Guess what I did yesterday?
I 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! 😉
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 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…
To having a duel…. (you could actually be the person to duel in this!)
This 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!
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 🙂 It wasn’t even that expensive considering how big it was!
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!
And some gorgeous sights of nearby ponds with gorgeous lilacs, a turtle cashing the fish, and a mini swamp.
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! 🙂 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