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Bristol Renaissance Faire

2014 Marketplace

  Merchant Adventurers from lands near and far bring myriad works of artistry, imagination and skill to the fantastic Bristol marketplace this summer. Enjoy!  
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NEW New This Season
HD Historic Demonstrations
PD Product Demonstrations
Arms & Armor Artwork Candles, Soaps & Scents Clothing, Costumes & Accessories
Eclectic Handcrafts Footwear Furnishings Glasswork
Jewelry Leather Wares Metals Musical Instruments
Paper & Books Porcelain & Pottery Special Services Toys & Fun for Young People
Wood Diverse Others... Visiting Guest Artisans Interested in joining?
  Arms & Armor  

Steve Cowan

The Royal Swordsmith

858 The Royal Mews

Stage-Combat-Approved Swords & Axes


Joshua Diliberto
The Mithril Weaver
162 Guild Hall Row, N

Handmade Chain Maille Armour and Art

  Mary & Morgan Hill
Barbarian Weaponry
13 Legion Field
Foam Practice Weapons for Barbarians
  Craig Johnson & Christopher Poor ~ HD
Arms & Armor
440 Shakespeare’s Meadow, E
Fine Armor and Weapons
  Tim Lawler
Sabersmith - Beyond Battleready
130 Guild Hall Row, N
Battleready Handcrafted Weaponry

David Michael Ruff ~ HD

Stickbow Archery

79 Trader's Wharf, W

Artisan Bowyer Making Bows and Arrows

  Paul Schneider
Mayhawke Armory
33 Farnham Way, W
Historic Replica Swords and Daggers
  Ande & Brian Wolf
Siege The Day
67 Trader’s Wharf, C
Handmade Miniature Catapults, Trebuchets & Ballistas
  Cherie Gerhardt
Mystic Moon Media
22 Farnham Way, E
Custom Fantasy Portraits and Artwork
  Robin Raab
Stoneworks by Filigree
133 Guild Hall Row, S
Distinctive Stone Art for Home & Garden
  Josie Rodriguez
221 High Street, W
Lords & Ladies Drawn Out Loud
  Candles, Soaps & Scents  
  Hatem Abusoud
Sahara Mist
668 Farnham Way, E
Exotic perfumed oils & incense
  Anne W. Beeson
Salt of the Earth
633 Farnham Way, W
Handmade Bath & Body Indulgences
  Victoria & Harrison Beeson
Wicks & Woods
75 Trader’s Wharf, C
Handmade Candles & Woven Baskets

Shannon DeVaul

Beeswyck Candle Shoppe

117 Guild Hall Row, S

Artisan Scented & Beeswax Chandlery

  Dana Gass
Kamala Perfumes
436 Shakespeare’s Meadow, E
Oils, Incense, Herbs & Apothecary

Jef Hall & Jessica Bielke

Fairy Scents

316 Shoplatch Lane, E

Spa-Quality Hand-Poured Lotion Candles

  Anita Hero
Cream City Soap
289 Shoplatch Lane, W
Premium Handmade Soaps & Body Products
  Keridwyn Hershberger
Devonshire Incense & Soap Company
29 Farnham Way, W
Certified organic incense, soap & candles
  Bryan & Melissa Penney
Seventh Sojourn Soaps
647 Farnham Way, W
Handmade Soaps and Scrubs
  Clothing, Costumes & Accessories  
  Heidi Alexander
Domba! Tribal Bellydance
716 St John's Crossing, N
Costuming for Women & Girls

Heather Baumann

Nomadic Dreams Gypsy Boutique

101 Elephant Alley, S

Indulge Yourself: Exotic Bohemian Elegance


Andi Bilek

Tangled Fibres

730 St. John's Crossing, W

Original, Handmade Yarnwork Accessories

  Cynthia & Krystyna Brzezinski
Camelot Enterprises ~ The Royal Fan Shoppe
550 The Buttery, N
Feather fans, halos & masks
  Ginger Burkholder
Faire Pair Tights
536 The Buttery, N
Tights and Jester Socks
  Leigh Chamberlain
Casta Diva
432 Shakespeare’s Meadow, E
Fine Clothing for Ladies & Lords Too
  Leigh Chamberlain
Casta Divettes
147 Guild Hall Row, S
Costumes for Girls & Boys Too
  Beatrice Dudley-Nickerson
Muscovy Trading Co.
42 Farnham Way, E
Adventure in Fyne Garb
  Angus Harvey
Angus Harvey - Kiltmaker
150 Guild Hall Row, N
Scottish Kilts & Clothing
  Leanne Harvey
25 Farnham Way, W
Costumes for Men and Women
  Steven J. Hynnek
Felix Needleworthy
324 Shoplatch Lane, E
Fine Renaissance Costumes
  Mary Kipp
Wizard’s Wardrobe
652 Farnham Way, E
Costume Sales and Rentals
  Brian Lemke
623 Farnham Way, W
Spirited Horns and Spriteful Ears

