The Best Renaissance Festivals and Ren Faires Offer 16th Century Family Fun and the Potential for Awesome Memories.

Share Article names the best Renaissance festivals for end of summer time travel adventures and highlights reasons to add a Ren faire to your family vacation calendar for extra family fun without jet lag.

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For families the best part of any Ren faire experience is imagining together about another time and a place.

For families, the best part of any Ren faire experience is imagining together about another time and a place. The best Ren faires for families create a 16th century time capsule where royalty reigns and jousts are the order of the day. A place where bards, jesters, puppeteers, falconers, magicians and fairy folk mingle with gallant knights, beautiful princesses, and an occasion dastardly dragon.

“Educators agree, children learn best by seeing and doing. The best Renaissance festivals and Ren faires provide parents and grandparents with an interactive time capsule complete with educational entertainment resulting in a better understanding of history and culture,” according to Nancy Nelson-Duac, Curator of the Good Stuff at, and a patron of more than a dozen faires spanning two decades.

The best Ren faires for families create an atmosphere punctuated by lively entertainment and living history moments, creating the perfect setting for a carefree family experience difficult to duplicate on your own. Where else can you pretend to be a pirate, jester, lady in waiting or a forest fairy? Where else can you practice speaking like a citizen of the shire; enjoy falconry and human-powered rides; weave through an enchanted maze or participate in an organized quest? Where else can you hear storytellers; see a royal court; watch jousting, puppeteers, and jesters? And where else can you eat with your fingers?

The seven best Ren faires for families include Bristol Renaissance Faire in Wisconsin, Great Lakes Medieval Faire in Ohio, Holly Michigan Renaissance Festival, Ohio Renaissance Festival, Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, New York Renaissance Faire, and Minnesota Renaissance Festival.

Three reasons to share faire time with your kids and nurture memories:
1.    It’s the ultimate interactive family experience with seeing, doing, and pretending all part of the fun.
2.    It is an easy way to share time and practice imaging together without the aid of electronic devices.
3.    It’s a way to stretch your child’s comfort zone by becoming immersed in the 16th century for a day where the sights, sounds, aromas, and costumes have the potential to create a quirky time travel experience.

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