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Title: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Rowan MacD on January 27, 2012, 08:22:53 AM
  When: May 19 - June 10, 2012.   10 AM - 6 PM    Rain or Shine
http://www.renstl.org/main

  Where: Rotary Park,Wentzville, MO-45 Minutes from St. Louis

  Tickets:   Daily-   Adults-$14.95 ,Season Pass-$49.95
                Child 13 - 6- $7.95                  $24.95
                Kids 5 and Under -Free

* Military, Police, Firefighters and Seniors (65+) Receive $2 off Adult Price at the Gate - May Not be Combined with Other Discounts

*Free Parking*

Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Butch on January 27, 2012, 10:58:21 PM
I think they changed their family mbrshp benefits this year; not 4 tix, but 2 free and 2 half price coupons.  I may be wrong, though.
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on January 27, 2012, 11:25:13 PM
Throwing in my 2 cents......

We've been to this faire twice on the Memorial Day weekend.  If you are planning a visit, I'd suggest you go this same weekend.  On the Monday of the 3 day weekend, they have a ceremony to honor veterans and active duty service members.  It is the most moving ceremony I have even been to.  It's hard to keep a dry eye.  If nothing else - and there is tons else - this would make the 5 1/2 hour drive each way for us worth it.

This is a great faire and we really enjoy it.
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Amyj on January 28, 2012, 09:32:47 AM
And we DO enjoy having you come visit as well Lady Renee!!!  :D
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Butch on January 29, 2012, 09:21:23 PM
We have also been to this faire a few time, last year going on Memorial Day Monday.  Yes, the ceremony is very respectful, and 3 Pints Gone emcees a ceremony in the morning which is patriotic and includes many of the festival performers doing non-rennie songs.  As Lady Renee has said, it is very moving and worth seeing.  The other cool thing about this faire is that they are French, and not English; so their banter is in a French accent!  We enjoy this faire, and try to come back every year.  OH!  If you go, DEFINITELY get the Les Amis de Lyon pkg for great benefits!
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on January 30, 2012, 05:39:31 AM
We have also been to this faire a few time, last year going on Memorial Day Monday.  Yes, the ceremony is very respectful, and 3 Pints Gone emcees a ceremony in the morning which is patriotic and includes many of the festival performers doing non-rennie songs.  As Lady Renee has said, it is very moving and worth seeing.  The other cool thing about this faire is that they are French, and not English; so their banter is in a French accent!  We enjoy this faire, and try to come back every year.  OH!  If you go, DEFINITELY get the Les Amis de Lyon pkg for great benefits!

I agree 100% with the Les Amis package.  You get 2 free tickets  to enter the faire with each pass you purchase, which we used for the 2 days we were there (we go the Sunday & Monday of Memorial weekend).  Plus their FoF garden is wonderful, clean privies, cold water, and fruit to munch on, not to mention a very friendly staff.  Plus you get  a really nice tee shirt & medallion, and it's only a few dollars more than buying a couple of tickets at the gate.

One thing I'd like to mention to the visitors from the North:  we found it very hot due to the time of year, so we ended up wearing very light garb.
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Pickles on February 01, 2012, 06:53:31 PM
Hi, i would like to get in contact with the costume director for your fair. Can you help me?
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Amyj on February 02, 2012, 05:42:58 PM
One thing I'd like to mention to the visitors from the North:  we found it very hot due to the time of year, so we ended up wearing very light garb.

It's not the heat it's the humidity....LOL!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

(Oh, and we have another Memorial Day tradition....it WILL rain...sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, but it WILL happen)
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on February 02, 2012, 09:26:39 PM
One thing I'd like to mention to the visitors from the North:  we found it very hot due to the time of year, so we ended up wearing very light garb.

It's not the heat it's the humidity....LOL!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

(Oh, and we have another Memorial Day tradition....it WILL rain...sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, but it WILL happen)

Guess we've lucked out.  Been there twice over Memorial Day weekend - not a single drop of rain either time!  It was still hot, though, humidity or not!     ;D
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Once Debauched on February 24, 2012, 11:09:38 AM
They currently have "Buy One Get One" on adult and child tickets.  I bought 4 adult and 2 child for less than it would cost for a season pass.

Get 'em while they're hot!



Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Tamtaro on March 07, 2012, 12:12:19 PM
Thanks OD!  I got my BOGO!  (omg, lol, etc. ;D)  Looking forward to Petit Lyon!  Whee!  Or should I say, "Oui!" ;)
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Butch on April 14, 2012, 08:46:19 PM
Just bought my family membership pkg!
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Once Debauched on April 23, 2012, 12:41:30 PM
Just spent the last hour working out my schedule for faire!

I will definitely be there opening (May 19th) and closing (June 10th) and plan to attend over Memorial weekend either that Sunday (May 27) or Monday (May 28).  Of course it's possible I may show up on any of the other days especially since I have a new fancy camera I'm trying to learn to use! 
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Aniroaldawen on April 23, 2012, 11:58:33 PM
Stowaway Allie will be invading STLRF with at least four other pirates opening weekend!! And, for the first time ever, my job is paying me to attend faire (I'm using paid time off for the trip)!! HUZZAH, I can't wait!! Planning out my '12 faire favors now :-)
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Rowan MacD on May 08, 2012, 04:00:00 PM
 I'm trying got talk hubby into this one-The only weekend we could possibly do it is June 9-10-right in between Siouxland Ren Faire and highland games in June 2-3rd and the Central Iowa Celtic games in Urbandale, Ia. on the 16th....fingers crossed.  It's a long drive -7 hours and 400 miles one way. 
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: max and kate on May 08, 2012, 04:13:31 PM
We'll be there opening weekend.
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Amyj on May 10, 2012, 02:39:54 PM
Almost time!!!!   ;D :D ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Butch on May 11, 2012, 10:21:15 PM
We're gonna hold out for two more weeks; I work weekends, so I've gotta have it approved in advance (and it is!)
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Amyj on May 16, 2012, 08:55:19 AM
Two days and a wake-up and it's FAIRE TIME!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Butch on May 17, 2012, 05:03:47 PM
A week from tomorrow for me!  We'll be there Memorial Day weekend.  Does anyone do a pre-cannon tailgate at this one?  I can bring mimosas.  Let me know if there's any interest!
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on May 17, 2012, 08:14:26 PM
A week from tomorrow for me!  We'll be there Memorial Day weekend.  Does anyone do a pre-cannon tailgate at this one?  I can bring mimosas.  Let me know if there's any interest!

You know if we were going you could count on us.  We will be doing the Iowa renaissance Faire. We are part of cast.
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Butch on May 17, 2012, 08:49:08 PM
You know if we were going you could count on us.  We will be doing the Iowa renaissance Faire. We are part of cast.
Yeah, I know we could count on you guys!  We threw in with the SLRF before we knew you were gonna be up there.  I did see a post of yours somewhere about doing that one, but we had already bought tix to St Louis.
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Once Debauched on May 20, 2012, 01:10:24 PM
Stowaway Allie will be invading STLRF with at least four other pirates opening weekend!! And, for the first time ever, my job is paying me to attend faire (I'm using paid time off for the trip)!! HUZZAH, I can't wait!! Planning out my '12 faire favors now :-)

I knew I knew you!  I saw you, but didn't realize who you were! DUH! I was the phat chick in  brown leather corset with green chemise and camera in hand.

FYI for anyone holding a faire membership:

"Once a season, the garden hosts a membership BBQ.  Saturday, May 26th will be this year's BBQ.  We will eat between 11:30 a.m. and noon.  The Faire provides the burgers, brats, and hot dogs.  Everyone else should bring a dish or something to share.  We will have lemonade and water.  Any other soft drinks you may want, you are welcome to bring."

Since the BBQ will be on Saturday I'll be out there Saturday and then again on Monday only with the kiddo!
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Butch on May 20, 2012, 06:58:57 PM
OD, I will be there for the BBQ.  Look for me in a fuzzy blue cap (thrum cap) and really baggy trousers.  See you on Saturday!
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Malcolm on May 27, 2012, 04:50:06 PM
OD, I will be there for the BBQ.  Look for me in a fuzzy blue cap (thrum cap) and really baggy trousers.  See you on Saturday!

Was nice having lunch with you.
Title: Re: 2012 St. Louis Renaissance Faire
Post by: Butch on May 27, 2012, 09:57:17 PM


Was nice having lunch with you.
Thank-you!  You as well!  We really enjoy the St Louis RF!  And the Les Amis is such a great addition.  Michael and I will stay at least through the Memorial Day service tomorrow.  Thank-you very much for having us!