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Guess what I did yesterday?

20130707_112936I went to the Bristol Renassaince Faire in Kenosha, WI!

Yeah, the title of the post is my attempt at sounding Renassaince-y. Now you get it! πŸ˜‰


It was SUCH a cool experience. If you are ever in Illinois/Wisconsin area (or you live in the area) you HAVE to go there. It is seriously the coolest thing ever. They have a whole Β town that’s created just for this fair and this is no small town. This fair/town is actually big and there is just SO much you can do there! It was amazing.



From mud pit shows…

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To having a duel…. (you could actually be the person to duel in this!)

20130707_125446This place had it all in terms of performances and entertainment. The coolest thing was that you’d think this fair was mostly for children (thinking of Medieval Times, which I have never actually gone to but I heard it’s geared for kids) this one had a perfect balance of stuff for kids AND adults. Many performances, especially comedy shows, were geared for adults and some were even R-rated (for example, three young madams singing about how a lady always swallows). Haha. It was a ton of fun and hilarious.

But performances weren’t all that was there. There were also a TON of vendors, shops, and food stands around – everything SUPER original and authentic to the age. It was seriously amazing to see how much thought and preparation must have come into making this fair come to life to such an extent. I seriously felt like I was transformed back in time!

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Every food stand was pretty expensive but we did find something worth the price…. ice cream waffle cones! They were gigantic and SO delicious! Definitely worth the price πŸ™‚ It wasn’t even that expensive considering how big it was!

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The fair couldn’t be complete with by-standers and random people that were dressed in the spirit! That’s what I think really made this fair come to life that much more. There were SO many people there dressed in the character and SPEAKING in the character. It was mind-blowing. So amazing!

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And some gorgeous sights of nearby ponds with gorgeous lilacs, a turtle cashing the fish, and a mini swamp.

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It was an unforgettable experience and I definitely want to go back next year. This fair runs for 4 weeks in July on Saturdays and Sundays if you’re interested in going! πŸ™‚ I totally recommend it!

Kammie wants to know:

  • Have you ever been in a full-on themed fair/fest like this?
  • What do you think of the Renaissance era?

Let me know in the comments below

Last Updated on March 28, 2019

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  1. Wow, that looks like a lot of fun! I love going to events like this! Thank you for sharing all of the great photos! I want to go! πŸ™‚

  2. I LOVE the renaissance, if I could dress like they did every single day without getting the stank eye from everyone that sees me, I would! lol that looks like so much fun, we’ve got nothing like that here in Nova Scotia, I think a little vacation might be in order πŸ˜‰

  3. That looks like such a cool event! I can’t even imagine how much time and energy it must take to set everything up! Not to mention how impressive it is that people can walk around all day in those heavy, dark clothes during the summer! Doesn’t sound like my idea of a good time at all haha. But the event itself looks like a really awesome and fun experience.

  4. One day I want to dress up and go!

  5. Sounds like you had a great time! I went to a Renaissance Fair when I was a teenager, but I don’t think I appreciated it as much as I should have. πŸ™‚

    LOVE that cute pic of the turtle!!

  6. That looks like soo much fun! I’ve never been to a Renaissance fair, but I am definitely going to look one up now. We were supposed to go to one last summer because Tommy’s friend’s fiancΓ©e at the time was working at it, but he later found out that she was cheating on him with another fair employee, and yea we didn’t end up going. The buildings there remind me a lot of a section of Busch Gardens in Virginia.

    • OMG that sucks! Ha :/ that’s never fun. Well.. you guys should go anyway. Hopefully no drama will ensure that will prevent this from happening this time. And i really like houses like this, I don’t know if I could live in them but they are nice looks-wise – this makes me wanna go visit Busch Gardens. I’ve never been to Virginia!

  7. How neat! I would love to do something like that!

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