A Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians
- A Renaissance Faire

October 13 & 14, 2018
Baraboo, WI


Find us at Circus World
550 Water Street in Baraboo Wisconsin

2018 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 11th Annual Gathering will be October 13 & 14th, 2018. That is 2 days of great fun & carousing!  Our 2018 Faire is located somewhere in Southern Wisconsin. This is year our Faire will be held on the grounds of Circus World in Baraboo Wisconsin at 550 Water Street.  20 minutes South Wisconsin Dells and just a short 60 minutes North of Madison.

We are a small faire, perfect for a day trip, and you can't beat the price of $10 for adults, Youth ages 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)

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 grounds as you 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 With us 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


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

Second Full Weekend of October
October 13 & 14, 2018
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

JOIN us in 2019, For our 12th Faire
October 12 & 13, 2019

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 2018.

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 Baraboo WI. Once you get to Baraboo look for signs and flags to lead you to the grounds of Circus World and our gathering.

Baraboo is located in scenic south central Wisconsin, 60 minutes North of Madison and 20 minutes South of the Dells. Just 2 hours from Milwaukee, 2 hours from Dubuque,  3 hours from the Twin Cities, 3 Hours from Chicago and 5 1/2 hours from St Louis, MO.

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