A Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians
- A Renaissance Faire
October 14 & 15, 2017
New Glarus, WI

2017 Artisan, Vendors and Perfomers to be announced
all acts and times subject to change

How now good people!

We invite you to join us for our BEST YET annual Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians - Renaissance Faire, held the 2nd full weekend of October. 

Our 10th Annual Gathering will be October 14 & 15, 2017. That is 2 days of great fun & carousing!  Our Faire is located (somewhere)  on County Road W just east of scenic New Glarus in South West Wisconsin.  Just a short 30 minutes south of Madison.

We are a small faire, perfect for a day trip, and you can't beat the price of $10 for adults, Youth 4-12 $5, children 3 & under free. (Volunteers are free, contact us!)
And by popular demand, we now offer a pass for the entire weekend,
just $16 for Adults and $8 Kids for 2 days of great entertainment
(MUST be purchased on or before Saturday of the Faire,
weekend passes CANNOT be purchased on the Sunday of the Faire)

****NEW THIS YEAR*****
Parking $1 per vehicle.
A shuttle will be running 12-6 from the remote lots. 

You will find performers of all kinds waiting for you.  Singers, musicians, jugglers, thespians and others that defy description.  Military and other reenactors will show off their great weaponry and the joys of living during the enlightened Renaissance times. 
There is so much to do, no one will leave disappointed.

Young Lords and Ladies can enjoy the Kids Kingdom where they can try to siege the castle or attack a ship with a Catapult.

The whole family can try their hand at
shooting an arrow, or watch a game of Spanish Towers.

The more aged in the group can enjoy a beer at our Beer Garden while taking in one of our many great Entertainers or Artisans from around the region.
Our Beer Garden includes a large variety of beers,
featuring some local New Glarus brews and Mead from Bos Meadry!

We again will have pony rides where you are lead through the trails and you can imagine yourself as a Charming Prince, Beautiful Princess or a Brave Knight. 

Entertainers, crafters, artisans, food merchants, and other purveyors of baubles and trinkets are happily willing to trade with you; their wares for your gold. We have in attendance some of the best artisans in the region.
Food includes Calli's Pub, and of course BEER!

Where else can you have this much fun at this small of a price.
Join us for a glorious weekend! Fun for everyone!

Appearing in 2017 - Free with Admission - A hat will be passed
Shakespeare on the Edge
Midwest Renaissance Actors Guild
Fandazzi Fire Circus
Odorferious ThunderBottom and Loxen Bagel
Mustafa Ali - Musician and story teller
Herr Karl - 15th Century German Knight, Retired
The Elizabethan Pyrates - Captain Martin FrobisherSir John HawkynsCaptain Grace O'Malley and Anne-Drew
Legion Armory- Sword and Armor making
Cutlass Cooking
To The Point
Last Hope LARP
Sisters Strange
St. Martin's Academy of Medieval Martial Arms
Stellamani Bellydance (
The Wash Tub Wenches
Juggler Jacob Mills
Gertrude the Witch
Mary Meetagain and Country Dancers - teaching and performing Country Dancing
Guild of St Michael - Bristol - Military encampment
Medieval Tourney - Fighting Knights)
The Courtesan and the Cabin Boy
Marcia Miquelon
Thee Bluebeard
Belly Dancing - UW
Gryphon Poursuivant
Madison Are Herpetological Society
Kazmir the Hungary
The MacGregor's Martial Mayhem
Craft Brewed Suds
Pirate Stories by Old Ben
International Heritage Conservancy with birds of prey

Activities - Extra costs may apply
The Kids Kingdom - Medieval kid's carnival
Herr Karl, the Knight - Learn how knights dressed
Last Hope LARP - Live Action Role Playing
Legion Armory
Cheeky Monkey Face Painting
Shakespeare School - become a thespian in just a few minutes
Iron Range Archery
Kid's Quest
Primitive Soay Sheep
Iowa Henna
The Embellished LiFe - Walking labyrinths
Madison Area Herpetological Society
Tarot Readings & Reiki by Rhonda Morningstar
Gryphon Poursuivant - games
The Witches Lair for children by Gertrude the WItch & Friends
Countryview Equestrian HorseBack Riding
Helaman's Warriors
Laughing Dawg Studios - Caricatures
Claire Buchannan, Highland Scot-Cooking Demos
Build a Life Size Castle - Artist Stuart Hellwig
Belly Dance Classes for youth
Treehouse Creativity - Make Fairy wearables
Stone Sage - Rune Reading

