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Illinois: Celebrate the Age of the Renaissance at the Bristol Renaissance Faire


by By Judy Worley, Journalist and Photographer for USA Travel Magazine: http://www.usatravelmagazine.com.

Sail back in time and spend an exhilarating day in the midst of one of the most celebrated eras: the Age of the Renaissance.

The Bristol Renaissance Faire is a re-creation of 16th century life in Renaissance England, when Queen Elizabeth visited the port city of Bristol. The Faire, which kicks off in early July is staged on 30-acres of beautiful wooded settings and offers foods, drinks, rides, theater, music, entertainment and shops from the bygone Renaissance era. A day at the Faire includes some grand adventures, enchanting entertainment, wonderful shopping and hours of fun for the entire family.

The Bristol Renaissance Faire is celebrating all things nautical and seafaring as the Dreadnought, a 100-foot replica Elizabethan private ring ship that has been in development for the past three years, makes its debut. Anchored at the south end of Lake Elizabeth on the Faire grounds, The Dreadnought is a fitting addition to the mystical Elizabethan world of the Bristol Renaissance Faire. This Sea Dog will transport Faire patrons to the Queen's world, where they will be able to see everything form cannon and crates to barrels, rope rigging and weapons. This is an adventure that is as realistic as possible; it even has the smells of that time too.

The Faire also has a Queen's parade to take you back to that era as you watch the authentic costumed figures of the Renaissance Era stroll past you. You will see swordsmen, knights, royalty, strolling minstrels along with many other. This year there will be a costume contest for visitors who want to join in on the fun.

As you enjoy the fun you can also enjoy the delicious Queen's food they have. For those who have an appetite for some really great food will also have yards of ale and beer to wash it down. For more information on the Bristol Renaissance Faire visit: www.renfaire.com

Summer Events To Enjoy Around The North Halsted Area

As warmer weather arrives so does the fun as the North Halsted Area gears up for a lot of fun and excitement this summer. The festivities begin in Mid-June with the annual "Halsted Tastes Better" festival. Come and sample creative and absolutely delicious international cuisine from the many popular area merchants. And as you are enjoying the many different foods, you can also enjoy live entertainment and waitpersons that will have you laughing while you have fun. The annual "Halsted Tastes Better" festival takes place on Aldine, just east of Halsted.

The Annual Northalsted Market Days

The entire family will be sure to enjoy as the largest two day street fair in the Mid-West in early August. The "Annual Northalsted Market Days" is one festival you don't want to miss. This event covers six city blocks, and features three music stages with over 30 musical acts. Top-named artist join national headliners to create a festive and fun event that is known as the best live music event in Chicago. The Annual Northalsted Market Days is a unique festive featuring great food, music, and arts and crafts from all over the country. For those who love to shop and browse for unique gifts this is a great event where you'll discover a huge bazaar with over 400 vendors.

About the Author

By Judy Worley, Journalist and Photographer for USA Travel Magazine. Discover places to dine, shop, and vacation destinations, check local weather, play Sudoku, read tidbits of News, book and travel product reviews, and order a Free State Vacation Guides at http://www.usatravelmagazine.com.

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