather Thompson Pres. An Ceangal Mara Foundation, 27 West Fifth Ave., Eugene, OR 97401, (541) 686-6136, email: celtic@efn.org, web: www.efn.org/~celtic/lughnasadh.html / Site: Iris Hill Vineyard, Eugene, OR / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 3,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed, combat must be pre-approved / Camping on-site for participants. Off-site camping within 10 miles, hotels within 5 miles.

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire
September 9-10, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $9 / Contact: The Shrew, PO Box 604, Philomath, OR 97370, (541) 929-4897, email: shrew@shrewfaire.com, web: www.shrewfaire.com / Site: Kings Valley OR / Booths: 135 / Attendance: 24,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping for participants only; for off-site info, visit www.visitcorvallis.com.


PENNSYLVANIA
Endless Mountains Medieval Festival

May 28 - June 12, 2005 (WO), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Eric Michael (570) 574-1288, web: www.impactjousters.com/emmf.htm / Site: Coal Street Park, Wilkes Barre (just north of North of Business 309) / Booths: 30 / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Vendor camping avail.

Kutztown Renaissance Faire
May 6-7, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: K.U. Medieval and Reanissance Club (K.U.M.R.C.), Rm 153 Student Union Bldg, Kutztown Univ of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA 19530, (610) 894-5478, email: medieval@kutztown.edu, web: www.geocities.com/kumrc2000 / Site: Kutztown Univ of Pennsylvania / Booths: 20+ / Attendance: 300+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping for participants only; hotels w/in 5 min.

May Day Fairie Festival - NEW!
May 5 - 7 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: (717) 249-1805, 727 N. Pitt St. Carlisle, PA 17013, posie@posiefairy.com, web: www.fairiefestival.net / Site: 4255 Pierceville Rd. Glen Rock, PA 17327 / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: / Vendor camping avail. See website for nearby hotel listings.

Medieval Majesty's Renaissance Faire - NEW!
June 3 - July 16, 2006, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $14.95/ Contact: Mark Schmidt, 17 Fawn Dr, New Columbia, PA 17856, (570) 412-8116, email: medievalmajesty@dejazzd.com, web: www.medievalmajesty.com / Site: Williamsport, PA / Booths: 50+ / Attendance: est. 30,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping & hotels nearby.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

August 12 - October 29, 2006 (WO), 11 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $26.95 (discounted on website) / Contact: Tom Roy, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, PO Box 685, Cornwall, PA 17016, (717) 665-7021, email: tom@parenfaire.com, web: www.parenaissancefaire.com / Site: 83 Mansion House Rd., Manheim, PA / Booths:100 / Attendance: 200,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / No on-site camping; hotels & campgrounds nearby.

Village Renaissance Faire

September 16-17, 2006, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Village Library of Wrightstown, Kenneth Hone, 727 Penns Park Rd, Wrightstown, PA 18940, (215) 598-3322 or (267) 304-8060, email: villagefaire@att.net, web: www.villagefaire.org / Site: Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, Penns Park Rd, Wrightstown, PA / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping for participants only; hotels nearby.


SOUTH DAKOTA
Siouxland Renaissance Festival

Siouxland Renaissance Festival
June 3-4, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Siouxland Renaissance Festival, Heather Hansen, PO Box 88038, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, (866) 489-9241, email: siouxlandrenaissance@hotmail.com, web: www.siouxlandrenfest.com / Site: Wild Water West, 6 miles west of Sioux Falls, SD / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 8,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping on-site for vendors and entertainers; hotels nearby.

TENNESSEE
Shakespeare and Friends, A Renaissance Faire

June 3-4, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Debbie Beal, PO Box 575, Rogersville TN 37857, (423) 272-3879, email: dbeal@chartertn.net, web: www.shakespeareandfriends.org / Site: Crockett Spring Park / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 2,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and Hotels nearby.

