Illinois Renaissance Festival

The shire of Cornwall recreating Renaissance (circa 1500s) since 2003.

2014 Dates

2014-08-23 - 2014-08-24 Aug 23 - Aug 24
10am - 6pm
10am - 5pm (Sunday)


Adults : $6
Kids (0-5) : FREE
Parking : FREE


Booths: 30
Stages: 5
Food: Y
Ale: Y
Errors? Please Submit a Correction. (Updated 2015-09-15)


At The Illinois Renaissance Festival, you can step back in time to the 16th Century and relive history and traditions of long ago. This full scale, live re-enactment experience is like no other. The Festival offers you a chance to visit the days of His Majesty King Henry VIII. There will be ribbons and flags waving in the wind, the sound of lutes, the lilt of foreign accents, and the smells of exotic foods cooking, as well as artisans hawking their wares, jugglers amusing you and the ribaldry of actors performing on various stages.

CANCELLED for 2015 due to storm damage.

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Locate Illinois Renaissance Festival
Ellsworth Park
10 Oakwood Ave
Danville, Illinois


From the WEST (Champaign): Turn off I-74 (exit 210) onto US Route 150 (ML King Drive). Turning EAST toward Danville, proceed 3.5 miles to Avenue B. Turn RIGHT onto Avenue B, then turn LEFT onto Bensyl. Go EAST 1 block to Avenue A and turn LEFT, then go 3 blocks NORTH to Oakwood Avenue. Turn RIGHT and go EAST for 3 blocks to Ellsworth Park Entrance.
From the EAST (Indianapolis): Turn NORTH off I-74 (exit 215) at IL Route 1 (Gilbert Street). Proceed NORTH across Vermilion River bridge to Main Street. Turn left and follow directions below.
From the EAST (Danville): Proceed WEST on Main Street (US Route 150) across bridge and turn RIGHT on Avenue B, go 2 blocks NORTH to Oakwood Avenue. Turn RIGHT and go EAST for 3 blocks to Ellsworth Park Entrance.

Faire Rules

Firearms not permitted. Blades must be kept sheathed and peace-tied. No polearms.
No outside alcohol permitted.
No pets allowed.
Same day reentry with wristband.


Illinois Renaissance Festival
1227 North Logan Avenue
Danville, IL 61832-2919
P: 217-799-2053
Vendors: JoMarie Dugan
Performers: JoMarie Dugan