Starr Majerus

Starry Dreams

111 Elephant Alley, S

Exotic Body Adornaments & Hair Embellishments

  Brenda Marcelain
The Royal Garland Shoppe
16 Farnham Way, E
Floral Head Garlands
  Laura & Adam McGraw
Silver Leaf Costumes
630 Farnham Way, E
Steampunkery for Discerning Ladies and Gents   
  Deborah & Ron Mesker
Heart’s Delight
747 St. John’s Crossing, S
Clothing and Costumes

Lisa Hames - NEW

Pandora's Kloset

629 Farnham Way, W

Eclectic Wearable Art in Everyday Clothes

  Pamela A. Palmer
La Paloma Hats
637 Farnham Way, W
Fine and Custom Hats & Millinery
  Rachel Roang
Four Winds Clothing
655 Farnham Way, W
Handmade Clothing for Men & Women
  Stacy Staeck
The Milliner’s Wife
165 Guild Hall Row, S
Handmade Hats, Coifs & Collars
  E.B. Stone
Eyes in Disguise
169 Guild Hall Row, S
Beautiful Handcrafted Leather Masks
  Richard Weber & Katherine Bus
457 Shakespeare’s Meadow, W
Hats, Feathers and Masks
  Eclectic Handcrafts  
  Keith Bonfield & Alison Love
Garden Gothic
59 Trader’s Wharf, C
Gargoyles, Grotesques and Assorted Beasties
  Sara Feldkamp
Serendipity - An Oberon Design Boutique
317 Shoplatch Lane, W
Leather & Accessories Fit for Shakespeare

Jesse Kennedy - NEW

Cartographer of the Cosmos

733 St John's Crossing, S

Handrawn Historical, Fantastic & Mythological Maps



  Stephanie Lynn & Sandra Bong
Bast’s Garden Menagerie
257 High Street, W
Here Be Dragons & Magical Creatures
  Tracy Maisel & David Keys

The Garden Party

447 Shakespeare’s Meadow

Eclectic Accents for Your Backyard

  Brian Marshall

Where the Gods Live

93 Trader’s Wharf, C

Handcarved Drinking Horns & Viking Wares

  Josanne & Bruce McAfee
Enchanted World
676 Farnham Way, E
Mystical Mermaids & Fanciful Fairies

Rebecca O'Keefe - NEW

Twisted Spiders

65 Trader's Wharf, C

Handmade Spiders from High-Quality Beads & Wire



  Tom Shadowens & Joshua Arrant
Seekers & Settlers
644 Farnham Way, E
Handmade, Handcrafted Brooms & Hiking Sticks
  Dzvenyslava Shchepanovska
Karpathian Leather Artistry
27 Farnham Way, W
Original Handmade Belts, Bags & More

Bill Shorts ~ HD

The Wicker Man

734 St. John's Crossing, N

Weaving Splint & Wicker Wares

  Melissa & Joseph Smith
Grichels - A Wrinkle In Reality
640 Farnham Way, E
Creature Comforts in Leather
  Jessica Ward-Schmidt
The Deckled Edge
370 Shakespeare's Meadow, C (Green Gypsy Wagon)
Hand-Worked Fiber Arts & Findings
  Kim & Doug Dealy
664 Farnham Way, E
Exquisite Footwear from Around the Globe

Jim & LeeAnn Granville
Old Soles by Nativearth
293 Shoplatch Lane, W
Footwear Through the Centuries