Tennessee Renaissance Festival
May 6-29, 2006 (WO + Memorial Day), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $15 / Contact: The Freemans, 2124 New Castle Rd., Arrington, TN 37014, (615) 395-9950, web: www.tnrenfest.com / Site: Gwyn Castle near Triune, TN, 30 mi. S. of Nashville / Booths: 75 / Attendance: 50,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / No on-site camping; state park and motels w/in 30 min. of site

TEXAS
Dragon Valley Renaissance Faire
- NEW!
December 30, 2006 - January 21, 2007 (WO)
Admission: $6 / Contact: Dorel Ward, P.O Box 533944 Harlingen, TX 78533, (956) 357-4019 email: info@borderealm.com, vendors: vendors@borderrealm.biz, web: www.borderrealm.com / Site: TBA / Booths: 30 / Attendance: 1,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied. Hotels nearby.

Excalibur Fantasy Faire

March 11 - April 2, 2006 (WO), Sat. 10 - 7, Sun. 10 - 6
Admission: $12 / Contact: George Tallmadge, 6102 Amber Pass, Austin TX 78745, (512) 303-3801, email: vnexcal@excaliburfaire.com, web: www.excaliburfaire.com / Site: The new Avalon Isle Fairground, Dale TX, CR 90, 10 miles east of Lockhart / Booths: 75+ / Attendance: 4,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping and hotels within 20 miles.

Four Winds Renaissance Faire

March 4 - April 16, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Dustin Stephens, PO Box 1467, Whitehouse, TX 75791, (903) 839-5271, email: fourwindsfaire1@yahoo.com, web: www.fourwindsfaire.com / Site: Vizcaya Ranch 15 miles south of Tyler, TX / Vendors: 50+ / Attendance: 7,200 / Weapons: must be peace-tied, no modern firearms / Campground near faire site, hotels with in 15 miles.

Ingleside Renaissance Faire
Dec. 9 - 10, 2006, 10 a.m. - till dusk
Admission: $2 / Contact: Sandy Ridgley, Ingleside Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 686, Ingleside, TX 78362, (888) 899-2906 or (361) 776-2906, email: ingchamber1@cableone.net, web: www.InglesideTXChamber.org / Site: Live Oak Park, off South FM 1069, on Port Ave. and Sherry / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Contact Chamber of Commerce for lodging info.

Raven's Loft Renaissance Faire

August 19 - Sept. 3, 2006, (WO), Sat. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Admission: $10/ Contact: Lord Raven, Raven's Loft Renaissance Faire, 891 FM 3299, Emory, TX 75440, (903) 458-1307 or (903) 458-2814, email: raven75440@yahoo.com or concertmasterp@yahoo.com, web: http://ravens-loft-faire.tripod.com / Site: Emory, TX / Booths: 50 / Attendance: 200 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping off-site. Motels nearby.

Scarborough Faire, The Renaissance Festival

April 7 - May 28, 2007 (WO + Mem Day), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $18.99 / Contact: Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Coy Sevier, PO Box 538, Waxahachie, TX 75168, (972) 938-3247, email: office@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 2 mi.

Texas Renaissance Festival

Sept. 30 - Nov. 19, 2006 (WO), 9 a.m. - dusk
Admission: $21 / Contact: Melba Tucker, 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX 77363, (800) 458-3435, email: melba@texrenfest.com, web: www.texrenfest.com / Site: Plantersville, TX / Booths: 330+ / Stages: 22+ / Attendance: 320,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Lodging info avail. at 800-207-9463.


UTAH
Step Back in Time with Your Family - NEW!!
September 21-24, 2006, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Robert Woodruff, 7909 Peachwood Dr., South Weber, UT 84405 / email: LordBedlam@hotmail.com, / Booths: 50+ / Attendance: 3,000 (est) / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace tied / Hotels and camping nearby.

Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire

July 12-15, 2006, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Jack & Beverly Tripp, PO Box 1443, Cedar City, UT 84721, (435) 586-1124 or Rick Bryant (435) 586-3711 (after 7 p.m.), email: kedronvale@hotmail.com, web: www.UMRF.net / Site: City Park, Cedar City, UT / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 10,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed / Motels nearby, camping across the street.


VERMONT
The Green Mountain Renaissance Faire - NEW!
June 17 - 25, 2006, (WO) 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Helen Lambert, 20 Shepherd Ln, Rutland VT 05701, (802) 773-1589, email: hmlambert@surfglobal.net, web: www.renfairekillington.com / Site: Champlain Valley Expo Fairgrounds, Essex Junction, VT / Booths: 25 / Attendance: 4,000 / Weapons: Must be peace tied / Hotels nearby.

Vermont Renaissance Festival
July 1 - 16, 2006 (WO) Rain or Shine, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Admission: $12/ Contact: Ann Weinstein, 122 Westminster St, Bellows Falls, VT 05101, (802) 463-2565, email: info@vermontfestival.com, web: www.vermontfestival.com / Site: Franklin County Faire Grounds Green, Greenfield, MA / Booths: 40+ / Attendance: 7,100 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping and hotels off-site.

VIRGINIA
Annual Harvest Faire
Oct. 20-22, 2006, Fri: 4 pm - midnight, Sat: 8 a.m. - midnight, Sun: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Admission: TBA / Contact: Harvest Faire, PO Box 61054, Virginia Beach, VA 23466, (757) 539-4523, email: info@harvestfaire.org, web: www.harvestfaire.org / Site: Mariners' Museum Park, Warwick Blvd at J. Clyde Morris Blvd / Booths: 20+ / Attendance: 800+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Camping on-site with pre-registration ONLY, hotels nearby.

Potomac Celtic Festival

June 17-18, 2006, Sat. 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Sun til 6 p.m.
Admission: $18 / Contact: Potomac Celtic Alliance, 525-K R Macket St. #295, Larsburg, VA 20176, (703) 938-9779, email: info@pcfest.org, web: www.pcfest.org / Site: Morven Park Equestrian Center, Leesburg, VA / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: not allowed / Lodging info on web site.

Virginia Renaissance Faire

May 20 - June 18, 2006 (WO & Mem Day), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 / Contact: Out of the Woodwork Prod., 5436 Lomax Way, Woodbrige, VA 22193, (703) 508-5036, email: OOTW@virginiaren.info, web: www.VARF.org / Site: Lake Anna Winery, VA / Booths: 40 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / See web site for links to hotels nearby.

WASHINGTON
Camlann Medieval Faire

July 22-Aug. 27, 2006 (WO), 12:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $9 / Contact: Roger Shell, Camlann Medieval Assoc., 10320 Kelly Rd. NE., Carnation, WA 98014, (425) 788-8624, web: www.camlann.org / Site: 4 miles North of Carnation, WA / Booths: 20 / Attendance: 10,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping avail. off-site, inns nearby.

Curlew Renaissance Faire
Aug. 19-20, 2006, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: donation / Contact: Willow Hamblin or Pat Young, PO Box 307, Malo, WA 99150-0307, (509) 779-4385, email: willow_of_curlew@yahoo.com / Site: Stott's Stage, Curlew, WA / Booths: / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: must be sheathed / Camping.

Northwest Renaissance Festival

June 3 - July 9, 2006 (WO), 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $9.50 / Contact: Gerald Whitehurst, 6493 Hwy 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026, (509) 276-7728 or (509) 747-2509, email: whitehustgm@aol.com, web: www.nwrf.net / Site: 20 min. NW of Spokane, WA / Booths: 25+ / Attendance: 2,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / On-site camping avail. for participants; campgrnds w/in 5 min.

