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Renaissance Festivals located in the United States

Keeping the Renaissance Fair data updated is a never-ending task. New ones pop up and old ones cancel. Some stay but change the time of year, etc.

If there is a fair that I have missed, please use the Contact Form to let me know. All I need is the state and faire name. It will take you less than a minute!

This is an alphabetical list of the Renaissance Festivals in the United States.

The “Schedule Announced” is as of the date I last checked their website. As I said, things change.

You should click on the website link to confirm whether the faire information has been updated on their website.

In the map below, markers in RED are faires that have not updated any information for the current year. GREEN markers show faires that have updated their dates for the current year.

If the website is missing, it’s because when I tried to gather the information, the website was down.

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Festival NameSchedule announced for this yearFestival Website URL
Age of Chivalry Festivalpermanently cancelledhttp://www.lvrenfair.com/
Agoura Renaissance Pleasure Faireyeshttps://renfair.com/socal/the-faire/
Alabama Renaissance Faireyeshttps://www.alrenfaire.org/
All Hallows Fantsay Fairenohttp://www.allhallowsfaire.com/
Alls FaireyesAlls Faire
Annual Harvest FairenoAnnual Harvest Faire
Arizona Renaissance Festivalnohttps://arizona.renfestinfo.com/
Arizona Scottish Gaheringno
Bay Area Renaissance Festivalnohttps://www.bayarearenfest.com/
Big Bear Renaissance Fairenohttps://www.bigbearrenfaire.org/
Brevard Renaissance Fairyeshttps://brevardrenaissancefair.com/
Bristol Renaissance Fairenohttps://renfair.com/bristol/
Camelot Days Medieval Festivalnohttps://camelotdays.com/
Canterbury Renaissance Faireyeshttps://canterburyfaire.com/
Carolina Renaissance Festivalyes
Cautthroats of Corona Pyrates Festival
permanently cancelled
 
Celtic Festival & Highland GamesyesCeltic Festival & Highland Games
Celtic Flign and Highland GamesyesCeltic Fling and Highland Games
Central Coast Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://ccrenfaire.com/
Central Missouri Renaissance Festivalyes
Clifornia City Renaissance Festivalpermanently cancelled
Colorado Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://coloradorenaissance.com/
Connecticut Renaissance Faire (Fall)yeshttps://ctfaire.com/
Door County Fantasy Renaissance Fairepermanently cancelledDoor Co. Renaissance
Eastport Pirate FestivalnoEastport Pirate Festival
Estrella WaryesEstrella War XXX
Fairy FestivalyesFairy Festival
Florida Renaissance Festival – Deerfield Beachnohttp://www.ren-fest.com/
Fort Bragg Renaissance FaireyesFort Bragg Renaissance Faire
Gasparilla Pirate FestivalyGasparilla Pirate Festival
Georgia Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://www.garenfest.com/
Grand Lake Renaissance Festivalyes
Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplacenowebsite not woking
Great Plains Renaissance Festivalsyes
Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faireyeshttp://www.stlrenfest.com/
Gulf Coast Renaissance FaireyesGulf Coast Renaissance Faire
Gulf Wars XXIVyesGulf Wars XXIV
Gulfport Faerie FestivalyesGulfport Faerie Festival
Heavener Runestone Viking Festivalyes
Hoggetowne Medieval Faireyes
Iowa Renaissance FestivanoIowa Renaissance Festival
Kansas City Renaissance Festivalyeshttp://www.kcrenfest.com/
Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://www.kyrenfaire.com/
King Richard’s Fairenohttps://kingrichardsfaire.net/
Koroneburg Renaissance Festivalno
Lakewood Lions Charity Renaissance Faireyes
Lilies War XXVIIyesLilies War XXVII
Longs Peak Scottish/IrishyesLongs Peak Scottish/Irish Festival
Louisiana Renaissance Festivalnohttps://www.larf.net/
Maryland Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://rennfest.com/
Medieval Faire at NormanyesMedieval Faire at Norman
Medieval Mayhemyeshttps://www.azmayhem.com/
Michigan Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://www.michrenfest.com/
Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festivalyes
Middlefaire Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://www.middlefest.com/
Midlands Pirate FestivalnoMidlands Pirate Festival
Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faireyeshttps://www.mfrenfaire.com/
Minnesota Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://www.renaissancefest.com/
Mobile Renaissance Faireno
Mutton and Mead Medieval Festivaln
New Hampshire Renaissance Fairenohttps://www.nhrenfaire.com/
New Jersey Renaissance Faireyeshttp://www.njrenfaire.com/
New York Renaissance Faireyes
North Carolina Renaissance Fairepermanently cancelledNorth Carolina Ren Faire
Northern California Renaissance Faireyes
Northwest Renaissance Festivalpermanently cancelledNorthwest Renaissance Festival
Nottingham Festivalyeshttps://twitter.com/nottinghamfstvl
Ohio Renaissance Festivalnohttps://www.renfestival.com/
Oklahoma Renaissance Festivalno
Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gatheringno
Pennsic WarsnoPennsic Wars
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faireyeshttp://www.parenfaire.com/
Pirate FestyesPirate Fest
Pirate Fest Las Vegasyeshttp://www.piratefestlv.com/
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://pittsburghrenfest.com/
Ren in the Glen FaireyesRen in the Glen Faire
Renaissance Festival of Nebraskayeshttps://renfestnebraska.com/
Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern Californiano
Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire
permanently cancelled
 
