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Welcome to merry old England in the year 1581, the home of the Illinois Renaissance Faire. The faire is a working collection of artisans, crafters, food vendors and performers that reflects the 16th century.

The Illinois Renaissance Faire is a division of Prairie Players Theatre Academy, Inc. The Academy operates educational programs throughout the year in conjunction with other nonprofit ventures. The year culminates in the production of our annual three-day faire at Ellsworth Park in Danville, Illinois each year on Labor Day Weekend, usually the first weekend in September.

Faire Features

The Faire will offer a variety of entertainment, such as comedy shows, scenes from Shakespeare, a living chess game, and a knights-on-horseback jousting tournament. The village will provide an atmosphere of olde world experience with merchants selling their handmade wares, exotic foods to taste, impromptu performances, dancing and hundreds of costumed entertainers performing all day long.

For the Young at Heart

You can enjoy watching puppet shows, magic acts, fire eaters, jugglers, and gypies too. There will be games galore for all ages at the Jester's Courtyard. Come, test your skills at finding your way through the Dragon's Maze, knocking down wooden milk bottles, tossing bean bags, fishing for pirate ducks, to name a few. There will be a story-reader and a story-teller who will captivate the imagination of everyone.


Interested in being part of the excitiment?

The Illinois Renaissance Faire actively seeks out local and national
period themed entertainers and artisans to be included in our faire.
Interested parties should contact the Faire Director:

Illinirenfaire@yahoo.com

Phone 217-649-4217


All Information Contained Herein
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