St. Louis Renaissance Faire is an annual festival, taking place at Rotary Park in Wentzville, Missouri, on the weekends in September and October. The festival grounds are located 45 miles (72 km) northwest of St. Louis. The drive via I-64 W takes about 50 minutes.
Fans of the Renaissance era can travel back in time and find themselves in Petit Lyon, a beautiful 16th-century French village. Hundreds of costumed characters roam the realm, where visitors can experience many adventures and excitement.
The highlights of St. Louis Renaissance Faire include live armored jousting by Equuis Nobliis Joust, held three times per day during all five weekends. Traditional armored jousting reenactments are scheduled at 11:30 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm. Explore the Game of Thrones Tavern with the Throne of Swords, a Mermaid Cove, or an Escape Room. Besides, you are welcome to learn new skills at Jester's Juggling School or unwind at one of the local atmospheric bars and pubs. As you see, this festival keeps everyone entertained.
For active people ready to try their hand at medieval sports, there are plenty of things to do: archery, ax throwing, Plinko drink, mug slide, knife throwing, star throwing, tomato torment, and more. For young knights and princesses, the fair offers Caroucello, Buccaneer Bungee Bounce, pony rides, a giant rocking horse, kid’s quest, Magic the Live Unicorn, and Royal Maze. Entertainment also includes a giant royal puppet troupe.
Every weekend at St. Louis Renaissance Faire has a theme and additional entertainment options. Previous themes included Highland Games, Pirates, Shamrocks and Shenanigans, Viking Adventures, Wizard, Witch, Game of Thrones, and other heroes.
St. Louis Renaissance Faire hosts dozens of amazing vendors, offering amazing, one-of-a-kind wares: armory, swords and shields, apparel, that's, leather goods, boots, jewelry, pottery, cups, wooden toys, and much more. Additionally, Lords and Ladies Shopping Day offers some serious discounts to the fair guests. The first 400 shoppers who purchase a discounted ticket get admission to the festival, a glass of wine, a commemorative glass, a bag of goodies, and an artisan coupon book at the gate.
Hours and tickets
St. Louis Renaissance Faire invites guests to experience the realm from 10 am through 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, rain or shine. Gate admission is $21.95 for adults, $13.95 for children (5-12 yrs), and $18.95 for seniors and students. Children, 4 and under, get in for free. Tickets and more information about the event are available at the official website in the External Resources below. The organizers also offer a special Les Amis Golden Package. For your convenience, the parking is free.