COSTUME POLICIES & FAQs
MUST WE WEAR APPROPRIATE PERIOD COSTUMES?
The London Bridge Renaissance Faire takes place after the 1588 victory over the Spanish. So any costume from the English Elizabethan period will certainly fit right in. The Faire theme, ambiance, & culture are all steeped in the rich history of this period. However, our goal is not to exclude, but rather to INCLUDE! Ultimately, the Faire is a state of mind somewhat anchored in history, but open to a good dose of fantasy. We look to you to use your good judgment to make this history—and your fantasy—become reality. The Faire welcomes kilts of the wrong pattern, the knights of the round table, King Arthur, Merlin, fairies, goblins, trolls, pre-Elizabethan historical characters, dragons, witches, unicorns, & even Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, & Toy Story characters! Let’s create an annual Elizabethan Halloween Bash! It’s really up to us!
ARE COSTUMES REQUIRED AT THE EVENT?
Costumes are not required for admission. However, we do strongly encourage participants to join the festivities in full Renaissance garb! Check out our Costume Ideas section if you are inclined to create your own costume. You will help to create a special London Bridge Renaissance Faire vibe! Are you into LARPing? We welcome our LARP friends to be part of the scene.
DOES WEARING A COSTUME ENTITLE ME TO FREE EVENT ENTRY?
Unfortunately, free tickets are only available for our volunteers, sponsors, & professional acts. But if you'd like to join us in one (or more!) of these ways, visit our Applications page. Become part of the London Bridge Renaissance Faire family - we'd love to have you!
ARE COSTUME WEAPONS ALLOWED?
All costume weapons must be secured (peace-tied). In other words, weapons may not be brandished for any purpose at the event. Our security will enforce this rule at the gate & around the Faire. Safety is of utmost importance, as this is a family event. Bows & arrows are allowed under strict conditions. Bows must be unstrung or strung with material incapable of holding significant tension. All arrows must be bound together & fixed to the quiver. Do not remove arrows for demonstration purposes. No real guns or rifles are allowed as costume weapons.
ARE COSTUME INSTRUMENTS ALLOWED AT THE EVENT?
Costume instruments must be ornamental only. Faire attendees are not permitted to play musical instruments at any time during Faire hours. Only formally contracted Faire musicians are allowed to play music on the Faire grounds. At no time is a non-contracted musician allowed to solicit tips & remuneration for playing music at the Faire.
DO I HAVE TO WEAR SHOES?
Some form of footwear is required at all times, given insurance stipulations & safety concerns. The following footwear is acceptable: Regular shoes, sneakers, boots, sandals, flip-flops, & costume footwear are all permitted. There is no bare feet option—even when costume-appropriate.
WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON SOLICITATION?
Non-contracted Faire attendees are not allowed to solicit tips & remuneration at any time during Faire hours. The Faire does not allow non-sanctioned solicitation of any kind on the Faire grounds. Our security will monitor all such activities & you will be escorted off the premises immediately. Your cooperation is much appreciated.
WILL I HAVE FUN?
That’s up to YOU! We know we will & we hope you join us!!
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