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Renaissance Fairs, Renaissance Festivals and Renaissance Faires

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.

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 recipes.

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

A popular search is for Renaissance Artists and their works.... they're here too.

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

Want some information about Renaissance weddings, it's just a click away.


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 faires 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 faire in a particular part of the country here. There is information on the dates, the faire and contact information where available (email and phone numbers).

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")..

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