The Enchanted Lakes Renaissance Faire and Marketplace is the brainchild of Maria Davis and Kim Bordner, the result of a smart aleck comment in 2010 that grew and grew.

The inaugural faire in 2011 was held at the historic Buck Lake Ranch. Through the hard work of several volunteers, this faire was a huge success. In August of 2011, Enchanted Lakes Community Organization Inc.(ELCO), an Indiana not for Profit Corporation, was formed to benefit the City of Angola and Steuben County with the proceeds from the faire’s activities.

The faire was moved to the Steuben County (4-H) Park in 2012 and it remains there. The location is more conducive to creating the atmosphere of the faire. ELCO donated $1000 in new chairs to the park after the 2012 faire.

Enchanted Lakes Renaissance Faire, or ELF as it is more commonly known, is the largest renaissance faire in Northern Indiana and is the only Indiana faire to feature a full armored joust. Paragon Jousting has brought their Adventure Theater to Angola for the full run of the faire.