Every Faire Day
Pub Crawl

Laugh, sing and stumble your way through the Faire in a guided tour of our finest pubs! The Pub Crawl visits 6 pubs – and you receive one drink at each location – anything on tap! Including cider! There are two crawls daily: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Crown and Anchor Pub to begin your crawl.

It is $50 per person to join The Pub Crawl in addition to a regular admission ticket. Each crawl is limited to 25 participants. 15 tickets are available for purchase online via ShowClix to ensure your spot. You must redeem your Pub Crawl tickets at the Crown and Anchor Pub. No refunds within 24 hours of scheduled Pub Crawl. Ten tickets will be available for day-of-purchase at the Crown and Anchor Pub on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pub Crawl tickets ON SALE NOW. CLICK HERE to purchase. To ensure they scan correctly at the Faire – please PRINT them on paper!

You MUST check in 30 minutes before your scheduled Pub Crawl to receive your wristband. No wristband means no Pub Crawl. If you are late, you will not receive all 6 drinks. No refunds.
NO CHILDREN under the age of 21 are permitted to accompany the Pub Crawl for any reason.

April 7 & 8
Opening Weekend

Join Sir Francis Drake and Lord Mayor Barnabus Blyss as they Open Wide the Gates to the 2018 Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s 56th anniversary season! Members of our e-newsletter receive special discounts for Opening Weekend! Sign up today!

Gnome Hunt! ALL SEASON LONG! – Gnomes have invaded Port Deptford yet again! Start by getting a Gnome List at the Front Gate or at the desk at Kids’ Kingdom. Then seek out the many gnomes hiding about the village in guild yards, markets, and shops. When you find one, get the shopkeeper or a guild member to mark your Gnome List. Then return to Kids’ Kingdom to receive your Official Gnome Finder Certificate, which will enable you to purchase this year’s unique Collectible Medallion ($5 at Fellowship Foundry).

April 14 & 15
Pirate Weekend / Marketplace Bonus Ticket Weekend / Children (age 5 – 12) Admitted Free

Pirate Weekend – Dress as your inner pirate and enter our Costume Contest! Sign up at the Guest Services booth at the top of the Food Court before 3:15 p.m. All contestants will gather and toast in the Food Court Area from 3:30 to 4 p.m. While the Pirates boast of their adventures, anonymous judging will occur. We’ll close our gathering with a group photo. The winners of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s Pirate Booty will be announced at 5 p.m. at the Felicity Cove Stage.

Marketplace Weekend –Spend $250 or more with our merchants or artisans during Marketplace Weekend and receive 2 FREE tickets for every $250 spent to come back to the Faire (valid thru May 13th). Offer does not apply to games, rides, food, beverage or the Renaissance Collection Stores. Paper receipts must be presented at the Guest Services Booth (located inside the Faire, near the front gate) by 7 p.m. to receive tickets.

Children Admitted Free – When accompanied by one adult ticket purchase, all children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. No coupon required. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

April 21 & 22

RennCon™

Trying to decide whether to hit the Faire or the con this weekend? Now you no longer need to choose! Join us on RennCon™, for our celebration of cosplay in all its forms. Attend a panel, take in the scenery, and enjoy some very special surprises! Whether you draw your inspiration from the sci-fi scene, anime, comics, television, fairy tales, or anywhere else… we invite you to mingle with our 16th-century townsfolk in the biggest costume party in L.A.

Masquerade Costume Contest – Sign up at the Guest Services booth at the top of the Food Court before 3:15 p.m. All contestants will gather and toast in the Food Court Area from 3:30 to 4 p.m. While the contestants meet and greet, anonymous judging will occur. We’ll close our gathering with a group photo. The winners of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s Masquerade Costume Contest will be announced at 5 p.m.

Steam Powered Giraffe – The singing musical automatons are proud to announce their appearance at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire during RennCon™ Weekend! This quirky act combines comedic sketches, improvised android banter, and original music fused with multimedia visuals, billowing steam effects, and robot pantomime.

The robots perform Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Autographs 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tickets to the Faire already include the concert, no additional ticket needed for Steam Powered Giraffe concert.

Fools Guild Parade and Coronation (Sunday, April 22nd ONLY) – Sunday is the Grande Fool’s Parade and Coronation of the 2018 King of Fools. There will be plenty of crazy antics and festivities throughout the city… and we’re not fooling around.