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

July 29-30, 2006, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: SSHGA , PO Box 75685, Seattle, WA 98175-0685, (206) 522-2541, email: scots4ever@sshga.org web: www.sshga.org / Site: King County Fairgrounds, Enumclas, WA / Booths: 60 / Attendance: 30,000 / Weapons: must be sheathed or peace-tied / Campgrounds on-site; hotels in Auburn.

Pirates of Port Angeles-Return of the Black Diamond
September 3-5, 2005, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: 222 N Lincoln St, Port Angeles, WA 98362, (360) 452-6096, email: portangelesfaire@yahoo.com, web: www.portangelesfaire.org / Site: Port Angeles / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 7,400 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels nearby, call about camping.

Port Angeles Renaissance Faire
June 10-12, 2005, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: 222 N Lincoln St, Port Angeles, WA 98362, (360) 452-6096, email: portangelesfaire@yahoo.com, web: www.portangelesfaire.org / Site: Port Angeles / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 7,400 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels nearby, call about camping.

Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire in Gig Harbor
Aug 5-20, 2006, (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Ronald Cleveland, 12016 134th Ave. KPN, Gig Harbor, WA 98329, (800) 359-5948, email: bryonm@washingtonrenfaire.com, web: www.washingtonrenfaire.com / Site: 10215 SR 302, Gig Harbor, WA / Booths: 100+ / Attendance: 60,000+ / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Hotels listed on web site; camping on-site $10/weekend per adult, plus admission.

Ye Merrie Greenwood Faire

June 24-25, 2006, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $8 / Contact: Ye Merrie Greenwood Players, 6015 W 20th Ave., Kennewick, WA 99338, (509) 783-7727, email: eaglcrst@gte.net, web: www.wizkeep.com / Site: Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA / Booths: 70 / Attendance: 6,000 / Weapons: must be peace-tied / Participant camping on-site; campgrounds and hotels nearby.


WISCONSIN
Bristol Renaissance Faire

July 8 - Sept. 4, 2006, (WO), 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $18.95 / Contact: Shawn Johnson, REC, 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53142, (847) 395-7773 X221, web: www.renfair.com / Site: 12520 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI / Booths: 180 / Attendance: 200,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping, pay phones, showers, privies for participants; camping and motels nearby.

Janesville Renaissance Faire -
NEW!
May 20-21, 2006, 10 a.m - 7 p.m
Admission: $7 ($5 w/ a non perrishable food donation) / Conact: 121 S Jackson St. Jackson, WI 53545, (608) 758-7994, email: jvlfaire@gsmbristol.org, web: http://jvlfaire.gsmbristol.org / Site: Traxler Park, Jamesville, WI / Booths: 25+ / Attendance: 2,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Participant camping, hotels nearby.

St. Edmund's Renaissance Faire -
NEW!
July 15-16, 2006, Sat. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun. Noon - 7 p.m
Admission: FREE / Contact: Walt Skipper 1035 Upper Ridgeway, Elm Grove, WI 53122 , (414) 277-5119 email: wjs@quarles.com, or wiskipper@wi.rr.com / Site: St. Edmund's Episcopal Church 14625 Watertown Plank Rd. Elm Grove, WI 53122 / Booths: N/A / Attendance: 1,000 / Weapons: for performers only

Wausau Renaissance Festival
July 23-24, 2005, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $5 / Contact: Suzie Arnold, Wausau Community Theatre, 136 Summer Ave, Schofield, WI 54476, (715) 359-3972, email: wausaurenfest@yahoo.net, web: www.wausaucommunitytheatre.org / Site: Oak Island and Fern Island Park, Wausau, WI / Booths: 150+ / Attendance: 5,000 / Weapons: Call for policy / Hotels nearby.

Wisconsin Renaissance Faire
June 17-July 16, 2006, (WO) 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 / Contact: Shane McVey, 816 Meridian Heights Dr, Eau Claire, WI 54703, (715) 835-3744, email: shane@wirenfaire.com, web: www.wirenfaire.com / Site: Hwy 53 & Nelson Rd, Chippewa Falls, WI / Booths: 40+ / Attendance: 20,000+ / Weapons: must be sheathed and peace-tied / Camping on-site; motels nearby.




