A Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians
- A Renaissance Faire
October 10 & 11, 2015
New Glarus, WI
How now good people!

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

Our 8th Annual Gathering will be October 110 & 11, 2015. 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 $7, 12 and under $5 (children 3 & under free).  You will find performers of all kinds waiting to entertain 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 throwing Knives & Axes or take in 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 will include a large variety of beers, featuring some our local New Glarus brews!

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!


**2014 Stage Schedule  2015 Stage Schedule will be announced beginning of October

The Trail

9:45-11  MRAG
11-12 Washtub Wenches
12-1 Elizabethan Pyrates
1-2 Fandazzi Fire Circus
2-3 Last Hope LARP
3-4 Washtub Wenches
4-5:15 Thee Bluebeard
9:45-11 Jacob Mills
11-12 Elizabethan Pyrates
12-1 3 Pints Gone
1-2  Sisters Strange
2-3 Washtub Wenches
3-4 Last Hope LARP
4-5:15  MRAG

In the streets:

Rascal Robert
Herr Karl the Knight
Fandazzi Fire Circus
Humphrey & Seria Spooner & Merry Meetagain and Friends
Shakespeare School
Shakespeare on the Edge
Midwest Renaissance Actors Guild
Trout About

All the World's a Stage

11-11:30 Wonder Elixir 
11:30-12 Thunderbottom
12-12:30 Last Hope LARP
12:30-1   -TBA-
1-1:30  Thee Bluebeard
1:30-2  Wonder Elixir of Life
2-2:30  To the Point
2:30-3  Stellamani
3-3:30  St. Martin's
3:30-4  Guild of St. Michael
4-4:30  Jacob Mills
4:30-5  Elizabethan Pyrates

11-11:30  Sisters Strange
11:30-12 Thee Bluebeard
12-12:30  Last Hope LARP
12:30-1 To the Point
1-1:30  St. Martin's/GSM
1:30-2  Elizabethan Pyrates
2-2:30  Wonder Elixir of Life
2:30-3  3 Pints Gone
3-3:30  Bellydancing UW
3:30-4  Thunderbottom
4-4:30  Cutlass Cooking
4:30-5  Jacob Mills

*Last Hope LARP Combat Classes:
SAT: 12:30-1 & 4:30-5
SUN: 12:30-1 & 2-2:30

@ military encampment


Ye' Olde Rogues & Ruffians

11-11:30  Cutlass Cooking
11:30-12  St. Martin's
12-12:30  Stellmani
12:30-1  Guild of St. Michael
1-1:30  Jacob Mills
1:30-2  Elizabethan Pyrates
2-2:30  Cutlass Cooking
2:30-3  Thunderbottom
3-3:30  Thee Bluebeard
3:30-4  Wonder Elixir of Life
4-4:30  Last Hope LARP
4:30-5  To the Point

11-11:30 To the Point
11:30-12  St. Martin's
12-12:30  Bellydancing UW
12:30-1 Jacob Mills
1-1:30  Wonder Elixir of Life
1:30-2  Last Hope LARP
2-2:30  Thunderbottom
2:30-3  Cutlass Cooking
3-3:30  Elizabethan Pyrates
3:30-4  Guild of St. Michael
4-4:30  3 Pints Gone
4:30-5  Thee Bluebeard

Cooking Demos            
by MRAG's Claire Buchannon  10:30am & 2:30pm  @ military encampment fire


Appearing at the 2014 Faire WERE

Rascal Robert - Medieval Magyke
Thee Bluebeard the Pirate
Cutlass Cooking - Pirate Cooking and Tenderized Tales
Odorferious ThunderBottom and Loxen Bagel - words cannot explain, but be sure to get a pickle!
Herr Karl - retired 15th Century German Knight
The Late Mountebank and the Wonder Elixir of Life Company - The Wonder Elixir of Life show is a classic, Renaissance-era 'medicine show' in the style of the Mountebanks of the Tudor Era and beyond.
Last Hope Larp
Stellamani Dance Company - Belly Dance
St. Martin's Academy of Medieval Arms
To The Point - Stage Combat and Shakespeare
Humphrey and Seria Spooner and Merry Meetagain - teaching and performing Country Dancing
3 Pints Gone - a Celtic traditional folk song band. 
Washtub Wenches
Shakespeare on the Edge - youth troupe bringing Shakespeare to you.
Fandazzi Fire Circus - combiningmusic, dance and fire in a mezmerising display of beauty and passion.
Rosie Krantz & Guildenstern -
The Guild of St Michael MIlitary
UW BellyDancers

