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Eat, drink and be merry whilst roaming among the jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers of the famed Bristol Renaissance Faire, returning for its 30th season of fun and games just outside of Chicago. Hundreds of performers dressed in Elizabethan costumes create a magical world of music and excitement, with games, rides and 20 stages of entertainment options ranging from knife throwers to improv troupes. More than 150 artisans will also be exhibiting and selling their original hand-crafted items, including hand-blown glass creations, pottery, authentic clothing and weaponry. All the frolicking and cavorting can leave one in need of refreshment, though fear not — there are dozens of food and drink options available for purchase, including the signature giant turkey leg and the ice-cold sassafras. Kids are very welcome, and any little ones under the age of 4 can attend for free. Goldstar has discount tickets for dates through August, so extend your summer vacation – – by about a few hundred years!