THEME WEEKENDS 2022

Theme Weekends add an extra layer of fun for our guests. Every weekend celebrates the joy and spirit of the Renaissance and, on the following weekends, we infuse an exciting twist.

Theme Weekend Special Event Pirate Weekend April 16 & 17

April 16 & 17, 2022 – Pirate Weekend

Bluebeard, Blackbeard, No Beard? Dress and talk like a pirate on April 16 and 17!

Pirate Costume Contest
ARR! Sign up at the Guest Services booth at the top of the Food Court before 2:45 p.m. All contestants will gather and toast in the Food Court Area from 3 to 3:30 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 4:15 p.m. each day.

Theme Weekend Special Event RennCon Steampunk Time Traveler Weekend April 30 & May 1

April 30 & May 1, 2022 – 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! Sign up at the Guest Services booth at the top of the Food Court before 2:45 p.m. All contestants will gather in the Food Court Area from 3 to 3:30 p.m. While the Time Travelers discuss the finer points of the timeline, anonymous judging will occur. We’ll close our gathering with a group photo. The winners of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s Time Traveler Costume Contest will be announced at 4:15 p.m. each day.

The MARVELous Heroes and Villains Parade
Come, humble heroes and magnificent overlords! Wave to your adoring fans as you swagger in our Marvelous Heroes and Villains Parade. Meet at the Maybower Stage – time TBA. We’ll parade with appropriate pomp to the Maypole for a group photo!

Are you hosting any other Theme Weekends?

No. We are only hosting two Theme Weekends for the 2022 season: Pirate Weekend and RennCon™. We look forward to the return of other theme weekends (such as Scout Weekend) in future seasons. Thank you for your continued support.

Gnome Hunt sample gnomes at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire theme weekends special events

GNOME HUNT

Those rascally gnomes have again invaded Port Deptford!  They cleverly hide in our shops and guild yards during the daytime, but at night they come out and play mischievous tricks on us. We must find these gnomes so we can stop the mayhem! 

You can help us find them by picking up a list of likely Gnome locations at one of the Guest Services booths.  Then when you find them, have the shop owners make a mark upon your list. 

When you have found enough gnomes, turn in your list to earn a frameable certificate that declares that you are a Gnome Hunter Extraordinaire. This certificate entitles you to a Special Edition Collectible Pewter Gnome Pin from Fellowship Foundry at a deep discount, which is awarded only to successful Gnome Hunters. There is a different pin each season. Start collecting them now!

PUB CRAWL

PLEASE NOTE FOR 2022: With safety as our top priority, The 2022 Renaissance Pleasure Faire will only offer individually packaged beverage options.  Thank you for your understanding. 

Play the best beer game this side of 1599 at Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s legendary Pub Crawl. Join the loud and lusty pub crawl crew, skip long lines as they personally amuse you along the village streets to several fine taverns and public houses. Try not to spill as you jiggle with merriment at the most bodacious songs, jests, jokes, stories, and riddles the shire has to offer. You will visit four pubs that offer a variety of refreshing beverages including gluten-free options.

The Pub Crawl departs at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and costs $65 to party with us. Half of the tickets for each crawl are available online, and half are available for purchase on the day of the crawl (at the Information Booth) on a first-come basis. Pub Crawl tickets purchased online must be redeemed at the Information Booth (inside the front gate) between 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to receive your wristband. You MUST check-in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled Pub Crawl to receive your wristband. No wristband means no Pub Crawl. No refunds.

You may only Crawl once per day!

The Pub Crawl sells out quickly and does not include admission to The Renaissance Pleasure Faire. You will need an admission ticket and a Pub Crawl ticket if you wish to drink with us.

Must be 21 to participate (IDs will be checked for everyone). Children are not permitted on the Pub Crawl (including children in strollers). Please drink responsibly, we like return customers!

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