Activities and Demos (-(extra cost may apply)
Kid's Kingdom - medival carnival games for the young
Midwest Knife and Axe Throwers
Iowa Henna By Divya - Henna just isn't for the body or weddings. we do a lot of henna inspired art. We also do freehand glitter tattoos.
Horse/Pony rides by Countryview Equestrian, ponies small enough for kids and horses big enough for kids at heart. (Rides will end at 5pm each day)
 Soay Sheep 
Cheeky Monkey Face Painting
Archery by Iron Ranger Arts and Weaponry
Spanish Towers
Iron Wolf Forge - blacksmithing
Groenhout Atelier Forge - wood carving and wood turning
Cooking by the Highland Scot, Claire Buchannon

Artisans & Merchants & Vendors
Tangled Fibres/ by Kittencrochet.co- art, crochet capes, shawls, fingerless gloves, hats, leather pouches
Iron Wolf Forge-blacksmith arts and live demonstrations
TEB Designs-chainmaille jewelries and accessories
Ravenworks-Beautiful Renaissance clothing and accessories for all ages
Ladies in Scarlet-Custom portraits/caricatures, pirate and nautical collectables, art, kids and toys games, variety of jewelry accessories. 
Heidi's Haus-hand made soaps and hand-dipped candles
JKS Artistry from a Gypsy Wagon-Steampunk jewelry, hand weaved baskets, original art work, leather work, fantasy horns, and faerie wings.
Ogre's Den-chainmaille, jewelry, and accessories
Dark River Pottery and Forge-hand-made, glazed pottery--useful and decorative wares
Professional Dreamer Studios-original art, jewelry, puppets, masks, and other creative wonders
Drenched in Color - Steampunk hats, leather masks, beaded spiders, polymer clay horns, and photographs.
EaGenie's Scots N Knots -specializing in historical costumes and movie costume recreations
Grey Goblin Workshop - leather masks, armor, earrings, and hand pounded Thor's hammers
Godden's Garb - Renaissance clothing
LaGazza Pazza - historical and historical inspired clothing & acessories
Versalla - furs, driking horns, skulls, leather armor, pouches
Rascal Robert's Magyke Emporium - dragon and medieval stuffed creations
Iron Ranger Arts and Weaponry
Pirates....Witches....and Faes!!!! Handcrafted wares, herbal & incense
Rogue Maille - jewelry, sculpture, clothing, headdress, and dragons.
Yggdrasil Wanderer - rune sets made from naturally shed bones and antlers
Laughing Dawg Studio - caricatures
Groenhout Atelier West - wood spoons and bowls
Mermaid Treasures
Stone House Herb Company -Specializing in Old World medicinal, culinary, and spiritual herbs 
Dragon Chaser's Outpost
Dragon Lady Designs
Peasant Dreams
Katharsis Meadows
BlackFeather Beads
Bubbles & Baubles

Food and Drink:
Calli's Pub - Soft Drinks, Coffee, Tea, Water, Coco, Hot Dogs, Brats, Pizza, Cut Apples with Caramel or Peanut Butter, Carrots with Ranch Dressing, Get your Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians T-shirts here!
 ( all proceeds benefit Shakespeare on the Edge)
Thunder Pickles - Pickles in a Privy
The Pickled Gizzard - New Glarus Brewing Co. Beer Garden
Gourmet Kettle Corn
Heavenly Smoked Roasters - Pulled Pork, Brisket and Chips
The Trough - Turkey Legs, Impalers, and Cinnamon Dipping Sticks
Nutcracker Sweet

Kids Kingdom for Kids of all ages:
Renaissance carnival games & face painting

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.

7th Annual Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians
W 5199 County Road W
New Glarus WI
(County Road W 1 mile east of New Glarus WI)
Oct 11 & 12
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Rain or shine!
(Sorry we close for mudslides or otherwise treacherous weather)
Admission $7
Children 12 and under $5
Children 3 and under free

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 an amazing weekend in 2014 & 2013 after less than wonderful weather in 2012. 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 2014.

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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