Renaissance Pageant Born Anew in Chippewa Falls

HISTORICAL HIJINKS. David Pipho, left, and Mark Lakowske, proper, are serving to create Newbourne Village, a brand new Renaissance honest which shall be held outdoors Chippewa Falls this summer time. (Photograph by Lawrence Edwards Images)

At Newbourne Village, you possibly can put on a fairy costume and munch on yummy meals whereas watching a hypnosis present and sitting subsequent to a knight. Seems like the right Saturday afternoon, doesn’t it? The magic, aptitude, and enjoyable of Renaissance festivals are coming to Chippewa Falls, due to Mark Lakowske, govt director, and David Pipho, leisure director.

Newbourne Village Renaissance Pageant shall be a model new immersive expertise, possessing actions for all ages and pursuits, set within the late 1500s however with fairytale elements woven in seamlessly. It’s something you need it to be.

“Our mission is to cheer individuals, make them blissful and neglect, momentarily, all of the unpleasantness of their lives. There’s numerous stuff that’s been occurring on the planet as we speak, and lots of people’s focus is on the not-so-good stuff,” mentioned Lakowske (a.ok.a. Grasp Ticktock). “Our mission is to create a family-friendly occasion that’s inexpensive, and other people can come again and luxuriate in and really feel welcomed, and actually have a way of surprise and journey and play.”

Our mission is to cheer individuals, make them blissful and neglect, momentarily, all of the unpleasantness of their lives.

Mark Lakowske


Come see Grasp Ticktock’s Hypnosis Present, the Brothers Blackquill’s improvised performs the place the viewers supplies ideas, interactive characters like Yakov the Knockov and Gilkurn Niftypocket, Blue Horse Theatre with unicorns, the Twin Cities Wyverns (an genuine sword-fighting workforce), the Birds of a Feather household music group, a singing mermaid, and a lot extra. 

“We wish this to form of be totally different from a standard Renaissance competition in that we’re bringing the characters again to life. So many festivals all through the nation, they’re dropping their character interplay, their immersive-ness,” Lackowske mentioned. “We wish this to be entertaining, but on the identical time residing and respiratory.”

There can even be meals of every kind, cooking and blacksmith demonstrations, and distributors with something and every thing, from swords to jewellery and clothes to hand-made fairy trinkets to personalised henna tattoos. This shall be Newbourne Village’s first 12 months, so come and assist them to allow them to come again subsequent 12 months; it is going to be the place to take the household for summer time enjoyable repeatedly.

“What I actually hope to perform out of this honest is a long-lasting place that may exist for a lot of a few years that shall be acquainted but ever-changing and ever-growing,” Lakowske mentioned. “I need it to be a spot the place individuals will be youngsters once more, even for those who’re 99.”

The competition shall be open 10am-6pm Saturdays and Sundays, between June 11 and July 3, rain or shine. Every day shall be totally different, so a number of visits will you’ll want to carry a number of experiences.

Newbourne Village shall be on the Eagle Ridge Pageant Grounds at 2302 Nelson Street, Chippewa Falls. (The grounds hosted a earlier occasion, the Chippewa Valley Renaissance Truthful, till a few decade in the past.) Children 3 and beneath enter free; children beneath 18, and senior residents over 65 are $10; and adults are $15. You should buy a ticket on-line or on the gate. Service canine are allowed, although a waiver is required earlier than coming into. Wi-Fi is spotty, so money is greatest for buying.

“How else are you gonna develop a group except you could have issues that carry individuals collectively?” Lakowske mentioned concerning the significance of occasions like this Renaissance honest. “At the present time, I feel there’s a lot that’s tearing us aside that we’re forgetting that on the finish of the day, we’re all individuals, we’re all human, and all of us need the identical issues, and above all, all of us simply need to be liked.”

To be taught extra concerning the competition, buy your ticket and even find out about making use of to be a part of the competition, go to

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