 



OUTSIDE THE U.S.

AUSTRALIA
Abbey Tournament-A Medieval Experience
July 8-9 2006, Sat. 9 a.m - 7:30 p.m.; Medieval Masque Ball 7:30 - 11 p.m., Banquet Sat. 6 p.m.
Admission: $20 (Banquet $70 AUS) / Contact: Abbey Medieval Tournament, 1 - 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture, Queensland, AUSTRALIA, 4510, +07 5495 1652, email: info@abbeymuseum.asn.au, web: www.abbeytournament.com / Site: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, I-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture, Queensland 4510 AUSTRALIA / Booths: 60-80 / Attendance: 12,000 / Weapons: allowed; re-enactment groups must have public liability coverage / Camping on-site for participants; hotels within driving distance.

CANADA
Casa Loma's Renaissance Festival - NEW!
July 1­3, 2006 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $12 / Contact: Casa Loma 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, Ontario M5R1x8, (416) 923-1171 email: operations@casaloma.org, web: www.casaloma.org Site: Casa Loma, Toronto/ Booths: 20 / Attendance: 1,500 per day / Weapons: must be peace tied.

Royal Abingdon Faire
July 23-September 5, 2005, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: $15 CAN / Contact: RenFest Group, Inc., 121 Byng Ave, Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA, M1L 3N9, (416) 977-FEST (3378), email: info@ontariorenaissancefaire.ca, web: www.ontariorenaissancefaire.ca / Site: Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, Ontario / Booths: 55 / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: not allowed / Hotels w/in 5 min.

Royal Medieval Faire

Sept. 23, 2006, 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: 4,500+ / Weapons: not allowed / Hotels w/in 5 min.

Transition Tournament--4th Annual

July 8, 2006, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Sir Thomas of Strathcona, 9630 - 85 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6C 1H4 CANADA, (780) 432-0126, email: kwr_edmonton@hotmail.com, web: www.knightsofthenorth.ca/ Site: Dr. Wilbur McIntyre (Gazebo) Park, 83 Avenue & 104 St., Edmonton / Booths: 6 / Attendance: 1,000+ / Weapons: as per law / Hotels w/in 5 min.

DENMARK
European Medieval Festival

Aug. 25-26, 2006, Fri 5 p.m. - midnight, Sat 10 a.m. - midnight
Admission: FREE / Contact: Lone Wessel Horsens Radhus, Radhustorvet 4, DK-8700 Horsens, DENMARK +45 7629 2310, email: medievalfestival@horsens.dk, web: www.middelalderfestival.dk / Site: City of Horsens / Booths: 300 / Attendance: 100,000+ / Weapons: allowed.

ENGLAND
Battle Mediaeval Fair

May 29 - 30, 2005, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE / Contact: Colin Smith, Battle Chamber of Commerce, 39 High St, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0EE, UK, 01424 774447, email: chpsmith@lineone.net / Site: Battle Abbey Green, High St, Battle, East Sussex / Booths: 25 / Attendance: N/A /Weapons: not allowed / Refer Battle TIC at Battle

Dunstable Tudor Festival
November 25, 2006, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m
Admission: FREE / Contact: Shaun Simpson, Promotions Officer Dunstable Town Council, Grove House, High St. North, Dunstable, Beds, LU6 1LF England, 01582 890623, email: shaun.simpson@dunstable.gov.uk, web: www.dunstable.gov.uk / Site: Dunstable Town Centre / Booths: 100 / Attendance: 5,000+ / Weapons: by arrangement / Hotels in town.
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England's Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle
Aug. 26-28, 2006, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Admission: £14 / Contact: The Malcom Group Events, Ltd. , Gilly Geisler, 36 Acacia Close, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 3JR ENGLAND, +44 (0)20 8416 0398 , email: info@mgel.com, web: www.EnglandsMedievalFestival.com / Site: Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, UK / Booths: 150+ / Attendance: N/A / Weapons: allowed / Hotels accommodations on site; free on-site camping with facilities for participants.