  Arik Helman
Son of Sandlar
50 Trader’s Wharf, S
Boots, Shoes & Men’s Garb
  Ken & Gail Wilson
723 St. John’s Crossing, S
Pirate From Stem to Stern
  Robert Anderson
Sky Chairs
636 Farnham Way, E
Hanging Sky Chairs
  Sara & Noel Eskew
Music of the Spheres
459 Shakespeare’s Meadow, W
The Stradivarius of Windchimes
  Diana Kush
Land of Kush / Brutti Gargoyle
335 Shoplatch Lane, W
Mixed Media Accessories and Home Decor
  Jose & Rose Michel
Elizabethan Tapestries
530 The Buttery, N
Tapestry in Pillows & Wall Hangings
  Archie Peltier
King’s Ransom
329 Shoplatch Lane, W
Treasure Chests, Tankards & Furnishings
  Alan Van Der Like
Candlelight Rocks
283 Shoplatch Lane, W
Mystical, Enchanting, Warm, Glowing Rocks
  Stuart Abelman
Abelman Art Glass
312 Shoplatch Lane, E
A World of Unexpected Treasures in Glass
  Alan & Carolyn Gardner - HD
Creations in Glass
619 Farnham Way, W
Hand-blown Glass Art
  Carol Kurtz & Steve Mudd
Gemini Glass
511 The Buttery, W
Stained Glass & Glass Constructions

Marshall Rey
Dream Weavers
28 Farnham Way, E
Unique Kaleidoscopes & Stained Glass

  Brenda Duncan
The Black Pearl
337 Shoplatch Lane, W
Heirloom and Amber Jewelry
  Cynthia & Guy Fuson
Tails Upon Tails
36 Farnham Way, E
Hair Wraps, Jewelry and More
  Paul Hapip
Gems of Antiquity
542 The Buttery, N
Jeweler in Gold
  Tim James
Pendragon Silver Crafts
659 Farnham Way, W
Sterling Silver Jewelry & More

James Johnson & Jone Williams

Indigo Turtle

645 Farnham Way, W

Handcrafted Fine Porcelain Jewelry & Art

  Jane Markham
Carved Coin Jewelry
717 St. John’s Crossing, S
Coin Jewelry
  Jeff L. Matthews & Norman Greene
Honorable Company of Metalsmiths
127 Guild Hall Row, S
Puzzle Rings and Scientific Instruments
  Juli McCarthy
Mockingbird Studio Jewelry
426 Shakespeare’s Meadow, E
Original Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry

Brenda Mennenger

Brazin' Lady Torchworks

91 Trader's Wharf, S

Wearable Bronze Art, Jewelry & Sculpture

  Barbara Ogle & Jim Slatton
Uncommon Adornments
46 Farnham Way, E
Earrings & Pendants
  Sean & Erika Potter
Medieval Metal
281 Shoplatch Lane, W
Hair Accessories & Jewelry
  Paul Reeves
295 Shoplatch Lane, W
Handcrafted Hair Wraps, Jewelry and Flasks
  Margaret Rogowski
Baltic Amber - Gold of the Sea
422 Shakespeare’s Meadow, E
Polish handmade natural amber jewelry
  Michaeline Roland
159 Guild Hall Row, S
Earth jewels of rock & crystals
  Ralph Sellers ~ HD
Village Coin Mint
241 High Street, W
Stamped Coins and Medallions
  Jennifer Snitko
Crown Jewels
118 Guild Hall Row, N
Jewelry and Hair Adornments
  Jim Slatton & Barbara Ogle
The Silver Shamrock
66 Trader’s Wharf, C
Irish and Celtic Jewelry
  Melissa Starks & Jesse Taggart
Enchanted Chains Jewelry
23 Farnham Way, W
Chains in Aluminum and Silver
  Devora Susman & Joya Butler
Silver Lady
273 High Street, W
Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Jewelry
  Ashley Wiloff & Family
Shooting Stars Beadwork
253 High Street, W
Galaxies of Hand-Woven Beaded Jewelry
  Leather Wares  
  Cory Bebault
Twizted Leather
526 The Buttery, N
Handcrafted Custom Leather Armor

Russ & Carol Beeson

Silver Hawk Leather

32 Farnham Way, E

Fine Handcrafted Belts, Purses & Accessories

  Keith & Tracy Brubaker
Chase Tannery ~ The Leather Guy
77 Trader's Wharf, W
Fine Tanned Hides and Skins
  Curtis E. Burrell, Jr.
New Wineskins Leather Magicians
156 Guild Hall Row, N
Leather Clothing, Hats and Bags

Kelly Cochran Davis
Excalibur Leather, by Avalon Leatherworks

517 The Buttery, S
Leather Costumes, Hats & Accessories

  Nicole Fullerton & MaritaBeth Carruthers
Pendragon Costumes
523 The Buttery, S
Leather Doublets and Bodices
  Steven Malone

Poetic Earth Leather Works

237 High Street, W

Leather Journals and Bags

  Vincent & Theresa Randazzo
The Sheepskin Shop
438 Shakespeare’s Meadow, E
Sheepskin and Leather Products

