Frequently Asked Questions
Our mission is to provide a safe, clean and inviting experience for family entertainment. To ensure all of our guests enjoy their time at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, we require every visitor to comply with our CODE OF CONDUCT.
Our Faire is 20 acres of pure fun! 13 stages offer a variety of 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!
Typically, we are open Saturdays and Sundays, April through May, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Future dates have not been confirmed at this time.
Ticket prices for future seasons are TBA.
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.
FRAUD AND TICKET SCAM ALERT: We have received recent reports of ticket fraud and scams. Please know that the Renaissance Pleasure Faire cannot guarantee the validity of tickets purchased through any entity other than RenFair.com, ShowClix or So Cal Groups. To avoid problems with counterfeit, stolen, void, or inflated tickets, purchase them directly and only from the Renaissance Pleasure Faire website, in person at our venue box office, or through So Cal Groups.
Any sort of ticket scalping is strictly prohibited by the Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
As always, the only way you can be 100% sure your tickets are real and will get you in is to buy them from our sources. Together we can fight fraud.
Ticket prices for future seasons are TBA.
Do not worry! ShowClix has recorded your transaction and you will get your tickets. Please contact their customer care team by phone or email. email@example.com or 1.888.850.8718
Customer Care is available Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST
For weekend assistance please visit support.showclix.com
You can give tickets as gifts! The ticket purchaser’s name appears on the ticket simply as a security feature. We will not be checking the name printed on the ticket at the gate unless there is a barcode error. Happy gifting!
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.
Yes, you can ask for a hand stamp from the greeters at the front gate.
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.
Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area charges a $10.00 entry fee per visit. ($14 for RVs, $16 for limousines, and $30 for buses.) Cash, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express accepted.
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. Accessible parking is available, please have your placard displayed so attendants can direct you to a close parking location.
Uber/Lyft users do NOT have to pay the vehicle access fee. Your driver must show ride confirmation to the gate attendant and you’ll be able to use the pick-up/drop-off point located near the Faire’s front gate!
For Preferred Parking, once into the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area heading towards the Faire, stay in the right lane and turn on your hazard lights to utilize the Preferred Parking lot. CASH ONLY.
An attendant will meet you and issue you a preferred parking lot ticket. You may then park your car in the preferred parking lot.
If you wish to use the preferred parking to park your vehicle, you will need to pay the $10.00 Park entrance fee and then the $20 Preferred Parking fee at the faire. CASH ONLY.
Limited preferred parking space available but it’s available every Saturday and Sunday, for the entire run.
Preferred parking can only be purchased at the Faire, on your day of arrival. CASH ONLY.
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.
Take the Metro to the Irwindale Station and use your favorite ride share app to get to the Faire. Uber/Lyft users do NOT have to pay the vehicle access fee. Your driver must show ride confirmation to the gate attendant and you’ll be able to use the pick-up/drop-off point located near the Faire’s front gate!
We offer a variety of fresh, delicious food for our guests to enjoy at concession stands throughout our Faire; however, we understand that guests may need to bring food and drink into our Faire. Please note the following guidelines for bringing food and drink into our park:
- Any food required for medical purposes and medically–indicated nutritional supplements
- Any food required for special dietary needs
- Baby food/baby formula
- Picnic lunches
- Food that requires heating or refrigeration
- Alcohol and glass containers (excluding baby food jars)
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, vegetables and starches are fried in different containers than meats.
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.
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 – $20.
Wheelchairs are also available for rent – $25. Manual Wheelchairs only. We do not have any electric chairs or scooters.
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.
We want all guests to have a great time while being as safe as possible. All weapons should be sheathed and peace-tied. Exposed sharpened steel is not permitted. Blades must be zip-tied into their sheath and to your belt or baldric. At no point should a bladed weapon ever be drawn from your side/back. Replica firearms must have the trigger zip-tied in the ‘fired’ position. Toy guns must have their orange tip on the end of the barrel. Our service people at the entrance gate will assist you if you do not know how to peace tie your weapon.
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.
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.
No pets are allowed at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Service animals are permitted. All service animals must meet the Federal ADA guidelines. According to the ADA, only dogs can be designated as service animals. Emotional support animals Do Not enjoy the same rights. They are not allowed into the faire. All other animals and pets are prohibited. Service animals MUST remain on a leash or harness and under the control of the owner at all times. The ADA does not require that all animals be accommodated at all times. The ADA guidelines stipulate that the dog must be leashed or under strict verbal command at all times. Even if the dog is a service animal, we are not obliged to accommodate the animal if these guidelines are not met.
We ask you do not leave animals on the sidewalks and surrounding areas of the park perimeter. In such cases, the appropriate authorities will be notified. All ADA service dogs must be in compliance with 2018 LA Parks ordinance and ADA.
Please do not request to bring your service dog who is currently “in training”. With the best of intentions, a service dog in training is just that, in training. You risk harmful advancement and potential anxiety development having a dog in a very dusty and busy environment competing with thousands of feet moving right next to them. Please wait until they are fully vetted to provide the service which will help you.
For your convenience, the following amenities are on the Faire grounds:
ASL Interpreters (A complimentary schedule of interpreted shows is available at the Information Booth)
Baby Changing Facilities
Accessible Rest Rooms
Lost & Found
Spanish Language Information
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-served basis. Wheelchairs are manual only, $25, no reservations.
We do not have any motorized chairs or scooters.
For the comfort of all guests, smoking of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or other products that produce a vapor or smoke is allowed only in designated smoking areas.
Yes, we do! Please call the office at 626.969.4750 to see if your item was turned over to us.
We do not have facilities for weddings, birthdays, corporate or private parties.
Yes. There are dozens of nearby hotels, motels, and campgrounds. We do not recommend any hotel over the others. There is no camping at the Faire site or the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area.
The Faire is open rain or shine. No rain checks or refunds are offered.