rain insurance for renaissance festivals

Renaissance Festivals

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The Show Must Go On

Renaissance Festivals allow guests of all ages to experience a unique view of European history. The characters, costumes, and the giant turkey legs are just some of the attractions that bring millions of people together all around the country. But like most festivals that depend on pleasant weather, rainfall can discourage attendance and result in lost revenue. A Renaissance festival rain insurance policy from Vortex Weather Insurance can help reduce lost revenue because of excessive rainfall.

Quick And Easy

Answer a few simple questions about your Renaissance Festival to review rain insurance quotes without the hassle of an application.


We bring years of both weather risk and insurance experience to our clients to better position their weather risk decision.


Unlike traditional insurance, you choose the amount of insurance required and the hours when insurance needs to be in place to best fit your needs.

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How Weather Insurance For Renaissance Festivals Works

It’s Quick and Simple!

Help us better understand how rainfall can affect attendance, revenue, expenses, and any other impacts at your Renaissance Festival

Based on your weather risk concerns and budget, we can offer quotes for your review.  From there you can suggest any changes to fine-tune your quotes.

Policy Request
Once you design a quote that meets your weather risk needs and fits your budget, review and sign a short application and send payment.

If the recorded rainfall meets or exceeds the policy threshold during the time period, the corresponding insurance limit is paid in full and payment is typically mailed in less than two weeks. No extra paperwork, no claims adjuster needed.

Hourly Insurance for a single event/day

If your Renaissance Festival is a single-day event, or if you want to insure a critical portion of your weekend-long Renaissance Festival, you determine the hours that are most important to the success of the event and we'll offer quotes options for your review.

Multiple hourly events for several events/days

If you want to insure several hourly events of a multi-day Renaissance Festival, you select the dates, hours, and the amount of insurance needed and let us handle the rest.  

Tiered insurance limits

We can build insurance quotes that offer smaller payouts if there is light rainfall with escalating payouts as the rainfall amounts increase. This way, a policy can still respond, even if there is only a small amount of rain.



Venture Richmond Events, LLC

“We recognize that rain is one of our biggest obstacles when planning any of our outdoor events.  With Vortex, it is great to know that we are financially covered if rain becomes problematic.  The whole process is quick and simple.”

Stephen Lecky

919 Beer

Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival has purchased rain insurance every year for eight years. We have always wondered how a claim might be handled and this year we found out. Vortex processed our claim quickly and without any hassles. A claims check was issued within six (6) days of our festival. I highly recommend rain insurance and even more highly recommend Vortex.

Wayne Holt

Stamford Downtown

Every year our outdoor concert series attracts tens of thousands of attendees. But if rainfall occurs, we risk taking a significant financial hit which is why we use Vortex Rain Insurance. The entire process, from requesting quotes, to placing coverage, to submitting a claim, was quick and simple!


Roadway Productions

“After producing events for 20 years, I decided to purchase weather insurance for the very first time. My first experience was with Vortex, and I have to say it was simple, straight forward, and paid out the very first time!  If it rains at your weather station more than the amount you buy, you get paid just like that!  I had the check within a week and a half!  I purchased another policy for the same event, and it rained again.  Just that easy I was paid out the second time I ever purchased rain insurance.  If you have any doubt, just contact me.  I feel safer knowing that I can cover my bills from the event if it rains.”

French Smith

Let Us Insure Your Renaissance Festival

Don’t let the success of your Renaissance Festival depend on ideal weather. Take control by putting a weather risk plan in place using Vortex Rain Insurance. Call or click today for a free quote 1-866-997-2469


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Get to Know Vortex

In 2008, Vortex Weather Insurance was launched from its parent company, MSI GuaranteedWeather to allow easier access for businesses to financially mitigate weather risks. Over a decade later, Vortex has become a leader in offering weather insurance through weather technology advances to help better serve our partners. With over 15 years of insurance experience, and as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Andy Klaus offers a unique combination of property, casualty, and weather risk management expertise.