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The Renaissance Pleasure Faire Returns! – 2023 Season Announcement
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Returns to the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area
Open Saturdays and Sundays April 15th through May 21st, 2023
LOS ANGELES (MARCH 2023) – As the world’s Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire returns for its 61st anniversary season, we celebrate the largest costume party in Los Angeles! Located just ten minutes east of Pasadena. Open Saturdays and Sundays from April 15th through May 21st at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, CA.
Tickets for The Renaissance Pleasure Faire are $42 for adults and $21 for children aged 5-12. Children 4 and under are always free. All children 12 and under are free on Easter Sunday!
In our quest to escape from the realities of the 21st Century in favor of a carefree, inclusive, and colorful visit, jousting knights, saucy wenches, regal ladies, and the Queen’s Court, The Renaissance Pleasure Faire returns! Elizabeth I reigns at her bustling sixteenth-century seaside town where hundreds of costumed performers interact and entertain guests throughout the twenty-three-acre lake-side village. Guests are immersed in the era through music, language, unique entertainers, and one-of-a-kind merchants.
With more than forty performance groups gracing the sixteen stages in the village. Adults, children, and those in between will find plenty to keep them talking for days after their visit.
New this year, we welcome the Accidental Acrobats; the one-woman circus extravaganza: Tiny Girl Big Show; spontaneous songster Randal Piper; aerialist Wings of Whimsy; and magician, the Master of Misdirect. Laugh along with returning favorites like The Washing Well Wenches, Clan Tynker Family Circus, MooNiE! The Magnif’Cent, and experience the fully armored Joust! Find all our entertainers here: https://renfair.com/socal/the-faire/entertainment/
The Faire’s extensive Marketplace features more than 170 artisans offering hand-made wares including a tempting selection of authentic Renaissance and fantasy clothing. Accessorize with eye-catching hats, bags, and exquisite jewelry. Make the look your own with a creative mask or indulge your inner warrior with the perfect set of hand-crafted armor and weaponry. Choose from exotic spices and incense, fine soaps, or unique and beautifully wrought pieces of pottery, sculpture, blown glass, original artwork, and other home and garden décor. https://renfair.com/socal/the-faire/artisans-games-rides/
Be sure to partake of one of our arts and crafts workshops, such as fabric dying, leatherworking, or chainmail, offered for all ages at Queen’s College. https://renfair.com/socal/the-faire/queens-college/
Pub Crawl – Laugh and sing your way through the Faire in a guided tour of four fine pubs where visitors receive one drink at each location! There are two crawls daily: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. The cost is $65 per person, in addition to the regular event admission ticket. Each crawl is limited to 30 participants and tickets are sold online. https://renfair.com/socal/special-events/#pubcrawl
Merrily feast your way through the Faire! Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and omnivore appetites are all appeased with dozens of choices dotted throughout the Faire! Roasted turkey legs – the gigantic icon of the Faire – pair perfectly with an ale or mead. Try Scoops on Tap, -delicious ice cream infused with craft beer! Coffee bars, Spanish and Greek flavors, cupcakes, salads, sorbets and so much more are available every Faire day! https://renfair.com/socal/the-faire/food/
UNIQUE EXPERIENCES FOR ALL AGES
The Guild of St. Cuthberts invites you to partake in a fine English Teatime. A Midsummer Afternoon Tea Party with Willian Shakespeare at 2:00 PM and Tea with the Queen at 4:00 PM. Located in the St. Cuthbert Guild Yard authentic English scones, tea sandwiches, tarts, and tea are served. Admission is $33 for adults and $16.50 for children and includes a commemorative teapot. Reservations are required. https://renfair.com/socal/the-faire/tea-with-the-queen/
SPECIAL THEMED EVENTS
Weekend One: April 15 & 16 – Pirate and Marketplace
Pirate Weekend – Bluebeard, Blackbeard, No Beard? Dress and talk like a pirate on April 15 and 16. Enter our Costume Contest! The winners of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s Pirate Booty will be announced each day.
Marketplace Weekend – Spend $250 or more in our Marketplace and receive 2 tickets to return to the Faire through May 14, 2023. https://renfair.com/socal/special-events/
Weekend Three: April 29 & 30 – RennCon™
RennCon™ is a celebration of cosplay in all its forms. 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 villagers at the biggest costume party in L.A.
Time Traveler Costume Contest – Polish your brass goggles, dust off your time machine, and join us with your finest time-traveling attire! The winners of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s Time Traveler Costume Contest will be announced each day.
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Tickets for The Renaissance Pleasure Faire are $42 for adults and $21 for children aged 5-12. Children 4 and under are always free. Season passes are $225. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at renfair.com. The seven-week Faire is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM until 7 PM April 15th – May 21st at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 Arrow Highway Irwindale, CA. The most expeditious route to the Faire is via I-210. A Vehicle Entry fee of $12 is charged and collected by Los Angeles County. For more information, visit renfair.com.
Renaissance Pleasure Faire Reviews
Where else can you find so much entertainment and excitement in Southern California? The faire is a wonderful event to go to for the weekend and has something to do for everyone in the family. The shows are a delight and the people get really into character. The joust is always a highlight and very exciting. Comedy and entertainment shows are a great way to spend the afternoon. If you’re looking to buy some nice souvenirs there are an immense amount of vendors selling things from honey, pirate garb, sewing material, and jewelry. Of course, no trip would be complete without a nice meal and the amount of good food you can find there is shocking. – Anthony P.
It cannot get any better than the Renaissance Pleasure Faire!!! I have tried all the food- amazing. I’ve tried the Beer- Amazing. Best of all, the kindness, sweet faces, epic costumes, and joyful cheer- Haaazaaaah! God Save The Queen! – Dr. Jessica M.
This fair is fun and it’s great to go to every year. From the food to the shops there is plenty to do, and the events and shows are always entertaining and a true pleasure to watch. – Jessica B.