of Kansas City
628 N 126th Street
Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012
weekends and holidays from August 30 to
October 13, 2014
Hunter's Glen near the Kansas City Renaissance Festival main gate
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is a theme
park sized fair in Bonner Springs, Kansas, with lots of food, shopping
and fun entertainment. 2014 is the 38th year of the festival. Each weekend
has its own theme starting with Pirates Ale Fest and concluding
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival has a cast of 150
costumed performers, supplemented by hundreds of costumed vendors, stage
performers, and park guests who choose to wear garb and fill the 16 acre
fair with the colors and sound. Cheer while knights in armor duel on horseback
to win the Queen's favor. Enjoy shows on 13 stages. Let your children try
rides and games while you shop for crafts, jewelry, art and costumes in
over 160 booths. The food isn't as exciting as it was when the festival
was a benefit for the Art Institute of Kansas City (Missouri), but still
compares favorably with the Kansas City area's other major attractions.
The apple dumpling with ice cream and the turkey legs are among my favorites.
In 2014, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival will run
on Saturdays & Sundays from August 30 until October 13. The Renaissance
Festival is also open on Labor Day and Columbus Day.
Allow a bare minimum of 3 hours to visit the Kansas City
Renaissance Festival. Many visitors will spend most of the day. At any
given time there may be a dozen or more performances taking place at venues
scattered throughout the Renaissance Festival grounds. One stage hosts
nothing but back to back magic shows.
Take 1-70 to K-7 (the Bonner Springs exit 224). Turn North
for a few blocks, and banners & signs will lead you to the Festival
Gates. The parking is free, and driving out from Kansas City, Missouri,
there is no charge for that stretch of the Kansas Turnpike.
Bob the Juggler has entertained
families at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival for more than a generation.
Birds of Prey
The Jolly Rogers,
a pirate theme Renaissance folk group, have been favorites at the
Kansas City Renaissance Festival for many years
The working blacksmith's shop offers classes
Shopping for jewelry crafted by popular Colorado metal artist, Jeff
Elephant and camel rides have been favorites at the Renaissance
Festival for many years.
Queen's Gambit is an Oklahoma
based Celtic band specializing in Irish and Scottish traditional music
dancing near the maypole
New for 2014, the White Stag Inn offers the first table service in
the Renaissance Festival, but a menu with only 5 options.
For $10 (including soda), select from beef stew, Ruben sandwich &
meatball sandwich & chips, Cuban sandwich & chips, or waffles
& fried chicken.
October 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2014
Return to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival Grounds
for a special event. Limited to 150 guests each night, the
interactive show starts each evening at 6:30 pm at the Front Gates of the
Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
Torches will burn as you enter the gates and pass by the
Fountain of Blood on your way to the dining area complete with candelabras
and a six course meal served by the house hold staff of the castle, who
will tend to your every need.
Guests are welcomed to come in costume to this Victorian
event to further become a part of the evening!
Tickets are $45 for each seat with an additional charge
for adult beverages.
Parents are encouraged to leave the little ones at home.
This is an R rated event.
dine with the vampires
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