Calli's Pub - Hot Dogs, Brats, Pizza, Soda, Coffee, Chips
Pickled Gizzard Pub - featuring New Glarus beers
Thunder Pickles - still only $1
Heavenly Smoked Roasters - pulled pork, brisket, Turkey Legs
Wonderland Sweets - cupcakes, cookies and other sweet treats
Sadie's roasted Corn - Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Cinnamon Roasted Nuts, Nachos, & Soft Pretzels
The Rodeo Wagon
C. Sinensis & Friends - tea company
Bos Mead

Last Hope LARP
Versalla -Viking horns, leather wares and arts, honey, etc
Katharsis Meadows -hand made goat milk soaps and jewelry
Grey Goblin Workshop -handmade leather armor and masks
Vault Ø -handmade costumes and accessories  (
Heidi's Haus- beeswax candles, soaps
Claire's Creative Designs- zodiac, elemental, fantasy & religious inspired jewelry
BST Leather and Chain / AST Masks - high-quality leather masks
Tangled Fibres by Kitten Crochet - Garments made of Fibre and Fibre Art
Cheeky Monkey Face Painting
Drenched in Color - hats, steampunk dragons, pirates, jewelry, glass spiders,
Laughing Dawg Studio -caricatures
Dark River Pottery and Forge
Ravenworks Clothier - The Official Costumer of Shakespeare on the Edge
Pirates Witches and Faes - Metaphysical & Renaissance style gifts & wares
Godden's Garb - handmade clothing for men, women, children and dolls and accessories
Iron Wolf Forge - Hand Forged Iron work
Iron Ranger - Arts & Weaponry
Four Winds Clothing - Renaissance Wear for Men , Women and Children
Piranga Candles - Handmade in New Glarus
Helaman's Warriors - boffing swords and boffing fighting activity
Iowa Henna
Ogre's Den Chainmaille
Leather, Gnomes, & Gardens
Usborne Books & More
Betsy's Beadwork
Medieval Tourney
Mystic Moraine minerals
Daydream Dragons
Carnelian Sol designs
Craft Brewed Suds
Stone Sage - Rune Reading
Treehouse Creativity
The World of Faeries
Draagtilk Designs, LLC
Get Tankard
Autumn Moon Farms. Inc
Copperhead Metallurgy
Earthly Smells
Peas in a Pod
The Wicker Man
Bubbles, Baubles & Such
Medieval Tourney
The Complete Fool
Burnt Barnacles
Build a Castle - Stuart Hellwig
Alma Art Adventures

Please see schedules below updated 09/29/2017
All schedules are for Saturday & Sunday except for where notated

Saturday , October 14
10am-12pm The Washtub Wenches
12-1pm Last Hope LARP
1-2pm Cutlass Cooking
2-3pm Sisters Strange
3pm-4pm Gertrude the W itch
4pm-5pm The Courtesan and The Cabin Boy
4:45pm Closing Gate: Jacob Mills and Sisters Strange

Sunday , October 15
10am-11a m To The Point
1 1a m-12pm The Washtub Wenches
12pm-1pm Bardmageddon
1-2pm Cutlass Cooking
2pm-3pm The Elizabethan Pirates
3pm-4pm Highland Marital Mayhem
4pm-5pm Jacob Mills
4:45pm Closing Gate:
Jacob Mills and Sisters Strange

In the streets:

Herr Karl the Knight & Friends
Mary Meet Again & Friends
The Washtub Wenches
Miracle ~ Marcia Miquelon
Legion Armory
Shakespeare School
Trout About
Gryphon Poursuivant
Mustafa Ali
Guild of St. Michael
Gertrude the Witch
Last Hope LARP
St. Martin’ s Academy
Iron Wolf Forge
Madison Area Herpetological Society
Primitive Soay Sheep
Midwest Renaissance Actors Guild
Fairy Queen & Friends

All the World's A Stage

11-11:30am Jacob Mills
11:30- 12pm ThunderBottom and Bagel
12-12:30pm To The Point
12:30-1pm Elizabethan Pirates
1-1:30pm Thee Bluebeard
1:30-2pm Highland Marital Mayhem
2-2:30pm Jacob Mills
2:30-3pm Mary Meetagain & Friends
3-3:30pm ThunderBottom and Bagel
3:30-4pm Cutlass Cooking
4-4:30pm Elizabethan Pirates

Kids Kingdom 12pm -4pm

Daily Kids Quest
Daily Witch games and fun—Witch Lair
2pm daily Witch Lair—W itches party for children with
Gertrude & Friends
2:30pm (SUN) Kids Bellydance class—Kids Kingdom

