Indiana Renaissance Faires, SCA, and LARP Events

Indiana

Is there a Renaissance faire or SCA event in Indiana?

Definitely! Here, we break down Renaissance faires, LARP, and SCA events in Indiana by the type of event. This way, you can easily find what you are looking for. In addition, we list upcoming events and recurring yearly events. Make sure to check back regularly for future events. We will update this page regularly as events pass and more info for other events becomes available to us.

Faires

Event Name

Location

Date

Link

Elf FestLothlorien Nature Sanctuary, 559 McFadden Ridge Rd, Bedford, IN 4742105-22-2024 – 05-27-2024https://elvinhome.org/elf-fest/
New Castle-Henry County Renaissance Festival 1400 Plaza and the Arts Park, New Castle, Indiana 07-27-2024 https://www.nchcrenfest.org/
Michiana Renaissance Festival St.Joe County 4H Fairgrounds, South Bend, IN 08-26-2023 – 08-27-2023 http://www.michianarenfest.com/
Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire 8780 E CR 75 N, Bowling Green, Indiana 09-28-2024 – 09-29-2024 https://www.clayshirecastle.com/MedievalFaire.html
Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire Birdsell Castle, 6900 Dave Carr Rd, Charlestown, IN 47111, USA 10-14-2023 – 10-22-2023 (Weekends only) https://renaissancefaireindiana.com/

LARP

Event Name

Location

Date

Link

Dystopia Rising Indiana: January EventNameless Creek Youth Camp, 2675 S. 600 E. Greenfield IN 4614001-19-2024 – 01-21-2024http://www.dystopiarisingindiana.com/calendar

Gryphons Perch LARP Stormcrest Raid

Vigo County YMCA, 951 Dresser Dr, Terre Haute, IN01-21-2024https://www.facebook.com/events/881691103502012
Dystopia Rising Indiana: February EventNameless Creek Youth Camp, 2675 S. 600 E. Greenfield IN 4614002-16-2024 – 02-18-2024http://www.dystopiarisingindiana.com/calendar
Dystopia Rising Indiana: March EventNameless Creek Youth Camp, 2675 S. 600 E. Greenfield IN 4614003-22-2024 – 03-24-2024http://www.dystopiarisingindiana.com/calendar

Reenactments

Event Type

Event Name

Location

Date

Link

Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)Middle Kingdom Better Hearths and BaileysCrosswinds United Methodist Church – 616 IN 25, Logansport, IN 4694702-17-2024https://midrealm.org/events/better-hearths-and-baileys-constellation/
Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)Middle Kingdom Better War Through ArcheryHendricks County 4H Fairgrounds, 1900 E Main St, Danville, IN 4612203-24-2024https://midrealm.org/events/better-war-through-archery-constellation/
Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) Middle Kingdom Three Saints Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, 1406 Teal Rd, Lafayette, IN 05-11-2024 https://midrealm.org/events/three-saints-and-the-baronies-strike-back-constellation/
Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) Middle Kingdom Constellation Academy of Defense & Dance Symposium McCormick’s Creek State Park, 250 McCormick Creek Park Rd. Spencer, IN 47460 05-17-2024 – 05-19-2024 https://sites.google.com/view/cadd-2024/home

Other

Event Name

Location

Date

Link

Indiana Comic ConIndiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 4622503-22-2024 – 03-24-2024https://indianacomicconvention.com/
Gen ConIndiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 4622508-01-2024 – 08-01-2024https://www.gencon.com/

What info can I find about SCA events and Ren Faires in Indiana?

We list the name of each event, its location, the date or dates that it is happening, and a link to recently updated info. The event names and other info that we offer comes from what is listed freely online by the organizers and associations. Please keep in mind that while we try to list the most recent info, event details can change as past years have taught us. Medieval Collectibles is not responsible if the info has changed or is no longer available. In addition, we are not responsible for or affiliated with any of these events unless otherwise stated.

What happens at an SCA event?

Firstly, SCA stands for Society for Creative Anachronism. This organization chiefly focuses on historical reenactments. The separate groups of the organization covers various styles and looks. For example, there are groups that have a Viking or Renaissance theme. Also, there are many other themes that they cover. Some SCA participants act as officers and rulers over their part of the organization, such as a king, queen, or baron.

While the exact rules vary from group to group, they strive for as much historical accuracy as possible. Many SCA events will be battles. Other events focus on the artistic and scientific parts of reenacting. In fact, many groups will have events dedicated to these topics. Make sure to reach out to your local group to find out all their rules and activities.

What can I do at an Indiana Renaissance Faire?

Lots of things! Renaissance faires are filled with all sorts of fun things to do. There are usually booths for food and shopping. They will provide a range of food and drinks for you to try. When it comes to shopping, you can buy various items to add to your home or outfit. Many Ren faires will have live music and entertainment. There can be live performers, musicians, and more.

Also, you can dress up in medieval clothing or wear a fantasy outfit. Then, some faires have weekend themes for you to enjoy. These themes can focus on pirates, steampunk, Vikings, or other themes. Other faires may follow a made-up storyline with different characters that interact with guests. Regardless, faires and festivals are intended for people to have fun.

What if I don’t see a Ren faire or LARP event near me in Indiana?

Don’t forget to look nearby, particularly in states like Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois! Many events take place close to state or national borders. We list events by the state or province. There may be events in those areas that are close to you as well. Of course, you can always check out events across the United States and Canada.

What if I don’t see a faire, LARP, or SCA event that I know about?

That’s great! You can help us expand our list of Renaissance faires, LARP, or SCA events in Indiana. Reach out to us via phone, email, or through our live chat. Contact us here! We are happy to take a look at your suggestions and add events to our lists!

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