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

2011 Dates

2011-08-27 - 2011-08-28 Aug 27 thru Aug 28 
10am - 6pm
10am - 5pm (Sunday)
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Adults : 6.00
Kids (0-5) : FREE
Parking : FREE


Booths: 30
Stages: 5
Food: Y
Ale: Y

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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.

The Illinois Renaissance Festival was established in 2003. The Festival is a division of Prairie Players Theatre Academy, Inc. a nonprofit 501(c3) performing arts organization. Through the fundraising efforts of the Festival, we will be able to continue our programs, productions, workshops, touring company and daily operations. Long term annual fundraising will enable the Academy to purchase equipment and a much needed facility.

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Ellsworth Park
10 Oakwood Ave
Danville, Illinois
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Danville Weather

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.

Management Contact

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