Bristol RenQuest™


How to Join / Pricing / Getting Started
The Bristol Pub Crawl
Kids Quest

The Story So Far

Champions & Scores

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What is RenQuest™? How do I join?

  RenQuest is an interactive theatrical gaming experience offering players an opportunity to experience the living world of the Bristol Renaissance Faire through completing quests, honing skills and defeating evil villains. The game spans the 30-acre Faire grounds and boasts over 30 NPCs (non-playing characters) dedicated to enriching the fantasy experience for players. New to Bristol? There is no better way to become acquainted with the Faire and its inhabitants than by playing RenQuest. Regular season-pass member of the Faire? RenQuest is a great way to experience characters, shops and our beautiful scenery in a whole new light. “Live thy adventure!”  

Once you have decided to strike out on great adventure, you may purchase your day of play at the RenQuest™ Red Vardo.

  RenQuest™ Pricing:  

Game play is $10 per day, recommended for ages 12 and up. Sign up at the RenQuest Red Vardo, located near the Cheshire Chase stage on your Faire map.

You may sign up for Episode 1 or 2 between the hours of 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

You may sign up for Episode 3 between the hours of 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

(Sign up hours are to ensure you do not miss any scheduled or timed events.)

If you have finished the core story but wish to pursue advanced achievements then RenQuest™ costs $5 per day. You may complete achievement quests at your own pace between the hours of 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

This price is in addition to the gate ticket price and does not offer any gate ticket discounts.

  RenQuest™ offers interactive characters and prizes that are not available to the regular faire attendee. In years past we have awarded hand blown glass goblets, hand bound leather journals, limited edition print artwork and a custom fantasy portrait featuring our grand champion in the picture! You cannot purchase these items anywhere on site - they are only available to those who play RenQuest™!  
  Getting Started  
  Once you have your proof of purchase, you will...  
  • Receive your Players Passbook, so you can record all your points

Receive and sign your Code Of Conduct (Or print it off and bring it with you!)

Receive your first quest and let the Adventure Begin!

  More Information  

A game of RenQuest lasts approximately two (2) hours. You may quest at your own pace, but please finish your questing by 4pm and check back with the camp to see if you've unlocked an exclusive cut-scene! If you want more information about the quests and playing, go to the RenQuest™ Camp. This is the home of the Band of the Twisted Claw. It’s marked on the Faire map with the RenQuest™ logo and is across from the Friends of Faire Garden.

Any of the members of the Band can explain more about playing and the fees.


As you complete your quests, return to the RenQuest™ Camp to register your points earned and to receive further orders. It is best to begin your quest early in the day. Questing stops around 4pm each day, and exclusive, unlockable cut-scenes conclude by 6pm.

Be sure to check in at the end of your day of Adventuring so that the Band of the Twisted Claw may obtain a final point tally and keep your quest sheet safe.

At the end of the weekend, Players’ points are all tallied and the individual and class leaders are posted on the Bristol Renaissance Faire website. Click to see the Champions page.

  Returning to Play Another Day  

Check in at the RenQuest™ Camp to receive your current player sheet and next quest. It’s just that simple!


The Pub Crawl castThe Bristol Pub Crawl

Play the best beer game this side of 1599 and party like a Royal at Bristol's legendary Pub Crawl. Join the loud and lusty pub crawl crew, skip long lines as they personally amuse you along the village streets to several fine taverns and public houses. Try not to spill as you jiggle with merriment at the most bodacious songs, jests, jokes, stories and riddles the shire has to offer. Travel with your own bartender, for immediate service, and choose from more than 20 beers on tap or a delicious mead as you go. We also offer a gluten free cider. FOUR alcoholic drinks are included in the Pub Crawl - one at each pub.


The Pub Crawl departs at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The Pub Crawl departs at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $35. Half the tickets for each crawl are available online, the other half are available for purchase on the day of the crawl on a first-come basis. Pub Crawl tickets purchased online must be redeemed at the Will Call Window in the Box Office to receive your wristband.

You may only Crawl once per day!


The Pub Crawl sells out quickly. Day-of tickets will be available at Guest Services until noon - then at the Red Wagon in the RenQuest camp until 2:30. We recommend online purchase before you arrive at Bristol to guarantee your spot. A ticket to the Pub Crawl does not include admission to The Bristol Renaissance Faire. You will need an admission ticket and a Pub Crawl ticket if you wish to join the Pub Crawl.

Must be 21 to participate (IDs will be checked for everyone). Children are not permitted on the Pub Crawl. Please drink responsibly, we like return customers!

Kids Quest

Hey kids!  Looking for an exciting adventure while visiting Bristol?  Join Winken, Blinken and Nod as they frolic through the town of Bristol searching for clues to the hidden treasure. Help Bristol’s fairy tale citizens and be a part of their story. Specifically for our players aged 4-10, these 20-30 minute quests begin at the RenQuest™ Camp twice daily (2pm & 4pm) and cost $5 per child to play. The first quest is completely different than the second quest so you may do either or both! Size is limited so sign up early. Parents must accompany children while on the quest.

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