What is RenQuest™?
How do I join?
RenQuest is an interactive theatrical gaming experience offering players an opportunity to experience the living world of the Bristol Renaissance Faire through completing quests, honing skills and defeating monsters. The game spans the 30-acre Faire grounds and boasts over 30 NPCs (non-playing characters) dedicated to enriching the fantasy experience for players. New to Bristol? There is no better way to become acquainted with the Faire and its inhabitants than by playing RenQuest. Regular season-pass member of the Faire? RenQuest is a great way to experience characters, shops and our beautiful scenery in a whole new light. “Live thy adventure!”
Once you have decided to strike out on great adventure, you may purchase your day of play at the RenQuest™ Red Vardo.
Game play is $10 per day, recommended for ages 12 and up (but we’ve had players as young as 9 with accompanying parents). Sign up at the RenQuest Red Vardo, located near the Cheshire Chase stage on your Faire map.
Play all 19 days of the Bristol season with a RenQuest Season Pass for $95. Price is only for gameplay and does not include admission into the Faire itself. Click Here to buy a RenQuest Season Pass today!
You may sign up to play between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sign up hours are to ensure you do not miss any scheduled or timed events.
Once you have finished the core story, the fun does not end! There are more than 60 achievement quests (aka side quests) to earn more favor from the NPCs and win the coveted title of Grand Champion. You may complete achievement quests between the hours of 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This price is in addition to the gate ticket price and does not offer any gate ticket discounts.
RenQuest™ offers interactive characters and prizes that are not available to the regular faire attendee. In years past we have awarded hand-blown glass goblets, hand bound leather journals, limited edition print artwork and a custom fantasy portrait featuring our grand champion in the picture! You cannot purchase these items anywhere on site – they are only available to those who play RenQuest™!
A game of RenQuest lasts approximately two (2) hours. You may quest at your own pace, but please finish your questing by 4 p.m. and check back with the camp to see if you’ve qualified for the end of day battle! If you want more information about the quests and playing, go to the RenQuest™ Camp. It’s marked on the Faire map with the RenQuest™ logo and is across from the Friends of Faire Garden.
Any of the NPCs can explain more about playing.
As you complete your quests, return to the RenQuest™ Camp to turn in your points and to receive further orders. It is best to begin your quest early in the day. Achievement Questing stops around 5 p.m. each day, and exclusive, unlockable battles conclude by 6:30 p.m.
At the end of the weekend, Players’ points are all tallied and the top-point earners are posted on the Bristol Renaissance Faire website. Click to see the Champions page.
Returning to Play Another Day
Check in at the RenQuest™ Camp to pay for another day of play receive your next quest. It’s just that simple!