What is a Renaissance Faire?
Our Faire is 20 acres of pure fun! 13 stages offer variety entertainment all day long. In addition, we dazzle you with a fully armored joust, the Queen and her glittering Court, amazing arts and crafts, delicious food, fine spirits, music, dance, parades, rides and games. Join us for a day of play!
When are you open?
We are open Saturdays and Sundays, April 8 through May 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
How much is admission? What does the admission price include?
Adult Single Day is $29.95, Child Single Day (Ages 5-12) is $15 and children 4 & younger are free.
Admission price includes all entertainment: the Joust, 4 parades, over 2,000 performers, music, dance, interactive living history exhibits, craft demonstrations and the battle pageant. Select lessons, activities and pageants for children are also included.
Do you offer a military/law enforcement discount? Is there a senior discount?
Yes! Members of the military with valid ID, members of law enforcement with valid ID and guests age 62 and over may purchase adult tickets for $27.00 at the Box Office with ID. (Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts. Not valid for online tickets.)
Is the faire “cash only”?
Our box office happily accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express to purchase your admission tickets. Our box office does NOT accept debit cards or Discover. Our food and drink booths are cash only. Each vendor on site creates their own policy regarding credit cards (although most of them do accept cards nowadays). ATMs are located throughout the site for your convenience.
Can I leave the Faire and come back in?
Yes, you can ask for a hand stamp from the greeters at the front gate.
Can I pick up a special order item from a merchant?
Yes, you can request a “shopper pass” at the Will Call window. The Shopper Pass is only for guests who have already visited the Faire in the current season, and who have a receipt for the item they are picking up. You must leave your photo ID and a $29.95 deposit at the Will Call window. You have one hour to complete your transaction in the Faire and return to the Will Call window.
Is there a parking fee?
Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area charges a $10.00 entry fee per visit. ($30 for busses) CASH ONLY.
Santa Fe Dam retains all fees for access.
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire has no control over access pricing.
A Park attendant will collect your access fee.
There is no additional charge for parking on top of what the Dam requires. General parking is estimated anywhere from 300 to 2500 feet away from the front gate. Handicapped parking is available, please have your placard displayed so attendants can direct you to a close parking location.
Is there RV parking available? May we remain overnight?
Yes. RV parking is available. There is no additional charge to park an RV.
However, the Santa Fe Dam is not an overnight park. There is no camping of any kind. All vehicles must exit the park each night.
Do you offer Valet Service?
Yes! For Valet Service, once into the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area heading towards the faire, stay in the right lane and turn on your hazards to utilize the Valet Service. The drop off and pick up point will be about 100 feet from the front gate.
A Valet attendant will meet you, give you a claim ticket and park your car. When you return, after having had a fun and exciting day at the faire, you will give your claim ticket back to an attendant and your car will be brought around.
If you wish to use this Valet service to park your vehicle, you will need to pay the $10.00 Park entrance fee and then the $20 Valet Service at the faire. CASH ONLY.
Limited valet space available but it’s available every Saturday and Sunday, for the entire run.
Valet service can only be purchased at the Faire, on day of arrival. CASH ONLY.
Is Public Transportation an option?
Foothill Transit Line 492 serves the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area. The closest stop to the entrance of the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area is at Arrow Highway and Azusa Canyon Rd. It is approximately one mile from the stop to the park entrance, and the Faire is located one half-mile inside the park.
Bus fares for Line 492 are $1.25 for adults, and $0.50 for Seniors and Disabled citizens. Line 492 departs eastbound from El Monte Station every 30 minutes on the weekends, with the last westbound bus departing from the Arrow Highway and Azusa Canyon Rd at 6:58 p.m. For more information or to plan your trip, please visit www.foothilltransit.org/TripPlanner/
May we bring outside food and drink?
No outside food and drink is permitted.
Do you have Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten -Free foods available for purchase?
Yes, we offer fresh, healthy alternatives to traditional fare. Our complete menu can be found here. Food booths also feature signs noting which items are vegetarian and gluten free.
Also note – vegetables and starches are fried in different containers than meats.
COSTUMES & WEAPONS
Do I have to come in costume?
Although many of our guests arrive in costume, we recommend wearing comfortable clothing. However, we feel the experience of the faire is heightened and more fun when you come dressed to play.
Do you rent costumes?
Yes! Belrose offers costume rentals for all ages and all body sizes.
Child sized costumes range in price from $8 – $25 (Average price is $15)
Adult sized costumes range in price from $18 – $65 (Average price is $39)
Visit http://www.thebelrose.com/ and click Renaissance Faires for more information.
Wagons are available for rent – $15.
Wheelchairs are also available for rent – $25. Manual Wheelchairs only. We do not have any electric chairs or scooters.
If I wear a costume do I get in for free?
Are shoes required?
Yes. Due to safety & insurance requirements all guests are required to wear shoes at all times. Tennis shoes, boots, sandals, flip-flops, etc are all permitted. Bare feet are never appropriate.
May I bring my (costume) weapon?
All weapons should be sheathed and peace tied. Exposed steel is not permitted. Our service people at the entrance gate will assist you if you do not know how to peace tie your weapon.
May I bring my bow & arrow?
Yes. You may bring your bow if it is unstrung, or strung with yarn (or some other line that cannot hold tension). Arrows must be untipped and cable-tied together and secured to the quiver. Our security team at the entrance gate will assist you if you do not know how to peace tie your weapon.
May I bring my instrument?
No. Due to an unfortunate number of people who have brought instruments and attempted to busk in our streets, you may not bring in any instrument except for a drum for our drum jam.
MISC. & POLICIES
What other amenities are available?
For your convenience, the following amenities are on the faire grounds:
ASL Interpreters (A schedule of interpreted shows is available at the Information Booth)
Automobile Valet Service
Baby Changing Facilities
Handicapped rest rooms
Lost & Found
Spanish Language Information
Is the Faire wheelchair accessible?
Yes, with the understanding that we are an outdoor event. The Belrose Costume Rental booth just inside the gate has wheelchairs for rent on a first come first serve basis. Wheelchairs are manual only, $25, no reservations.
Do you have motorized wheelchairs or scooters?
Sadly, we do not have any motorized chairs or scooters at this time.
May I bring a pet?
The health and safety of your pet is our concern. Due to the nature of the show, the overwhelming high-stress environment of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire is not suitable for household pets.
Service animals under the ADA are welcome!
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Do you have a lost and found?
Yes, we do! Please call the office at 626.969.4750 to see if your item was turned over to us.
Do you host weddings or private parties?
We do not have facilities for weddings, birthdays, corporate or private parties.
Are there hotels near the faire?
Yes. Our partner hotels can be found here.
One hotel offers a shuttle service so you can avoid the park access fee!
What if it rains?
The Faire is open rain or shine. No rain checks or refunds are offered.
All our policies can be found here.