2024 Reanissance Fairs!

We are just a few weeks away from the start of our season of Renaissance Fairs. This summer will hopefully be a great opportunity to meet customers and enjoy all the fun these shows provide. If you are new to events like this we recommend checking out our Dudes Guide to the Renaissance Festival for survival tips and best practices. We have been doing them for quite a while and have some good tips for you. If your interested in our history at shows check out this blog post.

Another good thing is to check out our Most Asked Questions post as this will not only answer many things folks ask us, but it will allow you to jump the knowledge queue and not sound like a newby.

So with all this great prep here are the details on when we hope to see you at the show!


July 6th & 7th is the first weekend of the Bristol Renaissance Faire 2024 near beautiful Kenosha, WI. Our booth will be welcoming folks right through till September 2nd this year. We have a friendly staff of experts to help you with your A&A shopping and we love to talk swords. We always hope for good weather, but are there rain or shine, light or dark. We hope to to see you enjoy a bustling, happy, and whimsical village full of renaissance fun and shop some swords.

bristol fair
The Arms and Armor booth at the Bristol Renaissance Faire

Some knowledgable folks

The crew at Bristol ready to help you with their excellent knowledge and good cheer!

Bristol Renaissance Fair map
August 17th marks the start of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. We have participated at our home show since 1981. Our booth has been through many changes over the years but we have always been focused on making the best replicas of medieval and renaissance weapons and armor that our talents allow. 
A&A booth at MN Ren Fair 2003, no trees.
The show this year runs through September 29th. Our shop has a forge attached and we do daily demos of metal working and use of the sword. If you happen by early enough you might be able to sneak a bit of bacon as we forge breakfast.
You just have to be nice to Brian.
Minnesota Renaissance Festival map
So if you would have a chance to visit us at one of these shows, we would love to chat and have you check out some swords, daggers, rapiers, pole arms, spears, impact weapons and if your lucky bacon.

divider swords

Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography.  He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985.

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