Robin Hoods Faire (Spring)yeshttps://robinhoodsfaire.com/
Santa Fe Renaissance FairenoSanta Fe Renaissance Faire
Sarasota Medieval Fairyes
Scarborough Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://www.srfestival.com/
Sherwood Forest Faireyes
Shrewsbury Renaissance FaireyesShrewsbury Renaissance Faire
Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festivalno
Siouxland Renaissance Festivalnohttps://www.siouxlandrenfest.com/
Sonora Celtic FaireyesSonora Celtic Faire
Southampton Renaissance Festivalno
Spokane Renaissance FairenoSpokane Renaissance Faire
Spring Escondido Renaissance Faireyes
St. Andrew’s Highland GamesyesSt. Andrew’s Highland Games
Sterling Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://www.sterlingfestival.com/
Stone Mountain Highland GamesnStone Mountain Highland Games
Tennessee Renaissance Festivalnohttp://www.tnrenfest.com/
Texas Renaissance Festivalyeshttps://www.texrenfest.com/
Three Barons Renaissance Fairenohttps://3barons.org/
Two Rivers Renaissance Fairenohttps://www.tworiversfaire.com/
Tybee Island Pirate FestyesTybee Island Pirate Fest
Utah Renaissance Festival and Fantasy Faireyeshttps://utahrenfaire.org/
Valhalla Renaissance Fairenohttps://www.valhallafaire.com/
Virginia Renaissance Fairenohttp://varf.org/
Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faireyeshttps://washingtonfaire.com/
Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faireyes
Wichita Highland Games and Celtic Festivalyes
Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faireno

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A touch of “Swan Song” and a dash of “The Stand”…Very good post-apocalyptic tale in the mode and mood of R. McCammon’s “Swan Song” and S. King’s “The Stand”. ★★★★★

Excerpt from Troop of Shadows:

Prologue
Colleyville, Texas
October

Dani cursed the weight of her backpack. The final two items from the ransacked Walgreens, crammed in as an afterthought ten minutes ago, might cost her everything. After surviving the last twelve months of hell only to be thwarted now by a can of Similac and a twelve-pack of Zest soap, would be sadly anticlimactic. Despite running at a full sprint down a dark suburban street, dodging overflowing garbage cans while eluding three men who would steal her hard-won tubes of Neosporin and likely rape and kill her in the process, she snorted at the thought of a fictional headline: Young Woman’s Life Ends Tragically but Zestfully Clean.

