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Faire Policies

Pet Policy

To create the best environment for all our guests, pets are not permitted at the Niles Renaissance Faire.

Trained service animals that provide specific tasks in accordance with the ADA are permitted. You may pre-register your Service animal by contacting

 Emotional support animals are not permitted.

Guests who bring a pet will be politely asked to remove the pet from the festival as a courtesy to all the other guests.

Weapons Policy/Peacebonding

All Weapons must be peace-tied, in a sheath protecting the blade and may not be removed from the sheath at any time. Arrows being carried as costume adornment must be bound together and/or have the arrow tips removed. Bows must remain unstrung within the faire grounds. Guest must be 18 years or older to carry a weapon.

PERIOD ARMS - These arms are described as weapons relevant to the period portrayed while in costume. Such arms may include, but are not limited to: swords, daggers, maces, bows and arrows, and pikes.


The Niles Renaissance Faire will assist guests with the securing of all weapons. Any person in possession of a weapon that is determined to be unsafe or unable to be made safe will be requested to secure it in their vehicle or remove it from the faire. Guests who do not adhere to the weapons policy may be refused entry and/or removed.

Firearms are banned from the premises of the Niles Renaissance Faire.

Toy swords (those made of plastic wood, or foam material)  are allowed and not subject to the weapons policy but may not be wielded in a way that might accidently strike another guest or employee.

Costumes and attire must be family-friendly and may not be offensive, obstructive, violent or otherwise objectionable.

Wolfshead Productions (parent company of The Niles Renaissance Faire) reserves the right to exclude a patron or participant from wearing or carrying a weapon on Festival ground and to expel them for violations to this policy.

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