April 28 & 29
Military Appreciation, Scouts Weekend & Marketplace Weekend

Military Appreciation Weekend – The Renaissance Pleasure Faire supports our Active and Veteran Military, Police, Fire Department, and EMT personnel with valid ID. Save $4 off adult tickets with ID this weekend! Join us this weekend for a beautiful, handmade favor for members of the US Military. Favors only available April 28 & 29. Look for parchment signs within the Faire to find this year’s favor locations.

Scouts Weekend – Uniformed Scouts and Leaders receive a discount for their entire group at the Box Office only (not offered on-line).
Scouts Ages 5 – 12 = FREE (regularly $15.00)
Scouts Ages 13 – 17 = $10.00 (regularly $29.95)
Scouts/Leaders Ages 18 and up = $20.00 (regularly $29.95)
There will be a list of Scout-Related Badge and Journey work available INSIDE the Faire at the Guest Services Gazebo. (Click here for 2018 activities. Activities only available April 28 & 29, 2018.) All Scouts can complete a Faire Passport to earn a patch: $5 per patch; $3 per rocker patch per year.

4/13/18 Update: Leadership Event Full for 2018, Wait List Full – Meet the management team of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire at a special Girl Scouts Leadership Program on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Scouts.  This VIP event includes a meet and greet with our female management team, a day at the Faire, VIP seating at the Joust with a cold beverage, and your scouts weekend patch.  Program begins at 7:30 a.m.  Day-of Event registration is not available.Leadership Event Full for 2018, Wait List Full

Bonus Tickets: Take 2! Back by popular demand! Spend $250 or more with our merchants or artisans during Marketplace Weekend and receive 2 FREE tickets for every $250 spent to come back to the Faire (valid thru May 13th). Offer does not apply to games, rides, food, beverage or the Renaissance Collection Stores. Paper receipts must be presented at the Guest Services Booth (located OUTSIDE the Faire, near the front gate) by 7 p.m. to receive tickets.

Maids of Honour in Training(for ages 6-10) Be one of 20 lucky little girls of the realm! Join the Maids of Honour in the Nobles Glade to learn how to tend to the Queen. The Maids of Honour in Training will learn to walk, reverence and address people like a true Maid of Honour. The new Maids might even perhaps have the opportunity to meet the Queen! Sign up at the Guest Services Gazebo inside the Front Gate.

May 5 & 6
Time Traveler Weekend

We invite all our guests to dress up in your finest time-traveling attire. No matter which century you portray, we’re looking forward to celebrating a leap back (or forward) in time! It is, after all, a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey… stuff.

Steampunk Costume Contest – Sign up at the Guest Services booth at the top of the Food Court before 3:15 p.m. All contestants will gather and toast in the Food Court Area from 3:30 to 4 p.m. While the contestants meet and greet, anonymous judging will occur. We’ll close our gathering with a group photo. The winners of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s Steampunk Costume Contest will be announced at 5 p.m.
Saturday’s Contest: Put the “punk” in Steampunk Costuming
Sunday’s Contest: Epic Accessories

 

May 12 & 13
New! – Heroes & Villains

Peter Pan Captain Hook cosplay hero villain renncon pirateWear your colors with pride, and help us celebrate this weekend with a brand new twist! Step out and join the Heroes – or the Villains – for a weekend filled with daring deeds and diabolical schemes. Expect fandom photo opportunities and larger than life personalities, and prepare to have a good, or wicked, or just a wicked good time!

Fandom Photo Meet-ups:
Dress to impress and meet at the military encampment near the joust!
11:00 a.m. Fairy Tale
11:30 a.m. Cartoons & Anime
1:00 p.m. Video Games
1:30 p.m. Historical
4:00 p.m. DC
4:30 p.m. Marvel
5:45 p.m. Disney
6:15 p.m. Sci-Fi

Maids of Honour in Training(for ages 6-10) Be one of 20 lucky little girls of the realm! Join the Maids of Honour in the Nobles Glade to learn how to tend to the Queen. The Maids of Honour in Training will learn to walk, reverence and address people like a true Maid of Honour. The new Maids might even perhaps have the opportunity to meet the Queen! Sign up at the Guest Services Gazebo inside the Front Gate.

May 19 & 20
Craft Brew Celebration & Closing Weekend

On our final weekend, let your tastebuds experience a variety of craft brews while enjoying all that the Faire has to offer.  This weekend will feature dozens of local and international craft brews throughout the shire.  Come join us for a tour!

Closing Day Parade! Join us as we celebrate the final day of our 56th season. Don’t miss the fun on Sunday, as we carry on the tradition of our Closing Day Parade!

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