Everything About the Renaissance Era

Contrary to what the name of this website implies…. this site covers just about everything related to the Renaissance and not just Renaissance festivals.

If you are looking for information related to the Renaissance or Renaissance Faires or Renaissance Festivals or Renaissance Fairs, it is probably on this site.

How about a handmade wooden tankard to hold your beverage in? Maybe you want a handmade leather belt and/or mug strap to hold that wooden tankard?

Maybe a pewter tankard is more to your liking? There’s a nice variety to choose from.

If you are looking for Renaissance Clothing or Renaissance Costumes or Renaissance Clothes or Renaissance Dresses or Renaissance costume patterns, they’re here too.

Want to see some costume books?

Renaissance Cookbooks or Renaissance recipes?

How about info on Renaissance Artists and/or Renaissance Science?

Renaissance Movies with a Renaissance and/or Medieval flair…. look no further.

Want some information about Renaissance weddings? There’s a fairly extensive section on everything from vows, speeches, invitation and a lot more.

The Renaissance period is one of the most interesting in history. From the French, the word “Renaissance” means re-birth. Which is a good description of the period. There is no agreement on exactly when the period started or ended, but the general consensus is that it started around 1260 and ended around 1600. Significant advances in art and architecture occurred during this period of history. There were also some major shifts in religion and the power of the church during this period too.

The Renaissance festivals allow you to “go back in time”. Faire-goers, or Rennies, enjoy dressing in the period costumes and speaking in the accent of the times (many do a very poor job at this, but they enjoy it none the less).

You can find information about a Renaissance faires and festivals. This website links directly to the official websites of all the current faires in the U.S. as well as other parts of the world.

Because many people interested in these events are also interested in wearing a period costume, this site has information on those too. You can find Renaissance costume patterns (for those who sew) and a fairly lengthy list of costume books.

Of course the increasing popularity of the Renaissance faires has led to an increase in popularity of Renaissance weddings. There could be volumes written on just this subject alone, but this a a good jumping off point (notice the intentional use of the words “jumping off”)..

Even though the menu on the left has all of this information, for some people actually seeing the sub menus printed out is better (I happen to be one of those ‘visual’ people).

The website is fairly heavy with information now but if you think of anything that I have missed, please use the contact form to let me know so I can add it to my list of future updates.

Thank you. Enjoy the site and if you have any questions or suggestions or see anything wrong, please use the contact form to let me know.


Faire Dates, Renaissance Information, Wooden Tankards