door county renaissance faire

Our Mission

* Out reach * Community * Art *

To raise funds for disadvantaged youths by hosting an engaging, community focused Renaissance event.

Door County Renaissance Faire Mission Statement
 
 

Our Mission and Vision – The Quest

Our main focus is to reach out to disadvantaged or at risk youth (Ages 6 -18), particularly trouble youth, with the purpose of mentoring and influencing them with positive role models. We would like to work with the local school systems, churches and social services to target this audience to encourage them to get involved with the Renaissance time period in return encourage the development of positive self image and self discipline while building confidence and character.

We propose, through the medium of a fun filled, highly entertaining learning experience, as an enjoyable way to educate and we are dedicated to bringing that atmosphere to the Door County Renaissance Faire.

Development of this approximately 6 acre privately owned farm land in central Door County WI will allow participants to gain insight and appreciation into the era known as the Renaissance with live interactive demonstrations presented in an entertaining way designed with the purpose of helping youth retain what they have learned.

We desire The Door County Renaissance Faire to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of youth, disabled, local residents, tourists and visitors alike.

In addition to this event, we expect to work with the school systems to encourage students to learn about this time period by providing educational programs such as this event, fund raising being our focal point for the schools and community.

 

Our Goals

  • Make history an interactive learning experience for young and old alike, bringing history to life.

  • Provide a venue for actors, artisans, musicians, to showcase their talents and wares in live, interactive demonstrations and hands on experiences for attendees.  Demonstrations ranging from blacksmithing, historical encampments, pewter work, glass blowing, leather crafting, spinning & weaving, to games, weaponry, dress, acting and music of the period. Knights teaching young “squires” and the secrets of knighthood. Young girls learning the arts of graceful curtsies “ladies in waiting” in the Queen‘s Royal Court, and then there's pirates, we mustn't forget the pirates.

  • Create opportunities for community involvement – for handy capped and the youth

  • Bring revenue to the community through faire-goers and participants frequenting local businesses during the faire (hotels, restaurants, stores, site-seeing, etc.)

  • Provide a venue for various other non-profit 501C3 organizations to raise funds and/or awareness for their group within the event as food/drink vendors, and yes Entertainment!

We are deeply grateful for the generosity of all the fine Lords and faire Ladies who are willing to join us in this adventure and become part of our stage. Thank you in advance for your most kind support.

 

We Seek Charitable Organizations

We encourage charitable organizations to participate within the Renaissance Faire such as food/drink vendors or possibly to raise funds in other ways for your organization. There will be a venders FEE to set up, and all products/services must be approved by the faire organization committee in advance. All profits made by your group will remain yours.

We Seek Volunteers

Don’t just watch history – live it with us!  Were you born 700-800 years too late? Dreaming of being a Lord or Lady of the bygone era, or perhaps a pirate, fairy, mermaid, and so many other intrepid characters within your imagination? Consider becoming a part of this unique experience.

The Door County Renaissance Faire is staffed mainly by volunteers so that a large portion of the profits may be donated to local charities. Click on to our (volunteer) page for more information.

If you have experienced with this type of event, have musical talent or stage experience, construction, sales/marketing, sewing or language skills, and wish to help in any other way, please contact us! But, experience is not necessary, many jobs simply require willing people. *Many hands make light work* Use the contact page if you would like to take part in this adventure.

We Seek Sponsors And Donations

We would be honored if individuals or companies would join us in our endeavor to keep this event in Door County. In order for this faire to be feasible and a significant fundraiser, we need your support! Become a Friend of the Faire!

Every little bit helps, and if not financially, then perhaps:

  • Old or unused  (but in good shape) building materials

  • Period clothing or materials that could be used to make clothing – Fabrics such as cotton, muslin, silks, satins, brocades and velvets, leather and “pleather

  • Old costume jewelry (cut glass) and/or other props from this time period

  • Looking for fairy garden items

  • Power Generator (quiet) bought or to be on loan for the 2 weekend event

  • Nesco pans, all the same style (5), cooking utensils

  • On sale grills for cooking turkey legs, hamburger, hot dogs

  • 30x60 Frame tent

  • leaf blowers, rakes, push brooms, (tarps for stages 10x20, 15x20, 20x20, 20x30, 30x30) 4 stages

  • Time, Energy, Talents

  • Ideas are most certainly welcomed.