SPECIAL EVENTS 2014

 
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Pub Crawl castEvery Faire Day

The 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 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm daily. Tickets are $35 and are available online. Pub Crawl tickets purchased online must be redeemed at the Will Call Window in the Box Office. You must redeem your ticket at the Will Call window to receive your Pub Crawl wristband.

You may only Crawl once per day!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PUB CRAWL TICKETS
The Pub Crawl sells out quickly. Day-of tickets may be available at the RenQuest Encampment (across from Friends of Faire). We recommend online purchase before you arrive at Bristol to guarantee your spot.

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!
 
     
 

Every Faire Day

Kids Quest

Looking for adventure? Excitement? Treasure?! So are Jill and Little Bo Peep! Join our adventurers-for-hire as they frolic through the town of Bristol searching for treasure and excitement. 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.

 
     
 

Weekend 1, July 5 & 6

Opening Weekend  - Welcome to the Bristol Renaissance Faire where fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight; where worlds coexist and dreams come to life! All children 12 & younger receive free admission this weekend only.

 
     
 

Weekend 2, July 12 & 13

Swashbuckler Weekend - Yar! Hoist the mainsails and dress as your inner pirate!
The Pirate Joke Off
Pig & Whistle Pub, 5:00pm
Adults! Find your ONE favorite pirate joke, take the stage at the Pig & Whistle Pub and make us laugh. The joke that makes the largest splash wins a drink! (Must be 21 to participate.) Due to the unpredictable nature of adults and jokes, this event is rated NC-17.

The Child Pirate Joke Show
Kids Kingdom stage, 12:30pm
Children! Find your one favorite pirate joke, take the stage at Kid's Kingdom and tell everyone! This event is for children age 5-12.

 
     
 

Weekend 3, July 19 & 20

Steampunk Invasion - We invite all our guests to dress up in your finest time-traveling attire. No matter which century you portray, we're looking forward to celebrating a leap back (or forward) in time! This weekend only: The return of the Absinthe Bar (near the Lord Mayor's Forum Stage), and a special visit from the Green Fairy.

NEW this year: You may purchase your Absinthe shot in a commemorative Bristol shot glass! Available only at the Absinthe Bar.
The Steampunk Promenade Costume Contest with cash prizes for the most elegant man, woman and couple. Saturday only. Register at Guest Services anytime before 2pm. Mingle at the Maypole from 2pm-2:30pm for anonymous judging and a group photo. Winners will be announced at the Lord Mayor's Forum stage at 4:30pm.
The Marvelous Steampunk Accessory Contest with prizes for the three most unique accessories. Sunday only. Register at Guest Services anytime before 2pm. Mingle at the Maypole from 2pm-2:30pm for anonymous judging and a group photo. Winners will be announced at the Lord Mayor's Forum stage at 4:30pm.

 
     
 

Weekend 4, July 26 & 27

Fantasy Costume Contest / Historical Costume Contest

Saturday - Fantasy Costumes
Sunday - Historical (Rome thru WWII) Costumes
HOW TO ENTER:
Adult Contest - no age restrictions
Interested contestants should register at the Guest Services Gazebo (before 2pm) and will be given a number to attach to the back of their costume.
Mingle at the Maypole from 2pm-2:30pm for anonymous judging from ten different judges.
A group photo will take place at the Globe Stage at 4:30pm. All contestants should sit in the first 5 rows of audience seating. After the photo, semi-finalists will be called to the stage. The champions will be announced after the semi-finalist photo. One champion each day will win $100 cash. Second and third place finalists will win Faire tickets valid through August 24, 2014.


Kids Contest - for participants age 12 and younger
There will be separate contests for children on both Saturday and Sunday in Bristol's Kids Kingdom. Do not register at the Guest Services Gazebo - simply be at Kids Kingdom at 12:30pm.

 
     
 

Weekend 5, August 2 & 3

Marketplace Bonus Ticket Weekend

Shop the wares of more than 175 merchants and artisans, spend $200 in a day, and then present your receipts at the Guest Services Gazebo to receive two complimentary tickets valid through August 24th, 2014!
(Limit 2 tickets per adult customer.)

 
     
 

Weekend 6, August 9 & 10

Wenches Weekend

In celebration of the women in our lives, the Bristol Renaissance Faire is hosting "A Taste of the Faire," a self-hosted Wine Tasting through five of our pubs. Tickets are $35 dollars and may be purchased at the Guest Services Gazebo. Upon purchase you will receive a wristband that entitles you to five tastes of wine at pre-determined ale stands, each of which will be featuring a different wine!

 

     
 

Weekend 7, August 16 & 17

Salute to Uniforms & Scouts Weekend

ANY SCOUT (Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Spiral Scout) is welcome to participate. Leaders and scouts IN uniform receive a discount for their entire party - no coupon needed. Adults $15. Child (age 5-12) $5. All scouts can complete a passport to earn a patch. $5 per patch, $3 per rocker patch per year.

RETURNING this year: Letterboxing! Don't forget to bring a notebook to collect your letterboxes from Bristol. For more information about letterboxing, visit this website: www.atlasquest.com
Salute to Uniforms: This special discount is for Active and Veteran Military, Police, Fire Department and EMT personnel with valid ID. Coupon coming soon.
(We'd love to see your affiliated T-shirts at Bristol!)

 
     
 

Weekend 8, August 23 & 24

#BristolFun and Pride Day

Come to play at Bristol this weekend. Take photos of the fun you have and tag them with #BristolFun on Facebook or Twitter. We'll feature our favorites in our feed!

Saturday - Pride Day!

 

 
     
 

Weekend 9, August 30 & 31, September 1

Closing Weekend

One final chance to shout, "Merry Meet! Merry Part! And Merry Meet Again!"

 
     
     
   
 
 
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