The Sentinel Gypsy
1 1:30-12pm Guild of St. Michael
12-12:30pm Fandazzi Fire Circus
12:30-1pm Legion Armory
1-1:30pm Herr Karl and Friends
1:30-2pm St. Martin’ s Academy of Medieval Arms
2-2:30pm Last Hope LARP
2:30-3pm Fandazzi Fire Circus
3-3:30pm Guild of St. Michael
3:30-4pm Kazimir the Hungry
4-4:30pm St. Martin’ s Academy of Medieval Arms
4:30-5pm Fandazzi Fire Circus

Ye' Olde Rogues & Ruffians

11-11:30p m Bardmageddon
11:30-12pm Sisters Strange
12-12:30pm Stellamani (SAT) / Bellydance UW (SUN)
12:30-1pm Jacob Mills
1-1:30pm The Courtesan and The Cabin Boy
1:30-2pm Bardmageddon
2-2:30pm To The Point
2:30-3pm The Courtesan and The Cabin Boy
3-3:30pm Stellamani (SAT) Bellydance UW (SUN)
3:30-4pm Sisters Strange
4-4:30pm Highland Marital Mayhem
4:30-5pm Mary Meetagain & Friends

Booth Shows and Demos SAT/SUN:

Last Hope LARP 1 1am & 3:30pm Battle Field
Herr Karl 15th
Century Knight (retired) & Friends 1 1am & 3:30pm Booth
Knight Parade: SAT ONLY 4:05pm
Cooking with Claire Buchannon (MRAG booth/fire)
Iron & Fir e: 10:30am
Care & Feeding of Cast Iron Cook ware 4pm
Medieval Tourney 12pm & 3pm Booth

The Mortal Fool Stage
(Sat and Sun)
1 1-1 1:30pm The Elizabethan Pirates
1 1:30- 12pm Kazimir the Hungry
12-12:30pm Cutlass Cooking
12:30-1pm Mary Meetagain & Friends
1-1:30pm International Heritage Conservancy of Birds
1:30-2pm Sisters Strange
2-2:30pm Pirate Stories by Old Ben
2:30-3pm Thee Bluebeard
3-3:30pm Bardmageddon
3:30-4pm The Courtesan and The Cabin Boy

Acts and vendors are subject to change.

Would you like to be a part of the Faire?   Follow the links above to learn how you too can be part of the frolic we call A Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians.

A Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians
W 5199 County Road W
New Glarus WI
(County Road W 1 mile east of New Glarus WI)
Second Full Weekend of October
October 14 & 15, 2017
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Rain or shine!
(Sorry we close for mudslides or otherwise treacherous weather)
Admission $10
Children 4 - 12 $5
Children 3 and under free
Weekend Pass $16
Parking $1 per Vehicle

JOIN us in 2018, For our 11th Faire

Thank You
Thank you to everyone who has attended and supported us through the years - patrons, vendors, sponsors, entertainers and of course our volunteers. We could not continue this without you. We had  less than wonderful weather in 2012. But since then we have had wonderful weather  and we have been overwhelmed by the support that we have received. Thank you!  We look forward to seeing you at an even better Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians in 2017.

Who are we and why do we do this?
I would like to say because we were bored and like a good party. Well we do like a good party, but none of us are bored.  In truth we are Shakespeare on the Edge Inc a 501(c)3 non-profit, we got tired of selling candy bars to raise funds, so we started A Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians. All proceeds from A Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians benefit Shakespeare on the Edge Inc so we can continue to offer our programming to our community.  Go to Shakespeare on the Edge Inc. to learn more.  

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This is a map to W5199 County Road W in New Glarus WI. Once you get to New Glarus look for signs and flags to lead you to the gathering.

New Glarus is located in the rolling hills of Green County in south central Wisconsin, 25 miles south of Madison and 17 miles north of Monroe, on state highway 69.

Driving time to New Glarus from Chicago, IL is about 3 hours; from Milwaukee, WI about 2 hours; from Dubuque, IA about 1 3/4 hours; from the Twin Cities 4 1/2 hours, and from Madison, WI about 30 minutes.

Driving directions from Madison to New Glarus:

  • Go south on highway 151
  • Highway 151 goes right through Madison as Washington Avenue, Park Street, and what is known as the Beltline
  • Exit highway 151 to highway 69
  • Go south on highway 69 until you reach New Glarus
  • This route leads through Belleville where you need to turn right at the stop sign

Driving directions from Downtown New Glarus to the Tell Grounds:

  • At the (only) stop light go north 2 blocks on highway 69
  • Turn east (right) on highway W
  • The Tell Grounds are located 1 mile east of New Glarus on highway W
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