A Magical Journey Awaits: The Ultimate Guide to Ren Faire Season in Wisconsin

A Magical Journey Awaits: The Ultimate Guide to Ren Faire Season in Wisconsin

As the warmer months draw near, the enchanting world of the Renaissance comes alive once more, and with it, a plethora of exciting events to look forward to. This year, we at Daydream Dragons are delighted to announce our attendance at three of the most enchanting faires: The Janesville Renaissance Faire in Janesville, Wisconsin, the Newbourne Village Festival in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Each of these celebrations promises a day filled with history, fantasy, and adventure. To kick off our fairytale journey, let's take a closer look at the first faire on our list: The Janesville Renaissance Faire.

The Janesville Renaissance Faire: A World of Enchantment

the Janesville Renaissance Faire has become a staple event for enthusiasts of history, fantasy, and the arts. The faire takes place on May 20th and 21st at the scenic Traxler Park, and here's what you can expect from this magical weekend:

  1. A Family-Friendly Adventure

With a focus on providing fun for the whole family, the Janesville Renaissance Faire offers a range of activities and entertainment options for visitors of all ages. From games and crafts to live performances and educational demonstrations, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

  1. Exciting Live Performances

Be captivated by a variety of performances, including exciting stage shows featuring comedy, music, and dance. With multiple stages throughout the faire, there's always something new and exciting to watch.

  1. Artisan Marketplace

Browse the artisan marketplace, where you'll find a vast array of handmade goods, from clothing and accessories to pottery and artwork. With talented artisans showcasing their work, you're sure to find the perfect treasure to take home.

  1. Delicious Fare

Feast on a variety of mouthwatering food options, including traditional Renaissance dishes and modern fare. From savory turkey legs to sweet treats, there's something to satisfy every palate.

The Newbourne Village Festival: A Charming Experience

In its second year, the Newbourne Village Festival has already made a name for itself as a charming and immersive Renaissance experience. Located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, the festival runs for four weekends from June 10th to July 2nd. Here's what you can expect from this delightful event:

  1. A Growing Community

The Newbourne Village Festival has quickly gained a loyal following, with visitors returning each year to experience its ever-expanding attractions and activities. The festival's growth is a testament to the passion and dedication of its organizers and participants.

  1. A Rotating Cast of Performers

Each weekend at the Newbourne Village Festival offers a fresh and dynamic lineup of performers, ensuring that no two visits are the same. From musicians and dancers to jesters and magicians, you'll find something new to captivate and entertain you every time you attend.

  1. Interactive Storytelling

Become part of the story as you interact with costumed characters and participate in the festival's ongoing narrative. The Newbourne Village Festival prides itself on providing a fully immersive experience, allowing visitors to truly step into the world of the Renaissance.

  1. Family-Friendly Fun

The festival offers a wide range of activities and entertainment for visitors of all ages. From games and crafts to live performances and educational demonstrations, there's something for everyone at the Newbourne Village Festival.

The Bristol Renaissance Faire: A Grand Celebration

The Bristol Renaissance Faire, the largest of our featured events, promises nine weekends of magic and excitement from July 8th to September 4th. Here's what you can expect from this spectacular celebration:

  1. Theme Weekends Are Back

Crowd favorites, the theme weekends, are making their triumphant return to the Bristol Renaissance Faire. These weekends provide the perfect opportunity to dress up as different characters and immerse yourself in the fantastical world of the Renaissance.

  1. Unique Events and Activities

In addition to its incredible live performances and bustling marketplace, the Bristol Faire also offers a variety of unique events and activities, such as pub crawls, RenQuest, and escape rooms, ensuring there's never a dull moment.

  1. Queen's College

Often overlooked, the Queen's College is a treasure trove of hands-on learning experiences. Here, patrons can explore lost arts such as maille, blackwork stitching, brass rubbing, basket and textile weaving, candle making, calligraphy, and more.

  1. Rides and Games

The Bristol Faire offers a wide array of rides and games for visitors of all ages to enjoy. From the exhilarating to the whimsical, there's something for everyone to explore.

  1. A Vast and Vibrant Faire

As a large and expansive faire, the Bristol Renaissance Faire offers a truly immersive experience, filled with excitement and wonder at every turn. Be prepared to be amazed by the sheer scale and splendor of this unforgettable event.


From the enchanting Janesville Renaissance Faire to the charming Newbourne Village Festival and the grand celebration that is the Bristol Renaissance Faire, this season promises to be filled with excitement, magic, and unforgettable memories. As we embark on this fairytale journey across Wisconsin, we invite you to join us in experiencing the wonder and enchantment of days gone by.

Whether you're a seasoned faire-goer or a first-time visitor, these events are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Stay tuned for more updates and insider tips as we explore each of these extraordinary celebrations. Until then, mark your calendars and prepare for a whirlwind of adventure through the world of the Renaissance. Fare thee well, and we'll see you at the faires!

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