2017 Artisan, Vendors and Perfomers to be announced
all acts and times subject to change
How now good people!
We invite you to join us for our BEST YET annual Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians – Renaissance Faire, held the 2nd full weekend of October.
Our 10th Annual Gathering will be October 14 & 15, 2017. That is 2 days of great fun & carousing! Our Faire is located (somewhere) on County Road W just east of scenic New Glarus in South West Wisconsin. Just a short 30 minutes south of Madison.
We are a small faire, perfect for a day trip, and you can’t beat the price of $10 for adults, Youth 4-12 $5, children 3 & under free. (Volunteers are free, contact us!) And by popular demand, we now offer a pass for the entire weekend, just $16 for Adults and $8 Kids for 2 days of great entertainment (MUST be purchased on or before Saturday of the Faire, weekend passes CANNOT be purchased on the Sunday of the Faire). You will find performers of all kinds waiting for you. Singers, musicians, jugglers, thespians and others that defy description. Military and other reenactors will show off their great weaponry and the joys of living during the enlightened Renaissance times. There is so much to do, no one will leave disappointed.
Young Lords and Ladies can enjoy the Kids Kingdom where they can try to siege the castle or attack a ship with a Catapult.
The whole family can try their hand at throwing Knives & Axes, shooting and arrow, or take in a game of Spanish Towers.
The more aged in the group can enjoy a beer at our Beer Garden while taking in one of our many great Entertainers or Artisans from around the region. Our Beer Garden will include a large variety of beers, featuring some our local New Glarus brews!
We again will have pony rides where you are lead through the trails and you can imagine yourself as a Charming Prince, Beautiful Princess or a Brave Knight.
Entertainers, crafters, artisans, food merchants, and other purveyors of baubles and trinkets are happily willing to trade with you; their wares for your gold. We have in attendance some of the best artisans in the region.
Food includes Calli’s Pub, and of course BEER!
Where else can you have this much fun at this small of a price. Join us for a glorious weekend! Fun for everyone!
2017 List of Entertainers, Artisans, Merchants and Activities coming soon.
2016 List of Entertainers, Artisans, Merchants and Activities listed below for your reference.
Appearing in 2016 – Free with Admission – A hat will be passed
Shakespeare on the Edge
Midwest Renaissance Actors Guild
Pizpor the Magician (links to a video)
Fandazzi Fire Circus
Odorferious ThunderBottom and Loxen Bagel
Mustafa Ali – Musician and story teller
Herr Karl – 15th Century German Knight, Retired
The Elizabethan Pyrates – Captain Martin Frobisher, Sir John Hawkyns, Captain Grace O’Malley and Anne-Drew
Legion Armory- Sword and Armor making
To The Point
Last Hope LARP
St. Martin’s Academy of Medieval Martial Arms
Stellamani Bellydance (
The Wash Tub Wenches
Juggler Jacob Mills
Gertrude the Witch
Humphrey & Seria Spooner, Mary Meetagain and Country Dancers – teaching and performing Country Dancing
Guild of St Michael – Bristol – Military encampment
Kathleen Johnson – Hammered Dulcimer
Medieval Tourney – Fighting Knights)
Madison Shakespeare Company
Courtesan and the Cabin Boy
Iron Range Archery
Primitive Soay Sheep
The Embellished Like – Walking layrinths
Madison Area Herpetological Society
Tarot Readings by Rhonda Morningstar
Iron Range Archery
Gryphon Poursuivant – games
Tarot Readings by Gertrude the WItch
CountryVIEW Equestrian HOrse Back Riding
Claire Buchannan, Highland Scot-Cooking Demos
Build a Life Size Castle – Artist Stuart Hellwig
2016 Artisans Merchants Vendors
Calli’s Pub – Hot Dogs, Brats, Pizza, Soda, Coffee, Chips
Pickled Gizzard Pub – featuring New Glarus beers
Thunder Pickles – still only $1
Heavenly Smoked Roasters – pulled pork, brisket, Turkey Legs
Wonderland Sweets – cupcakes, cookies and other sweet treats
Sadie’s roasted Corn – Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Cinnamon Roasted Nuts, Nachos, & Soft Pretzels
Dragonz Lair Vittlez – Authentic Indian Tacos, Smoked Chicken Nachos, Black Beans & Rice, Rosemary Roasted potatoes, Smoking Hot Mess
Gourmet Kettle Corn
Last Hope LARP
Versalla -Viking horns, leather wares and arts, honey, etc
Katharsis Meadows -hand made goat milk soaps and jewelry
Grey Goblin Workshop -handmade leather armor and masks
Vault Ø -handmade costumes and accessories (
Heidi’s Haus– beeswax candles, soaps
TEB Designs– chainmaille jewelry
Claire’s Creative Designs– zodiac, elemental, fantasy & religious inspired jewelry
BST Leather and Chain / AST Masks – high-quality leather masks
Tangled Fibres by Kitten Crochet – Garments made of Fibre and Fibre Art
Cheeky Monkey Face Painting
Drenched in Color – hats, steampunk dragons, pirates, jewelry, glass spiders,
Laughing Dawg Studio -caricatures
Dark River Pottery and Forge
Ravenworks Clothier – The Official Costumer of Shakespeare on the Edge
Pirates Witches and Faes – Metaphysical & Renaissance style gifts & wares
Godden’s Garb – handmade clothing for men, women, children and dolls and accessories
Iron Wolf Forge – Hand Forged Iron work
Iron Ranger – Arts & Weaponry
Four Winds Clothing – Renaissance Wear for Men , Women and Children
Piranga Candles – Handmade in New Glarus
Helaman’s Warriors – boffing swords and boffing fighting activity
Ogre’s Den Chainmaille
Leather, Gnomes, & Gardens
Usborne Books & More
Mystic Moraine minerals
EaGenie Scots N’ Knots, LLC
Carnelian Sol designs