Joust-A Weekend of Mediaeval Mayhem
July 22-30, 2006 (WO), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: £13 / Contact: The Grail Presents Ltd, 271 Royal College St, Camden Town, London, NW1 9LU, UK, +44 (0) 20 7482 0115, email: info@joust.info, web: www.joust.info / Site: Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Goucesterhire, UK / Booths: 80 / Attendance: 23,500 / Weapons: as per UK Law / Hotels nearby.

SWEDEN
Lódóse Medeltidsmarknad

June 4, 2006, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m
Admission: FREE / Contact: Lódóse Museum, Museivágen, S-46371 Lódóse, SWEDEN + 46 520 89700, email: lodose.museum@vgregion.se web: www.alvlanmus.se/lodose / Site: Lódóse Museum / Weapons: policy not stated.


Medeltidsveckan pa Gotland
Aug. 6-13, 2006, Events all day long!
Admission: N/A / Contact: Strandgatan 20, 621 56 Visby, SWEDEN + 46 (0)498 291070, email: info@medeltidsveckan.com web: www.medeltidsveckan.com / Site: Visby and hole Gotland / Weapons: not allowed



SHAKESPEARE FESTIVALS

 

UNITED STATES

Colorado Shakespeare Festival
July 6 - August 19, 2006
Tix Price: $10-$52 /2005 Plays: The Tempest, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Unexpected Shaxpere! and more. / Contact: CSF, 277 UCB Boulder, CO 80309, (303) 492-2783, email: shakespr@colorado.edu, web: www.coloradoshakes.com

Dallas Shakespeare Festival

June 15 - July 30, 2006
Tix Price: up to $7 /2006 Plays: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Musical, and more.. / Contact: Chris Mcmurtry, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd, 3rd Floor, Dallas TX 75024, (214) 559-2778, email: cmcmurtry@shakespearedallas.org, web: www.shakespearedallas.org
October 4-22, 2006 Tix Price: up to $7 / 2006 plays, Much Ado About Nothing

First Folio Shakespeare Festival

June 21 - July 30, 2006
Tix Price: $15 - $25 /2006 Plays: The Tempest / Contact: 146 Juliet Ct, Clarendon Hills, (630) 86-8067, email: firstfolio@firstfolio.org, web: www.firstfolio.org / Held at Mayslake Peabody Estate, Forest Preserve, 1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL

Free Shakespeare in the Park

June 24 - September 24, 2006
Tix Price: FREE /2006 Plays: The Tempest / Contact: PO Box 460937, San Francisco, CA 94146, (415) 422-2222, email: sfshakes@sfshakes.org, web: www.sfshakes.org

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

June 20 - July 16, 2006
Tix Price: FREE (Donations accepted) /2006 Plays King Henry V / Contact: Kit Dawson, 4800 Main St, #302, Kansas City, MO 64112, (816) 531-7728, email: sbarwick@kcshakes.org, web: www.kcshkes.org

Idaho Shakespeare Festival
June 2 - September 9, 2006
Tix Price: Single $18-$32; Packages $75-$1,275 / 2006 Plays: Love's Labor Lost, Romeo and Juliet, The Spitfire Grill, and more / Contact: PO Box 9365, Boise, ID 83707, (208) 429-9908, Box Office (208) 336-9221, email: info@idahoshakespeare.org, web: www.idahoshakespeare.org

Illinois Shakespeare Festival

June 28 - August 13, 2006
Tix Price: Single $14-$40 / Group rates avail./ 2006 Plays: The Comedy of Erros, Pericles, Julius Caesar / Contact: ISF Box Office, Campus Box 5700, Normal, IL 61790, (309) 438-8110, or (866) IL-SHAKE, email: shake@ilstu.edu, web: www.thefestival.org

