Specially built for the Bristol Renaissance Faire’s 30th Anniversary
Weekend 4, July 29 & 30
Trying to decide whether to hit the faire or the con this weekend? Now, brand new for our 30th anniversary, you no longer have to choose! Join us on RennCon™, for our first ever celebration of cosplay in all its forms. Attend a panel, take in the scenery, and enjoy some very special surprises! Whether you draw your inspiration from the sci-fi scene, anime, comics, television, fairy tales, or anywhere else… we invite you to mingle with our 16th century townsfolk in the biggest costume party in Wisconsin.
Masquerade Costume Contest – Register at Guest Services anytime before 2 p.m. to receive your entry number. Mingle at the Maypole from 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for anonymous judging. Be at the Globe Stage at 5:30 p.m. for a group photo – contestants sit in the first 5 rows. Semi-Finalists will be called to the stage for additional photos. The Champions of the Bristol Renaissance Faire’s Masquerade Costume Contest will be announced thereafter.
Children (12 & younger) Costume Contest: Both Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 p.m. be in the Bristol’s Kids Kingdom area. No need to pre-register for the Children’s Contest!
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.
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.
Play all 19 days of the Bristol season with a RenQuest Season Pass for $95. Price is only for gameplay and does not include admission into the Faire itself. Click Here to buy a RenQuest Season Pass today!
You may sign up for Episode 1 or 3 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. You must sign up before 12:45 p.m. to begin playing Episode 2 to ensure you can complete all the day’s events. You should return to the vardo before 4:15 p.m. to prepare for the end of episode showdown unless otherwise expressly directed by your class leader.
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™!
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!