Susanna Ruggieri
Oh Susanna’s Leather

138/140 Guild Hall Row, N
Handmade Leather Wares

  Joseph "Raven" Bilella
Black Dragon Pewter
218 High Street, E
Fine Pewter Fantasies Fulfilled
  Tamera Bourne
Phoenix Fire
605 The Buttery
Fire-Painted Copper & Bronze Jewelry
  Steve Dalton

Ravensburg Chain Maille

430 Shakespeare’s Meadow, E

Chain Maille Apparel & Accents

  Tracy Maisel
Argent Rose
546 The Buttery, E
Original Handmade Sculpture & Roses
  Randolph Markham
Chain Maille Fashions
717 St. John’s Crossing, S
Chain Maille for All Occasions
  Randall Moore
Fellowship Foundry Pewter
249 High Street, W
Pewter Goblets and Wedding Glasses
  Ken Nelson ~ HD
Iron Wolfe Forge
322 Shoplatch Lane, E
Blacksmith, Bladesmith & Forging Demonstrations
  Karyn Rivas
Ballena Bay Pewter
121 Guild Hall Row, S
Fine Pewter Wares
  Forrest Tandberg
King of the Crowns
744 St. John’s Crossing, N
Crowns, Circlets & Accessories
  Musical Instruments  
  Christopher Heuer
Earthen Arts
247 High Street, W
Sweet-potato Ocarinas & Bird Whistles
  Martin Thomas Hill
Tribal Revival
455 Shakespeare’s Meadow, W
Didjeridoos, Drums & Tambourines
  William E. Miller ~ PD
Windwood Flutes
219 High Street, W
Bamboo Flutes
  Paper & Books  
  Mark Brasher
Under the Mango Tree
729 St. John’s Crossing, S
Handmade Leather Journals & Sketchbooks
  Linda & Vern Medeen ~ HD
Calligraphy by Linda
183 Guild Hall Row, S
Calligraphy & Calligraphy Artwork
  Peter & Jennifer Townsend
Hall of Family Names
672 Farnham Way, E
Your Family Name History
  Porcelain & Pottery  
  Michelle & Ray Amsbury
Amsbury Beads
658 Farnham Way, C
Handcrafted Beads & Hand-painted Tiles
  Patricia & David Chrest ~ HD
Patti Originals
418 Shakespeare’s Meadow, E
Stoneware and Porcelain
  Mike Polkinghorne & Kit Davis
St. Ives Pottery
285 Shoplatch Lane, W
Handmade Pottery
  Julia & Craig Sutter
Pottery by Sutter
631 Farnham Way, W
Stoneware and Porcelain Pottery

Bill Wilkie

KC Pottery

177 Guild Hall Row, S

Hand-Thrown Reduction-Fired Stoneware

  Mike & Sara Wisdom ~ HD
Hearthstone Arts
428 Shakespeare’s Meadow, E
Handmade Celtic & Heraldic Ceramics
  Special Services  
  Karen Clarkson
Phoenix Henna Bodyart
71 Trader’s Wharf, W
Creative and Traditional Henna Tattoo
  Gayle French & Melanie Mundy
Twisted Sisters
600 The Buttery, C
Elegant Hair Braiding for Everyone
  Susan M. Griffin
Face Paint Emporium
634 Farnham Way, E
Face and Body Painting

Judith Harris & April Joy Fischer, Consultants
Merlyn’s Daughters
261 High Street, W
Psychic Tarot and Astrology

Lady April Joy Weeks 1,3,5,7 & 9. Dame Judith weeks 2,4,6,8 & 9.

  Kimbelle & Jazzmine
Ladies in Braiding
635 Farnham Way, W
Hair Braiding

Kristy King - NEW

Face Painting

300 Shoplatch Lane, C

Face and Body Painting



  Thomas G. Konrath
Face Painting
414 Shakespeare’s Meadow, C
Face Painting
  Philip Nearing
Mehendi Henna from the Past
445 Shakespeare’s Meadow, W
Henna Painting
  Mary Ellen Pride
Mary Ellen’s Mystic Oracles
595 The Buttery
Astrologer, tarot reader, psychic
  Robin Raab
Pyewacket’s Body Art
85 King’s Landing, C
Face & Body Painting
  John Rupkey & Timothy Cross
Celestial Circus
313 Shoplatch Lane, W
Readings and Sale of Celestial Items
  Susan T. Sigl
Tarot Tree
69 Trader’s Wharf, C
Readings, Books, Cards, Jewelry
  Joe White
Bluebeard, Face Painter
200 High Street, C
Face and Body Art
  Toys & Fun for Young People  
Albert Alfaro - NEW
Imaginarium Galleries 
333 Shoplatch Lane, W
Handcrafted Shoulder Puppets & Dragon Eggs

Mike & Janet Breza

The Pirate Ship Dreadnought

99 Trader's Wharf, S

All Hands on Deck for Fun!