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

June 15-18, 20-25, 28-30 - July 1-2, 2006
Tix Price: FREE / 2006 Play: As You Like It / Contact: Jeanie Thomas, 1387 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40208, (502) 637-4933, email: info@kyshakes.org, web: www.kyshakes.org

Nashville Shakespeare Festival

August 10 - September 10, 2006 Thurs.- Sun. 8 p.m
Tix Price: FREE / 2006 Play: Macbeth / Contact: Robert Marigza (615) 255-2273, email: thebard@nashvilleshakes.org, web: www.nashvilleshakes.org / held at Centennial Park

North Carolina Shakespeare Festival
September 8 - October 15, 2006
Tix Price: $18 - $29 / 2006 Plays: Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew/ Contact: Celia Castevens PO Box 6066, High Point, NC 27262, (336) 841-2273 x226, email: sales@ncshakes.org, web: www.ncshakes.org

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
February 17 - October 29, 2006
Tix Price: $17.40-$65 / 2006 Plays: The Winter's Tale, Cyrano de Bergerac, and many more! / Contact: PO Box 158, Ashland, OR 97520, (541) 482-4331, email: boxoffice@osfashland.org, web: www.osfashland.org

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

June 3 - August 6 , 2006
Tix Price: $26 - $44 / 2005 Plays: As You Like It, Othello, My Fair Lady, and more. / Contact: Lisa Higgins-Pechter, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034, (610) 282-9455, email: psf@desales.edu, web: www.pashakespeare.org

Shakespeare Santa Cruz

Beginning July 22, 2006
Tix Price: $10-$40 / 2005 Plays: As You Like It, King Lear, Pygmalion / Contact: Theater Arts Center, UCSC, 1156 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95064, (831) 459-2159, email: tickets@ucsc.edu, web: shakespearesantacruz.org

The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey

May 30 - December 31, 2006
Call for pricing / 2006 Plays: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Richard III, Pride and Prejudice and more. / Contact: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Box Office, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ 07940 (973) 408-5600 email: sales@shakespearenj.org, web: www.shakespearenj.org

Texas Shakespeare Festival

July 27 - July 23, 2006
Tix Price: $18.75 - $25 / 2005 Plays: Coriolanus, The School for Husbands, Harvey, and more. / Contact: Taymond Caldwell, TSF, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662, (903) 983-8119, Box Office (903) 983-8601, email: info@texasshakespeare.com, web: www.texasshakespeare.com

Utah Shakespearen Festival

June 22 - Oct. 28, 2006
Tix Price: Single: $20-46 / 2006 Plays: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, and more! / Contact: 351 W. Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720, (800) PLAYTIX, email: usfboxoffice@bard.org web: www.bard.org

Washington DC's Shakespeare Theatre

May 25- June 4, 2006
Tix Price: FREE / 2006 Play: Pericles / Contact: Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th St and Colorado Ave NW, Washington DC 20003, (202) 334-4790, email: web_admin@shakespearetheater.org, web: www.shakespearetheatre.org.

CANADA
Bard on the Beach

June 1- September 24, 2006
Tix Price: $14 - $30 / 2005 Plays: A Midsummer Nights Dream, Measure for Measure, The Winters Tale, and more. / Contact: 301-601 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC, Canada. V6B 2P1 , (604) 739-0559, web: www.bardonthebeach.org

Saint John Shakespeare Festival

July 9 - July 22, 2006
2006 Play: Macbeth / Other Events: Renaissance Feast, Tudor Musicke Series, Discussion Panel, Renaissance Worship Service / Contact: Saint John Arts Centre, Saint John, NB, Canada (506) 633-4870 email: sj_shakespeare@hotmail.com, web: www.summershakespeare.ca




 


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