door county renaissance faire

Artisans Abound

Come enjoy a truly unique shopping experience. We are honored to welcome back the finest painters, potters, and poets. They have journeyed from all across the lands to bring you premium wares. We invite you, merry traveler, to have a royal experience


Handmade art at the Door County Renaissance Faire

Handmade art

Get your portrait painted while sipping mead. Stroll through incredible handmade crafts and speak with the artists!

armor and weapons at the Door County Renaissance Faire

arms and armor

The blacksmith's anvil rings like a bell as you watch them shape glowing iron. Try on the equipment that Renaissance warrior's used to defend the crown. 

delicious food at the Door County Renaissance Faire

Delicious treats

Massive turkey legs, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more! Save room for craft beer, wine and mead. For the little ones stop in for fudge, licorice, and ice cream. 

Big thanks to 2xw Photography and Jason Engebos Photography

Want to become an artisan and join our village?

All the Faire's a stage and we invite merry travelers from far and wide to come and share their talents. We will be gathering unique crafters, artists, musicians, dancers, actors and storytellers.

We're always on the look out for creators of fine handcrafted treasures who can hawk their wares from market tents. Artisans are the backbone of every Renaissance Faire and we believe they are key to maintaining the festival’s theme and immersing the patron in the Renaissance experience. We strive to accommodate the needs of our artisans and to make them feel at home. 

artisan Information

Merchants are responsible for creating their own costume attire, tent and booth theme. All artisans are expected to provide and wear their own Renaissance period or Fantasy garb during festival hours. Additionally, merchants are required to develop minimum standards in both speech and booth display to give the most unique & realistic atmosphere. 

All merchants are encouraged to “Hawk their products” and interact with festival guests. 

Artisan food vendors

Do you craft tasty treats fit for a king? Our food vendors must prepare eats that match the theme of the Renaissance marketplace. Both savory and sweet are welcome to apply. 

Product Guidelines: unique products desired

Artisan's merchandise will be approved by event’s committee. Merchandise will be juried prior to acceptance of application. Products must be hand crafted mediums and subject matter. (No plastic, latex. We will only allow 15% China bought product). All merchants need to submit a listing of each of their products to be sold on the form below every year along with pictures or a link to your web address that displays your wares. Merchants agree not to sell any items not listed. Please be specific. All merchandise is subject to committee approval. In order to avoid excessive competition or repetitive products or themes, we will attempt to limit the faire to one of each type of vendor with substantially similar products.

Sales Use/WI Tax-ID: All merchants are responsible for their WI Tax Use ID (Sales Use).

Time is of the Essence

The first applicant will have priority over later applicants. Please download the Artisan/Merchant Application below and return it to us with the appropriate documentation as soon as possible. May 1st is the last day in which applications and fees will be accepted. A higher fee starting at $30 for each week past the original due date will be added to late applications, The extra fee will be collected during the festival hours, so please have that fee for the ready at your booth for the person who will come to collect. Thank you.


NO PETS ALLOWED unless it is a certified service dog/emotional support dog with 12/24 weeks of training, All pets must be well mannered and leashed. kept contained with-in the artisans rented area and away from patrons reach, All dogs must be refrained from barking or will be asked to be removed from the faire grounds. All owners must have control and subject to committee approval. You must be given permission by the DCRF by either contacting us as well as having the animal(s) listed when you fill out your application Some animals are used for teaching purposes, and the same policy applies in regards to control & contained with-in the area that they are renting.. This is by the land owners request. Thank you!

Artisan Contract

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