Kyle and MaritaBeth Caruthers - NEW

East Wind Games

124 Guild Hall Row, N

Purveyors and Lovers of Historical Games and Game History



  Guy & Cynthia Fuson
Wax Hands
41 Farnham Way, W
Your Hand in Wax
  Dan Gilbert
Swords & Shields
648 Farnham Way, E
& 200 High Street, C
Wooden Swords and Shields
  Rebecca & Brian Hendrickson ~ PD
The Complete Fool
55 Trader’s Wharf, N
Juggling Items and Costume Accessories
  Karl & Mary Houser ~ PD
Ancient Artillery
555 The Buttery, Cart
Little Catapults: Handheld, Desktop & Kits
  E.B. Stone
The Queen’s Giggles
215 High Street, W
Toys and Whimsical Items
  Gerald Swendsen & Family
Swendsen’s Wood Shop
627 Farnham Way, W
Wooden Swords, Shields and Toys
  Robert Walker
Midsummer Knight’s Dream
158 Guild Hall Row, N
Woodbabies and Marionettes
  Elmer Bensen & Darryle Inselman
IOM Woodworking
451 Shakespeare’s Meadow, W
Fine Woodworks for Home & Living

Esteban Lopez

New World Mugs & Woods

78 Trader's Wharf, C

Fine Hand-Turned Exotic Wood Works

  Donna McDaniel
Lady Mac’s Horns, Canes & Staffs
328 Shoplatch Lane, W
Horns, Canes, Staffs & Drinking Horns
  Sherrie Phillips
Wondrous Works in Wood
167 Guild Hall Row, S
Turned Wooden Objects
  Diverse Others...  

Michelle Amsbury - NEW

Amsbury's The Heart and the Skull, at Pirate's Cove

37 Farnham Way, W

Fine Pirate Wares




Hayes Cheatham & Carole Cianelli

Danny Boy Pypes

148 Guild Hall Row, S
Tobacconist & Pipe Fitter

  Chris Jones & Tricia Smith-Jones
Bella Fiori di San Cristoforo
670 Farnham Way, C
Roses and other lovely fresh flowers
  April Kearns
Art & Exploration
80 King’s Landing, W
Artisan Accents from Around the World
  Melissa Kreuzer
Dream Hayven Farm
864 The Royal Mews, N
Escape Into the World of Mythical Beasts
  James Shehadeh
White Sea Hookah Lounge
96 Trader's Wharf, S
Hookah: Exotic Pipes, Tobacco & Smoking Lounge
  E.B. Stone
Spellcaster’s House of Wands
169 Guild Hall Row, S
Unique Wooden Wands, Surprisingly Magical
  George Tarke
Cigars a la Carte
460 Shakespeare’s Meadow
Fine Cigars from Around the World
  Robert Turner
The Historical Research Center
61 Trader's Wharf, C
Hand-Embroidered & Painted Coats of Arms
  Pat West
Garlic Festival Shop
63 Trader’s Wharf, S
Gourmet Garlic-Based Cooking Essentials
Visiting Guest Artisans    
Chris Goguen ~ (Weekends 1-3)
Inner Beast Leather
Trader's Wharf, Cove
Unique Handcrafted Leather Wares

Susan Blanchard ~ (All Season)
Alter Egos Bazaar
Trader's Wharf, Cove
World Clothing Made By Hand

Steve & Benita Benitez ~ (Weekend 2)
Benitez Jewelers
605 Farnham Way, W
Individually Hand Crafter Jewelry

Marnee & Paul Taylor ~ (Weekend 2)

Taylor Jewelry

607 Farnham Way, W


J. Rodriquez ~ (Weekends 3-4)

Big Hat Pirate

605 Farnham Way, W

Really Big Unique Pirate Hats

Reva Myers ~ (Weekends 4-5)

Amber Moon

607 Farnham Way, W

Wearable Sculptures Carved from Amber, Jet Fossil Ivory and Deer Antler

Erin Rado ~ (Weekends 6-9)

Ravensdaughter Designs

605 Farnham Way, W

Celtic Tracing Plates



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