Damn it, she would ditch the backpack. She could come back tomorrow night for it, but right now staying alive outweighed any future benefit its contents might provide. As her pursuers rounded the corner behind her, she darted across the front lawn of a house and leaped over a cluster of dead juniper shrubs. A year ago, those shrubs had been green, manicured, and providing curb appeal to the upscale neighborhood; they functioned now as a hurdle component in the obstacle course Dani navigated on most nights.

She angled toward the side of the house and around the corner, only to come to an abrupt stop next to a six-foot barricade. Residents of these sprawling bedroom communities situated between Dallas and Fort Worth clung to their privacy fences as fiercely as their rural counterparts did to their firearms. Why all those day-trading dads and cheerleader moms required such secrecy was beyond Dani. She didn’t care. All that mattered was how difficult they made her nightly forages. Only idiots or people with a death wish traveled alone on the streets anymore. The clever ones navigated through backyards and drainage ditches, shadowed easements and alleyway, avoiding open spaces and other humans.

Especially humans traveling in groups.

Stealth and caution were second nature to her now, and she was pissed at herself for loading up the backpack with more weight than she could easily carry at a full run.

Rookie mistake.

She flung the pack into the undergrowth of a once meticulous garden, making a mental note of the enormous red tip photinia which camouflaged the bundle in a leafy shroud. She hoped to be alive the next day to retrieve it.

She clambered up the fence, finding a toehold on a warped plank, and squirmed over the top. A silver fingernail of a moon did little to illuminate the backyard. Weak starlight reflected off the inky surface of a half-empty, kidney-shaped swimming pool. Her Nikes gripped the concrete deck as she skirted the murky water and made a beeline for the back of the yard that was, of course, separated from its neighbor by a privacy fence. It was a tall one too — a full ten feet. There were no bushes or trees to use for leverage either. She scanned the area for anything that might serve as a step ladder.

Of all the yards she could have chosen for her escape, she’d picked one with a damn ten-foot fence.

Her heart raced from the sprint, but not from panic. Gone was the young woman from a year ago, the full-time floundering college dropout and part-time surly Starbucks barista who spent too much time reading books and not enough time looking for a job that would allow her to move out of her parents’ house. She was too smart for her own good, everyone had told her. She should have taken that secretarial position in North Dallas, but she would have lost her sanity in that environment. The tedious filing, the ringing phones, the office politics — in other words, hell on earth for a girl with an IQ over a hundred and fifty.

Despite the recent horrors, she’d come into her own at last, after twenty-one years of meandering through life unfocused and unchallenged. The extra twenty pounds she’d been carrying courtesy of Freddy’s cheeseburgers and Taco Bell burritos were gone, thanks to her newfound self-discipline and endless hours of Krav Maga training with Sam. Not only had she transformed her body, she’d elevated and strengthened her mind as well. Before the power had gone out, she’d watched countless tutorials on T’ai Chi, Qigong, and Buddhist meditation. During that same window — when people were beginning to get sick, but before most of them had died — she’d combed book stores and libraries within a fifteen-mile radius. When the country went dark and people realized that life-saving information was no longer available with a few keystrokes, Dani had amassed reference material on subjects as diverse as hydroponics and combat first aid, ancient meat drying techniques and bomb making. Between martial arts lessons with Sam, she spent every spare minute absorbing the printed esoteric knowledge like a greedy lizard on a sun-drenched rock.

Knowledge was survival.

When the first of the men slithered over the fence into the backyard, she hadn’t found anything to use as a foothold. Another figure followed behind him. She closed her eyes, took a deep breath and released it from her lungs, slow and measured, then took off at a full run toward them. While she ran, fingers slid down to a leather sheath secured to her belt. Two seconds before she reached the first of her would-be assailants, a Ka-Bar — the grandaddy of tactical knives — was in her hand.

Dani used momentum and every ounce of her one-hundred-twenty pound frame to slam the first man into the second, knocking both assailants off-balance and unprepared for her next move: a vicious stab to the groin of the first. He collapsed to his knees. She followed with a backhand movement, opening up the throat of his companion. A similar gesture to the man with the injured groin silenced his moaning.

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