Renaissance Festival
of Kansas City

628 N 126th Street
Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012
(800) 373-0357

weekends and holidays from September 26 to
October 25, 2020   10AM - 7PM 
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Renaissance Festival of Kansas City Map

Renaissance Festival of Kansas City
Hunter's Glen at the Renaissance Festival of Kansas City, in Bonner Springs, Kansas
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. 2020 is the 44th year of the festival. Each weekend has its own theme such as Swashbucklers & Sirens or Octoberfest.

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 20 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 2020, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival will run on Saturdays & Sundays from September 26 until October 25. The Renaissance Festival is also open on Indigenous People Day. Following the Festuval, there may be a different event called the Phantom's Feaste. Expect smaller crowds and fewer booths open in 2020.

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.

In addition to food, drink, crafts and a few rides, there are other events taking place at the Renaissance Festival for additional fees. They include beer & bacon tasting, Queen's Tea, and a new Plague Escape Room.

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
Bob the Juggler has entertained families at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival for more than a generation.

birds of prey at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Birds of Prey

Jolly Rogers performing at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival
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

Jeff Gonner jewelry art
Shopping for jewelry crafted by popular Colorado metal artist, Jeff Gonner

Renaissance Festival camel ride
 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 Renaissance Festival enterance
dancing near the maypole

Jousting competition at the Renaissance Festival of Kansas City
Jousting competition

White Stag Inn restaurant
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, Reuben sandwich & kettle chips,
meatball sandwich & chips, Cuban sandwich & chips, or waffles & fried chicken.

Renaissance Festival of Kansas City Map - Bonner Springs, Kansas
Renaissance Festival of Kansas City Map

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