A Day Trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire

The Bristol Renaissance Faire is a fantastic event that is open on Saturdays and Sundays from early July through Labor Day on 30 beautiful acres of land in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It is a highly entertaining experience that our family has come to love. . . and has now become a yearly tradition with friends!

A Day Trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire

From the moment you step onto the grounds, you feel as though you have been transported to 16th-century England. A medieval ambiance permeates every inch of the premises, from the quaint Tudor-style architecture of the surrounding food booths and shops, to the costumed characters interacting with festival goers around every corner. It really is a unique and fun environment!

There are all kinds of neat games, several small rides for the kids, rock climbing, archery, face painting and henna artists. Open-air stages are everywhere with frequent shows featuring jesters, sword fighters and the like, as well as live music. The food is awesome, too. The amazing variety ranges from the infamous giant BBQ turkey legs to veggie tempura, garlic butter artichokes, pickle-on-a-stick and gelato!

The faire is built among tons of mature trees, which provide comfortable shade in the summer months. And lines always seem to go quickly, which is a plus. We always buy our tickets online in advance; subscribe to their email list to score coupons, too.

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The people-watching is some of the best I’ve ever seen, and many who attend go in costume. If you decide you would like to step up your middle ages attire once you are in the midst of it all, there are countless artisans selling eclectic accessories and jewelry of all sorts.

Check out the Bristol Renaissance Faire’s website for all the important information you need to plan your visit. Don’t forget to subscribe to their newsletter for admission discounts. It truly is a one-of-a-kind experience that the whole family will enjoy and remember!

Bristol Renaissance Faire
12550 120th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53142

For more family fun ideas, check out our outdoor activities page.

 

About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

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